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go me! Jun. 29th, 2005 @ 11:58 am
So I weighed myself today - I weigh somewhere around 156/158 - my scale is innacurate, but it's somewhere around there.

I also re-tested my body fat percentage - 40% instead of 48%!

What's weird is I don't look like I've lost 20 pounds since my gallbladder came out - but when they weighed me before the surgery, I was 178. Then 174. Then my next weigh-in came at 164. Now I'm around 158.

The only thing I've really noticed is that there's more skin and less fat around my middle - both good and bad.That, and since Walter quit nursing, I've gone from an I cup back to a FF/G.

But hey, I've lost 20 pounds! Now to get to where I think I should feel comfortable (140) I only need to lose 18 more. Though my doctors think I should aim for 130 - I figure that is my post-breast reduction weight goal.
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished

Jun. 13th, 2005 @ 09:52 am
Well, My weight dropped another few pounds, but not really enough - at the 2 doctors appointments, I've weighed in at 164. My home scale has been reading me at between 158 and 172, but we already know that's far from accurate.

What got me excited was I bought a size 12 skirt  - it was the last one of any size, and I figured I'd buy it and see if I could wear it in another month...

I wore it Sunday, and it was loose around the waist.

As soon as my surgery incisions are no longer tender, I'd bet I can box up my size 14 pants and just wear my 12s!

*does a happy dance*

I seem to be steadily dropping a pound every other week. I think my body has finally forgiven me. Either that, or the surgeon was right, and my diseased gallbladder was preventing my body from getting rid of the excess fat.

pep talk May. 25th, 2005 @ 09:37 am
Well, to update y'all, I'm holding slighly jiggly. Meaning firm. I've not gained weight, I've not lost. I'm holding at size 16 pants (which is two sizes less than when I started). My waist and abs are getting better - I've been doing stretches and crunches a couple times a week, and the biking is challenging enough to work my abs. I've been learning how to go down stairs and up curbs and hop over things.

I'm still exercising - biking mostly, due to my crazy schedule. I've not been belly dancing. I've been eating more sugar. I've been consuming more diet drinks and sodas. And I can feel it.

I need to get back on track. I loved the belly dancing, and now that I have a free summer, I can go to class on Thursdays again. Saturday classes are great - however they are hard to get to when G & I have things planned for Saturday - like this, we are hitting the Scottish festival in a nearby town, and bringing our bikes to hit the nearby nature trails and tool around the countryside.

The important thing is to cut back on sugar, as it directly causes sinus headaches. And to keep bringing more fruits and veggies into my diet, eat fresh, not fried.

What I need, Beautiful Ladies, is a little encouragement. And I'm giving it right back. Let's get back on track with our goals and get ourselves down to where we want to be. We've all stalled a touch, but let's get back on the horse again and keep doing it! *big cheesy grin*
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful

May. 19th, 2005 @ 10:08 pm

Notice the lack of arm fat? Hooray! Too bad my hyperactive gallbladder problem has the side effect of massive bloating. When I bought that swimsuit a month ago, I looked totally hot in it - now I look 20 pounds heavier, and it's all in the abdomen. Euurk.

But I am *so* proud of those arms ^_^

May. 19th, 2005 @ 06:38 pm
I'm stress eating. :P I've had nigh uncontrollable desires for sugary things. I've given in way too often lately. I need to go back to the first two weeks of the South Beach Diet. Because I'm losing control of my diet habits again. I'm back up to 202..

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I stepped on the scale this morning and it said 199! I've lost a total of 20 pounds since I started AND I broke the 200 mark!

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Small victories:

Weight: 197
BMI: 37
Pant size: 16 and dropping

Abs: getting tighter and flatter

Cheekbones: beginning definition without having to "shade" with blush

Neck: Losing the extra chin thingy

Upper Arms: Tightening

Ass: Lost the top shelf!

Boobs: Looking bigger as tummy gets smaller!

Whooo Hoo! (And this is all happening despite my boyfriend's penchant for buying me expensive truffles)
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I have a waist. Not just my usually well rounded, slighly extra handles waist, but a firmer, less round waist that now makes my ass look better than it ever has.

I noticed this yesterday, while getting measured for a bicycle yesterday, when the fellow said, "Put your thumb on the top of your hip bone." It took me a second to find it under the muscle that had developed there. I was confused, and looked rather silly as I wasn't sure what was strong muscle and where my hip bone started.

Then, I put on a shirt I've not worn since last fall (see: spring clothes). I looked in the mirror, stopped short and looked again. One, I could button it without popping. Last year, I couldn't button it all the way. And two, it was loose around the stomach/waist. This NEVER has happened before.

I've not weighed myself in about a week (my scale has been packed). I've been exercising like mad (walking or moving up and down stairs almost every night, and extended walks on the weekends with G) and I've also been making lots of fresh, healthy food at home, and packing lunches. My appetite has decreased for portions, yet I want to snack and munch more throughout the day.

I am amazed. Once my body started the weight loss in a healthy manner, and gotten used to the exercise portion of it, it is naturally continuing the trend. I think I'm over the hard mental hurdle, and the results are now coming through.

I can especially see it in my face, feel it in my jeans, and now my waist! I'm going to celebrate with a bike ride to the ice cream store today. It's about 5 miles round trip.

160 here I come!
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165 for 2 days running!

Looks like it just took my body a little while before it would decide to start losing weight. But it's happening!

I don't look any skinnier yet, but I think I'll get there.
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