At last weigh-in I was 133, that is a total of 22 lbs lost and I am feeling pretty good. my biggest hurdle is looking in the mirror and not seeing a difference. I know there is a difference because friends comment all the time and my husband can see the difference. Not to mention the fact that my clothes are baggy.
I have always had this warped sense of self-image. When i weighed 110 and was a size 2/4 I saw myself as fat. This time around is different though. Even though my eyes still see a chubby girl it doesn't seem to matter. I am happy, I feel good,I have more energy and I even feel a bit sexy. I think this is because it isn't enough to want to lose weight or be thin, you have to know why it is that you have issues with food. if you don't address the cause you are only treating symptoms and those problems will resurface.
My goal is to make a total lifestyle change and I think I am doing that. We have made small changes that aer adding up to big success. I eat a lot of whole grains, fruits and veggies. I measure things out to make sure i am getting the proper protions. I don't deprive myself. We will have a treat or two on the weekends. Eating healthy doesn't mean you can never indulge or that you have to sacrifice on taste. We have had some truly delicious meals that were low in fat and calories and packed with nutrition. I have also made being active part of my life, not just exercise but just getting up and enjoying life, taking a walk playing with the kids and dogs in the yard, anything to get moving and enjoy life. I can see the difference in my attitude, I feel better on the inside as well as the outside. I am more positive and less depressed.
I am hoping to continue to lose weight to my goal of 115 and more than that to have instilled in myself and my family some healthy habits that will last a lifetime.