it seems only fitting that this happened at week 15.
i am officially down 15 lbs!
you guys, i can’t remember the last time i lost 15 lbs. this morning at the gym i sat there with a 15lb weight in my hand trying to put it into perspective. i honestly can’t believe i walked around with that on me. it was heavy.
When i started this post i was at 180 and as of monday morning i was 165. but from the week i started this this wasn’t going to be about pounds it was going to be about how i feel.
so here is how i feel, honestly.
in my heart of hearts i know i’m not there yet. i’m not technically in my “healthy weight range” but i know that this journey isn’t over. it probably won’t ever be totally over but this part of it isn’t yet. am i making sense? i know that the end of this is closing in but i have to keep my head on straight eating right and working out. no excuses.
physically i can’t believe the difference 15 lbs has made. my pants fit. i can open my closet and select from pile 2 and 3 (pile 1 was from my 140-150 days). it feels good to be wearing things other than tights or leggings. i’m in actual pants today. with the button closed. that is a really good feeling.
my heartburn issues have subsided. sure they come back with the extreme cases of spicy food, some wines etc but it’s not every day, every meal like it was before. it’s maybe once a week.
i have more energy. don’t get me wrong i’m still dead tired by the end of the day but when i used to want those 2pm naps they aren’t really a thing for me anymore. (note: I never actually got to take them i just almost always did under my desk).
i’m fuller faster. i think it’s because i check in with my body more. i eat slower and i’m conscious about what is on my plate. i still eat out time to time but i eat less of the indulgence. unless it’s froyo. i still indulge in froyo because it’s delicious.
working out. FINALLY starting to get the hang of running. yea it only took me 3 months. i figured out my pace and i’m doing a combo of lifting and running a straight 2 – 3 miles every morning and not dying. so that’s good.
those are the major things. has anyone else had some major goal accomplishments? how do you feel? physically mentally?