Progress of soon to be thinner me....

06 February 2010

Day 36 Weigh Day!

235! I'm doing the happy dance! Slow and steady...I have to keep telling myself that and honestly, I can see....I can "feel" that my first 10 pounds is just around the corner! If I think of it in small steps... if I think that just a little more than those 10 pounds will mean I have less than 100 to lose... that seems so much more attainable, doesn't it?

Thinking of it in terms of a whole loss...100+ pounds just seems so far away. But it's already the first week in February. Time really does fly!! I'm learning a lot about my body and how it reacts to different foods. What works and what doesn't. I'm also much more conscious of what I put in my mouth and to be honest the calorie counting seems the way to go for me. When I'm considering a small piece of cookie or something equally unnecessary, I KNOW that 1/8 of that cookie and 50 calories later, it's just not worth it!

Thank you all for your kind words and for sharing your knowledge with me. You make it all just a little easier and of course reading your stories continues to motivate me!

My dinner last night was fab. I looked up the caloric count for the particular restaurant we ate at and didn't feel at all guilty eating the Pecan Crusted Chicken Rocket Salad at 445 calories. (with a goat cheese coulis and thin wedges of pear...candied pecans and roasted beets! Yummy!)

Well, if 2+ pounds hasn't inspired me to have a great week....nothing will!!!

Best to you all! I'll be reading you shortly!


  1. woohoo!! a pound at a time, or in your case 2..:)

  2. Congrats on the 2.5 lbs!
    I agree with you about thinking of it in smaller increments. I tend to break it up into smaller goals, because when I started I would get totally overwhelmed at the thought of having to lose more that most people weighed... 261 lbs! Even now, after losing over 100, I STILL have a bunch to go, and still break it down into no more than 25 lbs mini-goals. Yeah, it's a mind-trick... but whatever works!
    I like counting calories, and it does the same for me, too. I will find out how many calories are in something and think "not worth it!" :-D

    Good job at the restaurant. :-)

  3. Congrats on your loss! Good for you and what a great sounding dinner last night! What restaurant was that so that Ill know to look for it on the menu!!! And your thinking the right way about your journey. When I started, the thought of 200 lbs seems I can say, I am more than 1/4 of the way there and it sounds less far for me to go! Super proud of you and you have a fab attitude!

  4. That's SUPER! Keep up the positive energy!