Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Wow, what a weekend I had. I have not been to the movies at the mall in years and it has been many more years since being there without a walker, cane or pain and shortness of breath.
Well this past Saturday I went to see Les Miserables with some friends. I was a bit concerned if I could keep up with them. Not only did I keep up but I actually outdid one of them. I cannot believe it! I walked from the parking structure all of the way into the theater up to our seats without having to stop and catch my breath or due to pain. Thank you God, and Dr Kayvanfar, and Russ, the best PT guy in the world, and my teams here on SP for the constant encouragement and motivation. And I think it is ok to even pat myself on the back for the hard work and consistency of staying on plan for more than a year now and actually getting the pounds, 76 of them off.
A couple of other things that I wanted to mention about advantages of losing weight or at least consequences ... I had bought a pair of shoes in October last year at the Sketchers outlet store. I need sort of sturdy ones that will help me with my walking. So the pair that I wanted and bought was an 8 1/2 wide and I have been wearing a 9 wide for about 2 years. They were getting really worn out. The first day I wore the 8 1/2s to work, I came home with my toes hurting and cramping so bad and I realized they were just too tight. I thought about getting them stretched out or trying to take them back. But as usual just procrastinated and set them on the shelf. In December Russ, my PT guy, said "Faith, you need to get some new shoes." So I pulled them off the shelf and guess what? Yep, I wore them with no problem. No extra room since I also have to fit and orthotic in them but no problem and I have been wearing them ever since. So in two months time, I lost fat in my feet enough to wear my new shoes.
I also have a ring that my husband bought me that I love. It is silver with blue fire opal and looks like a crown with CZ stones in the crown. Did I mention I really love this ring. Well it has been getting looser and looser(is that a word?) and I actually almost lost it drying my hands one day. So I moved it to my middle finger. So feet and hands have lost weight as well as everything else. Yay!
I am finding that my pattern of weight loss is get down to my lowest, then gain 2 or 3 pounds then get down to lower becoming my lowest then back up. So my journey is frustrating but I keep on keeping on and will eventually some day in a few years make it to my goal of about 130 or 140. Heck I would probably even be happy at 150. We will see what my body wants to be.
Till next time...