I have decided to post a few pictures. The first is my sort of "Before" picture- which was just a few weeks after my youngest was born in November 2009. The 2nd one was just taken this past Monday. I don't have a recent full body shot- so this is a baby step. Maybe soon.
|Why no smile? I was being silly when I took it- no other reason.|
I've lost nearly 60 lbs since November. I've never talked about my actual weight before, but my hope this month is to hit the 220 mark by July 30. Last Friday, it was 223. 220 is significant to me because that was my last official WI the week I found out I was pregnant with my 1st daughter- so I would be back to my pre-kids weight (which I have talked about before).
My next goal though is to lose that 20 lbs and get to 199.9 if that's what it takes to be under 200. My goal is to get there by Thanksgiving at or below 199. That's 4 months. I know it is feasible- but it will take focus and effort and determination. That would also be significant because it would mean I lost 80 lbs in a year.
Last note for today. At the gym today- I got on a spin bike for the first time ever. That was SO hard- but I did it - full effort - for 15 minutes. I was drenched in sweat! Then I got on the treadmill and ran for 25 minutes. A different owner at the gym said "You've been hitting it really hard here lately". So we talked for a bit about what I've been doing and he congratulated me on my efforts. It feels so good to be recognized that way.