Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Week 29 Weigh-In: -75!

The last few days have been great.

On Saturday, I finished my bootcamp intro classes.

On Sunday, I finished the C25K program.

And, today, the stingy scale finally coughed up some big love and I hit -75 down. -75.4 to be exact. Well, it is almost half-a-pound there.

I wasn't sure what this weigh-in would bring. Over the past two weeks I lost a grand total of 1.4 pounds, despite working harder than ever in the exercise department. It was discouraging, to be sure, but I knew if I kept on plugging my body would give it up.

I gotta admit, I didn't expect -4. When running Sunday my mind was wandering a bit and I was figuring out how much I had to lose to get to -75, my next big milestone.

I needed to lose 3.6 lbs. Would it happen Tuesday? Who knows? I've had big weigh-ins like that before, so it's possible, but given how the scale has been acting on Tuesday mornings, I wouldn't have put money on it.

I was nervous, as always, when weighing in this morning. As I approached my favorite receptionist, Donna, she asked nicely, "Would you go to Holly? She's training someone."

I reluctantly agreed and went to Holly, who said, "OK," my cue to step on the scale.

Then....nothing. Some receptionists, like Donna, will whisper your loss. She usually proceeds it with "Goooood." When she says nothing, it's not good. So when Holly said nothing, I was nervous.

"Oh," she said rather nonchalantly. "You lost 4 lbs."

Damn, Holly, step up the enthusiasm. That's a lot!

I did the quick math in my head and realized I made it. -75! I've been gunning for that -75 lb charm since I earned my -50 charm in January.

Got a hug from the leader and pretty much floated into the meeting room. Non-exciting weigh-in streak broken, big milestone reached.

Then, I realized, I am only 6.6 lbs from Onederland. A very big deal. And, of course, the last charm to go, -100. Can't wait.


  1. I am so glad you are doing this, and you will be, too.
    And I must say it one more time - you are a weight loss rock star!

  2. WTG on reaching such a milestone. As Flo said, you are a weight loss ROCK STAR!!