It's been another great week so far!
I went to the clinic where I keep track of diabetes and weight and hopped on the scale. Not only did I not gain anything (which I'm glad!) but I lost a pound. Yay!!
53 pounds down, even with Thanksgiving feasting!
So, I'm back on track now, with soups and fruits and veggies and lots of exercise. I'm shooting for at least 2 miles a day power walking with dvd, if not more. In the coming week I believe I have a walking buddy to go out and walk around the town here once or twice a week as well!
We also took updated pictures to document. The below pic in the orange/black is current, with clothing mentioned in the last post that I received and has been a blessing! I'm enjoying the yoga pants feeling!
This is a size 22/24. I was bigger than this in high school! At this point in time, hubby can feel my ribs on either side. Can you believe that--at this weight/size?? There's still a long ways to go, but made it a long ways too! This week I tried on (and purchased) a size 18/20 top and it fits! I was *very* happy! I haven't seen that size in YEARS!
Here's the "before" pic at a 32 top and 34/36 bottom and 53 pounds heavier:
For what it's worth, I'm not doing the pictures for vanity. I absolutely hate taking my own picture, and am embarrassed by what I look like in them. I'm quite content hiding behind the camera. But, if this helps anyone out there find the encouragement they need to jump on board and work on getting healthier and losing extra weight and size if needed, then I'll keep on doing this.
Thank you all so much for your encouragement! It means a lot to me--much more than you think!
During previous weight loss endeavors, I never had the cheerleaders, but instead the pessimists reminding me that I can't do it, that every time before had failed. That's the last thing an obese person needs!!
I hope you all are having a great week! If you're following along and doing your own challenge, how are you doing?
Lots of hugs from southern Kansas!!
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