Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Pics Are Out - Here's What I Noticed...

I'm so relieved that the pics are out AND that the results were visible. Personally, I am truly amazed at the results. I never thought that dropping 16 pounds would be so significant (especially visually). I realized that I shed a lot more inches than pounds and in the bigger picture I AM FEELING MUCH BETTER!! I am breathing easier, sleeping better and not as breathless when I RUN up and down my stairs, my feet aren't always sore, my knees no longer crack with each step and they don't hurt anymore!! Trust me, I like the weight loss part, I love seeing that number get smaller and smaller, BUT I also truly love the way I'm feeling right now - just STRONG! It's awesome. I will post my "inches lost" soon - you guys will be amazed; I was STUNNED!!

I received such awesome feedback/comments from everyone - Thank you all!! I've also had a few questions, but here is the answer to what was my favourite question thus far:

"Joania, you look so awesome, it looks like you've lost so much weight in these pix, be honest, are you wearing a gurdle or you know, spanx???"

"NO!! I'm NOT wearing a gurdle or spanx in this picture! I'm wearing the exact same outfit I wore on Dec 10/08, including same underwear and bra!!!!" I literally take it off, WASH it and put it away for a month!!

Anyway, here are 10 differences (physical that is) I noticed in this month's pictures:
  1. My butt is getting smaller and more shapely (whoohoo..on my way to being even more bootylicious than I thought I was!)
  2. My boobs are smaller (my husband's getting worried)
  3. I HAVE A WAIST AGAIN!! WHOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO!! (Well it's on its way back)
  4. I've lost not one, BUT TWO sets of rolls on my back!! Oh Yeah!!
  5. My face is smaller
  6. A little space is slowly starting to reappear between my legs!
  7. My shoulders and arms are shrinking.
  8. My "Backboobs" are shrinking and I TOTALLY hope they DISAPPEAR!!!
  9. My legs look longer (that's because my gut is shrinking, hence my shorts can be properly pulled up, exposing more of my hot legs!!) ;))
  10. I LOOK taller! :)

The one thing that stayed just as big is my heart and I hope it never loses any weight!! My heart is truly filled with joy right now at my progress, the fact that I've remained committed and determined to succeed. I am also very happy and grateful to have such supportive people behind me, in my corner, beside me, having my back on a regular basis. Thank you all so much for all the support, kind words, words of encouragement and offers to kick my butt when I need it!! THANK YOU!!

I am even more committed to see this through and just can't wait for next month's pics...Feb 10 is closer than it seems!!!!

Joania (2000 MINE!!!)


duane duane said...

Strong and Beautiful. That's how you look, Joania!

Janet said...

The only thing I've noticed is that your hair is braided!!!! lol - Janet

Joania said...

ThanksDuane!! Janet, you kill me LOL!!!

Skye's the Limit said...

Wonderful post! I love how positive you are! And I agree with Duane, you are a strong and beautiful woman! :o) Keep up the great job! You are such an inspiration to me!

Joania said...

Skye!! thank you so much!! That means a lot and listen, you're a great inspiration to me as well. I love your blog!!

Katschi (Karen) said...

"The one thing that stayed just as big is my heart"...Joania, THAT is for sure!!!