I’ve hinted at this in my last few blog posts, but with the way my body fluctuates in weight, I wanted to wait (ha) a little while to see if I kept the weight off, and I did. So, without further adieu …
I’ve officially lost 40 lbs and hit my “goal weight”!
Yep, that’s 165 lbs. to 125 lbs. (reminder that I’m barely 5’1″, people. 106-129 is considered “normal” for my height range.)
Now, my “goal weight” is in quotes because I still have some work to do on my body, but I remember when I was at my heaviest, in an unhappy relationship and job and thinking “if I only could weight 125 lbs. again” …
Now that I’m 125, I’m like “I still have some work to do.” Isn’t that how it always works?
I could stand to lose a bit more fat and definitely tighten up my muscles. But I’ve noticed that the last few months I’ve been less focused on the number, and more focused on how I feel. I feel REALLY good, minus some bloating issues that I still haven’t figured out. I feel strong, which is the most important to me. I feel healthy, happy, sexy, confident and … well, I feel like me.
It took me over three years to get to this point and about 150,000 times of falling off the wagon, trying new diets, etc. I was gluten-free, then I was dairy-free, then I was sugar-free, then I was tracking calories, then I was tracking weight watcher points and finally, IIFYM. Trust me, I’ve been a yo-yo dieter on and off for the past three years. I’ve lost 15 lbs, and gained them all back. I’ve had many struggles with binge-eating. But I figured out what worked for me at the time and did what I could. And it took longer than normal, but I’m still dang proud of myself.
There’s been MANY changes in my life the last few years. Breaking off a four-year relationship, living by myself, being single and a little crazy, losing friends, gaining new friends, traveling, moving back to Green Bay, dating, etc. All of those things have helped me on this journey, which is MORE than just a weight loss journey. It was about finding myself, who I wanted to be, how I wanted to feel. I still don’t have it all figured out yet, but it sure does feel like I’m on the right track. 🙂
P.S. Let me know if there’s anything you’d like me to talk more in-depth about. I’m thinking of making a YouTube video once I can get my thoughts in order.
Have you ever hit a goal and been SO proud of yourself that you don’t even know how to put it into words? Tell me about it below! I’d love to hear. 🙂