According to my official weigh in I'm down 10 lbs. (And by official weigh in I mean the piece of paper I keep in my linen closet where I keep my scale and I write down the weight on Friday mornings only even though I may weigh myself randomly on a Tuesday evening and a Monday morning after my shower and a Thursday right before I go to bed.) That's pretty cool. Technically I'm only 4 lbs away from goal weight 1. But to give myself a little 'lunch leeway' I should probably see if I can manage 8 or more. I have a month or so to do it. That means I'm 29 lbs away from skydiving weight. However I'm still about 79 lbs from learning to scuba dive weight. (The advantage to putting these weight loss rewards in place... it gives me time to save up the needed funds to do them. :) )
I joined a couple groups on my calorie counting website. I'm probably going to quit one of them. It is the "I am superduper fat and want to lose 100 lbs or more group." (Obviously that's not the real name, that would be mean). I was reading some of their forums and message boards and it made me rather depressed actually. There was one whole thread about what people wanted to do when they go to their goal weight. It made me sad for them because it kind of seemed like they were just waiting for this magical number to really do things. I know some of what their things were they really needed that magical number - like shop at the Gap and not need seat belt extenders on airplanes - but others didn't and I just thought why make that big goal so far way out there. You should reward yourself steps of the way. We celebrate birthdays and not just the big ones... why not celebrate small successes?