Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The worst is over

The holidays are over and I survived; I even went "off" the diet for almost 3 days by not taking my protein supplements for 3 days, just ate healthy meals and snacks, and I managed to still lose a half pound over Christmas;( since last week); that's a win in my book! I was so excited that I'm sure that anyone listening today would have thought I'd lost 10 pounds instead of just a half pound....I believe I'm still sitting at about 28 pounds gone...had a little bit of fluid retention at the weigh in before last, but I'd still lost more fat.
I'm still going to the gym 3 times a week; I sure feel better and have more energy, can see muscle where there was just fat before...it's so remarkable....even my arms.....maybe I won't flap in the wind this next summer...hey.....I'll be able to wear sleeveless blouses and not be so self conscious about it. I feel so incredibly lucky to have been chosen for this gift....I have been given a second chance at life and I promise to take care of my body this time around.
I did buy those size 12 jeans after all.....from a 16 down to a size 12.....in 12 weeks. OMG!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Christmas Miracle

I tried on some jeans today at the store.......SIZE 12's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I almost bought them, but decided to wait......with 42 pounds to go, I don't want to have an assortment of sizes in the closet. I'll just get a belt. WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Friday, December 19, 2008

There really is a Santa Claus!

There must be....has to be......to have given me this most wonderful gift. To have lost a couple ounces short of 28 pounds is the greatest gift I could have ever asked for. It's been 12 weeks....almost 2 jean sizes already. My husband said I need new jeans...these are so loose; I don't want to waste the money yet on that since I still have a ways to go, but maybe the next 5-10 pounds will warrant a new pair to get me thru til the end.....and a belt! My will power and discipline is getting me thru the holidays......not a single treat so far...I did lick a spoon once without even thinking about it.....was making pumpkin bread for the neighbors.
Christmas eve is our family get-together and I feel confident about it...we're having goodies, but also healthy goodies and if I have a treat, I'll make sure it's a small one and savor it. I haven't felt deprived, neglected.....the outcome will far out-weigh any "giving up" of cookies and carbs. Those will be long gone and I'll still have my health.....and my new shape!
I still thank my lucky stars for the Fountain of Youth gang, their help and support! I could not do this without them. Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Now that's what I'm talkin' about

Week 11 is history and another one pound gone this week. 24 pounds maybe doesn't sound like a lot to some folks, but it has made a huge difference in how I feel and look. Every single day now, someone comments on my weight loss.....my husband said with his weight loss too, that we wonder what in the heck people were thinking when we were at our heaviest?? Gosh! Did we look THAT BAD?
I do feel awesome.....the 4 protein "meals" a day is now second nature and they are still delicious and satisfying. I have dinner with my husband and 6 year old grandson each evening and no one complains...we have not missed the potatoes or lots of bread and definitely not the sugar. We have come a long way and I feel the "worst" is behind us...it is truely life-changing baby steps that we've made and the future looks bright. We're looking forward to bike riding this summer and they are happy that it won't be "oh, let's stop a minute and let Gramma catch up"....I will even be able to wear those cute bike shorts!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Still going.....

Since my last weigh in 9 days ago, I did post a loss of almost 3 pounds for a total of 23 pounds up to now week 10. I thank the scale goddess for that one.....since I injured my back and haven't been to the gym for 7 days, I was nervous. But I did lose and after my weigh in, I did head back to the gym just for cardio today and my back felt ok. So, I may restart the weights later this weekend or early next week. It still hurts, but at least it's not any worse. My husband has been cleared now for exercise since his hip replacement 7 weeks ago, so it will be nice to have a partner in "sweat". He's lost weight this year too; 40 pounds since February. I'm still playing catch up, but we both already see such a difference in ourselves, and our clothes, that it has been so rewarding. Only 47 more pounds to go for me!!