Thursday, October 11, 2012

Weigh Day!!

I have never been so excited to report a 1 lb. weight gain in my life. LOL! After my hard, emotional weekend and my birthday weekend I was convinced I had put on at least 10 lbs. You would think after nearly 2 ½ years on this journey the theme of my birthday weekend would not be food, but it was. I was treated to fabulous, fattening food all weekend. Next year I will be a little more proactive on planning something a little more active than eating. LOL!

I’m sure you can imagine my weigh in on Wednesday. My stomach was in knots. I approached the scale with great hesitation, staring it down like I was in a showdown. I slowly put one foot on the scale and then the other. My eyes were closed and I was holding my breath. I had to face the number no matter what it said. I had to be honest with myself. When I finally found the strength to look down I saw the number and nearly wept. Only 1 lb. gain! That’s doable. I can come back from that quickly. I let out a huge sigh of relief and laughed.  I cannot believe the drama around stepping on a scale. When you think about it, it really is ridiculous.

This weekend I’m going to Washington to visit my brother and his family. I’m not concerned because my mind is back in a good place. I should have a loss next Wednesday.

We only have 2 ½ more weeks on this challenge. I cannot believe it has been nearly 90 days since we started. Time flies when you’re having fun, right?!?!

I am starting another Weight Loss Challenge on October 29th. That is also the date of our last weigh in. If you would like to join us just weigh on October 29th and email me your starting number. The challenge will be 8 weeks long making our last weigh in December 24th; perfect timing, right?!?! As other members of this challenge will attest, being part of a challenge is more motivating than just trying to do it on your own. I am considering meeting once a week with the challenge participants through this 8 week challenge. If you are out of the area and would like to join us please do not hesitate. We can face time or Skype you into the meetings. I am looking for feedback on this so please let me know what you think of meeting together once a week for 8 weeks.

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