I’ve been at this for 4 months now. I began with my first weigh in at Weight Watchers on January 4th…I weighed 337.6 and honestly that is not the largest number I’ve seen on the scale. It was humiliating. I sat in the first meeting feeling sorry for myself and wondering how I would figure it out. Even in the Weight Watchers meetings I was the largest one in the room and I was scared. Today was week 17 and almost exactly 4 months from that first meeting. Today I was laughing with friends, sharing my success this week. I brought rhubarb from my garden for some people who don’t have their own plants. We laughed together and shared together and my leader told me how proud she was of me. Four months and my life is completely different from what it was. Now, I still have a long way to go but I have built myself up for success and it feels so good! So with that this week’s results:
– 3.2 Pounds Lost
-44.8 lbs Lost to Date
It is another good result and honestly I expected it. I ate pretty well this week – not using up most of my weekly points and working out 5 times. I even did Bodypump strength training twice and I am loving how powerful it makes me feel. And when I am sore afterwards it is the kind of sore that reminds me that I have done good work. Workouts are becoming integral to my sanity and I find myself enjoying pushing the boundaries of what I am able to do. That being said I am still no closer to my completion of a continuous mile run than I was a few months ago, but I’m working on it!
Eating continues to be the biggest thing to work on. I’m doing pretty well eating within my points but some days are unbalanced and I still tend to give into free food. Yesterday an apple crisp/ice cream combo at work added 21 points to my day, and today it was mini quiches at a blogging event at MOA. But I know my triggers and above all I own and am responsible for the food I eat. When I make those choices, I just have to make different food choices during the rest day. And I insist on celebrating my successes on the scale and elsewhere. Even if it is putting a picture of my badly painted toes on the internet because the fact is thati could paint them comfortably for the first time in a long time – even if my skill hasn’t much improved!
And maybe just maybe you put the same shocking color on your fingers to remind yourself of those accomplishments and what they mean. And maybe you do some mental math and multiply your weight loss by 3 and find out that right this second you are on track to lose 134.4 pounds in a year. And maybe you can smile when your WW leader says that they are proud of you and say “Yea, I’m proud of me too.”
Because it is true.