Friday, November 13, 2009

A Weight-Loss Milestone

Those of you that know me or have been following me on Twitter know that I've been on the Weight Watchers Program since early January. For the most part, the journey has been a smooth one, but as I neared the 50lb mark, I started to ease up a bit. I'd fudge on my points when tracking my food or maybe I wouldn't track some of the extra points I ate and chalk it up to having exercised that day so those points would just count against the exercise. Because of the fact that I eased up, I was near the 50lb mark twice, prior to finally reaching it. On my birthday I was 0.2 away and the next week I gained 2lbs. A few weeks later I was 0.4 away and I gained again. Last week I was 0.8 away and decided to really work hard so that I could finally hit 50lbs lost. On Saturday I did an exercise tape that I hadn't done in a long time, but I knew it targeted all of the muscle systems. On Sunday I jogged around the lake. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday are always devoted to the gym, but while I was there I made sure I gave it my all. When I went to my meeting last night, part of me knew that I had hit 50, but part of me was afraid to hope. When I stepped on the scale, there was a sharp intake of breath from my WW leader. That's how I knew I had made it! It was one of the proudest moments of my life. She told me that I was down 2.2lbs, which means I've lost a total of 51.4lbs.

One of the things that WW emphasizes is building healthy habits. Sometimes we're raised with healthy habits and pick up unhealthy ones along the way, but it's never too late to get back on track. I've always been a picky eater and there were certain vegetables that I wouldn't even try, but since I've been doing WW, I'm a bit more open to the food options that are out there. I'm almost at my goal, and once I get there, I'll let everyone know. Until then, to borrow a phrase from the 70's, I'm gonna keep on truckin'!


  1. Fantistic! The pictures really show what a wonderful job you have done. And, the story is an inspiration to everyone who has any type of goal they want to meet.

    Congratulations to you and thanks for sharing.

    And as you said yourself... Keep on truckin'!!!


  2. Wow, that's a great accomplishment:) and ya look great, too:):)

  3. WOOHOO well done Michelle - you kept at it and achieved a fantastic milestone. Not only have you shrunk but you have lost years - You look like your own younger sister!
    What a gal, what an inspiration.

  4. Well done, Helen mumsmamie on twitter Marmalades Mummy

  5. Well done SEXY LADY!!!!.....ya look terrific!!!........Loadsa SNOGS luv ya TheBruvs & MrDarcy (Big kisses from Mr Corky!!!!!)

  6. Wow, concatulations and well done, keep it up & keep it off!!! Isa xox

  7. You look amazing! Congrats on your weight loss. What a wonderful transformation both physically and mentally.

    You are truly an inspiration to many. Including me.

    Have fun shopping!


    Nancy & Dunkin