I am sooo happy to see the number 199.2 on my scale for the last two days. I have officially lost 25 pounds since May! My journey is a bit slower than many people ...but so was the turtle
I haven't given up everything (food wise) I just eat less of it ... I don't exercise as much as I should but, I've still lost the wieght. Then main thing I have changed is I am NOT being impatient and I am NOT beating myself up for not losing fast enough.
To be honest I plateaued at 206 for almost 5 weeks. In the past I would have been so depressed and given up ... but I held strong and kept reminding myself that it was just a plateau and all was STILL OK ... I was still down 17 pounds and I would NOT regain that by feeling sorry for myself. Sure, enough ...eventually the numbers started to move again. I now embrace the PLATEAU's and take it to mean my body is just settling in to its new lower number.
This is a great way to end the year. I will offically start the new year wieghing under 200 for the first time in 5 years. ( since the birth of my second son)
I am looking forward to 2010 and losing an additional 45or so pounds! I KNOW I will do it. Thanks to everyone here for their support and stories ... while I tend to lurk more than post ... you've all helped and motivated me tremendously.