31 May 2012


Ok, here's some better news:

I've lost 8 pounds!

My work is offering membership in Weight Watchers for free and I thought I would give it a try.  This past year I have packed on quite a few pounds and I'd like to shed them.  I've been stocky most of my life, and I'm fine with that.  But, I crossed the line from stocky to stout a while ago and it's contributing to my unhappiness.

I started the WW at the end of February.  It's taken me all of March, April and May to lose 8 pounds but at least I'm losing and not gaining.  My goal is to lose another 42 pounds, and yes, that means that I was hovering around 50 pounds overweight.  It's probably more, if you consider my height (or lack thereof) and those grossly unrealistic weight charts that doctors and nutritionists have.

So, if it took me 3 months to lose 8 pounds, then the rest of it should be gone by... hmm... this time next year.  Oh, whatever, it'll just take a while.

And, can I take a moment to complain just a little?  Men and young women have it so much easier!  Especially men!  They just think about losing weight and it falls off.  Grr.  Let me tell you something: post-menopause it gets a lot harder to lose the weight.  I mean, I work out 3 times a week and ride my bike to work as often as I can and it is not enough.  Sigh.  So, I'm doing something about it and it'll take a while, but it's a relief to see the scale going in a happier direction.

Cheers, y'all!


8thday said...

Well, you can always have your boobs cut off - that takes away a few pounds : )

Seriously, my challenge is now not to have my gut stick out further than my flat chest. And it is a MAJOR challenge.

But you know how gorgeous you are, a few extra pounds or not. Don't forget it.

Em said...

Well congrats. I so get it.

I was a bit over my comfortable weight ... and fretting about it. Then I had massive dentistry and have only been able to eat soft things for 2 months now. I've dropped some weight.

But here's the thing: not around the tum, where I want it to go away. Menopause! I'll have to do more than I'm doing, obviously. :P

Anonymous said...

There is this amazing woman at my gym who takes the same group exercise classes that I do. She lost over 100 lbs. in the last year and a half just by eating better and working her butt off (literally). Whenever I feel tired I look over at her and see how much passion she puts into her workout - that helps me push a little harder. I guess anything is possible, we all just need to be passionate about the process. You're on the right track and should be proud of your hard work.

elf said...

You need to switch up your exercises. Your body is now used to what you've been doing. I had a trainer once tell me to change exercises every six weeks. And especially to do difficult exercises.

I clearly need to lose weight and I find I lose weight easily if I just stop drinking wine.

I don't think that's fair.

weese said...

yeah...same boat here - maybe it will sink under the weight.

i suppose i could get out of my chair.

the only daughter said...

I found your 8 pounds (and someone else's 8 to boot) over the past several weeks. But, I'm ON a (new) mission to bequeath these pounds to the next unsuspecting belly (or buttocks).

Congrats to you and YaY to the company.

bookish butch said...

Great news, keep up the good work:-)