Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Out of the Closet.

It's so cold here that I had to get out my winter clothes.  The last I wore them was probably in April.  I had several storage boxes full of things I wore last winter.  When I took them out of the closet they looked so big.  I tried a lot of the stuff on and I was swimming in them.  The pants are size 12/14 and I am now wearing an 8.  The tops were mixed between XXL and XL.  I am now wearing a M in tops. I now have a BIG pile of clothes that I will be putting on freecycle, plus I have a lot more to try on.  I have mixed feeling about this.  There's a lot of cute things that I really liked to wear that are now too big and looks funny on me.  I also have a lot of shopping to do if I plan on having anything to wear this winter.

I have an outdoor wedding to go to on Saturday.  I was planning on wearing the outfit I wore to my nephews outdoors wedding I went to on a cold June evening.  I guess I'd better try it on and may sure I still look OK in it. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Today was another weigh-in.

I didn't know what to expect at weigh-in this morning.  It's getting colder her in NE Ohio, so I ended up wearing my long pants, instead of my think capris.  My thought was that this would probably make me show a gain.  Changing the clothes you wear for the season is a scary thing when you are weighing in.  When I stepped on the scale at my meeting I was down another .2 this week.  That make a total of 52.8 pounds lost so far.  My leader asked if I wanted to change my goal.  She said I didn't have to, but we knew that 145 was no longer a realistic goal for me.  I told her I wasn't sure what I wanted it to be and that I would have to think hard this week about that.  I am at 133.8 now.  Am I being unfair to myself to make it 140 and still have such a big gap from my goal and actual weight?  I don't know.  I don't want to make it too low and then have to worry about it every week.  I know that I only have to really worry about it on the first weigh-in of the month since that is the only on that really counts for my lifetime status.  The holidays are just around the corner and even though I don't plan on going crazy with the eating it would be nice to not have to watch what I eat so closely.  I guess I'm going to see what happens this week and see what the scale says next week.  Maybe I'll be really brave and say my new goal will be 135.

This week's Weight Watchers meeting was about setting goals.  There is 8 weeks until Thanksgiving and if you lose just 1/2 pound each week you would be 16 pounds smaller when you sit down at the Thanksgiving dinner table.  1/2 pound is very doable.  I'm going to try and do this challenge and see how much smaller I can get in 8 weeks.  I don't think I will be able to lose a 1/2 pound each week, but as long as I'm losing something each week I will be happy.  Even .2 would put me down another 1.6 pounds and I would weight at 132.2  That would be 2.4 from my new all time goal of 129.8  Do you think I could actually get into the 120s by the new year?  That would be my anniversary of getting to goal again. OMG, I just might make it.  I sure am going to try.

Next week will be measurement time again.  I can really see a difference now when I look in the mirror.  I'm still working on my waistline (muffin top) but it is a lot smaller than it was.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I'm Back!!

It's been a very long time since I've been here to post.  To refresh everyone's memory.  I made goal in January 2011.  It took me a year to make it to goal.  I set mini goals to help me get there.  I lost a little and gained a little, but I never gave up.  I went to my Weight Watchers meeting every week no matter what I thought the scale would say.  After I made goal I wanted to continue losing if possible.  I am happy to say that as of Monday's weigh in I am not down 52.6 pounds. That is 11 pounds under my goal weight.  I guess it's time to set a new WW goal, but what should I make it?  I wouldn't mind losing more weight.  I have set a mini goal to get into the 120's  I don't care if it's only 129.8.  This would be awesome.  I really don't care how long it takes to get there.

Now on to my measurements.  These are total inches lost since I rejoined WW in Dec. 2010.
Arms: down 2"
Hips: down 8"
Bust: down 7"
Waist: down 10.5"
Thighs: down 5"
When I started out in December 2010 I was unable to even wear my size 14 jeans.  I am now into a size 10 and they are NOT tight.  I am actually wearing size 6/8 capris from Walmart and they are loose.  I am going to go clothes shopping for winter things and will see what sizes I fit into.

I still see that FAT girl sometimes when I look in the mirror.  It's very hard to get the mindset that I've lost 52 pounds.  I see the difference when I see photos of myself.  This is going to be the hardest part of my journey.  I just want to see what everyone else sees when I look at myself.