Monday, October 8, 2012

Weekly weigh-in

Okay, so I got reminded today about why we're always told to weigh in on one scale.  There is about a three pound difference between the scale I have at home and the one at the Optifast clinic.  In fact, I weighed myself when I got home from my class tonight just to make sure.  I wish I could take the lower number, but I'm ultimately happy with the two pounds I lost this week.  I promise I am!  This is important because I had a meal added to my days and really it's about acceptance that I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be in this moment.  People, I have 70 pounds left to lose.  Do you have any idea how huge that is to me?  It feels so surreal, get completely thrilling at the same time.  Having started this adventure needing to lose 256 pounds to get to goal, that feels absolutely insane to me. 

I was the only one to hit the pavement in our lunctime walking group today.  Most people forgot their shoes and I think others just don't want to do it.  That's seriously okay, really.  I know I am committed to getting the exercise in and one of my other friends, who wasn't at work today, wants to destress, so we're really doing it for ourselves.  If others come along for the ride, that's fantastic.  I did have a killer hill that I had to manuever on the walk, but it was good.

Speaking of hills, I spoke to the clinic about the pain I've been experiencing in my legs.  Something is seriously wrong, so they're sending me to a specialist.  Meanwhile, I'm pushing through the pain as much as I can stand it.  I'll let you all know more when I know more.


Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy! I just wanted to say how much I enjoy reading your blog! I'm not on optifast, but a similar program. You keep me motivated, and I thank you for that. It's nice reading about someone who has been so successful. I understand your frustration with the home scale vs the clinic scale. I have the exact same scale as you and I weighed myself yesterday morning before clinic & weigh-in and my home scale also was 3 lbs below the clinic scale. I really wanted that extra 3 lb loss, but like you I was happy that I lost lbs :). Keep up the great work, and thank you for sharing your story.

Kathy said...

Makes me feel better that you had the same experience, although I'm sorry it was 3 pounds higher! Thanks for reading and sharing about your journey, too. We do have to appreciate every pound lost. I remember so much in my life struggling to lose any weight, only to gain and then some ;-)

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