Saturday, May 31, 2008

six weeks. . .

I FINALLY made it to my first goal of losing 10 lbs! FINALLY! Oh, OK, it didn't take me that long, but it sure did feel like an eternity for me. At first I thought that 10 lbs wouldn't make that much difference considering how much I want to loose. But to prove that 10 lbs can make a HUGE difference, here is a list of a few little things that I've noticed since dropping my first 10 lbs.

  • I used to be an awkward pants size, right in between 2 sizes. Some brands I wore the smaller size and some I needed the bigger. Now, I am an actual size! And it's the smaller one! I can pretty much pull my size off the rack and know that it will fit me. I've donated all of my bigger size pants because we ain't goin' there agin.
  • All of my shirts fit so much better. Some that I'd grown out of I can wear again! The sleeves aren't tight around my arms like they were. I'm having fun going shopping in the back of my closet.
  • When I step out of the shower and wrap my towel around me, it goes all the way around!
  • I have substantially more self confidence.
  • I am excercising more than I ever have in my adult life. I won't go so far to say that I love it, but it does inspire me. On the days that I excercise, I have an easier time staying on plan. I feel more in control. The days that I skip the workout, I feel off all day and I find that I am tempted more often.
  • The power of positive thinking is overwhelming! I made up my mind that I am going to do this and do it well. I will succeed. I simply will not allow negative thinking to de-rail me. I am more stubborn than a few negative thoughts!

So there you go, my motivational speaking for the day. Everyone have a great weekend!

7 comments:

SJ said...

Wow!! You go girl! I'm so excited for you and that you're seeing some tangible results...nice! You're so inspiring. Keep it up!!!

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

Yeah, you! :) You're inspiring me. Too bad I didn't read this five minutes ago BEFORE I ate a snack I didn't need. :)

Mommy Cracked said...

Woohoo!! That's great!! Congrats on your weight loss!

Misty said...

yay you!!!!

and I love that book...

Mama J said...

You go Girl! You have inspired me... i'm struggling... Even last night i couldn't sleep for thinking about the negative thots on my journey!!! I'm exercising and seeing results in my ability to do things and staminia BUT ABSOLUTLY NOTHING on the scales or inches!!! YET, I KNOW i am firming up after 5 months working on those Curves....:-) See you in August as a brand new Girl!

Hang in there and thanks again for the encouragment!

gail said...

that's great! isn't it funny how we don't think 10 lbs is a big deal. i love your list of how it IS a big deal. you are inspiring me to go for the 10lb loss.

elena jane said...

that's awesome...congratulations :)