I have been holding back on a lot of “NSV’s” (non-scale victories) so I decided I shall share a few more …
I can now sit INDIAN STYLE comfortably and without any effort in doing so. See the image to the right for references. I know NOW that folks no longer use that term, Indian style, but it was used all throughout my childhood and up till I was told that was a wrong thing to say .. and now school children do some sort of sing-songy thing about “Criss Cross Applesauce,” I think.
I have sat Indian Style in the bathtub of all places and on my bed a few times … and I never could do that before … or for a zillion years it seemed.
Touch the top of your shoulders. And then feel that bone thing that runs along your shoulder top to your neck vicinity area … Yeah that area…. Ha.
Well to the skinny folks reading my blog … stop reading this part here… Cause prior to my lap band surgery and prior to losing 126 pounds (so far) … all that area I just described was excess fatty thick skin.
Now… with me losing weight (with much more to lose too) .. that entire region of flabby skin has vanished. I can actually feel the strong bone making the shoulder be a shoulder. And that bone thing that goes across from there to the bottom of my neck … I can feel my fatty skin has also disappeared and that whole entire area is becoming more and more defined.
And I cannot even begin to talk about my neck. Because prior to any of this loss of pounds and skin … I never had a neck. Seriously. I had no neck.
I mean, once upon a time, I did have a neck. But as I gained all that weight, it went (1) My head; (2) My shoulders; (3) My ginormous body; (4) My triple wide sized 10+ feet.
I couldn’t wear any type of necklace because my head was ginormous and my face and my huge extra chin … that covered it all up. And in hindsight, I was a hideous monster.
I took a gander at my arms yesterday too. They are shaping up and getting toned. Who would’ve thunk that about me, two or three years ago??? That I would no longer have nasty flabby upper arms.
I am hoping when my transformation if complete, I will be able to sport sleeveless shirts. It’ a goal to work on that’s for sure.
And that’s where I will stop for now … The average bear can only handle so much awesomeness in one sitting y’know!!! But overall, I am one proud camper.
I will leave you all with my other GOOD news… We found out that my lovely mother is cancer-free. And that’s all anyone needs to know about the past five days of intensive stress-filled worries.
Peace to all. And may each and every one of you, find something to smile about today.