Wednesday, April 18, 2007

They Noticed!

Thanks to everyone for your comments. You made really good points about people who see me every day not noticing a gradual weight loss. And you reminded me that it isn't always a good thing for people to notice. Ironically, 4 people said things to me about my weight loss on Saturday, the day after my last post. The first was my psychiatrist. Then, I went to a party and one of my friend's boyfriend who hasn't seen me for a while was very complimentary - but not in an icky uncomfortable sort of way.

That was enough attention for me. Everything has gone back to normal and no one has said anything since Saturday. That makes me happy. As some of you said, when someone says you look wonderful after a weight loss it makes you think "What did you think about what I used to look like?" And that never turns out well.

So, I have good news . . . I've entered the 170's! 178.4 lbs. to be exact. I'm so surprised and excited. I got misty at my Weight Watchers meeting tonight. I can't believe I've lost so much weight. There was a woman there tonight who has lost 80 lbs., which is so great. I went over to talk with her after and she is super friendly. A little crazy, but aren't we all. We didn't end up talking about weight loss, just life in general.

So, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's BMI calculator, a BMI of over 30 is obese. My BMI is now 30.6. If I lose 3.6 more lbs. I'll have a BMI of 29.9 and I will then be "overweight"! Yeah! I never thought I'd be so excited to be overweight! :)


Kim said...

WOW!!! Congrats on the wonderful loss! :) That is SO excellent. You are doing such an amazing job. What an inspiration. :)

KL said...

Congratulations! You're doing such a great job, and I'm totally inspired now. I've needed a little spark. I think the spark is that you eclipsed me over at Julie's challenge!
I'm a long way off from being 'overweight' but I'll get there! Right now, I'm hoping to slip into the 30s on the BMI scale. I'm at 40.4 right now.

jodi said...

that is great news about reaching the 170s - you've come such a long way and must be so proud of yourself... and i'm glad people finally said something too - maybe they had wanted too the whole time and weren't sure how to say it... anyhoo, have a nice weekend... :o)

Lily T said...

Yay, they noticed!

Hooray! 170s! I’m so happy for you!

angelfish24 said...

Wow, the 170's! Way to go! That will be so awesome to be under 30 in the bmi category.
You are an inpiration to me as I've stalled over the last few months. Quitting ww has done me no good so may need to go back sometime in the near future.
Have a great weekend and glad you got some wt loss commments from friends and aquaintences!

Amazon Alanna said...

Great job, Trixie! It's always wonderful to come here to read about your successes. You're an inspiration.

Salma Gundi said...

Congratulations on entering the seventies :) Go, trix, go!

Jules said...

Congratulations on reaching the 170s. Must feel great. And you don't need comments to know that you are looking great.

PS Inspired me to go searching for the Trixie Belden set for my 8 year old.

PPS You so know that I will be rereading them too!!

Lori said...

Congratulations on the loss! And I am glad your friends noticed.

And you're in the 30s for the dreaded BMI! You are doing so awesome with the food plan and going to school and everything else. You rock!