Good thread Liz --
I've lost 21 pounds and my clothes either fit loosely or are falling off. I can wear a bra all day without being "strangled" -- I refuse to buy new shorts until I reach my goal (probably next summer) so the shorts with no elastic have two big safety-pinned tucks in the back. I am soooo proud of those tucks!
Have not taken a fluid pill all summer and have no swelling in my legs and feet -- actually have ankles! Am sure that's a combination of drinking enough water and walking.
When I first started walking I walked the frontage road 1/2 way to the stop sign and it took about 1/2 hour -- almost killed me. Now I go all the way to the stop sign and back in 35 minutes and have expanded my route to take in some hills most days. So I'm in much better shape. Don't even get out of breath anymore.
I can't wait to see what I feel like after another 20 pounds .... Bev
I've only lost 9.5 pounds so far, so no major changes for me yet. But i just had to pop in and say Amanda! You are so close to "one-derland." I can't wait to see you cross that threshold and kiss the 200s goombye!
*grins* Thanks Maggie!! I just talked to my personal trainer this morning and said, "You know...I didn't lose any weight last week because of my period. Wouldn't it be just so much fun if I actually did lose weight, but it evened out because of bloating and then it shows up on the scale next Saturday?? I could cross the 200-lb threshold!" Of course, I'm not going to pressure myself or feel guilty if I don't make it that far this time. Actually, I'm just concentrating on getting my 5-lb ribbon, lmao!
Thanks for the congrats!! Y'all will of course be the first ones to know when I finally traipse back into one-derland!
__________________ Christmas challenge!!--lose 10 pounds by 12.25.05
"Our doubts are traitors, which makes us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt."
~Measure for Measure, I.iv.77-79
I've lost about 13 total pounds so far, and I feel like I've gained energy, but more than anything, I've gained a sense of accomplishment--like I can actually do this!! It's an amazing feeling, and I hope it never changes...for weight loss and in life in general!
I was upstairs going through my junk room. I found a box of clothes I had packed away for when I was a smaller size. Some of it fits now, I even foudn a dress for an upcoming wedding in September. Some of the stuff is still too small so I can wear in the future yet. But here's the best part.... a bunch of it is too BIG!!!
It is great encouragement to me to read your differences. I am sitting here dreaming of the day I am close to One der land Seems so far off. I just looked down and realized I have on a white shirt on that is buttoned and before now I had to wear a shirt under it so I didn't have to button so that is a cool change.