I never set a goal for time and weight loss. I didn't have the 100lbs/1year goal. 63lbs has been a transformation in itself and I know that I am still working towards a goal weight
One Year:Wow… that really REALLY went fast. Much faster than I thought that it would.
Funnily last night I was watching on TLC, my 6OOlbs life. And although I was not 6OOlbs, I could totally relate in all ways to the experiences of the people on the show. The before: teasing, uncomfortable, how hard everything was, walking, stairs, moving around, getting in and out of my car... crazy. The surgery and after eating: struggles, image, food, water, life.
In fact it was a great reflection on my behaviors and how I could be doing better and more for myself. I echo their sentiment – this was the best thing that I ever did for myself. I still struggle with head-hunger and behavior problems and food choices, but I keep on working on it and that is the key.
I cannot believe some of the changes that have been made. A serious transformation in a year. Yesterday I was wearing a dress from Old Navy (XL) and it was slightly too large for me. Mind Blown! I wouldn’t have been able to squeeze into a XXL in OldN a year ago. There were a LOT of things that I couldn’t do last year…..
Here is my weight chart for the year. I took the 1st, 15th and last day of each month ad made a shortened version of my tracking. It shows my progress pretty well.
I have a new pair of sandals that have an outside ankle side buckle. I keep trying to do it up with one hand because "before" I wasn’t able to actually bend over and get both hands to the outside of my ankle. Not a problem anymore. It was so strange to be able to jut bend over and reach the buckle with both hands. Last night, just for a test, I tried to see if I could bend over and get my palms on the floor (like I could in university) and I could. Awesome! I’ve been taking pictures of my face lately at the office because I literally don’t recognize myself. I stare at the photos and look at this “strangers” face.
So many positive changes - SO many that I don’t even have time to write about them all today. But this is going to be a great day of reflection and recommitment to my process of change, and to embrace it even more.
I'll have to do some pictures tonight and get a compairson journey up on here... This anniversary really snuck up on me.
Happy Anniversary to me! I can’t wait to see what the next year brings for my weight loss journey.