Milestones are a funny thing.
They track how you grow from birth on. We celebrate when our babies roll over, crawl, walk and talk. Then there are age milestones—double digits (10), 21 is another big one, along with 25, 30 and on. There are even school-related milestones — kindergarten, middle school, high school, & college. We celebrate entering and leaving all those milestones.
Right now, I’m most interested in weight loss milestones. And, as far as I’m concerned every fraction of a pound lost should be celebrated. At Weight Watchers we celebrate every 5 lbs, which is great, because it keeps motivation alive. Then you hit a milestone. Losing 5% of your bodyweight (done), losing 10% of your bodyweight (almost there), and then the 5s and 10s.
Today I celebrated 20 lbs. lost. Actually 22.2 lbs! I am honestly thrilled. I clapped like a child receiving a present when my leader announced it to the group. Seriously, I got a 5lb. sticker to track this, but who cares!
My clothes are starting to get loose but I can’t actually “see” the difference in my weight. To help visualize it, I’ve done a little research and here are a few things that weigh 20 lbs:
- A propane tank
- Kitchen Aid Mixer
- 80 sticks of butter
That helps a lot! Where exactly on my person was I carrying a propane tank? A Kitchen Aid Mixer? 80 sticks of butter? This is perspective. This gives me the visual I need.
Wishing you much success on your weight loss journey! Remember to celebrate every milestone, you deserve it!
How do you celebrate your milestones?
January 17, 2016 at 8:03 pm
THAT is phenomenal…you are on your way….using new behaviors around eating and seeing results. May you continue to go from strength to strength!! You get a GOLD STAR!!
January 17, 2016 at 11:45 pm
Very happy for you and I’m glad to be able to share more milestones with you.
January 18, 2016 at 2:39 am
Congrats!! 22.2 is great. I celebrate every new decade of numbers: 209, 199, 189, 177, etc.
January 19, 2016 at 2:58 pm
I can’t wait long enough for a decade of weight to go by … I need every 5 pounds, or even just loosing weight each week. Maybe as the pounds begin to pile up in the weight loss category, I’ll be able to stretch the celebrations to 10 lb marks!
January 21, 2016 at 1:15 am
I get you! I have my Fitbit goal reset at 5 pounds:)
January 18, 2016 at 5:05 am
Wonderful! Keep up the good work!
January 18, 2016 at 4:35 pm
Yasher koach- from strength to strength!! I won’t recognize you when I see you next Robin. 😀
January 19, 2016 at 2:58 pm
Ann, I hope you recognize me enough to know it’s me! 🙂 Thanks for your ongoing support. We both know how important that is!
January 19, 2016 at 2:27 pm
Congrats!!! How exciting!!!
January 20, 2016 at 2:20 pm
Twenty Two pounds. Woohoo!!!! You go, girl! Following along, beginning today. So excited for you! 80 sticks of butter, hunh? Kiss it good-bye forever. Butter be gone! You’re on your way!!!!
January 20, 2016 at 2:24 pm
Love it — Butter be gone! That’s awesome. Thanks for your support! Means a lot to me.
January 20, 2016 at 2:29 pm
Robin, very, very well done on your 22lbs so far – what a great milestone, passed in style! I had to laugh when your blog post popped up in my email as I was, literally, in the middle of writing my own post about milestones! I will finish it sometime this week – honest I will.
January 20, 2016 at 2:35 pm
Julie, I can’t wait to read your perspective on milestones! Thanks so much for your support. It means a great deal to me. Glad to know other bloggers also write their blogs in bits and pieces. When I get an idea, I start the post and then I let it brew in my head until I’m ready to sit down and write it! And, then, I usually let it sit for a bit before I hit “publish.”
January 20, 2016 at 2:38 pm
I usually have 2 or 3 part finished posts on-the-go, plus a ‘brain-dump’ list of possible topics. This week, a busy work schedule has intervened, but I’ll get there!
April 7, 2017 at 4:00 pm
80 sticks of butter IS quite a visual!!
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