Starting Weight 318
Last Weight 283
Current Weight 280
Just two pounds from 40 whoo hooo. I'm a little excited. I can actually pull down my capris without unbuttoning or unzipping them. There are a couple of blouses I can wear that I haven't been able to since the last time I lost these same pounds....In two pounds I'll be where I was after my thousand plus dollar mistake of Slimgenics a couple years back (lost 30, gained back 40).
And twenty pounds after that, I'll be where I was after my thousand plus dollar mistake of LA Weight Loss about six years ago -- where I lost 20 and gained back 40.
I'm not even going to bother with the 15 or so times I tried Weight Watchers during that time frame and lost 5 or 10 and gained back 10 to 20.
I feel like I've lost these pounds so many times. Even though I'm beginning to look a little different and feel a little different, I am still leery of the weight loss. It's this stage of weight loss that in the past I would give up because it's so freakin' hard to maintain that type of eating and/or exercise regime (right now I've started with half-hour walks three times a week and will move up from there). Weight loss for me is not permanent. Even with this fabulous tool I will always have to be diligent with what I eat and how much I eat. It's a whole new mind set.
I do see one thing has changed....I am no longer thinking, "I know better, or I know more about nutrition etc." I am humbly putting myself in the hands of my doctor's staff and saying, "you do know more than I do" and "I will follow your wisdom"
Because, frankly, following my own didn't get me anywhere except some weird yo-yo thing that got me to where I am now (or where I was 38 pounds ago).
This is certainly a journey. It's not a quick fix.
But it is a journey I'm gladly participating in.
Have a fabulous Wednesday everyone.