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Thursday, June 13, 2013

You guys, I am unbelievably excited! This week I hopped on my scale, and guess what?


That is how many pounds I am away from my goal!

It seems crazy to me that I have successfully eaten healthy and worked out for three and a half months now, and that I have seen such great results! This is the lightest I have been in the last five years, since I gained around thirty pounds after my wedding. 

More than the number on the scale though, I have seen so many other benefits. I love the way my clothes fit now, and I don't feel so self conscious about myself. Some of my pants are even too big now! Plus, I feel so much healthier now. I don't feel sick all the time, and when I'm working out, I feel strong!

This whole process has really given me some perspective. I remember being a teenager and, like most teens, I thought I was fat. Or at least I felt like it sometimes. I didn't think I was as thin as most other girls, and there was always someone I wished I looked like more than myself. Well, I definitely wasn't fat, and I wish I had been more comfortable with my body then!

Right now, I am much more happy with how I look and feel, and I'm about ten pounds heavier than I was in high school! So, I'm glad for the new view I have about my body.

A crappy selfie from two weeks ago

I still have a little work to do, and I would still like to see a little more tone in certain spots, but overall I feel pretty great right now. And who know? The scale may keep going a little. I don't plan on changing my eating habits or workouts once I reach my goal. When I started this, it was with the mind set that this is a lifestyle change, not a diet. I treat myself regularly, but within moderation. Most of the time I try to eat really healthy, and that's something I don't want to change!

Also, on a similarly related note, one reason I wanted to lose weight (besides the whole being healthier thing) was for my vacation!

That's right, this weekend we're headed out of town! It's going to be a work/vacation trip, and I'm so excited! We'll spend some time at the beach, and I'll get to spend several days just relaxing by a pool. It'll be an indoor pool, because we aren't going anywhere tropical, but it's still going to be great!

I will try to be a good blogger, and take lots of pictures to share with you all, and I will still be around because of good-ole wi-fi.

I hope you all have a great weekend as well, and that you all find something fun to do on this last official weekend of spring. Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. So proud of you! Good job you look beautiful as always! You inspire me to keep going on my journey :)

  2. Gah, I'm so happy for you, and wish I could find that motivation. I put back on my 8 pounds of vegan weight loss when I weaned Lorelei last month so I'm in for lots of work to get down to my goal. If I can do it in three months I'll be very surprised. You look good!


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