128.8 pounds (96.2 pounds lost)

by Christine on October 22nd, 2010

filed under Christine's Life Updates


Check it out, everyone! This morning I weighed in at 128.8!! I can’t believe it! I’m so excited and so happy! I’ve never ever been in the 120’s before. It’s a brand new number, a brand new milestone!

I am only a little over three pounds from my final goal weight. I had originally thought I would make the 100-pounds lost mark around February (the 2-year anniversary of my band), but now I think I may reach my final weight before Christmas! Unbelieveable!  Of course, my reward for making my final weight was a trip to Las Vegas, and now that I’m out of work, it doesn’t appear that I’ll be able to take that trip.  I’ll have to think of something else cheaper and closer to home to do for a reward, because I WILL MAKE MY GOAL!!

You know, for the longest time I wasn’t sure if I’d make my final goal weight at all. I had never been lower than 150 pounds in my adult life, and I honestly didn’t know what my body was even capable of achieving. I hoped that I could make 125 pounds, but I wasn’t sure if it was possible or a realistic goal. Now I realize that it is possible, and I’m so close to my goal I can practically smell it!

Yesterday my hubby was supposed to take a half a day off from work so we could go to a museum & lecture together. It turns out that hubby’s tummy wasn’t well, so he stayed home all day. We didn’t go to the museum at all. Instead, I went to the gym and did four miles on the treadmill. Then in the evening we went to the pub near the house and DESTROYED EVERYONE in pub trivia! We were the first place team at halftime (we won a prize) and also won at the end of the night (we won another prize). We gave our halftime prizes away to the 2nd place team….gotta be good sports, you know?  One of hubby’s friends, Thomas, met us at the bar again. Thomas is a super smart, super sweet guy that for some bizarre reason doesn’t do too well with the ladies. I think he’s too insecure and shy to put himself out there very often. When we arrived, Thomas was chatting up a girl at the bar! OMG!  So when we sat down I chatted up the girl to find out more about her. Turns out she works with Thomas but they didn’t come to the bar together; they just accidentally ran into each other!  She’s brand new to the area (moved here 2 months ago) and has zero friends here yet, and was *SO HAPPY* to have run into Thomas! I ended up inviting her to my house for girls night on Saturday so she can meet a few new people. She’s super sweet, seems really fun…I hope Thomas asked for her phonenumber after we left them chatting at the bar!

I got a few questions yesterday, people wondering how my writing has been going. This week I honestly haven’t done very much writing on my book at all; instead, I compiled a lot of my data into a few Wikipedia articles. I hope to sit down and get some writing done today and next week. I’m afraid that my mojo has dwindled a little bit; I sent a draft of what I have done to a few people, and nobody had anything particularly encouraging to say; the only real comments I got back were nit-picky editorial comments which I really don’t need at this stage.

We’re refinancing our mortgage to lock in a lower interest rate, and the house inspector should be here in 20 minutes so I better change out of my PJs! Have a great day everyone!

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  • Libby


    Congrats on reaching the 120’s! That is an amazing milestone. You are such an inspiration to those of us just beginning our journey. Way to go!

    Good luck with your re-fi.

  • Allanmklein

    Awesome, but an editing note… At one time you had to weigh in the 120’s, or your mother must really hate you … All the best…

  • Secloudy

    Great job on getting into the 120’s!! That’s my next milestone so this is inspiring! Hope all goes well with the refi.

  • Claynlesia

    Yep Christmas will be the end of the road for you. Way to go! So exciting and I too hope to get down to the 120’s. I love losing weight. Still losing too. Go figure. My lowest weight was 150 but now I am 144 and going down every week. It is an exciting feeling for sure. smile.

  • islandbandit

    wow…. 120’s….. from 225….. lowest i ever got to in my adult life was 152. i was a size 8 moving into a size 6 and i looked damned good! My lapband goal is also @100lbs down, but that puts me at 160. reading your post made me wonder if i’d be selling myself short by stopping there. i guess i won’t know till i get there.
    congrats on the quiz night and extra congrats on being great sports :)

    i’m an editor in real life…. newspaper, website and magazine stuff…. i’m also a voracious reader…. if you’d like to send what you’ve done my way i’d be happy to have a read and let you know how i think the general direction is going. i promise not to nit-pick :)

  • Dr. Fatty

    Great news! I’m happy for you!

  • Patrick

    Congrats to you on getting into a new decade, whew, the 120’s that rocks Christine! Nope, I cannot argue with you on your believe taht you WILL reach your goal. Only a fool will bet against you. I will gladly take any fools money who wants to bet against Christine.