Monday, May 10, 2010

I reached my weight loss goal!!

I am excited to announce that at my last weigh in, I reached my weight loss goal! I am now what TOPS refers to as a KOP which stands for Kept Off Pounds Sensibly, and I intend to do just that. At 159.75 pounds and a height of 5'7" at the age of 42 I think I look and feel great. I really haven't felt this good in a very long time, both physically and emotionally.
I am proud to say that having lost the weight I did not celebrate at all with food. I ate my usual grilled chicken sandwich when we ate out that evening, instead of going ahead and getting a fatty burger. I am also still enjoying the fresh fruits and veggies with each meal. I am not changing how I eat, I will just increase my portions slightly to maintain my weight, rather than lose it. I must confess I did have one slice of dessert on Mother's Day, but I truly have learned that the "sometimes" foods are much more enjoyable when you only eat them "sometimes!"
I just realized that my picture was not taken the day I reached my goal, so I will hopefully have an "after" photo taken this coming Thursday.
I am sorry I have not been blogging lately, this time of year is really hectic for us, and I just haven't had the chance to keep up with much of anything online. I will continue to share my tips and tricks on both losing weight and how to maintain it as things around here slow down.