Tuesday, March 25, 2008

10% of Me is GONE!!

That's right, I got my "10% weight loss" award at WW yesterday, but I did even better than that. My total weight loss is now 25.2 pounds!! So, I got my 10% key ring, and a 25 lb. award to hang on it. I have gone from 245.2 down to 220 since the beginning of the semester...and the semester isn't over yet! This is really quite an exciting venture on my part, and so far I've been more successful than I ever remember having been. A part of it is knowing I'm going to post my results here, a part of it is having a husband who is cooperative (and joined WW too and has lost 15 pounds himself), and a family who is supportive. Clearly I have quite a ways to go. But the good news is that I really don't think about the HUGE number I had to loose. "Baby steps on the bus" is how I think about it. And now, 25 pounds doesn't seem like "baby steps" at all!

My next goal - get into the 2-teens range on the scale - by next week, that second number is no longer going to be a 2!!
Goal #2 - get my 30 pound star sticker!
Goal #3 - loose as much weight as Cookie weighs - about 32 pounds I figure
Goal #4 - (long range goal) Get below 200!! It's been at least 7 years since I have been below 200, so when that goal is accomplished, I will have lost another 10% of me, and Michael will not be able to keep his hands off me.
Ultimate goal - OK, WW says I have to get to 155 in order to be at the top of my weight range and stop paying and become "lifetime", so I figured I'd at least let everyone know what the ultimate goal is. Once I am there, I am planning on trying to become an instructor. It doesn't really pay, but that's the only way I figure I'll be able to keep this off forever.

Oh, and for those of you interested in "sizes", here's how I've progressed: I was in a 22W in jeans at my peak, at Christmas I was wearing I just bought those Lee Riders at Wally World in 16W and they are baggy. Now, they ARE "relaxed fit" after all. Oh, and I have no dress pants that fit now. All too big. I think I am heading to Burling*ton to see what they have out. That's about all I can afford, and I don't want to buy in every size knowing in a few months they will be too big again.

Oh, and my boobs..yeah, still the same size bra. Which we all know means one thing...I had really been smooshing those puppies into their house!!


Julie said...

You are doing sooooooooo good!! I am so proud!!! and jealous! I am excited for you and Michael- too cool!!! Way to go!!!

Anonymous said...

What an inspiration you are! Great work. You're giving me the motivation to keep working on my own weight loss. Thanks.

Jess said...

That is awesome! You are going to need all new cloths!

S. said...

Awesome that is great progress!! I lost a lot of weight (due to my thyroid) but once I had to be on the medicine awhile I gained a good bit back---but not all! whew!--I bought a lot of nice clothes on consignment---that way I did not have to pay a ton for a brand new wardrobe that I was not very certain I would stay in. I saved alot!! Congrats to you!! Keep it up! My Aunt is a lifetime WW Gal, and she always looks super.

J. Pannell said...

Oh, wow...I am SO impressed! Hey--you're sexy no matter what your weight. Hopefully your hubby can't keep his hands off you now.

Just wondering--are you exercising? You have all this wonderful muscle mass that's helping you carry around your excess pounds and I wouldn't want you to lose it!

Ms. J said...

Way to go! What an inspiration you are -- you should be so proud of yourself! You are REALLY on a roll :o)