Weight Watchers Update and Giveaway Winner!

Before I get to my Weight Watchers update I wanted to announce the winner of the ‘Echotone’ giveaway. There were only three people who entered and they all tweeted and commented about the film so each received two entries.

 

1 Veronica
2 Veronica
3 Sidney
4 Sidney
5 Kathleen
6 Kathleen

 

I used random.org to select a winner and lucky #2 was chosen.

 

 

Congratulations Veronica! I will be contacting you shortly to get your mailing address. I hope you love the film as much as I did!

 

Weight Watchers

I was in Houston last Tuesday so I missed my regular workplace Weight Watchers meeting. In order to be eligible for my company’s WW fee reimbursement I had to attend another meeting last week to make up for the one I missed. Unfortunately this meant I would be weighing in Saturday the 12th,11 days from my previous weigh-in, and then again today, the 15th.  Saturday I weighed in at 200 pounds even for a loss of seven pounds bringing my total weight lost on WW up to 80 pounds even.Yay! I hit my 75 pound milestone and was just an ounce away from leaving the 200’s- I was pretty excited Saturday to say the least.

All morning the only thing I could think about was whether or not I would be under 200 at my Weight Watchers meeting. I had made it to‘onederland’ six days ago but since my home scale and the WW scale never match I wasn’t sure how long it would take for me to get below 200 at a WW meeting. I was thrilled to see 199.2 on the scale today. I think I can now officially say I am in the 100’s and I will do whatever it takes to never see the 200’s again!

My next WW milestone is coming up pretty quickly at 196 pounds which represents 30% weight loss from my starting weight.  Since we don’t have a WW meeting next week I am hoping to reach this goal by our next at work meeting on November 29th. Also, by hitting the 100’s I reached another goal which was to be under 200 by the end of the year. I reached that goal early, way ahead of my expectations, which is crazy. About a month ago my BF told me that I would be below 200 by Thanksgiving and I laughed her off. Crazy that I achieved that goal more than two weeks before Thanksgiving and seven and a half weeks before the end of the year. Since I reached the sub-200 pound goal early I have decided to set a new end of year goal- to be at or below 186 by the end of the year. Hitting 186 would put my weight loss at 100 pounds and it would be really cool to hit that 100 pound mark prior to 2012. Wish me luck!

I would just like to say something in regards to achieving the sub-200 pound goal as well as my last few monthly goals. If you have been following then you already know this so I apologize but I just wanted to point out that up until August I hadn’t been hitting any of the goals by the date I had set. For example,  I had a monthly goal of losing ten pounds and after hitting that goal the first month I had 4 months in a row when I didn’t. I also had set date goals to hit my 5% loss and 10% loss and didn’t make them either. I didn’t give up though because I was focused on the more important issues; eating better and moving more. It took about six months until my body started to lose regularly and yes there were times where it was difficult to push through I never let it stop me. We are all different, we all lose weight differently, we all eat differently, we all enjoy different activities and that is really important to remember.  Just find what works for you and stick with it….you’ll get there. So will I !

Thanks for reading!

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November 15, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , . Movies, Music, Weight Loss, Weight Watchers.

8 Comments

  1. Steph...In Motion replied:

    Congratulations on crushing those goals! You’re so right about not giving up when things don’t move as quickly as anticipated. Small successes lead to HUGE victories!

    • Dacia replied:

      I like that saying- “small successes lead to huge victories”! So very true! I think that’s going to be my new mantra! Thank you!

  2. jamesandjax replied:

    186 by the end of the year?! You got this. Piece of cake. Wait, should I not say cake?

    Congratulations on achieving your goals. You’re awesome!

    • Dacia replied:

      You can say cake. That’s the beauty of WW – you can eat whatever you want. It’s all about portion control! Although since I am off dairy you should say piece of vegan pumpkin pie instead 😉

  3. juleen76 replied:

    You’re amazing! I’m so jealous! I’m still stuck around 208 lbs and can’t seem to go anywhere from there. Hopefully now that I’m working out a couple of times a week I will start losing again. I’m doing Nia with Suddenly Sidney on Friday morning!!!

    • Dacia replied:

      Have fun at Nia! I hope you love it! It has changed my life and really helped propel my weight loss. I can’t wait to hear all about it!

  4. Simply Sidney replied:

    I’m not going to call you a goal hitter, no you my very good friend are a goal smashers!! You are trusting the process and looking forward every step of the way. Goals are not always met, but
    when you keep moving forward you inspire yourself and all of us right along with you!!! 186 knows its day is coming fast and that he’s only getting you for a short time 😉

    Juleen was amazing at Nia and I hope to see her again in a few weeks for another class!!

    • Dacia replied:

      Thank you! I always found it easier to work towards a smaller goal, even if I didn’t meet it, than towards a large goal. Losing 136 lbs seemed impossible but losing ten didn’t so I started from there. There are so many people out there making good choices for the body and lifestyle, you included, I can’t help but be inspired! Thank you!

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