Thursday, December 13, 2007

I Hope Turning 50 Feels As Good As This

I walked into my meeting last night with trepidation. I knew that I had stuck to the program, but was it enough to reach my short term goal of 50 pounds? I didn't know but since I had given myself until the day after Christmas to reach it I was OK either way. After putting my jacket in a chair, I went to the bathroom (every little bit helps) and then head to the front desk.

Lisa (my meeting leader) greeted me and we chatted for a few moments while she got me a new tracking booklet as I had used the last spot on the first one the week before. I took off my zip up hoodie and shoes and step on the scale.

It always takes a few seconds for the weight to come up but we can't see it. They have it only on the screen that they can see. It seems like it takes forever.

Lisa looked at me and said "How do you think you did?"
I replied saying, "I think that I hit my goal", meaning that I reached my 50 pound loss goal.

She waits a few more seconds and said, "You are down 50.1 pounds!"
I laughed and gave Lisa a high 5.

During the meeting she presented me with my 50 pound keyring and asked me to tell people what I am doing to lose weight.

I discussed food journaling, not grazing or inadvertantly snacking and also exercising. The same things that I have talked about every other time when I hit a milestone.

I went home and told my room mate and called a few friends. Everyone was really excited that I had hit my goal 2 weeks early and I went out with a few friends to celebrate. I drank water and sang some karaoke and met some cool people. One guy even had the bartender send me a drink because I sang his favorite Christmas song. I felt bad that I didn't drink it, but I had already used my daily points so I made sure that I thanked him and subtly moved it over to where there were a few more drinks sitting in front of other people.

This morning I went online trying to find anything that shows what 50 pounds of fat looks like, but I could only find 1 pound and 5 pounds. So, here is a photo of 5 pounds of fat. I have lost 10 of these.

Don't worry, I haven't forgotten my promise. I will be posting a full length photo of myself sometime this weekend. I will also be posting some full body before photos as well so that you can see the difference.

13 comments:

Sizzle said...

i am fantastically happy for you!

Jaybird said...

Congratulations! I am proud of you! Bring on the pictures!

Churlita said...

Wooooooo-HOOOOOOOO! That is so awesome. You little rocker, you.

I can't wait to see the photos.

Tara said...

Rachel, that is such awesome news! Congratulations!!

holly said...

that is SOOO awesome. i have been in it for 10 months, and i'm only at the 40 pound mark. and it's christmas. and i've got 20 pounds to go. probably that will be 23 pounds when january hits.... it's christmas!!!!

surely one cookie is ok....

YOU DID AWESOME!!!

laura b. said...

Congrats Rachel! The best news is how happy you seem.

The Diva's Thoughts said...

Congrats on the weight lost!!!

David in DC said...

Hooorah!!!

Great illustration, but the upcoming pictures sound waaay more appetizing.

R.R.R. (Rachel Really Rocks)

Indiana said...

Congratulations, thats fantastic to hear.

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

You were so on my mind last night 'cause I knew you had your weigh in. You are amazing! I knew you were going to do this because your head and heart are in the right place. You inspire me so much.

Not so little Woman said...

I've only now gotten to this. CONGRATS!! You are an inspiration

M said...

fantastic!! You rock.

Suze said...

Congratulations - well done!