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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Everything is better with the metric system

This is my weigh-day and I am 219 lbs. which is 99.3 kg.! As someone who grew up in the States, 99.3 kg. sounds so much better than 219 lbs. I'm sure that isn't the case for people who grew up using kilos routinely. Still I think there should be a special name for hitting double digits in kilos, ala Onederland. What do you guys think? Double-D? Any other ideas?

I also wanted to report that I rode my bike 28 miles last week. That is 45.06 km.! See what I mean about everything being better?

I've hit the 60 lb. down mark. As a matter of fact, I am 61 lbs. down since my highest pre-op weight. Here is a photo of me taken last summer at the Oregon Shakespearean Festival in Ashland. We saw Don Quixote, btw. Not Shakespeare, I know, but Cervantes was a contemporary of Shakespeare and he is the father of the modern novel:



Now here's a photo of me this week, in double digits:


18 comments:

Lonicera said...

Absolutely wonderful Amanda! Well done you - I'm also starting to think in kg, what with it being stones in England and plain pounds in America, it's all too confusing...
Caroline

Heather said...

Good job! I would have to say though not everything sounds better... think Celcius. Although since it is 100 here today, maybe it would sound not so hot...

Pie said...

I agree, metric system all the way! You look great!! And 28 miles is impressive any way you slice it!!

Jacquie said...

Oh boy...you are looking great in whatever system you are using! Keep it up!

Joey said...

WOW!!!! such a big difference!

Carmen said...

beautiful!!
oh and fyi last summer my brother lived in ashland, and just a few weeks ago he moved back there :-)

Pamela E. Williams said...

Dang 28 miles. Way to go!! You are looking great too. Keep up the good work.

workinprogress said...

I think we should say our weights in Kilo's but our weight loss should be in pounds ;-)

You are looking amazing Amanda!!!

Kristin said...

Wow, Amanda! Where did your stomach go? It's completely melted away. I really wish mine would take the hint from yours...

I do my artichokes the same way you do - steamed with melted butter. Yummmmmm.

Congrats on your progress, you're doing amazingly well!

CHRISTINE said...

NICE, AND 28 MILES, HOW LONG DID THAT TAKE?

amandakiska said...

Christine, It took a week. Those miles were spread over the three days that I rode.

Cindylew said...

You look great and 61 lbs rocks...can't wait till I'm there.

Sandy Lee said...

And 45 km sound so much further than 28 miles. I'm sorta bilingual with the metric system since I grew up with Imperial but they switched Canada in the 80's. But the old people never really embraced it so now a lot of things are posted with both-like pounds and grams, centigrade and Fahrenheit, miles and km... But still glad you are now in the One-sies

Sarah said...

Job well done!

~Sarah
http://nwanonymom.blogspot.com/

Janelle said...

You look awesome!!!

ChristineKingery said...

Congrats on your loss! You look terrific! (And Don Quixote rocks. So do Shakespeare festivals. Sometimes battling our weight feels a bit like battling windmills, no?)
Christine
www.phoenixrevolution.net

Band-Babe said...

How about Underonderland? Too long? :)

Jenny said...

You look great!