Part of going public with my weight loss journey means that I need to shoot out some embarrassing numbers.
Frankly, I am not sure what my highest weight is. I could not even quote what I weighed when I was pregnant with babybear. All I know is that I was 6 months pregnant and just starting to show under all my fat when she passed away.
I do know that when I joined Curves in June 2008, I weighed 225. Ouch. I see by my chart that I kept track until September and in that time I lost 10 pounds. Then as I mentioned previously, my husband's cancer came back and I stopped going to Curves. I know that I re-gained all that weight and I think I got up to 228 at one point, maybe more.
At the end of November 2010, I spontaneously stepped on the scale for the first time in months and noticed my weight had gone down. I was baffled as to how I could have lost weight again. It may simply be attributed to the fact that I have become a little more active again in the last year, and I had started a new job which had me walking almost steadily for an hour.
At about this time, I had ran out of coke (the cola!) and didn't make it to the store. When I finally went there, I could not bring myself to pay the full price for it on my limited budget. I left the store, and realized that (a) I was not upset about not having coke and (b) I had already gone without it for almost a week. A week!
And thus started the victory against coke! I still drink it on occasion but I have yet to even go through a second case of coke this year. I used to go through one case every couple days!
On December 1st, I took note of my weight. I had 6 cokes in the entire month of December - compared to my previous 4-6 a day habit! - and lost 4 lbs. It motivated me to keep trying to loose weight. It's been slow moving after the first month but it is happening. My diet has more or less remained the same, other than the coke. I've since added regular exercise to my routine and that has helped too. I met my first major weight loss goal in April, which was to be under 200 lbs. Let's hope I can stay there.