First off, I apologize for the lack of posts this past week. I’ve been fighting a bad attitude for the last few days as the hits keep coming on in. Plus I had copyedits to get back on Vicki – but yay, that means she’s almost ready for you!
Memory is a funny thing. I’m an avoider. For many years we didn’t even have a scale. I didn’t want to know how bad it was. So for me to come up with milestones as I lose weight this time around is kind of hard. I don’t really know because we didn’t have a scale. I have to try and piece my memory together from events, like when I had a kid, etc. And my memory isn’t the greatest.
I’d set my goal months ago to be what I believed to be VFT – the lowest weight I had achieved through dieting in recent memory (10-15 years) and had never been able to attain again. This was supposed to be the weight I was after a stint of Weight Watchers at work right after Princess (the first) was born. However, I’m pretty sure my memory is way off – by at least 10 pounds. Because I’m wearing sizes now that I couldn’t then.
Of course Power 90 has been helping reshape my body tremendously – so that’s part of the difference. But I’m pretty sure I hit VFT a month or more ago. That wasn’t the “goal” weight that I’d set for this milestone, so I kept plugging away.
I hit that goal this morning, bringing my total lost to 73.6 pounds. I know for a fact I haven’t been at this weight in at least 13 years, but it’s probably closer to 15 years.
Now I’m getting to the embarassing level of weight loss. People are like WOW! And then they say how much more are you going to lose? It’s hard to admit that I’m only half way there. It becomes clearer how big I’d let myself get.
However, I’m feeling really really good now. I’m doing things I never did before. Whatever I lose from here will just help me feel even better. The closer I get to my goal, the slower it’s going to go. If I lose just 25 more, I’d be pretty darned ecstatic. That’d put me down to a weight that I probably had in Texas between 1992-1994. 25 more from there would put me at my undergrad weight (1988-1992). Any more than that will put me in the high school range.
Seriously, WW, is it possible to weigh what I did in high school? At that point, I may have to get a doctor to assign me a new goal weight. I really don’t see weighing what I did at 18 again. I’ve had 3 kids since then and I’m just a few years older.
My next goal is mini – just to get me down inside the next decade. From there, I’ll go in 10 pound increments. If I can hit the 100 lb mark by Christmas, I’d be pretty darned happy!