This post is totally NOT stitching related (you’ve been warned…)
Tonight it's been officially a year since I started what I hope to be a life change. By changing not only certain ways I was thinking but also other choices the overall plan is to address the weight issue that has plagued me for as long as I can remember. The biggest step in this was joining Weight Watchers, and have been using their on line system and of course the gym.
Here's a picture of me from August 2008:
And here is one from this August:
Yup, that's about 70 pounds less of me.
I'll admit I went on maintenance for part of the summer, I wanted to see for myself that I could keep off what I had lost. I've fallen into that trap before, lose then real life makes you gain it back. I feel that I can maintain what I've done. I'm about ready to start up again, right after I pick a final goal weight. The huge change is for the first time in about nineteen years I am no longer obese but "merely" overweight. Yes, there was a happy dance over that one.
I'm also happy to say that all the "fitness" goals I had have been met. Walking Curl Road in under an hour, doing 50 sit ups all at once and walking from Dominion station to home. It's not a lot but last year I didn't think I'd do it all.
One last thing: no one does something like this alone –
So I want to thank the girls at work for their support – and encouraging me when I didn't want to go to the gym
The parents (do I need to say why??)
And most importantly:
Dani for being my cheerleader, for helping me figure out what to eat, for being my personal shopper, for all the encouragement when I couldn't see the change and all the other things I’m too lazy to type out….I couldn't have made it this far without you (as always)