Wednesday, June 1, 2011

In My Line of Sight - 25 Pounds and What it Means

Hrumph. I do not feel "obese" anymore. I plugged my weight into the BMI calculator and see that I have exactly 25 pounds to go to get out of the "obese" category and into the less insulting "overweight" category. It seems so far away!! So I am writing myself this entry to remember when I do step into the overweight category, which I'm sure will not be too terribly far away.

Today, however it feels far away. Twenty-five more pounds! How can I do it, when I've already lost 69? How on earth did I get myself to such a weight where I'm throwing around these numbers?

Hey - I can't begin to tell you how happy that little ticker at the top of the screen makes me. I am on the downhill side, baby! I just feel great whenever I look at that. I am already thinking of my next goal, besides goal, I mean. I am going to lose 1/2 my body weight, getting me to 131.5 pounds. I need to be able to tell people that I am half the size I was, haha. It seems like some internal imperative, so we're just going to run with it. Look for me to be a hit in the line at the grocery store, haha. "Oh, you like my shoes? Thanks! I like them, too, because I LOST HALF MY BODY WEIGHT!" (Relevance to the subject at hand has never been a priority for me.)

While I'm rambling aimlessly, I'll give you an update on my hair loss and baggy skin issues. Both topics can be summed up simply as:


Yes, still losing scads and scads of hair. Yes, my skin is doing strange things that I am refusing to let alarm me. I have read many, many times for instance, that people get turkey neck, but then it tightens up and goes away. I hereby officially invite my turkey neck to tighten up and go away. This morning, I caught a glimpse of my side boob in the mirror. I am used to side boobs, we have known each other a long time. But today it was an especially deflated, wrinkly look. Hmm. My breasts themselves, besides some crepe paper issues, are staying full and round. Other parts of me...well, let's just say I'm glad the weight is coming off, anyway. ;)

Thus ends my rambly update that was born from concerns about how long it will take to lose another 25 pounds. It won't take that long, I'm sure. Chill. A note to future self: See, it wasn't too bad, was it? And look at you now, girlfriend! HAWT!!


  1. My hair loss started right around 3 months (~60#) and is finally starting to slow now (almost 6 months and 88#)...something to look forward to, sister!

  2. Hey you know how you can do it? The same way you've lost the first 69! I constantly have to check myself and remind myself that it's not about the numbers - it's about health! And as long as I keep eating right and moving my body, the scale will take care of itself. Easier said than done, I know. ;) You're doing amazing and I have the utmost confidence that you WILL continue to achieve your goals!

  3. Laugh, Rachel, when I read your first sentence, "You know how you can do it?" I figured for sure you were going to go Dave Ramsey on me! "How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!"

    Same principle, I suppose. :) I am trying to make the weight loss about health and not numbers, but right now, it's hard not to make it about the numbers!

    Ordinary Girl - thanks for the peek into the future! Your weight loss is fantastic!!

  4. YAY! You changed your settings... I can comment! Woo hoo! Julie, you are doing FANTASTICA!! I also have about -25lbs to go until I'm no longer OBESE and just OVERWEIGHT and an even LONGER road to NORMAL. One day at a time, we will do this!

  5. Not exactly sure when I became Spanish...the extra A at the end of FANTASTIC was unintentional. lol

  6. Hey, Ordinary Girl, not sure if you'll see this, but I can't comment on your blog! You should do that fix to make the comments work again. (Sheila at This One Body had a good post with the fix instructions:

    Here's what I would have said on your latest blog post, haha:

    "Oh, I was just thinking that today!! I noticed I am no longer gravitating to the "big girls' stall" (disabled stall). Yes, there's just much more room around me, I love it!

    Gosh, I've had sugar lots of times. It's not something I go out of my way to get (I'm not much of a sweets person, anyway). But I've definitely had it, and have definitely had wine. My surgeon said it's ok as long as I check myself before I wreck myself (my words, not his, haha).

    I'm moving back into my king sized bed when we move next month. I haven't slept in it for a couple years! Now, being single and getting skinny, that bed is going to feel HUGE!! Very cool!"

  7. Hi Sheila! Yup, I saw your post and did the fix on my blog (I don't like the page set up this way, but at least it works!!). We will totally knock this next 25 pounds out!

    @Kim - you are a goofball. ;) Can't wait to see you next week.

  8. Hee hee, I should've gone Dave Ramsey on you. ;) Either way, you're awesome!

  9. Just to clarify, not because I'm a great follower of his, I am pretty much failing on that front. ;)