Definitely heading in the right direction. I just went back and read the one year bandiversary post and saw at that point I was down 60 pounds. That seems odd to me since I'm always complaining about plateaus and stalled weight loss! 12.5 pounds in the last 6 months isn't too shabby, considering I'm at the tail end of the weight loss portion of my journey. I'm too hard on myself and I know it (most of the time).
I just said to the hubby yesterday that when we got married, I weighed 183. I had been doing Weight Watchers for the year leading up to our wedding. I felt perfectly fine, healthy, happy and never imagined myself needing to lose much more. So why is it that now, at 157ish, I feel like I'm always going to be fat, and that I REALLY NEED to lose that last 10 pounds? Why am I always pushing for more? I don't think I really know the answer but I suspect it has something to do with that feeling that goes along with losing weight. I love my scale when it tells me I've had a loss. I miss that feeling when it doesn't happen. At this point the numbers aren't going down all that often, reasonably so. This is normal, and I know in my logical brain it's normal, but still I want to see a lower number! I promise you I'm not going to become anorexic or anything like that (I like food too much for that!). I'm just sharing because I suspect there are others out there who are experiencing the same emotion.
And just to keep with tradition, I had the hubs take my monthly pic today. Here, for your comparison pleasure are pictures from day one, and today (while trying on my new size 10 jeans!)...
|August 18, 2010|
|February 19. 2012|