|One down...Two to go!|
And believe me, I did have to prove that I reached my first goal. My sister did witness the weigh in and happily handed over my prize. It was such a pretty box that I didn't want to open it. I just gazed at it this morning, happily smiling, as I ate my breakfast. I didn't even take today off to celebrate. I did a 4 mile interval walk/jog. I'm getting my body used to running on asphalt. It's quite a difference from the treadmill.
I feel a great sense of accomplishment. I'm glad the first hurdle has been jumped. It wasn't easy. There were many days (this past Friday for example) that I didn't want to exercise. Days where I would have loved to eat a whole bag of potato chips or eat a whole bag of candy. Days where I dreaded weighing and measuring my portions. But, it's worthwhile in the end. Exercise has become a habit for me...part of my daily routine. I miss it if I don't do it. I can count on one hand how many days I haven't exercised since I started on 1/28/2012. I'd say it's ingrained in me now. I make time to workout. I truly fit my life around my workout. It will take precedence because it is so important to me.
So, to commemorate reaching Milestone #1, let's recap all the cool things that I've recently discovered:
- I've lost 4 sizes - from 28 to a 24.
- I rediscovered my old "skinny" wardrobe and can wear items in it already.
- I found out that I do have hip bones, collar bones, and shoulder blades.
- I've fallen back in love with motorcycling, and I look damn good on that bike!
- My skinny belt is now too big.
- I can wear XL shirts!
- My ankles are not swelling as much as they used to.
- My doctor told me to stop taking one of my diabetes meds!!!! The conversation went as follows:
Me: Well, I exercise everyday.
Doctor: (smiling) Well, then I'd say not to take it.
- I'm can bend over, touch my toes, and tie my shoes.
- I can see the veins in my hands.
- My toe nails are much stronger and I can make them pretty again - I love pedi's! (For those you that don't know, diabetes reeks havoc on your feet. I sure sign that your feet health is deteriorating is brittle nails. Many people who do not control their blood sugar eventually have to have legs and feet amputated.)
|Union Jack, you better watch your back! I'm on my way! Look out U.K.|
P.S. - Just to let you know, my trip to Tiffany's in Pittsburg is planned for my birthday (8/27). I will be picking out a bracelet for my charms :)
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