Past the Halfway Mark
I did it! I did it!
Last night was just a one pound loss for the week, but it meant I hit my midway goal of 50 pounds total weight loss since I started this journey in March. 50 pounds in 8-1/2 months. Wow. I have amazed myself.
Sometimes when you’re changing your lifestyle, things change so slowly that you don’t really realize that anything is different. I know that I’ve shrunk because I’m into a different size of pants (down two sizes) but sometimes I see myself in photos and I still see myself as I was.
Recently, when going through my sewing room I came across something that put it in perspective for me. I found some measurements I took of myself nearly two years ago. I compared them to measurements taken a couple weeks ago and I have lost SEVEN inches off my hips and another SEVEN inches off my waist. How incredibly cool is that?
And to top it off, hitting this goal just before Thanksgiving is going to make it so much easier for me to stay on plan during the holiday gorge-fest.
Weight Watchers has changed my life, and I think that’s because I changed my attitude. I knew my way was not working, so I let go and followed directions completely, not just halfway. I also look at this not as a diet, because they don’t last, but as a way to live healthy, and learn to eat normally. My ultimate goal is to be a healthy weight, to be able to be active around my family and little grandchildren, and to feel great in clothes that I work so hard to make. My fibromyalgia will always be there, as will my lower back degenerative disc disease, but with healthy eating and moderate activity, I can minimize those ailments and not let them cripple me.
Have I mentioned how much I love Weight Watchers?
(I promise to post some new pictures of me soon!)