This past week has been a really good one for me. I've felt such a renewed focus, like I had back in August. I had a great shopping trip where I went down a size. And I just felt a lot more energey, overall.
I had my WW meeting tonight. I was 1.8 pounds from my 40 pound mark. I didn't know if almost 2 pound was possible in my shortened week (last week I weighed in on Thursday b/c my Tuesday meeting fell on a holiday). 40 pounds has been a mental battle for me. The first time I did WW, I had success. I lost about 38 pounds, then I couldn't seem to lose anymore. I slacked on the program for probably 3 months, gaining, losing, gaining, gaining...... For 3 months I couldn't get past where I was. So this time around, I had it in my mind that the same thing was going to happen. And you know what, when you mentally prepare for defeat, that's what you're gonna get. For about 6 weeks, I've been between 32-38 pounds lost. The holidays were tough, I'd gain, then lose a little, then gain, then lose a little. I know that this was all mental. I had it in my head that I was going to gain and that's exactly what would happen.
Well this week, I reframed and got that positive thinking back. I journaled my food, I ate healthier than I had been... I was right on track! Like I said, I was unsure of an almost 2 pound loss, but when I stepped on the scale tonight, it read 287.6 pounds. My starting weight was 327.6 pounds.
I've lost 40 pounds!!!!!
I was so elated! It felt so good to get past that hurdle & that mark that I thought I couldn't get past. Do you realize that I'm only 10 pounds away from 50 pounds lost?!!? That's insane! I've been on WW for 21 weeks now, according to my book. I haven't missed a single week. On weeks that I couldn't make my usual meeting, I planned ahead & made it to a different one. I really think that the meetings are my key. I mean, I know that I'm the one eating right & I'm the one staying on track as much as possible. But those meetings are my accountability. Having a group there to support you when you're struggling & celebrate with you when you do well is fantastic.
That's also a reason that I joined the Healthy You Challenge. I haven't had the chance to make it to everyone's blog yet, but I'm working on getting everyone inputted into my google reader (a great little tool that I just now discovered... I had no idea this thing existed, and it's great!). I hope everyone else had a good week. And if you didn't, then let this week be your week! If you're new to my blog, please introduce yourself, I'd love to do the same for you!