Hey guys! See? It didn't take a month this time! I have a couple of big milestones to reveal too.
But first, a small recap: I started my journey with the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans on January 1st, 2014. I was desperate because my weight had creeped up so much, I was worried it wouldn't stop. (I was 191.2 at the time)
I stopped drinking soda and cut way back on my candy consumption. It wasn't perfect, and if you want to read about it, skim to the past blog posts. Changes happened slowly, and I wasn't 100% commited like I should have been. But! Slowly I did lose some weight.
Then Easter happened. I ate way to much, made myself feel sick, and gained 5 lbs. Seriously? Over 4 months of work almost destroyed by one day? So I redoubled my efforts, cut the candy almost completely, started walking at work and lost the 5 lbs plus a little more. But I still wasn't happy.
So, May 19th, I started a low carb/high fat diet. I figured I would give it 3 weeks, and see how I liked it. I'd only lost 10 lbs in 5 and a half months doing it my way, so we would see what happened.
After 3 weeks I lost 6 lbs! It's slower than some on the diet, but dammit, it's over half of what I lost in 5 months. I was hooked. Then, I don't know what came over me, but I cheated just a little bit... then a little bit more. Never enough to really do damage, but enough to stall my weight loss.
So I quit cheating. I lose weight slowly already, I don't need to be working against myself too. It's been 7 weeks now, and I'm proud of my progress.
Now for my milestones!
First, I have officially lost a little more than 20 lbs since the first of the year!! Maybe if I hadn't dicked around those first 5 months, I would have lost more, but I'm extremely happy! I couldn't have done it without my lovely ladies cheering me on either! You know who you are ;)
Second, I've lost about 15 inches all over my body since Easter! I can't even believe it! That's a lot of area to lose!!
Third, as of today (which is why I waited to post this), I am in the 160's!!! I weighed this morning and saw 169.8! I haven't been in the 160's in over 10 years, after I had my daughter and my weight slowly went up. I'm so excited!!!
And finally, but I think most importantly, I SEE the changes in myself. It's been a long road, but it's so worth it. I can't wait to see where I end up from here!
Thanks so much guys, for all of your support! I love you all, you are truly my sisters!!