My Progress

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Milestones and progress updates abound!

Ah, Saturday... My favorite day of the week for so many reasons. I hope I never lose the enthusiasm for weigh-in day that I've found these past few months. I still can't put my finger on why I need the meetings, but I find them really helpful. Without the meetings I don't think I could achieve the success that I do. Believe me, I wish this wasn't the case. I could save 24 bucks a month if I just did weightwatchers online. I guess part of it is the accountability and part of it is the support of the community, my sisters-in-arms that are there in the trenches, fighting the good fight with me. In truth, it's the same reason I blog and post on the WW forums.

What do I get from the meetings that I can't get from reading and posting blogs and forums? Well, for one, there's this little sucker to the right. Yep, I knew it was coming soon. I had another solid week and wound up with a 3.8 pound loss at today's weigh-in, which puts me at 76.8 lost overall. I was also happy to bring my girlfriend with me this week. She's hopping back on the wagon, and I hope she finds the success I and so many others have enjoyed with the program. Truth be told, the meeting was primarily new people. A lot of the regular (I dare not use the word "old") faces were missing this week.

Since I've passed another nice round number, I thought it'd be an appropriate time to update the progress pics.I think the pose from last time may have something to do with it, but doesn't it look like not much change from 307 to 281? No big deal, I know the changes are happening. My clothes fit much differently now than they did just a couple months ago, I'm told I haven't snored in months (and last time, alcohol was to blame), and I feel like I'm in better shape than I can remember.

Appropriately enough, I don't remember the last time I weighed this little. The last time I had any success at weight loss (and until now the most successful) I went from 315 to 285 over the course of a few months in 2002. Prior to that, my weights are kind of a blur. I either blocked them out or avoided the scale enough to not really know exactly what I weighed at any given time. I know that the last time I renewed my license, I said I weighed 280. I lied. A lot. Soon, I'll weigh less than my license says. That's pretty satisfying.

Progress so far: 76.8 pounds.


CJ said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you! That is a big milestone! Keep up the great work. Stay focused! I tend to lose my focus when I hit different milestones! Don't do that! LOL

John said...


You look AMAZING! Way to go!

Tony said...

Hey dude. I want to say congrats :). These are some great transformation pics and very inspirational. Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! You are doing AWESOME!!!!!