As I was discussing my weight loss journey with my mom today....I realized I had passed something quite profound.
I weighed in this morning at 194.
The last time I weighed this much was at least October of 2000.
So, 9 years.
It also means it is the halfway point in my journey, or actually two pounds over halfway.
I have lost 68 lbs.
I have 64 to lose to reach my goal weight of 130.
I am more than halfway there.
The tipping point.
I have come farther than I have to go.
I worked out on Arnold tonight.
I burned 610 calories and stretched, stretched, stretched.
I ate around 1400 calories tonight.... I don't think I want to eat anymore either.
So I will let myself come in a bit low..
Anywhooo. During that conversation with my mom, I got the most interesting comments...like,
"So, at the weight you are now, How much are you eating to lose weight?"
So I tell her where I get my info, and she writes it down.
Just a guess.
I think she is "at the weight I'm at now.'
Then she said, "Well, I am glad it's coming off so fast for you.'
"It doesn't seem to be bothering you."
Funny, one year ago she was sending me weight watchers cookbooks
(I wasn't on a diet at the time) ...now she wants weight loss advice.
Life is strange.
It's funny, I think if other people knew how hard losing this much weight is, they wouldn't say that 'its coming off so easy". Granted, she only gets updates every other week, and when you are busy with your own life...one minute someone is telling you they have lost ten pounds, the next fifty.
Time goes by fast.
It's harder than I thought it would be, and easier than I thought it would be.
(I am not done, so lets not count my eggs before they are hatched. Sometimes I need to remind myself, lol. )
I am going to get to my goal weight and probably get some of the stuff I used to throw out.
"Oh,it's easy for you...YOUR NATURALLY THIN!!!!" lololol
or "Look at you, you can eat whatever you want, and not get fat!"
I usually thought that last one at restaurants, not thinking that the thin girl had probably watched what she ate and exercised for the week prior and so could have a bit more that day.
There are other things I've noticed:
I am no longer the biggest person in the room, even at the gym.
I am thiiiiis close to shopping the 'normal' part of the clothing section at walmart.
I get cold easier.
My husband is more 'attentive' lol.
People who haven't seen me in a while do a double take when I say hi, then look me over once really good...but don't say anything? lol.
shhhhhh....my old school hottie....lol i take terrible pictures...
click to enlarge....
Hope all is well with you guys, I am going to get off blogger tonight and do some laundry.
Your naturally thin blogger,