Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Ground Zero

It's too early to report in a soggy swimsuit (as TRS suggested), but I did want to share that I weighed myself this morning. Wasn't pretty, but at least I know where I stand, weight-wise. While weight loss isn't my goal in and of itself, it's a tangible measure (a little too tangible in my case) of progress. Though I wouldn't mind looking good, I want the weight off to get healthy. I have a long weigh (hehe, sorry) to go, about 70 pounds, to be within the healthy range. I won't lose that all this year, but I'd love to see 20 pounds go before 2010.

I'm not going to publish for all the world to see my weight, but what I weigh today is going to be ground zero. Every other time I report my weight, it will be - something or other or + someting or other from this point. So I'm pleased to report that I'm at 0 (wow, look how easy it was to take off all those pounds!).

Oh, and that swimsuit that will be soggy tonight? Is sitting in my car, ready for me to go. With swimming, I can't just decide on a whim to do it. I have to make sure my legs are shaved (check) and that I have all my gear (swimsuit, towel, watch, flip flops, hairband...). No skinny dipping for me!


  1. great tactic! Love it.

    I'm sure you'll notice as the weight comes off, how good you'll feel! Freer movement, more energy, and other exciting realizations are about to come your way. So exciting!

  2. Good for you, Ronnica. I laughed about the 'prep' needed before swimming! I like calling it ground zero as well.

  3. I am always amazed when people put their weight out there for the world to see. I'm like you....not going to say what my weight it, but I will say up or down so many pounds. Good luck. I look forward to hearing how you do!

  4. Starting weight is ground zero. It's the biggest number you'll ever see again. And really, you could lose 70 lbs in a year. Simple steps, ya know.

    I'm right there with you...off to lose 27 lbs this year (have lost 40 previously). The number on the scale isn't as motivating as a great silhouette.

  5. I wouldn't mind dropping a few pounds myself....