3 + 9.5 = Stoked!

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The pounds have been coming off somewhat slow for me and since I am the type of girl who is all about instant gratification.  Seriously… give me results now or get out of my way!  I have said this before and this is why I keep getting fat and not losing.  The scale doesn’t move fast enough and drinking soda and eating what I want is an instant reward.  I have wanted to quit approximately 986 times, but Shannon wouldn’t let me, my boss won’t let me cheat, my mom makes me feel guilty if I do and all the fabulous people I have met through this journey inspire me to trudge forward.

Today I got a little bit of pay off!  I was picking my kids up from the babysitter and she says “have you been working out?  You are losing weight, I can tell.”  Sweeeet!  That felt great to hear.  Also, notice she said “have you been working out”.  That was great, I liked it even better than have you skipped a few Twinkies!  Then at the baseball field a friend I haven’t seen in a while saw me and the first thing she said was “You are looking good”.  At this point I am feeling pretty good, but it gets better… I run into another friend who has been following Shannon and my little journey tells me how proud she is of me and how I look so good and she can really tell a difference.  Really?!  I am so touched by this… I guess patience and hard work (maybe just average rather than hard work) pays off!

So 3 compliments in one day!  WooHoo!  Shannon and I decided to hit the local high school track and realized the treadmill and outdoor running/walking is two totally different things.  Good to know, we will be doing more outdoor training to prepare for the 5Ks we will be running.  By the end of the day I was feeling good about myself and motivated to work harder. 

images[1] (3)Shannon and I realized we haven’t taken our measurements in a month.  Honestly, I was a little nervous knowing I could have done better this past month, saying that I haven’t been bad per say I have just left some room for improvement and the scale is only ticking down very slowly.  Shannon did hers first and I was impressed at her improvement and even more nervous to do mine.  As she was writing my numbers down she kept getting this surprised look, but wouldn’t tell me results and even had me measure my waist twice.  Yikes… then she totaled the inches lost and… I have lost 9.5 inches in the past 2 months!  I am stoked and motivated to continue on and try to do better!

I get my life is blessed with amazing people, endless possibilities and beauty all around… I get that, but to be able to see that I am tackling this life long struggle and something many people will never dare take on is freakin’ amazing to me.  I don’t believe taking on your health and weight is an easy thing to do necessarily, but I don’t know too many things that can change your life for the better in so many ways by just making some adjustments and changes.

So yes, tomorrow morning I am going to water aerobics again even though I told Shannon I didn’t love it and thought it was for old people and fat people (yes I know I am fat so I qualify!).  I guess it is also for people who like a variety of fitness options and enjoy exercise.

So yes, 3 (compliments) + 9.5 (inches lost) = Stoked!  Do you realize if I keep this up I will be looking pretty HOT by Christmas?!  What about next summer?  Watch out MsFitUniverse… I am going to give you a run for your title!  LOL

Angie – I am just happy to be here!

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12 responses to “3 + 9.5 = Stoked!

  1. aperfectversionofmyself

    Congratulations on the loss of inches and in the compliments! You’re right, most people wouldn’t take on something like this, so let yourself really feel good about it!

  2. Great news Angie! It’s always awesome to hear when people see the changes! This week I was running outside and my neighbor stopped to tell me she could tell I’ve lost weight and it made me run better I think(or at least in my head, haha)!

    Running outside vs. the treadmill is SO different. I can run forever on the treadmill but not so much outside!

  3. Keri

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I am the same way…always wanting results quickly!! I guess we just have to remember we didn’t put the lbs. on overnight, so we can’t lose em that fast either lol!

  4. Woohoo! It’s worth it to keep going! You may not be setting the scale alight (I’m not either) but the results will follow. Just keep going and you will get there too!

  5. That is outstanding! Congrats!!

  6. That is awesome! Keep up the great work. I love when the motivation kicks in by other people’s compliments.

    And I love yours and Shannon’s blog!

  7. Jen

    Doesn’t it feel great when other people notice your efforts!! Sometimes it is so frustrating because we don’t really see all the changes – we see ourselves everyday, unless we avoid mirrors.

    You are doing great!! I am so proud of you!!

    I should really go home & take out the tape measure!

    peace, luv & jen

  8. Congrats Angie! WOOT! That’s a lot of inches! I’m terrible at measuring, so I just go by how my clothes fit. But considering I’ve gone down 2 pant sizes, I’m pretty happy! LOL!

    Keep up the good work and NEVER give up! You’ve got a great support system all around you!

    P.S – If you lay off the bad stuff for a while, you’re body will revolt against it when you have it! Trust me… I learned that the hard way :P.

  9. The scale does not always tell the story. Numbers don’t tell the story of walking away from your favorite food or drink. Numbers don’t show the added strength in spirit, body and determination

    Non scale victories are the best! When other people say something that was just out of the blue it reminds us they see something different then we do when we look in the mirror each day.

    One of my favorites was when one of the maintenance guys who had not been to the office for a while, said to me “What happened to that really nice heavy set computer guy?” I laughed as I am the only computer guy they have had. I said I am not sure but I heard he is half the man he used to be. Some of the others in the office laughed and told him. He was totally amazed! It felt great.

    You both are awesome, wonderful, and beautiful spirits. Keep being yourselves and the rest will come. And by the way, your daily fight will make it stick as you are changing your life and others.

  10. That is so awesome Angie! I am thrilled for you!!!!!! Now I wish I had taken my measurements when I started. I was too embarrassed/afraid to do so, so I never did. Yesterday I bought my second! pair of size 6 pants (used to be 14-16) so I know those inches must have gone somewhere, too! But I guess I will never know for sure how much I measured. Good for you for ALL of it- I am super stoked for you, too!!

  11. Kathy @KKirkscey

    Congratulations Angie! Wow, losing 9.5 inches is so awesome. It’s so exciting that you’re training for a 5K too. Woo Hoo!

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