For Good – The Shrinking Jeans of Christy


October 17, 2009 By Christy

My goal for this challenge was to lose 10 pounds. When I set that goal, I realized it was completely unrealistic, but part of me wished and hoped I could pull it off. I mean, 10 pounds gone would have to put me 6 pounds from my goal!! Alas, I did not lose 10 pounds, but in 7 weeks, I lost 3.6 pounds! WOW!

Three point six pounds is so much to me. Exactly one year ago, I was 155.8 and today I am 142.4. It’s been a long, hard road this time around. More distractions, more set backs, but also more victories. It feels like I have to work so much harder for each and every pound now, so I celebrate every one of them. Heck, I celebrate fractions of them, most weeks!

Three and a half years ago, when I started this journey, I weighed in at 193 pounds. WOW. It’s so hard for me to imagine an additional 50 pounds on my frame, but it was there. My 6 year old son weighs 50 pounds, so that really puts it into perspective for me!

Even though I didn’t lose 10 pounds during the Shrink for Good challenge (in conjunction with Weight Watchers Lose for Good campaign), I will still be donating 100 pounds of food to my local food bank. I can’t wait to hit the grocery store tomorrow and buy all those wonderful items!!! Be sure to check back in next Wednesday for our Parade of Cans!! It’s going to be SO VERY AWESOME!

Challenge start: 146

Todays weight: 142.4

Loss: 3.6