Monday, June 13, 2011

Seeing (yourself) is Believing

As you all know, I had a rough week last week. A four-day binge that resulted in a 4.8 lb weight gain. In the past, that would binge would have continued for a week or more until I finally gave up on whatever weight loss efforts I was attempting at the time. I'm happy to say that I got right back on track on Monday, and I stayed on track all week. It was worth it. I lost 9.4 lbs this week! I can't believe I lost all 4.8 that I gained, plus almost 5 more! The week before last when I had a great week with a 6 lb loss, I let that mess with me mentally. Not this week. I am plugging right along.

This week's weight loss puts me just shy of the 50 lb mark. I think one of the hard things about having A LOT of weight to lose is that even after you have lost a good bit of weight, you are still overweight. Even when you start to think, "Hey, I'm looking pretty good," there are still many lumps and bumps and rolls, and that can mess with your head. You see yourself every day and don't notice the changes. But, then, one day, you see a picture of yourself (usually something you dread), and you really notice the difference that 50 lbs truly makes. And, it's just what you need.

December 2010 (highest weight) June 2011 (-50 lbs)

Weight Loss
Pre-Medifast: 8.6 lbs
Medifast Month 1: 25 lbs (13.6, 3.2, 4, 4.2)
Medifast Month 2: 6.8 lbs (2.4, 3.2, 6, +4.8)
Medifast Month 3: (9.4, tbd, tbd, tbd)
Medifast Total (9 weeks): 41.2 lbs
Total in 2011: 49.8 lbs


  1. Amazing! You (always) look beautiful, but now, baby!? Younger, happier!

  2. Looking good! What a week, too, yay!!

  3. You look great! Your girls are beautiful!!!