- Carving new holes in old belts
- Pants falling down
- The ‘Baggy’ look
- Comments from wonderful people I haven’t seen in a while (‘You’ve lost weight, haven’t you?!’)
- Passing the halfway mark in a 55-lb weight loss journey
- I’ve lost over 1.5 times my baby Joy’s weight
- Regret at having tossed some old (smaller) clothes in frustration (though they were given to a family in need, so it’s really OK)
- Figuring the cost of a new wardrobe
- Being less hesitant before sitting on a fragile-looking bench or chair
- Wondering ‘so what’s all this fat still doing here?’
- Better gas mileage 🙂
- One less chin
- The thrill of only having 20 more to go!
Actually, this morning the scale told me just shy of 220, so it’s 219, but I’m calling it 220 for now. Look out 215! I’m coming at ya!
We just came back from a trip to the NC mountains at a friend’s cabin. The leaves were great, the weather perfect, and the food, plentiful. Thankfully, I left over a good portion at each meal, and managed to lose a little, as opposed to gaining any weight this trip.
I’ve found that one of the biggest, most profound hurdles for me, was to stay the course, especially on trips, special occasions, and holidays. Now, I have Thanksgiving and Christmas staring me in the face. While I won’t have made my goal to have it all lost by December 1st, I am well on my way. 20 to go, and these holidays can just come and give me their best shot! I’m not backing down! Coming from a family where getting together is ALL about the food (and lots of it), it’ll be a challenge, but one I am ready for.
If you are in a similar situation, or want to be, just remember that it’s all in your head. There’s nothing really physical about it. Once you have your mind made up, nothing can stop you! An occasional mistake (like today I had a Triple Lindy at Moes Southwest – my favorite!) should not stop you, or even let you down. Just get right back on the horse, and ride on into the sunset.
And losing that weight will make your horse feel better, too. Good luck!