Saturday, April 16, 2011

Weigh-In Results - April 16th, 2011

Weigh-In: 134.0

That is a loss of 1.6 pounds in two weeks. I am SO happy about this, given how close I am getting to my goal weight. I have been exercising moderately, and eating around 1300-1500 calories a day. I am at a point where eating less than 1300 just is not going to happen. I love my food!

I have been able to see my progress in photos, but since I have been below 140 I am finally not seeing myself as a "bigger" person. The first thing I looked for in a photo of myself used to be how big I was compared to other people in the photo, how my clothes were fitting, etc. It is nice to be okay with any photo I see of myself, with the exception of something like the way my hair looks. This might sound silly, but it is a relief to have people tag photos of me on Facebook, get the notification, and not be worried about how I am going to look.

If I can keep up this progress, which I know I am capable of, I can be in the 120s in a little over a month. Yay!


  1. I am so, so proud of you. Even though I only lived in California for 4 months, knowing you for 3, I consider you my dearest friend. I hope you return the sentiment. You are such a positive, upbeat person, and I wish I could share your optimism and encouragement all of the time. I wish I motivated you as much as you motivate me. You have come such a long way in such a short time and you truly look beautiful. First of all I love your hair shorter, and I really can't get over how nice of a body you have. I find myself looking at your tiny waist and skinny legs and praying to God that I get there, too. Since I've only lost ten pounds with 39 to go before my UGW, I have a long way to go. So I'm still the person that you used to be - worried about how fat I look in a photo. When I walk around campus and I'm walking toward a door I hate seeing my lower half in the reflection. My legs are like tree trunks. I wish I was better at running so I could run longer and burn more fat each time I run. I just want it done. I want my midsection to not have love handles. I don't want to be the fattest one in the photo. You are my inspiration that if I keep at it, if I work hard and exercise every day and eat 12-1300 calories a day, I'll have success photos like this. It's such a long way off for me, but I'm working as hard as I can.

    I've said it before but this has brought me closer to you. You were such a beautiful person when I met you, but now it shows on the outside a little more than it used to. I can't wait to visit you... January is so far away... when I'm hopefully my goal weight too and we can do a lot of active things together! It will certainly be different than the way we used to hang out - going to Johnny Rockets, eating Pizza Hut at your parents' house (watching those awesome Mary Kate & Ashley movies).

    I love you, friend. Great job. :)

  2. Congratulations :) That's great! I love how realistic you are with everything!

  3. Thank you!

    Lindsey ( it possible to respond to a specific comment on this thing?): I have definitely come a long way, but it has taken time. It has been just about 15 months. It wasn't really until you started your blog, and I started mine, that I started dropping weight again. I was kind of stuck at 138 pounds. Not that I was trying and nothing was working, but just because I got busy and it wasn't my top priority to keep losing. Now that I'm back on track I'm having fun with it again! :0)

    I understand how it is difficult to not be able to "see" the change, but once you can it will be so exciting. It isn't a matter of if you will see a difference, just a matter of WHEN. You are already doing so awesome, you will start to see the progress soon.

    I am glad you have had such great progress early on, because that will only motivate you to keep it up. This might sounds like an odd reason, but one reason I know for SURE I will never gain the weight back is because of all the positive feedback I have received from people. If people are noticing my weight loss, they would certainly notice if I gained any back! :0)

    I can totally relate to what you said about walking toward doors at school. For me it was whenever I was going into a store. I'd be like, "Do my legs really look like that?" It is hard for me to think I spent so many years being SO overweight, but that is in the past. I'm happy and healthy now and that is what matters.

    It would be awesome if I could come visit you sometime before you come visit me in January. Just have to find the right time and a good price! :D