Why am I so excited? In addition to watching Soundsation put on their BEST performance to date last night (to a standing ovation, no less) and having two interviews this week (one which went extremely well and the other which, as I said before, is later this morning), today is Friday. And that can only mean one thing.
Last week I weighed in at 163 pounds and this week I weigh in at
And rocking the Cookie Monster shirt. You know dat's right.
I feel like this is one of the biggest week to week changes I've had. I'll have to do all my measurements later to figure out where it all went from exactly, but I'm really happy.
A reminder: I started this 13 weeks ago at 181 pounds. That makes a total loss of 20.4 pounds, a weekly loss of 2.4 pounds, an average weight loss of 1.6 pounds per week over the past 13 weeks. If I continue that average, I'll reach my goal weight of 130 on or around Brooklyn's 3rd birthday in early October. THAT'S AWESOME.
And all of this weight loss is still almost entirely Weight Watchers. I am doing a 30-day Ab Challenge thanks to Alicia Trimble, who is kind of my weight loss hero now. It took me a while to get started, I'll admit. I did day one at least three times before I ever moved on to day two because I couldn't remember to be in the habit of meeting everyday's challenges. And they are getting challenging for sure. This may sound dumb, but am I doing situps wrong if I can feel just as much of a burn in my thighs as I can my abs?
Weight Watchers is really good about setting short-term goals. You know, eating the elephant in small bites or whatever that analogy is. I'm thankful for it, because looking at 50 pounds I needed to lose square in the face seemed daunting, but I've already lost over 20, so what's 30 more? I got this!
(Just kidding... 30 pounds to lose all at once still seems scarily impossible, but I know it isn't!) The great news today is that I've passed my 10% milestone, which means I've lost 10% of my starting weight. Didn't seem like a big deal to me until I read this. I encourage you to go read the entire thing, but in a nutshell, if you're overweight, losing just 10% of your starting weight can lower your cholesterol, lower your blood pressure, minimize the risk of type 2 diabetes, give you more energy and motivation. And while I LOVE to hear people tell me that I look good (who doesn't want to hear that?) this article was a great reminder that my looks are totally secondary to my health, and I'm doing a good job :)
I am sad that my favorite skirt doesn't fit me anymore. Oh well. Bittersweet, I suppose :)