Life is good.
I feel like I go up and down here on this blog; yet, I know life is a series of ups and downs (since flatline is for people who are dead), so I know I needn't feel bad about it or think that it gives an impression of me being unstable. Ha! Sincere thanks to everyone who chipped in on helping me figure out the funk and the possible physical aspects of it a couple weeks ago. I have been testing a few things since then and so far I think I have it figured out. The weather conditions have been terrible the last week (we got our first major snow here and it's lasted a whole week so far), so barometric pressure has been moving in all kinds of directions and I've been ok. The key has been starting back on my allergy medication (generic Zyrtec) which seems to be keeping sinus congestion caused by allergies to mold, dust, etc. at bay which had been causing severe pain when the air pressure changes. I've been taking that for 2 weeks now and haven't had a headache since. But I'm not so cocky as to think that I've got it licked.....will continue to keep an eye out and let you know how it goes.
I feel kinda bad that for the last few weeks, I've only been posting weekly. But don't worry - this isn't going to turn into an apology session each week. I do what I have the time to do and when I have inspiration, so....... When one has to write all the time for work, going home and writing a blog entry doesn't sound too appealing sometimes. But I do think I want to start posting more videos and news stories, etc that speak to me (which don't require as much time), so be on the lookout for those in the coming weeks. I have to remind myself that each post needn't be a treatise or some big revelation.
So, yeah............ (as my friend Emma would say)
|The pile of clothes that are now too big for me - donate or quilting?|
I'm still a bit shocked at how unsentimental I've been about that transition. I think it may have been because I never really accepted in my mind that I was over 300 lbs. I think somewhere deep down I knew it, but I was shocked at how far above 300 I was when I started this process 16-17 weeks ago. I've flirted with 300 for years, but somewhere in my head I've been telling myself that I was in the 290s.
|My progression of jeans size (thanks to Tara for this idea)|
And as you can tell from the title of the post, I am now wearing my skinny jeans. They are jeans that I haven't worn since February 2007 (for a brief period of time) and before that May 2002. I've kept them all this time. They're knackered - stained and ripped with the crotch worn out and patched up - so they're nothing really valuable, but they help me to measure my progress and that's nothing but a good thing. Luckily, I have 3 other pair of jeans about this size that I can wear as well, but they're fairly new. I bought them months ago so that I would have something to work towards, so now I have jeans I can wear without having to wear a belt to keep them up. I've also ordered a pair of size 20s from Old Navy (I love their jeans!) for my friends to bring at Christmas so I'll have them on hand when I'm ready.
|I'm wearing my skinny jeans (May 2002)|
So, this week, the scale says:
|weigh-in no. 16 (-2.0)|
Last week: 298.8
This week: 296.8
Loss of - 2.0
Total Loss - 30.2
I can't wait to go over to my Goal page and mark things off: I have now lost 30+ lbs. I am wearing size 22 jeans. I can run 3+ minutes. Plus, I can do 60 reps of 65 kg (143 lbs) on the leg press. I was inspired by Skinny Emmie's post about the stairmaster this week, so I am keen to get back on the
And, despite the inevitable bad days, it'll only get better!