Friday, January 18, 2008

Off To Massachusetts!

I'm off in about 10 minutes for Massachusetts. It'll take us bout 5 hours - which means a definite pit stop along the way (3 female bladders and a 3 year old -c'mon!) but I've got my salad dressing packed!

I weighed in this morning at 190! That's 5 pounds gone in one week! I know that most of it is probably water weight but it's good to see the numbers heading south for a change. It gives me incentive.

I'm shooting for 5 pound increments. Five seems more do-able than say 50.... (!) So I'm breaking it into little chunks. I've met my first goal. Woohoo! Next one is 185. I can do that. It'll take longer than a week this time...but I can do it. I've read that it's a lot less daunting to break your losses up that way. You see mini-milestones that keep the momentum going, rather than looking way down the road at that number on the scale that seems damn near impossible some days. Each 5 pound loss will bring me closer.

I hope all of you are hanging in there! I'll be off line for a few days (daughter doesn't have a computer at home) Can you believe that? I can't even fathom not having this little life=line to the information highway at my fingertips each day. Those few days without it nearly did me in!

Well...I really have to run! We want to get as much driving as we can in before the snow flies.

Ciao and happy weekend! See you all Sunday night :-)


Chubby Chick said...

Congrats on the weight loss! I hope you all have a great time this weekend! :)

Hanlie said...

Enjoy your trip! Hope the weather isn't too bad.

Lidian said...

Have a wonderful time! And congrats on the 5 lbs, yay! :)

CactusFreek said...

5 pounds at a time is great!

Have a good time :o)

CactusFreek said...

BTW you really don't look nearly old enough to be the mother of any of those girls pictured! You look more like the oldest sister.
I really need to know what you use on your skin, coz dam i want some!!

The Cakehole said...

Hope you're having a good time, wll done on the loss!

Linda said...

Enjoy your break!!

I'm looking forward to you getting back and updating on how your break has been.

Hugs xx

CindyPTN said...

Have a wonderful weekend. I went into computer rehab when I visited my parents. I couldn't get more than an hour every couple of days with internet access.

Awesome week! I think 5 lb. goals are excellent. You see progress more quickly and you can focus on getting to the reward in a relatively shorter amount of time. It's a good balance between effort and return!

Heather said...

congrats on the 5 pounds! that is awesome. I also do 5 pound increments most of the time and it helps break a large goal into something that feels more realistic. have a great time on your trip!

Terri said...

If you were at WW, you'd receive a bookmark and a 5 lb star! And lots of clapping! So, consider this an honorary bookmark and star for you! And, yay!!!(me clapping!) Congrats! Well done! Keep up the good work!

sybil said...

Hope you had a great trip! How special to spend it with your daughters.

Congrats on the 5 pounds gone.