At today’s Weight Watchers weigh-in, I discovered that I lost four pounds this week, which means – for the first time since I started WW several years ago – I’m down more than fifty pounds (52.6, to be exact).
The first year I joined, I had hit 46 pounds lost, but since then my weight has fluctuated up and down, up and down, never getting below my previous record. I’d lose a couple of pounds and then find them again (usually in the cushions of the couch, if you know what I mean). My own fault – I haven’t been following the program all that strictly. In particular I’ve been treating the day I weigh in as sort of an “off the clock” day, eating whatever I wanted and not tracking it. All too often, that one day turns into two or even three. Lazy.
Since just before last Thanksgiving, though, I’ve gotten more serious about it, and the pounds have been coming off again. I had eight weeks of straight losses (which included both Thanksgiving AND the Xmas holidays!), then had a big gain of 4.5 pounds in a single week. I wasn’t going to let it throw me, though, and got back on track. Finally today I cracked my previous record, and I’m so happy.
My next goal is to reach a loss of 20 percent of my starting weight (which, I’m not ashamed to reveal, was 372.4 pounds). A seventy-five-pound loss will hit the 20 percent mark and also take me under 300 pounds for the first time in decades. I’m confident I will be able to achieve it before my birthday in June.