I can not believe it has been a half year as of today!!! It's been a whirlwind year and it is only half over! I have gone through so many changes that I literally don't recognize myself!
I eat about 700 cals/day, get all my vits in (I've only missed a few), get my protein in 98% of the time and usually get my water in but not as often (maybe 80% of the time it is over 120 oz). I haven't been losing weight like I was and it is frustrating BUT it is still waaaaaay more weight than I have EVER lost in a half a year. I am at 65# down and only 6.5# away from the goal weight my Dr gave me at my first appt in June 2017. I was really hoping to have reached it by my 6th month and I am so close, but it is ok, I hope to reach it during this month! Either way i am pleased because my Dr at that first appt told me it would take me 12-18 months to lose that so anything ahead of that schedule is a bonus!!!
My body is changing more rapidly than my scale. Things are rearranging and I am liking it better and better. I do have some loose skin on my arms and thighs but it is better than having fullness in them! I have a few shapewear items but find I don't need them as much as I thought I would. (not saying I won't need them more later). I went last night to Goodwill to get new stuff and they had a FABULOUS full length mirror that made you look really long and lean and it was like I could imagine what I would look like in another 30# (if I ever got down that far)....and darn, I looked INCREDIBLE!
I have hardly noticed any more hair loss since I got my hair cut. I am sure it didn't stop, I just don't see the long pieces everywhere anymore! I am soooo glad I did it! And I am getting used to it and not hating it as much. Nothing ever tangles in my brush anymore so my brush isn't pulling them out either! Granted I still take my biotin and collagen religiously but I am not as panicked about going bald anymore!
Other than that, I have been at my new job and been enjoying it and enjoying dressing up a bit more than my old job. In fact, as I mentioned I went to GW last night to get more clothes. I now own 5 pairs of size 16 dress pants and quite a few dresses/skirts all in 16 or L) and I just bought 10 blouses last night!!! That should hold me all summer! I think I really enjoy being able to put on most anything and not hate myself in it! I still have an issue w/ button down shirts....my chest is still a little larger than the rest of me, so when I get one big enough not to gap, it is too big all over, so for now I am staying away from button downs! I did find a great blouse that looked cute but it was an off the shoulder one (which I must say my shoulders are quite nice now!) so i would need a strapless bra but it was only $2.99 (-15% educator's discount) and so if I never wear it it is ok, but when I got it home and washed it and hung it up, I realized it was a Medium! I remember wearing a M on my first day of school my senior year....don't remember when it moved up to a large but I do remember thinking I was so fat when I was a Sr (can't imagine why!) Granted, no other M will fit me yet but I was excited to see that one did!
I didn't take my pics this am because my husband left before I got up so I will take and post them tomorrow. I like taking them because I can see such a difference as time goes on....though since I am closing in on my goal weight, I want the same courtesy given to contenstants on The Biggest Loser and I want to change my black shorts and tank in for compression ones so I look better in the pics!!!! haha!
So now that my first half of a year is done, I can't wait to see the second half! I am having ppl come up to me ask say how great I look now (which oddly enough I hadn't had much of before now). I get nervous about having to maintain once I finish, but that is a long way off and I can worry about it when I get there! So for now, I am just going to be happy about where I am in life!!!! (and I appreciate the part you all play in supporting me in this....you guys have been the best!)
As promised....my 6 month before and after pictures! See, Transforming CJ is really transforming!