Some perspective

It’s been slow going in 2012. I’ve just started to pick up the pace again, so maybe I’m finally out of this rut. Last time I was in a rut I took a look back and noted how far I’ve come. I thought I’d do that again.

I’ve lost about 110 pounds so far since I started this journey. Wowza. About this time a year ago, I was about 307 pounds. That means that I’ve lost about 90 pounds since a year ago today. I just got a new pair of suits since the ones I got in 2010 and had altered last summer are waaaaaaay too big. When I got them altered I was roughly 282 pounds, which means I’ve lost almost 65 pounds in between suits. When I returned to Eugene from California last August I weighed-in at roughly 262 pounds, which means I’ve lost almost 45 pounds since last summer. So even though I’ve only lost 8 pounds since January 1, 2012, I’m still going strong.  I obviously still have a lot to be proud of!

Perspective

Yesterday was a little discouraging for me, so I decided to take a step back and look at the big picture.  Put things perspective.

First off, I’ve lost about 84 pounds since January 2nd. That’s pretty huge. It’s such a big loss that it’s hard to believe. I have to constantly remind myself by looking at pictures of then and now! Since May 15th, my last weigh-in before leaving to California for the summer, I’ve lost about 50 pounds. Since August 14th, my last weigh-in in California before returning to Eugene, I have lost about 21 pounds. Since September 30th, the weigh-in right before my cruise, I have lost about 12 pounds.

That’s pretty amazing. I can’t stop looking at pictures of me from then to now and really feel how much weight I’ve lost since then.  I know I keep saying this, but I guess it’s feeling real.