Thursday, January 14, 2010

We Have Stats, People!

See the "My Progress" link on the sidebar for my weight loss and inches lost since starting Weight Watchers 11/11/2009.  I debated whether or not to post it and decided to for accountability.  It's hard to think about people seeing the numbers and judging, but maybe the thought of that will help me see myself as I am right now.  Sometimes I think we fall into sort of a body dysmorphia, where we look in the mirror but instead of seeing the reflection, we see what we expect to see.  It could be the newly slim person seeing their former heavier self (more common than you might suspect), the fit person seeing non-existent excess weight, or in my case, the heavy person seeing someone somewhat smaller.  So here's to seeing clearly!

On a related note, I went to WW last night after missing last week's meeting.  I went to our final two Christmases of the holiday season in the interim and am pleased to report I only gained 0.8 lbs in the two weeks since the last time I went to a meeting.  I would have liked to see a loss but it could have been worse, especially since I'm still struggling with tracking my food.  But today is a new day, I have my tracker in-hand and am starting fresh!  And if you'll notice on my Progress page, minus a few inches, which I am attributing to my recent workout streak.  Wahoo!

10 comments:

Corletta said...

Hey there! Just wanted to let you know that I will be following your blog so that I can send you daily encouragement. You can do this!

liz said...

thanks corletta, and welcome!

Cammy said...

You've done so well! To lose that much weight with two (or three) major holidays in the midst, not to mention the drudgery of winter is quite an accomplishment!

liz said...

thanks cammy, your encouragement means alot to me!

Diane Fit to the finish said...

Great stats, you have done great and wonderful job over the holidays. Wow!

I wish you all the best!

Diane

JBS said...

I love the stats! How did you get another page? I'm usually an iweb user. You are doing well to get through a stressful time.

liz said...

jbs and diane, thanks!

jbs, i'm not familiar with iweb, i use a pc. i'm just feeling my way around with the blogging and thank goodness blogspot is so user-friendly.

to add a static page first i created a post, backdating it to prior to my initial blog post. that's not necessary, but then if people go back to see the start of your blog, then the info such as 'my progress' will be right there with your introduction.

then i added a 'gadget' in the blogger layout editor, chose 'text' as the kind of gadget i wanted to make, and made it a link to that specific post.

does that answer your question? or was it clear as mud?!

Kelly said...

I agree with Cammy- losing ANY weight during the time of the year you have done it is pretty amazing- I know I haven't! I think you are going to see more progress in the next couple of weeks moving away from the holidays. What you have done so far is amazing!

Anonymous Fat Girl said...

I'm so proud of you. I know how hard it is to post the truth of your situation (your stats).

I think you are doing splendid! :)

The Chubby Girl Diaries said...

You have done such a great job!! Congratulations on your successes so far! You totally owned the holidays! :o)

~Kellie