I was extremely frustrated Jan-end of April. I admit it. I lost four pounds during those months. Yeppers.
Now, first I have to admit, I wasn't going to the gym as much as I should. With the return of spring, I've been walking almost everyday for 45 minutes to an hour each day. I've missed three days in the past seven weeks.
After being stuck at 263, I'm finally down to 253 and steadily still losing. I took myself back to basics... SLOW down when I'm eating.. smaller bites. I also admit to doing some grazing, but I've recently substituted string cheese because it's low cal (70 calories per stick) and each stick has seven grams of protein. Win win!
I still have a long ways to go. I'm three pounds away from a major goal I set for myself. So that's encouraging. BUT I still want to get down to 185, but I will be extremely happy if I get to 199!
My next major goal is 220.. which is what my DH weighs. He's already a bit dumbfounded that I can wear his shirts now!
Skin is definitely still sagging!
My belly area is really really hanging as are my arms. Definitely no sleeveless shirts, but since I wasn't wearing any for the past twenty years, no big loss!
I am now just fitting into a size 18 in pants, but I think it would be an easier fit without all the skin.
My goal size wise is a 12.. which looks like should happen, but I'll be happy with a 15/16 considering that's the size I was wearing as a FRESHMAN in high school. This butt hasn't seen a 16 in twenty years! (I was wearing 18s by spring of that year!)
Speaking of my butt, I didn't realize how much tail bone pain I'd be feeling. YOWSERS! I have a pillow that's used for hemorrhoid patients ordered so hopefully that will help. I rode my DH's bike last week and that's a definite no-no unless I get a seat with more padding or my tailbone gets a bit more comfortable.
I went to a graduation party this last weekend and it still shocks me what people's response to me is. I guess I don't *feel* any different body size wise because hey, it's still my body, but I need to be honest with myself that the last time I weighed this was the beginning of senior year of high school.
I am going to try to get more pics this week and will post when I get them!