I've had so many little victories this week I'm overwhelmed with emotion. First I got over 4,000 steps on two different days. That's amazing! I'm walking around upright and not doubling over with the tummy pinchies. Don't get me wrong, Beatrice has her moments (I've named my incision just now because it only seems fair that such a big part of my life should have a name). Sometimes, I'm pretty sure she wants to kill me, but for the most part, we are figuring out a very workable arrangement.
My second victory was on the scale. I've moved from 254 in January to 220.4 today! That's slightly over 33 pounds. Honestly, I thought that I'd never be under 250 again so this is a truly moving accomplishment. My third victory came while shopping at the mall. I was trying to find a cute little black dress and wasn't seeing anything I liked. Then, I came across a black jumpsuit online at Maurice's, but it does not come in plus size. So, here I was at the mall, in Maurices, going mano y mano with anything I could find in an XXL (the largest standard size they sell). I just knew it wasn't going to fit, so I found three very different styles of dresses to try and, to my shock and amazement, they all fit. All of them. So, I decided to buy the jumpsuit and take my chances. It's being delivered to the store where I can try it on and return it if it doesn't work out (there are several potential issues for wardrobe malfunction with this piece, so we'll see).
My final victory was my greatest, I cleaned our office and moved some furniture - gasp! Ok, so I moved an end table that weighed all of 15 pounds, but I moved it none the less. I also hung some pictures and a shelf that have just been lying around for ages. The office is a more beautiful place thanks to Beatrice's cooperation.
Tomorrow, I face down aqua yoga for the second time. Right now, I feel good. I'm getting stronger every day and I can't wait for my birthday party which is only 48 days away! This little Manadee is finally enjoying the swim again.
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