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Sarah finally goes to Onder-land!!!

Monday, April 04, 2011

As some of you might know from my previous blog, I set the goal for onderland sometime in March. Which meant I had to lose 5 pounds in one month, which seemed doable to me. I never dreamed that I'd have a problem meeting or exceeding that goal. But I did.

As march came to a close, I realized that I probably wasn't going to make it. I had to square with that. Sometimes it's not all about reaching goals, but the fact that we try so hard TO reach them. That has to count for something too.

My ending weight for March was 202.2. I was crushed, but I was determinded to get over the hump. I started really buckling down at some point in the week to prepare for our next WI. That meant water, tracking, and exercise. Even going so far as to weight myself every day, watching as the scale would turn bi-polar.

On Saturday morning, I got up at 5am after going to bed early on Friday night. I stepped on the scale and saw those magickal numbers. 199.4!

I could not believe my eyes. I must have re-set the scale several times to make sure it wasn't playing tricks on me. The same number always came back, no matter where I moved it in my kitchen. Onderland!! FINALLY!!! Musta danced in my kitchen for a good couple of minutes!

I can't remember the last time I've been under 200 pounds for certain. The time I remember as getting close was 8 years ago when I first tried the WW plan, lost 20 pounds, and hit around 205. I was not able to get below 200 before my ex and I moved in with his family a few states away and I went renegade from the program. In the years since, I've seen that number slip farther and farther away from me.

Which was why when I got to 205 this time, I was so crazed to get here! It just felt like if i couldn't break into the 199 barrier, that maybe I'd start to slip back to where I was before. That maybe I couldn't get there. But I did!!

Not only that. But in .5 pounds from my WI weight.. is my 50 pound goal. Holy moley!!!

Edited to adjust my math!

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