Monday, August 23, 2010

Weigh in accountability

One of the things that keeps so many people on track with weight watchers is the weigh ins. They aren't public, but the person weighing you in sees your weight and writes it down.

Many bloggers post their weight weekly. It's a far more public way of weighing in, but for many of us, it works and keeps us on track.

When I started this journey, I did both. I went to weight watchers and I posted my weight weekly. Then my weight loss stalled. Then I stopped posting it. Then I started focusing on fitness goals and hoped the weight loss would take care of itself.

I've discovered that, despite being incredibly active, I am still not one of those people that can eat whatever I want. What a shocker.

So, I've started focusing again on what I eat and I've started keeping track of it. As a result, I've started losing weight again and I've decided that it's time to revisit that accountability thing and post it.

So, after months of sitting at a 20ish pound weight loss, yesterday I weighed in at 221.0, for a total weight loss of 22.8 pounds.

Not terribly impressive, given I've been doing this since January. At the same time, 22 pounds down is not 22 pounds up, which is the other direction I could be going. The discoveries I've made during this time are nothing little. I also feel strongly that this is for good. I may be taking some of these steps slowly, but I'm not going back.


  1. 22 down is good! You have a lot going on in your life with those little ones. All of the exercise that you've incorporated into your life is so great.

    It might be a slow on the weight loss side, but I know you feel so much more healthy and confident. You've gained a lot of good things in your journey so far.

    Keep it up, Deb! Write a letter to the 22 pounds you'll lost. Your letters are really good!

  2. Great job, Deb!

    Your loss may have slowed a little, but think of all you've gained in terms of physical activity. You have so much to be proud of! Plus, because of you and your inspiration, I've started WW again and now the C25K! I could never thank you enough :)

  3. I think it's impressive. You didn't give up when things slowed down and you're well on your way to bigger losses. Impressive indeed.

  4. I think 22 is somethign to be proud of, way to go!

  5. Congrats on a weight LOSS! Wonderful news!!

  6. Wahoo! Congratulations on the loss! I've been so sloppy in August, that it would be a miracle if I could see a two pound loss for the month!

    And, you know, you are right. It may be slow going, but you're going--and we'll get there if we don't stop.

    Not only did you loose weight, but when you weren't watching closely, you didn't gain. That is victory!

    Thanks for your comment on my post. I always wonder if I got said what I was trying to say. :) Nice to know that I did. Thanks.


  7. I believe that slow and steady is a good approach. And you get to define how slow (or fast) you approach it. Yes, 22 down is great, and if you feel it - feel better than Jan 1, you are better off. Pounds 23, 24,25, etc... will fall off when you are ready. Stay accountable and they will have no choice but to say goodbye.

  8. Good for you!! I loved your last sentence.. and I feel the same way... I'm not going back!! I love your determination!


  9. Congrats Deb!! Losing 22 pounds is a great accomplishment. With hard work and determination you will get to where you want to be.

  10. 22 pounds is HUGE if you ever doubt that stop by the baking isle when shopping and pick up and hug one of those massive flour bags and then do some quick math to calculate just how many of them it would take to be carrying the 22 extra pounds you carried every day in December of last year.


    Thank You for being a continued inspiration.