Checking In With Myself

Last October I took a few moments to look over my list of reasons I originally started this weightloss and fitness journey.  At that time I had lost 50 lbs and was halfway to my 100 pound goal.  Now that I've lost over 100 pounds and am well on my way to goal and being physically fit, I wanted to go back and remind myself why it is so important to keep myself on track and all I have to be thankful for! 

The RED **Check** notes are from October '09... the Blue YES!! and photos are what I've added today! :)

(Original List From April '09)

The reasons I want to lose weight:

•To be healthier YES!!

My normal HEALTHY Breakfast

Walking w/out wheezing in Oct'10 Breast Cancer 5k

•So I won't wheeze when I walk somewhere **Check** YES!!

•To feel comfortable when bending over to pick up something**Check**  YES!!

•So I can see old friends and not be totally embarrassed by how much weight I have gained (this is a MAJOR one!)  YES!!

•To be more social and enjoy going out more often in public**Check** YES!!

•To not feel self-conscious of whether something I am wearing is too tight, about to rip, etc.**Check** YES!!

•So I can go into a restaurant and not worry whether or not I can fit in the booth : (**Check** YES!!

•Because I know my asthma will improve considerably**Check** YES!!

My son, Danny, and me on Labor Day
•So I can do things with DS like we used to do all the time, i.e., riding bikes, playing frisbee, going golfing, tossing the baseball, walking around and exploring YES!!

•So I won't have like four chins and when I look down my chin doesn't recede into my neck fat**Check** YES!!

•So I can pull my knees up into my chest to paint my toenails! : ) YES!!

•So I can touch my toes without a problem**Check** YES!!

•Because I want to not be self-conscious all the time when in public**Check** YES!!

•To be able to say "sure, I'll try that" and not panic "what if" about my weight keeping me from something**Check** YES!!

With my HealthyLoserGuy, Jeff, in August '10 :)

•To feel sexy again YES!!

•To wear whatever funky clothes I want to like I used to and not have it look like it may be the only thing I can fit into! YES!!

Reacquainting after 30 yrs w/h.s. pal on July 4th


•So I don't have this voice of my Dad in my head saying "What's happened to you?" : (

•So I can casually fit into a conversation "well, I lost 100 lbs. once" and see people's jaws drop because they won't have ever imagined I could weigh anything more than 150 lbs.

•To be a Weight Watchers success story and inspire others that if I can do it, they can do it  Well, I'm not a Weight Watchers success story, but rather a VTtrim Online success story and have, hopefully, inspired others to start their weightloss journey :) so... YES!!

•To play tennis again

•To wear a bathing suit that wasn't the only one in the store that quasi-fit so I settled on it YES!!

•To go back to Ireland and not think twice about whether or not I feel good enough to do things

•So airplane seat belts won't be a source of fear!**Check** YES!!

•So my doctor will be damn proud of being right that I can do anything I put my mind to YES!!

After church, Sept '10

•So I can dress up for DF and feel great by the look I see in his eyes when I am out with him**Check**  I am happily in a new, wonderful relationship and feel great when we're anywhere together... including church Sunday mornings YES!!

•So I never again have to worry that something I eat may trigger me to eat 'til I feel like I need to sleep from being so full**Check** YES!!

Dream. Believe. Achieve.
If *I* can do this, YOU can do this!

Here's to our health!
Jan / HealthyLoserGal


Kat November 13, 2010 at 9:25 PM  

Jan, this made me smile! You are amazing! You are very much an inspiration - your positivity is contagious. Congratulations on all of your progress. You rock!

HealthyLoserGal November 14, 2010 at 7:40 PM  

Big hugs to you, Kat! Thanks for your comment & being a good friend! ;)

Shane Thurston November 17, 2010 at 7:23 PM  

Congrats on your accomplishments! That is incredible and shows your high level of dedication!

~Shane :)

Please feel free to check in on my blog once in a while for fitness tips and health updates daily.

Jay Michaud November 19, 2010 at 10:31 AM  

Congrats on all your accomplishments! You're a true inspiration. I just started my own weight loss journey in may down 42 pounds already woo hoo! Keep up the great success!

Steps Toward Serenity November 21, 2010 at 3:03 PM  

Thanks for the inspiration! It's been a while. Thanks for the update. You look great, girl! :D