Thursday, August 5, 2010

Tears of joy.

So much to say but lack the words to say them. First TY TY TY for everyone's support as I have made my journey through losing this weight.

As I wrote yesterday, I went shopping. I picked through the size 12 clothes and then made my way to the dressing room. Are you kidding me! They too were too big. So all that time going through the racks was wasted. Back I went to get size 10. Really???? All the size 10 outfits fit and I was delighted to finally say I wear a SIZE 10 now. And to add a bonus I no longer wear a large tee shirt either. I am now sporting a medium! I will be taking new pictures of some of the cute outfits I bought. Once I have a reason to wear them. (come on Sunday church get here) My mom said she doesn't ever recall me wearing a size 10 as a child. Second childhood here I come!

I had noticed earlier in the week that my "muffin bottom" was going down in size but I didn't think much about it other than I looked better in my swim suit. Speaking of swimming suits, I found a very cute one at the thrift store, which that has never happened before. Anyway back to my thoughts. I have heard it said a lot of times that its not just about the number on the scales. It is also the inches you have lost. Not every doing my body measurements, left me with just my clothes fitting me differently to see those inches being lost. And THAT happened way too fast. There are some really cute clothes that I never got a chance to even wear. (sniff, sniff!)

Anyway I wrote about my goal weight being changed and now I am not stressing about that "magic number". I weighed my self this morning and the scales MOVED!!!! So beings how today is Thursday I quickly ran to the center and got the official WW weigh in. OMG another surprise! How many can I handle in a week? Yes I had a 4 pound loss! I am now 151 pounds and I have lost just over 60 pounds! REALLY?????

As I walked to my car the tears started flowing down my face. This time not from sadness but from the pure joy of knowing that I did this ALL with MS. For years I have been telling myself that I deserved to be fat cause I could not exercise or even walk. But now I know that information was not true. I DO deserve to be healthy and not fat. Yes I still have MS but I am not going to just except that I am not a deserving person of having happiness.

Like I said at the beginning, I have so much on my mind but am so over joyed that I am not able to put it in the right words. So I tried and I hope you NEVER give up and just remember YOU TOO DESERVE TO BE HEALTHY AND HAPPY! Look now "IF I can do this YOU can too!" How many times have you heard that before?


  1. Thank you for posting. Inspiring,,,,Very...
    Congrats on your continued success

  2. Lesia...I am so happy for you and so proud to call you my friend. Congratulations!

  3. I'm so happy for you!! You look absolutely amazing!

  4. Oh my gosh!! I am soooo excited for you!! I can't wait to see your new outfits. Love you!

  5. You are amazing and I hope you realize how many people you inspire every day:)

  6. You are a true inspiration!! Love you girl!

  7. What a great day!!! You are doing amazing!! WTG!!

  8. Lesia, that yummy was .................... TOFU!!!! ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ................
    sorry couldn't resist!!

    the vitatop link is and go to for a 10% off coupon code and you can find out where the Gnu bars are sold in your area by going here

    have a good day :)

    Karla... the tofu eater... yuck yuck

  9. Congratulations on all your victories!

  10. Lesia- you are totally right about this scale you read on my blog this morning it was not a pretty time for me. I was ticked actually. But...I am happy to say that I have come to my senses and I have changed my tune. I am going to blog all about it tomorrow. I hope you can take a peek. Great post today. And congrats on the size 10!!! whooopie!!!!


  11. Lesia... how did I not see this post sooner! I SO feel your joy and I am SO happy for you!! You DO deserve to be healthy and feel good, even with your MS, and the fact that you are reaching these goals despite your MS obstacle is HUGE!! You are an inspiration and it's so awesome!!!
    Hip Hip HOORAY!!


  12. Lesia, no one deserves this victory more than you. In my first comment on your blog, I think I mentioned that I have a neighbor-friend with MS, and I know her physical limitations (the ones that she shares). Thus, although every MS experience is different, I have some idea of your physical challenges, and YOU ARE AN AMAZING INSPIRATION!!!

    Not only for your weight loss, but for your ATTITUDE, ATTITUDE, ATTITUDE!!!! Always so positive, positive, positive!!

    Keep showing people like me The Way, because we need to know!!


  13. CONGRATS! Sz. 10! YES and a big ol' WHOOHOO!!!!
    You're at MY goal weight!
    SO SO SO GREAT! (big smiles coming your way!)