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As of today, I have lost 23 pounds since I started my weight loss journey last year. Eleven of those pounds since January 1st. Three just in the past week. And I must say that there is a "feeling" that goes with losing weight. I actually "feel" lighter, more energetic, and just plain better. There is a sense of accomplishment in this feeling. And I'm loving it!
So, what is different now? Well, I'm exercising more. I usually get in anywhere between 45 minutes to two hours of exercise in during any given day. The latter on the weekends. I'm doing everything from Zumba to circuit training to just plain old fashioned walking. And I'm loving it! I have an XBox 360 with Kinect, and the only games I own are Zumba Rush, Zumba Core, and Biggest Loser Ultimate. All three I highly recommend!
And, with it being the Lenten season, I gave up fast food and diet coke this year. Okay, I've given up all soda. And as of March 2nd, I am happy to report that I've not backed off my choice to give these up. No cheats or anything. And I have to say that I feel better for it. And I'm loving it!
My whole relationship with food has changed. Instead of grabbing something from the golden arches, I am now known to down a whole bag of Green Giant Steamers for dinner. I'm keeping Kellogg's in the black with my breakfast (and sometimes dinner choices). I've taken to eating only half sandwiches and a healthy side for lunch. Yogurt is my new best friend. And, I've discovered One A Day Vitacraves.
This is the healthiest I've been in a long time. I used to get sinus infections every couple of weeks, and since having the flu at the beginning of the year, I've barely had issues with allergies, let alone any of the other bugs I've tried to catch in the past.
My mental health is also thriving! I have been happier and more optimistic than I have in the past. I've only had a little problem with getting enough sleep, but I think that has more to do with the FDA's decision on women and sleep aids. (Another blog for another time) My whole outlook on life is a lot different than it has been in the past.
For the first time in more than a year, I am wearing Misses sized clothing rather than Plus sized clothing. In fact, I really only have 2 pair of jeans I can wear now. Clothes fit better. I'm more confident in my own skin. There is a bit of a spring in my step now! And I'm loving it!
Yes, I know I've said "I'm loving it" several times, but that is on purpose. And, with purpose! I really am loving it!