Wednesday, April 21, 2010

LOST: 10 lbs. If you find it, please discard.

04/21/10

286.0 lbs

I held my breath and got on the scale twice this morning. 

I've lost 10 lbs since picking up this whole exercise thing!  It's been a lot slower than I would have liked.  On March 23 (and even before I started blogging again to be honest) I had hit 296.+ lbs.  That's horrible.  I don't ever want to have to say that or think that or write that again.  Ever. 

It's been a month.  A month of walking up hills, facing fears, working out with friends, hating those friends, loving them again, trying to watch my food intake, really watching my food intake, getting up at ungodly hours to exercise in the mornings, exercising at night, taking mini-walk breaks at lunch, buying new foreign things, joining a gym, and finally, me actually making me do all these things. 

This is a milestone. And I'm happy to celebrate it.

I'm loving the morning time even though I despise actually having to wake up to expeirence it.  I am loving the feeling of wanting to wretch after a workout like I did last night on the circuit weight machines.  I love that I've increased the weight resistance (almost doubled!) becuase where I began isn't enough anymore.  I don't care about looking a fool in HHH class, although, it's still hard to walk in there even now.  This past month has seen a lot of changes.  W00T!

I have had an accountability partner which has made a world of difference.  I truly would not have gone this far if it hadn't been for that precious little BB and her upcoming Nuptials. 


I'm going to write her a thank you note.  I wonder how many calories are burned with old fashioned writing.


-jafg



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5 comments:

Tricia said...

congrats!

Amanda said...

Congrats -- that is AWESOME!!!

indiana.girl said...

Awesomeness!

Leslie Limon said...

Congratulations! That is truly awesome.

I too am bigger than I've ever been and finally doing something about it. Your story is so very inspiring and motivating that I'm adding it to my blog roll.

Love to have you stop by http://thef-worddiaries.blogspot.com/

dogsmom said...

10 pounds is a big deal - whether it is the first ten or the last ten, and every 10 inbetween.