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In the Box Week 17

By Mary Weaver

Mary Weaver

October 21, 2013 8:13 a.m.

Week 17

So I am still plugging along in my weight management program AND I am still lovin’ it. Never in a million years would I ever have thought I would be saying/writing that!

Tuesday night is my group night. I love the people in my group. We all have a lot in common. It seem we have sailed in the same gravy boat of life partaking too much gravy. We are all dealing with making change in our lives which is hard. In fact the only people that I know who like change are wet babies. At any rate I had a very good week. I put in a lot of PA (Physical Activity aka Exercise) this weekend. I worked out at the Y; on Saturday the Weaver Yard and on Sunday the Mattoon YMCA. Pulling weeds can burn up a lot of calories. I lost another 2.2 pounds for a total loss of 49 pounds.

I also had my Fresh Start appointment today. Fresh Start is an annual program my hospital offers to motivate employees to live a healthier lifestyle and it involves setting health goals. Since last year, I have lost 80 pounds! Seeing that in print gives me a feeling of disbelief that I allowed myself to get in such bad shape. Don’t let your weight weigh you down. If this couch potato can do it, so can you. I cannot tell you how much better you will feel both mentally and physically. Since I am not a “young chick” anymore, I know my body will not magically shrink back to what it was in my youth, but I keep hoping. I don’t mind looking at myself in clothes, but in the nude in front of a full mirror is more frightening than some of the Halloween costumes I have seen lately. Last night I decided I would be brave and take a peek after my shower. I positioned myself in front of the mirror and dropped my towel. It wasn’t too bad. In fact I will take another look soon. But the next time I leave the light on…..

Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.

I am In The Box.

Categories: Weight Loss