March 12, 2013

My goal of 160 was reached shortly before easter.  Perfect because we go to my parents every year for Easter and then Elizabeth and I and Ms. Milly stay for Springbreak.  My Mom, Aunt and I went shopping for an Easter dress for me.  There is a picture is in my pic.’s section.  I was shocked to find that the size dress I was able to fit in was much smaller than I expected.  In high school and college I was pretty much an 8, occasionally a 6 but that was seldom.  In high school and college I hovered around 135 to 145.  My build was much different then and now.  You’d think I’d be larger now but that is not true.  I lift weights now, free weights and that is a huge difference from what I did back then.  I was 160 and was wearing 6 and 8’s in jeans.  To my surprise my Easter dress was a size 8.  I was basically 20 pds. heavier but was wearing the same size.  I was in shape and I was toning, very good right?  I saw a picture on pinterest and I wish I had saved it.  A girl weighing 127 and her weighing 137.  She was toned with some muscle definition (not bulky) and at 137 she looked smaller than she did at 127.  So, my point being that even though I weighed more I had toned up and was smaller than previous weights.

Sssooooo, In the beginning of this journey I thought a weight of 160 was going to satisfy me.  I regret to inform you that it didn’t.  Once I reached 160 I no longer included T in on any goals that I wanted to reach.  I decided to set another goal.  I wanted to see at least 159 – thought that would be cool.  My efforts working out were full on and my food choices were strict!!  I kept T out of the loop on where I was weight wise and what goal I was trying to reach.  Oh don’t mistake, she was not fooled for long.  I saw her every week!  When we wrapped up our sessions when school ended my goal, once again, was to maintain my weight over the summer.  Oh yes, the fear of not seeing T set in as in previous years and I thought I couldn’t do it on my own.  I did see the 150’s before T and I finished – I was 158 when we finished our sessions. I have a picture of me and a friend that was taken after we completed the Military Challenge.  I will try to find it and post in my pic section today.  I was pretty excited to be heading into the summer in the 150’s, now I once again had to maintain it!

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