Monday, December 21, 2009

WID: 215.5 lbs

Last week, I had a loss of 3.5 lbs. I was ecstatic and overjoyed. I lost 5% of my total body weight, and I was cruising along nicely. I admittedly forgot to update here. Maybe it was my over confidence in myself and my large loss. All I know is that I forgot to write it down here.

Today when I stepped on the scale, it was evident that the week had gotten the best of me. I think my cockiness came through, because I actually gained .4 lbs. I didn't log all of my points in my tracker, I worked out 3 days instead of 4, and I over did it this weekend. This is proof that I have to stay on top of my game or it will come back and haunt me!!

The holidays are tough which is why I started this trek on November 1. I knew that if I let it go any longer, that the pounds would just continue to pack on. I have another week ahead of me, and although it is probably one of the toughest all year, I know that I can come out with another loss next Monday. My will and determination is still present, and I truly think that I needed this reminder 6 weeks into this journey.

I do want to talk about a few non-scale victories that I have had. I think that these are just as important to the weight loss process as seeing the pounds on the scale. Firstly, I fit into 2 pairs of pre-maternity pants that I haven't worn since December of 2007! They are one size smaller and there is even extra room in them. I have also been able to move my belt loop over one notch. It's these small things that keep my determination level up even in the midst of a gain like I had this week. If you are on your own weight loss journey, remember to pay attention to those victories off of the scale!

So, here we are. 215.5 lbs and counting down. That is 14.5 lbs gone off of this body forever!

Happy Holidays everyone!! And thank you again for your continued support while I try and lose this weight for good!


Amanda said...

Way to go Em! I wish I had your determination!!

Rach said...

Keep up the good work! If you can handle Thanksgiving, you can most certainly handle Christmas :)

Shawn R said...

Go Em! You are doing great!

The Bozo's: said...

Awesome!! Good luck this week :-) You can do it!!