Saturday, March 24, 2007

50 Pounds

Friday morning was probably one of the happiest days of my life. I stepped up on the scale at my morning Weight Watchers meeting, just like I do every Friday morning. The scale God was in my favor because he saw fit to let me lose those last two pounds I needed so very badly to get me to my next big milestone in my weight loss efforts.


I have officially lost 50 pounds total doing this program. I was so happy after I realized that I had hit that milestone, I almost started crying!!! I called my Mom and Dad and just about started crying to them too! My Dad was so cool he told me he would buy me a present. Not an expensive one, he had to point out, but a present none-the-less!!! I sent text messages out to all my siblings, a couple of friends, and I called a couple of others too. I tell you what, I was so excited I couldn't keep it in for nothing!!!

Some might say it is too expensive (about $12/week) and they can't afford it. I say how can you afford NOT to? I understand that finances are tight sometimes. Believe me, I get it. I guess I am just so happy that I finally have something that has helped open my eyes to some of my poor habits. Whether it be my exercise program (or lack thereof) or my food habits, my world will never be the same again.

I still go out to eat too, that is another thing. I can eat what I want (in moderation) I just have to account for it, and I am just a lot smarter of my choices. I have battled with my weight for some time now, but especially these last few years since my mission. Culinary school didn't help matters at all either! Even though I am a bit ashamed to admit it, I hit the scales at just over 200 lbs when I finished the program.

My Mom had done the W.W. program years ago, and decided a year ago last October that she was going to just go join and get the new info, etc. The idea behind it, was that she would go get all of the information, and I would just follow the program along with her. I never did. I soon was told that I was going to join, and that my Dad was going to start me off by paying for the first little bit. I think it was basically an intervention from my entire family.

I officially joined W.W. in January of last year. I have learned so much, and have grown a lot in just confidence if nothing else ever since. I am not going to tell you it is the easiest thing I have ever done. It has been one of the hardest, but it has also been one of the best things I have ever done in my life. I've never felt better!!!

This is not one of those "quick fix" diet plans that you lost tons in no time at all, but then when you "go off" your diet, the weight comes back with a few friends along the way. This has been a lifestyle change, and will influence the way I look at life, just as much as it will influence the way I look at food.

Now let's all root for these last 15 or so pounds that I may earn my lifetime award and will get to go to W.W. for free for as long as I am maintaining my goal weight.
Thanks for all of your support. I couldn't have done this without you!!!


Kristeee said...

Freakin' awesome! I am so proud of you! You totally inspired me - I joined because of you and have lost 20 pounds myself so far. It's such a great feeling - I bought jeans today and bought a size smaller and felt so proud. 50 pounds is such a great accomplishment - that represents a ton of exercise, both physically and mentally. Good job!!

QueenMeadow said...


Keep up the fabulous work and you'll be at your goal in no time :)

kristen said...

That's freakin' awesome (oh shoot, kristeee already used that term). 3 cheers for Foodie!!

We should celebrate!

foodie said...

Kristeee-Isn't that the greatest feeling in the world when you try on the smaller size and THEY FIT!!! I just went on a shopping spree last week, and fit into the smaller size. I was beaming with happiness all day long!

Queenie Meadow-I will never be a marathon runner such as yourself, but I do try!!!

Kristen-I am always up for partying! Woo Hoo!!! ::song:: "CEL-E-BRATE good times, COME ON!"

Birdee said...

WAY TO GO!!! No more stinkin' plateaus for you! Go my favorite Foodie team!

QueenMeadow said...

Only a half-marathoner for now ;)

You are still awesome, hehe.