It has been a calm week

June 17, 2008 at 3:54 pm 1 comment

The last week has been pretty smooth.  I’m currently down 6 lbs from the plateau weight, at 282.  I am wearing size 24 jeans and shorts comfortably.  So many things are just huge on me.  Last week, Eric put some clothes out for me while I was in the shower.  He left me several pairs of pants to choose from, but only one shirt.  The shirt was from a few years ago, barely worn, but long since outgrown.  I looked at it and grumbled to myself.  I wasn’t in the mood to dig through my closet so I decided to try the shirt on anyway.  It fit!  He walked into our room as I was putting it on and I said, I didn’t think this would fit.  He said, I knew it would.

I think my perception is different from the reality.  I keep reaching for 4x-5x shirts and 26-28 pants, which then practically fall off of me.  I’ve always liked baggy comfortable clothes, especially shirts (practically a must when you are as well-endowed as I am) so I’m loving the too big shirts to just hang out.  I almost bought myself a pair of capris in size 22 today, but I decided not to.  I might go back and get them though.  I also saw a dress that I thought was really cute, biggest size was 16.  I almost bought it, for next summer.  However, I’m having arm issues and it is sleeveless so I don’t know if I would wear it even if I fit into it.

The arm issues are skin/flab issues.  It’s gross.  It is like the fat in my body has gotten all squishy.  At work, if I came up against the counter with my stomach, it wouldn’t smoosh back if I pushed up against it.  Now it will.  My arms are the same way.  They feel like…I don’t know…bread dough, I guess is close.  LOL  I need to work on firming up.  I know I’m going to have skin issues–I think that is inevitable when you lose as much weight as I have/will. 

This website tells me that if I stick to 1200 calories a day, I can be at -100 lbs by August 6th (my next doctor appointment) and at GOAL by my one year bandiversary (Feb. 28th).  That is mind boggling to me.  I’m in no way counting on that because I know this isn’t really something that can be predicted.  It is inspiring to think that I would reach such a weight in that amount of time.  I’m trying to be a little more realistic and hoping to be -100 lbs by my birthday (Sept. 20th).


Entry filed under: goals, weight loss.

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  • 1. Diz  |  June 17, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    How Cool!!! Sometimes I wonder if my perception of myself will match me. I have the feeling you will reach goal in August, but if you don’t…September is a fantastic month!!! My birthday month too. I say go back for the capris and the dress. We’ll look forward to a pic with you in both of them.


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