Discussion in 'W.I.S.H' started by pwdebbie, Jun 28, 2012.
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Just an update after WI on Sat. I'm now down 34.8 (oh WHY couldn't I have just lost that .2 this week ) . NSV: I'm a size 12 pants and dress & a size L for shirts/coat. I started at a 16/18for pants & dresses and XXL for shirt/coat.
What's funny is that being a 12, I just realized I can now officially shop in "regular" stores. Sometimes at 14 you can waver between Misses & Women's / Plus.. but not at a 12. I almost cried in the fitting rooms last night at TJ Maxx and Target...and for once it was going to be a GOOD cry. When I'm at goal I think I might be an 8. I have not been a single digit in 10 years and it was only 1 dress that was a single digit. I have to remember to be as grateful as I am right now whenever that happens.
This is something I want to pass on to everyone here to do for themselves. Every NSV or SV, shouldn't be taken lightly. FEEL GOOD ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE DOING. FEEL PROUD OF YOURSELF. BE GRATEFUL AND HAPPY YOU STARTED, and RESTARTED and even if this is your 10th or 100th time-- be proud you are headed in the right direction!
Now: Take a minute to breathe and let it sink in - just how far you have come. Share it here. Do NOT be ashamed to be proud of yourself for doing something great just for you. It's so easy to be proud of someone else. Take a minute to feel that feeling for you today.
Whether you are up .5 or whatever, remember that feeling. Remember how far you have come and STILL BE PROUD.
Some of you may not have an issue with doing this but I was raised not to be proud of myself- weird, right? It was bragging, being too full of oneself--always something negative. I'm not saying I'm screaming "I'm AWESOME!" from the rooftops every morning... but I think I deserve to be proud every once in awhile and I know all of you here do too. So if you were raised like I was-- I am giving you permission to be proud of yourself. My WW leader & my husband have given me permission to be as well so I figured I'd pass it on.
Thanks for listening to my little rant. I am so grateful I have you all here to write to
Congratulations -- you'll hit the 35 mark next week!
I liked what you've said -- I put my weight loss in perspective for my husband -- I've lost 37.2 lbs, which was nearly the same as my suitcase that I packed for my trip last week (he brought it downstairs and put it in the cab for me). His eyes got really wide!
Hear, hear! Not a rant at all! Words to live by and to be inspired by. Thanks Christina
That's amazing! I never thought of it that way before. To think how heavy those suitcases feel lugging them in and out of the car too! You have to feel so much lighter just thinking about it! Awesome job! Congrats!!
Very much a lurker but wanted to comment...
Wonderful post...love love LOVE the bolded part. Thanks for this!
LOL That is a GREAT way to think of it!
Like I said, I always lurk on this thread...you all are so inspiring and are doing a wonderful job. Keep it up!
WI today. Same as last week. Could have been a lot worse.
DH helped me hide DD's birthday cake. The big day is tomorrow, but we had cake yesterday. There is lots left and it was sitting on the counter taunting me. DH helped me find room in the cupboard and it is no longer taunting me! Well it is still calling my name, but it is muffled nicely. WI is still a couple of days away. I appreciate DH supporting me!
Christina, I agree! I wasn't raised to not talk myself up, but of course there are times and places for it. And THIS is a place for it, along with at weighin and on the WW boards. And if someone asks about your loss or compliments you. Those are the times to really own it. Oh, and when you're at home and you catch a glimpse of your back, or the side of your thigh, or that you don't shriek when you accidentally look in the mirror...heck, that you *purposely* look in the mirror... Those are the times to be really proud!
That said...I cannot believe how my thighs are changing with my jogging! I tried to not notice the changes while they were getting bigger, but I really can't help but notice them as they get smaller.
That is a GREAT way to think of it, and pretty shocking! To think that we were carrying that weight around on our bodies...wow.
I had to go with cupcakes for my b'day last week. I was tempted at the last minute by the devil's food cake, and worse, the tall devil's food cake, but got the cupcakes instead (devil's food). For anyone in Seattle, this was at the PCC co-op, where they have the BEST devil's food cupcakes and chocolate buttercream frosting *anywhere*. We made the special trip up to Seattle just for the treats! So good. And without large amounts of cake sitting around after.
I'm down 1 pound this week, 79.8 overall! Almost to 80!
You go girl!
That's awesome! It's those times when you notice those changes that really help keep you going
Woohoo! You ROCK!
Sandi! You look so much better than that cake could possibly taste!
Awwww. Jessie, you're so sweet.
My aunt made the cake from scratch. It's peppermint, DD's favorite, with pink buttercream icing. With MSU dairy store vanilla ice cream, it really can't be beat. Good thing I'm at my office now and far, far away from the cupboard!
DD turned 18 today. I can't believe how fast that time went.
Keahgirl -- Wow! 80 is just one trip to the bathroom away!
I went early today -- and thought that since I was going in the morning I would have a better loss than I usually do (I usually go to a 5:30 pm meeting). Well, that sure wasn't the case. Down .4 today. Also hit 32 weeks today. And I am finally under 200, officially Onederland.
I did have a put-a-big-grin-on-my-face moment. Last week I realized that I did not have a single pair of black pants to wear for this winter. So I went shopping today. In March I was wearing tight 22s. In the beginning of the summer I bought one pair of shorts, size 18, that I really thought I should have gotten in a 16 because they seem to have been cut so big. And I've been wearing hand-me-down jeans in size 16. But I honestly thought 18 was a better size for me. So I went into the dressing room with four pair of size 18 black pants -- all TOO BIG! Swapped them for 16s and bought one pair, the only pair that was short enough for me. Size 16 -- I cannot remember wearing a size 16 for at least 25 years! Back in the 80s might have been the last time I wore 16s. Woo-Hoo!
Awesome!!!!! How great is that???!!!! You're doing wonderfully!
Amazing! So glad for you...you should be proud and celebrate!!!
This sounds really good! Is it the one on the weight watchers site?
I once walked around the grocery store with a friend of mine who was trying to lose weight (back in my thinner days) we went to the baking section and lifted bags of flour and sugar to see what a poi8nd, 5 pounds and 10 pounds felt like. Perspective is always a powerful thing!
That sweet victory will be here soon....but remember the .2 to get to 79.8 are just as important as the .2 needed to get 80!
Congrats to everyone this week!!!!
Just back from WDW!
I did some things really well, and some things not so well. When I got on the scale this morning I was up 3 pounds. The big difference this time, is I got right back on the horse this morning and did not let it affect me mentally.
I have two days til weigh in. I'm not sure what it will bring, but I do think that I will have lost a little bit of that three pounds. Staying at my daily points minimum AND drinking plenty of fluids.
On a non WW related note: I was able to score an AP preview to Fantasyland when we go back in November!!!
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