Saturday, December 30, 2006

Tale of The Tape (December)/WOW Moment

I had my latest measurements taken at Curves today ... here are my new stats:

BUST - Then: 64"; Now: 44.25"

WAIST - Then: 55.5"; Now: 40.75"

ABDOMEN - Then: 58.25"; Now: 45.5"

HIPS - Then: 51.25; Now: 43.75"

THIGHS - Then: 33.75"; Now: 23.5"

ARMS - Then: 18.5"; Now: 12.5"

I was able to get the "girls" in a size 16W blouse (non-stretch) at Catherine's today! I guess the changes are really real! (I remember when I had to buy everything big on top, so I wore very few dresses.)

Sunday, December 24, 2006

I Am in Onederland!

At today's WI I needed to lose 1.4 lbs and I lost 3.2! I am less than 200 lbs for the first time since age 17!

I will never forget going to my pediatrician in the spring of my senior year for my college entrance medical exam, seeing him write 202 on my chart and then add, "Overweight but otherwise healthy." I will never forget going through college and the work world in a 200+ (and later 300+) body. I never intend to cross this bridge again!

As speechless and happy as I was at that meeting, I cannot help but be sad that so many people in my life (mom, grandmom, many relatives and friends) are no longer with me and were not able to see my progress.

My next goal is to no longer be obese (under 180).

Off to take a new photo!