Sunday, January 9, 2011

60 pounds gone!




That's right, folks - I've officially lost 60 pounds from my highest weight ever (35 since banding). Let's see, what does 60 pounds mean to me...


  • It means I'm finally wearing the smallest clothes that I brought with me to Korea, comfortably.
  • It means I have to buy a new belt soon because my old one is nearly useless.
  • It means I no longer feel like a fat tub o' lard walking around Korea--now I'm just fat (Koreans called my old coworker "fat", who's 6ft. tall and about 170lbs, so take it with a grain of salt). 
  • It means I feel like I look pretty good with my clothes on, but underneath all the Spanx there's quite a few... jiggly bits. I'm okay with this (for now--we'll re-evaluate after I have a baby.)
  • It means that my blood pressure has been completely normal the last 2 times I've gotten it checked.
  • It means that I'm much more comfortable taking the KTX now. The seats are about as wide as airplane seats. I would say I'll be much more comfortable on the long flight home in April, except that I'll be nearly 6 months pregnant and I'm pretty sure it'll be one of the most uncomfortable experiences of my life. 
  • It means that I can shop for pants again in regular Old Navy and Gap stores!
  • It means that I weigh less than my dad!
I'm sure there's more, but this is what I came up with on the spur of the moment. I can't believe I'm almost in the 230's; I wonder when I'm going to "stall out" and start equalizing my weight loss with baby weight gain. I love my band. I know not everyone is this lucky, but so far I really haven't had any major plateaus. I don't keep a food journal and I don't count calories or fat or protein or anything. I just try to be  aware of what I'm putting in my mouth--I eat relatively healthy meals, so if I want to go out and splurge a bit, I don't feel bad or guilty. I <3 Lola! (Remember, Lola is my band.)

13 comments:

Justawallflower said...

You really are doing awesome! Keep it up! the healthier you are now the healthier your precious baby will be!

Lap Band Gal said...

YAY!!! Your hard work is paying off

Something About Kellie said...

You are doing a great job! Congrats on the pregnancy!! I am a little behind in the blogs :( I am interested to see how you go being a relative newbie and being pregnant with a band.

Violinist with a Band said...

Yes!! Nice job! I'm proud of you :) Totally understand what it feels like to be walking around Korea with people looking at you like a "fat tub of lard" :P We're trying to plan a trip for this summer (we'll see if we have money for plane tickets) and I'm hoping I will be looked at less with that "tub of lard" look :P Anywho, keep up the wonderful work!

Rachel said...

Great job...I think the greatest NSV is that your blood pressure is normal. You have been consistent and persistent and have set a great example.

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~Lisa~ said...

Congrats to you, Lady!!! SIX-O!!! I'm thrilled to read about your blood pressure... A normal pressure is so much better for you AND the little one! I'm so thilled for you and proud of you!

Great job!

Michelle said...

GREAT JOB on the 60lb weight loss!! I know exactly how you feel with being able to fit into smaller clothes. The feeling is WONDERFUL! Keep up the great work!!

Kristen said...

60 pounds lost is awesome!! Good for you! I love your list of accomplishments...those types of lists really help me see how far I have come! Congrats girlfriend!

Silverhairedgoddess said...

Congrats on 60 pounds gone forever!

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GRATZ!

cherelle said...

I am so happy for you. Yippee.

-Grace- said...

Congrats!

Rachel said...

Congratulations! I forgot to come comment earlier! I am proud of you.

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