Friday, August 31, 2007

Little steps adding up....

I lost another 0.4 pounds, which gets me to 130 even. WOW! I would never have imagined losing 130 pounds, let alone in 68 weeks.

The cool thing is that I am within 10 pounds of what I weighed in the spring of my senior year of high school .... granted, I was La Gordita back then, but I'm thrilled. I am happy to be that close, 20 years down the pike. I can't wait for the day when I go below that number. It can't be too long now!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Downhill again with some terraces....

I lost 2.8 additional pounds this week for a total of 129.6 ...... ah! how nice to be back on a downward slope, instead of a terrace. But you know, I need to celebrate the weeks I maintain instead of moping about them.

I am happy. I am pleased. I am tired, so I'm signing off for now. More to come later......

Friday, August 17, 2007

Hmm....

I maintained this week ... again.

I'm not disappointed but at the same time, I'm praying this doesn't become a trend. A big loss, maintain, a big loss, maintain. I know, I know -- it beats a gain. And I remind myself of that. But at the same time, I don't mind losing 0.8, 1.2, 0.6, 1.0, etc. as long as it's on a downward spiral. The 3.4's and 4.2's are nice, but I know better than to wish for that each week.

But I'm hanging in there. I'm hanging for all I'm worth!!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Amazed!

My mother told me last night, "3 pounds. I just have a feeling you will lose 3 pounds this week." I pooh-poohed that notion ..... it's been so unbearably, miserably hot that I haven't been able to walk the dog every day (nor myself for that matter). Now, to be fair, she has said things like that before and been right .... but not this time.

Mama was wrong. I lost 4.2 pounds this week!!!!

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Q&A Time

A friend in Washington State had asked me some questions about my weight loss journey..... and I figured I'd put the Q&A here too!

1. What motivated you to start?
Seeing a number on a scale I never ever ever dreamed I would ever see. And having my GYN tell me that my weight was a direct influence on my health. I haven't seen that number since May 11, 2006. My first week, I lost 12 pounds which was enough to get me below that threshold. I firmly intend to never get anywhere NEAR that number again.

2. What is a continuing motivator for you to stay on plan?
Honestly, it's both the good feeling I have now that I'm shrinking and the dread fear of dying from being obese. I am enjoying watching the changes in my body (even as I cringe at the batwings and muffin top that are now sagging to the floor.) The odd thing is .... I always had this sense that I would die young, in my 50s. When I was in my 20s, I had this strange sense of peace about it; accepted it as a possibility. Once I hit my mid-30s, I suddenly had NO intentions of ever wanting to die that young.... and when it hit me that I just might, and it would be my own fault.... well, that also snapped me into reality.

3. Do you know your before/after BMIs?
I do keep up with my BMI. I am still in the "obese" range, but it's dropped around 18 points since I started.

These are just a few of the questions that I don't mind being asked -- and answering!!!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Keeping it even...

I maintained this week. I am not disappointed at all.

It's been crazy..... month-end usually is. It's just one of those times when I have to do a lot of adjustments. You're pushing yourself like mad for about 4 days, and then it's done and whew.... back to normal.

I also admit to being less than motivated to walk in the mornings this week. I think it's flippin' RIDICULOUS to have temps of 75 degrees at 5:30 in the morning. I mean, REALLY! But I gotta get back in the swing..... I enjoy the buddy time (though this week, I have needed and enjoyed the extra sleep). And Maddox hasn't complained about it either......

So here's to a better week -- a more productive one, all the way around!