Friday, March 30, 2012

HOW SWEET IT IS!

Today we are leaving on a weekend trip to visit the Hubs parents.   My girls are beyond excited to visit Grandma and Grandpa, and I am definitely looking forward to the time away.

HOWEVER, I have been freaking out about weighing in tomorrow after traveling in a car for 5 hours.  You see, I am a retainer...a water retainer that is.  My body LOVES to hold on to extra water and it does so in a myriad of situations:  stress, hormones, TRAVEL.  Yes, travel makes me retain water AND I was very unhappy that my weigh in was going to have to happen after a travel day.

I had resigned myself to it, however.  I told the Hubs that I was going to pack the scale and take it with us.  

I got the eye roll.

I got the REALLY exaggerated, eyes so far up in his head that I wondered if they were ever coming back out eye roll.

Apparently the Hubs thinks that bringing my scale along on a trip is a little over the top.  MEN!

He suggested that I weigh in today...which I just thought was outrageous because.  I mean, COME ON, my body needs that extra day to maximize its weight loss!  I want to give it EVERY opportunity to shed every last fraction of a pound that it can.  AND, in light of the 2 pound gain from last week, and the stumble on Sunday, I felt like I needed every extra minute possible before getting on that scale.

Here is the thing...I FEEL like I have lost weight this week.  When I look in the mirror, my face LOOKS thinner to me (I always lose weight out of my face first, and this week I have really started to notice it).  My body doesn't FEEL as heavy (that may sound strange, and it is hard to explain).  

I decided to trust the cues my body was giving me and go ahead and weigh in today.  

As I went to step on the scale I was seriously praying....please, please, please....I just want to see 406.xx come up.  That's all I am looking for.  That will take the 2 pounds I gained off AND put me just a little bit down from my weigh in 2 weeks ago.  PLEASE!!!

406....406.....406....

I kept saying it over and over again, like somehow my mind could actually manipulate the scale if I really focused hard enough.

When I stepped on, as usual, I braced myself....

403.2!!!

OH HELL YEAH!!

6.2 lbs. lost this week!

4.2 lbs. lost from my low of 407.4 2 weeks ago!

26.8 TOTAL LBS. LOST!

I am so happy right...SO HAPPY...Words cannot express how great I feel!

You guys, I am so close to breaking the 400 lbs. barrier (YES, barrier - believe me, weighing over 400 lbs is a HUGE mental and emotional barrier...far more so than the physical barriers it presents).  

I am almost there!  

I am within reach of the first MAJOR milestone in my weight loss journey!!

TARGET ACQUIRED - AIM, FIRE!!!

I am coming for you 399.xx!! I am coming for you with a vengeance!!!!

HOW SWEET IT IS!!!

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I am in tears after watching this video....What an inspiration! 
  



13 comments:

  1. WOOHOO!!! That is so AWESOME!!! I am very happy for you! Now, go enjoy your weekend trip. : )

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  2. The fact that you are not only still standing but still even trying and pressing forward after the past few weeks that you have had is a testament to how strong you are...I am so happy for you!!! Keep pressin on girl I have no doubt in your ability to do this. 

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  3. Congrats on the loss!  That is AWESOME!

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  4. That's awesome. So happy for you . . . you are right, you WILL get down to the 300's.
    Never look back! Have a nice visit with family!

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  5. That's FANTASTIC Connie!! What a great weigh in.

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  6. Trish, thank you so much!  I was pretty happy with the result...I am now convinced my body is going to mess with me while I try to get under 400!

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  7. Kara, thanks so much!  I am so looking forward to getting out of the 400's.  That '4' is such a psychological trauma...I just need to see it gone!

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  8. Thanks Katie!  I was SO not expecting it...I had a great week, but still, just wasn't expecting the that number to pop up!

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  9. Thanks Melinda!  I am keeping my fingers crossed that I will keep seeing that scale go down!

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  10. Thanks Rebs!  Hopefully I will get there before I die!

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  11. Thanks Ernie!  It was a nice way to start a long weekend!

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  12. I am new to your blog, and just wanted to say hi and congratulations! I'm currently on my journey to losing 100+ pounds, so your story is very inspirational to me!

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