Thursday, February 18, 2010

For the first time in about ten years...

I have tucked my shirt into my jeans (and my size 10 jeans I might add)! When I quit smoking about eleven years ago, I substituted food for cigs and never looked back. Oh, I took off five lbs here and ten lbs there but never enough to make much of a difference. I went from a size 8 when E and I got married almost 15 years ago to a size 16 (I only bought one thing in that size before I called stop).

Because I wanted to get off the high blood pressure meds and others I was being told I'd have to take if I didn't change my lifestyle, I joined Weight Watchers, started biking and walking more and discovered yoga! When I did this I weighed 184. Today, when I stepped on the scale here at the house, I was down to 154...30lbs. Now I need to take off the last four to reach goal.

So, today to celebrate





I tucked my shirt into my jeans!

Sign me beaming in Paradise!

9 comments:

Janet M said...

Jules - I'm cheering for you and congraluations to you . Your hard work has paid off- looking great!

Megan A. said...

OMG! You GO GIRL!! I had a small weight loss breakthrough myself this week (nothing like yours) I got into a size 12 jeans, they were tight but they zipped! I still have a long way to go though, you are an inspiration! thanks!

Liz said...

My hat tips off to you great job...
Especially with those great dishes you show us You've have worked very hard and a big congrats and cyber hugs to you.

Chelle said...

You go Jules! Woo Hoo!

stampdiva said...

Congratulations to you. You should celebrate in style. Lynne M x (thanks for visiting my Blog)

altar ego said...

Dear Beaming,

You look fabulous! Good for you for setting a goal and sticking to it. I'm so proud! I wish I could say that when I got to a size 16 I began a reverse process. Sadly I've been in that size for over a year. But! I'm making an effort to reverse the process now, and at least I haven't gone beyond 16. You're an inspiration!

karen said...

BIG Congrats to you!!!!!
I know how hard it is....
Looking Good Girl!!!!!

Laura said...

Looking good!!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations Jules, you look Fabulous!!!