Saturday, July 25, 2009

I can smile again :-) July 25, 240

Officially weighed in at ediets this morning: 240.5 I entered. Then went to bed and slept all day. Upon waking, I have officially hit 240 even - 45 pounds lost! Yay!

By the way, this week's weight loss pushes up my expected goal date a week - now it's October 10. That is, of course, if there are no more plateaus or bounce-backs. And, hmm, I have a weekend family reunion this weekend where I'll have to eat on my own recognizance for 3 days! Yeah, we'll see what that does to me.

Funny how just last night I blogged that I couldn't really see the difference. Then last night I was sitting in front of a mirror and was shocked rather suddenly by what I saw. Without really seeing the itemized changes, I just saw that my face was pretty again! My eyes seemed bigger, my smile bigger. One of the things that drove me to start the diet was my frustration at how smiling just seemed to make me look ugly and sad with the specific way my face clumped up in a smile, and how my cheeks overwhelmed my eyes and mouth. It was terrible - smiling should make you look happy and pretty! This is definite progress that I can definitely live with!

7 comments:

jo said...

Yay! Congrats on your 45!!!

I understand about that smile. All I could see was fat, and there was a smile underneath there somewhere.

Best thing in the world, getting your smile back. I'm glad you feel pretty again!

Best wishes at that reunion! I'm sure you'll do well!

shefit said...

WOW! You are doing such a great job. I'm so happy for you. What an amazing feeling to know that all your hard work is paying off. Keep up the great work

No excuses... eat healthy at your family reunion! We will be waiting to hear how you did :p

shefit said...

WOW! You are doing such a great job. I'm so happy for you. What an amazing feeling to know that all your hard work is paying off. Keep up the great work

No excuses... eat healthy at your family reunion! We will be waiting to hear how you did :p

Fat[free]Me said...

Well done - 45lbs is an excellent achievment. It is great to see our faces returning to normal. My eyes were all puffy and tired looking and now they are much better. It is almost like I have had a lid lift or something!

Enjoy the family reunion - sounds like fun!

Chubby Chick said...

Yay for liking what you see in the mirror! You really are doing great! Keep up the good work1 :)

Jenn said...

Wow, that's terrific! Glad to hear you're seeing the changes, too.

zaababy said...

my smile was one of the first things I noticed that was different. My mouth just looked bigger and yep, my cheeks are shrinking too. I love finding little changes! Keep on keeping on!