Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Picture That Made My Mom Cry

I took a picture of myself last night after leaving the rally and when I looked at it, I thought, "Geez, this is the first picture I've seen where I can tell a real difference!" I sent a bunch of pictures around last night, and my mom called this afternoon to say she'd been looking through them again and when she came to this picture, it actually made her cry--she couldn't believe the difference in the past 2+ months since I'd seen her.

So I thought I'd post it. Even though I've posted it elsewhere, it's the first picture of myself I've really liked in a long while.

My mom is joining Weight Watchers next week and called me (ME!) an inspiration. Wow. Pretty awesome.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Look Out, Mr. Gleck

I have caught up to you, Sir. :-)

By some miracle, I managed to have a nearly 5 pound loss this week--4.8 pounds. This was my best week ever, which I cannot understand given that I a) did not track 3 days; b) had pretty much whatever I wanted within reason; and c) didn't get a lot of trackable exercise.

I am now in the 200's for the first time in 2 1/2 years, that I can remember. I have no intention of ever seeing the 300's again. When I started out, I weighed 340 pounds on the dot, and when I saw that number, I thought I would faint. But that's what comes from lots of bad decision making, depression, and lack of activity.

I now weigh 296.6 and I hope to never come close to the 300 mark again. But the numbers have lost their power over me, which is why I am publicizing the numbers. I don't want to be ashamed of it and hiding, sneaking Twinkies in the dark. And coming from where I started from, I am proud to weigh 296.6. I never even considered the possibility I would lose 43.4 pounds so easily. I mean, yes, it's been work, but in the grand scheme of things, it hasn't been any harder than packing on 20 pounds earlier this year by laying in bed, crying and eating.

Onwards and downwards. Let's see if I can hit 50 pounds by mid-October.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

First Post WW Physical

Today, the General and I had our annual physicals with our doctor.

I should state, for those who don't know, that I absolutely, completely, and totally love my doctor. For anyone who wants a new doctor in the DC area, go see Dr. David Leonard in Fairfax on Old Lee Highway. He makes it worth the 60-90 minute ride up there. I will not go anywhere else. I love everyone in his practice.

So anyway, today was my first physical or even my first medical appointment since joining Weight Watchers. I was pretty excited about it, because I knew I had done pretty well since joining.

What I didn't expect was the gushing reviews from Dr. Leonard after a scant 38 pound loss. He complimented me on how great I looked, how much I'd lost, and how well I was doing. He complimented me on my exercise regime, asked me lots of questions about Wii Fit, it was wonderful!

And the best part?


My blood pressure is back to normal!!!!!!!!!!

It's been elevated a bit for 2 years, and today, it was 120/76. Hot diggity dog! Good bye 130/90. :-) I'm back in business, baby! Let's hear it for non-scale victories!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Another Good Week

This week I had another decent loss. 1.6 pounds. Somehow I've lost 6 pounds in the past 2 weeks, when the three weeks prior to that I only lost 1.9 pounds. I've learned to appreciate any loss, but it certainly feels MORE fulfilling to see a 1.6 than a 0.9 :-)

It's been a busy day and I'm tired, so I'm heading to bed without further ado. Hope everyone else has a great week! :-)

Saturday, September 13, 2008


It was a big week for me this week--three awards in one week. :-)

First of all, I removed 4.4 pounds this week. After it took 3 weeks to lose 1.9, I am totally shocked that I lost that much at once--and of course THRILLED.

This put me down 37.0 pounds total and put me WELL past my 10% goal. Plus I got my 16 weeks clapping hands.

To celebrate, we're going tubing this morning in Antietem. I'm so, so happy that I had a good week this week!!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Down Again

I seem to be stuck in first class on the One Pound Express. I lost another pound this week, for a total of 32.6. However, according to the Wii Fit, I was two pounds less than that. I kinda like the Wii Fit results better this week. Last week, I liked WW's results better.

I'm excited about the new Lose for Good initiative. Our local WW center has asked us to bring in a pound of food per pound we lose to the local center to donate to the food bank here in Fredericksburg, so I'll be doing that for sure.

And for anyone interested in joining WW, they're waiving the registration fee the next 6 weeks during the Lose for Good campaign.

Till next week...