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"Normal” HEALTHY BMI…in 299 days & some NSVs too

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

"Normal” HEALTHY BMI…in 299 days & some NSVs too

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I DID IT! In 299 days I DID IT! I weigh 136 lbs. and now have a “NORMAL” HEALTHY BMI of 24.9

When I started my Spark journey on Jan 1, 2011, I weighed 190.1 with a BMI of 34.8, right in the middle of the obese category. I didn't even know my number then. I knew I was fat, I just didn't know how bad it was, numerically speaking, I mean.

I am now down to the “normal” healthy category. Why do some people call it "normal"? I prefer “healthy”.

I have never liked the word "normal".
Maybe because I have been called abnormal.
I don't think I am abnormal, just anti-normal.
Normal is highly over-rated!
I take pride in being strange and unusual! emoticon





I weighed 120-125 all through high school and got up to a high of 135 in college...still in the healthy range...though, at the time I thought I was as big as a barn.

I weighed 115 when I got married 14 years ago...my natural weight at that time was 120-129...I lost extra weight for the wedding pictures...mistake…my DH even said at the time, that I was too thin.

I weighed 125 when I got pregnant with my first child...
gained 50 lbs...mistake...
lost 45 lbs.

3 years later...
weighed 130 when I got pregnant with my second child...
gained 60 lbs...mistake...
lost 60 lbs.

gained all 60 lbs. back when my brother-in-law(like the brother I never had) died, I mourned and grieved his death medicating my sad self with food for years.

It's worth repeating, to maybe help someone in some small way...I used food as part of my grieving process...
learn from my mistake...do NOT do that!



So here I am today, back in the healthy BMI range. My body is not the same shape as it was 14 years ago. When I had my huge baby boy, my hips opened up like the Grand Canyon, and did not go back to the previous position like they did after the birth of my DD.

Wouldn't you just know it, this is all a man's fault. emoticon


I not sure if it is age or mommy gravity working here. The weight just seems to be in different places than it used to be. I need to work on tone in the upper body. If I could take the extra mommy belly skin and make it into some sort of Joey pouch that would be great! You know, when you need a third hand for something...just use your Joey pouch. emoticon
Could make it a fashion statement too, maybe some tattoos or piercings. Why not? Hey ,could I get Spark points for that?




Will I just wake up one day and say "this is it"? "This is my goal weight"? I am not sure where my natural body weight will be now.

I feel like I have already won the war, so to speak. So do I say "done"? My life habits have changed permanently. Thanks Sparkpeople! I do not fear the last quarter of the year, as in the past. I am confident I have what it takes to successfully get through:

Halloween parties...

dysfunctional family functions...

trick or treat...

Thanksgiving...

dysfunctional family functions...

holiday baking...

my birthday...not sure which one...

dysfunctional family functions...

Christmas...

parties...

did I mention...dysfunctional family functions...






Almost forgot about the NSVs...

My latest NSVs:

Two of my co-workers have said that I need to STOP losing weight. emoticon

My son called me skinny the other day. He is only 10...but still. emoticon

I can wear a SMALL now. I did miss out on some great medium fall pants that I had. Oh well, not complaining. My pants are size SMALL, 8s and 10s. I can even wear some EXTRA SMALL tops. emoticon

And a negative NSV if there is such a thing...

The operations manager at work ran a stop sign in his company truck, totaling it. It was delivered to our shop on a flatbed. It was a mangled mess. He was lucky to walk away with only 5 broken ribs. We had to get company property and his personal belongings out of the truck, so the insurance company could take it. It was a full size club cab pick up. But there wasn't much room to get in the cab. The cab had been reduced to about half the original size. None of the guys could squeeze into it. So one of the them said, "Hey Trish, I bet you can get in there." I could fit! So lucky me had to clean out all of the crap. At that moment, I thought, for a brief second, that I wouldn't have to do this crap if I wouldn't have lost all of that weight! NO! It was so worth it! Bring on the crap!



And I would like to thank you for the support and encouragement along the way...Sparkpeople...
my Spark friends
my Clover team &
my Onyx Outlaws team...
I really appreciate it!
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Spark on!
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Trish
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