Non-scale Victories & Other Weight Loss Miracles

April 26, 2008

Some Random Thoughts and Ramblings

Filed under: Non-scale Victories, Weight Watchers — Tags: , , — Carol @ 8:52 am

I’m now under 240 lbs, and am at the lowest weight I’ve been at in over 10 years. I haven’t seen this number on the scale in a very, very long time. I think I can honestly say that, had I not been attending my weekly Weight Watchers meetings, I would have probably given up by now, and would not have made it this far. My Wednesday night meeting group, and our fearless leader Melanie really have kept me motivated and encouraged along the way. So, they all deserve a huge Bravo!

My weight loss has also done wonders for my self-esteem. While I still have a long way to go before I reach my ultimate goal weight, losing close to 40 lbs in the past 6 months (35.4 on Weight Watchers, plus 5 lbs in November, before I joined) has made a big difference in how I feel about myself. Major confession time – my new theme song lately has been “Don’t cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me?” I’m feeling better about myself now than I have in a long time. Not just in terms of my appearance, but also in terms of what I can do now that I couldn’t do before. I used to get tired and out of breath just walking home from the bus stop. Now, I can walk over a mile or two without that happening. I can run up the subway stairs if I want (not that I want to all that often). Overall, I’ve got more energy and stamina. I don’t have to hoist myself off a couch or chair. Clothes that used to be snug on me are now loose.

The biggest thing is that I no longer feel like the fattest person in the room. That alone is a pretty incredible feeling.


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