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!