I am within 8 pounds of my Weight Watchers goal weight - 8 POUNDS!! This is a milestone that three years ago I couldn't even let myself think about. If I thought too much about what life was going to be like when I lost over 100 pounds I would have frozen up. Along the way I have just looked to the next smaller goal in order to keep my momentum up. Now my small goal has merged into one of my great big over arching major goals and, whew! This is going to take some real mind over matter work. I don't want to get this close and come up short, no I am in this to win it!
When I hit this goal a few really cool things will happen. The first is I will begin the six week clock toward not paying Weight Watchers anymore. I am very much looking forward to seeing that line item on my bank statement once a month. I have zero regrets about joining, this program may have saved my life BUT it has been three years and I am ready to graduate. The second cool thing will be taking my wedding and engagement rings to be resized. Not long into our weight loss both my husband and I became unable to wear our rings. We decided to wait to have them resized so that we only did it once. This is partly to reduce the stress on the metal and mostly because we wanted to have something really special to mark the completion of our journey together. I was able to wear my rings for the end of my pregnancy (thank you water retention) but I am very much looking forward to having them back on my finger permanently.
So here is what I am doing to help me stay the course and hit this one out of the park. I have committed to - wait for it - actually following the Weight Watcher's plan for the entire month of August. If it goes in my mouth I am logging it. By committing to logging my food I am also breaking everyday down into a measurable opportunity to succeed. Knowing that I am most likely to overeat when I am bored or tired I am keeping a list of activities to engage in during down time and giving myself permission to rest while my son is napping. I have a sign on the fridge to remind myself of how close I am to my next milestone to help me stay on track. Finally I am going to make an extra effort to move this month, my house may wind up cleaner than it has been in a long time!
Watch this space for updates. It would be so sweet to accomplish this goal by the end of the month in time for the three year anniversary of beginning this journey.