Hello everyone! My name is Meredith and I've been posting here for a few days. I'm 19 years old and I'm trying to lose 100+ lbs. Anyways, today I have some bad news and some GOOD news!
I had a doctor's appt on Friday, and as I was stepping onto the scale, I secretly hoped that I might weigh a little less than what I thought I weighed at the time--255. Well, as luck would have it, it turns out that I actually weighed a little MORE than I thought. We've never kept a scale in my house, because my mom didn't want my sister and I to develop an obsession with weighing ourselves (which I think is reasonable), so for my "starting weight" on here I was going by the last time I weighed myself at school. Well, I went to the doctor and according to her scale, I was actually 263! Grrr! Frustration! I'm not gonna lie, that hit me pretty hard... I know it's only 8 extra lbs but I was hoping that it might be a little LOWER than 255; wasn't even expecting that it might be higher.
BUT the good news is, I didn't let it get me down! That (plus, of course, the advice from my doctor) just made me think, ok, it's time to get REALLY serious about this. So I've been doing strict calorie counting and have exercised a couple times in the days since then, and today I finally insisted that we get a household scale - I'm old enough now that I won't obsess over it, and I really want something to use to track my progress! - AND guess what?!
The scale said 259!
I can't believe I've already lost 4 pounds, in just a couple of days. Of course I know that there's no way I could continue at that rate (plus, I wouldn't want to--how unhealthy!) but that sure did feel great. Just shows me the huge difference that these little changes can make. Yea! May not be a huge loss yet, hehe, but it sure felt great to me!
Thanks to everyone for your support! Can't wait for that number to get even smaller!