And it's feeling great! The rate of loss has slowed down considerably, but it's still coming down. My fitness level keeps getting better and better and most importantly, I think I have found a groove.
Sure, there are days that are harder than others (hormones and lack of sleep anyone?), but I'm surprised how those 8 months flew by!
As school is starting and the teachers are seeing me again after a few months, they are asking me all types of questions and say I look great.
The best is that my husband finally giving me compliments on how I look too. After over a decade of never hearing "You are pretty" it means the world to hear it now. I knew he always loved me, but he also is extremely honest. He won't say I look great if I don't. He's not some "I need perfection in my mate" kind of guy, but it really bothered him that I was so unhealthy in my weight and my eating and my fitness level. He wanted a partner for life and was afraid that he wouldn't have that with my weight/fitness issues. As a side benefit, he's started working out too and we even do some of that together - and it's helping us grow closer together as we get healthier.
It's a shame it took a health scare to jump start this weight loss journey, but I'm glad I did have that scare because I'm finally doing what I should have done a long time ago.
4 more months (actually 3.5 months) to get to my goal weight of 175. Not that I 'have' to get there by that time, but to get there by my birthday would be a huge gift to myself... not that this already isn't a huge gift to myself. And when I get there, I will 100 less than I was 10 years ago.
Anyway... some days are tough, but the journey has been much smoother than I could have ever imagined.