September 12, 2010 – A Day I’ll Always Remember

During the time since we quit the liquid diet, I did try several things to make me want to lose weight again. I bought a Withings scale that send my information to a special Twitter account that the world can see (if they follow it). You can see the latest tweet (weigh-in information) in the box to the right. One of the reasons I signed up for it was that Leo LaPorte of This Week in Tech claimed that a woman wouldn’t do that. Leo’s obviously never met me. It didn’t shame me into losing weight, but it did keep track of my ups (frequent) and downs (not so frequent).

One day was momentous. You see, when I got the scale in March of 2010, I weighed 291.1 pounds. Then, the weight roller coaster started until, on September 12, 2010, I hit a not so good milestone. For the first time in my life, I weighed just over 300 pounds (302 to be exact). I was close to it for a long time, but that was the day I went over. It became a day that will live in infamy (in my life, at least).

Since then, I have been back below 300 a few times, but I never stayed there long. Instead, my so-called “starting” weight continued to go up. I would re-set my goals on SparkPeople and re-set my goal on my Withings scale. First, 298.9 and then 305.8 and then 307.3, 308, 311 and finally 312.5.

So, today, after eight days back on the liquid diet, I stepped on the scale and saw 299.2. Alleuia! I’m back below 300 for the first time in almost a year. And I’m bound and determined to stay there.

Here’s to being healthier at 51 than I was when I turned 50 this past January.