Just hard work....
... and determination
I truly appreciate everyones very nice comments in regards to my weight loss, and my wonderful husband. I am lucky that I really did marry my best friend in the whole wide world.
So many of you asked what my secret was... well. There really isn't one. I lost about 10 pounds when my mom got sick and passed away due to the extreme stress that was my life then.
I decided that I was NOT going to gain those 10 pounds back and spoke to someone about how to just maintain that.
Then spring 2010 hit and I started riding both mares three to four times a week. By June I was down into the 140's. I was happy there... I thought. I mean heck that was 20 something pounds gone.
My wonderful employer took a vote among employees as to who was interested in joining Weight Watchers if they came into our office once a week. Well heck YAH !
So June 2010 I started Weight Watchers at 147 pounds, size 14 / 16. I have to admit I was very skeptical that their system would work.. let alone help me keep it off. But ... colour me shocked.
I was able to live with the system. I was able to eat what I wanted.. when I wanted so long as I stayed in my "Point" range. I can't say the last 15 or so pounds fell right off me. Quite the opposite. It took work to get that "old fat" off. I never really set a "goal weight". I just wanted to be healthy, feel good emotionally and physically. My official "Weight Watchers" weight (with clothes) is 127 pounds. My scale (no clothes, first thing in the morning, after pee, before shower, before coffee) is 124.7.
I've lost all the pounds I want to... I still have muscle firming to do. I may never completely loose my "baby belly" I've had three of those gremlins after all...
I can tell you it's wonderful to shop in normal stores. It's AWESOME to have no more knee, hip or leg pain.
But more importantly... the DEPRESSION I've dealt with 90% of my entire life is G O N E !
Now the harder work comes into play.. staying here. Staying healthy... not getting lazy about myself...