Talk about a NYE miracle! This morning when I weighed myself, as I do every morning, I saw the number that I’ve been yearning to see for years. Gosh, I can’t really remember when I was last under 200 pounds – at least 20 years ago.
You guys know I was close on Sunday, but even though I really wanted to see 199 or less by the end of 2013, I wasn’t sure if I was going to. Then yesterday I just so happened to drink a ton of water (11 glasses!) and this morning Mother Nature paid me a visit, which always helps me drop a decent amount of weight. When I got on the scale this morning, I had hope in my heart that I would see good news.
So without further ado…
I really couldn’t believe it when I saw it. I actually had to get on and off the scale a few times just to be sure. And of course I had to document it for this blog (and Instagram).
The first thing I did was write a post on MyFitnessPal, and then I texted a bunch of my friends and family. Then I stood there without any clothes on, crying. Crying happy tears, but crying. I was completely overwhelmed and overjoyed. I’d dreamt of this moment for so long, and it was here. On December 31, 2013. On New Year’s Eve. What a way to end this year!
This marks so much more than just a number on a scale for me. This is a HUGE accomplishment. To think that I started 2013 at 302.0, and I’m ending it at 199.8 is amazing and incredible. That’s 102.2 pounds that I’ve lost over the course of one year (115 pounds, total)! In January, I was wearing tight size 28 pants and now I’m wearing 16s. I was shopping exclusively in plus size stores, and now I can buy tops in any “normal” store out there. I was dealing with such terrible plantar fasciitis pain that I couldn’t even take Sofi for a walk around the block, and now I’m running for 5 minutes at a time. What a transformation I’ve had in 2013!
I’m so proud of myself!