It has been 110 days since I committed to changing and saving my life. I have a lost a total of 71 pounds...SO FAR! Shed!? I haven't lost them. I don't want to find them, nor do I want them back. I am 71 pounds lighter and a whole lot healthier. I still have a long way to go but it gets a little easier each day to get up and get moving. I have yet to hit a plateau. I know it's out there somewhere and I fear it...but I'm going to keep on trucking at this rate for as long as I can. I sure hope that plateau is after 100 pounds of loss somewhere so I can see that achievement before I have to change up my routine.
Some lows before starting this new WOL (way of life):
Feeling like a T-Rex when it came to personal care. When you can't reach to shave your legs, cut your own toenails, tie your own shoes, etc. IT IS DEPRESSING!
What am I talking about? Tying shoes? I wear Crocs. Why? Because it's all I can comfortably wear. My feet and ankles had become so swollen that real shoes haven't been an option.
While we were in Cabo on our Happy Hour Booze Cruise, the poor little gal in charge of photographing the passengers and selling them an overpriced disc of all the photos tried to take my picture. I snapped at her, "DO NOT TAKE MY PICTURE! I WON'T BUY ANYTHING THAT HAS ME ON IT! Take pictures of my kids and I might look at it." I've always been the photogenic, can't catch me off guard type of subject. I felt so horrible afterwards...for her and me.
I took a picture of Alan and I at the luau in February in Kauai and immediately said, "I look gross!" I didn't even feel fat but pretty in the face anymore. I just felt fat and ugly. GAH!
I'm sure there are more lows but this is more depressing than I thought it would be.
SO WOOHOOOO! I've shed 71 pounds! That's much better.
If you are miserable like I have been...please know that you can change it no matter how impossible it seems. BABY STEPS if you have to!
If there is someone in your life bringing you down or trying to convince you that you can't succeed...find a way to shut them up. Even if that person is you. YOU CAN DO IT! Don't let anyone...or yourself...tell you otherwise.
"When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe then you will be successful."-Eric Thomas