Yes, I am now half way to my goal! Feels wonderful! When I started this 17 weeks ago I had no idea that it really would be this easy to get to 184. While I have had some struggles and challenges, this really has been the best thing I have ever done for myself and I am just so excited to be half way there.
I also weigh 184 and the last time I weighed 184 was May 2006. My goal for my grad school graduation was to weigh 184 and I had made it. But right afterwards my eating habits just went to hell again. So I have never moved beyond that point while dieting. That is why this number holds a great value to me. Because now I am moving on from where I was and I am never going back.
When I started WW in 2004, I had set 180 as my goal weight. At the time at 226 pounds, I had never imagined I would be in the 180s. While obviously my goal is much lower than that now, this is also an achievement for me because I am almost at the point where I will have met that goal and exceeded it.
So I am really excited to be moving down and getting to weights that I havent been at in many many years. Its a little scary because I already think that I am looking pretty good! What will I look like at 175? 170? 165?160?!!
I have dropped 2 sizes. I went from a size 20 to a size 16. And, I just was at the store to buy myself a new pair of pants as a reward and even the 16s at old navy were kind of loose. And I picked out a pair of those cute wool trousers that are in style that I would have looked horrendous in before. My hip bones are starting to come back. My stomach is a lot flatter. I can wear a "large" shirt now, down from an XXL, to XL, now to L! It is amazing and that is why I cant almost believe what I will look like at 160. I try to picture it but its just been so long I have forgotten what it feels like.
Most of all, I feel great. I feel healthy. My self esteem is coming back and I feel pretty great about myself.
Today has been a great day :)