July 12, 2013

Oh, this poor neglected blog.....

I just had to share this image as I'm so very, very proud of myself. It's taken 6 months and two pair of walking shoes but I finally reached my goal...as of this morning, I'm down to 130 pounds and have lost 40 pounds. I dug out the old picture from last June 2012 and then took the new one this morning...I knew I was heavy but didn't realize how heavy till Kristen took this pic of Amanda and I at her dance recital. I think that was the straw that broke the camels back....it wasn't how I saw myself at all....even in the mirror, I thought I was smaller...but the picture proved differently and after spending time at the folks and seeing them hobble around, I decided it was time to change my life style....low fat, low sugar and exercise! The perfect combination to health and weight loss. No magic pills, no fad diet...just 6 mile walks every morning and recipes by the talented Joanna Lund....not once did I feel deprived or hungry and the best part...I could have dessert EVERY night! I now own 15 of her cookbooks and 4 years worth of newsletters! I can fix a different recipe every night for years and not go through all of them. I'll be posting some muffin and quick bread recipes in the next few days ( I hope!)

And now to the hard part.....maintaining this weight from here on out. I don't think it will be that hard since Joanna's recipes are so good and I'm not dieting anymore, I'm changing my life for the better! When we went to Amanda's dance recital this year, we stopped at the outlet mall and I bought two new pairs of walking shoes....I plan on wearing them out by the end of the year!

Life is SO good!

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  1. You have a right to be very proud of yourself.
    Keep up the good work.

  2. Thanks, my dear friend! I just hope I can keep it up! I didn't walk this morning....worked outside most all day yesterday and was just too tired to get myself out this morning. I usually don't walk on Mondays (one day off to rest a week) but decided today was a better rest day...LOL



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