Down 3.6 Pounds

All that jumping on the trampoline must have really paid off.  :)

I got on the scale at WW today and I definitely gasped out loud.

Weight loss this week: 3.6 pounds
Current weight: 209.6 pounds
TOTAL weight loss: 26.2 pounds!!

Today’s number on the scale awarded a couple of different milestones in the Weight Watchers world.

The copper-colored keychain signifies that I have lost 10% of my original body weight, which is the first big milestone in WW.  I am now 90% of my starting weight!!  WW talks about the amazing health benefits here, such as:
1. Healthier heart
2. Lower risk of type 2 diabetes
3. More energy
4. Self-confidence and motivation to keep going
5. Less pressure on joints
(Another great article here: The Unexpected Benefits of Weight Loss)

The little silver ring signifies that I have lost 25 pounds.  When I get to my goal of 160 pounds, I will have THREE of those rings.  I know that will be some time from now, but I’m a third of the way there.  And I’m going to be friggin’ hawt.

These aren’t the only reasons that today’s WW meeting was special.  There was a woman there who had lost 101 pounds as of today – and she had an absolutely amazing story. When she came to WW, she was in a wheelchair and on oxygen.  Our leader told us about this awesome lady coming to a meeting and being so proud that she had walked around the block, which was such a huge deal for her.  With about 8 trips to the hospital in a year’s time, she knew that she was doing the right thing in coming to WW to lose the weight that was making her sick.  It was incredibly inspirational, and wonderfully exciting to know that she was kicking ass and taking names.

We also met a man who has been a Lifetime Member since 2007.  This means that he has been at his goal weight for 4 years!  He still comes to meetings once a month to weigh in, and he has kept off the 70 pounds he lost.  INCREDIBLE.

There are so many reasons to be at a healthy weight, but sometimes we all need a little more inspiration.  I got mine today, and I hope that I can provide you with some as well!


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