Another goal achieved!

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.

Good luck!

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5 thoughts on “Another goal achieved!

  1. Hey Celeste!!! Way to go on the weight loss, that is absolutely fantastic. Being healthy is the most important thing, but the number 150 is important to me too 🙂 I’m not quite there yet, 12 lbs to go!

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  2. Good for you!! How exciting! I am not quite as dedicated as you have been, but I do agree that if you take it off slowly, it is more likely to stay off, because you have changed bad habits and taken time to practice the new way, thereby sticking to it. I did well on the first part of my goal–I broke it into two sections. I met my 15 pound goal by September 1st, as planned. I am shooting for 15 pounds more by the end of the year, but for the past month, I’ve just bumped back and forth around that September 1st marker. Time to get off my duff and get serious.

    Side note: I don’t find your blog title offensive.

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