I AM OVERWEIGHT!
I want to shout it from the rooftops. A few pounds ago I left the ‘obese’ BMI category and entered ‘overweight’ for the first time in over a decade!
In my last update I said I hoped to post more regularly and that was 2 months ago. I’m obviously not very good at being consistent in blogging, but I have been consistent in my weight loss. I’ve just gotten over a horrible seemingly-never-ending cold and so this is the first week in quite a few that I’ve managed to get 5 workouts in, but I have been sticking to my calorie goals – even while surrounded by mini eggs and chocolate bunnies.
Starting Weight: 237 lbs
Previous Check-in: 203.6 lbs (Feb 1)
Current Weight: 192 lbs
Total Weight Loss: 45 lbs
Please excuse the no makeup & exhausted look I am rocking today ♥
Changes I’ve noticed since my last check-in at 203.6 lbs: The clothes I bought a little over a month ago are already baggy, my face isn’t as round and I’m starting to get hollow cheeks, my stomach is significantly flatter and the skin is tightening nicely.
I’ve been on this journey for 254 days – and I know this because I’ve been logging my meals in myfitnesspal every single day. I’ve also continued to weigh myself almost daily and even when I am in the middle of a plateau, or I’ve gained some water weight, it hasn’t discouraged me. I understand that this is a process and that if I stick to my 1000/day calorie deficit the weight loss will follow. I’m still in love with my Fitbit Charge 2 and will be upgrading to the beautiful new Versa later this month because I love the watch faces and the menstrual tracking feature intrigues me.
I feel amazing. Better than I think I’ve ever felt. Even when I was young and thin, I smoked and was far from healthy. I am looking forward to the weather warming up so that I can spend afternoons running around with the kids without being completely out of breath. I am looking forward to wearing shorts. I am looking forward to feeling comfortable on the beach for the first time. I am looking forward to being able to shout from the rooftops that I am in the’normal’ BMI weight category (28lbs to go).
The body that I want isn’t just possible, it’s inevitable.