I had to post an update....As many of you know, I started my journey in April 2011 at almost 300 lbs. I am an avoider and I like to avoid difficult situations when I can so I didn't weigh myself when I started. I finally weighed myself in July 2011 (after 3 months of great dieting success) and weighed in at 284. Again, that was after almost 3 months of dieting and I lost a pretty good amount in that time (as it always is in the beginning).
When I saw the 284, I was mentally DEVASTATED. I literally thought I was under 250.....Never could I be that close to 300 pounds (or so I thought). The ENORMITY of losing 100+ pounds just overwhelmed me and I decided then that if I wanted to keep myself motivated mentally, I couldn't weigh myself regularly...which turned into not at all.
It was a weird decision but for me, I couldn't deal with the mental part of counting down SOOOOOO many pounds. Well, after 18 months, I decided on a whim to weigh myself at the gym. It was a better scale and on my weight loss journey, I had to confront my attitude of avoiding the unpleasant. I mean, prior to April 2011, I never looked at myself in a full body mirror because I wanted to avoid the reflection. It allowed me to think things were not that bad....It also allowed me to get to 300 pounds and not even realize/recognize it.
SOOOOOO....(sorry for the long story).....I weighed myself yesterday on the sale at the gym because it is better and perhaps more reliable than my Wal-Mart $10 scale....And the results (Drum roll please).....I'm 183.8 pounds!!!
That's over 100 pounds!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe not as fast as some (and I wish I knew where I actually started). But, I'm 183.8 pounds
I haven't weighed in at under 200 pounds in probably 28+ years and NEVER as an adult. I've been over 200 since I was 9-10 years old. (Childhoold hospitalization....long story).
I started in a 22W-24W and am now a regular 10-12. (I tried on some size 10 jeans the other day that were FIERCE and they FIT)
I'm not claiming a 10 yet because in some styles I'm still a 12.
Even though the number is still high, I'm near the size I want to be. I am in a weight lifting class and I jog and I think it's helping to shape me. Gotta focus more on my eating habits to get these last several pounds off.
This is both a scale and NSV for me....A scale victory (obviously) and I non-scale victory because I was able to face something difficult. I also scheduled my first OB/GYN appointment in 5 years. Again, I avoided it because I didn't want to be weighed. That's the sad honest truth but it's my truth. Had to share.....