>Weight goal accomplished!

>I don’t have a scale at home. If I did, I’d probably weigh myself too often. Instead, on Saturday mornings before my workout (and before eating, haha) I weight myself with the “real” scale at the gym. At one point, I weighed in at 196, which for my height of 5’10” my BMI was 28 (overweight). Today, I weighed in at 155, which is a BMI of 22ish. Now I’m in the healthy range and I can definitely feel it! It took me about a year… I averaged about one pound a week, a healthy weight loss. I am back to what I looked like in high school. I really think that running and other high-energy cardio has helped me keep it off. I feel great. I fit into a size 8 pant, but most of the ones I have now are 10. I haven’t been that size since eighth grade. I remember that my confirmation dress was a size 8.

The problem I’ve encountered is that I’m having to get rid of a lot of my bottoms… skirts, jeans, capris from last summer. However, I went shopping at Goodwill here on Pioneer Parkway last night and got two long sleeve sweaters, two short sleeve sweaters that I can wear over long sleeve shirts or camis, a pair of dress pants, a pair of jeans, two pairs of capris I can wear to work and a dress for $44! The dress needs to be altered the slightest bit, but it won’t be hard to do that. That will be my Easter dress when to go to Arizona in April. I couldn’t believe all the nice things I found. I always go there first and if I can’t find what I’m looking for there, that’s when I raid the clearance at Target, Old Navy, or JCPenney.

I feel confident that I will run my 5K in May in 30-31 minutes. Last time I ran it was a couple weeks ago at 31:30. I just never thought I’d be into fitness. But now that I am, I couldn’t imagine it any other way.