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I got on the scale this morning and I found that I hit my 100 lb WL milestone. Tears of joy filled my eyes while a sense of pride and accomplishment filled my soul. This feeling is so indescribable, all I can say is that It feels so unbelievably amazing to look down and see as proof on the scale, how far I’ve come and that all my hard work has truly paid off. I literally feel like walking outside and yelling at the top of my lungs "Hey world....I’ve lost 100 lbs!!!"
In March of 2010 I began my journey by starting a diet regimen to prepare for wl surgery which was prescribed by a specialist who I was sent to in order to treat my quick onset of diabetes. At that time I was also suffering from joint and back pain due to my obesity. Today my blood sugar levels are back to perfect normal and my joint pain is gone. I still have minimal back pain remaining but I also still have more weight to lose so I hold out hope that it will continue to decrease as my weight goes down.
I weighed in at 254 lbs at the Dr’s office on that day in March. My BMI was 44.9 putting me in the "Extremely Obese" category.
As of this morning I weigh 154 lbs with a BMI of 27.2, which is in the "Overweight" category. I have a mere 13 lbs to go until I can proudly claim that my BMI is in "Normal" range. If I can get there by Christmas, that will be all the gifts I need.
My PCP and the specialist had set the goal weight of 120 lbs but I am aiming for 134 which is 20 more lbs to go and as GOD as my witness I am going to get there....dont know when but I will!!
GOD BLESS ONE AND ALL!!
MARCH 2010 @ 254 LBS
SEPTEMBER 2011 @ 154 LBS
Yay, this kinda makes me miss this phase of my journey......and then again not lol. It is exciting but I wouldn't take back these pounds lost for anything. You will do just fine, just follow all your Dr's instructions and any good rules of thumb you gathered from this neat place and have yourself a surgery and speedy, easy recovery! We'll see you when you get back.
That is the golden rule here :)
Are my 2 recent discoveries in the past week and I LOVE them both.
My dh got me Zumba Total Body Transformation for my b-day off of Amazon for $59 and it's worth it. It's fun and boy am I sore so I know its working well.
Silk brand, unsweetened, Pure Almond Milk has only 35 calories / 1 carb that gets canceled out by the 1 g of fiber for a whole cup. It has 15% more calcium than fat free milk. It's not great for protein but to mix it with protein powder makes a much tastier, delicious protein shake than does water. I wont drink milk from an animal so water was my only choice until now for making my daily shake. It comes in vanilla or regular flavor unsweetened. I've seen sweetened chocolate but not unsweetened :(
Just thought Id share with you whats working for me :)
What a great job you are doing, keep it up and you'll be at goal in no time!!