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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Celebration !!!!!




Today I stepped on the scale...... it dosen't scare me so much anymore..... LOL !!!!

As of today I lost ~~~~~~~~~~~25 pounds !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so happy and proud of myself !

Its not easy losing weight at my age, I think its my last kick at the weight loss can.Its not easy as you get older,I don't know why...

I don't want to live in a fat body anymore,I was too comfortable in my skin for too long.
About a month and a half ago the good doctor put me on diabetic meds, I was so angry and disappointed at myself for letting it get this far .

I decided right then and there to make a life long commitment to myself,all my life I took care of everyone else, first my brothers when I lived at home, then I got married and took care of my husband and then my 2 beautiful children as they were growing up they are my heart, my father was ill for years and years before he died , even my job got more attention than I gave myself.
I always put my needs last ...............I did this all my life

Were both retired now but not empty nesters, some of you know my MIL lives with us,she has alzheimers , most days she is calm and all is good but some days are hell.It takes a lot of energy and mental ability to deal with all that.( Trust me it makes me tired beyond words )

I have a really bad knee needing replacement that will happen in the next year hopefully, then I want a cruise to Europe when I have recovered enough to do some serious walking.

I want to do all that in a slimmer body ! I don't feel the need to weigh 100 pounds I need to be realistic about my goal,and my first 25 pounds to me is like a huge stepping stone towards my goal.
One step... one day at a time looking after myself !!

24 comments:

Julie Harward said...

Yes..HOORAY for you! That is the hardest thing to do as a woman ages so I am very happy for you. It is so important to feel good and be as healthy as we can at this age. :D

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

Lets make a toast Diane to the 24 pounds that left your body (:)

All chichipoopooat (:)Love it ~!!

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

Oh to the 25 pounds too~!! LOL
I almost forgot that last one ~

Linda said...

Congratulations!!! Hugs, Linda

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Diane, I'm so proud of you and for you! I need to do this. The old acid reflux is getting worse and the weight is slowly creeping up. Pat yourself on the back for me. You're in the driver's seat now!
Brenda

sawn61 said...

Great Job, Diane! No one knows better than I,the words you speak. I am having numbness in my legs and feet lately. I have been thinking along those same lines. When will it be "My Time".I'm afraid some things can not be mended so easily after so many years of neglect, but I'm hoping a better diet will help me, too.

Dolores said...

CONGRATULATIONS Diane!!! Your accomplishment and the goals you've set for yourself are very inspiring.
25#'s is a fantastic number!!!!
Hugs to you dear friend......

Lib said...

COngrats!
I can relate to every word of your post!!!!!!!!
Have agreat day.Keep Up the Great work!:o)
Blessins',Lib

Jeralee said...

Congratulations on your weight loss success! That is no small feat I know! Once I hit 34 ( yes I know I am still pretty young) the weight just went on more quickly. I miss the days of getting to eat with reckless abandonment.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and wanted to add that most of my students are adult students over the age of 50! They are my favorites. So kudos to your cousin for taking up harp.

Deb said...

You should be very, very proud of your accomplishment! I am struggling with all the same things at the moment, and you are an inspiration to me. I've done all those same things, taking care of everyone and ignoring what I need to do for myself. I believe I am at the point to do what I need to...and reading your post was a great thing for me tonight! Thanks so much!

My 36 year old daughter has two knee replacements, and it has changed her life! She still has some mobility challenges, but the knees have been wonderful. All the best!
:)

Oklahoma Granny said...

Congratulations on your accomplishment! I too need to lose weight and have been trying but not hard enough. Reading your post gives me inspiration. Thank you for that.

Needled Mom said...

Congratulations. It is such a good idea to think of it as a lifelong goal.

Debbie said...

Wow! 25 pounds! Good for you Diane! I need to do this for myself also...just lack the commitment...and motivation.
Your blog is wonderful! I love that you post from your heart.
Debbie@houseatthelake
xxxooo

Brenda said...

Congrats sweet lady!!

Farmchick said...

HI--I found my way here via the Harward's....I enjoyed my visit here. Congrats on the weight loss...good for you! How long did it take you? Stop over and visit me sometime. :)

BetteJo said...

Oh Diane I am so happy for you! Food is my comfort right now but I have to get back on track! I hope you are able to keep it up, it will make recovering from your future knee replacement that much easier too. It's such a good feeling, isn't it? Congrats!

dawsonfelicia張君dawsonfelicia均 said...

你的努力我們都看見了--支持你..................................................................

Lois Evensen said...

Congratulations! Yes, it is a wonderful achievement! It's not easy to change eating habits and add exercise. Good for you! *applause*

SmilingSally said...

Woo Hoo!

You are terrific!

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

Hi Diane..yup hot hot here ugh.. Lucky for you not so hot hot (:)
AC is running hard- LOL
Have fun today ~ hugs,Patty

劉傑汝劉傑汝 said...

你不能決定生命的長度,但你可以控制它的寬度..................................................................

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

HI Diane..Thanks so much on my baby boy (:)blankies..oh I love it when they have a blankie fetish (:)
Apricot bread ..sounds good
I've never made that.. but I might (:)
hugs,Patty

Cori said...

Congratulations on dropping your weight! I, too, was just diagnosed with Type2 diabetes just 2 months ago. I have lost 17lbs. Woohoo! I have had both knees replaced and just yesterday I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis. Bummer. But I have plans to go to Australia in Feb. to visit my son. I'm not letting this stuff get me down and you shouldn't either. Good luck with your continued road to health!

Piecefulafternoon said...

You go girl!!!!