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.