So, first things first I NEED to start blogging more. I know I say this a lot but I really do. I love when people blog daily and I need to start doing it as well. Honestly, I know it may sound crazy but I look forward to my Google reader telling me I have a new post waiting to be read. It's one of the many highlights of my day. :-)
Now with that said, I realized last night that I never updated my weight loss from last week, November 10th. Oops! Sorry. Well, last week I weighed in at 238.8. That was a 1.5 pound loss for the week and I was officially under 240. Yippee! I was very happy with that and decided that if I could keep up a 1.5 pound loss per week until the end of the year I would be a very happy camper.
Fast forward to last night, another weigh in. I don’t know about all of you but stepping on the scale is the scariest thing for me. I always take a deep breath and just do it. In the 5 seconds that it takes for the number to pop up every decision, every bite of food, every ounce of energy I put into exercise comes into my head. Did I eat okay, did I exercise enough, did those little pieces of chocolate affect what I'm about to see? In my head I told myself I would be happy with at least 237.3 because that would be right on target with the 1.5 pound loss per week. Well, last night the number finally popped up after what seemed to be years of waiting (haha) and it said 234.2. Um, what?! Wait, does that say 234? I stepped off and on probably 4 times before I believed it. I lost 4.6 pounds this week! And to make things better I passed my goal weight! I think that is why I was so shocked. I wasn't expecting to see that number for at least another 2 weeks. My goal for Christmas was 235 and I just passed that. Woo hoo! After seeing that I decided that I was going to be ambitious and dropped my goal to 230. I think in the 5 weeks until Christmas that I can squeeze out another 4.2 pounds. I don’t think it will be easy but I think I can do it.
I realized yesterday how reserved I used to be about getting excited for something. I would never get excited about weight loss or anything like that because I always knew eventually I would trip, fall and land back where I started. I think that mentality is part of the reason I would trip. It's fun to get excited about success. It's fun to know that I will never see 235 again. It is fun to know that I am less than 35 pounds away from onederland. And if for some reason I do slip and fall and have a gain next week or the week after or 5 months down the road its not a tragedy. I will be okay, it's not the end of the world.
I want to say thank you to all of you. Everyone's blogs that I read, everyone that leaves comments, everyone that reads my blog: thank you. I know I don’t blog as often as I should and I may not be as interesting as the next person but without you I would not have made it this far. It's true that a support system is soo important. I have great fans in my friends and family but it's nice to constantly be surrounded by people who are going through the same exact thing. You are all my heroes.