Friday, April 17, 2009
Shall I speak of the weight loss?? (out loud)
Okay so I have been on a quest, a quest to find me. With the new year brought new changes. I won't go into the reason I piled on my protective barrier of fat but I will talk about it coming off. In December I weighed 196 pounds!!!!!!!! I could the heaviness my excess skin and fat put on my body and I felt trapped. My wonderful husband and I started on a journey that month. We changed our lives and then our bodies followed! This is the first month it has been easy....it is true what they say that habits are hard to break. We changed our life style completely and we both have been on a losing streak---weight loss losing streak. My weight got down to 178 pounds and then to kick up the routine I joined Weight Watchers. I am now at 160 pounds and my goal is 135 pounds. This Saturday I will run my first 5K for Cancer and I am so excited. I now view exercise as "my time" and as my meditation. I run a 5k loop on the treadmill, lift weights and the elliptical glider- 5 day a week! I write down everything I eat and do a LOT of positive affirmations.(I even lost during Easter weekend and I ate some chocolate!) I am trying to remove the little mean things I have said to myself over the past years but there are so many I was not even aware of. I believe you are what you think.....change your thinking and you change yourself! I eat everything I want just in moderation and have found I really love vegetables and fresh fruit. We do not eat a lot of meat anymore and we both have so much more energy. The kids haven't complained and are eating much more healthy then they ever had. For me losing weight has been life altering and empowering. My love affair with life has only gotten louder!