Down to 198 today.
It's taken me over a year to hit my "first goal" of 199 ... which was only 9 pounds from my starting weight of 208 when I joined SP.
A fun year, in some ways, but frustrating, too, just from looking at the scales and wondering just "HOW MUCH LONGER" it would take to finally be out of the 2##s.
Well, I can tell you, no matter how many times I went up (and I DID go up - I was at 212 and 215 a couple of times there!), it was staying focused, being aware of the choices I was making, and aware of how those choices were affecting the weight gain-and-loss dance that finally helped me get here.
And, of course, MrsHoneyC's challenge to me last week to stay off the dashed scales for a week until my next BLC weigh-in today. That was a scary week, I tell you. I kept worrying for the first 48 hours. Then it sorta became a back-of-my-mind worry. And this morning I was convinced I would have gained, even though my mirror tells me my waist is visibly smaller when I suck it in ... so it was a pleasant surprise.
I'm sure I startled a coupla folks at the gym when they came in ... I was just standing on those manual scales, totally slack-jawed. Staring in disbelief at the number. Climbing off. Climbing back on. Still staring, just staring. :)
Could I have hit 198 sooner? Sure. Would I have appreciated it as much if it had shown up in the aftermath of a few weeks of starvation? Probably not - I'd have been out celebrating with some juicy fried chicken. :)
I AM going to celebrate. Just not with dessert or that fried chicken. I don't know what yet. I hadn't actually thought up a rewards system. Dang.
I'm off to think. I don't want it to be something ephemeral like food (you eat it, it's gone). I want something that feels like a real reward. Probably a book. :)
I'm off to do a little happy dancing now. Maybe with my faithful little hula hoop and a YouTube video! :)
Smile, the world's a funny place!
We're fools whether we dance or not. So we might as well dance.
- Japanese proverb
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