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Monday, July 28, 2014

And The Weight-Loss Battle Continues...




Well, I have passed the 6-month point in my quest for health, and I'm still at it!  I know this must continue for at least a year more if I seriously expect to lose 150 pounds or more (which I definitely do!)  I'm not expecting it to happen overnight; after all, it took me 30 years to gain all those pounds, so I need to be patient. Initially, I was losing 2 to 3 pounds per week, but during the last month or so, I'm only losing 1 to 2 pounds per week. 
Saturday night, I just couldn't get to sleep.  ( I suspect that was a result of eating a small chocolate whoopie pie for dessert....the caffeine in the chocolate plus the sugar rush!)  It was the first time I had actually eaten a dessert since the middle of January.  That will teach me!




Since I couldn't sleep, I got up, turned on the light, and started going through my drawers--that's DRESSER draws, folks!---and I started trying on clothes.  I pulled out tops that I hadn't been able to fit into a few weeks ago and was totally delighted to find that they now fit!  Also, I had a bag of things that had been too small that I intended to take to Goodwill, and I dumped that out and checked for fit in those, too.  Then I took a bunch of things that are now too big for me and put them back in the bag! 



 So even though when I look in the mirror, I don't feel like I look any smaller, I obviously am!  One shirt in particular I had been unable to button just a couple of weeks ago.  

My weight has now dropped by 54.2 pounds.  Slow and steady progress, that's what I'm making.  It helps that I have the support of family--my sons and Mr. Eva are cheering me on, every step of the way!





I'll keep you updated from time to time!

EVA



11 comments:

fishducky said...

Good for you!! I'm sending you some cartoons.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Clothing exchange of a more personal kind! Way to go... YAM xx

Stephen Hayes said...

Wat to go! I'm betting on you to reach your goal weight. How exciting it must be to try on old clothes and have them fit. Congratulations on all your hard work.

Simone Dankenbring said...

Good going, Eva! You've got this!

Merlesworld said...

I have metal filings too, I guess that explains a lot.
Merle............

VEG said...

That is amazing, well done! I know that sounds condescending, I certainly don't mean it to, I think it's fantastic! Plus you don't look smaller to yourself as you see yourself every day, I bet other people notice RIGHT AWAY. Keep going!

The Dose of Reality said...

You are a true inspiration, Eva!! AMAZING!! You are doing it exactly right going a pound or two a week!

How fun that you were able to switch out the clothes that were going to Goodwill. That makes me smile. There is nothing like putting on clothes that you know used to be too small and finding that they fit! WOOT!! --Lisa

River said...

I would welcome a pound or two going a week, but it just isn't happening for me yet. Most people plateau a few weeks or months in, I'm plateau'd before I even start.
My scales tell me I weigh exactly the same even though I'm eating less and when I wanted to wear my jeans one day last week, I couldn't button them! Welcome to the days of elastic waists.

Pam Beers. said...

Good for you. Keep it up and make sure you are getting exercise along with less food but lots of fruit and veggies and loads of water. Take it one day at a time. You're doing great!

Pearl said...

52 pounds! Holy cow, Eva! That's fantastic!

Pearl

Susan Anderson said...

You are definitely inspiring me. Keep up the good work!

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