On November 5th I weighed in at 360 pounds. I started counting down to the big 100 and the week was pretty darn good to me. Let me see if I can summarize it here based on my Facebook posts.
Starting weight: 450 pounds.
11/5- 360 pounds. Set a realistic goal of losing 10 more pounds by December 5th which would be my 6 month mark of eating healthy and being active. Spent the morning at Copper Sky gym. I went to Planet Fitness gym that evening as well.
11/6- 359 pounds. My birthday! Spent the morning in the gym.
11/7- 358 pounds. Had a big day in the gym that morning. Went back for yoga at 6pm.
11/8- 356 pounds. Spent the morning in the gym. Went back for yoga at 7pm.
11/9- 355 pounds. Spent the morning in the gym. Went to the Seahawks game that evening and walked...and walked...and walked...and walked. Pushed 20,000 steps this day.
11/10- 352 pounds. WHOA! All that walking...and walking...and walking paid off. Spent the morning in the gym with Power Flow yoga. ASS KICKER!
I was long overdue for a rest day so I did take a day off on Saturday. I had a massage that morning and a photoshoot that afternoon. So, I was still doing something for my health and spent plenty of time active and on my feet as well.
I was in the gym yesterday and spent three hours there this morning. I'm still hanging out with two pounds to lose to reach that 100 pound milestone. While it would be awesome to be able to post that I've made it, I understand this is just how it goes. Because I've been dealing with some muscle cramping I don't normally have (yes, I mind my electrolytes), I figure I must be making some muscle which is just fine with me.
Sometimes I wonder how much I would have already lost if I weren't also getting stronger in the process. The building of the muscle is what makes it easier and easier to carry myself so I can do more and more. I have lost almost 100 pounds and STILL have a long way to go. That can be daunting but I know if I just keep doing what I'm doing, I'll get there. I don't expect the next 100 to come off in (less than) 6 months. I hope to do the next 100 in a year (or less).
A friend suggested I write about how it feels to be so close to 100 pounds of loss...thanks Ashleigh.
So, how does it feel?
In general, I feel incredible. It often feels empowering and it sometimes feels overwhelming. Sometimes I don't believe it's true. Sometimes I feel lighter and sometimes I don't feel any different at all. So, it can be quite confusing. Our minds can really be quite unfriendly to us at times but mine seems to be getting better and better about not trying to sabotage me. Feelings and facts don't always mesh. The fact is, I'm two pounds from 100 pounds of loss. Regardless of how I feel, THAT IS AMAZEBALLS!
I'll be back when I can say that I've crushed that first 100 pounds!
"Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them." - Jack Canfield.