Wednesday, September 01, 2010

September Weigh In

September 1st Weigh In: 85.5 kilos (188.1 lbs)
Weight Lost In August: 3.6 kilos (7.9 lbs)
Total Weight Lost:
44.2 kilos (97.2 lbs)



This has been a crazy month because I moved house and started a new job and sometimes it was hard to focus on the whole idea of weight loss when so much other stuff was going on. Nevertheless, I worked extra hard this month to get myself back into routine after living like a nomad for so long.


I do have to say I am a bit disappointed in my weight loss this month, a week and a half ago I was half a kilo lighter and for no conceivable reason my weight has jumped back up and won't budge. I have been almost 100% with my eating this month, I've only had one or two treats for the whole month and I kept up with my exercise, so I was expecting big results. 


I think what is most disappointing is that eating healthy and exercising felt harder than ever this month, my mind and body did not want to participate, but I pushed on. Anyway, I really don't want to dwell on the disappointments because I am still extremely happy with my progress so far and I know I'll get there.


I have to say that there is not a day that goes by when I am not so incredibly thankful that I have been able to lose so much weight. Every single day I find new things I can do, that I wasn't able to do when I was at my biggest. Every single day I find that I can do more than I ever thought I could. Every single day I am grateful to have a body that is strong and fit enough to support me through everything life throws at me.


Last weekend I was at the footy at the MCG and I really started to realise how different every day events are when you are not morbdily obese anymore. I remember how much fear I used to have about doing simple things like going to the footy. It would take so much extra planning and I would have so much anxiety that I never enjoyed myself. A few examples of how different life is 44 kilos lighter...


* We were running late and ran half way around the massive ground trying to find our gate.
* I easily slid through the turnstile to get into the ground.
* I bolted up the 6 flights of stairs to our seats.
* I could comfortably fit my bottom in the tiny stadium seats.
* I didn't have to make sure I got the aisle seat so that I had enough space.
* I could go to the bathroom or to get a drink without fear of needing to take the stairs again.
* I didn't flinch at the idea of walking back into the city instead of getting the tram home.


I can't ever state enough how grateful I am to have the life I have now. It really was worth all the blood, sweat and tears.

10 comments:

  1. Congrats on your progress. Unless we're on the Biggest Loser ranch I think we need to be content with a 1-2 pound loss per week. Anything more is just a bit unrealistic when there is so much more going on in our lives. Yay for 7 pounds gone! It's definitely worth all the blood, sweat and tears. Keep up the good work. Rock on!

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  2. I love your paragraph about "every single day". It is so true, and so inspiring.

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  3. You are doing so awesomely well Tully. Sometimes we eat well & exercise like a mofo & the scales don't change. What you are doing is converting flab to muscle - your clothes will fit better, your will be stronger & leaner. Have faith in that!!!!!

    PS I was dreaming about G Ablett last night!! Not a very exciting dream, he was trying to escape the media. I think subconsciously I am worrying about him leaving us!

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  4. I am so, so proud and happy for you! You have lost nearly 45 kilos - what an amazing number. You absolutely deserve every ounce of happiness and pride you're feeling right now - you've worked so hard for this. And as for that pesky kilo, as annoying as it is I'm sure it's just fluid retention and will be off next week.

    You rock, gorgeous girl! Huge congrats :-)

    xxx

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  5. You see?! You're doing awesome! DOn't be disappointed by this month's weight loss, it's still great -- and you are noticing the benefits in all areas of your life. So much respect!

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  7. It's amazing to think that you have lost close to 45kg!!

    Still being on the other side (pre-surgery), I know how much my weight affects me "every single day" so it's wonderful to read how much your life has changed.

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  8. Oh Gosh!

    Every little dot point there made my heart feel pride. I totally GET these. Running without fear, worry or even thought. Having your body just do it is astonishing and a wonderful feeling isn't it?

    I am so damn proud of you. You're the person you should be. :)

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  9. WOW WOW WOW!!!! You are doing an absolutely amazing job babe. xoxox

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  10. Wow - those things are amazing milestones. It is great to experience them just to remind yourself how fantastically you are doing. Whoooo. x

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Awww thanks so much for the comment!