Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Looking Great in 2008 Week #8

Yes my friends, that weight on Monday was indeed TOM and the gyros because today I weighed in at 188.6!!! Back in the 180s baby!!

So in a week, that brings me to 1.4 pounds lost and I am soooo close to being at 20 pounds lost. Its hard to believe a week ago I was sitting at 190 and couldnt wait to be in the 180s and here I am.

The past week brought some challenges. Halloween candy being the biggest. I gave in more times than I would care to admit, but honestly I can say that a lot of the candy just doesnt taste as good as I remember. Probably because the last time I ate anything like reeses pieces, etc. I was eating to comfort something in myself. I can honestly look back and say that everything tasted so wonderful because it was filling some void in me. I really think somehow, whether I just have gained more control and confidence, or just want this bad enough, but I really dont feel that urge anymore to just eat because Im having a shitty day. I also had a hard time at the jewelry party on sunday where there was nothing healthy and my friend said "oh no, not a brownie" sarcastically when I moaned about eating it. An example of how a lot of people do not get what I am doing and trying to do with my life.

However, this week I have gotten a lot of compliments on my weight! One woman at my work asked me what I was doing. A friend told me that she could tell I have lost weight. My boyfriend said that the jeans I was wearing a few weeks ago that were slighly tight now are loose.

I really feel like my life is changing. In just a few pounds I will be entering a new territory of weight and its hard to imagine how I will look and feel because its been so long since I have been there. Part of me is nervous, simply because for years now my weight has been a shield, an excuse, a burden. To think of all that gone, while amazing, is a little scary.

But Im not going to reflect on that now, only the fact that I lost again this week!


Scale Junkie said...

WOW what a fabulous post! I think what you wrote about eating to fill a void is exactly what I'm trying to break myself of doing. You are right, on first bite, that candy doesn't taste as good, but I keep eating and I don't know why? But you hit it, to fill a I must find other ways to fill those voids. Thanks for opening my eyes

Congrats on your loss and being BACK in the 180's again!

Mama Bear June said...

WOOHOO! Time to celebrate! I'm looking forward to those 180s, too.
Path to Health

Jan B said...

I bet you feel wonderful! You have done really well and as your habits get so ingrained, it just gets easier, so long as we don't lose the focus.

ValleyGirl said...

Hooray for needing to buy new, SMALLER clothing!! You and I are very close to the same weight; I'm 185 this week. (shhhhh, you're the only one I've told!) I seriously need to come up with a strategy to 'fill the void' myself. Especially the 2-hr 'void' during my daughters' quiet time in the afternoons!!

Mary said...

Woo Hoo!!!
cheers, applause, confetti tossed up in the air as the crowd goes wild

This is something to celebrate. Well done!

Kat said...

Congrats on being back in the 180's!

Leigh said...

that is great! good for you!