Wednesday, June 04, 2014
This blog has been almost a year in the making. Almost a year ago, I started this newest leg of my journey. I was 'morbidly obese' at the time, weighing 211 lbs and only 5 ft tall. I celebrated going from 'morbidly obese' to 'obese' in October of last year, and now I am finally able to bring to you the news that I am no longer obese! I just fell out of the 'obese' category, and am now classified as being 'overweight'. Who knew it would take this long, huh? Obviously the next step will be falling out of the 'overweight' category and skidding into 'normal'. I can't share this news with most of the world, because there is such a stigma with obesity and I've already gotten the 'well, you never should have been like that to begin with!' I can't argue that. I can say that I was undiagnosed with gluten intolerance (which was making me sick as a dog), there were some medications involved that had side effects which include weight gain (and made me sick as a dog), as well as the illnesses being treated (that made me sick as a dog.) In the end all that added up to metabolic disease and morbid obesity. But I trust that there are some of you great guys and gals who will be ready to cheer me on with celebrating having met this new goal, and marching onward to the next one! Can I get a BOO-YAH, by chance?
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?
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