So I've been on a plateau for a few weeks and it's been a little discouraging so I decided it was time to be POSITIVE!!
I wanted to share some exciting things that have happened for me.
First off, I've lost 50 lbs! I have less than 100 lbs to lose now!! (I am not sure if I want to be 125 or 115 when I am done- 115 would be the lowest I think). My clothes are falling off, I have people give me a double take (some not even recognize me) and finally other people are seeing the difference- so discouraging when you've lost a lot and no one sees it.
Second, and most exciting for me, is that I've started running. I have been running 2 miles a couple of days a week, and am increasing that. I would NEVER have even DREAMED of doing that before. EVER. I've never been a runner! But I think it's safe to say I AM now!! Dream big, you guys!
I am nearing Onderland- I only have 12 lbs to lose to be under 200 lbs. I started at 263 lbs and wondered when I would hit 300 but luckily the lightbulb went off and here I am now! I have not been this small in a LOONNGG time!
I can feel my body shrinking. I often put my hands on my waist and am amazed at the lack of tummy. I have a lap now for pete's sake! The remaining tummy even looks like it is going to tighten up nicely. I am sure I will have a little loose skin but it's not going to be like I expected- YAY!
I can BREATHE at night SO much better. I used to have to prop my head up in a special way to even be able to breathe. Not anymore! I can sleep in nearly any position and breathe fine. My boobies don't choke me anymore.
Though I am happily married, it's still nice to see more looks my way. People treat me differently even just after 50 lbs of weight loss. It's nice to be treated like a human being.
Yes I still have close to 100 lbs to lose, but I have come a long way and I needed to recognize that today. This plateau is mentally a challenge for me as I've been losing very consistently for 5 months, but I can do it.
Thanks for reading