|This is from the Weight Watchers app|
A while ago, I changed my "official" goal weight to 133 (I felt really good there, and all my clothes fit nicely). About a year ago, after my skin removal surgery, I got as low as 134--just a pound from reaching goal!--and then the battle continued. I reached a very scary high weight a couple of months ago, at which point I started Weight Watchers (out of desperation to get back to goal).
And as of today, I've gotten back to my "happy range", but I still want to know how it feels to reach my goal weight! I know it's stupid to get hung up with numbers, but I've struggled with my weight my entire life, and I always dreamed of the day I'd reach my goal weight. Then I would feel like I was officially in maintenance mode, and no longer trying to lose.
I would like to get down to 133, just to have that feeling of reaching goal. And this time, I am going to have a maintenance plan. Since I never actually reached goal, I never had a maintenance plan. I expect my weight to fluctuate, but the goal is to fluctuate between 133 and 137 rather than 135 and 155. I've found that it's the last five pounds that actually make the biggest difference in how I feel and how I look. I was going through pictures today from just a couple of months ago, and I can see a huge difference from the beginning of September to now. I'll try and get a good comparison picture tomorrow.
So anyway, today was very exciting to actually get back in my maintenance range, and still feel strong going into the last four pounds.
This afternoon, I worked on making a sparkle skirt. I took a ton of pictures, so I will turn it into a tutorial in case anyone else wants to make one. They're easy to make, and very fun to wear in a race. At the marathon, I got a LOT of compliments on it while I was running. Anyway, I made this for someone else, but I liked the color so much that I had to make one for myself as well:
By the way, if you missed it a few days ago, I'm inviting any of my readers/followers who have a home-based crafting business (maybe an Etsy shop, or a website from which you sell your handmade crafts of any type) to advertise yourself on a blog post (for free). Just write up a paragraph or two about you and your craft (whatever you'd like) and include a picture or two, as well as a link to your site/Etsy shop, and I will compile all of them into a single post in a couple of weeks. I (obviously) love handmade items, and would love to help any readers who may want some exposure :) Just send me an e-mail at SlimKatie (at) runsforcookies (dot) com.