Technically, I broke the 200 pound barrier yesterday, but it only happened when I was wind-aided, leaning like a Norwegian ski jumper, and desperately holding my breath. This morning's weigh in gave me a reading of 199.2 pounds when I was standing like a normal person. So I'm counting this one as the "official" day I broke 200 pounds, even though it technically happened yesterday.
Breaking 200 pounds was always one of my bigger milestones, and reaching that goal this morning (officially) left me in a contemplative mood, asI looked at how far I have come. There have definitely been some hills and valleys along the way, but overall my weight loss has been pretty steady. When looking at my weight loss graph, though, I noticed something interesting.
Losing this weight has made a huge difference in my life, in terms of my confidence levels, my fitness levels, and my ability to participate in normal activities. For example, both the Nerd and I really enjoyed our vacation in South Carolina last week, but it involved all sorts of things that we would not have been able to do - - or be comfortable doing - - before we lost this weight. Things like walking up those grim hills around the cabins.
|In fairness to me, this photo does not do the hill justice. Trust me, it was very, very steep. Grueling, in fact. And the hill just kept going and going.|
How much have we changed? The last time the Nerd and I saw his South Carolina cousins was in August 2007. Things have changed a lot, I would say.
Here's something I never thought I would ever see - - a photo of me in a swimsuit that I didn't hate.
So it's time to check off another goal - yay!
Onward and downward!