Blendergrl's Weight Loss Tracker

Thursday, August 28, 2008

WI#26 -1.2 lbs

I went to my WW meeting right after work tonight and was a little dissapointed to see a number that was a pound higher than I saw on Monday. When I stepped on the scale at home this morning it said 121.4, that makes me feel good that my hard work is paying off. I was completley on plan with my food this week and earned an astonishing (for me anyway) 29 activity points. I just looked at my tracker and saw that I am half a pound away from being halfway to the first goal I set for myself of 175lbs.

I chose 175 because for a brief time when I was 19 I lost a lot of weight, in a very unhealthy way, and that was the smallest I got before I changed that unhealthy lifestyle. To make a long story short, when I was in my second year of university I began running.. and I stopped eating! I was surviving on salad, diet coke and cigarrettes. I ate absolutely no protein and was exercising like a crazy person. This insane 'diet' I put myself on worked quickly and quickly made me very anemic and obsessive about my body and weight. I ended up in the hospital and after my family, boyfriend (now my husband) and friends figured out what I was doing they helped me see how destructive I was.

13 years of quasi-dieting and I have never been able to get back to that weight in a healthy way. Part of me always believed that it would be impossible to eat moderately, exercise moderately and still lose so I didn't bother trying very hard. So that was the ultimate goal when I started this WW escapade! I now have the knowledge, support and experience to know that I absolutely can be that size and healthy! Once I reach 175 I will re-evalute and decide if I want to lose more.


Chubby Chick said...

I crash dieted when I was 13 and got down to around 190 lbs. But I looked SICK!!! Literally SICK! I was pale, my face was way too thin... and I looked awful. I am determined to lose weight the healthy way this time, too. :)

cdndyme said...

I am so glad you had loved ones in your corner who helped you see that you being ALIVE was more important that being skinny! I'd rather be fat than dead (that's for sure).
Glad you found the healthy weight to shed the pounds. I am sure you are enjoying eating your way to thin too :-)
1.2 pounds is nothing to be ashamed of, it is 1.2 pounds closer to 175.
I am always so shocked at how close our starting points and goals are. We just started on different weeks. I would KILL to be 200 pounds again, but my official goal weight is 175 too. :-)
Who knows I might go for a clean 100 pounds and go down to 166 at that time, but I look GOOD at 175.
You are doing GREAT keep it up!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

WOW. it has been a journey & can you believe youre soclose to your 'goal'

I know this is a life long endeavor---but its still exciting!


Chrissie said...

Good job on the loss. Sorry it wasn't as much as you hoped. Sometimes I think weighing at home isn't a good idea because I did on Tuesday night and I had gained and then got to my meeting and ended up losing.