Hey Guys! After a terrible weigh in last week (thanks to a certain monthly visitor that lasted 9 (!) days) this week is much better.
First, as of yesterday, I crossed a milestone, I lost 20 pounds! I feel like I've been waiting for this forever but it was just shy of 8 weeks. My next milestone is to lose 10% of my weight, which hopefully won't take very long. Then onto 30 pounds and on and on. And maybe one of these time I'll drop a dress size! So far my clothes are looser, kind of like, oh yeah they are supposed to fit like this. I'm the queen of stretchy clothes so losing a dress size might take a while. Seriously, it might be like Onederland before I need new clothes. I do have a size 18 dress I really want to wear at our annual Christmas party. That's still almost a month away so we'll see how that goes.
My weight loss for the week is 3.2 pounds. It was one of those weeks where I had a loss almost everyday. Those are my favorite weeks because you wake up to results.
When I started these weight loss thingies, I was using other people's photos but for the past two weeks I've been using mine. Last weeks was a photo of an Adirondack sunset, my favorite thing to do every night when we are on vacation. This week is a photo I took in 2004 when we were in England and this was in an amazing rose garden. I weighed 180 pounds back then. It's weird to remember what you weighed during your memories. I was just coming up from all the weight I had lost down to 132. I was so frustrated and so lost. I couldn't get my eating under control and everything I had worked for slipped away from me while I watched. It's really great to lose weight but it's scary when you lose a lot of weight because after you do this enough (and this will be the 3rd time for me) you know maintenance is really scary. You can't go back ever to eating however you want. You can have a meal from time to time or a snack but somehow you have to get back in control. This is the part I worry about. I should be worried about all the many many pounds I have in front of me but that's just time. It's once I get there, I have to figure out how to stay there. Maybe I count calories forever, that wouldn't be the worst thing.