WOW, time flies. I mean I started this challenge September 9th and it’s December 17th and today is my last day for this challenge. I succeeded on part of my challenge, I hung in there on a few things and I flunked one part. The part I flunked was the book. I had picked the Power of Now and I did read a good chunk of it but it was not quite right for me. I did learn to live in the moment and not to try and move ahead so fast and to enjoy the now and not before and later on. I did choose a different book for my health instead of mind and it really was a good one for teaching me more about leaving my 40’s and getting into my 50’s. My part of hanging in there was just sticking with 1200 calories or so a day and I’ve drank my gallon of water a day. The best part was I went from 185.2 and I dropped 11 lbs, today’s weight is 174.1. I did want another 10 lbs but that just can be part of my 2012 goal. My beginning size was a tight 14, today …. well you gotta see this…
Size 12, no stretch jeans. No muffin top, still breathing.
Now I have to admit the last two weeks I have had stress on top of stress and wasn’t positive I could finish the challenge let alone get into the much looked at dress. But I prove to myself that even though I can’t give 100% all the time that as long as I try my best and let the Lord do the rest I can do this. I can live my life, take care of myself and change into the woman I really want to be. I have a ways to go. I want to tone up, lose a bit more and keep up the good work that I’ve started. But I know that I can do this.
Now I know you really don’t want to see any more words. Like me this morning you want to see if I made it to my goal, to get into the red dress Jim bought me 32 years ago. A few months ago I tried it on and I couldn’t even get it zipped or over my body. Today this is what I got…
Now I had to take this pictures by myself because I didn’t want Mike or Jim to see it yet, so you don’t really get to see a whole bunch but you get to see that it is on. I am sure a bit more busty then I was back then and my arms sure aren’t the prettiness they once were but it’s on and even for a 32 year old dress on a 49 year old woman it’s not terrible. I can’t wait to share with Jim.
So I did it, I’m glad and I’m proud of myself. I’m not perfect but will never be but I can do what I set my mind too. I’m a slow learner, even slower loser but it’s happening. A bit more here and then and maybe one day I can really fit into this dress like it was made.
I’m off to read and see how you all finished up your challenge and also how your week went. Take care my friends. Have a blessed weekend.