December 1, 2008

G-O-A-L!!!

Just in time for holiday dinners, trays of Christmas goodies and company parties -- I hit my goal weight.

It took me 16 weeks to lose:
  • 17 pounds
  • 4% body fat
  • a combined total of 13".
For the first time in my life I'm happy with how I look (minus the 3" I lost in my chest). My BMI is well under the top range for normal and my body fat percentage falls into the very upper range of the "fitness" category. As long as I can remember I've been overweight (BMI) and acceptable (body fat %). I'm seeing definition of muscles that I've never seen before and I physically feel better than ever. All of it combined feels great.

More importantly though, I'm proud of myself. Dieting is hard for me. I like to eat. Especially things that aren't healthy for me -- ice cream, chocolate, breads, etc. Being on the core program of WW helped me to cut that extra junk out and to focus on eating healthy foods in smaller portions. I think too, that paying the monthly fees made me commit to it. I was wasting my money if I wasn't following the program.

Once I hit my goal weight, WW put me into what they term "maintenance" but didn't drop the monthly fees since I am doing the online program. I've found a calculator online that explains the formula for figuring points and I have printed off the list of core foods. So for now, I think I'm going to stop my subscription and have a go at it on my own.

My next goal is to make it through to the first of January and maintain this weight. That will be the true test as to how well I can do it on my own.

7 comments:

Polly Gamwich said...

Can I just say CONGRATULATIONS!!! That's a huge success! If you have any before and after pics I know we'd love to see em - if you want to share.

The holidays are hard for dieting so I admire your goal to maintain til New Years!!

Good job!

Ash said...

congrats!

Kristin, Rod, and Victoria said...

WOO HOO!!!

Awesome, girlie! You know I'll always think you're cute tho ;)

Anonymous said...

Way to go Dys!!! If only I had the same will power...

peter said...

Congratulations! I think that you should post some hot pictures of yourself. Once I finish breast feeding, I hope I can accomplish what you have. :)

marci said...

Congrats! Six weeks of maintenance and if you're within 2 lbs of goal, you're lifetime.

BTW, WW just changed the online site -- they're tweaking the plan slightly effective 12/7/08. I'm getting there -- you're inspiring me!

marci said...

Psst... you know there's a WW points calculator online for igoogle? :)