Knowing I was within one pound of reaching my first goal, I've been hopping on the scale each day, to monitor my progress.
Today, I reached my first mini-goal! I am now 30 pounds lighter, and weigh 277 lbs. This represents a 10% drop in my body weight! My BMI has dropped nearly 5 points - awesome!
I did it, and it feels GREAT!
I am going to celebrate with a walk, one with a lighter spring in my step, actually. My knees will be thanking me. I read an article (I believe, on WebMD) that indicated for each pound of body weight lost, there's a 4-lb. reduction in knee joint stress! So, with 30 lbs gone, I've significantly lightened the load on my joints.
After that little celebritory walk around the block, I'm going to order my Ralph Lauren Zoe Loafers! That was the little reward I promised myself, for reaching this first mini-goal. (What is more classic in autumn casual wear, than a comfortable pair of jeans and a good pair of loafers?)
So, I am now setting my sights on my second mini-goal. It is another 30-pound drop, to bring me to 247 lbs. Achieving this goal has a special significance, because it will officially drop me out of the morbidly obese category. I'll still be obese, but no longer morbidly so. It is a step in the right direction. I'm too busy celebrating this victory, to think about a reward for this next goal - plenty of time for that later.
I did it, I really, really did it!!
Day 74 and my first (10%) goal was achieved today! Onward and downward ...