I started Weight Watchers on May 1, 2010 and I weighed 256.4 pounds.
During my last weigh-in on October 30, 2010 I weighed 198.6.
I have lost 57.8 pounds since May 1, an average of 2.2 pounds a week.
I am 5'8" and Weight Watchers puts my healthy range at 132-164. I think I may aim for 140 as my ultimate goal, but who knows. As I get closer to 164 I may feel that the 160's are better for me. I intend to post some photos of me then/now ASAP but -- like so many who are uncomfortable in their own skin -- I am not sure I have any of me at my heaviest.
More StuffIt took me until I was 35 years old and more than 100 pounds over my ideal weight to realize I needed to make a change and stick with it. I have been fat for a long, long time and before I was fat I thought I was fat and called myself fat (not the way I am calling myself fat now but in the disgusted way teenagers call themselves fat while zipping up size 6 jeans).
So, for me, becoming 100+ pounds overweight is a bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy, growing from all that crazy-talk I subjected myself to beginning at puberty.
I really started to balloon about 4 years ago, when I began graduate school. Stressed out over a master's thesis? Have a Slim Jim and an It's It! I was about 30 pounds overweight when I began graduate school. I think I probably gained about 50 pounds during the course of my 2-year program and maybe another 20 or 25 in the 2 years since then. I got so big, people no longer recognized me. It's totally understandable because I didn't recognize myself, either.
Making Room For Others
So, I am committing to blogging twice a week. On Sundays I will share information about my weekly weigh-in and about the choices I made during the week. Wednesdays will be sort of a mid-week accountability project/weight loss hodgepodge.
Guess that's all for now. More Wednesday!