Friday, February 19, 2010

Lookit me now!

I was thinking today about how far I've come. Wrap your noggins around this one:

I have lost a person.

Ok, a small person, but a person nonetheless. I've lost a total of 95 lbs from my heaviest weight of 260. I am *this* close to losing 100 total. I can't friggin' belieeeeeve that! A person-sized glob of fat has left my body these last 7 years or so.

At my heaviest, I wore a size 20 top, and 18 bottom. Today, I am wearing size 10 top and size 8 bottoms.

My chest went from 49-40.

My waist went from 43-32.5.

My hips went from 47-39.

My thighs went from 32-23.5

I am a completely different person! And I don't mean just because I am smaller. I am different in my head. Before, I would scarf down any junk food that crossed my path, and whole lot more that I would go look for. MacDonald's meals were my go-to for easy dinners or lunches. I would eat a box of cookies in front of the TV. If I made the cookies, it would be about 4 as raw dough, 5 or 6 cooked in one sitting. Bags of chips I would inhale, ice-cream by the giant piled up scoops I would suck down. Large-sized chocolate bars were history in a matter of minutes. My poritons were huge, and I filled my plate to the sky. Veggies and fruit were scarce in my diet. Water? Well, there's water in Diet Coke, right? Exercise was avoided at all costs.

Today, MacDonalds is off the menu (has been for 5 years now). I avoid bringing cookies and junk into my house. If that stuff does cross my path, I try to say no more than I say yes. If I say yes, I eat ONE. I eat normal portions with more veggies and fruit. I drink water all day long. I exercise. I don't love exercice yet, but I love what it does to my body, so I'm getting there. :)
I am not trying diet here; I am trying to live my life in a healthy, sensible way.

I didn't lose nearly 100 lbs overnight; I ping-ponged back and forth between 200 and 240 for a while. It wasn't until this past April that I started blogging and getting serious about getting healthy and fit. I wanted so badly to be out of the obese category. I wanted to be "normal". Guess what? I am sooo normal now! Ok, let's not get crazy, I am at a normal weight. ;)

And I'm not even done! I think there are further changes my body can undergo. I know I can get into the 150s if I really want to. I know I will start running very soon. I know I will do my best to keep this weight off forever because....


Go Canada Go!

Oh yes, my weigh-in! Down 2 lbs- 165. Yayyyy!

Tomorrow: Olympics stuff!


~ugly girl with a beautiful heart~ said...

Congrats :)

The Phat Nanny said...'re kinda AUH-FREAKIN-MAZING!!! Seriously...I'm so impressed with you! Look at you! You give me hope!:-) LOVES IT!

karen@fitnessjourney said...

Hoorah! You look beautiful. You have such a gorgeous complexion. I'm sure that your healthy habits have everything to do with that.

Fat Daddy said...

Holy shit! You just continue to kick ass. And it is a totally new person isn't it. I can relate. It's hard to believe where I once was.

You look great Tammy.

The Recommended Librarian said...

You have worked so hard--Congratulations!

Madame DeFarge said...

Congrats too. It's an impressive list of stats. And the mental side is just as important too.

Coley said...

Wow, I didn't know you got up to 260. I'm so amazed and inspired by your success. As you know, I'm struggling hard core over here, but reading this is exciting. I do still live your "before" more than I live your "after" and that's a huge reason why I'm stuck in stucksville! But I really hope I can find my way soon... I do, I do!
You look lovely and I'm SO pleased for you! Accomplishing something we've wanted for so long that benefits us inside and out, heart, mind and soul - the body part is just the icing on the cake!