Friday, September 29, 2006

Long way home

First, let me thank everyone for the wonderful comments to my last post. I can't believe 12 people stopped by and left words of wisdom! You guys are terrific. I couldn't do this without you.

Second, let me apologize to anyone who's stopped by recently and hasn't seen a new post. Unfortunately life got in the way of my blog - mom came to visit last week and then I got sick this week. Writing this post is like coming home. It's nice to be home.

Third, I have good news! I've lost 6.4 pounds on Weight Watchers in the past two weeks! I know, I'm shocked too! I'm happy, but I'm also nervous and a little uncomfortable with it. I wish it would have come slower. I feel this responsibility to keep it off and 6 pounds feels like a lot right now to keep off. They also said at my meeting that you should only lose 1-2 pounds per week and one week I lost 4 pounds. I have no idea how I did it. I didn't eat terribly well that week, but I did manage my portions. So, I'm just going to take it one day at a time, one meal at a time.

There was a girl, okay woman - she was probably in her late 20's - at the Weight Watchers meeting last night that made goal. She lost 55 pounds. How awesome is that! I didn't feel comfortable walking up to her afterwards, but I wanted to know how long it took and what it felt like. I am so impressed. It was such an inspiring story. I don't usually go to Thursday night meetings. I might go back just so I have another opportunity to talk with her.

My goal for this next week is to get back to journaling what I eat and to get to the gym. It's going to be a busy week, just like every other week (and like it is for everyone else), but I'm going to get to the gym at least one time Monday - Friday.

I'm going to reach my ultimate goal of losing 78 pounds. I might take the long way home, but I'll get there.


christie said...

Glad to have you back!!!!!!! And, again, so proud of you.

JessiferSeabs said...

Talk to her!!!! It will probably make her DAY to be help you... at least, I know that whenever I can use my own success to inspire and encourage others, it gives me the strength to keep going.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the loss!! That girl would probably love to know she's inspired you. I'm sure of that. Keep up the GREAT work!

christie said...

Geez, I already commented once. I guess I really get around. Just wondering how your week is going now?
We all know you can do this!

Amazon Alanna said...

Yay Trixie! Congrats on the loss. I have to be honest, I was a little worried about you..but you're doing wonderfully.

I know what you mean about the responsibility of keeping it off. It's a horrible to feel that way...but it does come and go.

Keep up the awesome work!

TrixieBelden said...

Hey Christie,

Thanks for stopping by again! Mondays and Tuesdays are always the busiest days of the week for me. I just got home from class - its 11pm where I am.

I just ate 3 chicken soft tacos from Taco Bell. Not good, but it could have been so much worse. Tomorrow will be better - full of more food choices that hopefully I will face with more willpower.

How are you doing?

Kimberly said...

Yay! Congratulations! 6.4 lbs! Weight Watchers seems to work really well if you follow it. Good luck with the next 6.4 lbs :)