!!! FINALLY !!!
The hard work of the last two weeks has paid off, I am down another 4lbs and I have broken through the 50lb mark! Lord, I felt like a stalled car, whose engine just wouldn’t turn over! Lindsey kept telling me to just keep pushing through, that my body would adjust and figure it out. As of this morning I have lost 52lbs and now weight 339lbs. I can’t tell you mentally the weight that has been lifted, how good it feels to be close to the “200’s” and further away from the “400’s” which is where I started, just when I was just lbs from weighing 400lbs. It is sinking in that I am gonna do this thing! I have 48 lbs to go for the 100lb goal.
After I weighed in this morning, I picked up my Mom and we went shopping for an outfit for an event I will be attending this weekend. Most of you know I work for the Cincinnati Opera and we have our annual gala on Saturday. My Mom an I went shopping and we bought a fancy jacket and blouse to go under it and they were a size 24 which I bought it off the rack at Dillards! OFF THE RACK HOLY COW!!! When I started in September I was wearing a size 32/34 in women’s plus size, which you can only order on-line unless you go to one of the few big girl stores in the area.
As I was standing in the dressing room, I got all choked up crying like a fool realizing that I am 3 sizes from wearing a size 18! I better ask for a raise, I am gonna shop till I drop when that day arrives! My sweet mom bought my outfit and then we went for a healthy lunch at Panara a perfect morning to celebrate coming so far.
This victory is certainly not my doing alone and as I reflect back 52lbs I share this with everyone in my world who has offered support in every way, all of it brought me to this point. So looking ahead I have a race to run, I have more pounds to shed, more stories and much more hope than I ever have had before. Please don’t go anywhere I am gonna need the kind words, support and encouragement more than ever, it means the world to me.
I am also going to ask you all to please consider a donation to help me, help Recycled Doggies save more innocent dogs on death row that have no voice like Tristan and Journey until Recycled Doggies stepped in and saved them. Thank you! xo Lori