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Another drive by post - 200 down

(Cross-posted from wls)

I briefly Facebooked this yesterday, but yesterday (after standing in line in a government building, with four children, for three hours*,**), I stopped at Mercy on the way home and ran in to weigh in, since my attempt of Friday had been foiled by the government holiday. I hadn't been in in about two months (well, I'd been in once, but my weigh was a few pounds up so I pretended it had never happened), and my loss has been slow lately (about 60 pounds this past 12 months), and I wasn't expecting much because my pants have felt the same since Christmas. I mean, I could have gained. But when I hopped on, the number was... 216.6. I don't process numbers well or quickly, so I just saw the "6" and thought, "I still need four more pounds to have lost 200 pounds." Then I thought, "Wait... is that a number in the teens?" I got on and off four times, and it stayed the same. Go figure.

So I'm officially 200 pounds down. 205 (.4) to be precise. Thanks, DS! It's slow, but I'll freaking take it.

I wonder how much weight I'll have to lose until I'm not a fat girl anymore? Who knows. Anyway. The next number I'll point my nose at is getting below 200 pounds. The last time I weighed 202 was in 1990, when I still lived in DC. Huh... that'll be like I lost the whole outside layer that experienced grad school. I wonder if pain and anxiety are fat soluble? Have they been dumping back into my system as I lose the weight?

I thought I should celebrate, so after walking into TJMaxx and spending 3 minutes picking the pair of sandals closest to the ones that had just broken on my feet that morning (and wearing them up to the register, removing them only to pay and have the big white clip removed), The Beetle and I went to see the new Ice Age movie. So painfully boring, and one of the sweetest things ever, sitting with my laughing child in a movie seat I could fit into. With her on my lap.

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*People were totally glancing at me and I know they were thinking, "At least she'll be going through menopause soon."
** And they were good as gold, I tell you no lies.

DS in two stages, November 2007 + April 2008
Dr. Alfons Pomp, New York Presbyterian Hospital
5'2"
422/377/298.2/216.6/healthy-TBD
Highest Weight/First Surgery Weight/Second Surgery Weight/Current Weight/Goal Weight

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tickly_girl
Jul. 7th, 2009 01:05 pm (UTC)
Congrats! That's awesome!

I sometimes wonder if I should have tried for the DS. I hear it's the easiest to maintain loss in the long run, which I am finding is a stone b*tch with RNY. :/
the_new_perfect
Jul. 8th, 2009 02:18 am (UTC)
I guess I'll find out and let you know. :)
nadalia
Jul. 7th, 2009 01:38 pm (UTC)
That is wonderful! Congratulations!
maphia
Jul. 7th, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)
Congrats!!
write_out
Jul. 7th, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
That is awesome! Congrats to you for all of your hard work.
the_new_perfect
Jul. 8th, 2009 02:19 am (UTC)
I don't know how much of my work it is. Am I surgery's bitch, or is it the other way around?
frankiejlh
Jul. 7th, 2009 02:32 pm (UTC)
DAM<+N, girl. so impressed i can't even type.
urban_quilter
Jul. 7th, 2009 02:33 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on how much you've lost. That's phenomenal!

And, "Hey!" When I started my "healthy life style" thing last week (on Friday) (for the second time this year - got derailed) I was 216.5 - we're at the same weight!

I want to lose... ? lol I don't know how much I want to lose. I'm currently a size 16 and want to get down to a 12. So, however many pounds it takes to get there. The last time I was a size 12, I was 165 pounds, so I figure that's probably my goal weight now - but I have a goal size, not weight.

Anyway - hurray! We can do these pounds "together". :)

the_new_perfect
Jul. 8th, 2009 02:20 am (UTC)
That's funny... I'm such a shorty, I have no idea what size I am, but it's way bigger... like a 20?
Let's get all healthy on each other!
urban_quilter
Jul. 8th, 2009 02:25 am (UTC)
One of my pals at work is 4 inches or so taller than I am, and is a size 16 but looks bigger than me - I would have thought SHE was a size 20 or so. We decided to work on a program together and then I refused because I was convinced she was lying to me - but she showed me her clothes size and sure enough 16. Bodies distribute weight in weird ways I guess!

And yes, lets! :)
rose_amethyst
Jul. 7th, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC)
You have come so far in not just numbers but YOU goals- you are doing great.
Funny how we count each pound on the way sown but we forget that we put them on pound by pound also!!
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the_new_perfect
Jul. 8th, 2009 02:21 am (UTC)
I don't know that there's a "there" that I'm at. Somewhere still in the middle. :)
bkwrrm_tx
Jul. 7th, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
Congratulations and good work!

/jealous/
jillbertini
Jul. 7th, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
Congrats!

I'm sorry to hear that Ice Age was droolingly boring; we want to see it. And how sweet that you could watch it with the Beetle in your lap. I love that (and I'm sure you both did, too).
the_new_perfect
Jul. 8th, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
I think Up was just so damned good, it's ruined me for the summer.
jillbertini
Jul. 9th, 2009 12:12 am (UTC)
Damn. I did NOT want to hear that. We love the Ice Age movies so much. And Up. We loved Up.
the_new_perfect
Jul. 9th, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
Maybe I'm just an Ice Age movie hating curmudgeon. Please don't let me rain on your dino-parade.
jillbertini
Jul. 9th, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC)
Did you like the other ones?
the_new_perfect
Jul. 9th, 2009 11:45 pm (UTC)
They weren't terrible; they were just nowhere near something like Nemo or Up.
jillbertini
Jul. 10th, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC)
Ah, good to know. I needed to know what the benchmark was. I think we're safe. Hooray!
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chillyrodent
Jul. 7th, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC)
Wowser! Amazing - congratulations!

In a theater seat with your daughter = non-scale victory!
shonao
Jul. 8th, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
YAY!!!!!
sefouille
Jul. 8th, 2009 02:28 pm (UTC)
kudo to your wls success
way to go, shorty. very enviable, you've far surpassed me,
struggling here in the 230's for way too long now...
i sure wish i WAS surgery's bitch...
mirrormargaret
Jul. 8th, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
God bless my Mary for posting. I love your posts so much.

In the TEENS! You are a-mazing. The slowness of the melt is frustrating, I know, but -- isn't this true? -- speaks to permanent "Lifestyle Changes" (thank you, Shape Magazine) really taking hold.

So painfully boring, and one of the sweetest things ever, sitting with my laughing child in a movie seat I could fit into. With her on my lap.

This is the best thing I have read, or experienced (vicariously), all day. I love you.
evesknits
Jul. 20th, 2009 07:31 pm (UTC)
So completely awesome babe! You are WAAY cool! How's the leeks?
the_new_perfect
Jul. 21st, 2009 01:06 pm (UTC)
Leeks?
evesknits
Jul. 21st, 2009 03:17 pm (UTC)
yeah - you told me you were going to get a bunch of starts from Bea's piano teacher/urban farmer. I just checked out mine and wondered how yours were doing...
the_new_perfect
Jul. 21st, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
Ah. We never did leeks, and everything else is progressing in a bit of a weedy tumble (I'm ashamed). The tomatoes are finally showing up: it's been so rainy I wonder if they'll ever "red up."

I miss you and have been thinking about you. What are you all doing this summer?
(Anonymous)
Sep. 12th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
I'm so happy to read this! Happy Early b-day!
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