Hi! How are ya?
I am pretty great today, even if my weight loss is slowing down. I got a bunch o stuff to show ya today. 🙂
So without any attempt at making an ado about today I lost 3.5 pounds today and I weight 160 even!! Yea me! This makes 95 pounds since joining the OptiFast/EatRight program at UAB and a total of 103 pounds since starting with Donna the Trainer Nazi Jones. 🙂
This has been a year to remember. Things have happened to me over this year that I almost had given up on ever seeing happen for me and my family. You can take a look back when I started this blog on my Day 2 post about the Why, the why I was angry. I started this blog to keep myself from quitting. Wouldn’t it have been a sad thing if I had given up? I think so often we stop just shy of finding the answers we seek to the problems in our life. I know that has been my past experience, every time I gave up I was generally just before a win. This one was a 20 year battle of constantly losing the every battle I undertook against the horrible foe of OBESITY. This last ditch attempt … was alas where I won my war with the dreaded villain Obesity. I realize the next step in the war with obesity is keeping it off. I will you know. I will.
I started with program with a BMI of 41.8 — I was morbidly obese and was in continual fear of dying. Today’s BMI was 26.2. Way good! I am getting so close to being in the ideal range for my height of 24. I was reminded today by the Evil Dr. Ard (who mind you is the total opposite of evil–he has too cute a grin) that I didn’t think I would really lose … he said and look at you now. I have never been so happy to be wrong about something. Then Lindsey chimed in with another of my lovely comments — “I never lose over 30 pounds on a diet.” She was giving me a sweet gentle ribbing … and I so love that they were RIGHT and I was Wrong! I admit — I WAS WRONG!!
I have to say THANKS to Donna “The Trainer Nazi” Jones and Dean Jones for MAKING me start this program. Without these two people I would NEVER have met Dr. Ard and Lindsey Lee at the EatRight Clinic and I would still be Morbidly Obese instead of being very close to an IDEAL weight for my height. There truly are not appropriate words to express my appreciation for these two people that I adored before this, but now … they are beyond special to my heart. Love you guys. You truly are the best and THANK YOU so much for making me do this.
I’m pretty happy — I am so close to my jumping off spot. 150 is the goal so that means I will lose to 140 and then start my weight training and all my FUN souped-up-some-concider-extreme exercise! Getting ready for my CENTURY RIDE and my race in Texas. Yeah baby! I’m doin’ the happy dance … come on dance with me!