OK, let me clarify that by stating that I'm now just below my doctor's goal. This is where he wanted to see me.
**It should be noted (blah blah blah) that according to the American Medical Assoc., I'm still overweight.**
I have to admit that a year ago this goal seemed so unreachable. I've never been this weight as an adult and had a hard time thinking I could actually get here. Now I can see myself going even lower. My head is in a whole different place now.
That being said, it is Saturday and that means it's weigh in day. So, my total loss to date is...
Now for the 'coming out' part. You all know I've kept this blog anonymous, mostly because so few people know I had the surgery and I'd like to keep it that way. I've also kept my actual weight a secret. Sure, I post how much I've lost but you'll notice I've never posted a weight. I guess growing up heavy, I've always been ashamed of my weight. I never wanted anyone to know my numbers. I'd be mortified. Heck, sometimes I didn't even want to know how much I weighed, let alone tell someone else!
Today I decided I'm tired of hiding. I'm coming out and letting the world know how much I weigh (and still not telling you who I am!).
I will no longer be ashamed of the numbers, and will be proud of how far I've come. I think I owe it to myself to be proud, because I've worked darn hard for this! So, here it is. Today I weigh 169 pounds. You can add that to the big red number up above and see what my starting weight was. My current BMI is 28. It used to be 39. I think that's pretty cool.
I hope you all have a wonderful day today, and learn to be proud of your accomplishments too.