It's arrived...my 6 month "bandiversary" is finally here. I'm thrilled to welcome it in and have bestowed the name "saggy era" to this 6 month post. Even though I can see the sags are less than they were 6 months ago. But, now that I've had a taste of what successful loss can be I'm pretty eager and motivated to keep pushing myself. Yes, the sags are there, but they are shrinking and lifting as my body changes. I'm loving seeing the difference in how things fit. It's been too long....much too long since I've had such a positive outlook to continued exercise and eating right!
Last weigh-in: 217
This week 214
EXACTLY 50 pounds. (+/- 0.4)
With my last fill (#4--6cc's total) I have reached my green zone. I'm simply not hungry. It's fabulous. I cannot/do not eat any form of bread and very little pasta. I love soups...lentil soup in particular and chili.
The last 10 days I've sat on my butt doing very little, but my norm is exercising 5 days/week.
I had to switch out the outfit. The looser that swimsuit got the more obscene it became. Definitely a "what was I thinking when I bought that?!" moment. Now I'm in something more appropriate for demonstrating body changes and I don't fear falling out in front of the camera. Hahaha.
I'm also extremely happy with the difference in how my clothes look and feel. I can say that I no longer have anything in my closet from the "before" era...it's all simply too big. YAY! I've gone down 8 clothing sizes...from a 24 pant to a 16 pant and a 2X to an XL/L shirt. Let me demonstrate in photos...
If I had to go by measurements only I'd be supremely disappointed...for as much hard work as I've done it seems like a piddly amount to lose in this amount of time....
Measurements: now/3 months/start
Hips: 49.5/50/52 = 3.5 inches
Waist: 43.5/45/45.5 = 2 inches
2" above waist: 44//46 = 2 inches
Underbust: 37//38 = 1 inch
Neck: 15.5/15.5/15 = 1/2 inch
Non scale victories:
I ran two 5k races
My lab work numbers are improving - my last BP was 114/70
I sit with my legs crossed
I voluntarily take photos of myself.
I'm still close enough to my start dates that I remember the pain and agony of those first 2 months....would I do it again?
Yes. Yes. Yes.