It’s Weekly Weigh-In time! Who’s still hanging in there with me? You know that expression, “Slow and steady wins the race“? Well, I’m clinging to that. I lost 0.8 lb. this last week and, I’ll be honest with you, I was quite proud of that almost-pound, particularly because it’s in spite of…um…hormonal challenges. I’m to the point where slow and steady is just fine with me, as long as it’s slow and steady loss. I’ve already succeeded beyond my wildest dreams, so if it takes me a little longer to get the last 30 pounds off than I’d hoped, I can live with that…as long as I continue on the path to getting it off.
One thing that really excited me this week was that I ordered some replacement t-shirts (two favorite homeschool shirts and a Twilight one) for those that don’t fit anymore because they’re way too big! I ordered mediums! I bought a pair of cute lounge pants last night — one of those things I daydreamed about when I began my weight-loss journey — in a size medium! I tried on a cute jacket last night — another one of those early goals — in a medium!
That excites me. So, yeah, I’ll take that almost-pound with a big, happy smile on my face.
Have you been watching Biggest Loser this season? Oh, wow! So inspiring! If you’re not watching it, you should be. It’s really been a great motivator for me at a time when my drive was waning. If you’re watching it, who do you like? I like Burgundy because I can relate to her. She’s a stay-at-home mom who has put taking care of everyone else ahead of taking care of herself. She’s only 9 pounds heavier than I was when I started. I look at her and can’t believe that I’d let myself get that heavy (though, right now, since they’ve already finished filming, she’d probably look at me and not be able to believe that she was this big a few week ago).
I also really like Brenden. I don’t know, he just touches me. I think he’s going to be an incredible inspiration to the kids of Boston. So, what about you? Who do you like? And, how did you do on the scales this week? What non-scale victories have you enjoyed lately?