I just love how over the course of a week, when the scale number go up and down like a roller coaster. That’s what happened this week.
Ah. I thought I had lost it, my 12-week weight-loss streak just in reach but just out of it, or so it seemed.
Up 2 pounds, up 2 more pounds, back down 4 pounds, up 2 pounds and finally just when I was about to give up, down 5 pounds for a 3 pound weight loss for the week.
Thursday was my TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meeting and I was scared most of the week leading into it because I thought I was going to blow it.
Thank goodness my streak still holds!
Last week the group honored me for my 11 weeks of consecutive weight loss with a pin that says “Worlds Best Dieter.”
I was blown away. I didn’t expect it. I had been single-mindedly working towards a 12-week weight loss goal, that I hadn’t given much thought towards 11 weeks, other than I knew I needed to make it to that number to make it to 12.
This week I kept thinking, “what on earth am I going to do if I blow it this week after getting that pin?” It’s scary seeing the scale go up even when I’m doing things right and I certainly didn’t want to let anyone down.
Of course there was the whey in my granola that may have messed me up a bit early on and maybe I could have had another glass of water the day before that, but mostly, I did pretty well even though the scale didn’t always reflect that.
After all the uncertainty, I lost three pounds and got a standing ovation at the meeting which was also our Christmas party.
It’s really amazing to see how much people have shown their support for me along the way.
I don’t know what I would have done without all the support. Joining TOPS and then eventually becoming serious about Spark have probably been the two most important steps that I have ever taken in regards to my health. It’s changing my life.
I may not have lost all the big numbers that I have set forth as my ultimate weight-loss goal, but even the weight that I’ve lost so far has been life changing.
I feel it. I see it and I know that from here on out, there’s no going back.
But then again, who would ever want to go back to 382 pounds? I won’t miss that.
Now that I’ve made 12 weeks of consecutive weight loss, I’m wondering just how far I can go and keep the numbers still falling. I think for now my first goal will be to make it to the end of the year.
That’s three more weeks of consecutive weight loss. I wonder if I can do it.
I’m definitely going to try! Wish me luck!