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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Snow day for WI

My meeting was cancelled today because of the crazy snow we have had. Unfortunately this means no meeting for three weeks because of Christmas and New Years. Plus DH and I have planned a last minute trip to Arizona leaving Jan 4th so I will miss another WI... Good thing I am armed with 10 months worth of WW knowledge to see me through the holidays and a vacation.

I weighed in at home this morning and was 208.6 - which means I have reached 60 pounds lost!
I did not make my Onederland by Christmas goal... I missed it by 8 pounds. With all that the next month has in store - my new goal is to be at 199 by my 1 year WW anniversary (Feb 10) I am hoping this goal will help keep me on track through Christmas dinner, New Years eve champagne, a 10 day road trip and all the other things life is constantly throwing at me.

I have been doing a lot of reflecting on how far I have come this year. What losing 60 pounds had meant for my life. These are at the top of my list:

Physical Changes:
- I can wear clothes from regular stores - no more plus size for me!
- I can run 10 minutes straight and can run intervals for 45 minutes
- I can swim 2km without stopping
- I can see my collarbones again!!!!
- I can see my bellybutton again!!!!
- I am not concerned about fitting in restaurant booths, airplane seats, or amusement park rides

Emotional Changes:
- I am proud of myself
- I am a much happier person
- I feel like I deserve this happiness
- My marriage is stronger
- I am a better wife, aunt, sister and daughter because I love myself more
- I know I can do anything I set my mind to

Things I can do now that I could not/would not do last Christmas:
- Cross my legs at the knee
- Happily pose for family photos
- Go sledding with my nieces
- Shovel my driveway and sidewalk
- Say no thank you to chocolates, egg nog, apple pie and other goodies
- Eat slowly and enjoy my food until I am full - and then stop eating!!!

These are just a few of the wonderful things I have been thinking about. I am also formulating a "Life To Do List" for the next year and will post it at New Years.

If I don't get back here before Christmas Day I hope that all of my new Blog Friends have happy holidays filled with family and fun (that is what it is about - not the food!!!)

8 comments:

maggieapril said...

Congratulations on your weight loss!

Have a wonderful holiday. I know how tough it is, but I think your list will help you stay strong.

Anonymous said...

Wtg!!! A BIG congrats on you 60lb lose. You look awesome in your picture and I looove your "I can do list"

Have a grat Christmas!

Sandy

Natasha said...

I love this post! It's so inspirational. I think it's so great to recognize the non-scale things that come along with eating well and becoming more active. Good for you! Ad congrats!!

MizFit said...

the little hairs on my forearms stood UP AT ATTENTION for those emotional changes.

that is beyond amazing.

that is what it is all about---this entire journey we call life.

Anonymous said...

Woo-Hoo!!! Congrats on 60lbs lost!!! Have a fabulous xmas and Jan. vacation. You will do great and you are right~ You are armed with months of WW knowledge so you will be okay for a few weeks without meetings...good luck and best wishes for 2009!!

JanetM97 said...

way to go on all your accomplishments! GREAT list! :)

SeaShore said...

Congratulations on 60 lbs lost and for all of the changes that go with it!

Amy @ Live Well said...

Congratulations!! You're doing great!