I have been good! I had a great weekend. It was so nice out! I think our spring has finally sprung. The day before yesterday Michael and I did yard work. We were out there for about 5 hours! We just kept going. I am amazed at the difference from last year to this year with my weight-loss. Last year around this time I would cry like a big baby about doing any kind of physical labor lol. This year I was on top of it! I can't believe how much more UN-lazy I am and how much more pride I have in doing things! I told Michael I am going to take good care of our yard this summer. We picked up the fenced in dog area and that took a while because our dogs are spoiled and have way too many toys! I went through them and washed some and threw some away. We also raked the yard and I walked around the outside of our fence and picked up all of the trash. I also used the leaf blower to clear the driveway and moved all of our outdoor furniture outside from the basement.
We had our first fire of the year on Friday! I can't wait to have many more. I love sitting around the fire and I feel blessed that I get to live this lifestyle every day.
Yesterday it was in the 70's but I just couldn't seem to get with it. I woke up so sore from all of that yard work the day before. I felt fine when I went to bed Friday night but when I woke up Saturday morning I could barely move lol. Even though I was sore I was so excited to get my bicycle ready. We put air in the tires and greased up the chain. I feel so much more confident on it than when I first got it. When I first got it I couldn't get the idea out of my head that I must look like a freak show riding it because I was bigger. I am still bigger but now my attitude has totally changed. I don't give a crap what I look like on it! I don't care if it looks like the seat is wedged up my rear, I DON'T CARE! As long as I'm enjoying myself I could care less what other people might think driving by. That is another way I have grown over this past year with my journey.
I have also decided I will not be having a specific weigh in day anymore. I am still going to keep on track but I am going to live my life. I am not going to live by the number anymore and I am just going to enjoy every moment as it comes. I will still weigh in but it will be when I feel like it. I will not let the number on the scale define me. After all it is just a number. I knew this all along but when you have a journey similar to mine, I feel it was necessary to live by the number until I felt comfortable with who I was. Some people are comfortable at 338 pounds but that was not me. I am entering a new chapter of my life and I WILL ALWAYS have everything I have learned over this past year in the back of my head. I feel confident I can proceed without caution and I know in my heart I will never let myself go backwards. I finally feel free.
This morning I am back on to doing my lemon water first thing. I am also back to making sure I drink my 75oz jug of water, exercising, eating right and drinking my 5 cups of green tea. I went for a walk earlier with a friend and then I walked to my Moms a little while ago. Chewie and Heidi were over there so I walked there by myself and then walked them back home. We barely made it in the door and it started raining/hailing! We were lucky! So, so lucky! I couldn't believe it. We saw the clouds rolling in and heard rumbling and we booked it. If I would have spent one more minute yacking with my Mom we would have gotten soaked! Not to mention the hail would have hurt too!
My name is Marilyn and I am 27 years old. I have been overweight for most of my life and on May 1st, 2012 I weighed in at 338 pounds. This blog is about my weight-loss journey.