Sunday, January 12, 2014

Letting the Numbers Speak for Themselves

This past week has been the week from H-e-double-hockey-sticks, to say the least.

Between 3 anxiety attacks, 2 sleepless nights, major behavior problems at work with students, a lot of stress and negativity at work (which really brings me down), a passing in my family, and wedding stress, I am surprised that I made it through.  

But I'm trying to keep things in perspective...

I am very blessed to have understanding and loving family and friends; I have a great job that I love (despite it being thankless and never stopping at 4pm like it should); I'm going to be marrying my best friend and love of my life in exactly 3 months from today; and I know that I have many guardian angels looking down on me during this rough time.  

I know this is so cliche, but they say that God never gives you anything you can't handle, so I'm trying my best to work through it.

Speaking of working through it, one thing I am SO excited about is my weight!  I have not been able to work out with everything going on with work and graduate school the past two months.  BUT I have been good with sticking to Nutrisystem and also not cheating as much when I go out to eat.

So to really get a feel for the numbers, my highest weight was 2 Summers ago which was 156.

My weight right now is 135! Boo-ya! I've lost 21 pounds since then and I actually see and feel it!

Ok so more recently, I've lost inches too! Since this past July when I measured myself, (I believe I started nutrisystem in September, but I didn't take measurements then) I lost 1.5" in my waist, 1.5" in my hips, an inch from each arm (arm flab), a half an inch from each thigh, and wait for it....TWO inches from my stomach!! (I measured around my belly button)

My clothes are fitting much better and I'm getting a lot of compliments/notice from people around me and those who haven't seen me in a while.  It really means a lot to actually see and feel a difference! I am trying to get back on the workout train too so hopefully I can tone up my arms and abs a bit more so I can really feel awesome in a bathing suit for our honeymoon! :)

I haven't made any drastic changes in pants size yet (that I know of anyways - I haven't had time/money to go shopping), but I have gone down in shirt size! I am more of a small now instead of medium or large.


On that note, I'm going to bed :)

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