Friday, March 6, 2009

A New Low

Today I actually weighed in at the lowest weight I have since starting this whole thing - 156.6. The last time I weighed 156 was in November, and that was at 156.8, so Im pretty excited! Part of me thinks this is just a wierd fluke, but whatever it is, its nice to see. I hope its here to stay!

I really really appreciate all of the kind comments I got on my last post. It wasnt easy to post those pics, and I think I thought about taking them down like every 5 min after I did. But they needed to stay. While I agree that perhaps my body weight is where it needs to be, I wanted to post those pics so people could see that this isnt just about my weight. My weight may be where my body wants it to be, but theres still work to be done. I know Ill never have a perfect body, if such a thing exists, but I would like to feel more comfortable with it.

I really wish that I had taken a focus on exercise when I began this. I was losing weight so well in the beginning just changing my eating habits, that at the time, I didnt really see why exercise was necessary. Now I see how wrong I was. If I had focused on it like I am now, then perhaps I would be more toned rather than trying to do this after I have lost the weight.

But Ill keep at it, because I think a lot of what some people said is true - it may take a while for my skin to respond. And mostly, because exercise is just plain good for you. I love exercising, and even if this is how my body will ever look, its still a million times better than when I weighed 226. Sometimes I forget exactly what it feels like to have all that weight on, how clothes used to feel, and while I never want to feel that way again, I also dont want to forget. If I forget, then I feel like I dont really appreciate this. I may be a perfectionist, but I do appreciate my body as it is and what I have done for it with all this hard work.


MB said...

I'm glad to hear you are learning to appreciate your body all the hard work you've done and continue to do to keep it healthy.

Congrats on the new low.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you are more confident that I am! You look great, but I hope that you are able to get the results you want. Thank you so much for your kind words over at my blog. I know that a lot of ppl take anti-depressants, but just makes me nervous. It is new territory for me and I want to make sure I am making the right decision.

Cammy said...

Congrats on your new low! Hang in there with the exercise; it will show up. And even if you never see results with your eyes, you'll feel it in your strength and flexibility. (not to mention pride. *G*)

new*me said...

i missed the last to check it out :)

Appreciating our body and loving ourself is so important every day! Glad you are embracing that idea!

The American Homemaker said...

So... I just checked out your pics and to be totally honest I think you really do look great. Your legs and arms are totally slim.

My skinny size 0 11 yr old daughter whines that her thighs look fat when she sits down in jeans so I'll tell you what I tell her... get over it! You look great and I'll spank you if you keep whining :) OK I won't really spank you, but that's the mom in me coming out... LOL

Your tummy needs a little toning, but I've had three kids and mine will never look as great as yours does! I think you look pretty amazing! Way to be brave. If I took pics like that you'd probably puke... I have so much flub and so many stretch marks... bleh

Karyn said...

congrats on the new low!

I think you are right - it is important to remember what it was like to be the weight we were when we began to lose.

You are still an inspiration to me, Heather.