Thursday, June 14, 2007


It was a week here, to say the least. I had a sick doggie (who picked up an e. coli infection somewhere), a flat tire while on my lunch hour one day, and a few other swerves in my lane.

God apparently took great pity on me ..... because I LOST 6.8 pounds!!! I am now down 113.2, and FINALLY below a certain number that I haven't been below since probably age 20.

And I got a fantastic call today (saved on my voice mail) from a person at WW Corporate, calling to say they'd read my entry in the "Then and Now" contest and how impressed she was. Oh my God. It may not mean I am in the running for one of the grand prizes (because she did mention that they do want me to enter again next year as I get closer to goal). I nearly cried listening to it. I couldn't believe it.

And as I mentioned at our meeting tonight, earlier this week, I'd lugged in a 15-pound bag of dog food. I was hefting it and thinking, "Dang this is heavy!!" Then I thought of how many 15-pound bags of stuff I've lost (now at 7.5 bags of dog food) and thinking how I managed with that on my body. It took me a long time to love myself no matter what the scale said --- and I still firmly believe that with all my heart --- but the thought of ever putting 15 pounds back on does not appeal at all. I want to lose even more bags.

It makes it all worthwhile.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

It had to happen sometime....

It was a rare off-week...... I gained 1.2 pounds. It was a crazy week -- very busy, very stressful, very zip-zip. A couple of times of eating at the desk instead of a real meal.

So next week, we're back to the gym on a regular schedule. Mealtimes that matter (meaning, really thoughtful eating). And renewed focus.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Rolling on!!

Another 2.2 pounds gone this week, for a total of 107.6 -- I jokingly said, "Oh no! I'm about to go off the radio dial!" It's been a wonderful ride, and hitting the one-hundred pound mark has made me happy and re-energized.

Only a few pounds to go -- and I will be HALFWAY to my eventual goal. HALFWAY!!!!! It will be all downhill from there (so to speak). It seems hard to believe .... when I first started, I never imagined I would be here right now. I'm just amazed.

To all my friends who are in the weight-loss process ---- HANG IN THERE! It is so worth it.