Yes, that’s right! I am now closer to the 100s than the 300s! (Yikes, saying it like that makes me realize exactly how far I’d let myself go.) Since Christmas Eve, when I weighed in at 270 at Weight Watchers, I’ve dropped 22 pounds and currently weigh 248.
I can do this! Even better–I AM doing this!
For at least five years, I’ve been in a size 20 or 22 pants and 18/20 tops. This weekend, I slid on size 20 jeans at the store and they fell off! The 18s fit perfectly and the 16s were tight, but zipped and buttoned! That was simply amazing. I may or may not have been fighting back happy tears in the dressing room.
I also continue to be amazed by my support systems. Jon has been eating healthily at home with me. Our fridge is in danger of bursting from all of the fruit and veggies inside it. He also got me a certificate for a massage so I can soothe these aching muscles. Love him!
My friend Kristen is also wonderful (must be the name!). She hosted a girls’ day at her house and offered all healthy snacks, so I was able to eat every single thing that everyone else was. You have no idea how rare that is these days, so I was so touched that she did that for me. We scrapbooked that day and it was amazing to look at past photos and see how my weight has fluctuated up and down. It also helped me to see exactly how much weight I’ve lost from my very high (35 pounds!) and how different I really look from that time. Thanks to KZG for a great day! Love her!
And then…the owners of “our” restaurant, Riccardo’s in Schaumburg, saw me in the paper and reached out to me via Facebook. They offered to prepare me a special healthy meal at no charge in the restaurant! How sweet is that?! Jon and I have been dying to go there, and I was disappointed that I couldn’t take him there for his birthday in a few weeks. Now we can go, and I don’t have to worry about the scale! LOVE them!
On a slightly less positive note, week 5 begins what I like to call EIGHT WEEKS OF HELL. In other words, our diet just got waayy more restrictive (who knew that was possible?!) and our workouts have ramped the heck up. I am now supposed to do two 45-minute workouts EACH DAY.