Monday, October 04, 2010

New Milestone...

I have kept a chart of my progress since the week of my surgery.  I update it every Monday with my weight loss and it automatically calculates my new BMI number.  You can look at the chart in the "Progress Information" tab on my blog.  Lately I haven't been paying much attention to the BMI data, but today when I looked at the number I got really excited - I am in a new category!  I have gone from "Morbidly Obese" (hate that term, brings tears to my eyes) to "Obese"! Obese isn't much prettier than Morbidly Obese; however it's one step closer to "Overweight".  One day I hope to hit the ultimate "Normal" category!


I will admit, reaching just plain old obese seemed pretty far out of reach for me considering how slow that decrease can be.  I have to stop doubting myself, I can do these things, I really can!  I went from a starting BMI of 47.55 (260 lbs) to a 36.12 (197.5 lbs) as of today's weigh in!  That amazes me, total amazes me.  This is by far the most suspenseful weight loss attempt ever for me, I am so grateful!  


I am down 1.5 lbs this week, which is good, but I really need to punch it up this month!  October 20th will be one year since my surgery.  I would like to be down 70, that's 7.5 lbs in two weeks, that seems a little much, but we shall see...


I wanted to update my progress pictures when I reached 199, but my camera has been having some issues.  I should be getting my new battery today, so hopefully Dan can take my pics tonight.  I will post them as soon as I have 'em.


Have a good Monday all!  

9 comments:

Nicole said...

Congrats!! Very exciting

Bonnie said...

Great news! Even if you don't get to 70 down at your year mark, you've come so far. Congrats!

Ginger aka Gidget said...

Awesome news! Also - I just have to say that you have the most GORGEOUS hair. I'm jealous. :)

amandakiska said...

You are fantastic!

Jen said...

That's fantastic! You are doing so well!

Yana said...

I'm already dreading my year anniversary. I've been stalled for months and I don't think I will lose anymore. And I will be disappointed if I have only lost 55 lbs in a year. Will you listen to me? Oh noes, I only lose 55 lbs...I would've killed to lose that!

Anyway, sorry, enough about me in your comments. Congrats on your step down towards "overweight"!

Tina said...

Wahooooo :) Way to go!! You will get there.

Mary H. said...

GREAT job!! You have come so far and are looking great.

Robin said...

You are doing great! Congrats!