Monday Weigh In: Week 19

Another week has passed by and another pound has gone! This now makes a total loss of 35lbs so far. I’ve got pretty much the same again to go yet though and just typing that has suddenly made me feel that it’s so far away.

I mean, 19 weeks is a long time! And that was with great losses at the start. Now that it’s settled down into losing tiny amounts at a time it seems like it’ll take forever and a day.

Still, I shall not be disheartened because, no matter how small, a loss is still a loss.

My clothes are getting larger now. It’s not very difficult as I’m still wearing maternity clothes. As I’ve mentioned before, they are all I’ve lived in for the last six years or so. The addition of an extra stone of weight after each child resulted in an extra five stones in six years. That’s a lot of weight. I’m loathe to spend money on any clothes at the moment though. I have a couple of pairs of never worn trousers in a smaller size in my drawers. I couldn’t even get them up past my knees at once stage. Last week I tried a pair on and managed to get them all the way up and fastened! Don’t feel too happy for me, my thighs still looked like rabbits in a sack. I’m thinking it’ll take another half a stone or so to lose before they sit comfortably.

I’m ashamed at having allowed it to get this far. I mean, it would have been much easier to lose a stone at a time wouldn’t it? So why didn’t I? Sometimes I don’t understand myself but am so frustrated that I’ve let it get to this.

I can see my body shape is changing now too. Certain prominent lumps and bumps are smoothing out and becoming less obvious. It’s nice to see something changing visually that isn’t just the numbers on the scales.

Hopefully week 20 will be a good one. How are you all doing on your journeys?

9 thoughts on “Monday Weigh In: Week 19

  1. congrats on the weight loss. Why do any of us let the weight get the best of us. Solve that and you'll be a millionaire

  2. Congrats! You keep losing and that's the important thing. Don't think of it as a diet, just a new way of eating and living. It doesn't matter how long it takes, it's a new you right now.

  3. a pound is amazing! can i just encourage you to actually measure yourself though? many times you are losing inches without losing weight…especially if you are working out! measure around your thigh, upper arm, belly and chest…and keep track of those measurements…you'll be surprised i bet.

    and congrats on the one pound…that is an incredible accomplishment.

  4. LOL…rabbits in a sack.

    I was just lamenting how I'd let my weight creep up rather than doing something about it. Great job in keeping up your weight loss!

  5. I hoped over here from Blog Frog.

    That's an excellent weight loss for a 19 weeks. It took me a year to lose 35 lbs. Once you lose it, you have to keep it off which seems to be pretty similar to losing it. It's okay to take your time and make small, liveable changes. You're doing great!

  6. I am getting ready to start Weight Watchers soon! Just had my 3rd boy and the 2nd and 3rd are 16 months apart. The weight just kept adding and adding, so I feel you. I have about 50 pounds to lose.

    Every pound counts! Good for you!

    Btw- what is a stone?

  7. 35 pounds is great! Keep it up!

    You didn't gain it in 19 weeks, it is not realistic to think you will lose it in that amount of time. 🙂 Still, I know it is challenging, but you can do it!

    As for clothes, this is easy for me to say, but you should buy a few things that fit well now. Maybe go to a thrift store or resale shop. But if you feel good about how you look, you are more motivated to keep up the good habits and banish the bad ones, at least in my experience. And, you should celebrate your success!

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