Saturday, March 10, 2012



That is what the scale said this morning when I stepped on.


That is a loss this week of

 7.6 lbs

Total weight lost is

17.8 lbs 

To say that I feel relieved that the nasty plateau I have been on has broken would be an understatement.

The anticipation of this weigh in was overwhelming. I did not think I could take another disappointment on the scale.  Last night I woke up several times.  I had butterflies.  I had weird, freaky dreams...I mean WEIRD FREAKY DREAMS.  Finally, at 7:00 am I woke my husband up so we could get the weigh in over with.  I made him weigh in first - he lost 4.2 lbs - pretty impressive - and a hard act to follow. 

It was my turn.  I stood there for a minute, mentally preparing myself for whatever happened,  and then I took the plunge.  When I saw the number flash up I thought it was a mistake.  I got off, repositioned the scale and weighed again.  SAME RESULT. 

 It was true!   

 Does my craziness regarding weigh in seem to indicate I have a problem - probably - but this morning I could care less.

I am so happy to see progress, have whittled 265 down to  247.2.


Thanks to all of you who have encouraged me through the very difficult last couple of weeks.  Honestly, it has made such a difference to have a cheering section, to get advice...and just simply to have you all say "I know you can do it".



  1. Congrats on the excellent loss:)

  2. WOO HOO!!! That's an awesome loss, so nice to have a proper reflection of all your hard work! ♥ Keep up the great work :)

  3. WOOHOO!!! That's awesome Connie!!! : D I am so happy for you...I mean SERIOUSLY happy!!! lol I may be a little weird, but my face lit up when I saw that weight loss!!! You go girl!!! Keep up the awesome work!!!

  4. Thank you so much! It feels good! I am so happy about it! Can’t wait to celebrate your next weight loss.

  5. Mary, It was a MAJOR relief. I’m sure I’ll have more plateaus, but breaking this one felt SWEET! Thank you so much for your support!

  6. So happy for you!!! I love your strength and admire your hard work. You are AMAZING!

  7. Awesome, congratulations! You've worked hard for that loss - all the exercise has paid off, well done :) 

    We know you can do it, now you need to believe it too :)

  8. Way to go girl!! I just found your blog, looking forward to supporting you on your journey:)

  9. Dear Connie,
    I have been trying to contact you privately but I can't figure out how.  I really want to help you.  I am a NIH Certified Health and weight loss coach.  When I saw your CJane comment I felt a little emotional.  For free I could give you a health assessment and some encouragement: )  I have had several clients lose more than 100 pounds and I would love to support you to your goal.  You are amazing.  I don't blog these days, but I did blog my journey at (so you can see I'm for real: ) and you can check out my site at  e-mail me or just call me 541-936-2565.  You have a journey ahead of you, but you will reach your destination.  I hope you can reach out for me, I would love to take your hand.

  10. Hi Connie.  My name is Wendy.  I just found your blog via CJane's.  I wanted to say thank you for sharing your journey with us.  I have over 100 lbs. to lose.  I started walking with a friend this week.  I haven't exercised in probably over a year and I thought my heart was going to beat out of my chest but it didn't and I survived and actually felt really good afterwards.  I'm going to meet my friend again tomorrow for another walk.  We're starting off easy and taking if from there.  I've also been thinking about joining WW online.  I feel like that has been the best food plan for me.  Years ago, I was a member of OA.  It truly changed my life.  My food plan was WW and many OA members frowned upon it but that was what worked for me.  I lost a little over 20 lbs. in about three months and I felt fantastic.  Then, I just quit.  I swear sometimes I'm addicted to feeling bad about myself.  I've grown and changed so much since then and I'm looking at this as being healthy.  It's nice to look good but I'm at the point where I want to feel good. 

    I look forward to following your journey and reading your past posts.  You are not alone in this battle to get healthy and I commend you from the bottom of my heart for beginning this journey to change your life.  One Day at a Time.  : )

    ~ Wendy

  11. AWESOME!!!  I wanted to mention to you earlier but I forgot!  I watched a program about weight loss once and it talked about plateaus.  They explained how your body adjusts to a particular weight and it's really tough to break past certain points.  I found that to be particularly true for me, both when I lost weight before and again now that I'm trying once more.  I hit several plateaus over my 35 pound loss.  Some lasted as long as 3 weeks.  Your body wants to remain as it is.  It's a survival feature.  But if you continue to eat correctly and especially if you continue to exercise, your body will realize that it's okay to let some of that excess fat go.  It just needs to readjust to your new weight and then your body will cooperate again!  I've been eating right and exercising 5 days a week for 6 weeks now and haven't lost a single pound.  I'm blaming my stupid birth control pills, but I also know that my body has adjusted to this weight.  I've been this weight for over a year now and I barely fluctuate more than 1-2 pounds either direction.  The good news is (at least it was true for me) that the same was true when I finally hit my target weight.  If I ate poorly for a day or two I would only gain a minimal amount and it was easy to loose that pound or two I had gained.  My body wanted to stay at that weight also and as long as I wasn't abusive of it, my body was really working with me.  Obviously I had to make good choices MOST of the time, but an indulgence every once in a while didn't seem to be an issue.  Of course, I needed to stay at that weight for quite a while for my body to really adjust to it and want to be that weight.  

    I guess long story short....expect plateaus... they will come....but you absolutely can break through them with your continued efforts.  Don't let them get you discouraged.  It's totally normal!

    Also, I finally got my Cuisine Lite cookbooks and have already tried 4 recipes....3 of which I totally love!  Great buy and fantastic food!  And bonus....all dishes under 400 calories!