Sunday, May 9, 2010

Best Gift of All: 70 Pounds Gone!

This morning, after I got the 8+ hours of sleep I so desperately needed, I got the BEST Mother's Day gift of all: 70 pounds gone! Yes, I dropped another 3 pounds this week for a total of 70 pounds. I weigh 208 pounds now! I am thrilled. It feels like a dream! Really? 70 pounds?? I mean, I am still big. I look at myself and think, did I REALLY carry around SEVENTY MORE POUNDS on this body just a couple years ago? I don't know how I did it. No wonder I could barely walk. I was in SUCH a prison. And now I feel so free!

This week was great. My eating was on plan *except* for the one fancy dinner out, where I ate some full-fat cheeses from an Artisan cheese plate, some smoked salmon, and a bit more fat than usual on my entree but otherwise stayed on course. I drank plenty of water, ate lots of lean protein and vegetables, and enjoyed my food.

The one thing I changed up this week was the exercise. I had been just walking twice a week and lifting weights for 15 minutes twice a week. This week, I changed it up and added the biking back in. I biked for 30 minutes 4 days this week, and I walked for 30 minutes 1 day this week. I'll do one or the other today, as well. My goal is to either bike or walk for 30 minutes 6 days a week. I feel great, so I will keep this up! I also strength trained this week but only one time; I started a session on another day but kid stuff interrupted me and I never finished it.

Later today, I will follow my own tradition of taking measurements and photos of myself (I do this every 10 pounds to see the results of my efforts) and I will share them later today or tomorrow. The challenge will be to find pants that are not too baggy but still fit! The 18's are dropping off me but the 16's don't fit quite right. I always try to wear jeans that fit well for my pictures, so I can see any changes in my body. I'll have to dig through the jeans and see what I come up with!

That's all for now! Enjoy the rest of your weekend and know that you can, you WILL reach YOUR goals too if you never give up :)

27 comments:

~HoneyB~ said...

Congrats!!! You have done sooo fantastic through out your journey :) You are so very inspiring and I look forward to your progress reports :)

Again, congrats :)

Diana said...

Congratulations Lyn, that's awesome! :)
Happy Mother's Day :)

ivoryfrog said...

Congratulations, thats awesome! :D

Happy mothers day. :)

Laryssa said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!

You have been the biggest inspiration for me these past couple of months and the reason I've been able to stick to my healthy eating plan this past week, even when I went out. In fact, when I went out to eat yesterday, it was like you popped into my head and reminded me "A Calorie is NOT a Calorie"!! LOL

I owe you a ton of gratitude. Thanks for being so honest with your daily struggles and for showing me ... us ... that we CAN do it!

Leslie said...

Fantastic! Congratulations on your continued loss. And happy Mothers' Day.

Shelley said...

Congratulations, Lyn!!! What a great thing to wake up to - 70 pounds gone!!!

Deb said...

Congratulations! And Happy Mother's Day.

Georgia said...

Congrats! Congrats! Congrats! I’m feeling your joy at reaching this goal! Great idea to measure yourself every 10lbs lost…I need to do the same.
Have a wonderful Mothers Day!

✯FiTCETERA✯ said...

It's about time Sister!!!
WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

LYN, I'M YELLING ... I AM SO FREAKING HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!

Happy Mother's Day! Hope you and your tribe have a wonderful day! ♡

Betty Rubble said...

That is AWESOME! GOOD FOR YOU!

Anonymous said...

That's wonderful. HOOORAYY!

Blubeari said...

Congrats!!! Can't wait to see those pics!

Sandy said...

Congrats! That is such an accomplishment, you're doing awesome! Keep it up! :-)

spunkysuzi said...

Now that is an awesome Mothers Day gift :)
Happy Mothers day!

F. McButter Pants said...

SO HAPPY FOR YOU! That 70 lbs really was a great gift, that you GOT to give yourself. That makes it all the better, right??

Happy Mother's Day, Lyn

Salted with Shadows said...

Congratulations and happy Mother's Day Lyn!

Alderica said...

Aww wow, well done!

M said...

Omgggggggggggggosh, Lyn!! That is FANTASTIC!!
I am SO happy for you. :)

Chibi Jeebs said...

Congratulations - that's awesome! :)

Lisa said...

CONGRATS!!!

Lin said...

Oh My God!!!! Wonderful, Lyn!!! So Happy for you! You truly rock!

screwdestiny said...

Congratulations and Happy Mother's Day!

CJ said...

Wowie! Congratulations!

Karen in Tennessee said...

WAY TO GO, SKINNY GIRL!!!!! I am SO proud of you! You give me such hope and inspiration. You have to put up those 70 pound gone pictures
asap!!!!

Lisa Sargese said...

You are taking care of YOU and that is wonderful. Be strong. Nourish yourself. Love life from within your miraculous body. Blessed be!

Teale said...

What a memorable mother's day! Hope the rest of it was fantastic too!

Brandy said...

Congratulations! Never giving up is key! Happy Mother's Day!