Friday, November 30, 2007

Half way there!!

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 :)

9 comments:

Chubby Chick said...

Congrats on all your good news! I am so happy for you!

Angstriddengoddess said...

Heather, that is WONDERFUL! That must be a fabulous feeling. You have been working hard, and it's time you got to enjoy the new you :)

-Mary

Shannon said...

That is amazing!!!!!!! Good job and congrats!

Jan B said...

I am so glad that you are fitting into smaller sizes and all that jazz! That just feeds the resolve that's needed to keep going. So...what did happen with the patch? I have always been leery about chemical BC altogether.

Lyn said...

You're doing SO awesome! Congrats on getting to the halfway point. I can't wait to join you there!

Janet said...

Congratulations! that is so exciting that you're getting so close to your goal! I'm envious as I'm dying to get to be a size
18.

Keep up the great work!

MB said...

Congrats!

Teale said...

Congratulations, Heather! That is FANTASTIC news! Hey, I just realized that I'm 1/2 way to my wedding goal weight! We're both hitting milestones!

Scale Junkie said...

I'm so proud of you!!! Thank you for being such a supportive friend and an inspiration to so many.