Thursday, August 03, 2006

Getting to the half-way point...

At the risk of sounding like Bridget Jones:

Pounds Lost – 30! Inches Lost – 10.5!

That is a lot of weight for me to lose and I am very happy that I have made it this far. If I have not been updating this blog it is because I’ve been spending most of my free time trying to get in some exercise. I was walking about 3.5 to 4 miles a day but I have taken to swimming laps with my gal pals and we really like it.

I have had many mornings in my life pondering: "What shall I wear today?" Or more likely, "What fits today!" Now I am finding I have the same problem but this time the clothes are way too big! I have gone down more than 2 sizes and have already given away most of my clothes. It is already time to clean my closet out again!

I have taken to buying a lot of things at Target. I realize that this is not the house of fashion, but I cannot bring myself to spend $60 to $100 on a pair of jeans when I know I will not be in that size next month. Lucky for me it is mostly T-shirts and jeans from Target so I think I can get by like this for a while.

I promise to post a good before and after picture of the real me, but I decided not to dilute the effect with a halfway shot so you will just have to wait. I should reach my goal around the December. Oh, and no, I am not afraid of gaining weight during the holidays. I seem to have found a really nice way to eat for life and I really like the exercise too. I am hoping Santa brings me a beach cruiser bike! I still find ways to work in some of my favorite splurges – just not so much. Nina and I had s'mores over the fire pit last weekend and it was way yummy!


Anonymous said...

Wonderful! You've amazed me again.
Keep up the good work! Beth

~~~Drama Queen's Mom~~~ said...

Job well done! Congrats on the weight loss. you must be so very proud of yourself!!!

lauren said...

You turn your head away to get something else done besides blogging and reading blogs and look what happens! A kiddle graduates and a mom takes off 30 POUNDS! How wonderful for you!!! I'm inspired. It sounds like portion control and exercise were your plan of attack. I'm thrilled for you and I'm sure you will reach your ultimate goal. I'll try to pop in more often. Summer is so much busier then I ever thought it could be.
Congrats again!!


Anonymous said...

You are my inspiration!

pounds lost=18
inches= how ever big around a 3-month-old child is, cause that's how much that is!

you lost a freakin' 3-year-old! congratulations!!!!!!

From the slowest swimmer of the bunch and your loyal friend.