Ok so I started this process on August 1st 2011 at 261lb. Today, @ 246, I RAN UP THE STAIRS! I used to get winded just walking up them, I actually ran up them and wasn't winded, didn't even realise that I was running up them until about half way. I even jumping jacked across the kitchen after because I was so chuffed!!!! I was that kid that always ran up the stairs and tore through the house like a lunatic with too much energy, I never realised how much the flab slowed me down.
I've noticed little bits of flexibility slowly coming back and a little bit of difference (wore something non stretchy and it was comfortable if only a little loose for a change!). But I was soooooo chuffed!!! It took me about 3 hours to stop grinning like a Cheshire cat.
Day 36 of p90x hybrid!
Wooo hooo! Way to go dsam!
Btw, love your use of the word "chuffed". Don't think I've ever heard it in that context before! :P
its a brit thing
Cute story! It's most certainly the little things about this journey that make you feel so great about yourself! Whenever I'm having a down day, I always try to remember how I feel when I have little triumphs like this- it always motivates me to keep going. Keep up the good work!
I'm so glad for you! Keep it up!
That's Awesome! I can tell you how embarrassing "climbing" with people that are fit can be. I took a trip to Mexico where we decided to do some zip lining...well, I had to stop mid-way to each "launch point" because going up the hill made me feel like I was going to die! I'm lookig forward to climbing the steps at my house and being able to say hi to my family when I get there without the out-of-breath whisper. CONGRATS!! =)
Nice one! I like those good motivational stories, your's will make me work harder in gym tomorrow morning.
AWESOME!!!!! Thanks for the motivational bliss :-)
Hey there, dsam511492637.
There's a few things I like about your story and one of them is the fact that you seem to have appreciated even the smallest change/s from adjusting to a healthier lifestyle. I also wanted to make a small comment on you calling yourself U**Y ( I'm gonna treat this word as a swear/curse word) because I think your pretty. I especially love the picture where you're laughing, just the fact that you look happy.
I too avoid pictures, that's why I hardly have any. Hahaahaaa, I'm really camera shy.
I hope you keep it up and be even more "Chuffed" with the ending results.
this made me smile...you are doing great and its only going to get better! Keep it up woman!
Congrats and keep up the good work! The next 20lbs. will make you feel even better.
Yay! I know what you mean about the Cheshire cat thing. I've been doing that, too. When I was the weight I am now, on my way up, I felt bad and so I just made it worse.(gained more) Now it feels great to be that weight again- but on my way down.
You have every right to feel so great about yourself! Keep smiling big! You deserve it!
Great idea! I live in a split level so I can do this every day!! thanxs for the motivation!
Congratulations on your 15lb loss!
Aside from actually seeing the changes, definitely it's great to start FEELING fitter. And you're doing it the right way too -- a lot of times, people make the mistake and think that just eating less (or worse, not eating!) is enough. :)
Funnily enough, the same thing happened to me this morning. I went upstairs to brush my teeth and my 11-year-old said, "Mom, is something wrong? Why are you running?"
OMG -- between my 270+ pounds and arthritis in one hip I thought I would never run anywhere again. But I've lost 101 pounds and my son's remark made me realize I've been bounding up the stairs for a while now. I'm like you - chuffed to bits!!!
lol, when my cat has a hairball i call the coughing noise he makes "chuffing." Not quite the say meaning as your version :-).
Haha, cat chuffing. Maybe my cat will approve of my new vocabulary?
Yes, that happened to me too. And further more the "Bad Back" and the "Dodgy Knee" that I had had for years suddenly and miraculously disappeared. I thought I was developing arthritis but the only thing that was wrong with me was that I was lardy.
I lost 42 lbs in all and my word, when you aren't carrying around 84 packs of butter with you all day and night you can get an awful lot more done. When I think about it, in the supermarket, on the shelves, the Lurpak comes in boxes of 12. I was carrying 7 of those boxes strapped to my skin. It's UNBELIEVABLE.
Thanks for reminding me how lucky I am to have been able to lose the weight and keep up the good work.
Have you joined calorie camp. Its helping me lose the Christmas extras and then maintain. If you have, I'll add you to those I'm supporting. I keep looking for others from the UK.
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