7.29.2008

HYC Check In

Well Tuesday morning has greeted me in a significant way. Today is literally the 2 year anniversary of my first weigh-in. July 27, 2006, I was 285.5 pounds. I had decided the week before that I would commit to putting my weight on the Internet with Mel and her Diet Naked Team. 2 years later, I'm down 62 pounds. Not where I thought I would be, of course. I thought I would be one of those gals on the cover of People magazine touting "I lost over 100 pounds with diet and exercise, look at me now!" It is obviously not the fastest weight loss on record, but I'm proud of the permanent changes I have made in my life.

Seeing this number on the scale hurt this morning. 228.2. Ouch. I was only 223.8 on Friday, so my indulgent weekend had quite an effect. Now I have 8.2 pounds worth of motivation to get back to my 70 pound mark. It is really hard to be back here, to be positive and not throw in the towel. But I am being honest here, and that's what the scale saw today, ugly as it is. Thanks for the reminder, universe, that I gain weight instantly if I go off plan. I hear you. I'm back to strict portioning!

So for this week, my meals are planned, exercise is back on the menu, and dedication is off the charts. I swear.

8 comments:

Mama Bear June said...

Congrats on being honest and checking in. I know your determination will have you back down in no time. I had a gain with traveling, too. I find it gets easier to get back on track when we have established those good habits for a while, even if we have a bad spot now and then. Hang in there, I know you'll do it!
Path to Health

Twix said...

The universe is like that! I have faith you'll get back to where you were and then some!!

Congrats on the 62 pounds down!! It may not be the fastest or the largest but it's yours. And that you can be proud of! High five!!

Have a famtastic week! :D

Cammy said...

The good news is that you know you can take it back off! I'll get my pom-poms out! :)

Heather said...

wow we have a lot in common right now! Im coming up on my year anniversary and after my vacation....am also up on the scale. but its ok, we will get that extra weight off! it happens to the best of us and I know you have the motivation to get back on track.

Kate said...

You can do it! I have faith in you!

~Kate
Fabulous @ 50

Irish Mom said...

60 pounds is awesome!! I hear ya on the gain, I've been gaining/losing the same few pounds for quite some times. UGH!! Sounds like you are back on track though!!

dadivastreet said...

I've been there too. The important thing is that you're back on track. Your loss thus far is awesome!

Michelle said...

I was having very similar thoughts recently, especially when it seems to take forever to lose the weight. I was thinking about this when I was at the gym, "Why can't I lose it all in a few months?" And I think many people have this notion when they join the gym, is that this can be done rather quickly. But y'know what, I rather take my sweet time knowing these are lifestyle changes...something that will be changed forever rather than a modification I put into affect for a couple of months. Yes...I much rather have that lifestyle change.