Friday, September 2, 2011

Day 10 of 25: Thirty Pounds Lost!

As you can imagine, I was completely thrilled this morning when I stepped on the scale to see that I had reached yet another milestone! Thirty pounds lost!

This feels so surreal. I have been feeling big changes all this week. My tight pants fit, the pants that fit me before are loose. I think that seeing the number on the scale really made it all the more real for me, today. Also, I received a major compliment today. My boss that I see once a month came over to me this afternoon and whispered "have you lost a lot of weight?" I was so happy to hear that today. Not only did she ask if I lost weight, but she asked if I lost "a lot" of weight! That made my day!

My husband is at his lowest weight in four years, too. I'm so proud of both of us! He asked me out on a date tonight, and I'm really excited. We are going out for dinner and you better believe that I'm taking my motivation with me. I'm getting a big salad and a small steak. I've even saved enough calories for a roll if I wanted one tonight. Speaking of calories, staying within calories is just one of the many reasons why I lost thirty pounds. Some other reasons are below:

~30 Reasons That I Lost 30 Pounds~

1. I am enjoying what I am eating!
2. I am having fun with exercise
3. I am not depriving myself
4. I have the support and love of my husband
5. I am motivated to be healthy, not just "skinny"
6. I haven't pushed myself too hard too fast, baby steps
7. I can really picture myself at a lower weight, and want to get there
8. I want my dog to be healthy, so I take him for walks which helps us both
9. I force myself to let go of perfectionism
10. If I go over calories, I accept it and MOVE ON
11. I feel empowered when I make healthy choices
12. I've realized that I can forgive myself
13. I've realized that I can love myself
14. I believe in myself
15. I trust what my body "tells" me when it comes to exercise
16. When I "indulge" I actually WANT to make up for it in exercise
17. I keep my journey fun and fresh with challenges
18. I reward myself for little accomplishments
19. I dream of what it will feel like to be at my goal weight
20. I let go of obsessing over the numbers, it will happen eventually if I keep going
21. I've banned the "all or nothing" mentality
22. I track nutrition on Sparkpeople
23. I've read books about nutrition
24. I want to feel comfortable in cute clothes
25. I want to be able to wrap a normal size towel around me after a shower
26. Being on this journey makes me happy
27. Free time is for activity more often than for lounging on the couch
28. My stomach is no where near the steering wheel now when I drive
29. Each lb. loss gives me that much more motivation to go on
30. Making healthy choices sparks a bigger crave for healthy living

I hope that at least one of those reasons can help you reach your goals. I wish you the best on your journey, mine is just starting and I'm having loads of fun!

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