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Uncharted Territory

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.
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    You are definitely doing soooo good! Shows it can be done!!

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    1832 days ago
    emoticon you are doing AWESOME!!!!!!! Reading the success you are having inspires me to keep pushing myself to succeed.
    1832 days ago
    You are inspiring and on your way .. you are doing so freakin great.. HOw did MOM like her mother's day pictures ? Hope you guys shared a great day..
    Have a wonderful week and see less of you next week..

    1832 days ago
    Heh, I weigh almost everyday, and just make it official on Tuesdays. Watching the number helps me feel like I'm making progress, or at least staying on track, every day. At 206.6 today I can just feel onderland right around the corner. And for me that means I will officially be out of obese and into just plain overweight on the bmi chart.

    Anyways, you are doing awesome, and are definitely an inspiration to the rest of us who're chugging along right behind you!
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    1832 days ago
    I am so happy for you! It makes me smile when I read your blogs. I too am close to being smaller than I have been in over 6 years. It's so exciting, isn't it? You are an inspiration for me, thank you. Keep on blogging and I'll keep on cheering you on!
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    1832 days ago
    That's great emoticon and i'm so happy for you! And keep going and think about posting some new pictures so we can see the new you too! Your ending (weight is the same as mine) But your doing so much better I will be trying to follow in your steps! Thanks my emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    So inspiring! Keep up the good work! emoticon
    1832 days ago
    Yea Carolyn!! How exciting! I remember I used to tell my trainer - there is a skinny person inside here trying to get out. Your skinny person is getting ready to make her debut. It's worth fighting for & you deserve lots of credit for sticking it out. emoticon
    1832 days ago
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