Friday, May 11, 2007

Lottery Numbers: 50.2 - 29.8 - 23

Okay, so here's my big news ... I've officially lost over 50 lbs.! I just got weighed-in tonight and I am down 50.2 lbs.! It really caught me off guard. I've been worried about school and my job search, my friends and my family, so I wasn't expecting this. Secretly I think this week's loss was partially because I was wearing pants instead of jeans, but if I can keep it off through next week, so be it! I got misty at my WW meeting. People were so sweet and came up to me afterwards to congratulate me and ask me for tips. Ask me for tips! I couldn't believe it! I feel like I just started this journey. I wasn't expecting 50 to mean so much to me, but I kind of want to buy a piece of jewelry to commemorate the event. Maybe once I have a job and I'm not living off of student loans.

So, more good news ... I am officially no longer "obese." I have a BMI of 29.8 and "overweight" is supposed to be 29.9. I can't believe it. This is a non-scale victory I have really been looking forward to. I feel vindicated after all of the doctor's who have been so insensitive to me about my weight over the past 10 years. If they had been more supportive, instead of so punitive, maybe I would have done this sooner.

And lastly, WW etools had me re-calculate my points. I'm now down to 23. I think I started with 26 in August 2006. It's kinda scary. I don't know if I can do it. I've been trying not to blow it, but I have been having a hard time. What I really need to do is start getting back into the exercise routine now that water aerobics has been over for a few weeks. I still have the CardioSculpt video from Netflix that hasn't been taken out of the envelope. I can blame it on school and the job search, but the truth is, I could have made the time to work out. I think it will help with my stress level too. I called my old therapist and had a session with her last week. It was really good to talk with her. There's a lot of stuff going on in my life and the lives of the people around me and its just starting to get overwhelming. I'm going to talk with her again next week. I don't know how I'm going to pay for this, but hopefully everything will work out. I should have gotten that job at Starbucks back in January. Oh well, my mom said that hindsight is 20/20.

It's past my bedtime and I have a group meeting for school in the morning. Yet another presentation to write. Then I'm meeting my sister for lunch, which should be fun. Take care! Trixie

14 comments:

angelfish24 said...

Way to go Trixie! 50.2 pounds is a lot!!! Woohooo!!!
I wish I was right there along side you w/ a similar loss and I was so close but lost my footing. Oh well, I feel I've got the focus again now.
You must have felt really great at the ww meeting. I will get that darn 50lb magnet someday or on my own.
Hope the therapist can help you sort things out. When we went a few years ago, it helped us a lot.

Lori said...

Trixie, that's great news!

I don't know which is more exciting, the 50 pounds or being classified as not obese. Maybe someone can make something for you to commemorate this...know of any beaders?

Right now, you're in the middle of finishing up the school year, looking for a job, etc. and so don't beat yourself up for not being perfect and exercising. We all can do better, it's true BUT you are doing extremely well with all of the stress and work going on in your life.

As for the points, I understand completely. It's a learning process to figure out how to do this and you'll do it.

Congratulations again!

Jules said...

Hey Trix

You legend!! The job at Starbucks wasn't meant to be as there is something around the corner that you are going to step right into.

jodi said...

that is so awesome! 50 pounds is a huge amount and you deserve to be congratulated by everyone! and you definitely should buy yourself something nice! :o)

VegasGirl said...

WOW!! 50 pounds is so amazing, as is not be classified as obeses. Congrats!!

I totally think you deserve to get yourself a little something for this moment.

Vanessa said...

Congratulations! You should be so proud of yourself.

I'd definitely buy something to commemorate this huge accomplishment! I think you need something fun from a jewellery counter somewhere!

Vickie said...

I AM SO GLAD FOR YOU!!!!!

CAN YOU WORK THE THERAPY OFF IN TRADE - BABYSITTING, DOG WALKING, SOMETHING? IT IS SURPRISING HOW OFTEN PEOPLE WILL TAKE TRADE FROM STUDENTS? RIGHT NOW - I WOULD GLADLY TAKE GARDENING/WEEDING IN TRADE FOR NEARLY ANYTHING.

Salma Gundi said...

congratulations!

Wendy said...

Yay! You really are an inspiration (and have been since I was a child reading along with your adventures).

Lily T said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you!

Kim said...

WOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!! 50 pounds is AMAZING!! I am so happy for you!! :)

Julie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I'm totally with you --- I am so close to being in the "overweight" category too. It's kind of funny that I'm looking FORWARD to the day when I can call myself "overweight". So effed up. How can 175 be OBESE????

KL said...

Wow! I'm so proud of you! For all you mentioned, and for eclipsing me in Julie's race. I'm so excited for you ... and right there behind you!

Cassie said...

Congrats on the loss! That's awesome!! You definitely deserve a gift for yourself as congratulations. I think that's the most important thing you can do on a long weight loss journey.
:)
You rock!!