On Sunday, I ran a mile. I ran a full mile without stopping or slowing down at all! I ran on the treadmill - so I know that I kept the same pace the whole way. I ran this mile in 11 minutes. Okay, technically 11:01, but that's oh so close to 11. An 11 minute mile may not sound "great" to you, but this is honestly the first time I think I have ever run a full mile without stopping. Even in elementary school, I ended up stopping at some point during that dreaded mile run. Words cannot describe how proud I am of myself for accomplishing this goal!
Here's where this post gets a little personal. I've never EVER shared my weight. With anyone (except for maybe two people). It's not something that I've ever been proud of. But considering where I currently am, I feel okay with sharing this information with you. I hope that this will make me more accountable for my actions - the time I spend at the gym and the food I put in my mouth - and will lead me further to my ultimate goal.
I signed up for Weight Watchers Online on December 21 (and I started going to the gym at the beginning of January). At this time, I was 226 pounds. A number that I will never, ever see again! :) I weigh in every Friday, and this past Friday, I was 194.4 pounds! As they say on The Biggest Loser - I'm in ONE-derland, and I'm never going back!!
Since December 21, I've lost 31.6 pounds!
I've even reached a few non-scale victories! Since I've started this weight loss journey, I've lost 3 inches in my waist, 1.5 inches in my hips, 0.5 inch in my thighs and I've gone down almost 2 pants sizes!
There are so many people who know about this journey I'm on, and it feels good when they give me compliments on how I look. However, I've recently started receiving so many compliments from people who don't know that I'm doing this - and that's when you know it's really working! So many of the new clothes that I bought for school at the beginning of the year don't fit anymore, which is very exciting! I keep thinking I need to go shopping for new clothes that actually fit, but then I think, "what if I buy these clothes and they don't fit in a few weeks?!" What do you do in situations like this? Guess I'm going to have to start thrift store shopping more!!
There have been plenty of times that I've been proud of myself, however, this moment definitely tops all the others! It's great to know that all the hard work, sweat, and money that I've put into this weight loss journey is paying off!