If you’re still there…

So I know it’s been like a year since I’ve posted anything to this blog.  (Reference my previous post about not keeping house plants :D)  Today is my 40th birthday, and this was my big day that originally started me on this weight loss mission in the first place.

I’m happy to say that in the last year I have lost 75 pounds!  When I started this blog I weighed approximately 240 pounds, and over the holidays (not exactly the best time of year for weight management) I’ve been hovering right around 165.  I started in a size 22/24.  Today I’m wearing a size 12, and have a couple pairs of 10’s that I can wear also.

I know it sounds cliche, but I really do feel so much better than I did before.  I know hubby is happier because my mood is better, not just from eating healthier but also because I feel better about myself & I don’t want to cry every time I look in the mirror.  Nutrisystem has really changed my life for the better.  I’ve never regretted ordering.  I’ve never regretted the money I’ve spent.  It’s worth every penny and I’ve learned enough that if they went out of business today, I still wouldn’t have to worry about my weight ever again.

Now, I don’t have the body I’ve dreamed of.  Years of my weight yo-yoing and just the fact that I’m 40 and don’t really use lotions or creams, I’ve got extra skin.  I look great in my clothes, but out of clothes I look like a smaller version of what I started with.  I am seriously considering a tummy tuck and possibly a couple of other procedures to finalize the process.  I figure I’ve put this much time/money/work into myself, why not have the total package?  It’s going to take a couple of years to save up for it.  I’ve found a surgeon in town I like, but I’m also considering a medical vaction for the procedure.  It’s at least two years off, so I have some time to mull it over.

Anyway, I just wanted to put out there that this is possible.  The stories you see on magazines & TV are real.  The people are real, the stories are real, the weight loss is real…  I’m real.  I’ve done it.


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