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.