Saturday, April 12, 2008

it's official... i'm a loser... a BIG ONE...

Well, I did it. I hit my 75 lb goal (officially) this morning.

I weighed in at 188.4 on the WW scales.

That's actually 76.8 pounds I've lost since a year ago next month (May 12th).

I worked my butt off last week trying for it. I lost 3.2 pounds. I was real strict about EVERYTHING. I didn't overindulge on the weekend (last weekend) like I normally do. I only used about 5 of my flex points last weekend. And then throughout the week, I would only allow myself to go over my allotted 24 daily points if it was something healthy, like, say, peanuts, which are high in fat but it's a good fat that your body needs and has lots of protein and fiber. I ate bulky foods that would keep me full longer. And I focused on high fiber, high protein, no sugar substitute, foods high in vitamin A, I made sure I had at least one serving of veggies a day (which is good for me because I know I don't eat enough veggies and fruit). I had oranges for extra vitamin C. I had pumpkin and flaxseed oil and plenty of dairy every day. I'm telling you this whole thing was calculated.

Here's a pic of me comparing August 06 at 285 to now 188:

Okay, here's the thing... my weight loss has been cyclical from the start. I'll lose a big number and then the next few weeks will be next to nothing. So I don't know if it was my plan or if it was just time for me to lose big. So I'm going to try and do the same thing this coming week and see if it happens again.

Oh, yea, and I only exercised twice last week. (Bad Cara.) But this week, we're going to the gym every morning.

Oh, and here's the absolute best part...

I bought a pair of shorts last night and they're SIZE 14!!!!

I haven't fit in size 14 since before my 19 year old was born. I couldn't believe it. I tried on the size 16 and it seemed to be a bit loose so I asked my daughter to go get me a size 14 just for giggles and grins. And low and behold, they fit perfectly!!!

Can you believe it!!!????

So, how was your week?

(Oh, by the way, my mom finally started her own blog. You're comments were a great help. Thanks everyone!)


jodi said...

thank you for the compliment and now i have one for you... CONGRATS on the 75 pounds, that is incredible! your before/after pics are even more amazing, you totally deserve kudos for the transformation... and you are working WW like a champ too, keep it up! :o)

p.s. i didn't go short with my hair right away, it was a gradual thing over time... plus i'm just not the type that can wear longer hair and the current style seems to fit my personality... i say go for it! don't let your weight hold you back! :o)

amy said...

wowsers, thats just awesome

Deborah said...

Woo Hoo! I'm so proud of you!

Donna said...

Wow, congrats Cara!!! Thanks for being such a motivator :)