Monday, March 8, 2010

Success is sweet!

I'm back! Don't worry, I didn't fall off the weight loss wagon and get all embarrassed and think I couldn't come back. It's just that someone stole my blogging mojo. But I seem to have recovered and I'm here to tell you all how I've been doing.

So let's see.

Remember my last post where I said I'd had one of those "I don't give a crap" weeks and that I was going to get back on track ? Um. Yeah. I followed that week up with a week of "I really really don't care, you can't make me care and ain't nothing gonna change that". And you know what happened? I had my first gain in 12 weeks.

I gained 500g (1.1 lbs). I started off saying that is was ONLY a small gain. I'd ONLY gained that much and it wouldn't take much to get that much off because it was ONLY 500 g. Well, then it hit me...sure, it might be a relatively small amount, but isn't that what I've been telling myself all these years? "Oh. I gained 3 lbs this week. Oh well, it's ONLY 3lbs." And then 1 year later I've gained 100 lbs.

Needless to say, the next week I was back on track. For real.

Week 13 : - 1.8 kgs (3.96 lbs)
Week 14 : - 700 g (1.54 lbs)

That weigh in on Week 14 was the one that was meant to take me to my 10%. I was 100 g short. I cried. Right then and there in the Weight Watcher's meeting, I cried. Not big tears, but just gentle tears rolling down my cheeks. I did the hard crying when I got home. I'd been SO looking forward to that 10% and it broke my heart to be so close, but not close enough.

This past week? Week 15. I stepped onto those scales and all I could think was that if I didn't get my 10% this time, I was going to scream. Not to worry though. I lost 900 grams (1.98 lbs). That took me PAST my 10%. I jumped for joy. Literally.

My current total for weight lost in 15 weeks is (drum roll please!) 16.6 kgs (36.52 lbs) .... so happy! And for a reward I got this cool key ring...

It's a 10. See? It's very cool and it's on my key ring as a constant reminder of how far I've come.

So what have I been doing? Well other than tracking what I eat and drinking more water, I've been swimming. A LOT. I started off swimming 40 lengths (1 km) with fins. I'm now down to 30 lengths with fins, 15 without and 15 jogging in the water. I'm also still walking and occasionally going to the gym for weights.

For those of you out there who are on your own journey....all I can see is KEEP GOING. I'll be weighing in again tomorrow night, the end of Week 16. There is still a long long way to go, but I know I'll get there. Keep going.


  1. Congratulations, Mad Woman! That key ring is something to be proud of. Keep up the great work and you'll be winning all kinds of awards!

  2. Atta girl :)Marf is behind you!

  3. Way to go, Maggie! I am so freaking proud of you! :)

  4. Wow!!!! You Rock Girl!!! That is wicked!!! Way to Go, I'm giving you a big pat on the back!! I'm so inspired, I've only lost 11 but I'm still plugging away, one pound at a time.

  5. That's just amazing! My daughter weighs less than that, so you lost more than a 2 yr old! You are doing so well! I'm very impressed with your exercise routine, by the way.

  6. yea! Swimming is so great for you....let alone for losing weight.

  7. Hey, I'm new to following your blog so I've only read this post so far. I have to say you're doing a fantastic job! I've only just started on my own weight loss journey so to see you come so far is inspirational. You have also lost more than my 3 year old son (14.6kg) so be very very proud. Just amazing. Keep it up :D

  8. Yay! Good for you Meg! I'm so glad your doing this for you! I'm also glad your back! I came by a time or two and wondered what the heck happened.

    So happy you've reached a goal! Keep at it!

  9. Congrat!! I got one of those but didn't know or remember it was a 10. I took it off my key ring when I gained it back. When I lose my 10% I think I will but it back on!!