If I can get out of the 150's, it will be a freaking miracle. I was kinda bummed that it wasn't at least .02 more so I could say I'm officially out of the 150's. But it will happen soon enough! And I'm glad to have the weigh in done and over with. :)
Today at my meeting, I got a yellow sticker and a bookmark, coupled with a nice round of applause from the group (I'm down 5.4 pounds since I started there). Even though it's not my normal meeting, I really enjoyed and appreciated the recognition. 5 pounds is a small feat compared to some, but for me- who only has about 20 pounds (or less) left to lose, 5 pounds was big! Another 5 pounds will be huge! The leader asked me what my "secret" was- and even though I don't feel like I have any secret, I can say (and did say) that I attribute this weight loss mostly to working out. She asked me- "you don't feel like any of this came from eating better?" and of course I do believe that, but I'm at a point where if I don't work out, I don't lose. So realizing that and accepting that has been a big part of my success.
I am excited to lose the next 10 pounds. Even though it seems like an uphill battle sometimes, I think back to 10 pounds ago when I was first beginning, and how monumental the whole thing looked. I wasn't sure if I could do it- I still wonder some days if I can finish what I started. It's taken me almost 6 months to lose these 10 pounds! I know for some people, 10 pounds can be lost in a month. And that's great and I'm a little jealous, because I wish I could do it like that. I've done it like that before, but I had to take drastic measures to get it done. I had to change my lifestyle pretty drastically, and this time around I just didn't want to do that. I am getting better at watching what I eat and working out more, but I seriously wanted this time around to do something that works for me long term- not another quick fix that as soon as I walked away from it- I was gaining the weight back. So it's been a slow process. I'm still happy that it's happening. :) I don't care how long it takes as long as it's gone.
Good luck on your journey guys! I have to get some work done. Thank you for reading.