I’M OFFICIALLY OVERWEIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now how many people would be excited to say that??? According to the site: BMI Calculator as of today, I am officially OVERWEIGHT and NOT OBESE!!!! My BMI is 29.9 (down from 39.5!). Wow, this makes me SO happy! It also means that I have less than 30 lbs to lose to be a normal weight.
So, even though we are in the land of lotsoffood….and large portions and we are continuing on our journey back to the West Coast seeing many friends who are cooking for us; I am still losing weight because I eat such small portions. This works for me! My biggest challenge is trying to deflect attention away from my well-intentioned hosts about how little I am eating and that “yes, I do love what you cooked, honest!” So far, I’ve been able to pull it off and in fact, I don’t think I’ve even thrown up since we’ve been back in the U.S. so I’m feeling quite normal these days. (Except for my BM’s….I’m still on the 4 or 5 day poop plan….).
This past week we drove from DC to Charlottesville, Jamestown and then down into Savannah, GA. We had lunch with an old friend we hadn’t seen in a while who lives in Charlottesville (where we toured Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello). When I walked in the door she immediately showered me with compliments, and followed up with this email:
Just got home and I was going to write to you to say I couldn’t let another moment of this crazy day go by without telling you I really meant it when I said you looked drop dead gorgeous. To that, I would add: beautiful, sexy, warm (as always) luscious, and delicious! Whatever you are doing is good for you; you looked about 30 to me…. I hope you feel as good as you look.
I wrote back and told her that was the nicest compliment I have EVER received in my life….in fact, I may frame it!!!!
From there we went to Williamsburg and Jamestown and stayed with friends….once again I felt self conscious having dinner at their house and when they took us to their country club for dinner the next night as I ate so little. I brought my own yogurt for breakfast…I’m sure you ALL know this, but my new discovery coming back to the states was Chobani yogurt!!!! 8 grams of protein for the small ones, 14 for the large ones. And it tastes great! Another tick mark on the pro-side for the U.S. (We are trying to decide to make our home in the US or Amsterdam and we are coming up with all the pros and cons….)
JoniJanuary 16, 2012
Congrats on your continued weight loss! Love following your journey. You look fantastic. I finally decided on the sleeve instead of lap band. Tomorrow will be my 5th visit of 6 required for insurance approval. I think at least a couple more months before surgery. I can’t wait to have some energy and wear clothes that I feel good in. I am 56 yrs old, 5’4″, and weigh 210. I’m so tired of being fat. I told myself when I turned 40 not to go through that decade without losing weight, and couldn’t do it. Then 50 hit, and I knew for sure I would lose it….nope. Now getting closer to the 6-0 – it’s way past time and I’m ready!! Keep up the good work – you inspire me!
queenofcropJanuary 16, 2012
Thanks for your email Joni!!! Good luck on #5 and 6 visit…..just think, by summer you are going to feel so much better! The first 2 months are not much fun (like any surgery) but you learn what you can do and what you can’t and in the mean time you just start feeling so much better about yourself. Good for us 50 somethings (50 is the new 40, right?). Keep me posted and congratulations to you too!