So, I didn't touch anyone and went ahead to weigh-in to get the anticipated "bad" news and to start this week on a fresh, good note. Much to my surprise, these were the results I was presented with from the usually cold, hard, silver monster (aka the scale):
Weekly weigh-in: 168.6
Total loss: 25 even!
Emotion: Elated, grateful
This is even more impressive if you think that 8 hours after the Waffle House experience, I weighed in at 173 even on Saturday morning (which is a total change of -4.8 if we go by that and not last Thursday like I did above.
I was blown away, and really, really excited. This is the first time I've been under 170 since December and hopefully this time it can stay. I didn't exaggerate when I talked about how much I binge ate last week, but apparently my hard core stick-to-the-plan-ness since Monday and my extra workouts paid off.
Since I'm in goal-limbo (I've already reached my 5%, then 10% goals and I'm too far from final goal), I've decided to start over with the 5 and 10% ones, treating last week as my "start weight" for what I'm going to think of as Round II of sticktoitiveness. That said, my new 5% goal is 162 and my 10% goal is 154. I can do this. It's Springtime and gorgeous and I'm in a good place. Let the "games" begin!
On a side note, my cousin Michel sent me this link as a consideration. It seems like a REALLY lofty goal, but we'll see. Ideally, I'd love to find a race somewhere in Europe to train for or, even better, that Jon and I could both train for. It could be a fun vacation?
Oh, and to accompany this post and the kick off of Round II, this was the first image that came up when I typed "kick butt" in Google. I feel it's very appropriate: