Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Weigh in

I wanted to check in and say that I lost 1.6 pounds this week. I finally did it! I have been saying I am going to drink more water and I never really make good progress in that area. This week, I drank like a fish. I almost doubled the water intake of weeks prior. I am so excited. Not because it helps me lose weight...which I am sure it does...but because I followed the goal all through the week. I have had a real problem with consistency lately. So, I am excited about the weight loss, but more so that I stuck with a goal and didn't give up on it. Not that I am finished, I will be continuing this into the coming weeks.

I have lost a total of 12.8 pounds in 14 weeks. I have spent many weeks discouraged about my progress, or lack thereof. But, when I look at it as a whole, this is really what I was shooting for. When I began this, I told myself if I could lose about a pound a week I could lose about 25 pounds by the time Major Hunk comes home for R&R. That was fine with me, (it still is really)...until people around me started dropping weight like hotcakes and I got jealous. I try hard not to compare my journey to anyone else's...but it is really hard. Frankly, I am not very good at it. I guess that is why the Lord keeps bringing more weight loss people around me so I can continue to work on this. Just think, by the time I get over this comparison thing, I should have lots of healthy friends. Most excellent!

To the Amazing Racer: Thank you for taking this journey with me...in weight loss and in life. You have given me many a pep talk when I was having a pity party and you continually encourage me to make healthier choices. I am so thankful that you are with me in this. I think I may have given up without you. I appreciate your efforts and more importantly, your friendship! You are looking great. If I didn't know you, I would totally be giving you dirty looks at the mall, haha!!

3 comments:

Denise said...

Congrats, you are doing really great.

Mama Bear June said...

Congrats on losing! It is hard when others seem to do it so easily! Hang in there, you are doing a GREAT job. Good job on the water intake!
http://mamabearshealth.blogspot.com/

LessOfUs said...

You're definitely "dropping it like it's hot."
I'm beyond proud of your vulnerability during this journey. You chose to undertake an emotional road of healing and wellness during such a stressful time in life ~ as you gain these tools now, you can implement them into your adjustment with Major Hunk. I'm so excited for you. He's going to be so surprised and so proud of you, too.
You've made this journey fun. Who knew how good belly laughs were for the abs?!