Thursday, September 20, 2007

14 Weeks

That is the time that it took me to reach my first major weight loss milestone. I have officially lost 25.3 pounds.

In some ways 25 pounds seems like an enormous amout of weight. For example. A 2 year old child weighs an average of 25 pounds. When I look at a 2 year old and think, I have lost as much as she weighs, that seems like a lot.

In other ways 25 pounds seems like nothing especially when I compare it to the amount that I want to lose. If I equate it with my final loss goal of 140 pounds gone, I am only 17.85% on the way to my total goal which means that I am not even 1/5th of the way there.

I guess it is all about perspective. My clothes are looser and there are at least 2 pairs of pants and one shirt that I can no longer wear because they are too big. When I lose another 10 pounds, I won't be able to wear at least 2 more pairs of pants.

In the past 2 weeks I have gotten a TON of comments about my weight loss. From people asking if I have lost weight to other people telling me that I look fantastic. For some reason, I have also gotten a lot of compliments on my hair. Not sure what that is about since I got it cut at the beginning of August but I will accept any positive comment.

Funny Girl wants to drop about 25 - 30 pounds. She isn't heavy by any means, but she wants to trim up a bit. So far she is down over 10 pounds in the same time frame and is looking fantastic. At least next summer her grandma won't be able to say that she looks like she hasn't lost weight.

I think that because we are in this together and that we keep each other accountable it makes it so much easier. And the fact that I cook a lot for Funny Girl doesn't hurt either.

I don't have any before or after pictures yet, but as soon as I have them, I will post them.


The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

You're a STAR!

Jaybird said...

Congrats on the milestone! Keep being positive- it really helps. It is much harder to lose weight when you focus on how much you have to go rather than how much you have lost so far. I think that was one of the hardest things about dieting for my wife. No matter how you look at it, you have accomplished quite a bit!

Good job and keep up the good work!!

Sizzle said...

that's great. for me, whenever i reach a weight loss goal, i am always surprised to find how much my confidence increases. i wonder sometimes if people are noticing that more than the weight loss. or maybe i just wish they would comment on that. sometimes when people make a big deal out of pointing out someone's weight loss i feel like they are saying "you didn't look good before"...but i am sure i am totally oversensitive about this! :)

Moonbeam said...

Congratulations on your milestone, may you reach many more.

I think it takes 20 or so pounds before people notice. Unless of course the person is already a "skinny minny" to begin with and just thinks they need to loose weight.

When I hit the diet trail I like to start out with the South Beach Diet, mainly because Carbs are not my friend and I get a quick jump start. I stay on this for 2 weeks and then slowly add back in fruit, dairy and whole grain, brown rice, etc. Works for me....I have lost 10 pounds since Sunday. Probably all water weight but I dont care the scale is going down again.

Churlita said...

That's great. It also sounds like you're healthy about it. If you lost a ton of weight right away, you wouldn't keep it off and you could really hurt yourself.

I can't wait to see the before and afters.

Not so little Woman said...

Congrats! I admire your willpower!