Sunday, May 29, 2011

3 way mirrors don't lie and my weigh in day

I did a lot of clothes shopping this past week.  I would just like to say, 3 way mirrors don't lie.  Don't get me wrong I am happy with my success so far!  That being said, I have a long way to go.  I learned that I am NOT a size 14 yet.  I am a solid 16.  The size thing drives me CRAZY!!  It really depends on the brand.  It's funny though, I have been feeling pretty cocky about my svelte new body so imagine my shock when one of the ever-so-helpful store clerks mentioned my "trouble areas"!  Trouble areas?  The nerve!  I'm really just joking here because I know I have them and frankly I will still have them when I get to my goal weight.  In the poor lady's defense she was only trying to help.  We talked about our body image in our WW meeting this week.  It's really all about becoming happy and at peace with our bodies.  In the quote from the weekly WW newsletter "losing weight makes you look good in clothes, exercising makes you look good naked".  I had to agree with this of course but also that the end result (after we reach goal weight) may not be a perfect body and we have to be OK with this.  Weigh in was great!  I am down 2.2 lbs this week for a total of 27.6 lbs!!  I am so happy and it's been a steady decrease ever since I started this journey in January.  My son's Grade 12 Graduation was last night.  It was very nice and he looked so handsome.  Pics to follow!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Weigh in.....small steps lead to success!

I weighed in yesterday (Friday) and I'm down 0.8 lb.  Not a huge loss, but that is just fine with me.  I was able to make the 25 lb mark and get my reward!  I am going shopping with my niece on Monday (it's a holiday here in Canada!) to find a dress to wear to my youngest son's High School Graduation next Saturday (how did that happen so fast??).  I will be sure and post some pics of us all dressed up!  OK here's some pics, the first one was taken April 10th so over a month ago but it does show my progress.  The other one is my key chain and my jeans!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Size 14!!

I have been struggling this week.  Not with food choices, or exercise those things are going right on target.  My mood has been a bit down.  You know the feeling that it's not going fast enough, or I want to be thin and fit NOW not next year!!  Of course those aren't realistic thoughts but I can't help it.  Last night I went through the bags of clothes that my sister gave me a few months ago.  To my surprise there was quite a few things that fit me!  I tried lots of capri pants on and jeans in size 16, then I thought what the heck I'll try on the 14's.......they FIT ME!!  I am now wearing a pair of size 14 jeans.  It was just what I needed to get out of my funk, and what a great way to show myself the progress I've made so far.  I wore those jeans to work and I could just feel my mood was lifted.  Now I need to pack up all my 2X and size 18 clothes that are too big.  Time to make room in my closet for all the "new to me" clothes that now fit!  Yay me :-)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Weigh in and deep thoughts!

I haven't been posting much because I've been really busy lately!  It's a good thing really.  Weighed in on Friday although I couldn't stay for the meeting.  I lost 1.2 lb this week!  It's going in the right direction, even if it's going slowly.  Slow and steady wins the race, right?  So hopefully next week I will get another 5 lb star (sticker for my book) and a 25 lb charm for my key chain!  I was looking at my BMI this week and wondering how many pounds I need to lose before I am actually out of the obese category.  So it's about 7 pounds.  That is another mini goal.  I can't believe I will actually be excited to be "overweight", but I will be very glad to be out of the "obese" class.  I have always hated that word.  Yes it's true, I can't wait to be just overweight!!  Someday in the distant future soon I hope to be in the "normal weight" BMI class.  One day at a time, one pound at a time......

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Weigh in

I'm down another pound this week!  Happy with that number because last week was a big loss.  I also got my "clapping hands" charm for staying with the program for 16 consecutive weeks.

So hopefully next week I will get another 5 lb star (sticker) and a 25 lb charm to put on my key chain!  I am just eating this stuff up!!  It's so motivational.  Weight Watchers I have to give you credit for having a great program to follow and lots of motivational incentives.  The stickers and charms are awesome.  Love it.  Here's to another week of seeing the numbers going down!