NOTE - IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE EARLIER POST FROM TODAY - READ THAT FIRST.
I did it! Yup - today I hit 50 pounds total lost. I actually went over a bit- my total lost is now 51 pounds! I did a quick Google search and 50 pounds is equivalent to 400 gallons (1 pound is 8 gallons), or maybe a kindergartner. It felt pretty good at my weight watchers meeting today - getting a 50lb disk that they give you for losing that much weight. You get one for 25lbs, 50lbs and 75lbs, etc. I've been going to the same meeting for a while now, so a lot of people see me each week and they were quite pleased for me too. We all encourage each other.
Last month (see post) I asked my 3 readers what I should do to celebrate this accomplishment. I got lots of good responses, and some (well, really just two) not so good ones. It was suggested that I have some "boudoir" pictures taken of myself. Um, no. Won't be happening. And an ice cream celebration clearly wouldn't be appropriate either. What I did decide on was new dishes. I thought that this was very appropriate because each day when I use them, I will be reminded of how far I have come.
I've been wanting new dishes for a while now. One reason is that I have a friend who is quite the pottery snob. He makes fun of my cheap dishes whenever possible - and I guess his opinion is rubbing off on me. (Thankfully, his suggestion about having boudoir pictures taken did not rub off on me. His suggestion for the ice cream party will also be ignored.) My dishes do have one good thing going for them - I LOVE how I can pick up 4 dishes at a time with one hand out of the dishwasher - one between each finger. That should give you an idea of how lightweight and thin my current dishes are. I believe that you could read the newspaper through them - if you were so inclined. One complaint that I have about my dishes are that they roll around every time I open up my dishwasher too "eagerly." I don't know about you, but I am always very eager to do dishes and I tend to yank open my dishwasher door with too much gusto. My dishwasher door has a slight slant to it so that if I open up my door and pull out the bottom drawer too quickly, all of my plates start to roll towards the front of the dishwasher. It drives me crazy! I have to reposition them back into place because I'm that kind of person. So, I noticed that the dishes that Jae gave me (see previous post on that) didn't roll around in my dishwasher and I had a lightbulb go off in my head. What if all of my dishes were square! Then they wouldn't roll around in the dishwasher! Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner! So, a couple of weeks ago I picked out some really cool looking square dishes. Because I was thinking this would be the day I hit 50lbs, I have been telling Rominal all week that he should plan on going shopping tonight, as we have some dishes to buy!
And now for what my husband did to make me cry this morning -
Well, my super-dee-duper sweet hubby surprised me this morning by having a set of these new square dishes all set up on the kitchen table so that I would see them first thing this morning when I came downstairs. What a great guy! Made me cry happy tears. I'm happy to report that I put them in my dishwasher and did the eager dishwasher door test and they stayed put!
As for my weight loss goals - I still haven't set my final goal. After all, as my Weight Watchers leader would say, I only have 5 more pounds to lose. (see previous post on that)