100 By Year End October 24, 2010
I haven’t checked in for a while. Between work and other little slices of life, things have been a tad hectic. I’ve been trudging along on the weight-loss front, but I did have a month of two of just kind of existing. I lost my focus for a while and even though I didn’t go off the deep end, things definitely kind of stalled out. Well, I’m back on track now and working hard to meet my goal of losing 100 lbs by the end of the year. I started last week out with needing to lose another 28 lbs to make that happen, but I got an unexpected boost in the form of a 7 lb loss this past week. Now I only have 21 to go! That gave me just the motivation I needed to really put the pedal to the metal and get moving. I think I can do it!
In other news, this next week is my last at my current job. It’s bitter sweet, but I’m happy about the move I’m making because it will combine an exciting challenge with a better work/life balance. I’m hopeful that my new flexibility and improved work schedule (40 hours per week instead of 50-60+) will help keep me on track. I also see an opportunity for a lot more activity in my day, which can only help. If I start getting home at a reasonable hour I should have more time for exercise, which has been the missing piece of the puzzle in my journey thus far. While I am far more active than I was 79 lbs ago, I still haven’t committed seriously to an exercise regimen and I’m really going to need to kick that into gear if I want to achieve my goals.
A struggle I’m facing right now is the fact that I, personally, am not seeing the results in my physical appearance. I know it’s a weird psychological issue, but it still bothers me a tad. I’m obviously still incredibly overweight, but I’d hoped that 79 lbs would have made more of a difference in my body. I’ve been shopping in my own closet and can wear clothes that I didn’t fit into before, but at the same time, I’m still wearing pretty much all of my older clothes. They do fit differently (better or loose), but none of them are falling off yet. I’m waiting for the time when I put on a pair of pants that my hips just can’t hold up; that will be amazing! There are several tops that I’ve had to stop wearing because they just looked ridiculous, but that was mainly because I’ve lost so much on top. I’m very pear-shaped and, for some reason, I lose weight on top first. Come on hips, thighs, and butt… it’s your turn! I realize intellectually that I must look at least a little different, but I’d like to see something drastic. I also know that everything takes time, so I’m going to work on being patient and just keep on working towards goal. All in all, I am happy with the amount of weight I have lost, so I have to keep positive!
21 to go!