WOW - and I remember when . . . tipping the scales a hundred pounds ago . . .
Now at 230 or 240 ish - I don't keep tight track of my pounds - only weigh myself once a month - I still have a hard time getting going in the mornings. (My dog Dexter is a great motivator, because whatever the weather is, he still has to pee.)
I had a down month in July. By the end of June I had lost 102 pounds, so I spent all July sort of celebrating.
I didn't even weigh myself in August.
But really you can tell who your real friends are. I spent this last 3 days at my girlfriend's house (painting, moving furniture, etc., etc., etc.) - and she is a master chef.
She built meals for everyone that were healthy and fun, and gave me a plate with smaller portions. I wish I had someone to figure out portions for me at home, she gets IT right. When I have finished that amount I am full.
And Lynda is full of compliments about how much slimmer I look.
She gave me a HUGE bag of clothes (she's French and LOVES fashion) and tells me I will be into them before Christmas, and she can't wait until she sees me in them! This includes about 4 bikinis (really have to mull that concept over) other great tops, jammies that are soft and sweet, one black svelte floor length nightie (va-voom!) and handfuls of cashmere and other very soft sweaters, girly tops, deep V necks (ooh la la!) and great amazing fun and sexy (not fat) clothes. I feel like a new woman!
I realize I have been wearing 'old lady' clothes for the last 35 years.
Now at 61, I am turning into a hottie!
I walk, gently jog, swim, and try to plan all my activities so I am as physical as possible.
And if I didn't have Spark People motivating me, and great friends like Lynda S. opening my eyes about myself, I never would have made it this far.
Keep Looking UP!