To recap, I started this journey June 5th of this year at 450 pounds. In six and a half months I have lost 114 pounds, so I currently weigh 336. Naturally, I'm looking forward to leaving three hundred plus pounds behind and hitting 299. Along the WEIGH, (punny, I know), I will celebrate....
Back in 2006 I took a promotion with Olan Mills and relocated from Tucson to the Phoenix area. I continued to gain weight and became more and more uncomfortable....physically and emotionally. I went to a weight loss clinic for help and weighed in at 319 pounds. I hadn't been on a scale in some time and it was the first time I had confirmation that I had exceeded the 300 pound mark. GAH! I was sent home with a prescription for Phentermine and some general words of wisdom about eating healthy. Like, "Eat healthy, eat low fat, eat low calories, don't binge." Looking back, I know now, that this really wasn't any help at all. But, my experience with Phentermine is a whole other can of worms. Perhaps I'll write about it sometime.
So, the last time I weighed less than 319 pounds was in 2006. WOW! I'm currently 18 pounds away from weighing less than I have in over 10 years. I can't say for certain when I exceeded 300 pounds. I know some weights related to my pregnancies through the years prior. I look forward to smashing them as well.
Small achievable goals help remind me that THIS IS WORKING. My hard work is paying off. I am not sacrificing. Sure, I've given up a lot of garbage, but I don't miss it. THIS FEELS SO MUCH BETTER!
318 here I come!
"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out." - Robert Collier