Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Fear Conquered

I stepped on the scale. I was brave. I did it. I conquered my fear. The results a total surprise. Totally unexpected and totally WTF.

I did some good walking, but I did not eat well last week, at all. And I was starting to feel crappy again. Kinda that sluggish, blah feeling. So Monday and Tuesday I was totally aware of making decisions that have worked for me in the past. I ate healthier foods, smaller portions, and I drank lots of water. One of my tricks is whenever I'm feeling hungry I drink a couple big sips of water. A lot of times it seems thirstiness is masked as hunger. I drink and lo and behold, I'm not really hungry but just thirsty. Also the past two days I've walked my 3 mile or so route at lunch and yesterday evening I was starting to feel better again. It's amazing what a couple of "good" days will make.

So, this morning, I stripped down, took a deep breath, and took that giant step onto the scale. I watched the numbers closely and you know what? It finally came to rest at 2 pounds lighter than I was the last time I weighed myself. My first reaction was, "What? There is no freaking way." But of course I had a pretty big grin on my face.

To this point I've lost 22 pounds. That's a lot. I still have more to go but I've giving myself a big pat on the back and looking forward to more nice surprises like this one.


Ready to Shrink said...

WOO HOOO! Good job girl! That is awesome!

Anonymous said...

Well done -- glad your scale is finally playing ball with you in this battle!

Allison said...

Great job! It's wonderful that you were able to reverse how you were feeling and what you were doing on Monday and Tuesday to see good results on the scale.

spunkysuzi said...

Wow!!!! You rock ;)

Sagan Morrow said...

You're doing great!

Christine said...


That's great!! I'm so happy for you :D

Chalk it up to one of the balancers - there will be weeks where you do everything right and the scale goes nowhere, but this balances it out!

Go you!!

Deb said...

Hi there. Fellow "Big Girl" here. I was fat and tall, then skinny and tall, and now fat and tall again....but through it all, always the the big girl! I've linked you on my blogroll and look forward to reading more of you.

Gayla said...

Fantastic! Congratulations on the 22 lb lose so far. It is amazing how much better we feel when we eat right and exercise. I can't figure out why on earth I make myself miserable by doing the wrong things. I guess I just love to be miserable.

themarlatts said...

Woo hoo!! I'm so impressed! You're keeping me inspired!

Sorry for the delayed comment - read the good news yesterday but didn't get a chance to respond till now!

Ooooh, isn't it a great feeling?

MizFit said...

man I love surprises like that----too often I start to associate the word with UH OH's.

twenty two? that's quuite a few el bees!