I lost 29 pounds on Weight Watchers since May. I was amazed how well the program worked. I have tried so many things from fad diets to exercising twice a day, every day and nothing made the scale budge. I thought I was doomed. I thought my body had settled in at that weight and there was nothing I could do about it. I only joined WW because they offer it at my work and we can get reimbursed through our health insurance. So I figured, ultimately it's free, why not give it a shot. Mostly I joined to meet people at work since I was new. The pounds just fell off. I've never been happier. I've never been a single digit size and I went from a 12/14 to a 6/8. Strangely, sometimes I look at myself and still feel like the same old overweight me. Other times, I feel slim and athletic. My body is not completely where I want to be. I still feel a little lumpy in places and my ultimate goal is to wear a bikini for the first time ever this upcoming summer (and to look GOOD in it). I have fallen off the wagon a bit since reaching goal. I guess it's that feeling that "now that I'm skinny I can eat what I want." A couple weeks of not tracking and being lazy has kicked me back into gear, though. Luckily I didn't gain back more than a pound or two and am getting back on track this week. Still, it's very exciting to be part of this world where I can actually buy clothes I like and fit in them! I hope everyone here gets to feel this way someday!!
Inside some of us is a thin person struggling to get out, but they can usually be sedated with a few pieces of chocolate cake.
Last edited by OnceUponADrive : 12-08-2011 at 12:21 AM.
So excited for you Once! You are a great inspiration! Great job on your weight loss and for having more goals to attain but to have a good outlook on where you are.
"If you are going to win any battle, you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do...the body is never tired if the mind is not tired" - General Patton
I'm so happy for you and don't worry, we've aaaaaalllll been there Once you lose heaps of weight you have to feel a bit entitled to let lose, just be happy you reigned yourself in, some people can't *cough* me *cough*
Anyway, It's only a short race from here and I have no doubt you'll reach your goal and then some
A dancing carrot for every 2 kilos (5 pounds) lost, to make you smile
Days without binging: 12
SARG Pledge: 5 pounds by Sunday
New Years Challenge: 173 pounds by 2012!
Valentines Day Challenge: 165 pounds by V-Day!
Congrats on meeting your goal! Bet your gonna rock that bikini this summer! I too have meet my personal goal but have decided to try for 10 more pounds gone, its not leaving very fast though.
Best of luck to you!
For every 5 lbs lost:
Restart: 12/13 - Goal to lose 20lbs that I regained.
Weight Loss does not take Perfection. It takes Persistence.
Congrats! I think that maintaining weight loss is as hard as loosing the weight - it's a mindset you have to fall into.
Good luck on continuing your journey!
Back to the forum after baby #4
1st mini-goal - 5% - 11 lbs reached 12/21/11
2nd mini-goal - under 200 lbs
3rd mini goal -15% - 32 lbs
There is a huge difference between knowing what to do and actually doing it!
free1 TY that makes lots of sence w the comments I've read. Hey u will get there soon unless u r like me. It took me a year to go from 174# to 150# because I yo-yo thanks to my careless eating w my family I gave-in & ate w them & friends. My TOPS club gave me the support & to put myself #2, instead of being last, my genuine happiness & self-esteem r back. Contact me if u need more support, maybe I can share what I learned
3FC is fantastic
After maintaining my KOPS goal for over 2 yr, I'm lowering it to my original goal 141# now that I haven't gained the lumpy fat back. I wear a size 10 jeans & 12-14 top & hope w getting down to 141# my top will be a size 10-12 also.
RRB2 my daughter inlaw has her 4th babe also, will b 1 yr this month & she just got back into her size 8-10, she gained + 30# w him. Your bod will return...patience & counting calories/portion control + walking 1-2 miles daily & chasing the babes, LOL!
Merry Christmas Everyone!
145# (2008) varies up--down 5#. Fat for 1 yr, 174# I hated my body fat so I 'fixed me', it took me 1 yr to wear a medium again.
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