Monday, March 30, 2009

Back to freshman weight

HW: 226
SW: 212
CW: 185
GW: 150

I stepped on the scale this morning to find that I've finally reached the weight I was when I started college. Y'all, I didn't gain the freshman 15... I gained the freshman 40! So that felt good. I've lost 27 lbs since I started Weight Watchers... wow. I've never lost more than 25 lbs in my life, so it feels weird to pass the 25 lb mark. I'm almost at 30 lbs lost!

I've been getting more compliments lately, and clothes are still fitting better.

Oh, and let me tell you something weird. I had been stuck at 187 since my last post, and the scale just wasn't budging. Then at a party last weekend I just decided to forget about my diet for a day and see what happens. I had a hunch that if I did something different and just ate whatever I felt like eating for a day, maybe that would mix it up and the scale would start moving again.

Turns out, I was right. I stepped on the scale this morning to find that I had lost 2 lbs! Maybe it was coincidence, but all I know is that I was happy to see the scale finally move and to see that I was officially back to where I was when started college... that's a landmark for me because that's when I REALLY started to gain some serious weight.

I just have 2 more lbs to lose before I am no longer officially "overweight" for my height. Of course, I still want to get to the lower end of the bracket; despite the fact that I've been lying to myself and saying I'm "big boned," I actually have a small frame for a tall person. If I'm at a healthy weight, I'm actually pretty willowy... tall and slim. I can't wait for those days to come back...

Now, back to guzzling water....


  1. I'm glad I happend upon this blog. I just started weight watchers, and am really inspired by how much weight you've lost! Keep posting, and I've added you to my feed reader.


  2. Well done! You must be so happy! Very inspiring. I've heard about making a small change from the norm can shift the weight from a plateau, and now know more and more examples where this has worked! Awesome work :)