Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Weigh In Week 12

Twelve weeks, just under 3 months of this Weight Watchers weight loss journey.  As you can tell from yesterday's post it was a tough day.  But I rebounded from the day and was only one daily point over on the day (and I had weekly points to cover it).  I was so happy to wake up this morning and know that it was Wednesday and I got a fresh start.  It almost didn't matter what the scale said, I just got to start fresh today without the negativity of yesterday.  A major non-scale victory right?

Of course I did care a little bit about the scale and my work this week didn't disappoint me.  (I should swim a mile every week).

-3.0 Pounds Lost
- 34.4 lbs Lost to Date
10 % Weight Loss Goal Reached!!

This week I hit my 10% weight loss goal.  I am ecstatic about that.  You always here about all the health benefits of losing *just* 10% of your weight.  Well when you are over 300 pounds 10% is a pretty big number.  It was big enough that when I began this trip I couldn't quite imagine reaching it any time soon.  This was my 2nd goal reached on my journey.  When I hit 5% I had hope of getting to 10%.  Now I am here and it feels wonderful.

It does make me wonder what my next goal should be.  Another 10%?  That'd be just over 30lbs.  Getting to 50 lbs lost?  I like having something I'm working towards.  Though honestly my next little goal is the next 3.3 pounds lost.  That would put me out of the 300s which would be HUGE.  I am close to it.  It might not happen next week, but it is coming and I know that I can do it.

Here is some perspective for me.  I put this photo on the facebook when little goat was sick several weeks back and a ton of people commented on how huge our cat Doppler is.


He's a big cat and weighs about 17 pounds.  People I've lost TWO of these giant cats.  TWO.  I am really doing this.  Sometimes it shocks me that I've done so well so far.  Other times I get caught up in how far there is to go.  But I wouldn't trade these 3 months and I hope that the next 3 months keep me just as focused and determined as the last.
 

10 comments:

Sabrina said...

Liz, you are a true tale of determination and success. You are an inspiration just by doing what you do every day. We can all win our healthiness battles and you certainly winning yours! Congrats on another great weigh in!

Robin said...

Happy dance!! Such great news!!

darcie said...

Amazing. Keep up the great work! I am so so proud of you Liz -

ericamayer said...

so proud of you. screw that monster, you killed it! :) e

Monika said...

One day at a time. The best mindset to have & the only way you will maintain your progress without getting caught up in the past. Love to see you setting smaller acheivable goals along the way. Awesome job!

EDH said...

Way to go!!! You are doing beautifully!

gena g. said...

HUGE that 10%, great great job!!! Keep at it, you can do it!!! And you look fantastic. :-) STAY in the YAYs!

Ann said...

Congrats on the weight-loss! Great job!! :)

AllisonO of O My Family said...

"I am really doing this." YES YOU ARE, LADY!!!! YES YOU ARE!

Naomi said...

so... you recommend Weight Watchers? I'm up 40 lbs from last year and need to do something, anything, to prevent gain, if not loss.