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Monday, August 13, 2007

Week 28 Weigh-In

Anyone seen a 12-year old boy? Because I lost one!!!! What an amazing change from last week. I must have been retaining water or something because I went from gaining 0.8 lbs. last week to losing 7.8 lbs. I weighed 294 lbs. this morning. I don't believe I lost that much in one week. I think some bodily fluctuation pushed my weigh-in high last week when I really had lost. In reality, I think that it's more like I lost 7 lbs. in two weeks. Regardless, this brings my total weight loss to 86 lbs. And it means, that I have reached my next milestone of getting under 300. BooYaah!!!

My body fat went down 0.5% to 31.6% giving me a lean mass of 201.1 lbs. (-3.8) and 92.9 lbs (-4) of fat. My waist was 54 inches (-0.5).

With the new baby, I have had little time to peruse or comment on the blogs. I do want to thank The Captain and Spidey for the kind words on their blogs. Eating healthy has been a challenge lately with people bringing us meals and tons of desserts with a bit of eating out here and there. My exercise routine has been a bit out of whack with everything going on, but I am sneaking it in at every possible moment.

We had a family gathering yesterday for my son's baptism. The relatives I haven't seen in a while made a big deal about how much weight I've lost. I know I should accept their compliments graciously, but they did get under my skin. They irritated me because they were overdoing it. I still have more than 100 lbs. to lose, but they were saying things like, "You look so skinny now." Who the hell looks skinny at 294 lbs.? I think I would need to be 8'6" to look skinny at my current weight. I know what they meant, and I just smiled and thanked them, but it still irritated me. One of them said to me, "Now that you lost this weight, don't you put it on again." I wanted to say "@@#$ you!!!" Grrr!!! What a stupid thing to say! Well, they're gone, and I didn't say anything rude.

Now, I am getting to the point in my weight loss when I will have to endure all the stupid, ridiculous comments people make. It's just around the corner when every yahoo will tell me about the diet program that will really work for me. I wonder if Eloise has a section on commenting to someone on his weight loss. OTOH, I would rather be at this point and endure all the asinine remarks than morbidly obese pushing toward super obese.

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Fit Club Scott said...

A-HA! Told you that 0.8 lbs was nothing to worry about. Congratulations on losing the 12-year old.

Sayre said...

I think that's what happened that one week when I lost 7 lbs too.

Biting your tongue can be the hardest exercise of all.... At least they mean well, even if they're not very graceful about expressing it. And I suppose that seeing the difference between seeing you at your high weight and where you are now, it DOES look much thinner to them.

We don't always appreciate the differences because we see them everyday. Every ounce adds up. They don't see every ounce - they just see the huge loss.

Congratulations! I'm sure things will start settling down soon and you can get back to some semblance of a routine again.

Kim Ayres said...

Superb! What a great marker to pass!

I think one of the most annoying things is the feeling that the people who are complimenting you somehow feel like they were justified in judging you harshly when you were larger. Or is that just my own paranoia?

I've only really ever felt able to take the compliments from people I know have been through it themselves

Christine said...

Holy cow Batman! That's amazing! Congrats to you!

Lily T said...

I know what you mean about annoying comments! And they seem to come out at full force during family gatherings! Some people just make too much of a big deal over weight loss that it makes me wonder about stuff.

Anyho… Congrats on your loss!

"The Captain" said...

It looks like you are going to win Spidey weight loss weekly challenge. Congrats on joining the 200 pound club. The 100 pound mark was the biggest joy for me in my journey. I am so happy for you!!!

celtic_girl said...

WOOHOO! a great loss, well done.

I had a relative tell me (who I hadn't seen for years) I should be ashamed (of letting myself go). I just wanted to bitchslap her! lol

Pandora Woman said...

Good, VERY good! It is uplifting to read such good results. And Sayre is right, biting your tongue, and persevering despite meagre results (while having done your darnest). because it pays off!

How is the new offspring doing? Happy Healthy and Hungry?



Spidey said...

Wow, that is monster weight loss!! You are a champion!!

angelfish24 said...

Wow, way to go on the big loss! Yeah, sometimes out wt fluctuates a lot due to water or whatever.
It is hard to take compliments about the wt loss in stride. I have an exact friend who will say 'don't gain it back'. It bugs me a lot! It's hard not to say something biting back but we are above that. ha!
Way to go again on the loss. Have a great week.

Chris H said...

Know the feeling ... some people mean well of course, but you do get sick of the stoooopid comments eh? Thanks for stopping by my blog mate, it was nice. Keep up the hard work mate, it is worth it at the end of the day...

Lady Rose said...

**HIGH FIVE** way to go! :)

One of these days all that extra water weight I'm holding will go too... but not yet. Only a half pound for me this week. But it's not about the scale it's about getting healthy!