Ten pounds down and 75 more to go! The first ten pounds is definitely a mile marker, it is the first sign of success and reaching that weight gave me a feeling of empowerment and renewed excitement. Now the first ten pounds is pretty easy to lose, I think I lost five pounds the first week just from water weight and excess food weight. But it was still a victory and set the ball in motion for future success. I joined Weight Watchers February 17th 2013 at 211 and I hit 200 March 24th 2013, about one month and a week. Based on what I said above, it took me about a month to lose the last five pounds and this is what I had to say when I jotted down how I felt at 200 pounds: "Time to start exercising. I need to figure out how to exercise with two kids around. Feeling like I have a lot of areas to work on and like I need to spend more time with Lily. I have lost all baby related weight and I am now entering the hard-core weight loss zone."
Remembering the first 10 pounds I lost reminds me of where I have come from and reaffirms my dedication to continue on this journey and reach my goal. I don't ever want to go back to the way I felt, hardly being able to get up the stairs to the bedrooms in my house, having no energy to play with the kids, park days were miserable for me because I had to move around so much! Those pounds are gone for good, I am looking forward with renewed devotion to my 30 day challenge and learning how to eat healthy.