Good evening to all my "peeps"!
Hope your week went well. Mine did and I am pleased as punch to tell you all that I have FINALLY OFFICIALLY arrived in the 170s according to WW scale as of today Oct 1st!!!!!! I feel like I have been fighting to get into this decade but my weight on my scale this morning (no clothing) was 178.5 and on WW scale (w/ clothing) I weighed in at 179.8. It was kinda funny because all the staff were huddled around my computer this morning because they know how hard I have been trying and what a struggle it has been to break through this LONG plateau in the 180s. I will tell you girls though, I will NEVER revisit my old weight again!! I had my friend Melissa take some new pics of me today and I can most definitely tell a difference, especially in my face, legs & belly areas. For some reason, the computer distorts my photos a bit & they look worse than they are because when I print them out, they look normal & much better. Not sure why that is, but I will post the new pics for you all to see.
As we embark on a new month and are getting very close to the start of the holidays and then the end of this year, I have been reflecting on where I have been this year and how proud I am of myself for sticking to this plan for over 9 months. Only when we "hang in there for the win" do we get to reap the rewards of our perseverance & hard work. In years past, I have never had the patience to hang in there for the win. I wanted the weight off "now" and it was never fast enough for my liking, so I would just quit after losing about 10# (or less)and then found myself gaining all of it back & then some & before I knew it, I was staring at a number on my scale that brought me to tears....218.5!! Dear Lord, I will never forget that day! It was last March 2010. I can remember asking myself "how did you allow this to happen to yourself?" I lost about 5# then decided to get serious last December and although it has had its ups & downs, it has been worth it!! It has become a NON NEGOTIABLE area of my life and I am bound and determined to finish this through this time!!! Period!!!
So even though I fell a little short of my Sept goal of losing 5# ( I lost 3.4# in Sept) a new month is here and once again, my goal for the month is to lose 5 more pounds. I'm just gonna continue to do my best & keep plugging away!
After I stepped off the scale this morning at WW, I said to myself now I am only 10# away from being in the 160s! the 160s!!!! I haven't seen those numbers since 1993!!! My BMI also changed today. I went from being OBESE to being OVERWEIGHT. My BMI is 29.8 now. Pretty exciting considering that it was 36 when I started this journey.
So that's my "thoughts du Sherri" today. Thanks for listening to me babble. Sorry I wasn't on the blogs much this week. I worked every day since Monday and man was I exhausted when I got home. I found myself crawling into bed at 9:30 pretty much every night.
Wishing you all a great start to this brand new month!!! Its a new beginning !!!
This is me at about 218.5#....YIKES!!!!
Oct 1, 2011 179.8# Down 38.7#