Monday, May 23, 2011
When I look at the graph SP provides with that little red line of what my weight loss progress should look like so far, it appears that I'm around 6 or so lbs under that red line.
This is a great accomplishment. I'm excited already. Can't you tell?
My goal is 130, which for me translates to size 6. Now I'm considering lowering my goal a little to be 125, which for me would equal a size 4. I think that size 6 will be loose and 4 a bit snug when I go on vacation to Vegas on the 11th of August.
Victoria's Secret is having their semi-annual sale, and I'm so psyched! I'm shrinking out of 36D and will be a 34D very soon. I want to stock up on 34D bras. I have no idea what to do with m 36D bras that were like $50 each and were barely worn. I just shrank that fast.
I already picked out the teeny bikini I am going to buy so that when the weather gets hot I'll be the cutest girl at the complex's pool. There isn't a lot of competition there, so I'm sure I can win that competition. It's not slutty or anything, but is super cute and more revealing than what I would dare go with right now.
I wanted to know what size I currently am, so I went to Target and tried on different types of clothes in different sizes. I'm an 8 and I wear a Medium. Woohoo!!! I used to be a 12 and wear a Large. I have an interview suit that is brand new, I only wore it once, that is a 12. I'll probably have it altered down because it was too expensive to just donate.
If I'm 146 lbs now and an 8, it serves to reason that when I'm 140 I'll be in loose size 8's and small/tight size 6's. When I get down to 130 then, a size 4 will actually fit! Isn't that a dream come true? I haven't worn a 4 for 4 years. That was before I met my husband. It was too many candle light dinners with wine that packed on my pounds. Well, at least I enjoyed myself! Now it's time to get serious, and I'm very, very, very serious about this.
I picked out clothes in a size Small (size 4-6) from the VS catalog that I'm getting for the Vegas trip. That is another incentive (as if I need more incentives). I don't want to spend money on clothes I won't be able to wear. Not that I couldn't exchange them for bigger ones. I just want to know that I'll see goal, and soon.
I'll see it around the end of July, that is, according to my math. I'm losing close to 3 lbs a week. I follow Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. That's how I'm melting the weight. I'm never going back to the Standard American Diet ever. I love my new eating habits!
My husband had 20 lbs to lose and I had 30. It looks like I may beat him to goal. He is an omnivore and doesn't follow ETL, however exercises the same as I do. I know that ETL has its own unique way of promoting weight loss. Read up on it and see what I mean. It's no fad diet; it's a system, a program, a method of living that optimizes health and brings the body back into alignment with what we evolved to be.
I'm so looking forward to beating him to goal! That will be the day! I will have lost 10 more pounds than him! And this is with him being male and therefore having that advantage on the weight loss front, and me taking Lithium and another med called Saphris that promote hunger and wreck weight loss ambitions. I'm dealing with those meds and I'm still dropping almost 3 pounds a week. I eat as much as I want and while I exercise healthfully, I'm not a gym rat and I'm not obsessed with exercise. I exercise for about an hour a day at a moderate intensity, so the exercise isn't totally to credit for the weight loss.
It makes me so happy to see that I'm below that goal line- far below that goal line- and to know that goal isn't too far away. The next mini goal is in 6 lbs! That should be within a week! Woohoo!!!
I'm treating myself to getting my ears pierced and one of those manicures where the polish doesn't come off for weeks. I'm sick of doing my nails all the time! Hopefully I can find cute earrings and my ears won't get infected, and hopefully I'll like the manicure.
At goal my husband is buying me new clothes in whatever size I end up being. Now that's nice! I'm projecting that if I keep losing 2.7 lbs/week that I'll be a size 4 at the end of July. I'm hoping that I don't hit any plateaus along the way.
I'm afraid to order clothes in a 4. It seems so tiny! I can order a 6, because now I wear an 8, but a 4 seems like a tough one. Yet it's within reach. My rings are already looser. My bras are loose and now I need a 34D and not a 36D. If I keep this up I'll be back in a 32D like I was when I met my husband 4 years ago.
I don't want to be unattractive and I don't want to be a twig. Dr. Fuhrman (guy who wrote and came up with ETL) says that we're overweight, even the thin are overweight, and he has a formula for determining what your weight should be. According to his formula I should weigh 111!!! The smallest I've ever been in my adult life is 112. 111 is bordering closely on underweight according to those weight charts. Dr. Fuhrman says to throw out the weight charts and not to pay attention if people think you're too thin. More muscle can be added so you're not thin anymore if that's a concern, but don't be "fat". I'm not sure what I think about that. I'm really thinking about it. It's true that the thinnest people in a vast number of studies live the longest and have the fewest diseases. Knowing that I should want to weigh 111, however I don't want to be all bones.
Sigh. Well, I don't want to go off subject and ramble more than I already have. I'm psyched to be doing better than the SP goal line says I "should" be doing, and am super psyched that I'll be able to proudly wear a string bikini at the pool/beach/wherever. My figure is far from perfect, however I'm working on it. It's getting better all the time. Even my dreaded stomach fat is melting. I will order the bikini in a Medium for the top (usually I'd get a Large) and a Medium for the bottom (again, normally I'd get a Large). I'm not Large anymore!!!
I'm working on the top being a Medium (my boobs never shrink much, now watch, because I said that they will), and the bottom being a small. I'm sick of tankinis! No more hiding my stomach/ab flab. It's going bye bye.