What a roller coaster of a month the past 30 days were. It all started with a garage sale. Just trying to declutter and get organized, you think it wouldn’t be that bad right? Wrong. Before the garage sale was even over my eyes started bothering me and bad. They hurt, swelled up, felt like something was in them, extremely sensitive to any light, and wouldn’t stop watering. But to look at them they seemed normal, so I just figured it was allergies. 4 days later after struggling just to make it through my workout I went home to find both eyes were blood red. Pink eye. So the contacts came out, got some eye drops from the doctor, and waited it out. 5 days later I felt so much better. The redness was completely gone as well as any pain. So I began to wear my contacts again. My annual visit to the eye doctor was the following week so I didn’t worry too much. I should have. What was supposed to be a routine yearly eye exam turned into 3 weeks worth of visits to the eye doctor, finding out my infection was in fact not gone, but also one of the worst cases he had seen, and my vision was all over the place. Oh and apparently my nearsightness was better and astigmatism was worse! My infection is gone now, but last week my vision was still all out of whack. Today is the first day I have been able to see as clearly as I could before all this mess happened. Hopefully when I go once again this week he will be able to measure my vision and finally get my prescription for contacts.
Anyway, all that to say that is why I haven’t blogged in a while! It hurt so bad to strain my eyes to even look at the computer so blogging was not an option! I’m so glad to be back! 🙂
So what’s been going on? Well, with my eyes going crazy and school starting I haven’t worked out as much this past month. And it has been killing me! Remember my goal of getting down to pre-wedding weight by our anniversary? Yeah well, that’s not going to happen! That’s actually 11 days from now and I still have 18 more lbs to go! Oh well. Can’t change what happened and not about to dwell on it. 🙂
Anyway. Today I thought I would post an update of my progress. Note: Some of these stats are quite humiliating but I think it’s important for me to let go of my pride and embrace where I am now.
Starting date: January 3, 2011, weight loss didn’t occur till Feb though
Weight Loss as of August 31: 62 lbs
Inches Lost: Arms: 2 Chest: 6.5 Waist: 7.5 Hips: 9.5 Thighs: 3.5 for a Total of 29 inches lost!
Distance I could run in January: Not a single lap…lol
Distance I can run now: 3 miles
Starting size in shirts: XXL (so freaking embarrassing!)
Size now in shirts: M
Starting size in workout pants: XL (again embarrassing)
Size in regular shorts/pants/jeans: 18 (yes you read that right)
Size now in workout pants: M
Size in regular shorts/pants/jeans: M or size 10
Just for fun, the capris that I blogged about a while back are now too big on me! 🙂
Emotional state before: Zero confidence and self-loathing
Emotional state now: Definitely have some confidence now and the pity train has long derailed!
Weight on wedding day: 119 lbs
Starting weight this year: 200 lbs even
Weight now: 138 lbs
Goals: To lose 18 more lbs…and maybe 5-10 after that. 🙂
To get back down to a size 4. Yes it CAN and WILL happen and I refuse to believe otherwise, so all the naysayers can just zip it, lol. Lastly, to get to my goal weight and size before the holidays!
I honestly didn’t think it would take me this long, but I know in the long run it will help me keep it off.
It took a lot of courage for me to be able to post some of those stats, but I hope for those struggling with their own journey I can somehow inspire you and know it CAN happen for you. Don’t give up! 🙂