With a good, old-fashioned scale that uses sliding weights, we're back on track. I'm now officially down 54 lbs. ... and it's only taken 3 months!
This week my husband said he has trouble telling if I am still in bed when he wakes in the morning because I "don't make as big a hill" in the bed and he hasn't heard me snoring lately.
When I was heavier my snoring had gotten so bad that I was even waking myself up and I wasn't sleeping very well to begin with! Insomnia, aching joints, problems breathing, and general discomfort kept me from getting the rest I needed.
I've been getting a better night's sleep lately and am waking up feeling rested. Today I actually slept until the alarm. I can't remember the last time that happened.
|My husband and me at a Renaissance Faire|
shortly after we started dating. I was 35 back then.
I am happier and feel better at 44!
My husband never complained about my house keeping, my growing size or the things I promised that I was never able to deliver. I think in some ways he was afraid of saying anything because he wasn't sure how I would react. Let's face it, he had a wife who was morbidly obese, lazy, drank too much and had hormone issues - if I were in his shoes I'm not sure how I'd handle the situation. Knowing that he stuck with me and loved me through the ugly years and married me when I was at my peak weight (probably over 300 lbs.) makes me appreciate and love him more than ever.
Today we're living in a nicer environment. I am in the process of reclaiming our home and undoing the damage that six years of neglect have caused. There are still a couple of rooms in the house that need work, but the rooms that have been reclaimed are staying clean, dusted and looking good. In a way I see my home as a reflection of my health - as I get better, so does my house!!
This morning as I was getting ready for my weigh-in I realized that I am either right at the size I was when Larry and I met or maybe a little smaller. This is the woman he met and fell in love with nine years ago - just wait 'til he gets a load of me when I am at the end of this journey!!
The Labor Day weekend approaches. This weekend I will either be driving to the Texas Coast for a family gathering or hosting my mother-in-law and sister-in-law at my home. Either way, I will be seeing people who haven't seen me since I began this diet. I can't wait to visit with loved ones and be able to fully enjoy their company instead of feeling tired or self conscious about my size.
If I end up at the beach, I'll be running and playing with the children. This is the first time in ages I feel young and joyful. I feel alive for the first time in too many years and have the energy to keep up with the little ones! I even found an old swimming suit that's in good shape (it was hardly worn) and fits again!!
Because of the holiday weekend, my check-in post will be on Tuesday evening instead of during the day on Monday.
Have a beautiful week,