Monday, November 26, 2007
I did more than just survive Thanksgiving, I lost weight over Thanksgiving weekend! I don't know why 50 pounds is some magical number in my head, but I never thought I could lose 50 pounds and now I've done it! I've always felt like reaching my goal was no more than a dream...80 pounds seems so much to lose and has always been looming years off in the distance. When I woke up Sunday morning and weighed in below 210 after a Holiday, I was finally able to think that I could actually do this! I have passed my half-way point and I'm still losing weight! I know that my true test is only beginning as the Holiday season has just begun, but I made it through Thanksgiving and lost 4.8 pounds between last Sunday and yesterday! That was a huge accomplishment for me after what happened last year. The thought that I could enjoy Thanksgiving day and eat cheesecake and still lose weight gives me a lot of hope. I think because I knew I would splurge a little on Thanksgiving, I was more cautious the rest of the week with what I ate and I exercised as much as I could, but I still survived Thanksgiving weekend.
I have my weight loss boquet that I add a flower to for every 5 pounds I lose. I added a flower last week for being below my 45 pound mark, and I was able to add another one this week for being just barely below my 50 pound mark. 2 weeks in a row! That was a big accomplishment too.
Only 10 more pounds to lost to reach Onederland, and only 30 more pounds to go to reach my first big goal! I can do it!