Thursday, December 18, 2008

A little loss, a big gain

My loss this week was relatively small -- 0.8 pounds -- but that brings my total to 214 even. This means I have just 14 pounds to go. Under 15 to go. It almost doesn't seem real. I'm serious.... it almost doesn't seem real. Nearly 3 years ago, I could not imagine reaching this point -- at least not seeing it real and in the mirror. It seemed more like a dream, one of those "wow, that sounds nice and I'm gonna try... really. I am....."

My big gain this week was a huge boost to my self-confidence -- from several sources. On Sunday, I met my best friend and her family for lunch after Mass. Now, she and I have known each other for 21 years now, and her husband's known me for 19 years. Once they were seated, he looked at me and said, "You know, I didn't recognize you when we walked in...." (my back was to the door). Holy cow -- can you believe it??? Just the week before at choir practice, one of my fellow altos remarked that none of them could believe how skinny I looked from the back. Skinny -- now there is a word that has hardly ever applied to me!!! I'll take it just the same!

I also gained something this week I didn't want: a nasty stomach bug that seems to be making the rounds. According to what everyone has told me, I am incredibly lucky in that it only lasted a day. I hear that for most people, it's at least a 2-3 day ordeal. I woke up Tuesday morning feeling like there was a vise grip on my stomach .... I made it in to work only to leave a couple of hours later. I came home and ended up sleeping most of the day. I had a low-grade fever and no desire to eat or do much of anything besides sleep. I figured out that in the 24 hours between 6:00 AM Tuesday and 6:00 AM Wednesday, I slept around 14 hours. Yow.

The "Momentum" is still going, and I learned something new about the program tonight (I won't spoil it if you don't have your materials yet). If you are considering doing something about the holiday weight, join NOW and avoid the post-holiday rush! (HA! No, seriously..... you'll be a step ahead!)

To all my WW buddies -- HANG IN THERE! We can get through the holidays and keep things on the right track!

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