Weigh In Week 17

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.


  1. Liz, you are AWESOME! I’m so proud of you! LOVE your toes!

  2. Woohoo!! That is a great color on your toes. And just think, you’re only 5.2 lb away from losing 50 lb. That is absolutely awesome!

  3. Stevie says:

    This is such an awesome post! It is the little things like painting your toes that will add up and become your goal. I have loved reading about your journey so far. Keep it up! You deserve it!

  4. Good job Liz – on the weight loss and your toes 🙂 I love the color!

  5. Great job! Keep doing what you are doing girl, and you WILL see results. I too love feeling sore after a badass workout…it hurts soo good!!

  6. Congratulations on your loss! I think it’s super inspiring for you to be pushing yourself and overcoming your insecurities. I’m sure the others in the room were more preoccupied with their own issues yet we tend to feel like everyone is watching us. I know that’s part of the reason why I avoided going to the gym for years!

    I love the pink nail polish!

  7. Lizabeth says:

    Liz you are amazing! I love nail polish as a reward. My toes are constantly painted (and dont worry my skill isnt very good either!) I am heading to my WW meeting in a few minutes. And if the scale reads as I feel it will, there is a new polish color in my future!

  8. soooooo proud of you. I am in awe of your high averages, wow girl! 🙂

  9. Im so thrilled and happy for you! Your toes look awesome because YOU did it yourself! Big big accomplishment!

  10. Great post! Love the picture of your painted toes 🙂

  11. This especially made me smile because although I didn’t paint mine, last night was the first time in a while that I could comfortably cut my own toenails without twisting back and forth trying to get past my own fat knee.

  12. You celebrate, friend!! Way to go!

  13. Great job, Liz. Fantastic weigh in!

  14. Way to go Liz!

  15. Laura P says:

    So much to love about this. You’ve built community at your meetings. You are trying new things at the gym (body pump) and enjoying it. You are continuing to have success through WW. You are figuring out the food side of things. And you are rocking those NSV’s.

    Congrats Liz.

  16. Seeing your shocking pink toenails made me smile! When I was losing weight, my favorite NSVs were always the little everyday things that I couldn’t do when I was heavier. Keep celebrating each NSV! Great post.

  17. Wonderful week for you! I can imagine how great it felt to paint those toes comfortably – I felt the same way after losing some weight at the beginning of my journey. It’s amazing what we take for granted until we’re not able to do it anymore. Love the pink! 🙂

    Have a great week!

  18. wahoo!! congrats on so many things!! 4 months and going strong! I am working on running a continous 1 mile, too – – I’ve been there before and I’m hoping to get back there … have you heard of Couch-2-5k? It is a posted running program that has you slowly increase your running starting @ week 1: 60 seconds run, 90 seconds walk … it’s worked for me in the past … I have even modified it and started @ 30 seconds run, 60 seconds walk …. I’m on week 2 now (90 second run, 2 minute walk)! Keep up the amazing work!!

  19. Those classes are no joke! So cool that you’re trying new things and truly enjoying them. You’ll get that mile! <3

  20. Liz – Did I see you at the Southdale Y today? On the elliptical. I was on the treadmill 2 down from you. I have been doing bodypump for 6 months now and highly recommend keeping with it. I just got to 60 lbs lost this week and I know that the weight training is a big help. Of course all the other walking/running/biking/bodyflow/swimming and keeping up with 2-year-old twins does something too. Keep it up girl!

    • That was me! You should have said hi! Congratulations on 60lbs, that’s huge. I hope to get to 50 in the next couple of weeks. I’m looking forward to that number!

      If you ever need a workout playdate let me know!

  21. Margaret says:

    Way to go! Keep up the great work!! You are an inspiration!

  22. Congrats on your successes and way to go for celebrating the victories! I actually remember that one myself… realizing it was a lot easier to paint my toes. It really is the small stuff that makes it worth it 🙂

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