So I totally couldn't wait to get on the scale for 2 weeks. I cheated and weighed myself on Thursday of last week and was super disappointed that the number was a pound up. I was so irritated, and found myself wanting to just throw in the towel....but I didn't. I knew there was no way I could have gained a pound, so I just kept pushing through. Friday morning I decided I was a glutton for punishment and weighed myself again. This weigh in went a little something like this...pulled the scale out, made sure I had voided any and all liquid that my bladder may have been holding, undressed as much as is humanly possible, and took a deep breath. I stepped on the scale. I swear it felt like I was watching an episode of The Biggest Loser where they get on the scale and you have to wait until the commercial break to see what the number is. I exhaled and looked down...I proceeded to yell at the scale "It's about damn time!" as if the scale can hear me and had feelings. I said it with such fervor. BAM! 20 lbs lost! Fina-freak-ingly! I jumped my booty off of that scale and jumped off my first plateau. I was feeling awesome and accomplished. I know I feel better and look better than I have in years, but that damn scale has to validate it for me. It's unfortunate, but that's what I have to go by. So here comes Saturday and I was feeling pretty awesome, so I decided to weigh myself again. My face was looking very different to me, and I can only attribute the difference in the fact that my eyes are more visible and my cheeks aren't so puffy.
Before I go into detail about my Saturday weigh in, I want to give a little background on my struggle with losing. Over the course of the past 13 years, I have managed to gain a total of 70 lbs (non pregnancy weight), however in that time I've never been able to lose more than 20 lbs at a time. During that span of 13 years I have done the following in an attempt to lose weight: Weight Watchers (6 times, 4 times online and 2 in person), juicing, Personal trainer, Nutritionist, Metformin, calorie restriction, Quick Weight Loss Clinics, P90X, South Beach Diet, Mediterranean Diet,6 week body makeover, low carb diet, Sugar busters, The Biggest Loser meal plans....shall I go on? I think you get the point. Some of the notables: with Weight Watchers, out of all 6 attempts over the years, the most I lost was 16 lbs. Juicing I would do more for detoxing, but I would lose close to 10 lbs (mostly water). Metformin does nothing but give me stomach aches and nausea....weight loss is non existent. Quick Weight Loss, now that's an interesting beast right there. I did this for about 6 months, halfway into it I was dry heaving over all the food I was supposed to eat, none of their supplements came without artificial sweeteners, and the salt restriction led to constant light headed feelings and nearly passing out. However....I did lose 19 lbs. The most success I had was with a personal trainer/nutritionist combo. I lost 20 lbs back in 2009, but hit a plateau for about 6 months and literally gave up. My trainer as well as nutritionist didn't know what else to do for me at that point. I was frustrated to no end. That was the last time I had been able to lost 20 lbs. Which brings me back to Saturday. I decided to step on the scale once again because again, I'm a glutton for punishment of the scale, and a number popped up. I looked at it and then got off the scale, waited for it to turn 0 again and got back on again saw the same number, got off, and repeated again!. I couldn't believe what I saw. The number on my scale was 21 lbs down from where I started!!!! Could this really be happening?!?! Did I really just break a weight loss slump of 13 years?!?! YES I DID!!! Of course this weigh in was followed by some tears of joy because I'm doing it! I'm finally doing it!! I've had so many people comment this past week as well that they can tell I've lost weight. This is HUGE for me as I haven't heard that in a long time. My next thing is to get to 40 lbs lost. That's my next goal. Once I reach there....I (hopefully) will reveal my starting and current weights to all the world to see. I might even post a picture, just depends on how adventurous I am feeling :)
In other news, I discovered Cotton Candy Grapes this weekend. Can I just say, HOLY MOLY! I'm pretty sure these grapes have some highly addictive substance in there. I was skeptical at first when the lady in the grocery store said "they have grapes over there that taste just like cotton candy" I said " nuh uh!" she replied "yes, here!" (hands me her bag to try one) Me: "SHUT UP!!, they do taste like freaking cotton candy!!" I proceeded to buy 2.5 lbs worth of these precious little jewels from the heavens above!. At 3.99/lb they better get eaten at home! Well no worries there! By Sunday I had to buy another 2.5 lbs to help keep our new addiction at bay. If you follow me on Instagram, here's my grape photo: (mommybehealthy)