My Journey – Part Six
Texas weather is frequently a roller coaster affair. Especially in winter. Seriously – we can have high temperatures in the 30s one and and in the 60s 24 hours later. I’ve learned to keep varying types of clothes handy – yes, that means lightweight fabrics and heavy sweaters in the same closet. Today’s outfit was perfect for last week’s high of 65 degrees just my leather jacket in the morning, but none needed by 3:00pm. Craziness. It looks like our weather is starting the trek to Spring, so I may be phasing out sweaters and boots before too long. That is, until Winter decide to rear its frosty head for one last blast. It’s happened before. In March…
Now more on the journey…
It’s always a little funny when people ask how I lost my weight. I guess they expect me to say I took some kind of pills or drank weird concoctions – basically a quick fix. When my answer is “diet and exercise” I actually got some weird looks. There are also those who smile, nod and said “exactly”. The honest truth is, it was hard work. Hard. Work. I had to commit totally to the process and set my mind on solid, realistic goals. I did not lose 5 or 10 pounds a week. I think the most I ever lost in one week was 4 pounds. Then I promptly gained back two pounds the next week. There were a lot of days I wanted to just give up and dive face first into a pint of ice cream. Or eat a bag of potato chips. But then I would look in the mirror. REALLY look. And see obvious changes in my body. And I’d get back on track. It took a total of 10 months to lose 30 pounds and I can honestly say every moment was worth it. I’ve made changes that I believe will take me through the rest of my life to be healthy, happy and fit. I want to be waterskiing when I’m 80 years old! If I can do it, so can you. Yes. You can.
Merona black dotted shirt: Target
Jordache skinny jeans: Walmart
Comfort Plus red pumps: Payless Shoe Source
Red necklace: Sam Moon Trading
Gold chains: LYDesigns
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