Monday, July 13, 2009

Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy Fattiversary

July 15th is my Fattiversary!

So I have officially been on this journey for one year. It started as a present to myself for my 30th birthday. One or two months of personal training. Afterall, I needed to lose some weight if I ever wanted to have a baby. I would like to take you through a little then and now.

My thinking then (July 2008):
  1. Man am I fat. When I look in the mirror, it looks like someone ate me.
  2. I want to weigh less than I do now. In fact, it would be neat if I could lose 50 pounds by the time I go to Las Vegas in February. (by the way, this goal was achieved - but barely)
  3. If I could lose 40 pounds I will consider having a kid. Ha! I will never be able to lose 40 pounds. I wonder if I will ever have a kid then.
  4. Boy do I sweat a lot.
  5. Working out two days in a row (in a shared training session) really kicks my butt.
  6. The elliptical is so hard. Why do I have to do 10 minutes of cardio?
  7. Maybe someday I will be able to lower the amount of blood pressure medicine I am on. If I ever lost enough weight to get off the medicine, think of the money I could save.....that will never happen.
  8. I love my walk-away-the-pounds dvd. It is so challenging but I love doing it for 30 minutes everyday that I don't do personal training.
  9. My mom would be so proud if I lost some weight. The most I have ever lost is 24 pounds. Maybe if I work extra hard this summer I could lose that before school starts again. (this did not happen. I did lose 13 pounds but then I got stuck. I was consuming too many calories and not working hard enough. My dogs were losing more weight than me. No one really noticed my 13 pounds. I am surprised I did not give up).
  10. It sucks that I outweigh my husband by 50 pounds. I wonder if people notice.

My thinking now (July 2009):

  1. It is WAY, WAY more fun to be less fat!!
  2. I have collar bones and only one chin!
  3. My mom would shit her pants if she could see me now (she usually only sees me at Christmas).
  4. I absolutely cannot believe that I have lost 82 pounds. That is almost another adult. I wonder how far I can go.
  5. I love wearing a one piece bathing suit with no skirt. I might not look awesome but I know I look loads better.
  6. I am so proud of myself for running. Even if it is only about 1.3 miles four days a week it is good with all the other stuff I am doing.
  7. It is so much easier to even just get up and down from the floor. Amazing.
  8. I am working out a ton this summer for fat camp (like I said I would last summer but never did) but I know these are lifestyle changes I can keep for life.
  9. Yahoo! My husband now outweighs me by 20 pounds (for those of you doing the math, he lost some weight too which pissed me off when I was trying to catch him....he still does not know what I weigh.....he does not care).
  10. I cannot believe that my blood pressure is 110/60. It has never been so normal. I am so glad I am off the medicine for that.
  11. What? I can shop in regular stores? Shut up!
  12. I want to go places and see people. I am ready for the world.
  13. I feel like a better person (even though I was a good person before) for taking this journey.
  14. I cannot believe how much use I am getting out of my gym memberships. Maybe this is making up for all those years I paid for one but did not go.
  15. It is unbelievable how supportive and nice everyone has been about this journey. I should have done it way sooner.
  16. I am at the top of my priority list (at least my health is) for once. It needs to stay this way. I just hope I am not too obsessive about it.
  17. I love turbo kickboxing. I can even do the hard moves now. Who would have ever thought I could be that coordinated? Not me.
I am working on another post with some numbers and things I have learned over this past year. Hopefully it will be coming soon. Thanks for reading!


Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

Wow, just wow.

If anyone on this weight loss journey ever wonders if it's worth it, they oughta read this post.

Powerful stuff.

Oh, and happy fativersary!

Melanie said...

Great list. Happy Fattiversary to you. You've certainly come a long way in that year and look fantastic. Can't wait to see where I will be on my one year fattiversary.

Katie J said...

WOW is right! I have been a list tangent lately so this is right up my alley.

Happy Fattiversary! I am so happy for you!

TJ said...

Great post today! :) Happy Fattiversary! :) hehe

Shelley said...

Amen to everything you wrote! Happy Fattiversary to you, and congratulations on everything you've achieved in the last year - what an amazing journey, eh?

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

I love that list! I had one just like it after I lost my 150 lbs. And you know what - life just seems to get better and better!!!

Awesome job, and I love this post a lot.

Hadley said...

What a great list! I'm saving the link to look back at it next time I have a "Gosh, why am I even trying to do this?" moment.

Happy fattiversary!

wildfluffysheep said...

I echo the WOW. I am so glad that I found your blog. You inspire me alot. I loved reading this post. It really made me smile at how far you've come, how your attitude has changed.

I just want to hug you so much! lol. Happy fattiversary.