I'm so excited!!!
Sep 13, 2009I did the Salsa class on Thursday with my friend at the Y. Not only did I complete the 45 minute class, but I had fun too! I thought with my fibromyalgia that I would be on the floor the next day for sure. I thought I was going to be in for lots of pain.
Well not only was I still standing on Friday, but I went to get my hair cut, returned some clothing to a store, went to scope out a new location for our WLS support group to meet, AND went clothes shopping at Reitmans. For me, that would have been impossible a year ago. I was excited beyond belief!
Another really exciting thing for me was when I went to Reitman's clothes shopping. I had always shopped in the plus size section on the left hand side of the store. Well Friday was the first time in 20 years that I've been able to shop on the RIGHT hand side of the store, in the regular size section! Of course everything I picked up was either a size 15 or XL. I wasn't sure what size I would wear, so I took the largest sizes they had. I had to get the sales lady to take the stuff back and get me smaller sizes!!!! I couldn't believe it. I'm a size 13 or a regular large now. This is unbelievable to me. I'm in a bit of shock I think, because it still doesn't seem real. I can't believe that I've lost 94 pounds in 7 months, and how much that 94 pounds has changed my life.
I'm making an appointment with a personal trainer at the Y for next week sometime. She's the girl who led the Salsa class, and I think she would really motivate me. In the meantime, I'm going to walk with my friend at the dog park again tomorrow, and then we're having dinner together, and doing a yoga session at her place. I'm also going to go back and do the salsa class on Thursday.
I feel so hopefull for the future now. Knowing that I can exercize and not be in terrible pain is so motivating for me. It was just a dream before, but now I can actually do it. I mean, I'm not going to be competing in any Iron Man competitions anytime soon, but just being able to dance, and walk, and get stronger, is amazing. If for no other reason, I'm so glad I had my surgery. I couldn't have ever imagined being this far, in such a short time. I'm so excited about everything!
P.S. My daughter bought that adorable little bungalow on Friday too!!!!
Oshawa, Ontario, XX
Jul 11, 2008