I’ve been working on losing the same 10-pounds since July. In early July, I hit my all time high since reaching my goal weight in 2009 when I weighed in at a whopping 253 pounds. Since that time, I have started collecting 5-pound stars as I work my way back down the scale. There is just something motivating about getting excited for a star sticker!
I had re-committed back in July and had been successful in losing for several weeks. I was so close to getting my 10-pound star but never quite got there. While I had kept off some of the weight I lost, that 10-pound start was just dangling out there like a carrot. I was super stoked when I earned it at my Monday night meeting.
Monday was a super packed day. I woke up and headed straight to my training session with Tyson. I drove back home and showered then met my friends Danielle and Kate to walk the mall. I knew the scale at home was down but I didn’t quite expect a three pound loss once I got to my meeting. I was nervous my activity might hinder it but perhaps it helped give it a boost? Either way, I was happy. I met up with my friend Phoenix and Brenda later in the evening for some much needed girlfriend time. It was twice the activity and quadruple the friends.
I have a funny story: I was pulled over by one of our local agencies as we were driving to Matador for a drink and some chips and salsa. I had forgotten to turn my headlights back on after we left the gas station from returning a Red Box. We had a good laugh but then I was freaked out the rest of the night about having a drink and then driving home later. I actually stuck to just one beer and drank Coke Zero the rest of the night! I saved myself some alcohol points and instead used them for chips and salsa. It was a good trade to me!
We got our new meeting materials on Monday so I’m in the process of reading over it all. Not major changes but I am looking forward to some new meal ideas.