242.8

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Starting Weight: 318.2 lbs.
Weight Last Week: 245.4 lbs.
Current Weight: 242.8 lbs.
Weekly Change: –2.6 lbs.
Total Weight Lost: 75.4 lbs.


I DID IT!

As you can see from the aforementioned stats, friends, I got to celebrate my big 7-5 loss today!

I couldn’t be happier; I was actually so ecstatic with this result that I started yelling (in celebration, of course) while I was still on the scale at Weight Watchers. This loss was a much bigger milestone for me than I thought it’d be—it was even more important than hitting the big 5-0, to tell you the truth.

I spent so much time battling with the scale during the first half of the summer that I’m just so quick to celebrate my losses now! I feel like I’m back in the game! For awhile there, I was feeling so stuck and frustrated… It feels great to see my hard work finally pay off in this tangible way.

This was the first weigh-in of August, and I’ve already managed to complete the first on my list of monthly goals! I am so incredibly proud of myself! I wanted to make August my month, and this sure is a good start to making that happen!

Now that I’ve completed this goal, the next thing on the list is making it to the 230s, which will check off a goal not only for August, but also a goal for the summer as a whole. I’m currently just 2.9 lbs. away from that reality, and with continued hard work, I know that I can definitely make it happen!

Since I hit my 75 lb. goal today, I was forced to adjust my next short-term weight target for Weight Watchers, and I decided to adjust it to 238.5 lbs. (4.3 lbs. from now) because that’s my official 25% target.

Yes.

You read that correctly.

25%.

Once I lose another 4.3 lbs., I’ll officially have gotten rid of a quarter of my former self.

Can you believe it?!


I am working on my other goals for August, too—you know, the ones about tracking and positive affirmations.

This past week, I managed to stay binge-free, and I also tracked every BLT (bite, lick, and taste)! I went back to basics this week, and lo and behold—it worked! It’s true what they say: if you don’t work the program, the program doesn’t work; if you work the program, the program will work for you… really!

For a couple of weeks, I allowed myself to get a little sloppy, and I stopped using the tools that—thus far—have really helped me to lose weight (namely truthful tracking and holding myself accountable), and I realized that that just could not continue. I’m so happy that I got back to basics this week, and I was definitely rewarded by the numbers on the scale!

The positive affirmations task is coming along fairly well, too. I have really been trying to talk myself up and tell myself that I can do this—I am strong, capable, and intelligent, and my weight will not beat me, nor will it wholly define who I am. I am not exactly talking up my physical appearance, but that’s OK. What I’m doing is working for me right now.


I’ve been seriously considering joining a gym. There’s a rec center right down the street from me, and they’ve got plenty of equipment that I can use, and they’ve also got some fitness classes that I figured I might give a whirl (core training, Zumba, and yoga).

I really, really, really want to take a spin class, but there aren’t any offered anywhere even remotely close to me, and I know that, truthfully, I won’t make the effort to drive 30-35 minutes each way just to go to a spin class. I’ll find excuses not to go, and it’ll just be a waste of money.

So I’ll just have to settle for working out alone on the equipment or taking some of the fitness classes that are offered at my rec center.

I haven’t pulled the trigger yet, but I’ve checked the place out, printed off class schedules, and figured out which price package I’ll need to get, so I’m definitely serious about this.

I’ve spent the last 11-months really, really fine-tuning my diet… now it’s time to start a realistic fitness regime to compliment all of my hard dietary work.

I’m finally ready.


I hope that you all had an absolutely lovely week and that the upcoming week is great, too.

Eat well. Be well.

rachaelxoxo

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5 thoughts on “242.8

  1. Congrats on a great loss this week! Your perseverance is inspiring! I think joining a gym would be great 😀 Spin class is seriously the worst, why would you want that? XD jk but maybe the other classes will make you feel all tingly inside too once you try them :p I’m proud of you Rachel. You never let binging or plateaus defeat you, and that’s awesome! Keep doing you :p

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    • Thanks, Brittany! ❤

      It's the support that I get from you and the rest of the blogosphere and the folks at my WW meeting that keeps me going. It takes a village, right?! 😉

      There have been times I've wanted to give up (or at least just go on a MASSIVE bender), but having so many people to lean on has helped me overcome it (most of the time… because there were some binges, obviously)! 😀

      And I want to take a spin class because, to me, it looks like fun! LOL! Maybe it's a Colorado thing! I always hear people talking about spin class! It makes me want to try it. Joining a gym is something I'm going to do either way, though—with or without a spin class… It's time!

      I hope you're doing well, lady! I miss your blogs! ❤

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  2. Congrats girl!! That’s a huge deal and I’m so happy for you! I just restarted my plan yesterday and I definitely think of your progress when the going gets tough. I agree with Brittany…spin is the worst lol! My sister lost 80 lbs doing spin though so maybe I should try it. I love Zumba too! Keep up the great work! 🙂

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    • Thank you so much! 😀

      Congratulations are in order for you, too! I saw your blog about your engagement! How incredibly exciting! I am so very happy for you! ❤ I apologize that I've been MIA comment-wise… But I will visit your blog this weekend, for sure!

      This was not my first rodeo trying to lose weight. It was my first "official" time with WW (I tried to "do it myself" a couple of years ago), but I had tried other "diets" prior to this go-around. My point is—we all have tough moments and we all have moments where we "restart." Just keep going anyway! It's tough, but I absolutely KNOW that you are capable of doing it! Success is within your reach… just push on! I believe in you! ❤

      And wow! 80 lbs., huh? I have 77.8 lbs. left to lose before I reach goal. A spin class might be JUST what I need then! LOL! 😀

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