Yup! The title is correct! As of this past Friday, I am down 96 lbs! I'm so close to 100lbs down that I can taste it. I'm so freakin excited, that every time I think about it, I just smile from ear to ear. I've been working really hard - on both my nutrition and my exercise so it all makes sense.
I wish I could just round it up...lol But then that would be cheating right? ;-P
On a different subject - those of you who do not know - we lost a member of our pet family last week. My beautiful leo gecko passed away peacefully last Wednesday morning. I had her for 10 years and she was such a neat pet. I will miss her greatly - I still find myself feeling a bit sad when I come home and see her empty tank. It's always hard to let a pet go...but I keep telling myself - that nothing lives forever...and that she is at peace.
I saw my therapist yesterday. She invited a "Sleep Psychologist" to my session. She had a lot of great ideas about ways that I can help deal with my chronic insomnia issues. One of them was trying to not fall asleep in front of the TV - and to just head up to bed as soon as I feel tired. Well I did just that last night and it worked! I slept right through to Brian's alarm. We also had a chance to talk about my sleep medications - which I am very proud to say I'm only on ONE now...NO MORE SEROQUEL!! As of the 20th of this month, I will have been off it for a full 30 days. I still take the Trazadone, but was told that it's okay.
I've also been making large changes with my nutrition - I've been really cutting back hard on the wheat in my diet and have been noticing the benefits of that. I've been looking into the Paleo Diet and the Primal Diet - both of which intrigue me. I have been leaning a little more towards the Primal as it allows certain types of dairy - i.e. cheese, natural yogurt etc. While I don't eat a heck of a lot of cheese, I do eat my share of yogurt. There are so many things to think about - whatever I do decide to do, I will make sure I do it slowly!
I'm feeling stronger and more in control of my life...and I LOVE it!