Sunday, February 27, 2011

It’s official…

50

50 lbs lost. 14 months, 60.5 weeks, 424 days, 10176 hours working on losing this weight. Not perfect, not on plan every single day, not even every single week but still working hard. I know it could of been more if I had followed something religiously but I think for me I am learning as I go. This was never a diet, this was a way of life. Learning to eat in regular people size portions, not binging, refraining from eating the things that I know aren’t good. Learning to eat more healthy. Learning that sugar is not a must. Learning salad may be for bunnies but it’s good for me too. Wheat flour is not bad, wheat pasta and brown rice aren’t tasteless. Learning that the things that taste good can be made healthy and taste just as good if not better. Learning to fix chicken, rabbit, squirrel, pig, cow, deer, buffalo and turtle in possible ways to make it healthy, in normal portions.

I have also learned exercise is my friend. I don’t hate it anymore. In fact I look forward to it. Tokay is a great example. I got Jim and Mike up and could of gone back to bed, in fact had planned on it. I worked out last night. I didn’t have to be any place until 10:00 but I got dressed and headed to the gym. I walked/jogged/ran 5 miles and I did the weight circuit. I was there for an hour and a half and not once looked at the clock to see when I could go home, I just did it.

It is possible to get to liking what is good for you, it just takes time, energy and patience.

Now I can’t take all the credit for this work I’ve done. Allan has been my biggest motivator. His plans, his thoughts, his ideas is what’s helping me learn all of this. Thank you Allan, from the bottom of my heart thank you! I also have so many blog buddies that encourage me, help me along, give me love and support when I need it. A kick in the butt when I need it.

So my next goal, well it’s the wedding dress but I did a sneak dressing and I do not think it’s going to be possible for it to fit me beautifully by my anniversary. Oh it’ll go on but it won’t look like it did when I got married. I know, I’m not going to have an 18 year old body. I have had a baby, I have driven a truck, hauled the elder around, baked, cooked, farmed and much more and my body is different. I will put it on for our anniversary, I will take pictures to share with you and I will move on.

So it’s onwards and upwards. 100 days left of Allan’s Phase 5 Challenge. 160 lbs by June 5th. Possible according to Allan and his team of experts. I’ll give it my best. In real life I have just wanted to be 175 lbs, in all that I’ve done that is the weight I’d be happy at but 160, that sounds pretty darn awesome.

Take care my friends and have a blessed day. A new week, new challenges and a chance to be just a bit healthier.

17 comments:

Karen Butler Ogle said...

Congratulations, Julie on a job well done! A 50 pounds loss is great! Maybe you haven't come as far as fast as you would have like but you are getting there and that is what counts. Keep at the plan. Beat it down and I will be here cheering you on. I know you can reach your goal as long as you keep at it. Hugs and Blessings. :)

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Big CONGRATS girl! Sending hugs!!! (((HUG)))
Great job! Have you really eaten turtle?
You are amazing with all you have learned and how far you have come. Your energy and persistence is very contagious. I love how you share what you've learned and it totally helps get that spark going... Thanks!! Have a fabulous day.

God bless
~Margene

Shawn Becker said...

Congratulations! Wear your Tiara proudly!
You just made my day to hear such wonderful news. You have made a lifestyle change, slow and steady is always the best!
(((HUGS)))
Shawn

Jacqui said...

congrats on the 50 pounds!!! You have truly changed your life for the better.. and it's become a way of life for you.. that's awesome!

Michelle said...

WOOOHOOOO!

Deb said...

The slower lost, the more apt to stay off!! That's what I've always heard...congratulations!!!

EmptyNester said...

Congratulations! There's nothing more satisfying than reaching a goal! Especially a hard earned one! You are doing it the right way- slow and steady stays the course--and it will stay with you. Now, going back is not even an option! AWESOME!

Baby Sister said...

That's awesome!! Congrats!!

My Big Secret Blog :) said...

But I think the dress WILL look good on you. The dress isn't new, nor are you. You'll look perfect. I know it in my heart. :)

Joy said...

Oh, that's so wonderful! Congrats several times over!! Any non-food related rewards in your future for this momentous occasion?

Janie B said...

Congratulations! That is a wonderful accomplishment. You have every right to be proud of yourself. You are awesome! On a bad note...I've gained 10 pounds this winter. Time to get cracking again.

MissMommie said...

That is awesome!!! You, go, girl!!! So proud of you!

Jackie said...

Fantastic! Congratulations. I'm looking forward to the wedding dress pictures.

Eliza said...

OMG thats amazing, congratulations. I need your motivation.

The Ninja said...

Losing 50 is such an accomplishment. I put on my wedding dress a few weeks ago, it was tight, but it zipped, very exciting.

I loved that you said it wasn't a diet, I've been saying that since May of last year, this is not a diet, it's my life.

You are doing very well, and should be proud of your accomplishment.

Carolyn said...

What an amazing accomplishment!! Way to go girlfriend!! :D

Michele said...

BIG Congratulations to you!! Wahoo!!!!
That must feel terrific! I love the fact that you are so much like me, not perfect, but keeping at it. I hope to get to the big 50 sometime next summer or fall.

I agree, too. I miss exercise when I can not do it. I used to be a lazy bum, no more!!! Have a great evening! Michele