Wardrobe malfunctions, compliments, and the cure for the fear of being photographed: Five milestones in my journey to better health that make me hungry for more gains as I lose weight.
I've heard you're not supposed to step on the scale every day when you're trying to lose weight. But as I got closer to my next milestone, I found myself stepping on the scale every morning. Over the years of struggling to lose weight, I had never been able to pass below 250 pounds. I would get close, but always plateau just before and then start climbing again.
Since starting this new plan, I have had 250 circled as a milestone to celebrate. Losing 10, 20, and 50 pounds was exciting. But I wanted to be below 250. When Week 11 ended, I was at 253.8. So close, but not there yet. In the days leading up to the Week 12 weigh in, I was stepping on the scale everyday. I wanted to see and remember the moment I got below 250. As the day approached, I had to fight discouragement as two days the scale showed I had gone back up to 255. Then came my Thursday morning weigh in...