128.8 pounds (96.2 pounds lost)

by Christine on October 22nd, 2010

filed under Christine's Life Updates

128.8

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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139.8 pounds (85.2 lost): MDR!

by Christine on July 22nd, 2010

filed under Christine's Life Updates, General Information

1398Man, this might be the hardest that I have fought for weight loss in the last year! After being stuck on a stinking plateau for, what, a month now, I finally had my middle-digit rollover (MDR)!!  This morning I was 139.8! Wow! I’ve never ever been this thin!

I’m still feeling like crap today, but I can’t afford to take another sick day (not if I want to visit my parents for Christmas, anyway) so I came into work. My sore throat is better, but my cough is worse. Ugh. Just a silly cold, but I think because of some underlying health issues, it makes any little cold feel so much worse. Whatever, get over yourself Christine!

Here’s a picture of me holding my typical lunchtime meal!

Yesterday I found out that a very dear person, a former ex-colleague of mine, is in the hospital. He has battled obesity, depression, blood pressure, diabetes, and a number of other issues for many years. He’s been in the hospital for almost a week now, so whatever he’s in for is serious. I sure hope it wasn’t a heart attack or a stroke.  I hope that this will be the motivation that he needs to get his weight under control, at last. I know he has tried to diet numerous times, but he has a hard time following through with a “plan” for longer than two weeks.   He’s looked into the gastric banding surgery, but he can’t afford all the co-pays needed to go through with the surgery. To make matters worse, he’s lost several pets this week. Mike is older, and he and his (adorable, super-sweet) wife Kathy have no kids. Their pets are truly their family, and oh! how Mike’s eyes light up when he talks about his pet-family! He has photos of them all over his desk. Unfortunately he had to put two of them to sleep the day before he went into the hospital. It’s heartbreaking!

My point with all this? (1) Please keep Mike in your prayers today, even though you don’t really know who he is. He’s a super wonderful man and could use all the prayers you can deliver his way! And (2) please get control of your weight today so you don’t have to worry about serious health crises like this in your future.

Thank you to everyone that stopped by yesterday to wish me to “get well soon!” I appreciate the well-wishes and thoughtfulness!! **big, massive hugs for all**

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