Today is a special day for me in my WLJ. Today I reached my 10% weight loss goal. When I started this journey on March 15th 10% looked WAAAYYYYYYYY out there, but today I looked it in the face.
So what exactly have I achieved? It is MUCH more than a number on the scales, as nice as it is to see that number. The WW web site informs me that by losing 10% of my body weight and keeping it off I have lowered my cholesterol, reduced my blood pressure (I had to get off my blood pressure meds a few months ago because my BP was going too low.), and I have lowered my risk of diabetes… that is a “biggie” for me because diabetes runs in my family, and so does obesity.
I have not wanted to really ponder on the connection between those two things before but now I will shout out that according to David Kirchoff’s book, Weight Loss Boss, by losing 7-8% and keeping it off we lower our risk of diabetes by a whopping 58%!! YAHHH for my health and future! You see, it really is about MUCH more than a number on the scale. It is all about my quality of life for the rest of my life.
If you have not read this book you MUST get it! This book offers lots of advice and strategies for your weight loss journey and is applicable to ANY weight loss program. You do NOT have to be doing Weight Watchers to benefit from this read. I guess many WW members will get this advice from going to their weekly WW meetings but since I am doing this on-line only, I found the book to be very inspirational and helpful. Check it out… Weight Loss Boss, by David Kirchoff. It is available in lots of places.
My next weight goal will be reached soon; a new “digit” will appear in the hundred’s place and I’ll weigh less than I have in about 7 years. I will really celebrate that “changing of the digits” moment! Then I will probably set 10-pound goals until my lower-than-I-want-to-think-about final goal weight is reached.
And now, I am off to celebrate by quilting like crazy. I have a quilt in the machine that must be finished by noon today so I can deliver it.
Well, just let me celebrate a little more…
YAH me! Way to go! Keep it up, gal! WOO-HOO! But the most important celebration..
Thank YOU, Lord, for leading me down this path, for sustaining me when things were hard, for giving me strength for the journey and blessing my efforts!
Have a blessed week.