Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Weigh In - Week 7

You guys?  I have a secret...

I think I can maybe succeed in this weight loss thing.

 Now, don't you go telling anyone this.  There is a LONG way to go, but I am heartened by my actions and commitment over the last 7 weeks.  Moreover, I am learning that when I am committed and do the work I do see results.  For so long all my weight loss attempts were more half-hearted and the results showed that.  This time being in fully is actually paying off.  Here's how I know:  I have reached my 5% goal.  That is I have lost 5% of my body weight so far.  That seems HUGE for me, especially since given my weight, 5% is no small number.

Here are the full results of this week

-5.0 Pounds Lost
-19.4 lbs Lost to Date 
5% goal reached

Amazingly I am also a blink away from having lost 20lbs in seven weeks.  Let's do some math shall we...(I love math).  19.4/7 = an average 2.77lbs lost per week.  2.77*52 = potential for 144lbs lost in a year assuming I keep up that pace.  Now I don't expect to keep up that pace, but I do feel like I have the potential for some significant numbers this year.  Especially since I already have reached some significant numbers, if only in my head.

This week coming up has some pitfalls - retreat buffet, birthday party - but I have the motivation to make it through them.  After all, I'd really love to see 20lbs down next week.

Onward and downward I go.

15 comments:

Emma said...

Yay!! You are totally rocking this, Liz!

Rebecca said...

Awesome job, Liz! Watching your progress reminds me so much of all Christopher has been through. I know it takes TREMENDOUS courage and self-discipline. Praise the Lord!

Monkeymama said...

Amazing! Truly awesome! You are doing such a good job and are so motivational. I'm so glad you are sharing this adventure. :)

darcie said...

Liz - this is amazing. Keep up the GREAT work...
You've got this!
xxoo

anna_r said...

woohoo!!!! way to go, friend!!

Sabrina said...

Kicking butt and taking names! Your progress inspires me to keep fighting too! You will have amazing results this year! I believe in you!!

Meredith said...

Woohoo! Awesome numbers! So motivating! You can make it through the challenges because you are ALREADY planning for them! Plan to succeed!

Monika said...

Nice job! You have hit your stride & I love reading about the confidence you've gained. Keep up the awesome work!

Ruby Leigh said...

You are so deserving and it's exciting for us all to see you succeed!

Valerie said...

Liz, that's fantastic!!! I am so proud of you!

oh_mg said...

AWESOME JOB!!! Keep up the great work!!!

Anti-Supermom said...

You can do this! And you are doing it!

You are awesome, Liz!

Anonymous said...

20 pounds? WOW!!!! You are my hero, Liz! And now Lent is starting, which (to me) makes the "fasting" a spiritual thing as well.
-scrubmama

Alexa said...

I'm so proud of you Liz! You're doing a great job, and I'm sure you feel great because of it. keep it up!

Valerie said...

Hey Liz! I just wanted to let you know that I tagged you in a post on my blog. I hope you don't mind!