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Some Milestones

I realized back in January that I'm not getting any younger, lighter, or fitter. I can't change the first one, but I had control over the others. On January 21, I started my new life of eating healthfully and exercising regularly. These are a few milestones I've achieved.

1. I turned 51 yesterday. It was mostly a non-event.
2. As of today, I have lost 50 pounds since Jan 21. That represents just over 18% of my original body weight.
3. At the gym today, I wrapped a bath towel around myself, and it went around me with just a small gap at the bottom 3 or so inches. I actually cried with happiness. Silly, I know.
4. I'm comfortably in a size 18W. That's down from 24W, which was a tight fit in January.
5. In 3 weeks, I've increased the amount of weight on my strength training exercises by 10 pounds. My trainer said that's a great achievement.
6. Last summer when I flew to Italy, I struggled to get the seat belt closed, and it was tight the entire flight. Last week when I flew to California, closing the belt was a breeze, and I pulled about 3 inches of "tail" to tighten it.
7. My bicep muscles actually pop when I flex my upper arm.
8. I am awesome. :)


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Jun. 5th, 2008 03:44 pm (UTC)
Hi Liz,

Congrats on a new year, and supercongrats on the work out and weight loss. Stay strong - you deserve this, so don't let anything or anyone steal it away from you.

Sounds like you're doing amazingly well. I'm happy for you.
Jun. 6th, 2008 12:47 am (UTC)
Awww, thanks, sweetie! I appreciate the wonderful words and the encouragement to keep going. I definitely will!

Your icon is amazing... I love it! Did you draw it?
Jun. 5th, 2008 03:52 pm (UTC)
Yay, you!
Jun. 6th, 2008 12:46 am (UTC)
Thanks, you! :D
Jun. 5th, 2008 04:04 pm (UTC)
That biceps thing IS awesome, isn't it? I started doing weight training myself a couple of years ago, and it is SO COOL to have cuts in my arms!

Keep at it, girl!
Jun. 6th, 2008 12:45 am (UTC)
Thanks! I actually LOVE working out. I know how much good it's doing my body, and I give myself over to it completely.

We'll have to compare muscles sometime. Hee!

And your icon is awesome! Does it represent anything in particular?
Jun. 6th, 2008 04:35 am (UTC)
Just being a fat, fabulous black woman.

I'm not a size four, but I can kick your ass, then go for margaritas after. Boo-yah!
Jun. 5th, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, you are awesome. Go you!
Jun. 6th, 2008 12:43 am (UTC)
Awww, thankees, hon!

That applauding raccoon may be just about the cutest thing I've ever seen. I loff it! Did you make it?
Jun. 6th, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
No, I didn't make the clapping raccoon. I got it (and several others) from fritters. She makes amazing icons.
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Jun. 6th, 2008 12:42 am (UTC)
I feel a lot closer to being in my twenties or thirties, I'll tell you! :D
Jun. 5th, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
Congratulations to you :D You keep going lady - you're brilliant!!! I'm so happy for you!

Jun. 6th, 2008 12:41 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm really pleased with myself, I have to say.

Jun. 5th, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC)
And I am so behind on wishing you a Happy Birthday! I'm not made of awesome, but you are. Congratulations on all your accomplishments! Jeeves would be proud.
Jun. 6th, 2008 12:41 am (UTC)
Awww, thanks, hon! You are too modest... you are complete awesome! :D Let's face it, we simply ROCK! Hee!
Jun. 6th, 2008 01:35 am (UTC)
Woooooooot! Go, you! :D

I have been mentally percolating (that's a thing, right?) over whether or not to start exercising again. You are inspiring me.

Also- Hope your birthday was a great one. ♥
Jun. 6th, 2008 02:31 am (UTC)
Yes, yes, YES! DO IT!!! I promise, you will feel amazing! :)

Yes, I am now officially the poster child for an exercising lifestyle. :P

Birthday was great. Thanks!
Jun. 6th, 2008 04:41 am (UTC)
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Jun. 6th, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
We must work out something so that we can exercise together. Seriously. We can do eeet!
Jun. 6th, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
Aww, honey, you know how proud I am of you (and I don't mean that in a condescending way!). But I wanted to tell you again. You are TOTALLY made of awesome and a major inspiration to me in every way. I am so privileged to have you in my life, and I'm so glad that we're both taking steps to be good to ourselves. Go us! ♥
Jun. 6th, 2009 10:04 am (UTC)
We have both been very absent from LJ, but in case you do get this message, I hope you had a fabulous birthday on the 4th! You deserve every bit of happiness in this life and more!

So, I gave you the best birthday tribute that I could think of... I married my very own Brit on your special day!!... Now I can lift my glass in a toast to you for your birthday and my own wedding day! Thanks for the very special loan of your day for the occasion!

Missing you...With big hugs & I hope you get these belated best wishes!...HT
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