Wow, it’s been awhile…sorry

Hello, dear friends. Sorry, I let life get in the way. Not only of my blog, but a few other things as well…

So, let’s see, the last time I posted it was right before Halloween. Well, we didn’t hand out stickers and pencils like I thought we should, we handed out candy. Lots of candy. My husband wasn’t too keen on the idea of not doing candy. I tried anyway. Maybe next year. I didn’t go completely overboard, but I did have a few pieces…okay, it was eight pieces – two bite-sized Butterfingers, two small Snickers, two mini Kit-Kats and two tiny Twix. And no, I didn’t eat them all at one time either. And yes, they were absolutely delicious.

So, my life has been busy. We made it through elections. Thank goodness. And as I posted last time, I was at a three-day Weight Watchers seminar. It was called Basic Leader Skills training. Yes, I am planning on becoming a leader for WW. But yes, I am still keeping my other job. Which is why my life has gotten just a little bit busier. I will find out this coming Thursday if I actually make it as a leader as my territory manager will be at a meeting that I have to conduct all by myself! Yikes. But I think it will be just fine. She’s a great lady and I think I know what I am doing so it should be okay.

Because my life has become busier, some other things have been left out, like exercise. I don’t think I have done a lick of exercise in the last two weeks. I have been busy and moving around lots, but no actual exercise. Before my life got so busy, I had my schedule down pretty good and always found a way to fit in exercise. Now, I have been struggling with that. Really struggling. I know once things settle down…and they will…I will have to re-figure out how to fit in exercise. I can’t wait.

The good news, however, is that my eating hasn’t gotten out of control. Yes, I have a few days here and there where things are not as good; they are not as horrible as they once were, but for who I am now, some days are just not so great. But, the cool part, is that I haven’t been gaining any weight, which thrills me to death. It scares me, too, for some reason. I now hover anywhere from 136 to 138 pounds. I will have a day here and there where it hits 140, but it usually stays right around 138. At least it does on my scale at home. I weight myself each and every morning, which I know I shouldn’t, but I do it anyway. I also weigh myself every Wednesday at Weight Watchers and that is the weight that counts, that I submit.

My weight still amazes me. It does. Sometimes, I think it’s not real because when I look in the mirror, I still the other me. The heavier me. The chubbier me. It’s weird. I remember when I first set my goal at Weight Watchers. My leader asked me if we should finally set a goal and I was hesitant, but went along with it, knowing/thinking, there was no way in he!! I was going to get to that number…155 pounds. I remember thinking that I was going to contact my doctor to get a note from her saying that 155 was not right for me and that I should be at 160. One hundred and sixty pounds. It just seemed like such a great number. A reasonable number. An attainable number.

Well, I did it. I got to 160 and then to 155 and then to 150. I couldn’t believe I could actually be 150 pounds. Then, I hit 145 and then 140. I was in shock. Literally, in shock. And to think, I wanted to get a doctor’s note. So happy I didn’t. I have stayed the 138-140 number for the past several months…I hit 140 back in August. It’s comfortable. It’s not a real struggle. I feel good. I feel like this is me. I won’t lie and say it’s not work, though, but it’s not really. I didn’t diet. I didn’t do this just for a short period of time. I did this for life. I made the change. The healthy living change. And I did it slowly. My average weight loss for the past two years (I started WW on November 19, 2008) is just a half a pound per week. Really, truly, just .5 pounds per week. It was slow and steady. Which, if you haven’t heard, slow and steady always wins the race!

I just looked up my numbers for my weight loss journey and I am going to share these numbers with you from the beginning – two years worth. So, here they are:

November 19, 2008 – 190.2 (This was my official start date at WW)

