Weigh-In: Week 8

This week went relatively well. On Father's day, we went out to hibachi and I tried sushi for the first time. It was...okay. It didn't kill me. I didn't hate it. Some of it even tasted...good. But the texture and the idea of raw seafood (I'm not very much into cooked seafood) still put me off and I probably won't seek it out any time soon. [OH! And there's a whole hibachi story involving polygamy that I need to tell in my next post, but this one's about my weight loss so you're just going to have to wait and wonder for a little while. Sorry. It's pretty good though, so you should stick around.] There was also an unexpected (by which I mean that I forgot about the plan, not that there wasn't a plan) cook out at a friend's house on Monday, where I may or may not have eaten some pie. Two slices of pie. Large slices of pie. On top of the hot dogs and bean dip and chips and "salad" that mainly consisted of carbs and cool whip. But I skipped the vanilla-ice-cream-on-the-side of said pie, so I did well, right? Otherwise, it was a pretty typical week.

While I am sure that a litany of what I ate and the guilt level associated with each bite is no doubt FASCINATING to you all, why don't we just skip to the stats:
Original Weight: 312.0 lbs
Today's Weight: 298.6 lbs
Week's Change: -4.2 lbs
Total Loss: -13.4 lbs
SO! That's far more exciting than last week, right? First of all, I truly believe the scale at my meeting was calibrated incorrectly, because I weighed in at home throughout the weeks and was consistently lower than anything WW had said. Also, a 4.2 pound loss in a week, while not impossible, seems unlikely.

Secondly, I am now UNDER 300 pounds. While that was not necessarily a stated goal with a date attached, it was kind of mathematically implied by the fact that my first goal is to be 16 pounds lighter than 312. Anyway, I'm really excited to be below that threshold once more and I NEVER plan to go back. I said that last time I dropped below 300, but I really mean it this time.

Lastly, I am back on track to hit my 5% goal by July 5th. That's the new goal to adjust for the meeting day change. And I know I said in my last post that I was too lazy to rewrite them, but I'm feeling energized by my success so I'm doing it now. I have this suspicion that none of you really care what the dates are or whether I write them out or not, but I'm invoking the "I write what I want" rule of blogging. As if I don't so that every time I open a new post. And like you don't invoke the "I read what I want" rule of blog reading no matter what I do. Whatever. I'm getting off track.

My goals (now adjusted for Fridays and other considerations):

  • 07/05/13: 16 lbs lost (5% of starting weight)
  • 08/09/13: 25 lbs lost
  • 08/30/13: 31 lbs lost (10% of starting weight)
  • 11/15/13: 50 lbs lost 
  • 12/20/13: 62 lbs lost (20% of starting weight) -- added because November through February is a long time without a goal
  • 02/07/14: 75 lbs lost 
  • 04/11/14: 93 lbs lost (30% of my starting weight) -- added because once you start counting tenths, you keep counting, I guess
  • 05/02/14: 100 lbs lost (1 year from start) -- this one may be off by a week, but I like symmetry
  • 06/27/14: 113 lbs lost (under 200 lbs)
  • 09/03/14: 128 lbs lost (ultimate goal)
I also looked at the list I made originally to help me accomplish these goals and it made me smile when I remembered that I had put "get a job" on there and that I actually did! Some days, even in the midst of getting up and going to work every morning, I'm still struck by the fact that I have a job. Not a temp thing that will be over in a few weeks, not just something I'm doing to while away the time. I have an actual, real, live, they-pay-me-to-do-work kind of a job. And even with its quirks and concerning aspects, I am so incredibly thankful each and every day. I opened up my bank account the other day to check the balance before I paid my credit card bill and was instantly teary because a) there is money in the account; b) it's more than enough to cover the credit card bill and any other bill I need to pay before the next check gets deposited; and c) there will be another check--as in, the balance will increase. For the first time in more than a YEAR.

This kind of blows my mind every time I think of it.


  1. Congratulations on this week's loss. It's a good reminder for me that it's a marathon, not a sprint :-)

  2. Yay good loss this week. That always kind of makes this whole mess seem worth it.
    I was bad and didn't even weigh in last week because my week sort of got away from me. That also means I ate very poorly this past week and am sort of dreading my weigh in tonight. Oh well we live and learn. The funny thing is that Saturday I actually ate almost nothing all day. I went back and looked at my points and I had so many left over because I was too busy hostessing to remember to eat the things I was cooking really. Crazy.

  3. Happiness for you.