I had a pretty craptastic day today. I had envisioned going home and enjoying some (ok, an entire bottle of) wine and possibly buying a deluxe piece of yummy chocolate cake with buttercream frosting with LOTS of frosting flowers…or forgetting the cake and just buying a tub of frosting. You know, one of THOSE days. Walking to my 5:00pm weigh in, I wasn’t even sure I had lost the weight I gained last week. I was feeling pretty bummed… until.
“You are down 3.4 pounds! Welcome to a new ‘century’!” Wait. Did I hear that correctly? New century…does that mean…could it be? The magical, mythical, never-in-my-life-did-I-think-I-would-every-possibly-see-it Onederland? The 9 week goal I had set had been reached?
Not reached. Crushed! 198! I am officially, and for the first time since high school (early high school like freshman year), out of the 200s.
It took 3 years and almost 7 months, but who is counting anyways?? -101 pounds.
And I have a lot of people to thank for that. I could not have made it this far without my mom always asking how the weigh-ins went; my bf hiding the dessert menus from me; my fitness pals keeping me running, biking, swimming, and sweating; my friends asking me how its going; and everyone who has been following my journey! Thank you! 😀
I may have reached my birthday goal 2 weeks ahead of schedule, but I still have work to do! Now that I have reached what I thought was an impossible feat, my new goal is to get to a healthy weight for my height and age (number TBD).
Note: The WeWa weight tracker shows 98.6 pounds instead of 101 pounds removed because I had lost weight between the time I signed up for WeWa (299 lbs) and I had talked myself into attending my first meeting (296.6). The tracker shows my weight at my first meeting, though I consider my true starting weight to be 299 pounds. Either way, thats a lot of weight to say goodbye too! 😀