And I saw what I wanted to see.... BOOOYA. 158 pounds! That is 3 pounds down from last week. SAWEET! I can’t remember being in the 150’s. Feels GOOOOOD!
Look! I'm not the family Christmas Tree anymore!
My hubs, on the other hand, has has his first gain since we started.... pausing for big frowny face.... :(
He gained 2 pounds and is at 199. But you know... he worked so hard this week staying on plan. He hasn’t been sneaking the PB as much. He has had some soda’s so maybe it’s just water retention. Also, he deals with so much stress. And he has been having issues with his ADD meds where he kept needed higher doses because they didn’t last as long, but the side effects weren’t good. So a couple weeks ago, he tried going off of them completely and he doesn’t miss the side effects. But it messes with his mood and emotions... poor guy. He still rocks and is hotter than anyone I know and always will be!
And tonight we celebrated our 22 years of marriage. I have to say that my husband is a very kind, compassionate and patient person. He can see the good in the most annoying person (hmm.... guess that’s why he married me! lol). But I seriously don’t know a more gentle or loving person on this earth! I am SO blessed to have him and I love him so much! Our anniversary isn’t for a few days but this was the best day to do something. We went and saw the 3D version of the 3rd Narnia movie. Loved it! I love just spending time with my bud. We were snuggling and talking in the theater before the movie started about our journey and he leaned in and said “We have a completely new life now.” And he is right. It is completely different and new.
Note - I have a jaw line now! Woa... me! And that’s not all... I have a collar bone! When I lay down flat, my ribs poke out! I never really ever felt my ribs before! It’s a strange thing! My coach and friend told me a week or so ago (she’s known me for 10 years) that she never knew I was so petite and that I have such delicate features! How many years did I wish I was “petite”, I cannot even tell you! I feel so humbled and like weeping every time I think of where I have been and where I am right now.
I am so happy! I am so happy to have lost 122 pounds! I have a new life! It is a new start for me in every way. I am still amazed, it’s like a dream come true. You know that scene in the original Superman movie when Superman takes Lois on her first time flying in the sky? She is just so amazed and in awe and she looks at him while they are flying and says those words to the song in her mind? (“Can you read my mind?...) Anyway... I kind of feel like THAT about losing my weight. I say these words in my mind... Do you know what it is, that this has done for me? Here I am so totally blessed, this quirky girl given another chance, to let go of the shackles that have bound me. Yes, I know... corny is me!
I could list some amazing treats and foods that I have encountered this past week. Treats brought into my home even (by my kids). I don’t even want to list it and tempt your thoughts, but I can tell you right now, that I don’t feel deprived in any way that I didn’t take ONE BITE of any of it. Because #1 - I have yummy foods I can eat including chocolate that is on my plan, and #2 - Nothing compares to feeling good in my own skin... NOTHING! I will let that plate of ____ pass me by and others may feel sorry for me and think I am so deprived and feel they could never do that themselves... but I am smiling when I get in my PJ’s at night and thanking my Heavenly Father for this new life. I feel so blessed. Life is good!