Wednesday, January 15, 2014
I'm a big girl who has been shrinking for the past 7 months or so. I FINALLY, just last week, lost my first size! In what kind of bizarro world do you have to lose 38 pounds to lose ONE SIZE? By my calculations, if that trend is true and continues, I would have to weigh NEGATIVE 54 pounds in order to reach a size 4. Has anyone else had any such ridiculousness in order to lose ONE size?
Friday, January 03, 2014
You know, the celebration? For me? (blushes) It's not actually a milestone that I set, but I figured, why NOT celebrate the fact that as of today I have lost 1/3 of my excess weight! I started tinkering several years ago with this diet and that one and an exercise program here and there, and I found the formula that is currently working for me in June of 2013. I had at that point 106 pounds to lose and was morbidly obese. As of this morning... 173.5! I know, I know... 173.5 is STILL obese on a woman such as myself who is only 5 feet tall. But I think this is still pretty good progress for a self proclaimed "I can't lose weight" kinda gal. I really do need to get back to the workout routine that dropped off significantly during the holiday season, but I have kept up the 'clean-ish' eating and I keep hearing that the nutritional component is MOST of the battle. Gluten free and portion control are the biggest part of it. Anyway, the point I'm trying to make is BOOYAH!!!
Sunday, November 17, 2013
When I started on this journey (again!) I had literally half of my body weight to lose. That's 105 pounds to lose (I'm only 5 ft tall.) That sounds really daunting, doesn't it? And trying to actually DO it... even harder. But as of this morning I've lost 26.5 pounds, which is EXACTLY one quarter of the weight I need to lose. It's been a long time coming, and I've still got 75% of the extra weight to lose. I know it's not over by a long shot, and I have a whole lot of work left to do, but I think this is a milestone worth sharing and celebrating! Who's with me?
Friday, November 01, 2013
Okay, in the interest of full disclosure... when I first joined Spark around the middle of 2011 I Weighed 196. My weight kept creeping up though to end up at 211 pounds, in part because of medication I had to take at the time. But this past summer (the middle of July 2013), off the medication now, I went to work. I know I'm not breaking any records here, don't get me wrong. But in the past 4.5 months I lost 20 pounds (weighing in this morning at 191.) Can I get a HOO-HA?
Sunday, October 20, 2013
3 weeks ago in my last blog, I proudly notified everyone in the Spark Kingdom that I earned my ticket to onederland and that I was no longer MORBIDLY obese, JUST obese. I therefore had met my very first goal! YAY! I had set four goals as follows: 1: obliterate morbidly obese status (DONE!), 2: chuck the obese status, 3: blast through overweight status, and finally 4: arrive in the normal weight category. These goals are fabulous for someone like me, but I think I need more in-between goals to keep me motivated. When I met the first goal I only had to lose 10 or 11 pounds to reach it. But my next goal, which is to lose the obese status completely in order to arrive at 'just' overweight is 150 lbs; since I currently weight 195 that's ANOTHER 45 pounds I need to lose to meet it. That's a long time to go without meeting a goal. So I need some additional goals to meet in between the big ones that will allow me to keep feeling successful. (Mind you I'm not looking for daily or weekly goals, because I already have those.) Since it likely will be many months before I reach my second goal I'm considering using a different marker of progress, like maybe pants size. I researched to try to figure out how many more pounds I need to lose to drop down to the next size, and I discovered that varies a lot and came away with no clear answers. Will it be another 10 pounds? 15 pounds? For reference, 4 months ago when I started this new journey I was wearing a tight size 18 Petite that is now loose, but certainly isn't the next size down. With my current 16 pound total weight loss, I thought that would take me down a size! So how do I make size goals when I don't know how much weight I need to lose to reach them?
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