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01 May 2013 @ 07:15 am
I did it!  
Hey everyone. I had written on here not too long ago about nearing my goal weight and how I had lost 68 lbs. I am proud to say that when I weighed myself this morning on a whim I noticed that I am now 144 lbs. My goal was 141 lbs (the weight a gym computer said was optimal for my body type, height, etc). That means I am only 3 lbs over my goal. To me, a 3 lb difference is practically the same as being at your goal. So, in my mind I have done it. I have lost the weight and am where my body should be for health.


I have reached the 140s. I still can't believe it.

I am annoyed that, with how thin I am, my BMI is a 24. At 25 I would be considered overweight. This is why they say don't pay attention to BMI calculators. I am not overweight nor am I close to it. *sigh* It's an outdated tool that is inaccurate as can be. What I need is to find something to tell me body fat %.

OK...so again...

High weight: 220 lbs
Goal weight: 141 lbs
Biggest pants: size 18
Goat pants: size 8-10

Current weight: 144 lbs
Current pants: size 6

It took me 5 years to completely lose. At this time last year I think I had been in the 180s. In the past year I have lost half of the weight I wanted to lose! The reason why is that when we moved here my husband and I also changed our diet. We started eating more whole foods (ie. non-processed) for one thing. We had already cut out a lot of the junk food, which helped me get down to the 180s in the first place. I became more active. I started walking in the canyon near my house and taking the dogs out more. I played with my children.

When I was down to about 176 I got sick. I was in the bathroom for the majority of the day. After 3 weeks of trying home remedies, I went to the doctor. It turned out I had a gluten allergy. By this point, my being sick brought me around 170. I cut out gluten and the weight began to melt. I lost about 20 lbs in 2 months. The rest has come off slowly but steadily since.

It's a really good feeling when one of my friends comes to see me and comments on my weight loss. This is especially so for people who haven't seen me in a few months. I've lost the last of it so quickly compared to the first half, that everyone can't help but notice. One friend who I see every Friday has noticed as well. She told me last week that I seem to be smaller every time she sees me. I don't know if that's true but it did make me feel good!

My body isn't perfect and there are things I don't like...but, at the same time I'm happy with my body just as it is. My weight is no longer an issue which is helping my health and allowing me to be more active. The excess skin is slowly shrinking. As that goes away my pants size will slowly go down too.

I swear, guys, I never thought I would get here. I never thought I would be a size 6 again. I never thought I would be in the low 140s. When I first started losing weight I dreamed of being this size, but didn't think it was possible. I still did what I could. I didn't want to be obese anymore and I tried very hard. There were many setbacks and my weight has done the yo yo thing. I can't tell you how many times I would go on a binge and almost give up.

The thing that allowed me to lose the weight is that I NEVER GAVE UP! Every time I had a setback, be it for a day or a month, I would eventually get back on the wagon. I didn't allow myself to give up completely. Yes, I didn't think I would be in the 140s but damn I wanted to get as close as I could.

And, just so you know, I started being really happy with my body in the 160s. For me that was when I went from overweight to "normal sized". I've been happy since.

Jessica: meamethystrse on May 1st, 2013 02:54 pm (UTC)
ROFL I heard that song for the first time last week. I told a friend I was going to the thrift store this week and he played the video for me. Too funny!