Thursday, March 10, 2011

Countdown from 10

I know that most of my blogs lately have been about weight.  If ya hate it, sorry but it truly is what defines me.  It has for so many years been what makes me happy, sad, depressed, mad, and angry.  Truthfully......it still does......but with one exception.  That one exception is what has made me so successful this time around.  That exception is I AM IN CONTROL OF FOOD not the other way around.

It has been 7 1/2 months since I started my weight loss journey.  I once hated that sentiment.....weight loss journey.  Really........what does that mean anyway!  I can honestly tell you I know exactly what that means.  To me anyways.  It would be different for you.  It is what gets you from the start to the finish.  It's what gets you through your day/week/month. It's what tells you it's OK that you just ate that 6 pack of mini coconut crumb doughnuts because you have tomorrow......no wait...............you have the rest of your life to fix it.  


So the results.  Today I weighed in at 155 lbs.  I have lost 86.5 total and over 45 inches!  I am in a size 8 pants and a medium shirt (from a 20/3XL) My BMI was 37 and now is a 24.  (I started my new job and lost 12 pounds the first 5 weeks!  Yeah it's that active)  But the thing I really want to get out there is that I finally decided my goal weight.  My first goal was 175 lbs.  I had done WW before and got down to that weight......surely I could get there again.  I thought there was no way that I could ever be smaller......it would be enough for me.  I got closer to that goal and found myself thinking it WASN'T going to be enough.  There was still so much more "excess".  So the goal changed.  It was set for the highest weight that WW suggested I be for my height.  It got closer to that one and still "excess".  10 more down......nope......keep going.  The number 145 lbs came to mind.  Yeah.....haven't been there since I was dating my husband.  There is no way.........or is there?  That's it!  My final goal. 

Call me crazy but it will happen.  I don't even care how long.  I have a final goal and I feel at peace with it.  10 more......................the countdown is on!

(pictures to come)

2 comments:

Heather said...

You are awesome, sister! At 145 you will be tied with me. It's a great feeling to know what you want and then to acheive it, which you will, I have no doubt. You are an inspiration to all who read this. Everyone struggles with their weight at one time or another, it is those who can take control of it who show true character and strength. And you are right about that, it is a control thing and you are in control! Now, Are you going to run the 5k with me?

M-Cat said...

I am so proud of you and AMAZED! You are kickin it and hard!
Congrats and keep at it....