I had alluded to this special rose bush in my garden a couple weeks ago:
This was the reward I gave myself for losing 100 pounds. I wanted a rose bush, and this one is the one I selected.
Today is a huge milestone day for me. 1 year ago I stepped on the scale to have finally reach 100 pounds lost.
That means I have maintained at least 100 pounds gone for a year! I can’t say that I am not a little disappointed to not be at goal now, but I realize that I have kept off an enormous amount of weight. I made it through a bunch of holidays, the Superbowl, New Orleans, birthdays and the like to varying degrees of success.
1 year ago, I was a fledgling runner – in 3 weeks I will be doing a sprint triathlon! Who knew that I had a little athlete in me that wanted to get out all this time?? It only took me 41 years to give her a chance!
I have spent a lot of the last year learning more about what my body is actually capable of doing, and that it can look pretty good in clothes! I still get great satisfaction and amazement out of shopping and being in the ‘normal’ department. I wonder if that will ever go away (I hope not).
The rose bush made it through the winter and is blooming now, and a celebration of the time passed since its first planting. It is my sincere wish that I will be posting again in a year with the same success (and even to be at goal LOL).
Taken a couple weeks ago:
Maybe I can do this maintenance thing after all!
I was also honored to provide a guest post recipe today at Healthy Living Blog!