Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Down another two pounds!
NSV time: I cannot tell you how many people in the past week have called me "skinny" or "getting skinny." Now obviously, I'm still fat, but as of today I'm 38 pounds down from when I started all those months ago. And, I have about 9 pounds to lose to be under 300 pounds. I did measurements this morning for the first time in awhile, and lost at least an inch everywhere. Also, for the first time when doing the hip measurement I didn't have to completely unroll the measuring tape. The first time I measured my hips... the tape measure wasn't long enough. Really. Now that's an embarrassing confession.
In my very first blog post on April 26th, I wrote, "On Tuesday, at the doctor's office I weighed 346 pounds. I haven't told anyone that.
I'm embarrassed. I don't think of myself as a morbidly obese. I don't feel morbidly obese, until I look in the mirror. I don't recognize myself."
By that point I hadn't had fast food in 56 days, and had probably already lost 10 or 12 pounds. My weight at the previous doctor's appointment had been in the 350s. I was barely fitting in to size 26 and 28 clothes, 3 and 4Xs. I looked terrible and I felt terrible. And I was starting to show signs of fatty liver disease.
I haven't had McDonald's, or Wendy's, or Burger King, or Taco Bell since MARCH 1st. I occasionally have Subway and I don't feel guilty about it, or the pizza I order once in a while. I have had one burger from Five Guys, and while it tasted like heaven it was so greasy that it made me sick.
I am starting to feel better about myself. Not because I think I look great (though I recognize that I do look better) but because I am trying. And because I haven't given up. And because I'm about to walk a 5k!
And, by the way today I'm wearing a 3x shirt, size 24 pants, and 22/24 underwear!