Weigh Day (week seventeen)

So, I find myself especially happy this morning.  Why?  I really cannot tell you…I just am.  I am finally starting to feel really proud of myself.  To others that probably sounds weird.  Why would I not be proud of myself before now?  I cannot answer that either.  I am *so* close to losing 50 solid pounds, and that is making me very excited (and proud).  Now, if only I could look at myself in the mirror and see someone thinner…

I remember a time when I would slowly peek down at the numbers, eyes squinted, and holding my breath.  The thought of weighing myself on a regular basis made me have near-panic attacks.  Now; however, I do not find myself anxious or nervous at all, which is nice.  This morning I hopped right up on the scale and saw 267.6 staring back at me.  Awesome.  That is 2.2 pounds down from last week’s weigh in.  My average is 2.6 pounds per week (over the last seventeen weeks).

Alright, now I have a question.  When I started this blog 17 weeks ago I weighed in at 312 pounds.  That would mean I have lost 44.4 pounds.  However, just about a month *before* I started this blog I weighed in at 315.  This number is what scared the beejeebies out of me and made me decide I was going to do something about it.  I just didn’t start blogging until later.  So, on to my question… Should I consider the weight loss from 315 (47.4 pounds) or from 312?  Up until this point I have been calculating weight on this blog from the 312 point, but I am wondering if I should not be “selling myself short” on those other three pounds I have lost.  What are your thoughts?

Oh, and as for that celebration I mentioned earlier…it is on!  A couple of my girlfriends have decided to walk with me in the Holiday in Lights 5K this year in celebration of losing 50 pounds.  The walk is on the 19th, so I have 13 more days to lose the rest and make a complete 50-pound loss.  How exciting?!

How did your week turn out?

-Erica

4 responses to “Weigh Day (week seventeen)

  1. I didn’t start blogging until a month after I decided to do it, and heck didn’t even decide to do it until I’d lost 1lb a week for 3 weeks. So as long as it was done reasonably consistently, I’d start with 315.

    • Honestly, I never really thought about it until I was coming up on 50 pounds lost. Then I started thinking that I was *technically* closer to the 50-lb. mark than my blog says. Of course I’m anxious to get to that 50-lb mark, so I started debating with myself whether or not to count from 315. LOL – Thanks for the input. 🙂

      -Erica

  2. Yep – why not start with 315? Give yourself credit! I’m 2 pounds away from 50. We are BOTH going to get there! I know that the person in the mirror is 48 pounds thinner, but the person in my brain hasn’t caught up. I’m working on her. 🙂

    • Andie,
      That has to be what is happening to me, too. When I look at myself in the mirror I just do not see any differences yet. I *know* I have lost the weight. My clothes *show* that I have lost the weight (since I’m now wearing things I couldn’t before, and I’ve had to give away some clothes that were too big). Logically speaking, I know it is happening, but I just can’t get my mind to *see* it. I still feel fat – very fat – honestly. I wonder how long (or how many pounds) it will take for my mind to *see* what everyone else can already see (apparently). I’m glad I’m not the only one, though. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

      -Erica

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