My 5 Pounds Sticker!Posted: November 13, 2011
I finally got my 5 pd sticker. I have actually lost 5.6 pounds to be exact. Not a major accomplishment for most, but for me pretty significant. Not just because they announced it at the meeting, and everyone clapped (which made me feel good) and I got to put a pretty sticker on my weight tracker thing, but because I have actually been meeting my 1 pd a week goal. And if there is one thing I am most definitely not used to, it’s meeting any sort of weight loss goal.
I decided when I started this that I fail on every diet because my goals are unrealistic, then I get frustrated and then I quit. So, I set myself up with a simple goal of 1 pd a week and you know what? I have met that goal without any sort of dietary suffering. With the exception of having to use tremendous will power over Halloween, I have not suffered much at all. When I get hungry, I eat…okay I’m eating fruit…lots and lots of fuji apples and bananas…and not crap… so there is a little bit of suffering but I’m not starving and most importantly I’m not miserable. Which bodes well for the Bull and the Calves who usually suffer as much as I do when I attempt to lose weight.
So, thus far, I am quite happy with my Weight Watchers progress. And if I want to feel real proud, I think about all the things that weigh 5 pds that I am no longer carrying around on my body:
5 pound bag of sugar
Cute fuzzy puppy
5 lbs of potatoes
My personal favorite; a half gallon of milk (which is actually only 4+ pds but I’d be remiss not to include dairy)
and lets just take a look at what 5 pds of fat looks like – EEEK!
So there you have it…5 pds is actually quite a bit when you look at it this way. I can’t wait until I can post what 10 pds looks like!
M O O,
My Inner Bovine