Monday, March 26, 2012

Weighty Matters


When I got on my bathroom scales this morning and thought they were broken. In fact I hopped on them three times before I was convinced that the numbers might be right. Although I did ask Brodie to try them too just to make sure my scales were in fact working properly. The reason is according to my scales I have lost another 2 kilograms (4.4lbs) which takes my total weight loss up to 22 kilos (48.5 lbs) I'm flabbergasted! Yep that's the best word to describe how I am feeling this morning.

Since I hopped on the scales I thought I would go all out and grab the tape measure too. Just to see if my waistline has shrunk as well. This has really knocked me for six. I have lost 7cm (2.75 inches) around my waist. It explains why my pants are feeling loose, my blouses look like there's more room in them and my dresses fit better.

Who would have thought being diagnosed with Diabetes and having to cut sugar from your diet would lead to such a positive change? I know I didn't. I had dieted on and off for years. I was the type of person whose weight is like a roller-coaster ride flowing up and down. It feels funny to say this but I am glad I was diagnosed. It was the push I needed to help me focus on a healthier me.

8 comments:

WildflowerWool said...

Good for you! I shared your post with my son who struggles daily with making good choices for his diabetes. Thanks for the encouragment!

Jo-anne *Blossy* said...

I hope it helps your son a little WildflowerWool. I totally understand your son struggling with making good choices. It can be overwhelming sometimes.

Vireya said...

That's great! Nice to get the confirmation from the scales and the tape measure that your healthy choices are doing you good.

Jo-anne *Blossy* said...

Thanks Vireya. It is good to see the positives from all the healthy choices :)

CinLynn Boutique said...

Yay!! Good for you!! I love that when that happens!! It sure makes you feel good about yourself, doesn't it?!
I've lost 18 myself! :)

PoetessWug said...

Awww! Congrats on the weight and inches lost!...It's a tough way to have to lose it...with an illness I mean...but anyway it worked....it worked! :-]

Jo-anne *Blossy* said...

Congratulations to you too CinLynn. That's amazing! And you are right it does make you feel good :)

Jo-anne *Blossy* said...

Thanks Poetess. I don't think I would have lost anything if it hadn't been for my diagnosis so in a strange way I am glad that I found out I have Diabetes.