Wow, it's a new year! The past year flew by so fast, it seems like it should still be spring of 2014!
For me, January 4 is month 4 of my weight loss journey. It doesn't seem like 4 months have passed by already!
So, I'm back on track. This week I met the exercise goal of at least 3 miles a day, 6 days a week. My "day off" was a mile and a half. I was able to pick up another Leslie Sansone dvd, 4 Really Big Miles, and work on that. It is a challenge, but a good one! It has 15, 12, 10, and then back to 15 minute miles. Yes, a 10 minute mile. In the summer, I couldn't do a block in 10 minutes. I've made it through all 4 miles a couple of times, and stopped after the first 3 (the 15, 12, and 10 back to back) a few times. But I've been able to get up to the 10 minute mile, and to me that's huge in my world! That is a 4mph, 5mph, and 6mph mile.
Eating has been ok. I made a huge pot of soup using things from the freezer, as we're cleaning out the upright fridge/freezer to defrost. Soup is good, it's filling, and on cold days it is nice to have a hot steaming bowl of veggie goodness. I still want the chocolates and sweet of Christmas, but working to break that "want" again. It's not necessary, and if it's not in the house, no problem.
This week, I had a notion to try on the smallest clothing I have. They are 18/20 yoga pants. I hadn't been able to wear them, my legs above the knee are still rather large, and there was no getting them on. Wednesday, I was able to pull them on, walk and move around in them, although not sure I'd wear them out in public yet. Not until I've dropped a little more. They've been my "goal" for the past 6 weeks or so, and it's nice to at least be able to slip them on. Considering I started out a 34/36 bottom size, that's just about half my body size there. So, that made my day--about half way down, and a ways left to go--but LOTS of progress in only 4 months!
I also did something for myself that I don't normally do. I got a hair cut. Shoulder length, with layers. I love it! It's easy to take care of, it curls up on it's own, It looks more my 'age', rather than the pulled back into a bun look I've sported for a few years. No pics yet, not for a couple more weeks more than likely.
Thank you all for your encouragement! You are all such a blessing, and I'm very thankful to have you all!
I hope you have started the New Year well, and are doing well on your journey!
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