I had my lemon water first thing this morning and then ate a banana for breakfast. I had a bowl of chili for lunch and will be having another bowl for dinner. I am on my 4th cup of green tea and still have half ways to go on my water jug. I did a great basement workout last night. I woke up this morning feeling smaller. I love mornings like that. Sometimes when I lie in bed at night I like to think I can feel the fat just melting away lol. My body is starting to take shape and I can't wait to see what I am actually supposed to look like! haha - Really... I have never known myself to be any smaller than am I right now. I figure I was about the size I am now in middle school so any weight-loss I have in the future will all be completely new to me. I feel like this whole time I have been hiding behind all that fat. I knew I was in there somewhere!
There are so many things I can do now that I had trouble with before. Shaving my legs is a big one - OMG! How much easier it is! and like I have said before it has also been nice to not have to worry about seatbelts, restaurant booths and even clothes shopping. Things are just getting easier and easier and it can only get better from here! The other night I was watching tv with Michael and I was sitting on the couch hugging my knees. I didn't even think about it when I did it but after sitting there for a while the thought ran across my mind that I could have never done that before when I was 338. I can't wait to weigh in this Friday and see how much I have lost this week.
I still have yet to workout today but I plan to do a basement workout before bed. I have been doing 15 minutes of weights/stretching and 15 minutes on the treadmill. Sometimes I jog and other times I do a brisk walk. I don't know where I would be today without my treadmill! lol - I am such a homebody that I don't think i'd be as far as I am now without having one. The best part of it is; we got it for free and it was meant for our Labrador Retriever named Silver! At the time she didn't have anyone her age/size to play with and we didn't go for walks so we thought we would train her on the treadmill so she wouldn't get overweight. It never happened because once we got the treadmill in the basement it didn't work. In the end we got another Lab named Nibbler that is now her play buddy and I ended up using the treadmill! I remember when I started using it that it was still broke so I would have to make it go myself. That was a good workout but now that it is fixed and working I can use it to its full potential. I never thought i'd use it EVER. As old and awkward as it is, it's gotten me through some tough times.
AHHH! Michael just turned the TV channel to the show "How It's Made" and they are making treadmills!! TOO FREAKY!!!
<-- Today is my Mom's Birthday! This is the cake I made her. I usually suck when it comes to baking but am pretty proud of myself on this one lol. I didn't have a piece but I tried a little chunk of it just out of curiosity. I am becoming stronger and stronger everyday and in order for me to keep my will power strong I have to be hard on myself on days like today! My Mom loved it and that is all that matters :-) HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! I LOVE YOU!
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.