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Saturday, December 08, 2012



I just love how over the course of a week, when the scale number go up and down like a roller coaster. Thatís 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 ďWorlds Best Dieter.Ē

I was blown away. I didnít expect it. I had been single-mindedly working towards a 12-week weight loss goal, that I hadnít 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, ďwhat on earth am I going to do if I blow it this week after getting that pin?Ē Itís scary seeing the scale go up even when Iím doing things right and I certainly didnít 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 didnít 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.

Itís really amazing to see how much people have shown their support for me along the way.

I donít 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. Itís 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 Iíve lost so far has been life changing.

I feel it. I see it and I know that from here on out, thereís no going back.

But then again, who would ever want to go back to 382 pounds? I wonít miss that.

Now that Iíve made 12 weeks of consecutive weight loss, Iím 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.

Thatís three more weeks of consecutive weight loss. I wonder if I can do it.

Iím definitely going to try! Wish me luck!

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MAYBER 12/10/2012 9:07PM

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TEADYBEAR77 12/8/2012 3:36PM

    I think you can go all the way. Keep up the good work.

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THOMASINA57 12/8/2012 10:21AM

    YOU CAN DO THIS, and don't worry about the scale going up and down each week, it's like that for everyone. Even one or two glasses of water can make you heavier, or having a salty soup for dinner the night before. I weight my self first thing each morning and that's it for the day. I can weight 4-5 lbs heavier at night and it all disappears overnight.

You deserve a big pat on the back for your success and don't worry about letting others down ever, you are doing this for you, your well being and your quality of life. Me, being an "other" is proud of you and I want to cheer you on, share your up and your downs which is why I subcribed to your blogs. You are an awesome writer and have such a wonderful spirit. So don't worry about the downs.. just shake yourself off and keep on going forward!!! emoticon

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WILLOW49 12/8/2012 10:10AM

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MOM4407 12/8/2012 9:39AM

    Good for you.
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OTEN36 12/8/2012 2:11AM

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It sure sounds like you are doing a very good job.
You should be very proud of yourself!
Best of luck on your weight loss journey.
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