Saturday, August 14, 2010

Weigh-In For Week 53

The past seven days I have been up, down, and all around on the scale. I started out the week with an official weigh-in of 153.8, but some anxiety about the anniversary of this journey saw me top out at 156.6. After a much needed session with my self-preservation kit and some time to sort through a lot of thoughts and feelings, I decided to invest some time in creating a photo presentation to celebrate how far I have come in one year. And with such reflection of where I was, what I have been through, and where I am right now, the weight started to come off again. I woke up on August 12, 2010 weighing 154.4: Exactly 100.2 pounds lighter than I was one year before. And today, I am 152.8 for a grand total of one pound lost since last week’s weigh-in.

There are highs and lows in every journey and sometimes they tend to happen within a relatively short time span. Right now, I am just feeling lucky – lucky to be where I am and lucky to be who I am. I think that holds a lot more weight than one little pound.


  1. That's awesome. I self-sabotage too. Glad to see you are back on track. :)

  2. You're journey and spirit through it are both incredibly inspiring.
    Thank you for sharing the video/photo presentation. You've given me a boost of strength to stay focused on my own journey (thank you!).
    I'll be checking back in for the much needed and helpful words of encouragement.

  3. congratulations! One hundred pounds! Woohoo, you.

    People say that pateaus happen because our bodies need time to adjust to the new weight.

    I think that our emotions/brains/sense of ourselves needs time to adjust once in a while, too. A space in time to absorb our new look--our new thoughts--our new mindset--the new us. Sometimes we need a pause to absorb us.

    It seems to me that after 100 pounds down the road, it was time for that pause.

    Personally, I am having a digging in my heels, not moving forward, circling the runway, freak out time at 170--after only 50 pounds. Not 100. sigh. I like the number at your "pause that refreshes" better. :}

    You done good.


  4. Just saw your video of pictures. Wow!! You are absolutely beautiful and SO happy. That's the best gift! Congratulations...

  5. As usual, you all leave such amazing comments! Thank you for everything!

    Deb, I think you are right and I KNOW that I am lucky that it didn't happen until recently. Here's to getting over the plateau with a healthier mindset! :)