After many many MANY YEARS of attempting and trying and failing and trying again, today on my 54th birthday, I have finally reached my driver's license weight!
I remember filling out my probationary driver's license form as clearly as if it was yesterday- I remember being at school, I remember where I was sitting, who was sitting near me. Apparently I was excited by this whole event. I remember thinking to myself, even at the age of 16 that I wanted to be 150- and I thought that was a little much, but that was fine. I was NOT 150. I was more like 157 or 158- something to that effect. And I remember planning to lose weight to get there. Who would ever have thought that it would take this many years to get to this place.
Yes, people, my driver's license STILL says 150! I have never had to or did ever change it to a more realistic number, and I am so glad I never did. That number- a stupid number- has driven me to this day. So as I sit here bawling over it on the couch, I am very happy and very proud. This journey has taken me since December 21 of 2010. The day I decided I couldn't go through my life with my knees hurting any more. With the rolls on my back touching each other when I sit on the couch. That even if I could lose 10 FREAKING pounds, it would be better than nothing. I knew I had to get going before the first of January, as we all know that New Year's resolutions do not work! I don't do them, I start my adventures well before that!
I HAVE to take the time to THANK my friends over on the loseit web site. If it hadn't been for that community of people, people who really get it, who are uniquely familiar with this kind of journey, who are there to support you, to cheer you up, to laugh with, to MEET!, to give you advice and you get to do the same for them- I know I could not have done this. Of course my family and local friends have been fabulous, too, I count my blessings daily,, but without that loseit support, I would not weigh 150.2 pounds today! It is only a number but baby this is a wonderful one!
So here is to you- Allyce, Barbara, Marie, Samara, Gary, Richie, Leanne, Billy, Cheri, Connie, Jenny, Molly, Jenni, Phyllis, and the rest of my Mean Honey Badgers, Jamie, Bean, Petunia, Mark, Pif, Rudy, Kendra, Randy and a whole lot of others who I feel bad that I can't name all of you individually, but like I said, I'm sort of crying here. THANK YOU! For putting up with my whining, for dealing with my perpetual good outlook on life, for letting me share small parts of your life.
The other big factor in this is my dearest friends at Triple B Health and Fitness! Brian, Lori and the kids have been so supportive, so helpful and so inspiring. Triple B has indeed helped make me what I am today- way lighter than I was a year ago when I joined!! Thanks to them, especially Lori and Brian for telling me what a great job I am doing, how I am making such fast progress, how they have seen changes starting way back when I only had a month under my belt! Those little kind words motivated me hugely! THANK you!!!!! I'll be there in a while to give you hugs! :) :) :)
Time for more coffee, to write another canoe blog post, to wait for the sun to come up so I can walk and to see if I have a picture on the Channel 9 weather! Lol. Then time for the gym, for lunch with my friends, for texts and emails, for a happy birthday to me massage! Hopefully time will find the children calling their mother, and the MA taking me out for dinner! Then tomorrow I will get up in a new month and with this new number and start things all over again. 145 here I come!