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Conversation #88: Weight Watchers Update

I actually meant to post yesterday, but then my hubby decided he wanted a lazy night last night, and who was I to deny him that.  We didn't have a super relaxing weekend so we decided last night was our weekend night.  Tonight I need to get busy cleaning my kitchen.  Due to plumbing issues, namely my washing machine, my poor kitchen has a been a wreck for about three weeks and my laundry piles have grown to a scary amount.  Our washer sits back in the this little nook in our kitchen so when you have to work on it you have to pull it out in the middle of the floor basically.  Anyhow, the plumber fixed it yesterday so we should be in business!

I also didn't mean to fall off the earth and not post at all last week, but I was in training for most of the week so I was beat by the time I got home.  I also didn't lose any weight the week before so I was a little depressed to post.  I seem to lose 2 or 3 pounds one week and then none the next.  Last week I lost two pounds when I weighed in on Sunday.  I was very happy!!!

I only have this week and next week left in my 3 month subscription, and I hope to get the last 4 pounds off before that.  I'm not sure if it will happen, but I should be close.  I also bought some tools so that I can continue to really learn how to live my new lifestyle.  I don't want to be part of the 80% of adults who lose weight and then gain it back.  I want this to be a lifestyle change.

I even graduated myself to level 2 of The Shred (how many months has it taken?), and I haven't died yet!  I finally feel like I can see and feel changes in my muscle tone, and I can even wear a size 6 now.  I honestly don't remember the last time I could wear a 6.  I was squeezing into big 8's (like I couldn't tuck in a shirt and wore something lose over top) and wear 10's comfortably.  I had even had a couple of pairs of 12's and that started to scare me.  I have never been worried about my weight, and for the most part I hadn't really worried about my size either.  I feel like it wasn't until college that I really started to be aware of all of that, and it affected me for a bit.  Then, really it became an issue of health for me, and getting to slim down a couple of sizes has been an awesome bonus/reward! 

My biggest goal with WW has been to lower my cholesterol.  I won't be able to have a blood test until September, but I have to lowered it.  I have almost entirely curbed my cheese addiction, and I eat much smaller portions of other fatty, high cholesterol foods (eggs, etc.)  I even converted to the 2% reduced fat cheddar cheese - something I swore I would never do.  However, I wanted cheese on my tacos and that was a way I could have it for less points.  It actually isn't too bad.

I had a request for pictures, and I decided in the beginning in my head that I would wait until I finished WW to post them.  Pictures are funny for me though.  I look at pictures from high school (when I weighed my goal weight) and I don't think I ever really looked like I had put on 25 pounds in the last 8 years.  However, the scale doesn't lie.  I did take some pictures before I started and I took some a couple of weeks ago to compare.  I know I weighed 12 pounds less and felt more tone, but I'm not sure the pictures look that different.  Strange isn't it?  I have always wondered where the weight was.  I think I can see a change in my face and arms the most, and a bit in my abs.  Weirdly though, I lost very little in my bust.  I am well endowed, and still pretty much just as blessed you might say.  To be fair, I did lose a little up top, but not enough to go back down to a 34 D so I still get to sport a 34 DD.  I fear getting pregnant because I really don't want to move up to the G or H sizes!

Okay, enough about all of that.  Look for before and afters in a couple of weeks, and in the meantime I'll try to share some more interesting news.  Have a great Tuesday!


Stori said…
Good for you!!! I can't wait for the before and after pictures :). I need to start The Shred... ugh, but I haven't been able to make myself do it. I'd much rather spend my free time reading blogs.

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