Monday, June 4, 2012

Weekly weigh-in and WOW!

First, I have to say I am just totally wiped out.  Had a very draining day at work today and had to miss my Optifast class.  I came home and collapsed after a huge event at work that took lots of planning and sacrifice on my part.  But it's over now ... ah!  Since I missed my class, I weighed in and I'm officially down 121 pounds.  O ... M ... G!!!  When I first started Optifast, I  was at 417 pounds, I'm now at 296.  I have a "2" in front of my number.  I can't tell you how many years it's been since something like that has happened.  I know I still have a long journey ahead of me, but it feels like it's really happening, you know?  Really, I just want to cry.  God is performing a beautiful miracle in my life and I am present enough to not only recognize it, but to receive it.

When I did this event last year, which requires that I'm pretty much on my feet the entire time, I was in so much pain I had to sit down.  My shoes just couldn't comfortably contain my weight, I was sweaty from being so freaking hot and just generally miserable.  While my feet are still achey, the first thing I wanted to do when I got home was go for a walk and I would have had it not been nearly dark outside.  What a major change that is!  I am in a lot of gratitude today and will go to bed with a nice smile on my face.


Anonymous said...

So happy for you!!

Melissa said...

Into the 200s! Yeah you! It's amazing sweetheart. I am SO proud of you and you inspire me so much. Thank you for posting the pictures on the Facebook page. You look lovely. Congrats on your achievement and goal weight here you come!!

Kathy said...

Thank you both! It is so amazing to be going through this experience.

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