A long time ago, I made a post with an NSV showing (in a picture) the extra space I had in my seatbelt. There was a time just as I was starting the supervised diet that it was becoming a serious struggle to buckle my seat belt in my car and that was VERY scary for me. Forget about fastening it when I had my winter coat on – no way it would happen!
I am getting so close to several scale victories and I’m starting to get impatient. In a few pounds I will be “overweight” with my BMI, I will weigh less than my husband, and I’m 10 lbs away from being in the 100s. After losing 233 or so pounds, I want to reach these goals SO badly that I’m going a little nuts.
So, today after leaving the gym, I decided to give myself a little perspective. I took the entire seat belt out, clicked it in, and then took a picture of the extra seat belt that was available. As you can see in the picture below, it sticks out so far that I had a hard time getting a picture of it! This is really what I need to focus on during this time! The holidays have been tough, I’ve been working on weight loss for almost 14 months and I need to get back to celebrating these kinds of victories and reminding myself of how far I’ve come – rather than thinking about how I have 40 more lbs to go to my goal.
P.S. I’ll provide a gym update. Two months ago I joined a gym… since then I’ve been going about 4-5 times per week doing some light weight lifting (two separate people have made comments about my arms looking really good – not knowing that I’ve been lifting – woohoo!) and I’ve been working on the Couch25K app. I just finished “Week 4” – I can’t believe that I’ve come that far… during Week 1, I couldn’t imagine running for a total of 16 minutes. It’s VERY exciting! 🙂