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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

111

I've lost 111 lbs. (50.3 kg.).  I have finally made it out of the 170's and now weigh 169 lbs. (76.7 kg.).  Isn't 111 a great number?  It is almost magical with all those ones!

My BMI is 25.7.  I am 6 lbs. (2.7 kg.) from a "normal" BMI. 

I was in the 170's since December 17, 2010.  That's almost 4 months.  At that rate, it will take me a good long time to lose those 6 lbs.

I can't describe how frustrating it has been to weigh in and see the scale going up, going down, staying the same week after week.  I think the most disappointing thing about it is that I always thought that I'd be able to add some calories to my maintenance diet, but it is looking like my current diet is very close to a maintenance diet so that probably won't happen.  I am eating the same way I've been eating through this entire process and my caloric intake has stayed pretty consistent most of the time.  50 lbs. ago I was losing 1-2 lbs. a week every week.  I never had unexplained gains.  I began to rely on the consistency.  Now I feel like I don't know what to expect and it is unsettling.  Last night I was so stressed about weighing myself this morning that I ate a bunch of toffee covered peanuts that I didn't plan to have and I woke up in the middle of the night and lay there worrying for 45 minutes.

I thought by this stage in the game I'd be less neurotic about my weight.

But really I am feeling pretty good about where I'm at.  I'm happy to finally be out of the 170's.  Other than my mini-peanut binge last night, I'm feeling good about my food.  

So I am sending you 111 happy Wednesdays!  Have a wonderful day!       

23 comments:

SUchipmunk said...

Congrats on such a great loss so far! Slow and steady wins the race, don't let it bother you too much. Both stress and lack of sleep can make it harder to keep off the weight!

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

Wow, congratulations Amanda! You have done so beautifully. I hate to say it, but this little bit of a slow down for you, just proved to me you aren't super human! LOL! Seriously, amazing progress!

Lyla said...

Yay for 111! I'm so glad you've seen some movement, and 6 lbs away from "normal" BMI-- that's amazing. You're an inspiration, plateau and all.

Island Bandit said...

111 is a great number indeed.... you are SOOOOOO close to being where you want to be.. feels great, doesnt it. try not to fret about the plateaus.... just continue to give your body what you know it needs to be healthy and have faith that so long as you do that, it'll get where it needs to go

Cat's Chic Chat said...

Hi Amanda! One of the coolest things I like reading about your blog is how you feel that dieting is actually what makes us fat. : ) I think that however you're eating and not obsessing about food now is working for you. the 6 pounds will come in time I'm certain, but the changes you made are for a lifetime. I'm inspired by you each blog entry of yours that I read. Keep up the good work.

Amanda said...

111 is a great number and your bmi is so wonderful. I had a melt down and worrynsession last night myself after eating guacamole until I was stuffed. There were chips too. I skipped my beloved yoga and ate a ton of green stuff.
Will I always worry like I do about what goes in my mouth? And if I don't worry about it will I gain weight like What got me to lap band surgery. Grrr! You are doing great and an inspiration.

MandaPanda said...

I'd like to think that my body will naturally go into maintenance mode when I'm ready (I know this is wishful thinking). Right now, I eat whatever I want but try to make good choices most of the time. I know I can live the rest of my life this way. So if I stop losing at a weight I'm comfortable with (Nowhere near that yet), then good. If I have to tweak to get lower, so be it. But since I haven't had to "diet" (and I know you're anti-diet too), maintenance shouldn't look very different than what I do now. Does that make sense?

Cindylew said...

I couldn't agree with you more...the 70's and the 60's were the absolute worst. I think I spent 6-8 weeks in each of those categories. Feels so good to now have broken into the 50's...just feels different.

Island Bandit said...

you just called me 'fit and thin'! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!

CHRISTINE said...

111!! WHOO, That is amazing. You give me hope, I have been in the 180's for 2 mo.

Tori said...

111 IS a magical number! WOW! Fantastic! Thanks for weighing in on my school dilemma. I am thinking...one battle at a time. I am not sure my weight loss efforts could survive school and juggling the work and family at the same time. :)

Kathy said...

Congrats Amanda!! Don't sweat the small stuff just keep doing what you have been and you'll do fine.

Feeling Bandtastic said...

hi- I'm a a new bandster and blogger and just read your banding basics post. It was fabulous. Well said. Thank you and exactly what I needed to read today!

CeeJay said...

That is so freakin' awesome!! Wishing a quick last few pounds to normalville!

Amanda said...

111 pounds is amazingly wonderful. It is a magical number! Please know that you (and your blog!!) have been such an inspiration to me. Reading your continuing journey is a huge motivation!

Sarah said...

A.) -- that's awesome!!!! congrats!!
B.) -- I can TOTALLY relate to everything you said about losing weight, maintenance, neurotic worries, etc....

Gen said...

You give me hope that there is freedom from Plateauville! Awesome news. Don't worry about the scale = you already are "normal" to the rest of the world! No, not normal. Skinny!

Bandita Senorita said...

Congrats!!

Feeling Bandtastic said...

thanks for the note about the followers, i think i fixed it!

Kiwigirl said...

50kgs! Awesome! You should be so proud of yourself!

susieq4givn said...

Woo Hoo! Awesome for you to be in the 160's. I totally identify with everything you said...almost to the T. I have been struggling to get out of the 170's for awhile...I consistently lost until I hit the 170's and now it up and down and soooo frustrating. I hope to be joining you soon! Congratulations!

I'm Listening! said...

Your awesomeness knows no boundaries.

Stephanie said...

Rock on wit' your bad self!!! I am so glad you're here with me in the 60's!!!! :)