Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Weigh In Wednesday - Week 4

I went into this week hoping for a modest lost.  I had tracked all week and done well with my eating, but little Goat's cold, and then my own cold, kept me from the gym more than I'd hoped.  I only made it twice since last Wed, not the 4-5 times that I'd like to make routine.  Still I ate well and was hopeful to get a pound or so.  Instead I was SHOCKED by the scale.  Do you want to be shocked too?  Here it is:

-5.6 pounds THIS WEEK
-12 lbs lost to date

Of all of the numbers I was expecting this was NOT it, but of course I am thrilled.  My instinct says that my body needed a bit of time to realize I was serious about this so it withheld my bigger number longer.  Or maybe my metabolism is doing better.  Or maybe it was focusing on water this week.  Regardless I am very excited to see that number on the scale.  This means I've dropped to another "decade" in the weight loss, hit my 10 lb mark and am only 5 lbs away from my first 5% goal.

Whatever it was that cause the big week this week, I will take it.  I still wish I could better tell where the weight is coming off of, but I trust that it must be coming from somewhere.  And just in case the number isn't exciting enough for me this week, here is the visual of my weight loss.


Not too shabby if I do say so myself!  :D

The trick this week is to not get complacent.  It is almost guaranteed that I'll have a smaller loss or even a small gain next week coming off the big loss, so I need to keep on track and not "reward" my success with things that will get me off track.  I think I can manage that.

And for a final non scale victory, I have tracked for 32 days straight since I joined Weight Watchers.  One whole month of healthy changes down, with success to show for it.  I am committing now to try just as hard all February long!

13 comments:

Kate said...

YES!!!!! I am screaming in joy for you!!!!!!!

Gina said...

Woo Hoo and your attitude about preparing for next week is so right!

gene @boutdrz said...

GREAT visual. wow. are you feeling it? it must be noticable, i mean, the missign weight.
so very happy for you, Liz!!!

Laura P said...

Fantastic Liz! You are doing fabulous.

MamaBear said...

Yeah!!!!!! You are doing GREAT!!! I love your attitude and outlook - so inspiring! I have some baby weight to lose yet but am more aware of the fact that I'm not on a healthy track with my eating and activity level more so than the weight. Thanks for sharing your journey and insight!

darcie said...

Can we swear here, because holy.........GREAT JOB!!!

Random Tangents said...

GO YOU! That is a number to be very proud of, I know I am proud of you for sticking to it last week (I would have folded under all of that) :-) . You are an inspiration my friend.

Mandelion said...

Congratulations on your big loss this week!

Jen H-Running Free said...

Woohooo! Congrats Liz! Happy for you! Keep it up! Ride this momentum!

Valerie said...

Woohoooooooo!!!! You're doing great!

Angie @ Angie Anew said...

Nice! That's great progress!

Diana said...

Way to do, Liz! THis is awesome!

Marie said...

LIZ! Way to go!!!! I'm super excited for you. Your commitment is paying off. Yay you!