My new job is keeping me busy and therefore helping me keep my mind off the fact that I'm missing my husband like crazy. My weight loss is remaining constant and steady. And to top things off I got a new puppy! Things are going pretty well right now. My closet is dwindling down to nothing. I have bought a few new pieces, but for the most part everything is too big. I'm not gonna buy a lot of things because I am going to lose more, so it would be a total waste of money to buy a lot at the size I am now. I got a size 14 skirt last week, and it's pretty tight, but it fits. I also got a pair of 14 jeans, and those are too small. I hope I can wear them by May. I think I am going home to visit my family then, and I wanna be at least down to a 14. Right now I have lost a total of 47 pounds! I can't believe I have lost that much. I am so close to the half way point I can taste it (55 lbs is half way to my ultimate goal)!!! I always thought that if I worked out I could still eat junk here and there and lose weight......not!!! 95% of weight loss is making healthy food choices. Something that has become second nature to me. I do exercise regularly, but I know the majority of the success is due to healthy eating habits. I do still crave sausage sometimes, but it is not difficult to resist since the last time I had sausage the grease made me sick to my stomach. Cutting out red meat has done wonders for my digestive track. I'm sure all the fruits and veggies don't hurt either. I also gave up sugary drinks and I don't miss those either. I was never a big soda person, but I did take a liking to Vault. At one point I was drinking a 20 oz a day, but since I have become serious about getting in shape, I have only drank water, coffee occasionally, and reduced sugar cran-grape juice on occasion. Mostly it's just plain water all day every day. I think my kidneys are definitely grateful, though they may have been a little shocked by the foreign substance at first...lol.
I am aiming at losing all of the weight by November 1, 2008, but at this point, I am already down 47 pounds and it's only been a little over 3 months. At this rate, I can reach my goal by September or October at the latest which would be really nice. I had to take a photo for my ID card at work and I compared it to the previous one I took. The difference is HUGE!!!! I can't believe my face was ever as fat as it was, but it was! I'm so happy it's slimming down. My neck has even shrank. My collar bones are much more prominent. I have lost a total of 31 inches since the 5th of January! I look at my thighs sometimes and find it hard to believe they have gotten as small as they have. I still have a very long way to go, but I can see a huge difference!