Thursday, April 16, 2009

12 weeks

It took 12 weeks but, I FINALLY lost 10 lbs! I stayed the same weight for 4 weeks in a row. Clearly, I was not working super hard at following the program, but, I was relieved that I maintained and did not gain anything back...but, staying at 9lbs. for that long was a killer! According to Weight Watchers, I am in a healthy weight range for my height. WOOHOO! I would like to loose another 10...the eating is under control. It does take some planning and preparation...some where along the way, I realized I was worth the planning and prep. I deserved to take the time to make myself a salad for lunch, sit and enjoy it Instead of just slapping some peanut butter and jelly on bread on the fly. To get those other 10 off, I really need to kick things up a notch...like getting to the gym and now that the weather is getting nicer get out and run. I constructed a reward system when I started back in January for every 5 lbs lost ...10 lbs = beautiful bunch of flowers from my favorite flower shop. Which I will pick up on Monday, because I am headed to the shore tonight for the weekend...you guessed it...to work on the beach house. MBM will bring the girls tomorrow after school...so, it will be my pup and I tonight and most of tomorrow painting and scrubbing...

8 comments:

dmmlandcruiser said...

Great Job! I am glad to see that you are thinking about yourself! It is not easy to manage everything you do and remember to take care of yourself! Have fun at the beach!

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

Woot! Woot! Great job on all of your hard work - I certainly know how rewarding it can be!

Enjoy your beautiful flowers, that is a perfect reward.

e.m. said...

Congratulations!! I, too, have started the WW way. I am glad to hear that it works!!

Girl with the Curlz said...

Congrats on your weight loss!!! I love the flower reward idea. Have a wonderful weekend I hope you are able to get lots done at the beach house.

Linda

Preppy Sue said...

Congrats, that takes a lot of hard work and will power!

Kristin said...

Congratulations! That is fantastic! I have read you for a while, but I'm not sure if I've commented. I actually was inspired by your post when you started WW, and I joined online. It was JUST what I needed. I don't have a ton to lose, but was seeing the lbs creep on slowly. Now I feel so much more in control - thanks for your inspiration! And great job!

melissa said...

A big congrats to you, H!! You must feel so good -enjoy those floweres :)

melissa

Cloggsy said...

Congratulations! I know how it feels to be "stuck" and making the breakthrough is the best feeling!