Monday is my weigh-in day and I look forward to it. I have been eking my way down to the low 200's and I was DYING to see the 100's!! When I weighed on Monday I was 200.2lbs. Sooooo close!!
So this week I decided to eat more frequently and really stay on top of my water (as well as cut out peanut butter). I'm thrilled to say that I stepped on the scale this morning (I couldn't wait - I'm so bad!) and weighed in at: 197lbs! Seriously, I still have 5 days left in the week, but I can not tell you how excited I was to finally break into the 100's!! I can't remember seeing a number below 200 since I was about 12 years old.
All through middle school my least favorite class was PE (gym class). Shortly after the school year started in 8th grade, we had to have a physical...at school...during PE...by the school nurse, Mrs. Clark. I don't think they do them like they used to, but it was an eye exam, dental exam, lice check, scoliosis check and weight/height check. Basically, at the super-UN-awkward age of 13, it was nothing short of torture. I nervously went through all of the other stations, eyeing that cold, steel scale in the center of the room. I thought, if I just walked around like I was busy until the bell rings, then I wouldn't have to weigh-in in front of everyone. I thought of excuses that I would use to not have to do the weigh-in...
Alas, the bell rang and I sprinted down the stairs and into the musty locker room. I took my time getting ready and figured I would slip out the door through the gym, so the nurse wouldn't see me if I went back upstairs. The locker room got quiet as the students took off to their next classes. Just as I grabbed my bag to head out the door, smug look and all, I came face-to-face with the nurse. She kindly assured me that no one would be seeing my chart except for her and that she needed to have my weight recorded. I refused to go up and use the scale, but instead quietly whispered my 13-year-old weight, "Two-hundred" I murmured and ran out the door.
8th Grade school picture
I was so thrilled with today's weigh-in that I decided it called for a little impromptu photoshoot with Mr. Charming. He's a fantastic photographer - and one heck of a funny guy! You can check him out on twitter here.
I'm really happy with the changes that have taken place with my body and mind. I'm learning to love my curves and I feel absolutely amazing! I still have about 50 lbs I want to lose, but that will happen in no time, but more importantly, I'm loving the journey I'm on!