The Big Night


As I first mentioned in my blog the reason I decided to begin this weight loss journey was because I wanted to lose weight by my niece’s wedding day.  Well the night we had all been waiting for was on Friday followed by a big weekend of non stop fun and by the wedding I lost 17 lbs.  Now I hadn’t reached my goal but I did feel amazing that I was 17 lbs lighter on that day.  I was able to fit in a size 8 dress, I was able to wear some high heals and not feel like the fat lady in the circus.  I danced all night and did not go into Cardiac Arrest from having all that extra weight on my 5’2″ body and all was good.  I still am a little more than half way to my goal but now is the real test.  Without a specific goal am I still going to face each day with the determination to stick to my program.  After a weekend of wedding festivities, including brunch and going to a concert and everything in between.  I woke up Monday morning and was determined to go right back on my program to continue my weight loss and I did.  So now my goal is to lose at least 17 more pounds so I can be ready for ski season, which will help with my stamina, and maybe I won’t quite look like the Michelin Tire Man in my ski clothes.  Who knows, I might have to even buy myself a new ski outfit by ski season.  My reward if I reach my goal.

Bye Bye 5 More Pounds

image  As of this morning I have officially lost a total of 15 pounds since I started this journey July 1st.  I am so proud of myself.  I have stuck to my program even when I was in situations where I could easily have cheated.  Of course I can tell, my husband definitely can tell and the real test was going to be from my hawk eye sister and she turned out to be my biggest cheerleader.  I haven’t seen her in about a month and we saw each other over the weekend and she was so excited for me.  Her reaction was “you look like a different person”.  Ok, that is a bit much for only 15 pounds but like I said, she has a very critical eye.  I guess 15 pounds is a lot on a short person.  Her excitement was really encouraging.  I was feeling like I should have lost more by now but she helped me keep things in perspective.  Any weight loss is a huge accomplishment.  Yay for me! 😊