Wednesday, May 02, 2007
I started Nutrisystem last January with a goal of losing 142.5lbs which would have me weighing 180. It was a HUGE-MONGOUS, insurmountable mountain that I thought I could never climb. Well, as of today I've reached the top of my mountain! I weighed 251 this morning for a total of 71.5lbs lost -- I'M HALF WAY THERE!! I'm standing at the top and it's all downhill from here...but in a good way. By no means am I implying that it's going to be easy going from here on out -- on the contrary, it presents many new challenges. Yes, I've changed enough to where I understand the need for and don't dread working out regularly. I'm able to go out to restaurants and family celebrations and still watch my eating (not perfectly, but definitely in control). However, since everyone's been soo supportive and encouraging and full of compliments about my success up to this point, it's hard not to get complacent. I'm the smallest I've ever been as an adult and I weigh only 14lbs more than I did when I was 11 years old and weighed in for fat camp. I have to keep going, I have to keep finding new workouts, not get lazy; my worst temptation now is not food, but contentment. Yes, I now wear a size 18 shirt and 20 pants. Yes, I can go pretty much anywhere and not worry that I won't be able to fit in the seats. If I got on a plane, I might not even have to ask for a seatbelt extender...but there is still soooo much work to do. It's taken me 16 months to lose half of what I need to. Obviously, to be ultimately successful I must commit for the long haul...like, forever, dude! No matter what, I'm not going backwards! I going down the mountain and I'm going to reach goal.
Congratulations to my sister, Marilyn, for accomplishing such a wonderful goal. She just graduated from Florida A&M University Law School. We're all very proud. And I just love my new blue dress bought especially for the occasion (it's an 18/20!!!) For more pictures click here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8024787@N05/sets/72157600159004934/show/