Drum roll, please!

In my last post I mentioned that I have a HUGE motivation to get this weight off. We are apparently going to be "thrown" an anniversary party for our 25th. There will be pictures. (Shrieking loudly deep inside my soul.)

I heard that news last Sunday. On Tuesday I got REALLY serious. REALLY. I walked every day, including this Sunday. I FAITHFULLY followed my diet. I downed 8-9 glasses of water each day. I went to the bathroom a lot.

Well, it worked! Imagine that.

I lost 4.4 pounds this week! I suspect that a lot of that is excess water retention. Fine with me. Since it was hanging around, it had to go. I don't expect the next week to have as dramatic of a loss, but 1-2 (preferably two!) pounds a week will put me in the 160s by August 3rd.

I just finished my 20 minute walk. I'm sipping my second glass of water while I'm typing this and I'm about to have my low-calorie breakfast. A sense of the possibility of success is flooding through me.

I will do this.


~Tessa~Scoffs said...

Oh Yay! This is great news. I love to hear (read) that you're excited about possibilities. We hide from the world, afraid to change, but not recognizing what we're doing as "hiding" or what we're feeling as "fear." Have COURAGE, my dear! And have fun.

Lorie B said...

Yeah!!! I am so very happy for you, Roxanne. I was going to start a reducing plan myself this week, and then my kids starting getting ill. *sigh* Maybe next time. Keep it up.

Packrat said...

Wow! Way to go! Hopefully, the weather will cooperate so that you won't want to skip walking.

Dr. Julie-Ann said...

Yay, You!!

Amanda said...

Congrats! I'm sure you'll do fabulous.