Monday, March 17, 2014

Weight Loss Goal Met!

Today is a day that I have been waiting for and working towards for 17 and a half months. I stepped on the scale this morning and I saw this :

I weighed myself like four times to make sure it wasn't a fluke! Same exact number all four times!  I entered my weight into my Weight Watchers app, and I finally got to see this screen: 

I asked James to take a few photos of me when he got home from work today., but before we get to those I have a "before" photo to share with you from 2011.
I'm note sure what I weighed in that photo, but I think it was between 245 and 250 lbs.

And today:

 These boot used to be so tight that I could barely get the sides of them zipped up. Now there is room to spare.
 Those are an old pair of my jeans. They used to fit comfortably. They are a size 20.  I am going to save these as a reminder of how far I've come.

James watched the kids for me this evening so I could got clothes shopping. I've been putting up with jeans that are so loose I can take them off without unbuttoning them, and I was itching to get some that fit.  The clerk at the store asked me what size I wanted to try on. I told her maybe and 8 or a 10. I hadn't bought pants in a while, so I didn't know what size I would need.  I was surprised when the size 8's were too big. I wear a size 6! I've never worn a size 6 in my life!  The last time I bought jeans at that store I was in a size 16.  I bought a few shirts, some were small, some were extra small.  I also went to Victoria's Secret and got some much need things there, which were also way smaller, but that's a bit much to share. Some of my flats are too loose to stay on my foot now, but that isn't an urgent need - so no shoe shopping today.

Here's a breakdown of how my sizes have changed:
pants: from a 20/22 to a 6
shirts: from a 2x to a small
ring fingers: left hand size 8 to 6, right hand hand 8.5 to a 6.5

Thank you to all of you who have been such an encouragement to me these past months! And a big thank you to Gina at Skinnytaste! It was her delicious Weight Watchers recipes that convinced me to give the program a try. If you are struggling on the same kind of journey, do not give up. There were days when it was hard. There were times when I prayed for self control. God heard. If I can do this, so can you. You might find that a different program suits your needs better, but find something that you like and stick with it. When you fall of the wagon, get right back on it the next day. 


  1. Oh, Stephanie, I am sooooo happy for you. What discipline and determination this took. Hats off to you!!!