Okay, so life in the thin lane has given me a chance to really get going!
I am always on the go and I am loving it!...I am still unemployed, but life has a way of working things out when we least expect it. I am retired so a little income is better than nothing. I am still looking but naturally I keep hearing about the jobs and no one is calling me back so I am going to cool my heels until the beginning of the year. I purposely walk the malls and just enjoy trying on all the clothes that I wouldn't have been able to get my finger in 6 months ago, I park my car on the opposite side of the mall of the stores that I want to browse in and it is great to not sweat from just going up an escalator, because these days I am taking the stairs! I am officially out of the X's...that is XL, XXL, XXXL. I have lost 106lbs since I started this journey and I am ecstatic!!!
I can shop ANYWHERE I want to and it doesn't have to be Woman's and that really feels great! I can actually wear boots! No extra wide, no having to have anything added to the calves, just out the store and on my feet, now if that isn't enough to make want to scream I don't know what will! I almost wore them to bed I was so happy! I don't stress over food and it really has been smooth sailing for me lately. Things will be what they will be, the weather has gotten cold and I am really not motivated to layer on to go to the gym so I stay in my house in my shorts and do yoga tapes and I don't care how stupid I look or how uncoordinated I am, it's just me and the dog. My husband and my mom love going out to eat with me because they know after I get my two tablespoons of whatever they can have at it and they don't have to decide what they want to eat, because they know it will be healthy...chicken or fish and more fun is I enjoy the company. THANK GOD I MADE IT THROUGH A HOUSE FULL OF PEOPLE FOR THANKSGIVING!!!
I did the cooking and it was an absolute blast. Everything turned out great (with the exception of the sweet potato pie...my son said it tasted funny...(well that was the splenda that I substituted instead of my usual sugar!), he ate it none the less
! As far as all the other food, I asked everyone who asked to bring a desert and we just did a swap at the end and everyone was happy, they got a different desert than what they brought and I was happy because all the temptation went home at the end of the night!
I am still not committed to the protein like I should have been and I am paying for it!, my hair is shedding something awful, but I was warned and I didn't listen!...I got to relaxed with the protein and the vitamins
but I can't blame anyone but myself!...I wouldn't change this entire experience for the world...all the yo yo dieting is over!...I do not watch the scale (that was making me crazy) and I feel great! So all in all...life is good! I am ready for the new year!