Friday, December 07, 2007
One more reason why I married my husband...
I have made no secret of the fact that I have been struggling to lose weight since I had Sophie. More accurately, the struggle began after I had Bria, but that is neither here nor there. At one point this past summer I was at an all time high for me and I was very depressed about it. After one of my (many) freak out sessions on the issue, Joel went to the computer to "work" and emerged with a document for me.
In the end, said document made me cry, because he was so sweet. It was a chart for me to keep track of my weightloss for the next several months. Until yesterday, December 6, in fact. I realize that a simple chart is not really tear-worthy, but that's not all it was. If I lost only one pound a week in the allotted time (18 pounds total) I would be allowed to buy the lens I have been wanting with Joel's own money, as he put it. If I was on track every 4 weeks with weightloss, a certain amount of money would go into a special account just for the lens. (Normally, I have to save the money I earn from teaching and doing photo shoots to make such a purchase). That, folks, is what made the waterworks flow.
Well, I made it. Barely. When I first joined LA Weightloss I got a bit ahead of schedule, but then I hit a darn plateau and stayed the same for several weeks. But, my body decided to take me seriously last week and shed 4 pounds at once, giving me my coveted camera lens.
Joel stood over my shoulder as I weighed myself yesterday morning, cheered for me and then went to work. He came home with a rose and the above card, and we ordered my lens together. Great day. Better than Christmas. I mean, losing almost 20 pounds and a piece of new camera equipment...what could be better?
Now, to get the next 20 pounds off.....