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Weight Watchers milestone

A year ago I hit my goal weight at Weight Watchers. I'm about 5 pounds under that now, and have been holding around that mark (the 5-pounds-under mark, that is) since about last September. I decided to make the official goal the max. allowed for my height, but to really shoot for something under that. At my lowest, the total loss was just over 50 pounds--most weeks it's more like 48-49.

I've probably said this before here, but this is the third time in my adult life that I've lost significant amounts of weight. This is the first time (I think) that it has lasted anything close to this long. I definitely recall that the time I used NutriSystem I never reached their maintenance phase--as soon as I stopped eating the special food, the weight started to climb.

I'm still keeping a food diary. I still go to WW meetings every week if I can, which is almost every week. I can also still see how easy it would be to shift back to larger portions and much higher calorie foods (I'm not one who has lost her taste for the high-fat stuff!), so I plan to keep on doing what I've been doing to keep the weight off.

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shrewreader
Jul. 12th, 2005 02:32 am (UTC)
Rodent Rhombas.....
*Shrewkate presents a line of rats doing the conga around Nancy*

BRAVA!

WELL DONE!!!

That so -TOTALLY- rocks, and is like almost enough to make me haul ass across the street to my WW.

Way to go! I really, really hope you feel justifiably proud of yourself!!!
nlbarber
Jul. 12th, 2005 03:06 am (UTC)
Re: Rodent Rhombas.....
I do, indeed!

I also revel in seeing friends who haven't seen me in a while--it's all new enough that it's still happening now and then, and I love the reaction. Good reinforcement for sticking to good eating habits, too.
coalboy
Jul. 12th, 2005 02:54 am (UTC)
YAAAAAAAAAAAAY! FELICITATIONS TO POTTY PEAKE!

a nearly-year ago I thought I was going to have the resolution to lose before my cousin's son's (yeah, I know he's my cousin-once-removed, but this is clearer) wedding, but I haven't done it. Too much eating-when-upset-with-Mom.

And are you not drownding with Dennis?
nlbarber
Jul. 12th, 2005 03:13 am (UTC)
It's been a little...damp, shall we say. Cindy got us nice and soaked, then Dennis brought the flooding. I've escaped with nothing more than small limbs and leaf debris in the yard--looks like the parts of Atlanta that got hit the worst were north and west, and I'm in the northeast. My father in south Georgia lost power for a couple of hours and reported that parts of town were flooded, though not near him.

I sympathize on the stress eating--I've thought several times that part of what made this work was being at a place in my work and home life when I could concentrate on getting new eating habits.
shrewreader
Jul. 12th, 2005 03:19 am (UTC)
understatement
'bit damp'

I bloody well -WADED- across Argonne, Piedmont, and Juniper to get to work this morning.

All because m'too cheap to pay for parking (then I would have just had to wade across 10th).

My poor boss lost half his chimney to a tornado last week -- this weekend, he apparently had 1/2 of Dennis come pouring through his LR.

We still have not persuaded his mini-dachsund that it is safe to come out yet.
nlbarber
Jul. 12th, 2005 03:29 am (UTC)
Re: understatement
I arrived at my office in a lull in the storm, and so got in without getting too wet. It helps that I'm in a suburban office park with a parking lot.

The Data Section chief asked me to change our precip display to mimic North Carolina's, which shows cumulative rainfall for various intervals up to 7 days. (Each State has some controls over what shows up in the national Web system.) It was pretty amazing this morning, with lots of sites showing 5-6 inches in 24 hours. As the rain has slacked off, you have to look at the 7-day totals now--but that's still a heck of a lot of rain per day, and we know it mostly came in the last 36 hours.
filkferengi
Jul. 12th, 2005 04:27 am (UTC)
Yay for you; way to maintain that forward momentum! [Have you mentioned this over on the Bujold list? Good news is always welcome over there too.]
katana137uk
Jul. 12th, 2005 08:08 am (UTC)
Well done :-)
jfsnyder
Jul. 12th, 2005 08:40 pm (UTC)
Huzzah for you! It is great that you've been able to maintain for a year. I've been "bad" recently, my week 3 was up 4.6 pounds, but I've been trying to concentrate on getting back on plan again. Stress eating does me in every time.
hornedhopper
Jul. 12th, 2005 11:36 pm (UTC)
Go, you!!! It's hard to keep it off. I share the cravings for high-fat foods. Congratulations on being able to resist!
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