NUM3ERS

I didn’t expect much tonight.  I had a really bad night, consumed A LOT of Motrin and hardly got any sleep.  All I wanted was to be down 0.8lbs so that I could get my next 5lb sticker.  What I was NOT expecting was to be down 3.2 POUNDS!  I also was NOT expecting to get the 25lb disc that Weight Watchers gives you for hitting that landmark.  It looks like a 1″ silver washer with ’25’ engraved in it (really, that’s exactly what it looks like, I’m not posting a photo….). 

Sometimes it can seem overwhelming knowing how far I still have to go and how long it’s going to take so I find it easier to break it off into nice, manageable chunks. It’s Tuesday night, last week is officially over and I am again, for the 11th time, recommitting myself 100% for the next 7 days.

When I don’t feel like making my lunch, or I resent having to haul a week’s worth of toiletries and clothes to work and back on Fridays and Sundays, or I don’t want to go out into the cold, dark morning and get on the Skytrain with all the weirdos and then drag my sleepy ass over the bridge, I think of the numbers.  The number on the tag inside my pants, the number I’m heading towards and the number of pounds that I have shed in the last 10 weeks.  I also think about the number of hours of planning and organizing and thinking and writing and talking about this that I’ve done.  And I am not going to let a single second of that number be wasted by not doing everything that I can to be successful every week.

So here’s to the next 7 days!

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12 Comments

  1. Kathy said,

    November 14, 2007 at 4:37 am

    Good for you…here’s to a good week!

  2. Denton said,

    November 14, 2007 at 7:36 am

    It is going to be a great week – for us both!!

  3. willamina said,

    November 14, 2007 at 8:24 am

    Just a quick note to say: looks like The Pretty Pear beat us to the punch on the plus-size models thing 😉
    http://www.prettypear.com/2007/11/plus-size-retai.html

  4. November 14, 2007 at 8:30 am

    That was a great week! Congrats on the 25 pound mark!

  5. Tarable said,

    November 14, 2007 at 8:30 am

    That’s a great loss for last week. Congratulations.

  6. November 14, 2007 at 11:41 am

    WAY TO GO! Love the attitude!

  7. Siggy said,

    November 14, 2007 at 12:31 pm

    Great Job!
    I know what it’s like to set yourself up for a crappy weigh in and totally suprise yourself (and everyone else for that matter).

  8. hueyea said,

    November 14, 2007 at 3:21 pm

    Great Job! I guess I really never thought about the numbers in that way. I’m with you though. Here’s to the next seven days!

  9. Marueze said,

    November 14, 2007 at 5:16 pm

    Don’t you love when that happens. . . but it is also great to keep renewing your commitment.

    That is something that I must reinforce with myself. It is so easy to just get tired of it all because it is neverending. Keep it up!

  10. donetta said,

    November 14, 2007 at 8:36 pm

    Oh man rub that good attitude on me! Great sticking to it. You aought to feel good to be you!

  11. November 15, 2007 at 2:33 pm

    Wow! That’s great! Good job and good luck this week!!

  12. January 6, 2008 at 4:32 pm

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