November 26, 2008 – 189.2

December 3, 2008 – 187.6

December 10, 2008 – 185.4

December 24, 2008 – 181.4

December 31, 2008 – 179.2

January 7, 2009 – 179.8

January 14, 2009 – 179

January 21, 2009 – 177.2

January 28, 2009 – 175

February 4, 2009 – 173.8

February 11, 2009 – 173.8

February 18, 2009 – 173

February 25, 2009 – 173

March 4, 2009 – 171.8

March 11, 2009 – 171.6

March 18, 2009 – 168.8

March 25, 2009 – 167.8

April 1, 2009 – 167

April 8, 2009 – 167.6

April 15, 2009 – 166.4

April 22, 2009 – 165.4

April 29, 2009 – 165

May 6, 2009 – 165.2

May 13, 2009 – 161.8

May 20, 2009 – 161.4

May 27, 2009 – 161.8

June 3, 2009 – 161

June 10, 2009 – 162

June 17, 2009 – 162

June 24, 2009 – 160

July 1, 2009 – 159.8

July 8, 2009 – 158.6

July 15, 2009 – 158.8

July 22, 2009 – 158.4

July 29, 2009 – 156.4

August 5, 2009 – 156

August 12, 2009 – 154.6 (This is when I hit my goal)

August 19, 2009 – 158

August 26, 2009 – 154.8

September 2, 2009 – 152.6

September 9, 2009 – 153.4

September 16, 2009 – 150.4

September 23, 2009 – 151.8

September 30, 2009 – 149.2

October 7, 2009 – 150.6

October 14, 2009 – 151.6

October 21, 2009 – 150.4

October 28, 2009 – 148

November 4, 2009 – 149.2

November 11, 2009 – 148.2

November 18, 2009 – 149.4

November 25, 2009 – 149.6

December 2, 2009 – 150.8

December 9, 2009 – 151.4

December 16, 2009 – 150.8

December 23, 2009 – 148.8

December 30, 2009 – 149.4

January 6, 2010 – 149.6

January 13, 2010 – 149.2

January 20, 2010 – 148.2

January 27, 2010 – 150.4

February 3, 2010 – 149.2

February 10, 2010 – 148.6

February 17, 2010 – 149

February 24, 2010 – 148.4

March 3, 2010 – 149

March 10, 2010 – 149

March 17, 2010 – 148.6

March 24, 2010 – 147.2

March 31, 2010 – 146.4

April 7, 2010 – 146

April 14, 2010 – 146.2

April 21, 2010 – 145.4

April 28, 2010 – 145.2

May 5, 2010 – 146.2

May 12, 2010 – 145

May 19, 2010 – 144

May 26, 2010 – 143.8

June 2, 2010 – 144

June 9, 2010 – 142.4

June 16, 2010 – 142.6

June 23, 2010 – 143.8

June 30, 2010 – 142.6

July 7, 2010 – 142

July 14, 2010 – 142

July 21, 2010 – 141.8

July 28, 2010 – 141.6

August 4, 2010 – 141

August 11, 2010 – 140.6

August 18, 2010 – 140.6

August 25, 2010 – 140.2

September 1, 2010 – 140

September 8, 2010 – 140.2

September 15, 2010 – 141

September 22, 2010 – 140

September 29, 2010 – 140

October 6, 2010 – 139.8

October 13, 2010 – 138.8

October 20, 2010 – 139

October 27, 2010 – 139.2

November 3, 2010 – 138.6

So, now you know my journey by the numbers. Yes, I had a couple of weeks where the weight loss was significant, but then I had weeks where there was a weight gain also. At Weight Watchers, we tell people that the recommended weight loss is a half a pound (.5) to two (2) pounds per week. I am glad I did it slow and steady because I feel that I will now keep it off.

Thanks for reading my blog. I appreciate each and every one of you.

Remember, you can find me on Facebook, just click here and if you want to chat or have a question, feel free to send me an email. Keep in mind, however, that I may not respond immediately, but I promise I will respond. Email me at confessionsofaformerfatgirl@gmail.com.

Advertisements

One thought on “Wow, it’s been awhile…sorry

  1. I have not been online for awhile, due to life taking over, but I want to congratulate you on your losses and inspiring me and your other readers to keep at it, slow and steady. I think I benefitted most when you shared the times you didn’t eat healthy, but just accepted the imperfections of the journey and moved forward. When I fell short of my own goals, I would think about your successes despite occasional lapses. I am proud to say I have continued to lose a little here and there by just being conscious of my intake and not giving up when I slipped…I owe much of this to you. Keep sharing your journey; I am sure you have inspired many!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s