First off, I want to wish you all a wonderful and prosperous new year.
That said, it's time to brag. Those of you that have been following for a while know that I've been making some major lifestyle changes. I've been really, REALLY watching what I eat and getting more exercise. I've lost a total of 46.5 lbs since June 2008. I didn't reach my goal that I set for myself of 49.5 lbs but that's ok. I don't know if it's due to eating badly throughout the holidays or that Aunt Flo made her appearance the day before my last weigh-in. Probably both. Either way, I'm ok with it. I'm thrilled with 46.5! (Side note: I've actually lost 63 lbs since my all time lifetime high but I don't count that because that's when I was pregnant with Gooey Boy)
So it's been requested that I post before and current pictures. I don't have many pictures of myself because I'm normally the one behind the camera. I did find a couple of head shots that will give you an idea.
This picture was taken May 2007:
Photo disclosures: Yes, that's a goofy look on my face but I like goofy. Plus I was ready for bed so I wasn't wearing makeup. And for the hair color in the first picture I'd like to say "No, I don't know what I was thinking." The color in the second picture is my natural color. I like it a lot better than the first photo. Much better. I plead insanity.
So, to continue on with creating the new me, I'm setting a new goal. I want to lose another 22 lbs by June 1, 2009. In case you're wondering why the odd numbers, I do have a method. There are certain weights I want to be at but I'm just not ready to tell those numbers. I know it's silly but I can't help it. No one but me, the nurse and my doctor know what my weight is. It'll probably stay that way until I reach my ultimate goal (which happens to be the weight on my driver's license from when I was 17). It took me 22 years to put on this weight so I'm figuring it's going to take a while to get rid of it. Small steps. Baby steps.
Anyway, big pat on the back to me and please, please, keep encouraging me. Share any secrets you have for weight loss. I can use all the help I can get!