Thursday, July 28, 2011

Success at the scale today

Today's weigh in at Weight Watchers was a bit intimidating as last week I had gained 3.6 pounds while in Chicago for two days.  Yikes!  So I was starting out this week by being in the hole.

So, I have been very conscious of what I eat as well as working hard in the garden.  Add summer heat to that and the appetite at night is pretty much gone.  This all helped me achieve a loss of 6.6 pounds this week.  That's the most I've ever lost in one week since starting.

I received my key chain and first charm for attending for 16 weeks and a sticker for having lost 10% of my total weight since beginning.  Total loss since March 31 is 19.2 pounds and I'm itching to see the first official 20 gone.

My goal had been to be 160 by my 60th birthday (on July 31st) so that's not going to be happening.  But seeing 170 on the scale was a motivator for getting into the 160's and on my way to my new goal of 150.

It doesn't seem like much each week to lose only one pound but it's still a step forward towards better health and nicer clothes.  I bought my first size 14s today at Good Will to have some summer clothes at this size.  It's an affordable method of finding clothes to wear during the journey without spending a ton of money.

Today's chores involved going to the DMV to renew my eight year driver's license.  I fixed my hair as best I could and went crazy and put on some mascara and lipstick for the photo.  I had to laugh at the stats on my drivers license.  The weight shown has been 135 pounds for many years now.

Who knows? If I can continue at five pounds a month I will be able to achieve that goal by the end of February.  All you can do is take it one day at a time

Long Live the Queen of the Scales!


  1. That's great, great news! Happy for you. Keep up the good work.

  2. Cheryl, GOOD FOR YOU! you are an inspiration! I give you a lot of credit for your hard work and dedication.