Saturday, April 18, 2009


Having spent 2 weeks in Maryland, eating out 3 meals a day and making questionable choices often, I am stunned and pleased to announce today's weigh in results as -4.4 for a total loss of 74.2 pounds! HUH!?!?

Seriously, I cannot believe it. Just like that!? It really seems like it was just that easy. So. Freakin'. Crazy!

I wasn't going to go today. I had thought that with so much dining out there was no way I could lose anything, much less the 0.2 I needed to hit 70 pounds. Two things changed my mind.

1. Yesterday, I was packing up and cleaning Tom's place in preparation for our departure. As usual, I was running around in my bare feet, and when I went to his garage, I stepped on something and it embedded itself into my foot. Well, I didn't want to walk on it and force it deeper into my foot, so I started hopping around trying to get to the stairs so I could sit and pull. As I was doing so (and I'm sure looking every bit as foolish as I felt!), my pants fell off. They fell right off! So I thought, "Hmmm, maybe I've done ok after all!"

2. This morning I woke up and put on my weigh in outfit just in case. It felt a little looser than usual, so I decided to get on Wii Fit and see what Wii Fit was saying I'd lost. If the report was good, I'd go to WW. If not, I'd have a week to work on it. Well, Wii Fit reported me as 4.2 pounds less! So I was like, "Hell yeah, I'm going!" Kissed the General good bye and off I went.

Well, when I got there, I didn't think it would be as good as Wii Fit said--after all, Wii Fit allows me to deduct the weight of my clothing. But I was counting on a couple of pounds which would easily put me into the 70's. And did I ever get it!!! I was thrilled, thrilled, thrilled! I got my 5 pound star for crossing 70 and our leader gave me a bravo for doing it under such circumstances!

This is doubly impressive because Easter is my favorite candy holiday (I love me some cream eggs and mini eggs and peanut butter eggs!) and because last night I went whole hog at the Chinese buffet before we came home. I was HUNGRY and I'd been dying for Chinese for almost a week. I even ate those horrible little sugar covered donuts.

So there you have it. I wanted to hit 75 by our anniversary on Monday, and I suspect I might do it, although WW won't see the proof of it till next Saturday. But wow! :-) 74 is an impressive number. I'm proud of myself. Thanks to all who have helped along the way!