GOAL!

if i tried to count the number of times i have started and stopped weight watchers in my lifetime, i would have to use both hands.  each time, my success has been directly proportional to the amount of effort i’ve put in…funny how that works.  well, six months ago i recommitted.  i realized that when i would look in the mirror and comment on how fat i was, michael was still saying things like, “but you just had a baby.”  lucy was 18 months old when i started ww.  she was certainly not a baby, and i most certainly had not just had her.  but michael was a good husband, so he indulged me a little bit.

when i walked through the doors of my first ww meeting, i felt sick.  sure, i had two babies to show for my massive weight gain, but it was still embarrassing to walk through the doors.  walking through the doors was admitting that i couldn’t do it on my own.  i’d been trying for 18 months, to no avail.  i needed help.  at least i knew where to go to get it.

i weighted 203.4 pounds that day.  a number that i promised myself i would never have to see again.  and i looked something like this:

it was definitely time for a change.  and i was finally ready.  so, after 6 months of counting points, going to meetings, and trying to make better choices, i finally reached my goal weight on tuesday night.  now begins a period of maintenance, which will hopefully teach me how to maintain a weight rather than losing or, god forbid, gaining.  one thing i know for sure is that i will never, ever see the number 203.4 again when stepping on the scale.  and knowing that feels amazing.

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5 thoughts on “GOAL!

  1. Judi

    Congratulations on reaching your goal. You’ve always looked so pretty, but I’m sure this achievement will make you glow, knowing you’ve done something so good for yourself and your sweet family.

    Reply
  2. Lynn

    I was looking at your new family photos on FB this weekend and thinking that I needed to tell you that you looked GREAT!

    Reply

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