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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Weigh Day

It's Wednesday Weigh Day! I weighed in this morning at 217.6 lbs. (98.7 Kg.) for a loss of 1.4 lbs. (.64 kg.) for the week. Not as dramatic as my other weigh ins this month, but I'll take it! I am down 62.4 lbs. (28.3 kg.) total since February.

My goal is 37.6 lbs. (17.05 kg.) away. Let me say that again. My goal is 37.6 lbs. (17.05) away. I can't believe it. I know I still have a ways to go and ideally I'd like to lose more than 100 lbs. (45.35 kg.), but if I never lost any more than that, I'd be okay with it. Just thinking about it is completely overwelming - and I don't mean that I'm overwelmed by still having 37.6 lbs. to lose. I mean I'm overwelmed to be so close. I'm overwelmed that I've been able to do it thus far.

I see myself now and I think I look pretty good. Not thin, of course, but not bad. When I started, I felt like anyone looking at me would see mainly fat. Now I'm sort of "normal-fat" if there is such a thing.

I'm also not really doing anything special. I'm definately not dieting. I am eating whatever foods I want. My lap-band keeps my quantities under control. I try to eat enough protein, drink lots of water, and get daily exercise. I'm not going crazy with sweets, but have something sweet once or twice a week. There isn't anything I am doing that I could see stopping once I get to goal. Maybe I should say that again! This is my life now and I can't believe it! I've always wanted to be able to live like this. I eat when I'm hungry, stop when I'm full. I enjoy eating and I don't feel ashamed of my food choices. I love my lap-band!

10 comments:

Pamela E. Williams said...

So cool!! I hope to have as much success as you have had when I get banded.

tessierose said...

That's just wonderful, you are such an inspiration!

Carmen said...

amazing! i can't wait until i can say that! :-)

CHRISTINE said...

I just keep reading and knowing it is going to happen to me too. congrats!

Cheeseburger Girl said...

I'm thrilled for your successes!

Cindylew said...

Wow...can wait until I'm 37 lbs from goal.
Sooooo happy for you...keep up the good work.

Island Bandit said...

you're so close i can smell goal!!!!!! fantastic job and at this point to still be shedding more than a pound in a week is great.

thanks for pointing out that you're not dieting and are eating like normal people do. that's my goal and it's why i'm taking this nutrition training part of my 12 week programme so seriously. keep it up and keep on inspiring me and so many others

Jacquie said...

You are doing great Amanda!

Christine said...

You are doing so well! It must be awesome to know those pounds are gone forever and you can keep up this lifestyle!

Derek and Mary said...

You are doing so good! We got banded in the same month of you've doubled my weight loss, can I just say that I'm jealous!!