Way to go, Joan!! 3# per week for 3 weeks is awesome!!
I've done the back and forth dance over the last couple of weeks. Today is -24# total, so that's great. I don't think I'll make -26.6# by next Monday (that was my most recent 3 week min-goal - to go from -20.6 to -26.6 in 3 weeks), but I'll be close.
Hubby's doing well too. He's down 22#.
Considering that we sometimes have downright lousy days and give in and have McDonalds or Dominos. Or, if there's a function at a restaurant, we go and enjoy ourselves. I'm proud of us for getting back on track soon after. Yes, it usually means re-losing weight we've already lost once. But it's been 5 months for me and 2 months for him and we always seem to be able to get back on the wagon.
Slow and steady. We've put on an average of 10 pounds per year since our wedding. So it's certainly coming off quicker than that. And although it's taken a lot of focus, shopping, planning, lunch packing, etc, it really hasn't been hard. As I said to someone else, easier than trying to run to lose weight.
All kinds of mini accomplishments to hopefully come in the next week or so.
A) -25# charm on my bracelet (which replaces the 6 of them that add up to -24# right now),
B) then an additional -1# charm when I hit a total of -26# lost,
C) at -26.2# I cross over into a lower "decade" (I haven't seen the 230s since probably some time in 2009)
D) and then the -10% charm when I get to -26.6#.
Using the list of little accomplishments to keep the motivation strong.
Plus, my sister emailed yesterday and asked for some info on the plan. It's working so well for the two of us that she's thinking of giving it a try too.
Hope everyone else is maintaining or finding their motivation to try and make their lives healthier. Take care.