2015 – Kicked Ass!

Last run of 2015!
Last run of 2015!

2015 has turned out to be even better than 2014. Although I lost more of my 206lbs weight loss in 2014, the last 60-70lbs I lost in 2015 had the biggest impact on my life.

I am so thankful for everything my lifestyle change has brought into my life. I had so many firsts this year I wouldn’t have thought was possible almost 2 years ago when I started Weight Watchers online.

Christmas

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My Goal Weight Garnet Ring

This Christmas my family surprised me with a bike for Christmas. I was so excited, I have wanted a bike for months. This is a huge gift for us at Christmas so it meant a lot because I know everyone had a little part in me getting this. My husband and children gave me the most beautiful card, I was crying before I even got to the gift. I am so grateful to them for this gift. I can now ride to work or just ride for leisure.  Victoria is so beautiful, I have some much exploring to do.

Often at Christmas I get the blues, I think it can be overwhelming for me.  But not this year, because I am in such a good place mentally I probably had the best Christmas I have had as an adult.  It’s so scary now that I am healthy to look back at how unhealthy I was, not just physically but mentally as well.

My mom surprised me for my birthday, which is in a few days, and gave me some money to go towards my garnet ring. This is special to me because I had always wanted a garnet ring because it’s my birthstone but also because I started this journey in January 2014 and will hit my lifetime membership with Weight Watchers in January 2016. So clearly January is my month so no better way to signify this by wearing it on my finger everyday so I never forget how much I have accomplished. I call it my goal ring. 🙂

Maintenance on Weight Watchers

I was so nervous when I was approaching my goal weight to have to figure out how to maintain my weight.  I am happy to report that maintenance has been a cinch.  I feel so free, not free like I am going to eat the fridge free, but free like I have done all the work now and now it’s just a matter of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and living life.  I ate healthy over the holidays but had anything I really felt I needed.  I drank when I wanted to but I think because I am so active I managed to maintain throughout.  Christmas baking and fatty foods just aren’t appealing to me anymore so they didn’t bother me at all.  I am not weighing myself everyday anymore, I do check in a few times a week but the scale doesn’t own me.  I know what I need to do to maintain this weight.  Yeah me!

Looking forward to 2016

In a few days I turn 45, I feel like I am 25 and I weigh what I weighed when I was 15.  Life is freaking awesome!  I will race in the VIRA running series, first race is January 10th, which is also the day I am hoping to weigh in and get my Weight Watchers lifetime.  This series ends in March and does include a half marathon, I am signed up for them all. I should hear in early January if my extended tummy tuck was approved, if so I could be having that surgery as soon as April.  I haven’t heard anymore about the other two procedures but you can guarantee I will be following up on them as well.  If I ever want to consider running my first full marathon these surgeries are a must do.  I am registered for 2016 Whistler Tough Mudder, surgery could mess with that but it will be worth it in the long run.

Happy New Years everyone!

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