Thursday, April 05, 2007

Weight Loss

Several of the members of the CQ for Newbies list joined a subgroup called Stash for Pounds started by Susan. She's the greatest cheerleader!!

A few of you have mentioned seeing the weight loss ticker at the top of my blog. I had started trying to cut back before the group became active, so my loss has been since around October, 2006, I think. It has been slow going, but that's ok - at least it's going in the right direction, and I'm not doing anything that feels like deprivation which has been my problem in the past. Cutting back and moving a little has been my plan. An exercise class that we've been offered at work has fizzled for me. Guess that group participation and following the leader's thoughts on what we all should be doing wasn't working for me!

On the group, we weigh in once a month. April 4 was the last weigh in. This morning there were comments about how we've been tempted and tortured by the two 'sweet' holidays in a row! I have to break down for chocolate, too. It may not be the best way, but I try to eat a salad or something light so I can have a piece once in a while. I was totally surprised that weigh day brought a little loss. There have been weeks when there was no loss at all.

As for our goals, well that will definitely have to be changed for me. I'm not nearly there! May need to change that nine months to at least a year, maybe 18 months! But I'm not stressing over it... it's not a race for me. At least I can tell in my clothes. And I think I've become content in the fact that size 8 is not in my future! I would really love a 10, but will be happy with 12. You all know how sizes are - different numbers for different brands - but I have moved down in pants which is a BIG deal to me - 16W (is that for wide?) to some 14's that are loose. Hopefully when garden season officially gets underway the metabolism will get a little more boost.


Maddie Can Fly said...

Go to a Banana Republic store -- their sizes are crazy! My SIL is a 16 -- at Banana, she's a 10! (I'm a 0 -- that's not even a size -- LOL)

Susan said...

I think you are doing really well! That's about 4 pounds a month, almost, and that's a good steady loss. Clothes have to feel better!

Ati. said...

Very good of you Charlene!!!
I have given up 10 years ago. My whole life on a scale , diet on, diet of, now I am finished. But I still encourage people who have the strenght to hold on and loose some pounds.

Thelma said...

Congratulations on your weight loss. It always feels good when those pants start getting baggy doesn't it? I was in size 16 a year ago, now am in size 9. I joined Curves will be a year in April. I was very satisfied with the inches and body fat I lost since I joined.