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53.5 to 47.6

Saturday, September 18, 2010

In the face of having a week where my weight loss was a little less than I've been averaging, I decided to try and look at the bigger picture. I'm doing this as I'm a bit desperate to keep my motivation. I so don't want to lose it!

I checked my waist, hip and bust measurements. I've definitely made some very good progress but it didn't push me into a "YAY ME" state. I think this is because no one has really acknowledged I've lost over 30 pounds. (I've whined about this before, so I won't dive into it again.)

Next I checked my BMI. I noticed someone else was doing this and when I saw the change in their numbers, I thought "Wow!". So, am I wow'd?? Not wow'd but happy. My starting weight BMI was 53.5. My current weight BMI is 47.6. Yeah, I'm still severely obese. But I'm not in the 50's anymore. I'm solidly sitting in the 40's. I don't think this number defines me but it does tell me that I'm making good progress.

So now I've got some positive motivation to keep on, keeping on.

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RUNNER4LIFE08 9/20/2010 10:51AM

    Sometimes we need to look past the scale and see the other improvements in ourselves. You are getting there and doing awesome!!! Way to go on dropping your BMI!!!


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BUSY_MOM3 9/19/2010 4:38PM

    I'm WOW'D by your 30+ lb loss! That is AWESOME! And also GREAT on the loss in your BMI! You are doing AMAZING! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHERRYJONES66 9/19/2010 2:39PM

  DUDE! Well done! I love the BMI change. I too have been tracking that and feel awsome about it. You look great, and are doing wonderful. Miss you! Keep on going!

Cherry

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JEN_BACK2BASICS 9/18/2010 1:15PM

    You are making great progress! That is an impressive change!! People will notice eventually. We started out bigger, so it takes longer for changes to be REALLY noticeable. I didn't get any comments until I lost 35 pounds, and even then only a few. They started coming more frequently at the 45-pound mark. So hang in there! But also heed the point Shark_Fin made - focus on how you feel, not how others react.

Glad you found some motivation in your progress! You are doing excellent, I hope you can find it in you to be proud of yourself!!

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BECKBORDEN 9/18/2010 11:23AM

    I was wow'ed by the change in your BMI! Maybe I should check mine out as well. Hmmmmm.

I'm sorry your not getting the external validation that you would like among friends and family. Glad you are finding ways to keep yourself motivated by looking at numbers beyond the scale. You've got a lot of great tools at your fingertips and you're using them all.

Way to keep scrappin' for the positive news you need. It's all part of the big picture.

Stephanie BB

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SHARK_FIN 9/18/2010 10:29AM

    Keep up the good work!! What really matter is how you feel and not what others may think or not think about you!

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