Sunday, December 18, 2011

Weigh Day!!

Here it is again! Another weigh day and I'm happy to report I lost 3 lbs this week. I weighed in at 181 lbs. (I'm doing the happy dance right now.) I was hoping and praying I could reach the 170's by Christmas and it looks like that just may happen. I'm soooo excited. 

I had a fun experience last week. I had to purchase some work shirts for my new job. This usually would be a very daunting task. I took a deep breath and headed to the outlet stores. Once again, I had to remind myself that I fit in the clothes these stores sell. For so many years I've watched others try on the clothes and wished I could too. Now I CAN!! I grabbed several large shirts and headed to the dressing room still thinking they weren't going to fit. I fit in everyone one NO PROBLEM! It is still so hard for me to believe how small I am. I wonder how long it's going to take for my brain to catch up with my body?

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Weigh Day!!

Whew!!! What a week! This was my last week at West Coast Bank. Knowing this, and knowing Friday was going to have lots of food temptations, I planned my free day for Friday. I knew it would be too hard to pass everything up. However, as the week progressed I changed my mind and decided I was going to be strong and wait until Saturday. Friday came and so did the emotions and all the food. It became a huge emotional hurdle and I was caving in. In fact, my thoughts were "I don't care, I'm going to eat anything and everything." That scared me. The internal battle can be so great it becomes crippling. When I left for lunch I called Jason. I just needed to talk through it with someone. He reminded me that I had planned for this. He told me he thinks I'm sabotaging myself by changing the game plan. I calmed down after that conversation and was able to go back to the office and eat, in moderation, some of the treats. I am so thankful I have Jason. My weight loss is not his responsibility but it is very nice to have that lifeline. If you are in the middle of a weight loss or are starting one, find someone you can call when you feel like you just can't do it. It's a humbling experience, but extremely important to your success.

Back to my weigh in this week. I'm finally back to 184 lbs. That's 1 lb for the week but I'm happy with it. It's movement in the right direction. Three more lbs and I'll be back to the smallest I've been during this journey. The other day a friend told me the fat you have for a long time is the hardest to get rid of. I put on this weight back in high school so apparently it doesn't want to let go easily. I think our theme song is Sugarland's Stuck Like Glue. LOL!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Weigh Day!!

Oops! I forgot to post my weigh in last Saturday. It was a good one too. I weighed in at 185 lbs. Woohoo!  Hopefully we're moving in the right direction now. I've done some research on how to beat a long plateau and learned a lot!  I'll do another post telling you all about my new approach.