I've been back on Weight Watchers for 5 weeks now, and I've lost 8-9 lbs.
This is good.
This is at a healthy pace.
This is slow enough that I know my loss isn't compromising my milk supply, and thereby, James' nutrition.
I am 30+ lbs less than I was at my highest pregnancy weight, and 7 lbs less than my pre-pregnancy weight. So, to reach this only 9 weeks post partum is a huge success. I know this.
And yet, knowing there are still 30 lbs to lose to reach my goal weight is daunting. The end of October (when I hope to reach said weight) seems so far away, not to mention that I will be heading into the holiday season either trying to lose the last pounds, or trying to maintain a newly acquired goal weight. Eek.
Something occurred to me earlier this week.
A year ago, I was getting ready to head out on vacation, and reflecting on that trip, I realized two things. Well, three. One, it was a wonderful trip. Two, I hated the way I looked in the few pictures I made it in to. And three, and the point of this post, is that I weigh 20 lbs. less at the end of July 2012 than I did at the end of July 2011.
And that is a victory.