Monday, May 13, 2013
Yesterday, I weighed myself. Official Weigh-In Day is Thursday, but I like to hop on the scale to keep an eye on what my body is doing. I was surprised to see the dial click to 186.
186! I haven't been that weight since Winter of 2006! Back then, I was in college, taking my senior project. I remember that Christmas, I bought a special Christmas blouse and skirt - the blouse was red and a large, the skirt was a princess cut and a size 14.
I realized something else with this news - I am getting close to uncharted territory! You see, since I've been an adult, I haven't been lower than maybe 183 pounds. So in 3 pounds (a little over a week), I will be the lowest weight of my adult life.
This is incredibly motivating and exciting! Slowly, surely, I am crawling out of the Obese Category on the BMI chart (yet ANOTHER exciting milestone!) and getting to a healthier weight. Slowly, I am making my way to a healthier, happier life. I feel better than I have in years. I've been spending quite a few of the past days packing - if I were 268 pounds, I would probably not have even half of the items packed that I do. If I were 268 pounds, I wouldn't have been able to pack, stack, and organize as much as I have. I have been able to take control of my life and do what I want (and save loads of money by not hiring packers to wrap up my stuff!).
My end goal is at least under my BMI, which is about 153 pounds. I'm shooting for 145, which is comfortably under my BMI. I almost don't know what to expect in these next few weeks - what size will I end up? What about my face? My arms? My body? It's like the fat is sliding off and showing the real me - and I love the real me that I see.