Well, it’s already the Holiday Season. Since my last post, so much has happened. The MOST IMPORTANT WAS THE ELECTION OF OUR NEW PRESIDENT. OMG, I THOUGHT I WOULD NEVER LIVE TO SEE THE DAY THAT A BLACK MAN WOULD BECOME PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. I AM STILL EXCITED. Hopefully this country will start moving in the right direction when it comes to race relations. Okay, I will stop while I am ahead, because I can feel my political soap box opening. The Jackson’s came in October. We celebrated Mama Jackson’s 93 B-Day. We had an absolute blast. The cookout was here and everyone enjoyed themselves. Book club in October was also great. I really enjoy those meetings; the next one will be here. I am looking forward to hosting.
So, I have been doing some serious weight lifting and I really like it. Based on my updated 6 month chart, it really shows. I still do cardio, but not as much. It is nice to finally be in the 160’s, so my goal is truly in sight. I know a few people that have had or are having weight loss surgery this month. I am so happy for them. It’s a whole new ball game, but I swear to you I love this game. I wouldn’t trade in my position on this team for anything. I continue to amaze myself when I look at pictures or catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror. I do continue to fight with the head demons though. I just can’t get it in my head that I am no longer the big girl that I use to be. In my head I am still that big person. I still size up a booth at restaurant’s just to make sure I can fit. I still walk around cars in the parking lot from fear that I can’t fit between them. I still disagree with my friends when they tell me that I am a great size now. I just don’t see myself the way others see me, so I continue to struggle with the self image. I don’t know if I will ever get use to the new me. Looking at the amount of inches I have lost, you would that that would be a good judgment for me, but its not. At any rate, I still consider myself a work in progress. I will continue to workout like a crackhead and stay focused on what goes in my mouth. I am looking forward to the holidays because I am going to Memphis for Thanksgiving and Louisiana for Christmas. I can’t wait to see everyone. I haven’t been home since May, so I am excited. I think I have rambled enough. So as always, until next time, be safe, love yourself and keep smiling. Most of all keep LOSING!!!
N b4 Surgery 6 mos later 1 Yr Later 18 mos. later
Neck: 15” Neck: 13.5” Neck: 12.5” Neck: 12.5”
Brt: 45”40C Brt: 39”38B Brt: 36”36B Brt: 35” 36A
L. Arm: 18” L. Arm: 14” L. Arm: 13” L. Arm: 12.5
Waist: 49” Waist: 36.5” Waist: 35” Waist: 33”
Hips: 49” Hips: 41.5” Hips: 40” Hips: 38”
L. Thigh: 25.5” L. Thigh: 23.5” L. Thigh: 23” L. Thigh: 21”
R. Thigh: 25.5” R. Thigh: 23.5 R. Thigh: 23” R. Thigh: 21”
L. Calf: 19” L. Calf: 17” L. Calf: 17” L. Calf: 16”
R. Calf: 19” R. Calf: 17" R. Calf: 16” R. Calf: 15.5”
R. Arm: ? R. Arm: 14” R. Arm: 13” R. Arm: 12.5”
Sz: Tight 20 Sz: Loose 14 Sz: 10/12 Sz: 10