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|Sat, 02-04-2006 - 11:54am|
My name is Lisa and I'm from Philadelphia. I turned 40 in June, have been with my husband for 17 years and have two spoiled rotton dogs.
On December 28th, I had an epiphany. Currently a size 16, I bought a pair of jeans to wear on dress-down Friday at work. I couldn't find the ones I adored in a 16, so I bought an 18 thinking that I would just pop them in the dryer to shrink and away I'd go.
Does anyone else NOT try clothes on in the store?
I tried them on at home to show my husband... and guess what? They didn't fit. Well, they fit if I wanted to look like an over-sized muffing :: y'know how the top of the muffin spills over the paper holder?? :: NOT the look I was going for.
My wonderful husband who loves me not matter what size, tried to convince me it was just "bloat" ... but I realized that even if that were true and even if Daisy Fuente's jeans run small I had an issue and I needed to take care of it.
So just in time for New Years resolutions, I made up my mind to not DIET... but to change my lifestyle.
It's been just over a month and I have been eating the "right" things ... mini multi-grain bagel/english muffin with natural peanut butter for breakfast, grapefruit or energy bar at mid morning, a sandwhich with multi-grain bread, spinach, hummus and turkey breast for lunch, fruit or something of the sort at mid afternoon and a dinner of chicken breast, vegetables and brown rice at dinner.
And water .. lottsa lottsa water!! My daily coffee consumption used to be about 6 or 7 cups DAILY ... now I'm down to 2 and never go anywhere without my water bottle.
I started walking during my lunch, no matter what the weather is like and am up to 2 miles daily.. I do a 20 minute routine on the eliptical bike when I come home from work and have started to introduce weights.
I refuse to be a slave to the scale but I can tell you that I started out at 206.6 and at my last sneaking peek, was 199.4.
Instead of concentrating on my "weight", I'm focusing on how I feel ... and that's 100% better then I did last month. My energy (and libido) have skyrocketed. My skin is softer, my complexion has cleared and gross as it may sound, my body odor is almost non-existent. I may be sharing too much here but we're all women right??? ;)
Personally, for ME, I will not put a "diet" pill or "aid" in my mouth. I know that I didn't pack on all this weight overnight and won't be able to take it off in a healthy fashion over night .. and I'm okay with that.
Not to get all Sally Field-ish but I like ME now. I now see the tomorrows as new horizons and not as days to hide because I was unhappy with myself and weight.
In the beginning, I had to push myself mentally to take that walk but now, if I look forward to it. I work with a few morbidly obese women who laugh at me for changing my lifestyle. I refer to them as the "health-terrorists" because they keep trying to sabatoge my progress!!! :) LOL!! But hopefully, they'll have their own epiphany's and realize that anything is obtainable if you dedicate yourself to it.
LOL ... sorry, I should have warned you that not only do I have a habit of sharing too much, I also talk alot!!!
Thanks for reading!!