Friday, September 9, 2011

Onederland!!!!!!!!!

198!!!!

My celebration is 2-fold…not only do I have a weight that starts with a 1 for the first time since 8th grade….but I also have officially lost 100 lbs! Of course, a chunk of that was before surgery, but it counts! I waited a few days to post this because I wanted to be sure the weight would stick…so far it’s sticking!


Here are some notes for the record:

  • I started in a tight size 22/24 when I probably should have been wearing 26/28 for some time. I am now in a Lane Bryant 14 jean or a JC Penny 16 jean. I even bought a pair of skinny jeans and I have the “okay” from my friends to wear them! They were only $7 at JCP…a deal I simply couldn’t refuse! 
  • I’m only 38 pounds away from my next mini goal of 160
  • I’m 53 pounds away from my final goal weight of 145. 
  • I have lost 65% of my total excess body weight that I hope to lose.
  • I have lost 62 pounds since the day of surgery

To commemorate this occasion, I also took my measurements. Below are the measurements since I started tracking right before what was supposed to be my surgery date that got cancelled the first time. Unfortunately these do not include my measurements at my highest weight of 298.


Date

Neck

Bicep

Forearm

Chest

Waist

Hips

Thigh

Calf

Sum of Inches

Difference

Cumulative Loss

11/21/2010

15.75

18.75

12.25

54.5

50

60.25

30.25

19

260.75

-3

-45.25

12/19/2010

15.75

18.25

12.25

54

50

59

29

19.5

257.75

-7

-42.25

1/21/2011

15.25

18.75

12.25

52.25

47.5

57

29.25

18.5

250.75

-7.75

-35.25

2/21/2011

15

19

12

46

46.75

56.5

29

18.75

243

-6

-27.5

3/23/2011

15

18

11.5

43.5

46.5

56

28.5

18

237

-13

-21.5

6/14/2011

14.5

17.5

11.5

40.5

43.5

52

26.5

18

224

-8.5

-8.5

9/8/2011

14.5

15.75

11

40.75

41

49

25.5

18

215.5

0

0



-1.25

-3

-1.25

-13.75

-9

-11.25

-4.75

-1








Reality Check – Haven’t done this in a while.


Rule # 1: Eat 3-6 small meals a day. Only eat when hungry, and skipping meals is ok.
BJ’s assessment: I’m doing really well with this rule. My doctor actually scolded me for the days I said I do only 3 meals a day…so I’m trying harder to keep it closer to 6. During the times when I have the black-hole of munchiness the number goes up and evenings can definitely be a problem. I’ll score myself with a .5 this time around because of the evening snack additions.


Score: .5/1


Rule # 2: Eat Slowly (Wait at least 30 seconds between bites) and chew thoroughly.
BJ’s assessment: Since this last fill kicked in, I’m actually getting better at this. My bites are still too big, but I’m eating slower. I’ll say .5 for the score.

Score: .5/1



Rule # 3: Stop eating as soon as you feel full.

BJ’s assessment: My full indicator is delayed…which is dumb. But I am much better about stopping eating at the end of the serving I have allotted myself…and I’m really getting better at making the serving even smaller ahead of time based on my current hunger level and then coming back for the rest later. Not bad.

Score: .5/1


Rule # 4: Don’t drink while you are eating.

BJ’s assessment: No problem with this one.


Score: 1/1


Rule # 5: Don’t eat between meals.

BJ’s assessment: I’m doing pretty good with this one, though evenings still seem to be my downfall.


Score: .5/1


Rule # 6: Eat only fresh food.

BJ’s assessment: I’m doing super good with this one…and in fact added fresh fruit back into my diet recently. YUM!

Score: 1/1


Rule # 7: Avoid extremely fibrous foods.


BJ’s assessment: I don’t have a problem with this one.

Score: 1/1

Rule # 8: Drink enough water during the day; avoid carbonated beverages.

BJ’s assessment: I am doing well with this but I think I’ve been slacking lately. I need to be a little more conscientious about this one.

Score: .5/1

Rule # 9: Only drink no-calorie or very low calorie drinks.

BJ’s assessment: No problemo!


Score: 1/1



Rule # 10: Exercise at least 30 minutes a day.

BJ’s assessment: I’m doing SOOO good with this one. I’ve even recently taken up walking my dog…which he loves, and gives me some gravy on my exercise time. :)

Score: 1/1


Total: 7.5/10


8 comments:

  1. yay!! congrats on all of this :D

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  2. WOW! What a great milestone achievement. Awesome!
    So glad you've been taking measurements along the way, that's such a tell tale sign of how well you're doing, even when you hit a plateau here and there, it's good to look at the measurements!
    Great job.

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  3. Congratulations!!! So excited for you!

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