Weekly Weigh-In: Creeping Along

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Weekly Weigh-In

It’s time for another Weekly Weigh-In. I know at this time of year, oftentimes the last thing we want to look at is the scale and, honestly, no one will begrudge you taking a week or so off. For myself, though, I need to know how I’m doing, good or bad.

Last week was a struggle for me. I’m not usually tempted by sweets, but last week I had a crazy sweet tooth and, unfortunately, sweets were available.

Yes, you read that right. I’m not always a paragon of self-control, but check this out:

Scale 12.15.11[3]

In case you can’t read the numbers, that’s 129.4. It actually said 129.0 before I added the weight of the camera. I can’t even tell you the last time I saw the 120’s on the scale. I didn’t even get that low the time I lost weight before I got pregnant with my daughter. The last time I was in the 120’s was probably sometime before my 2nd wedding anniversary and I’ve been married for 20 years.

Now, I knew better than to expect to see that on the scale yesterday and not even because of my eating last week, but just because my weight seems to like to dip mid-week, tempting me, but never being quite that low on actual weigh-in day. I still like seeing those low numbers, though, because that usually means that seeing them on my official weigh-in day is right around the corner.

I was right – I didn’t see 129, but I didn’t see the gain I was worried about either. I actually lost a teeny bit – 0.4 lbs. Hey, I’ll take a teeny loss over a gain any day! And, 130.4 looks a lot better than 220.

In other milestone news, I got a new driver’s license last week. I was going to wait until I was actually at my goal weight, but I had to take my daughter to get her learner’s permit, so I decided that waiting on less than 6 more pounds wasn’t worth another trip to and wait at the DMV…and I was really tired of looking at “obese me” every time I pulled out my driver’s license.

So, I got my new license with a picture that looks much more like me. I went ahead and put my goal weight on it, too. I figured that was closer to my actual weight that what was on my driver’s license and I could continue to work to make it accurate.

It’s so cool to actually, finally, be at this place where I never thought I’d be again.

So, what about you? How did your weigh-in go this week?

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