I am so excited to get my massage once I reach my goal weight. It will be a reward well-deserved.
Until then, I have been rewarding myself with little things each day.
-enjoying a cup of hot chocolate
-soaking in the bathtub
-pa... Read more
Yesterday I experienced a very proud moment. It was such a small thing, but it made me so happy!
I was in my weekly strength training class, which is pretty rigorous. There are people of all ages and abilities in the class, but it is t... Read more
A few weeks ago, I was in the habit of weighing myself every morning. I realized that was going a bit overboard, especially since I lose so little each week. It felt like I was on an emotional rollercoaster. One day I'd be down a pound - J... Read more
Why do people "accuse" others of weight loss?
Last week I posted about someone finally noticing that I had lost weight. Although it was slightly awkward, it was nice to know that my hard work produced noticeable results.
Today, a coworker stopped me in the hall and barked, "Have you b... Read more
Update, Goals, and Intervals
As of this morning, I have lost a total of 13.5 pounds. :) Only 1.5 more before I hit the 15-lb mark! Only 3.5 more until I reach my goal weight! I can do this!
I have a few goals that I am working on right now. The first and most obv... Read more
It has taken me a while to truly grasp the concept of creating a calorie deficit. I understood that in order to lose weight you must expend more calories than you consume, but I don't think I saw the big picture. I focused on each individual d... Read more
The "What Ifs"
What if I reach my goal weight and then gain it all back over Thanksgiving and Christmas?
What if I reach my goal weight and can't maintain it without constant vigilance?
I know I'm getting ahead of myself since I'm not even there ... Read more
I want to get there NOW.
I have spent the last 8 months losing weight at a slow pace. Let's see...12 pounds in 8 months averages out to less than half a pound a week. Not bad actually.
Now that I'm getting really close to my goal weight, I have lost my patience. ... Read more
I was just thinking yesterday how no one has noticed my weight loss so far. I have lost weight very gradually, so I didn't expect my close friends or coworkers to notice. But today one of my coworkers looked at me and said, "You look rea... Read more
I Need a Weight Loss Buddy
I do not talk about my weight loss efforts with anyone but my husband. I know I shouldn't be ashamed of it, but I am just really uncomfortable talking about it with anyone. I guess I don't want people to assume that I am "that girl" who is ... Read more
It's Almost Time...
It's almost time to change from a 'Lost 10 Pounds' Icon to a 'Lost 15 Pounds' one. I can hardly believe it. 15 pounds sounds like a lot!... Read more
Now I Know...I CAN
I never had to lose weight before. I gained some weight my freshman year of college, but it came off naturally when I moved away from the dorms (and the cafeterias.)
Although it is disappointing that I now have to watch what I eat, I als... Read more
Who knew a doctor's visit could be so exciting?!
I went to the doctor today for my annual checkup. When they weighed me, I was pleased that I was at 130.4 - with clothes on! I hadn't weighed myself in a while, so that was a nice surprise. I am interested to see what my own scale says (wi... Read more
I just bought a new bikini online. I'm going to the beach in a month, and I thought I would get something new to show off my newly toned body. :) I still have 5 pounds to go, and this bikini should be good motivation to get to my goal. Ob... Read more
The Problem with Alcohol
I need to stay away from alcohol. Whenever I drink, it lowers my inhibitiions. Lowered inhibition results in eating too much. Eating and drinking too much makes me sleepy, but when I do go to bed I don't sleep well. I toss and turn all... Read more