Last week I wrote about my leap of faith that transformed my world even through early on, I was doubtful that change was even possible. The pictures are dramatic and people ask all the time how much weight I lost.
I was down 109 pounds when I hit my goal weight in May of 2012. What an incredible feeling! Looking in the mirror was surreal. I didn’t even recognize myself in the mirror at first.
At my smallest, I was a size 6 with a BMI of 23 (a BMI under 25 is considered to be a healthy weight that significantly reduces your risk of disease). At my heaviest, I was a size 22, with a BMI of 41.
Within a few months I seemed to “naturally” level out to a size 8. Although now I wonder was I really naturally leveling out– or was that my way of justifying my slight weight gain? I’m not sure.
Those few extra pounds bugged me a bit, but for the most part I was happy with my new body. I had gone from a size 22 to a size 8, how could I complain about that? I then maintained my weight for a couple years with a few seasonal ups and downs.
Then last year stress eating reared its ugly head, and I found myself up to a size 10. Several times I re-committed myself with some success, but couldn’t keep my head in the game. And then within the last few months, after a summer of fun and indulgences (that I thoroughly enjoyed!), I was up to a size 12.
I wasn’t feeling like myself and I had the urge to move forward to a healthier weight. So four weeks ago, I decided to fully commit myself. All in… so to speak for 90 days! I don’t have a magic number I’m trying to reach. I’m doing the work and I’m going to see where I land.
So far, I am thrilled with my results! I’m feeling energized and excited to be moving forward. After just 4 weeks, I am down 15 pounds and don’t have that bloated feeling. My mood is more stable now that I’m off the sugar roller coaster again and I’m not tempted by every cookie I see! I feel in control of my food, which has always led to positive effects in other areas of my life too. And I’m even fitting into those size 10 pants again!
So what about you? Are you thinking about making some changes? Do you want to feel better and work on creating healthy habits along with me? It doesn’t matter how many times you have tried before or whether you have lost great amounts of weight and regained a little or a lot. Or maybe you just want help cleaning up your eating habits.
Better health is within your reach! Join me and a community of like-minded people who are caring and supportive. No judgment here. We’ll help you find motivation and fun in the Fall Health Games.