So this is week 19. Time passes by so fast, I can’t believe it. I’ve never stayed consistent with my eating for so long. Before Smart for Life all I knew was indulging with slowly increasing portions until it was time for a crash diet, and then the cycle would start again. I feel like the clock went back 20 years! I am very happy with my weight and am loving pulling out all the old fabulous clothes I own that haven’t fit me in years and now fit me. It’s so much fun!
In my excavation of old clothes, I still found about 4 pairs of jeans and pants that don’t fit and that is going to be my new goal. Not by pounds although I weigh in tomorrow, but by them fitting me. I have the most fabulous pair of Dolce & Gabana pants that are so obnoxious and loud, and so me; but they don’t fit. They are an Italian size 42 which is supposed to be the equivalent of an American size 8. But D & G runs small so think size 7 US. I hope to have a pic of me wearing them in about a month. That is my last and final goal in this weight loss journey. My main focus is now toning up.
I don’t know why it took so long for me to care about getting in shape. Maybe Boca Raton, FL did it to me, lol. I was skinny fat for so long and thought it looked good, I didn’t know any other way. Now being toned shows that you’re fit, you’re strong. I’m turning forty five in about a week and I even though I am not where I want to be physically, I am working on it. I am realizing as I am advancing in my journey that losing weight and toning up isn’t only something that a 20 year old can do, and it isn’t only genetics. Of course age and genetics play a part, but as you work on learning your body you can achieve the same body a 20 year old can. If you had told me that 6 months ago I would have definitely called you delusional, but after 19 week on Smart for Life and starting back in the gym I realize that you can achieve anything if you really put your mind to it. Tomorrow I am going for my weigh-in and I am excited to see the results of the consult.