Here is my newest picture. I am pretty excited. I really have gotten some more development in my upper area, especially in my shoulders. I love picture days!
So, I had one of the best workouts I have ever had on Sunday. I went 65 minutes on the elliptical machine, and I did 3 trips through the circuit on my circuit training program.
Circuit training is pretty cool. Most gyms have it, where you go through machines from largest body part to smallest, and you do at least 15 repetitions at each machine without taking a break. I probably did not explain it very well, but it gets your heart going!
Anyway, I was feeling good! I was done, and went to the bathroom before I left the gym. When I got out of the bathroom stall, there was a gym member in a wheelchair giving me a real mean stare. I was leaving the handicap stall, like I have for the last 10 years. I stared back at him, looking at him as if I was saying” Hey, I need to go here, I am over 400 pounds, what do you want me to do!”
Then it dawned on me that I am not 400 pounds anymore. I am actually far from it. I weighed in at 229.8 pounds.I did not have to use the handicap stall, nor do I have to anymore! Wow, 190.4 pounds down is incredible. And sometimes I do not believe it myself.
I realize that old habits still die hard. I sometimes will be driving without a seat belt, because I could not wear one before. If I drop change, I am still hesitant to pick it up because I was not able to before. I will walk in rain instead of run because I was not able to before.
It is amazing what I was not able to do before. I was not able to sit on the floor. I had to get on my knees. Now, I am able to sit Indian style on the floor.Very nice.
I am so excited about my future. I realize that my life is so fun now. I can do things I was not able to do before.
At the last WW meeting I went to, a “lifetime” member made a comment that made me think. She said “It gets hard to stay motivated after you lose the weight. People do not make comments about your weight loss anymore, because they are used to seeing you at that weight now.You do not feel so special.”
I think I can deal with not being so special.