Monday, May 24, 2010

Just the Beginning


Last Saturday, I weighed myself and discovered that I lost 1 pound.
I am officially in the 120's.
I haven't seen the scale do that for 6 years.
I really can't believe it.
I can't believe that I've lost over 30 pounds.
Once in a while I ask myself how it happened.
Of course I know how it happened.
I think one of my biggest tricks is that I don't think too much about how much work it's going to be.
And that's exactly what it has been.
It has been a lot of work.
However, it's only the beginning, right?
I have less than 10 pounds to lose, and I'll get there hopefully sooner rather than later.
The real issue is keeping it off.
There's no "wonder formula" as far as maintenance is concerned.
I know it'll take
activity
and
clean eating.
These are the things that are getting me there,
and these are the things that CAN keep me there.

I saw my doctor on Friday to get my test results.
I'm happy to say that all of the basic workup was great!
Cholesterol- pretty low
Sugar- normal
Liver- perfect

The doctor is weaning me off 2 of my medications and took me off Crestor.
I'm sooo glad! I don't want to be on meds for the rest of my life.
That's one of the reasons why I started this weight loss journey.

I hope you're finding some successes in your journeys too.
Here are some small ones that I've noticed.
I don't get "side stitches" when I run.
My upper body feels stronger.
There's less "back fat" back there. You know, where the straps of your bra "hugs" your back. LOL.

Have a great week, and I'll see you all here tomorrow.


7 comments:

LeeLee said...

Congratulations on all of your success, entering the 120's, better health results, feeling stronger, losing back fat lol!!! You are doing GREAT!!!! I wish you continued success! Keep it up!

MissHaneefa said...

Congratulations! Amazing work! I am so proud of you.

Lucille Roberts said...

one pound is better then no pounds. Your almost there, keep up the hard work.

Jennifer said...

Congrats to you on your success! You are doing so great! I have taken up some jogging myself lately and find that I really do like it. My high weight was much higher than yours but now that I am down into the 170's and exercising I am finding I can do more. I can jog more and not be so out of breath that I need to sit down. What a great feeling! This is a huge step for me and you running as much as you do is an inspiration to me to condition myself to go further. Thanks! And keep up the good work.

Jennifer

Chess said...

Way to go, M! I'm just a blog surfer, but I happen to be getting into shape as well, so reading about hard workers like you is an inspiration! Keep up the great work!

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Alysha said...

120's is such an amazing thing!! i'm so happy for you girl! keep up the amazing work and keep on going. I can't wait to be able to say the same that i as well am in the 120's sadly i have 45.5 lbs left to go but i'm closer now then i have been in years!. Thanks for inspiring!