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Week 4 Weigh In

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Another week down, and another pound lost. (Sounds like that song "...and deeper in debt") LOL!

Occasionally, I do get a little frustrated with these 1 lb and .5 lb weekly losses since I track every morsel that crosses my lips and every step and mile. However, I remind myself that I am rarely ever hungry, eating very healthy, and feeling great.

For those of you frustrated with slow losses, here's a recount of my journey so far:

Went on a 7-day cruise in early Sept 2010. One of my family members was visiting the photo gallery multiple times every day and buying every single picture taken of any of us. (For those of you that have cruised, you know that the ship photographers are EVERYWHERE, ALL THE TIME!) I tried as long as possible to avoid looking at any of the photos of me, but it was difficult since they were passed around our dining room table every night. By midway through the cruise, I was so disgusted by how I looked. I also realized that I had purposely been avoiding photos and mirrors for a very long time.

Four days after returning home, I rejoined Weight Watchers Online. I put it off for four days because I could not get the courage to get on the scale. I had no idea how much I weighed; I even forbid the nurse at my doctor's office from telling me when I weighed there! Finally, I did it and was horrified to see 187.5 lbs.

I had left WW approximately 8 years earlier and I recall my maintenance weight was 148. This means that I was gaining almost five pounds a year without even realizing it.

So here is a recap:
Sept 16, 2010 - 187.5
Dec 23, 2010 (joined SP) - 172
Jan 20, 2011 - 168

Four months seems like a long time, but look at the comparison. Instead of GAINING five pounds a year, I'm averaging a LOSS of about five pounds a month and THAT is my motivation for this week!

My next goal is - by this time next week, my Profile Photo will be

Thanks for reading. Have a Sparkling Day!

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