High School Weight
As I shared on Transformation Pics Blog, that I started gaining weight when I under went a traumatic situation when I was 16 years old and I recall getting up to 220 lbs as a Senior of highschool. I had not come in terms with this until this past year and that has really openned up my mind to acceptance and healing. This past Saturday's weigh in at Weight Watchers was a huge milestone in my life. I got to see 198 lbs on the scale. I had not seen anything below 200 lbs since high school. I consider myself back to being a 17 year old beauty queen cause I'm at my high school weight. At my Weight Watchers meeting, I got to say that I'm 17 years old again because I'm at my high school weight again. My confidence in myself is soaring high and I can see my goals being reached. I have friends that haven't seen me in awhile that say it's like time had not gone by for me cause I look like the high school Gwynnie they knew in the 90's. I also have had people think I'm in my twenties. I thank them and say they made my day. I think it's time to change my drivers license picture because it is the old Gwyn from 2011. When I went out to see my friend's band play in Joliet, the lady at the bar didn't believe it was me so I had to show her my old pictures on my cell phone. That was a neat experience.
I recall when I first started the weight loss process that the idea of getting to my high school weight seemed so far fetched to me. I focused on small goals of 5%, 10%, and then 5 lbs lost after that. Have your goals be small so you can work up to the huge milestone. It would be unrealistic to say that you want to lose 100 lbs by tomorrow. You would quit the next day if that didn't happen. I really wanted to get down to Onederlander (under 200 lbs) by my year on Weight Watchers, but with a 5 week plateau that set me back to where I wanted to be. I decided to not set myself up for major disappointment and threw out the idea that I would be 199 lbs by my 1 year anniversary of Weight Watchers. I ended up celebrating healthy Gwyn's year at Excalibur Dance Club with a full night of dancing. Not having that limitation set up lifted a whole new perspective for me. That perspective was when I get there, I will get there as long as I don't stop. I did a happy dance when I saw 198.6 on the scale at Weight Watchers. I know I will get down to my goal weight as long as I stay on the plan and keep working out. I'm excited what this year has in store for me.
I challenge you to join my Healthy Habits Challenge so you start working on a healthy you this year. Thanks for reading and feel free to comment below.