Reason to Celebrate Today! Woo hoo!

I was meeting my niece this morning for a Zumba class (her first) and not only did my niece sleep in but no instructor showed.  With the way I’ve been reacting to stress lately, I would have expected to have let it colour my day in a negative way.  But I decided to try to beat my former 5K record of 48 minutes and I totally SMASHED it with a time of 44:52.  Pretty respectable, considering just 2 years ago I weighed well over 300 lbs and just walking was difficult.

Also jogged more than ever in one exercise session with a total jogging time of 18 minutes with never more than a minute or two of walking between jogging intervals of either 1 or 2 minutes.  I am pleased!

And a sweaty selfie to celebrate.  Woot!



Happy with weigh in today!

I know that I said yesterday I wasn’t going to weigh in for a few days to let my body settle down from the food poisoning, but I changed my mind.  I’m thrilled to find myself 2.4 pounds LESS than I was in the weigh in a week before Vegas bringing my total loss this journey to 102.6 pounds.  This makes me happy, although obviously, I would have preferred NOT to have experienced food poisoning.  This brings me only 10.5 from where I’m really looking forward to getting to….ONEDERLAND!

New gym membership card. :-)

New gym membership card.  :-)

I walked into the gym this afternoon to work out and chatted with the lady at the front desk for a few minutes. She worked briefly at the school I work at so we caught up for a bit. Then she told me it was time for an update to my picture on my membership. I knew there would be a difference, but seeing the 2 pictures together makes me crazy happy. It’s a good day. 🙂


So close!

I have a confession to make.  I am an obsessive scale watcher.


While I don’t define myself or my day based on the results, I like to keep close tabs on what is going on with my body.   Changes in exercise or sodium intake can show up and I like to know what is going on.  Especially when I’m close to a milestone or have a short term goal on the go, I get on and off that scale a lot.

It’s been interesting watching the before bed vs first thing in the morning weigh in.  Throughout most of my weight loss the difference was anywhere between 3-5 pounds from bedtime to morning.  And yes, I weigh in almost naked (just underwear) so as to have my clothing or pj’s not impact the number.

So last night when I did my usual before bed weigh in, I was almost giddy as the scale showed me only 1.8 pounds away from my goal of losing 100 pounds.  I was sure I would hit it this morning (a whole week earlier than the goal I set for myself).  Woke up at the crack of dawn this morning and got on the scale.  SO CLOSE!  I’m .4 of a pound away from hitting that milestone.  I have to admit to at first being disappointed, but then I remembered the big picture.  99.6 pounds lost is a huge amount of weight and I know if I’m going to keep the obsessive weigh in habit up, I need to keep that in mind.

Let’s hope it happens tomorrow.  🙂

Had a moment today…

I had quite the moment today.  With Vegas only 8 days away, I decided to stop by Penningtons which is the plus sized clothing store that 90% of my wardrobe has come from since I started going there.  With the 98 lbs lost so far, obviously, I’ve been aware that I’m shrinking and my entire wardrobe has been removed and I’ve slowly been replacing with smaller sizes, mostly from Penningtons (but in smaller sizes) and some from Value Village as I don’t want to stay in this size long.

So I figured I would look and see what they  had on clearance and maybe get a cute dress or something for Vegas.  I found some great deals including a clearance dress and top.  Took their smallest sizes and went into the change room, fully prepared to get a size up if needed.  But no.  Both items were way to BIG!

This seems so common sense, I’m sure.  Weight loss leads to smaller sizes.  Duh.  But I’m having trouble wrapping my head around it.  The idea of buying clothes in any old store is just so foreign to me.  Yikes!

On a mission