Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mini-goal attained: Halfway there

It's official. I've lost 20 pounds. It seems somewhat insignificant, because it is only a mini goal and I still have about 20-30 more pounds to go to reach my ideal weight. However, think about what 20 pounds represents. I'm thinking right now of two 10-pound bags of potatoes and that's significant.

I'm constantly smiling when I get up in the morning and get dressed and realize all my pants (no matter what size I have in the closet – the used-to-fit-perfect or used-to-fit-tight) are all too big. In fact I've started to make a donation bag with clothes that just plain look awful and frumpy because of their size.

I can also see the difference in my face, see below. The photo on the left was taken last summer, and the one on the right at my brother's wedding this past February (I've since lost another five pounds).

I'm pretty happy with the progress and to be totally honest, it hasn't been hard at all. I know I'll have to work extra hard for the next 20. But I'll get there!


  1. Congratulations!! You look great Raeanne :)

  2. Nice work, Rae! You look fantastic!

  3. Rae, I'm in the same place as you - I've lost about 25 pounds out of the 45 I want to lose all together. I think we should both celebrate - any progress is worth acknowledging and it's really nice when you can look at photos and see the difference or put on clothes that used to be tight nad find you need a belt or have more room to breathe!

    Good job, keep it up!!