Why, Yes...Yes I Have, Actually...
A few months ago, I wrote a post about how I felt a little discouraged that my awesome inlaws (how I adore these people...) didn't seem to notice my weight loss when we gathered for my nephew's confirmation celebration. I felt silly even mentioning it here, with all of you who are so sympathetic and supportive, because the day wasn't about me and the world doesn't revolve around me, but if I'm being honest (which I can't help), it did bother me a little.
I am not sure how many pounds down I was at that point, and other people had noticed, like my parents and co-workers. But what my inlaws are thinking really matters to me, too, and I...I guess I always want them to feel like my husband made a good choice by picking me. (Gosh...why would all the value they have in me be tied up in my appearance?! Why do I think this way?! I know better!)
Anyway, we gathered this past Sunday for my niece's graduation party and one of my sister-in-laws was walking behind me and she said, "Um, have you lost, like, a whole bunch of weight?"
Why, yes...yes I have...
My husband's aunt later motioned for me to come over. "Honey, are you losing weight? You look great!"
Why, thank you. Yes I am losing weight. I have a good bit of weight left to lose, but I am losing. I was also sporting capri pants that hadn't seen the light of day in about six years.
I had a biometric screening at work today. The screening last year left me feeling like a total loser, and not in a pounds-loser sort of way. I felt like a failure, seeing those numbers and having no idea why I couldn't be the size I wanted to be. All my blood statistics came back wonderfully, but that meant nothing to me. Isn't that stupid? Some people would LOVE to be in my place, with disease-free blood, healthy cholesterol numbers, balanced iron and triglycerides. All I saw on that piece of paper was the weight.
I'll get my blood results back in a few weeks, but the scale revealed I'd recently lost another two pounds. (It's been a few weeks since I weighed...I am not weighing weekly on purpose.)
This means I am 25 pounds lighter than I when I started here. 176 days in.
Can I do this? Yes. Am I super motivated? Affirmative. Am I proud of myself? Absolutely. Can we do this?
Yes, yes we can...