Bragging Rights!

I did a happy dance all over the bathroom this morning.  When I stepped on the scales, I lost more weight.  That makes 9.5 pounds since Thanksgiving – 24% of my goal.  As far as I can tell, I’ve lost it all from my face.  I heard that you lose weight from top down, but this is getting ridiculous!  I’d like to be able to tell it in my clothes, but the only thing to reduce so far has been the double chin.

The only exercising I’ve been doing so far has been walking, but I soon want to add in some weight training to tone up as I lose – maybe carry light dumb bells and swing my arms while I walk to start with.  I have increased my daily steps goal from 10,000 to 12,000.  All I know is that when I see my cardiologist in March, I want him to be pleasantly surprised with my progress.

That, and this summer, when I want to work outside, I won’t be so sensitive to the heat.  All this additional insulation makes being outside even harder when it’s 90+ degrees.  It’d be nice to take bike rides or long walks without the heart spasms the next day.  Also, I want to do some of my dye pots outside.

Besides, I have 3 new pairs of size 10 pants that I’d love to fit into.  At this rate, maybe I’ll be wearing one of those new pairs to the doctor’s office in March.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

5 Responses

  1. Sandy O' Says:

    That is absolutely wonderful! I’ve been fighting my weight all my life. So this year is the year I’m making it No. 1 priority. More ” Happy Dances” for you!

  2. Cindy in FL Says:

    Congratulations! This is a huge accomplishment and a great boost to this year! I’m proud of you!

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  4. Cindie Says:

    Whoo Hoo – good for you!

  5. Cheryl Says:

    Congratulations! That’s awesome! Yeah…it’s weird how the weight comes off. Mine came off from the top down and bottom up with the middle being the last. I’m still sensitive to heat even though I’m pretty much at my goal. Not sure why. Maybe I just have to get used to it. But, I tend to hide from the heat when it’s bad. Good luck on your continued weight loss and fitness. I’m trying to get regular with my exercise/fitness. The hardest part for me seems to be just getting out the door to do it.

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