Saturday, January 16, 2010
Before And After: Lose 10 Pounds By Tomorrow Noon!
Actually we are all smarter than that, huh?
Friday I met a woman, a real live woman, who truly lost 95 pounds in less than a year. I've seen her come and go at the gym many times, really large when she started. She keeps to herself, at least that's the way it seems to me. I've always kept to myself at the gym too. It's not really a great place to meet people UNLESS you go to classes. That's what I love and if you go often enough you will eventually feel like these people in the class are your friends even if you don't know their names.
Anyway, I approached this Jane Doe and told her how good she looked and bragged on her progress. Everybody needs that and she didn't seem like she got a lot of it. She told me she had lost 95 pounds... and it was true. I saw her "before". Me: "How did you do it?" (My version of skimming the magazine.) Her: "I walk on the treadmill three miles every morning and three miles every afternoon." "Oh my goodness", I say. I'm struck with two things: how very boring that would be and what motivation 'two times' a day would take! Oh, and that is seven days a week!
Regarding the boredom, she said she comes during her favorite shows and just walks and watches TV. I could do that, I think to meself. She lives only two doors down from the gym, seems to be retired, and doesn't wear a wedding ring, so I decide it's very convenient for her and there may be little else going on in her life. I realize how very pretty she is...that she has truly transformed her appearance. AND after she walks, she lifts weights for 30 minutes three times a week AND she roller skates at the part. Now that last one really got me.
I am usually pretty adventurous and fairly well motivated, and I love to skate but I never ever do. I have lots of reasons why but I shall spare you. But I will say that soon you are going to read about me and roller skates. Enough for now.
Just wanted to share this true, non-tabloid 95 pound weight loss story with you. It takes you where it takes you. I know where it is taking me! After Zumba dancin' Monday morning, you will find me on the treadmill with my earphones plugged in watching The View! I'll keep you posted!
PS. Aren't those the cutest puppies? Wouldn't it be nice to take a bath and come out skinny?