Total Weight Loss

Monday, June 3, 2013

Stats & A Story

For the month of May, I gained 3 pounds and 3 inches.  BLAST!!  That does not make me happy.  But, I am not letting it upset me for several reasons.  One, I know what happened.  I gained 8 lbs over the wedding weekend that I didn't get off before going out of town only to have another bounce.  Being only three pounds up at the end of the month was a lot better than it could have been.  I got right back on track and started back down the scales again.

Next, I remind myself of just how far I've come.  From my highest weight 4 years ago, I have lost 62.8 lbs.  I only have 46 lbs to go.  I'm beyond the half way point.  

And finally, 65MD's encouragement.  Saturday, we were outside working in our little garden.  We were planting some late summer vegetables.  I was in an awkward position trying to avoid the plants that were already up and staying between the rows of tilled soil while I planted.  I decided the best thing to do would be to bend at the waist rather than get on my hands & knees.  There just wasn't room for that.  I knew that I'd have my ample backside directed at  my husband while I was bent over and hoped that he would not choose this time to crack jokes.  

He didn't.  In fact, he was most complimentary of my new figure.  He asked if I'd lost the regain or not.  I said that I hadn't but making progress.  He expressed some surprise saying it appeared to him that I was smaller now that I had been a few weeks ago.  Folks, that is a big deal when I knew the man was looking at my biggest body part!!!

I have thrived on that almost offhand comment ever since.  I am using that to keep myself encouraged to stay on track.  My goal is to have all of the regain off by the end of the week.  That way when I report my stats for June, I'll have another loss to celebrate.


  1. wonderful I gained 8 this vaca week and admit today I didn't care. tomorrow I shall! with the month you had that's not bad at all and it'll fall off quickly!

  2. Awww, I know how uplifting a simple comment like that from your husband can be. Feels awesome. My husband also will sometimes say that it looks like I have "lost inches" when I am feeling my fattest! I don't understand it, but a compliment is a compliment!

  3. We are our own worst enemy when it comes to our bodies. Compliements are always great! :)

  4. We are so in the same place. We can do this!! Your Hubby is a gem!

    No Fear!!