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Friday, May 15, 2009

So, on April 28th, I did something I never thought I'd do again - I bought a two-piece bathing suit. See, I've done a great job of maintaining a 20 pound weight loss from last year (lost from July - October). I hadn't really been working out much since the first of November. Okay, so I really hadn't been working out at all. BUT, I maintained all winter - even through the holidays. THAT is an achievement in and of itself! Still, I wanted more...or less, would be more appropriate. I started this journey wanting to lose 30 pounds total. Just picked that number out of thin air more than anything. I figured at 30 pounds lighter my body would look and feel the way I wanted it to. And I'm so close to being there - heck, I got 2/3 of the way there and I STOPPED!!! So, I bought this little pink and black two piece and I actually propped it on my nightstand with the top draped around my alarm clock so that every morning, I have to reach OVER the suit to hit the snooze button.



LOL I know it's crazy, but there have been mornings when this tangible symbol of what I'm working so hard for has been the straw that dragged the camel out of bed.

NOW I've been invited to a friend's pool party on June 14. 30 days from yesterday. And this is the only bathing suit I've got. The only one. And I have to wear it. In front of people. My husband gave me a gift certificate to go tanning for Christmas and I've kinda been saving it for this time of year. As a reward for changing so much in my life.

A year ago, I would have eaten fast food 4 or 5 days this week - sometimes two meals a day. A year ago, I would have had pop with every meal. A year ago I would have gotten winded going from my basement upstairs to my bedroom. A year ago I would never have even tried this little number ON, much LESS taken my picture and posted it in a blog! Yes, I've still got a little way to go. But I can finish what I started. I know I can. And I'll wear this suit this summer. And I won't be embarrassed. I'll be kinda proud, even. As much for all the healthy changes I've made in my life as anything!

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  • BRANDYFORD
    You are doing great! Hang in there and keep the suit by the clock. I might do a little motivation like this too. Sometimes I have a hard time getting up at 4:50am to go to water aerobics @ 5:45 am with my MOM. It does help to know that she is gonna be there waiting on me too.
    4374 days ago
  • SHERREMAC
    way to go!!!
    4377 days ago
  • LIZZYP609
    I think you look Awesome! Isn't it funny how we see ourselves one way and how so much different other people see us! I think that idea of putting the bathing suit next to your alarm clock is an awesome idea!
    Good luck with that last 10 pounds!
    4377 days ago
  • MOONLIGHTSCHILD
    i had to read your blog with that title LOL....all i can say is GOOD FOR YOU!! you look great in your new bathing suit and have definitely inspired me to go and get one and do exactly what you have done...i've been saying the same thing forever and haven't done it yet...GOOD FOR YOU!! go and get that tan and strut your stuff at the pool party
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    4378 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/15/2009 9:54:29 PM
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