This week, I am very proud of myself for sticking with Weight Watchers for another week. Today marks Day 20 of being binge-free and 100% on plan with WW. Each day that goes by motivates me more and more to keep that streak going! My longest streak since early 2014 is only 24 days, so I want to beat that... and then continue on and hopefully set some new streak records ;)
I'm not used to the weight coming off quite this slowly, but I'm happy that it's still coming off. In the past, losing two pounds a week was pretty normal, but now it's only been a fraction of a pound each week. It was discouraging at first, but now I'm feeling so much better physically (for being on track), and those little fractions will add up eventually! For now, I'm proud that I've been sticking with it no matter what happens.
This will be a short (but great!) Motivational Monday today. Just a couple of submissions... enjoy!
Kat emailed me regarding her friend, Carole. She's very proud of Carole's accomplishments! I'll leave it in Kat's own words:
"I am writing again to boast of my best friend, Carole's, accomplishment. I wrote you a couple of years ago about her participation in the Race for Hope 5k (a race to support those with brain tumors), which we started running after her 2 brain surgeries the previous 2 years in a row. This year we couldn't do it because Carole was out of town for work; so instead she signed up for her first ever triathlon. She started teaching herself how to swim freestyle again (she learned in college) in January, at first only being able to complete 2 lengths. She worked up to the full 8 lengths in 6 minutes + the 8 mile bike ride + the 2 mile run at the Ramblin Rose Triathlon in Charlotte, NC on Sunday. I am so excited/proud/happy for all the hardwork that she put in for this HUGE accomplishment. I think the picture says it all."
In January of last year, Melisa decided to enter her 40’s healthy and running again: she lost over 20 pounds and started training for another marathon (something she had abandoned doing years ago). Then, in June, she learned that she would need a full hysterectomy. It was a very depressing time of sadness (and weight gain during recovery) but in September, after turning 40, she decided to try again. She has since lost that pesky 20 pounds, and has gone on to run 3 marathons (for a total of 10!). She has a goal of completing 50 marathons by age 50! (Melisa's (very entertaining) blog)
Congratulations Melisa and Carole! For more stories, and to share your own accomplishments, you can check out the Motivational Monday Facebook post.