Thursday, January 08, 2009

My weight is a little up today...I'm not sure why. I'm not going to worry about it though. I've been totally on target with what I've been eating AND I've actually kicked butt during my last two workouts (yesterday and today).

I'm starting to 'train' and make sure that I'm riding my bike as I'm seriously contemplating joining Donna as she makes her first bike ride event! Yep, it would be my first event also. I've always said that I wanted to do this.....what a great way to start! So yes, very seriously contemplating...serious enough that I've already requested the day before and the day after off from work....they know it's tentative...but it's in the schedule. Todd and i have talked and if we do it, we will sandwich the day of the ride in the middle of a small mini vacation. We'll see. :-)

Today just thought I would make small list of things that I used to take for granted as normal but have since realized was not normal at all!

1. Having a towel that can wrap the whole way around me when I get out of the shower (those big bath sheets were also too small at one point).

2. Being able to walk into ANY store at the mall and find something that is in my size.

3. Not having to worry at an amusement park....I used to worry that I would be too big for rides...and actually wasn't able to ride some because of my size! (admittedly when we went to an amusement park this past summer, I still caught myself worrying about it.....and had to keep telling myself that I was of NORMAL weight and would fit into ANYTHING!)

4. having stomach aches constantly (well, today is an exception...I've been feeling icky all afternoon....and all yesterday afternoon as well)

5. being so big that my stomach over lapped my pants, causing my stomach to rub against the buttons on my pants....which resulted in huge sores on my stomach. I got to the point that I was buying huge band aids (those really big ones) and coating my stomach so that it wouldn't rub my skin raw!

The list goes on and on!!!!!


Sabs said...

You have come so far and have done so well, you really inspire me!

JC said...

My goodness, thanks for sharing this list. I was just thinking about some similar things while I was walking at lunch. I hope neither of us forget what was but never go back to it either. I'm looking forward to the day I can go into any mall store and find clothes. I'm not there yet but almost fully in regular sized clothes.

Teresa said...

That sounds like a lot of fun, and to get a mini vacation never hurts either. Good luck with that.

As for the pants rubbing your stomach, I know that had to be painful. I wore stretchy pants for the longest. I refuse to ever wear them again. That's part of how I didn't notice my weight gain. My pants still fit because they stretched. I was so uninvolved with myself.

Brightcetera said...

The bike ride sounds like fun for sure, MaryFran.
I like your list as well. It's good to take inventory to affirm your success!

SeaShore said...

That's a good list. One of mine is being able to walk straight through the posts at the entrance to the grocery store. I used to have to discreetly shift sideways as I walked through. Now I can just walk straight on and my hips don't slam into the posts.

Deborah said...

I've never thought of listing the happy points of the weight I've lost. What a good idea.

You are doing great. I'm really proud of you.