Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Some new pictures...

I went out with my BFF last week, and she tagged me in some photos on Facebook. Usually whenever I see that I've been tagged in a "random" picture I panic because I know I am not going to like the picture. But honestly, I was pleasantly surprised. My weight loss has plateaued in the past few weeks, but I am working out at the gym almost daily now. I can really tell a difference in my clothes. I actually bought a pair of size 20 pants this weekend at LB!

My head is cut off in this picture, but I didn't mind since I like the way my body looks! I actually look like I have curves! And look, no muffin-top! Since giving up the sugar, my stomach looks so much flatter in clothes. Cute shoes are an added bonus. I'm still working on my arms....

This picture caught my attention because it shows how much thinner my face looks. I actually have wrinkles around my mouth when I laugh, and on my forehead when I frown! I don't know if that's really a good thing... but before I guess my face was so fat the wrinkles just smoothed out. AND... not double chin! I used to have a double chin on ALL pictures unless I tried on purpose to pose so it wouldn't show. This picture was taken a week or so ago. See the picture below...


This picture was taken in Feb/March after I had already lost 30+ lbs. My friend in the picture pointed out the other day that we have BOTH lost so much weight since that picture was taken (she's on both of the other pics with me). But yeah, I can see a big difference just over the past 3 - 4 months. It's a big motivator to keep on going!

Right now, I really don't care what the scale has to say. I know I am eating healthy and making good choices 85% of the time. I go back to work in about 2 weeks, and really think getting back on a weekday schedule is going to help me a lot. I lost the most weight when I woke up at a set time every morning, and packed my lunch and snacks for work. I was eating on a schedule, which was easy since I was on a schedule. This summer had been so crazy any attempts at ANY schedule has been a failure. I am really looking forward to getting back to some sort of NORMALCY.

Getting back on a schedule, along with going to the gym almost daily will definitely kick things into gear. I am starting to love the gym again. I am NEEDING to go everyday instead of having to MAKE myself go. It's funny that I suddenly seem to find the time to get my workout in, lol. It helps that my kids also love going to the gym, because they love the kids play area. I also find that its helping me sleep better, which will also help when it's time to go back to work in a few weeks. Stress is still high in my crazy life, but my health and weight loss are still at the top of my list of things I must do for myself.