Monday, May 16, 2011

"W" Is for Weight Loss

I know. That's a lame title for a blog post but I'm scrambling to catch up with my challenge commitments so it’s the best I can do!

If you've been following for a while now, you know my weight loss plan has hit a few bumps in the road. I waver between being disappointed with my s-l-o-w progress and being determined to stick with it. Today is a determined-kind-of-day.

Saturday, when I last weighed myself, I was a new low - 244.9. That's still a very unhealthy number but it was exciting to me. It's been more than 2 years since I was at a number like that, having peaked at 267 in December of 2009. So even though it coming off painfully slow, I remind myself that I am indeed down a smidge over 22 lbs. and that is encouraging.

I am not perfect, no matter what plan I follow or what strategy I employ. I wander off and indulge when I shouldn't, scold myself and keep getting back up on the wagon. I figure as long as I keep getting back on, and as long as the weight continues to edge downward, I'm doing ok. As my supportive husband likes to tell me, I didn't gain the weight all in one year - I can't expect it to come off all in one year either.

I have accepted the way this works for me and I feel so much less pressure for doing so. I'm sure I'll still have days where I get down on myself for over-indulging but by and large, I like myself and the path I'm on. So I'll keep pursuing my weight loss dreams. Someday I will get there.


Kyra Lennon said...

Congratulations on the weight loss so far! It's great that you have come so far, and it will be better for you to take your time and not put too much pressure on yourself. I am sure you will reach your goal weight with this kind of determination!

Cyndi said...

I read an article in a medical trade mag (It may have been JAMA) that even a 7lb loss has dramatic health have lost three times that! You are now three times healthier than you were before...keep up the good work, but pat yourself on the back for what you have already accomplished!

Joanne said...

we are our harshest critic. In my case I see the glass as half empty when it comes to my weight loss. I have to keep on track and push "stinkin' thinkin' " to the side. Blessings, Joanne

PK said...

Congrats, Theresa! Just keep on, keepin' on. :) You're doing well.

Sandy said...

Me making my rounds, got one more blog post to write and schedule and I'll be done with z-a...good luck with your challenges, both weight wise and blogging wise.

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