As of Friday, September 5 at 6:15 am I have officially lost 20 pounds. I was elated. I jumped up and down when I got off the scale. I needed to lose 1.4 lbs to make my goal and I lost 1.5 🙂 Upon reaching my goal, I started referring to the whole day as “Celebration Day!” My husband brought home pizza, a card, and a gift.
Before Friday morning I had been having a bad week as far as my weight goes. I want to work out more, but I get very frustrated when I am not as advanced as I would like to be. On Wednesday evening, Chris said he would help me do some weights. He had me do a quick 10 minutes on the treadmill, to warm up. I actually ran 6 (in 3 minute spurts) of those ten minutes! I did my weight training and then got back on the treadmill for a 10 minute cooldown. I had asked Chris to take a couple of pictures during my workout session so I could see what I looked like. One of the pictures he took made me feel awful about myself. My stomach looked huge and I got really down. Chris sent me a picture that was taken last summer to physically show me that I have made great improvements. So, here’s my before picture:
And here is a more current picture. (Sorry it is dark!)
When I look at the pictures, I can definitely see a difference…but, when I look in the mirror I still see that woman on the tractor. I wonder how many pounds I have to lose before I can start seeing the changes that other people see?!?