Tuesday, February 14, 2012


So it's true, I finally hit goal. I think it's taken me a few weeks to actual believe it!

My grand total lost is 312 pounds. It has taken me over 3 1/2 years, through a broken wrist, through a fractured ankle (same time) and through the most serious medical issues I have ever even dreamed of happening to me. I started this journey when my son was just a pre-schooler, and now he is a big 2nd grader.

So many people have been instrumental to me in just believing in me and supporting me. Everyone at my Friday morning Weight Watcher meetings-strangers who have become friends, my neighbors and fellow school moms and most of all my family. Even the teachers at my sons school have been awesome, they are always so positive and supportive. If you are reading this, thank you so much.

I was so ready to start maintenance but so not ready. Never in my life have I been told to NOT lose weight. Actually I still find it a little perplexing...it's this crazy balancing act.

So my 1st week of maintenance, I increased my pointsplus by 2 a day (Weight Watchers recommended upping a max of 6 pointsplus a day) and I added a fruit a day. I know fruits are 'zero' pointsplus, but I usually stop at 2 but now I am 'allowing' myself 3 a day. Exercise stayed the same (5x a week).

ANYWAY-my first week I gained .8- I get that it's pretty normal but still hard to figure out what should have happened. I decided to not increase or decrease points again just yet...going to give it a few weeks and see how it plays out when my body catches up.

So week 2 of this and I think my biggest issue is trying to not use up my newly added points target with junk-i.e. mini snack bars, pudding etc...so far I am doing just fine with that.

Here are some pictures my husband took over the weekend. I also added a before so you can truly see the before and after now...rather then the 'in progress' :-)

Have a great month!