Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mini Goal reached

I know it has been awhile since my last post but with the kids now home from school I havent had alot of time to get on the computer and write, but here i am today.

For those of you who are not on my facebook friends list will not know and why i'm writing today but I have reached FINALLY my mini goal. All I have wanted for so long was to be under 200 pounds. I weighed myself last week and reached that goal, yes I stepped on that dreaded scale and was shocked to see 199 pounds. I called my kids to show them and to make sure I was seeing what I was seeing. They cheered for me and I promised when I reached that I would do a dance and I did. Everyone I told I did the 199 dance.

For the past month I have struggled. Not so much with my diet or exercising but just being able to drop the weight. I was at a stand still. No matter what I did I couldn't get that 1 pound off. I tried everything, I changed my exercising routine, I changed some of my diet and eating habits but nothing was working. Now the good thing was I wasn't putting it back on I was maintaining and that for anyone who has tried to lose weight is still a good thing. For me it was frusterating. I so wanted to be under the 200 mark. To be honest I don't know what it was that finally made me drop that 1 pound but I did it and I look and feel great.

I have not weighed under 200 pounds in probably 20 yrs. At least since before I got pregnant with my older son. WOW unbelievable and how unhelathy I was.

Even though I get discouraged at times this small well I guess not small accomplishment makes me keep going and to never give up because I no I can do it.

My doctor and I have discussed the possibilities of having surgury at the end of all this to help alleviate the hanging skin and to get off some of the weight. I can not afford it but there are some reasons the government (ohip) will cover it. I.E (existing back problems, diabetes, rashes, how low the hang is) fortunately for me I have all these issues. So i'm hoping it will be covered. I go to see the surgeon on Aug 5th so I will keep everyone posted on this.

Thank you to all of my supporters and friends. You guys help me get through my low times with your kind words and support. If I can inspire just one person then this is worth it.

1 comment:

Kim said...

Woohoo. Congratulations Dana. You have worked hard and the sucess looks good on you!