I have lost 100 pounds as of last Friday, June 14! It is an amazing milestone, and one I am still having trouble wrapping my head around. I haven’t had time to blog about it until now, the kids are out of school for the summer and it has been a bit crazy around here.
In a way, it is good I was delayed, as it has given me more to talk about than just the celebratory “Yippee!” Since getting to that milestone last Friday, I have gone out to eat twice. I was really disciplined the rest of the week, and yet I have still gained back a little bit of the weight I had lost. No big deal, I am back to eating my usual over-abundance of vegetables and I’m sure the weight will come back off quickly. Some of it might even be water weight from the heavy doses of sodium in all restaurant meals. However, it shows just how disciplined I will have to be FOREVER to keep the weight off. You never know what is in a restaurant meal, even the vegetables can be drowning in butter (the likely culprit at one of the meals). I will likely need to keep dining out to a very infrequent occasion, and I will need to be very careful with what and how much I am eating at all times surrounding the meal. Is this how “naturally slim” people live? Are they always conscious of their eating and compensating for big meals? In any case, I had already known that maintenance would be pretty much identical to the actual weight loss part of all of this, so it is not really a surprise.
I have 5 pounds to get to my original goal weight (not counting that little bit I put back on this week), but as I mentioned in my last post, I’m not sure I’ll be trying to drop those or not. Most days I’m pretty happy with my size, and that is before the inevitable plastic surgery. The only thing that makes me want to lose those last 5 is that I am still in the “overweight” category on the BMI chart. However, that is with the extra skin, and I have quite a bit of muscle now that might be throwing off the number a bit. Not quite sure that number is at all important anyway, as all indications are that my health is about as good as it could possibly be. Mostly I want to see how well I can maintain where I am.
I’ve decided now that I am pretty near, or at, my goal, I’m going to start posting tips about the changes I’ve made, and suggestions on how others can use these to get healthier. I’ll try my best to post one per day, we’ll see how well I can keep up. My suggestion will be to try the ones that sounds doable to you for the long-term, and try each one for awhile before trying something else. Stay tuned!
Thanks to all my family and friends for all of their support and encouragement so far on this journey. The journey is far from over, as it is a lifetime commitment!