Four Pounds Away from 50!
I'm just ounces away from reaching half of my 100 pound goal. When I started the program in April, my goal was to lose the lionshare of my excess weight (at least 100 of the 185 pounds I'd gained over the course of my life) by the close of this year. At this rate, I might just make it. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
It's a bit exciting because I can't remember a time in my life when I didn't struggle with weight. I started this journey at a size 24/26. I'm a size 22 now! I spent five years trapped in a 3x, and now I can finally slide into a 2x. Some of my 2x's actually fit a lot looser now than they had when I purchased them and it feels so good to see my hard work paying off.
When I hit the 100 pound goal, I will be 220 pounds again and I'll probably cry. Sure, that may seem alot to the average person, but I'm pretty tall and when I was 220 pounds, I looked pretty decent. Boy, those were the days! Mini skirts with hemlines above the knee, sexy catsuits, and boots that fit over my calves. Okay I had to wrestle the boots on, but at least I could get them all the way up!
The last time I was 220 pounds, I was 18 years old and a freshman in college. I was a size 16/18 and had just discovered my sensuality. After years of hiding my body in bad clothes, I wanted to flaunt it. I had a body type very similar to Shayla's from "Dance Your Ass Off" actually. Thick, a tinsy-winsy belly, not too flabby. Now, almost everything is flabby!
I have alot of respect for Shayla by the way. :) Not only is she a great dancer, but she's doing things in dresses I could never have imagined doing when I was her size (and to a TV audience no less). I'm enjoying Ruben, Pinky and Mara too.
Photo: Shayla from Oxygen TV's "Dance Your Ass Off"
Last weight recorded: 278
Pounds lost: -4
New weight recorded: 274