After 4 Months - Where Am I?

It’s been just a little over 4 months since I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and my life is completely different. I’m not the same person I was 4 months ago and I couldn’t be happier! I’ve learned so much about myself – mainly how mentally strong I really am – and I’ve heard myself say things I never thought would ever come out of my mouth.

I’ve learned that when I miss a workout, I’m a bear. I feel better after a walk/run and, if I don’t do it daily, I’m not fit to be around. I used to get like that when I was craving sugar. I’d go into a sugar rage and was just hateful. Ugh – I’m so glad that’s in the past now. But, that’s kinda how I get when I haven’t been active. I never, in a million years, thought I’d ever hear myself say that exercise makes me happy, but that’s exactly what it does. Don’t get me wrong – I’m sweating like a pig and breathing like an obscene phone call while it’s happening, but it is one of the best feelings in the world to me!

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The start of my journey at 278 pounds

I have a ton more energy now and some of my family members have complained that I make them nervous because I can’t keep still. I don’t just stand; I walk/jog in place. When I’m on the phone, I’m not just sitting on the couch; I’m walking around the room. Believe me when I tell you that it all adds up in the end!

My weight loss has been easier this time around; maybe I was finally ready to do it after I heard the word “diabetes”. After 4 months, I can honestly say that being diagnosed with diabetes is the best thing that’s happened to me. It opened my eyes to so many things I was ignoring, and I know that I wouldn’t have made it this far without it hanging over me.

About a month in...
About a month in…

Be sure to keep your eye on that Lose It! shirt – you’ll see it again in a later photo and it doesn’t look the same. 😉

Me - October 2015 - 30 lbs lighter!
Me – October 2015 – 30 lbs lighter!

I’ve lost a total of 50.4 pounds! I began this journey wearing size 24 pants (and they were snug around the middle), and, now, well, I just bought a new pair of jeans and they’re a size 18! Hell yeah!!

B&A Shirt fits

And, guess what? I feel flippin’ FANTASTIC! My body does things now I never thought it would do – like run. Yes, I run! I don’t stress food anymore, I still treat myself to my iced coffees (if you follow me on Instagram, you know), and Thanksgiving wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. I actually lost weight during Thanksgiving!

I still have a long road ahead of me but I’m more than halfway to my goal weight! Not too shabby, huh? So, stay tuned because there’s so much more to come!

Bobbi