A food addict's travels on the road to recovery.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Yeah Baby!!!

I weigh 237.0 this morning for a 5 POUND LOSS!!!!

It was SUCH a hard week for me, for no good reason. I had the urge to binge nearly every day. I'm so, so glad I didn't. I broke into the 230's this week and I'm saying goodbye to 240 FOREVER!!!

This weigh-in is a bittersweet milestone. I haven't seen 237 lbs. in many, many years. This is what I weighed in my senior year of high school when I was 17 years old.

It's bitter because 237 lbs. is a WHOLE lot to weigh when you're surrounded by 100 lb. twig girls , otherwise known as skinny b*tches, lol. So saying "I'm back to my high school weight!!" doesn't sound all that hot coming from me, lol.

It's sweet because right after I graduated from high school, a couple of life-altering events happened, and I ended up ballooning up to 340 lbs. at my highest weight. So this 237 lbs signifies that I've lost 103 lbs. so far. When I look at it like that, it's something to be proud of. :)

I'm fixing to eat breakfast and head to the park for my daily walk. I pushed past the 3 mile marker this week and I'm now walking 3.5 miles as my regular walk. Looking back when I first started, I was walking 1 mile and thought I was dying. Now I'm up to 3.5 miles and I'm actually starting to enjoy it. Did everyone catch that? Tammy, who wrote a post entitled "E is for Evil...and Exercise", is now enjoying the walking. Thank God for progress!!

Dwayne and I are going on a little weekend getaway to Cherokee, NC tonight when he gets off work. It's only a 3 hour drive. We're staying 2 nights and coming back Sunday morning. My plan is to do a 3 mile hike on a trail that Brittany from "Me vs. the Buffet" told me about and I was all excited about hiking a new trail. I reminded Dwayne yesterday that we'll be doing a hike on Saturday, and he said, "Well just make sure it's not too hard, or too far, or too long...I don't want to be worn out the first part of the day and not be able to enjoy myself."

Now....the first thing I wanted to do was scream "Lazy Ass!!" and hang up on him. But I didn't, I politely responded that the trail is only 3 miles and we'd walk as much of it as he could handle. In my mind, I was wondering what he was afraid he was going to be too worn out for?? Holding up the TV remote in the motel room? Pushing the buttons on the quarter slot machines at the casino? Leisurely strolling through souvenir shops? Lifting up his greasy Big Mac to his lips when it's time for lunch?

I was already a little anxious about the weekend eating with him while we're away from home and will be doing nearly all of our eating out of a very limited amount of restaurants in this tiny mountain town. But now he's trying to eff up my exercise, too??? If you've got a significant other who is completely supportive of the work you're doing, and is even willing to join in w/o offering too much resistance....be very, very thankful. :)


  1. WOOHOO! 5 pounds in a week is absolutely amazing! You are really kicking those pounds out the door. Awesome.

    I hope you have a good weekend trip. He'll perk up and be more excited about the hike when he gets there. At least I hope he will!!

  2. Amazing loss this week! Congrats! Enjoy your weekend! I just got back from Cherokee on Wednesday, spent the day with my hubby at the casino!

  3. YAY!!! Good for you!! Your doing awesome! My hardest days are the weekends...because we are usually out and about and end up eating out. But we still try to eat good:) Have fun on your weekend getaway!:)

  4. 5 lbs?!?!? Oh you are so amazing! I am glad. You took 3 lbs and completely knocked it off the shelf! I just got your email...I'll respond.

  5. WOW! What great loss! WELL DONE! THank you for showing again what can be done with a hell of a lot of hard work!
    I know you are so determined. Just think about that if you are feeling pressure on your wknd away. Just enjoy yourself too!
    WAY TO GO!!

  6. Hi Tammy. You earnt that 5lb loss for being a warroir all week. (Did you see Diane, fit to the finish on this today?)

    Difficult about Dwayne but if I were you I'd tell him a man needs good stamina to perform his natural function in life!

    Just keep focussed on having another good loss next week. Salad, salad, and more salad. If there's nothing decent on the menu just ask for salad.

    You can do it!

    Hope you have a good weekend.
    Best wishes,
    Bearfriend xx

  7. Wow! 5 pounds? FIVE POUNDS?? That is fantastic - well done you!

  8. Congratulations! Amazing to lose 5 lbs in one week. I just set a goal to reach 190 by November 2, because hubby and I are going to the Domincan Republic that day to see our daughter in the Peace Corps. That gives me 8 pounds in 6 weeks, which is a very doable goal. I'm hoping that posting my weekly weigh ins from now til then helps. Thanks for the inspiration. And I love how your southern accent showed up in your post today, when you said you were "fixing to eat breakfast..." I'm from Atlanta so it's nice knowing you're down there in my old neck of the woods. Keep up the excellent work! It'll help me just say no to the next binge, hopefully.

  9. You look great - I look forward to following your blog. Congrats on the loss!

  10. First off, congratulations on losing 5 pounds in one week - that is amazing!!! You are doing so well and I love how your attitude toward exercise has changed (I can so relate to this!).

    I understand your frustration with Dwayne, - hopefully HIS attitude toward exercise will improve as he sees how much you get out of it. Good luck with the weekend's eating - just make the best choices you can and above all, enjoy yourself!

  11. Wow, five pounds is amazing!! And breaking a milestone by a nice chunk (not just 239.9, but three whole pounds under 240) is so much more reassuring that it's here to stay!! Congratulations, not only on the loss but on how far you've come!

  12. OMG!!! I'm so excited for you! Congratulations! In one foul swoop you managed:
    - a five pound loss
    - to break into your lowest weight since high school
    - to cross the one hundred pounds lost barrier
    This is one important milestone number! Make sure you enjoy it!!! Stay focused this weekend and concentrate on your own actions and choices, not Dwayne's; I recognize that I am really lucky on that front, and that it is a huge struggle for you, but you can do this... you already are! I'm SO proud of you!!!

  13. Oh Tammy Girl you are a STAR. After your struggle this week that is an Amazing result.
    Well Done xx

    Hope you enjoy your weekend and Dwayne begins to get active and enjoys it with you.

    You are on the threshold of a new beginning, with this milestone, don't let anyone stop you now.



  14. Great job on the weigh in!!!

    You're doing so good!

  15. Oh my gosh, yay! And here I was worried that you were gonna be sad if you didn't get the loss you wanted, and you went and surpassed it! That's great!

    It's also great to hear that you're starting to enjoy your exercise. I think that's really key because most people won't stick with something they hate for very long. Sorry that Dwayne isn't so supportive when it comes to hiking/walking with you, but it's good that you stick to your guns and go anyway. This is why you are having such success, and with your determination it's just going to get better and better.

  16. Way TO Go TAMMY!!! WHOOOHOOO!!!! 103lbs from your highest weight ever! That's a lot of hard work and dedication put in there.

    Got a great chuckle out of your hubby's comment and your thought response about the remote control. LOL!

    I hope you are having a fabulous weekend! Can't wait to hear about it.

  17. Wow, Tammy! 5 lbs?!! That is awesome! I'm so happy for you.

    Have a fun time this weekend. Don't let anything take your eyes of your goal!