Friday, March 16, 2012

50.8 pounds down and halfway there...

(***So sorry, Google Readers! I accidentally published an unfinished draft I'd saved instead of the full post!***)

As of Wednesday, I have officially lost 50.8 pounds.

That's, like, half a Snooki, y'all! :)

This journey has been a crazy one, and it definitely isn't over, but it's incredible to me how different my life already is from when I first started.


Here I am with my Houston bestie at her bachelorette party in September.  (And I'm just going to skate over all of the things I could say about how looking at this picture makes me feel because it's Friday, dadgummit, and I've got no time for melancholy.)

Here I am today... 50.8 pounds lighter.


The change is almost dumbfounding.  Especially considering that I'm only halfway to my goal!  And the feeling I had this morning when I was able to put on the same shirt I wore just a few days before my wedding? (Yep, the same shirt I'm wearing in that picture over there to the right.)  Indescribable.

I refuse to look back and wonder why it took me so long to get my brain to click into place.  And I can't beat myself up over the fact that I buried my head in the sand for so long.  Instead, I'm choosing to be thankful that:
- I'm no longer exhausted at the end of every day.
- I don't feel guilty at the end of every meal.
- The thought of squeezing into the seatbelt on an airplane doesn't give me anxiety. (It was getting pretty darned tight.)
- I'm not winded after going up a flight of stairs.
- I'm starting to feel like I look like me again.
- I'm almost back into a ton of cute work clothes.
- I'm almost back into a ton of cute lingerie.  Yeah, I said it. :)
- I "only" have fifty more pounds to lose. (Hey, I'm a glass half-full kind of girl.)

I definitely still have more work to do here.  I'm not done, and this definitely isn't over.  But I have done something significant, and looking back at where I started helps me picture where I'm headed with more clarity. 

And you know what?  

It's looking pretty darned fabulous from here. :)

15 comments:

Established: 2008 said...

Congratulations! You look awesome! Seriously, what a great accomplishment.

Crystal said...

way to go! im 5 pounds, can't wait to hit the 20 mark! you're doing a good job.

Kristin said...

Congratulations! There is no better feeling than fitting into those clothes you thought you could never wear. :)

The Links said...

Wow!! So proud of you for sticking to it! You are looking great!!

Kaitlyn said...

Congratulations! You look great! I also would like to loss around 30ish lbs put I have trouble staying motivated with exercising. What are your motivators? You are an inspiration to many :)

Danielle said...

Congrats! You look great! I'm excited for you! :)

Jennifer said...

Congrats!!! You look amazing!!!

Annabelle said...

You look FAB! What motivates you? I have a hard time finding my "get up and go" mojo! I need to lose alot!

Katie said...

Amazing! YOU are amazing! I know we only just "met" but I'm so proud of you!

Brandi Gail said...

That is so awesome!!! I just ordered nutrisystem, and start a two day boot camp next week for a month! Let the journey begin!

Anonymous said...

So very proud of you Sweet Girl! You DO look fantastic!

BMT Legal said...

You look fab, Ryan. And, you've inspired me to get back on the bandwagon - I'd like to lose 30 lbs. If you can do it, so can I! Thanks!!

Laura said...

You look great! I am happy for you! Congratulations!

The Autry's said...

You rock girl!!!

JPB said...

I've been quietly reading your story for a while. Just wanted to "de-lurk" to say way to go!! You look great!!!

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