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Life as I knew it has changed....for the better!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

When I think back to a few months ago, I get a little overwhelmed with how much my life has changed. I've come to the conclusion that my ex breaking up with me was one of the best things that could have ever happened to me. Even though it hurt, and still hurts, I think that's been my biggest motivation to take charge and change my life around.

Over Easter I visited my parents out of town. I was really nervous about going because I'm so careful about what I eat and that I g et all my workouts in. I am excited to report that not only did I stay under all my nutrition goals (I even drank 8 glasses of water a day!) I also got in all my exercising. Between my parents two dogs, and my 1 dog, I walked a total of 5.5 miles on Saturday. I took each of them out individually and walked them around the neighborhood - come to find out my parents two dogs, who don't ever go for walks, looooved the walk so much they cried when I took the next one for a walk and left them behind. I was beyond proud of myself for sticking to my plan and not faltering. My dad even showed me what he does for his workout/strength training on his total gym, and let me try it out, boy was I sore! lol

I feel like with each pound I lose I gain more confidence in myself and even more motivation to keep going. This week at work everyone is starting to notice a difference in me. My face has slimmed down, causing me to look different and I now can fit into a lot of my 'cute' clothes that I had out grown when I gained so much weight. When I went into work Monday wearing smaller pants (which are surprisingly already to big) and a cute silky top that I had only been able to wear a few times before I outgrew it, everyone went crazy! To me I didn't look any different than I usually did, but then again, I'm not an outsider looking in. Even just in passing one of my co workers called me to walk back over because something was different about me.

It feels really good that others are now seeing and recognizing my success, I still am amazed myself at how far I've come in just over a month. Every day that I eat lunch in the break room with my co workers I feel that much more confident that I can do this and reach my goals. I watch them eat fast food and spaghetti for lunch while I eat my turkey and mustard sandwich and assortment of fruits and all I think about is how many calories they are consuming when they eat all that stuff! Two of my co workers keep saying they are going on a diet but every time the date comes up, they have an excuse as to why they aren't starting. Funny thing is...I remember those days, I did that a few times. I never realized how frustrating it can be to listen to people talk about stuff like that and then say the next day they aren't doing it! I do understand where they are coming from as I've been there, I'm just really glad I'm on the other side of it now, I'm not the one complaining and not doing anything about it.

Today I tried out the level 2 cardio on my workout dvd for the first time - boy was it a change! I'm slightly bored with my level 1 workout that I'm doing every night and ready to switch it up but I lean more towards low impact as I'm finding out I have a bad knee for jumping around. For my next Netflix rental I'm going to try out a 'dance' workout...hip hop isn't my thing but maybe it'll be a good workout! lol

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    Cassie I'd say you've got it!

    You've learned things quicker than I did. Once you start counting calories for OTHER people you know it sticks. I sometimes still have problems with 'seeing' myself as a smaller person. Keep working hard and you'll see results.
    4377 days ago
    That's so wonderful! Great blog! We do this for ourselves, but it's awesome when others notice the change in you. Gotta love it when the clothes are too big. You're doing great!

    4377 days ago
    Thanks for the wonderful blog entry! It was very motivational and inspiring to hear of your successes! Keep up the fantastic work and thanks for helping to end my day on a positive note! emoticon
    4378 days ago
    Wonderful blog!!!!! I love the positive attitude that is just flowing out for all to hear! Changes - they always open new windows even if we can't see it at the time!

    4378 days ago
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