So, what’s with the number? It is the total pounds I have lost since I started Weight Watchers nearly two years ago.
As many of you know, I began my journey to a healthier lifestyle on November 19, 2008. Last August, I think it was the 15th to be exact, I reached the goal that was set for me, which was 155 pounds. When my leader at WW set my goal, it was at the top of the weight range chart for what I should weigh based on my height, which is five-feet, six-inches tall. The healthy weight range for people my height is between 124 and 155 pounds. The weight ranges used by Weight Watchers is based on Body Mass Index (BMI).
I distinctly remember the day she set my goal…I was terrified. I thought there is no way in God’s green Earth that I can reach this goal. I knew immediately what I was going to do…I was going to get a note from my doctor explaining that 155 wasn’t the number for me and that I should probably be at 160 instead. Yes, that was exactly what I was going to do.
Well, I am glad I didn’t because I have finally reached the 50-pound mark and have stayed here consistently the last couple of weeks. I am happy and proud to say that I not only reached my WW weight goal of 155, I surpassed it! I am now 15 – YES, FIFTEEN – pounds UNDER my goal weight. I have reached 140 pounds!
And although I have talked before about how numbers shouldn’t matter when it comes to clothing, women can’t lie, the numbers do matter. I try hard not to let them matter, but I’m sorry, they do. How stupid, I know. But anyway, I went from a size 14-16 to now, sizes 4, 6 and occasionally 8.
I couldn’t be more happier.