Friday, November 16, 2007

40 pounds!!

40 pounds!!
Originally uploaded by wenjomatic.

I haven't said much here on my blog because I've been afraid to put it in print, but I've been working really hard on getting healthy. Afraid because I've just given up so many times before.

But. In early June I started walking with a friend, meeting her at the high school track at 6am so we could get a mile or two in before our husbands went to work. I also started eating more sensibly. Avoiding excessive processed and high-glycemic carbohydrates. As its gotten colder we moved to walking at the mall the last couple weeks. And the pounds have been slowly and steadily going away. 40 pounds now! In 5 months time.

Today, to celebrate reaching my 6 month goal more than a month early, I joined a small gym here locally. I did a little time on the treadmill today while Abi made herself with the childcare room, where she did great (of course). On Monday I'm going back for an orientation session with the trainer so I can learn to use all the machines and contraptions. I'm thrilled I'll be able to step it up a bit now.

Thanks to all of you who have encouraged, inspired and cheered me on! I can't do this without you! Mwah!


HomeMadeOriginals said...

Congratulations, that's awesome!

KnitTurtle said...

WOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!!! YAY for you!!!! Wen-that is just awesome! I see you so frequently, I only sometimes catch a glimpse of the physical changes you are undergoing. But to see those pictures side by side-WOW! You can really tell!!! You are doing it the right way-slow and steady. GO YOU!!

teejayhansen said...

I was just thinking last night that you should do a side by side! Man o man, you are looking great!! I am so proud of you and I know you can keep it up, even without me to meet up with every morning.:p

Anonymous said...

I am so, so impressed w/you and proud of the work you are doing!