"I've decided that perhaps I'm bulimic and just keep forgetting to purge."

-- Paula Poundstone

Monday, May 3, 2010

Others are losing it

I got a heaping serving of inspiration this weekend.

At a birthday party for my friend’s 1-year-old on Saturday, I talked with her father and a former co-worker’s daughter.

The daughter – in her 20s, I believe – has lost 75 pounds.

I wouldn’t dare to guess how old my friend’s father is, but he’s a distinguished gentleman with silver hair.

He’s lost over 100 pounds. He told me he walks 6-8 miles a day.

It wasn’t too hard for me to pass up the cake with inspiration like that in the room.

It’s knowing that people like that have stuck out the hard times to win this difficult battle that keeps me going, especially in weeks like this one.

I lost 1 pound. One measly pound.

I know I shouldn’t be disappointed after losing 5 last week.

It just stinks going from your best week yet to your worst week yet.

Ah, well. I’m headed in the right direction.

And that’s nine weeks of losses in a row. That’s good.

I will soldier on.

Have a great week.


  1. I love all things shinyMay 3, 2010 at 3:02 AM

    Misty, I am so proud of your steady progress! Look at that - an average of about 3 pounds a week! You are amazing. Go, you!!!

  2. I know the feeling about the weight loss. My friend is on the South Beach diet and has lost 7 pounds in seven days and I have lost 11 pounds after 14 weeks of boot camp. Doesn't seem fair! LOL Keep up the good work, you are doing great.

  3. You're doing just fine. Just keep going at a steady pace. Feel good about what you have done and what you are doing.

  4. Just to keep you inspired ... Dad turns 66 this month.

  5. A friend of mine told me that she wasn't going to let things get her down, & that any loss is success. Hold your chin up high, and know you are giving it your all, & it's still 3 lbs per week on average! Still on track for your goal by Christmas. :)