Yesterday was a great day. Besides turning another year older, I hit another goal at my WW meeting. Actually, I kind of hit a couple of goals. First, I lost another five pounds…not all in one week, mind you, but in the last couple of weeks. And by doing so, I also hit the 40-pound mark for total pounds lost. My total since I started, which was in November of last year, is 41 pounds lost! It averages out to about .9 – yes, that is point nine – pounds lost per week. I am hoping because I took it off slowly that it will stay off…providing I keep working at it, that is.
Another goal I hit is getting under the 150-pound mark. Okay, I am barely under it…but I made it. Something I would have never dreamed about when I started my new healthy living journey. As of yesterday, my weight was 149.2. I haven’t been close to that number since before my son was born and he just turned 16 years old!!!! I think when I graduated from high school (back in 1990) I was maybe 135 to 140 pounds. Shortly after I graduated, I started putting on weight, but not a lot. I was married at 19 (the first time around) and wore a size 6 or 8. I got pregnant shortly after and the weight started packing on fast. And I mean fast. I chunked up in no time at all.
In fact, when I was pregnant (my son was born eight days before my 21st birthday!), my doctor asked me if I heard the saying, "Eating for two." Of course I said, "Yes," and then he proceeded to tell me I should try eating for one instead. Whatever! I didn’t listen and packed on close to, if not more than, 50 pounds. I know I hit the 200-pound mark toward the end. I haven’t varied far from that over the last several years.
At any rate, that is old news. And the old me. I am now healthier and smaller and happier. I still can’t believe I am this point…under 150 pounds. Seriously?
It amazes me every single day. The best part? I did it the right way. I did it the Weight Watchers way. No pills. No shakes. No special drinks. No surgery. No special foods. Nothing. Nothing but determination, education and willpower – and the support of family and friends. And real food. Good food. If I can do it, I know others can too. And I encourage all of you who are struggling to give it a try. You just might find that the new you is someone you actually like…okay, love. It feels good to look good. And nothing tastes as good as looking this good feels.