But I still weigh every 2 to 3 weeks and today I weighed myself. This is a great day, because I am pleased to report I weighed in at 276 pounds.
This means that since June 20, 2010, I have lost 301 pounds. It's very strange to type that. I almost can't believe it. On May 13, 2011, I weighed 377. My goal was to lose 100 pounds in a year. I have managed to beat that by just under a month. I'm very excited about that. My next goal will be to lose 77 pounds in the next year. I know it's going to take that long because the weight loss will inevitably slow down.
So what does this mean? Well, it means nothing more than right now, I weigh 276 pounds. I have to keep doing exactly what I am doing to keep getting the results I am getting.
But more than that, for me, it's personal validation. I feel like I have finally come up with some foods I can eat and some ways to cope and get through the day. The answer for me has been to eat in abundance, but eat fruits, vegetables, lean meats, low fat dairy, whole grains and water. And I do eat a lot.
So today, I will celebrate, just a little. But not too much.