Tuesday, February 19, 2008
I know it sounds funny to be so happy to be Overweight, but when you've been Obese or Morbidly Obese your whole life like me, you'd celebrate too to finally be JUST Overweight. I just breached that gap this morning as I weighed in at 185.4 pounds and my BMI is finally just under 30. I still have another 35 pounds to go before I'll be considered Healthy by BMI standards, but for now I'm just going to rejoice at being Overweight. Woohoo!!
I went clothes shopping yesterday too since some stores were having Holiday sales for Presidents' Day. We recently got a Layne Bryant here in town. I was so excited when it was being built, but I went for the first time yesterday. They have this new style of jeans called "Right Fit" jeans that are awesome. I bought some just before my husband and I started losing weight in the end of August and I was squeezing myself into a size 5. Well, I bought a size 2 yesterday! They are tight, but I know I'm just going to keep going down, so I'll shrink into them. hehe. I also bought a pair of dress pants in a size 14, so I can officially say that I wear size 14!
I also went to Dress Barn yesterday which has 2 sides to it - one for Women's sizes and one for normal sizes. I found out that I can no longer wear any clothes in the Women's sizes because they are all too big. However, I'm not quite small enough to fit into the normal sizes yet. I'm kinda in between a normal XL and a Women's 1XL (which should be the same size). I think the shirt I got at Wal-Mart was a Women's L so maybe that's the missing size here. Anyway, I did find one shirt that I really loved in a normal XL that I bought and I'm wearing today. Even though I'm not skinny yet, these clothes make me feel that I look skinnier, and I have gotten lots of compliments today that I'm shrinking away and looking great. It sure makes me feel good and want to keep going.
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
I did it! I FINALLY reached ONEDERLAND on Sunday. I didn't think it would ever be possible, and here I am! I haven't been this low in weight since high school! I'm so excited! I was hoping to be under 200 by the new year, but I was less than a week off, so I guess that's not too bad.
So far since I started in May of 06, I have lost just over 60 pounds and around 30 inches! I feel like I'm doing pretty good. My husband and I were looking at my pictures last night on here though and realized that I always take my pictures in different clothes so it's difficult to see how much I've really changed. So, I'm going to start taking them in clothes from previous pictures now so it's easier to see the difference.
For our New Year's Day party my husband and I cleaned out all of our drawers and closets and threw all of the clothes that were too big for US out into a pile. That was amazing as neither of us have ever done that before. It's always been the other way around, we are too big for our clothes. It was a great feeling to look at the huge pile of clothes and know that we will never get that big again.
I only have another 17 pounds to reach my original goal of 180. I can't believe how close that is! If I keep going strong, I should be able to reach 180 by March or April. Then I'm going to take a short break as I go to Vanuatu on vacation for a couple of weeks, and then I'm going to set my goal lower and see if I can reach 150 and get pregnant as I would really like to be able to have kids soon. Afterall, I will be turning 30 this year so I'm not getting any younger.
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