Saturday, October 13, 2007

wow...my bathroom scale sucks!

I don't know you all do the weigh in at home. This morning I don't think I was really down at all from last week on my bathroom scale, but at my WW meeting I was down 1.8! So glad that is the official one! And I am now less than 5 pounds from my WW goal and less than 10 pounds from my personal/Christmas Challenge goal.

Oh. My. Gosh!!!

It's hard to believe that I am so close...and it feels sooooooo good.

At the beginning of Septeber, our leader asked us to set a goal for the end of October. SInce we are Saturday weighers, it's actually Noveber 3 for us. My discouraged goal at that point was to get back to my lowest so far which had been 158. After getting a little more motivated I decided to set my sights on starting Lifetime by that time. I have 3 weeks and 4.6 pounds to go. So exciting to know it's doable. And then I want to lose 5 more pounds before Christmas. That will take me back to around where I was in high school.

My leader today asked me why I want to get to that high school number. Honestly, part of my answer was "why not?" After 20 years and having 6 kids I think it would be fun to know that I weigh now what I did when I was 17 . Then, too, the highest weight on the WW chart for my hight (when I lied and said I was 5'5"!) is 150. My goal of 145 gives me 5 pounds of wiggle room.

What do you all think of that?

6 comments:

Skinny Guy said...

I think it's awesome, especially your "Why not?" answer to your meeting leader. I also set my WW goal at the highest weight for my height, and I'm currently about 9 pounds under that. Nothing wrong with having that wiggle room.

Good luck in getting to goal!

Law student said...

OMG me too!!! I was down 1.8 today! I'm so sad I didn't wake up earlier. :(

Congrats on the awesome WI!! Almost at goal! :)

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

THAT is just amazing... to think you can get back down to your highschool weight after 6 babies... I say more power to ya! There is NO reason for you not to got there- especially since it's at the top end of your weight range. That seems like a great goal to me (which is why my goal is my highschool weight too!)Keep at it mama!

Randi said...

Sure you can set your goal at whatever you want. Mine is lower than my high school weight because I was chunky even back then! Just make sure that it's a realistic and healthy goal (which it sounds like with your wiggle room)

Cory said...

Awesome loss. That's terrific! You're goals are certainly doable.
My goal weight is below my highschool weight. I was chubby in high school and my doctor had told me to lose weeight then.
Don't worry about how the goal falls and what other people say about it. It's your goal and your body. Do what you want to with it!

CaRoLyN said...

I think you're goals are great and certainly attainable! I think it's important to challenge yourself but stay realistic at the same time and I think that's exactly what you're doing!!