So I have to share my weight from today. I am down to 205.6- in fact I've been at 205.6 since Friday which is a miracle in itself. I say that because I almost always gain 1-2 pounds over the weekends. But this weekend, even though we went out to eat at one of my favorite restaurants, I restrained myself and ordered a small side salad and a cup of soup. Funny thing is, they got my order wrong and brought a large bowl of soup instead, but I made myself stop eating it well before I hit the bottom. Come to think of it, I didn't even finish my side salad either. So I am proud that I was able to forgo my normal menu choices, and guess what? I had a nice lunch anyhow, because I was with my husband and we were talking and enjoying ourselves. What I had on the plate in front of me, didn't influence my good mood at all.
So 205.6 is a milestone for two reasons. First of all, I haven't had a weight that low since fall of 2009- which is the last time I wasn't working and I was faithfully going to my Weight Watchers meetings every week- just like I am now. Secondly, it's a 20 pound loss since I came home from the hospital in April. I know this because I weighed that first day, and took a photo, to remind myself I was not ever going to weigh that much again (below). If this isn't reason enough to carry on with the Weight Watchers program, and to keep exercising and eating right, I don't know what else it would take to keep me motivated! Here's to the next 20 pounds gone......