I haven’t given any updates about my weight loss journey on here in quite awhile. If you follow any of my social media sites you know it has been an everyday part of my life now. I’m currently down 26 pounds. In just four pounds I will be at my half way point. If you wanna know a secret- I never thought I’d get here.
I always had excuses. Always. Some of them I even believed. Then it hit me. Like *really* hit me. I was staring at myself in the mirror and I was just completely disgusted with where I had ended up. I grabbed my phone and snapped a picture of the number on the scale and swore that I would never see that number on the scale. Ever. I said no more tomorrow and swore I’d lose some serious weight. When I realized how heavy I had become I was really frustrated seeing how big of a number I had to lose and felt intimidated. I took that moment to forget about the end number and just think 10 pounds. Then 20, then 25. Now I’m aiming for 30. Wanna know another secret? I think at 30 pounds I’ll finally spill my numbers. I know I should share them but I’m truthfully just embarrassed and ashamed I let myself go so much.
I have been taking photos from the start which is good because I never measured and while I keep saying I will I still haven’t! I will, eventually. These were taken on the 1st of the months:
Here I am yesterday. I just cut a lot of my hair off. I wasn’t ready to part with long hair so I just got rid of the super long hair.
It was just too long and Hubby had been trying to get me to chop it off. He is one of the only guys to like short hair instead. In reality it had become too long for me too. Rolling over in bed was like strangling yourself.
Overall I chopped almost 9 inches off. It feels great and was so nice when I went running last night! I’m glad I did it but I’m also glad I didn’t go any shorter. This is my natural color as I haven’t died my hair in over 10 years.
I also was able to pick up my new glasses today too! Like them? Part of getting fit for me is also getting healthy. I’ve neglected a lot of my personal care as far as Dr. appointments and I’ve been visiting everyone and getting all caught up. I still have to go see my regular Dr. and schedule a physical. I have no clue where I stand on things like cholesterol or things like that. I am glad that they will see I’ve already made life changes by the time I do.
I’ve been doing Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred for the past few months. I don’t do it daily but I try for at least 3x a week and I aim for hitting my bike trails to run/walk or ride my bike 4x a week. I’ve cut down my portions and trying to eat better but I’m not going drastic. I still love ice cream & french fries. I’ve also used the app RunKeeper which is my favorite app and I track everything in it. It also syncs with my playlists on iTunes so I can use it while listening to my music. I’m averaging a 14 minute mile. I know it’s not good but for me that is great!
I hope to see you when I hit my halfway goal- sooner, rather then later!