5 years, 8 months and 25 days. That's a long time to work toward a goal. Admittedly I wasn't working toward it the entire 5+ years, I did have a couple of kids during that time. Well, I suppose even during those times I was in some ways still working toward my ultimate goal of lifestyle change, if not actively trying to lose weight.
I got on the scale this morning expecting to see 147 point something. When the 145 popped up I was shocked! Goal weight, and right on the money. I weighed myself two more times. Yep, it's real. I guess the TTOTM bloating went down overnight! I even weigh less than Miguel now. First time ever.
I went to my weight watchers meeting and hoped I would be under 147 with all my clothes on. 147 is my official WW goal since I'm clothed. I was shocked to be 145.8 on the scale there. So I got my goal star and have started the 6 week maintenance phase until I reach lifetime. I'm excited to stop paying for WW.
I was giddy all morning knowing that I had finally arrived. I know this number doesn't really change anything, but it just feels so good to finally hit it. So good.
As far as eating I plan to keep doing what I'm doing. I don't really feel like I'm "dieting" per se. I think I'm eating a healthy, balanced diet. I'll just have to see what happens with my weight.
I'll close with a picture I took the other day when testing out outfits for the triathlon.
|Happy with my body.|
And one I took of myself before going out with the girls a while back. What can I say? I'm feeling good about myself these days :)