It’s summertime! Which means that school is out, my schedule is my own, and I’m footloose and fancy free. Summer means the weather is warm, the sun is shining, and I can kick my workouts (and my weight loss!) into high gear. I have less than 30 pounds to go to reach my ultimate weight loss goal, and I plan to lose quite a bit of that this summer. But this summer is about so much more than losing weight; it’s about living my new life. I worked so hard for this new, healthy body, and I want to spend this summer doing a lot of the things I only dreamed of doing when I was at my heaviest. That means riding rollercoasters, running in 5Ks, trying new water sports, wearing styles (and sizes!) of clothes that I could never wear before. I want to LIVE every moment of this summer to the fullest. I’ve moved my weigh-ins to Wednesdays as a way to check in midweek. My Wednesday progress updates will be called Sensational Summer Weigh-Ins.
Week 61 was awesome! Not only did I enjoy my increased calorie intake, but I got in 6 days of solid workouts (which helped me exceed my goal of #150bysummer!), and I finally made it to the beach for the first time this summer. With only two weeks left before I start my teacher meetings, I’m determined to make each day count.
When I weighed in this morning, I was 178.4, which is a loss of 2.4 pounds this week, and a loss of 98.6 lbs since surgery! I’ve lost a total of 136.6 pounds from my highest weight!! I have 28.4 pounds to go to my ultimate goal weight of 150 pounds. I’m really excited to see a significant loss like this on the scale, because it’s been awhile! Increasing my daily calories to around 1000 net calories per day is working well; it keeps me really satisfied throughout the day and it also curbs any cravings I may have. This morning’s weigh in marks my lowest weight on the scale in the last 20+ years, and I can’t wait to keep hitting new “lows” as these weeks continue.
One NSV that I’d like to share happened yesterday, on #TransformationTuesday, appropriately enough. When I was originally asked to be a SweatPink Ambasador, one of the cool things the Fit Approach crew does is send out pink shoelaces and a SweatPink tank. The shoelaces were no problem. The tank, though, didn’t fit, not by a LONG shot. I ordered the largest size available, and there was no way on earth that it was going to fit me. So I put it away for all this time. Over two years it sat on a shelf, just waiting for the day when I could put it on. For some reason, I decided to give it a try yesterday. And you know what, it not only fit, but I was really happy with how I looked in it.
Here’s my post to the FB group:
Better than that was that when I posted about it on the SweatPink Ambassadors’ Facebook page, the outpouring of love and support was overwhelming!
Lately I’ve been seeing myself as a fit person, which is amazing to me. For so many years I was the “pretty plus-sized girl,” but now I’m proud of the body that I have. I’m not hiding it behind loose clothes and layers, I’m wearing form-fitting outfits that show off my strong legs, shapely waist, curvy booty, and arms that are beginning to show some definition. I love the way I’ve transformed, and I’m really enjoying dressing this new physique. I like showing it off a bit, which is such a switch from the years of camouflaging my flaws. Yes, I still have things I want to work on, but I’m happy to let the real me SHINE.
Until Wednesday, my friends. I hope the scale treats you well, and that you have a wonderful week!