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Week 23 - Total Weight loss = 48.2lbs

Sunday, December 04, 2011

I wasn't going to weigh in today. I want to wean myself off the scale by cutting down to every other week, but I stood in the bathroom arguing with myself this morning and decided to weigh after all. I think I am going to continue weighing in every week since I decided to participate in the second weight loss competition and because I just like knowing how good I am doing. It is easier to see what works and what doesn't when you can see the weight loss for each week. Ok, at least that is going to be part of my excuse to weigh in.

Well I got on the scale this morning and found I weigh 270.4lbs. I wish I could have lost that extra 0.6lbs so I could be under 270 but that's ok. I have 4 more weeks to lose 10.4 lbs in order to meet my goal of being at 260 by New Years. I need to lose pretty much the same amount of weight for the next 4 weeks to meet my goal. My PT knows my goal so he is going to push me to help me reach it. If I can end the year under 260, I will be ecstatic. But 260 is my reasonable, attainable goal. 259 is my next weight loss reward weight, that would be awesome to reach too!

Some good news! I have surpassed the amount of time I spent on SP the first time around. The first time around, I only managed to make it to week 22 before "falling off the wagon." I am now in new territory with nothing to compare myself to. I am happy about that. It feels like I made a break through of some sort. Now I am heading into the unknown. I was a little disappointed to see that by week 22 the first time, I was at 49.8lbs lost where at week 22 this time around, I was only at 45.6lbs down. But I am actually ok with it when I think in terms of the long run. Last time, I didn't really change my eating habits, I just cut down on the portions. This time I am trying to increase my veggie and fruit intake as well as lower my carbs and fat and increase my protein in order to have more balanced meals. It's a slow process, but slow and steady wins the race.

I totally blew November, but I am determined to make December much better. I am still quite heavy and should be losing more then 10 lbs a month. So having only lost 4.4 lbs in the month of November is inexcusable. Time to get back on the ball. In 7 months, I will be going on a cruise to Mexico and want to be comfortable enough with myself to wear a bathing suit to the pool. I want to be comfortable enough with myself to just have fun and be carefree without thinking people are looking at me and judging. I need to put up reminders. I am going to look for travel brochures and pictures of cruises and put them up on my bedroom wall as a constant reminder. Maybe that will help me make the most out of the next 7 months.

As for my competition, since we had originally chosen to weigh in only every other week (well I did, I didn't know they were going to follow), I don't have their percentages. I will have them next week.

Cindy: 0.95% (wish it was at least a full percent but oh well)
Vivien: N/W
Sarah: N/W

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    It's so easy to compare before and afters with numbers when you have lost a significant amount in the past. But remember that woman who lost 49 at week 22 then quit. You are now a woman who lost 46 at 22, and you're no where near quitting. 3 or 4 pounds difference on the scale, HUGE difference in your mindset and goals. You are working with a personal trainer, you are making nutritional changes that will help you your whole life...everything seems very right and on target to me. You should be very proud!
    2387 days ago
    Almost fifty pounds? That is astounding and inspirational! You can do it!
    2387 days ago
    Wow I think what you have lost to date is just amazing you must be so proud to see that number almost 50 pounds gone you go girl you handle your and congrads on the weight loss
    2387 days ago
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