Monday, September 13, 2010

Day 323-324

Hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was busy as always. That is the way I like it though because I know once the snow is starts falling life will slow down again as I hate driving in the snow.

Tonight I am going to Zumba finally and I am so happy. I was starting to have withdrawals. The dang Army sometimes drives me nuts when they decide we can have class. Totally messing with my flow.



I promised that I would share NSV when I wrote again. Our friends from Colorado finally arrived in Germany Friday night. They are stationed at the same post we are so that is going to be great! Anyways they noticed that I had lost weight! You have no idea what it is like to finally get a complement. No one here knows me and the ones I know see me all the time so seeing a weight change never happens. Dave & Sarah are the first of our old friends to see us so they saw the change.

My second NSV is I bought a new pair of pants in a new size. I didn't try them on in the store. I bought and decided I would get in to them if it was the last thing on earth by next month. Well they fit!!! Size 12. I was never a single digit number in pants so going below a 10 I really don't see happening. I am Latino. We are good sized girls. The fact that last winter I was wearing a size 18 & this winter I may even be able to get down to a size 10 makes me happy. Hell seeing a size 12 had me jumping for joy!! I need to also buy more work out clothes as I hate trying to run and hold my pants up.



I am finally realizing that this is happening and I am getting smaller. That I am finally getting the weight off and keeping it off. This is the furthest I have ever made it in this journey. I have a month and a couple days and it will be a year. Granted I am not where I want to be but I feel like since I have failed this journey so many times that this slow weight loss is helping me learn to maintain and not gain.

I realize that I am more fit then I have been in a very long time. I am running longer then a couple minutes at a time. I am exercising more and saying more to foods that I know really aren't that beneficial to my body. Now I am just waiting for the Clean Eating books from the library.



6 comments:

dawne said...

It sounds like you are in a really good place! I never thought about your lack of compliments due to your living situation. Just wait until you go home!!!!

Marcelle said...

Fantastic that u have some of your old friends living close to you now, you going to have such a great social life and its up to you to show her the ropes in Germany and make her feel its not that bad living here, there are many pro's.

So nice to get a compliment from them as well...HEY I saw a difference in you from December till when I saw u this time and told you!!!!!

You are a new Sarah...one I am very proud of and happy to call my friend.

CINDER said...

How fun to have your friends there now- I admire that you are in a nother country and making such a change in your life for the positive!! Great job on the NEW size- That is awesome- you sound like you are feeling good!!

Fran said...

I'm so happy for you:
- Friends close by
- Pants in size 12 (instead of 18 woohoo)
- Compliment about your weight loss
- Zumba class last night

You sound happier too, I think you needed these things all together.

Keep going Sarah, you're doing great.

Fran said...

I'm so happy for you:
- Friends close by
- Pants in size 12 (instead of 18 woohoo)
- Compliment about your weight loss
- Zumba class last night

You sound happier too, I think you needed these things all together.

Keep going Sarah, you're doing great.

logmyloss said...

Hooray to being a size 12 - you have done terrific! The compliment from the friends is even more valuable. It is sad that those we are around daily cannot often see our progress.

I am sure you are happy to have some friends there close by too.