I knew today would be the day! I knew it last night before I went to bed; I think I even knew it when I weighed in yesterday morning. And I couldn’t wait to come on here and shout it from my metaphorical online rooftop:
I WEIGH 199.6 POUNDS!!!!!
There is no more - and there never again will be - a ‘2’ starting off my weight! I have never been in the one hundreds in my 30’s and was only in them for a very short time in my 20’s, but I am there now! I can rest assured that I weigh less than most of my male friends and even less than a couple of the females I know. I will never again walk into a room and wonder if – and then know that – I am the larger person in it! I will never again weigh over two hundred pounds!!!
It’s so funny to think about how this latest stretch of this journey unfolded. During my last weigh-in I was so sure that I would be in this new weight category that I actually wrote the post the evening before with both a ‘no’ ending and a ‘yes’ ending, but I did so feeling certain that I would be using the latter. The following Sunday I was sad to see the scale go up too as I had shifted my thoughts to believe that would be the day instead. Even before my weigh-in, on Friday, I was so confident that I would break the barrier a day early that I seriously debated not weighing that morning to allow myself the pleasure of being able to see and record the significant number for the first time on my official weigh-in day. Well, we all know how each of those endeavors turned out!
But today it finally happened! Apparently, sometimes the body will simply do what it’s going to do. Fortunately, it is finally doing the the thing that I have been hoping to note for about a week now!
I spent a bit longer in this last ‘decade’ of weight than I did in any of the others since beginning to walk this path to better health. It was definitely the one that I have felt like I worked the hardest within. I do think that there was a tiny voice inside of me warning me about the scary, unfamiliar territory which I was about to enter, and I believe that it is possible that it held me back just the tiniest bit. The thing is though that I paid very close attention to the writings of other bloggers on this topic; I was prepared. Overall, I just ignored that voice to the best of my ability and remained focus on the goal - both my long term one and the efforts required to simply move past the two hundred mark.
As I slide over this important threshold I know that this is still just the beginning for me. There is a lot of ground left to cover and I am excited to get going! I now have under fifty pounds left to lose until I reach my official goal - wow, I just realized that! Woo hoo! This new number also means that my ‘secret’ goal of weighing half what I started out at is now at it’s midway point; I have successfully lost more than sixty-six pounds!
There is no time for sitting back and resting because of the progress I have made. There is a lot left to do and I am more determined than ever to get started on the next leg of this journey. There may not be any snow on the ground just yet, but - with the consistently cold weather and fast approaching holiday season - I feel pretty good saying that today is the perfect day for continuing along this path by taking a nice long walk in my own personal winter onederland!