Yesterday I made it through my karate test. It was actually an awesome experience, and there was no need for me to be such a crybaby about it. I broke my board on my first try (elbow strike) and performed adequately otherwise. When I am notified that I "passed" I can buy a new uniform with green trim, which I desperately need since my current uniform is way too big and I look like Ebenezer Scrooge in his nightgown in it.
After the test I treated myself to some lunch at Texas Roadhouse with the kids. Nothing too crazy (petit filet with sweet potato, no butter), but I did have one roll, and a 10 oz draft beer.
So today when I got on the scale and saw 171.5 I could not believe it. I actually thought "Damn! 177.5, that roll put 4 lbs on me (lol)." Got on the scale and yes it is true ... 44 ugly lbs gone! I feel great!
- Cathy Yonek
- Pittsburgh, PA, United States
- Six years ago I decided (age) 42 would be my magic number. I stepped on the scale for the first time in a LONG time. It was a BIG number, it was a SCARY number, but mostly I knew I had to own that number. I lost 40 pounds, leaving the obese category behind. In 2014 I committed myself to working out HARD and a low sugar diet, losing more weight and gaining nice definition. Then life happened, and I lost momentum, gaining some weight back. My goals now are different, and include completing my first ever marathon at age 48. GULP! You can read about the next part of my journey here.