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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Could it be? Am I no longer (technically) overweight?

Gym yesterday went well, but I stopped myself before I was exhausted, so it was a relatively light exercise. I did an hour of cardio (but I didn't run the 4 miles like I usually do. I did 1.5 miles and then did something else for 30 minutes, then did a ten minute mile at the end), and then I did ab exercises for about 30 minutes. So an hour and a half total. Which for me isn't super light, but it's still not what I consider a day well spent.

I was 127 before I started working out. I kept hydrated like proper, and when I got home, I was at 125.4. I had a bowl of cereal to get the carbs and protein needed, and managed to top off the day at only 600 calories (200 less than I normally do) and right before bed, I was at 125.8. I was convinced I'd be at 126 when I woke up.



MY SCALE said I was at 24.9 BMI. I think I fell over. Because my calculator I normally use has me as overweight until I'm 123.4 or something. So I ran and grabbed my textbook and got the formula (weight in lb's * 703, divided by height in inches
lbs x 703/height * height)
and came out to the same.
High end of normal weight.

I checked the calculator on line that I normally use, and realized the problem!
I'm 4'11 and 3/4's. That one doesn't count the .75 of an inch, just a straight 4'11! I AM IN THE NORMAL WEIGHT RANGE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE!

I have now lost 71.8 pounds. I feel like I need to capslock the 71.8, but you can't caps numbers, so I'll bold it.

I have 22.2 left until my goal.
And those are going to be HARD to lose.

YES I'm still fat, and my arms are hideous, and I wouldn't wear shorts or skirts without a decent pair of leggings on unless being offered a good sum of money (in the range of like...a million or something) but HOLY SHIT. That was one landmark I wanted to get past so bad, AND I DID!
It's always AWESOME to meet a major goal, and that was a HUGE ONE for me! WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Done now.


  1. I am so freaking proud of you. Really. You don't know me but I am.
    Because I can recall the day when I was finally normal weight instead of being overweight. It's not that long time ago. And I remember how great it was. So I know just how you feel.
    Keep on writing, I love you blog ♥
    Sorry if my english is bad, I'm from Finland, so.. =)

  2. Congratulations! That is a huge accomplishment! And this is going to give you even more motivation to get to your goal weight, so I am sure you will reach it in no time! Ahhhh you're awesome!!!


  3. CONGRATULATIONS! Reading this post was so wonderful, I am so happy for you! Good luck with the next 20 lbs - if you've already lost 70+, I'm sure you will get there in no time. xo, TOIC

  4. Yay! You are truly awe inspiring! I love reading your blog! :)

  5. CONGRATULATIONS! The last twenty pounds will melt off incredibly easy. It's amazing how much weight you've lost- you're a huge inspiration to me. Good luck!

  6. YAY! YAY! i'm so happy for you and inspired by you! keep up the good work!

    stay strong ^__^

  7. That is AWESOME. Wow. :)

    I am thrilled for you. You have done amazing work. You're thinspo!


  8.'ve come so far! It's a huge milestone and can't wait to hear about you hitting your other weight milestones!

  9. congratulations!!! :D that is so awesome!! good luck with the next hurdle to your goal, im sure after what you've done so far, it wont be as hard as you think. keep up the fantastic work.

  10. congratulations!! That is so awesome!! :D Good luck with the next hurdle towards your goal, im sure after what youve accomplished so far, it wont be as hard as you think! keep up the good work, stay strong. Youre almost there.

  11. yay!

    i find amusing the title says "no longer (technically) overweight


  12. Hells yeah!!!! I am soooo fucking happy for you! I want to give you a hug. I hope my random cursing will suffice <3

  13. Wow! You are such an inspiration! I was actually feeling crummy & unmotivated to keep going this morning, but after reading your blog, I'm back to being motivated!

  14. Congratulations! That is certainly no easy task. You rock. You're awesome. Yay! I've been following for some time and now, you've definitely given me a jolt of confidence. Keep it up and good luck. I'm certainly rooting for you.

    Oh... and thank you.

  15. Congratulations! It's the best feeling ever...
    Good luck reaching your next goal. I know you can do it.

  16. YAY!!!!!! CONGRATS! You're post made me LOL on a number of occasions and smile with happiness at your success. GOOD JOB!

  17. WOW!!! congrats! You are truly an inspiration! I can not in a million years imagine losing over 70lbs! Stay strong girl! I had no idea you were 4 11' :) I'm a shorty too! I'm about 5 feet tall, possibly almost 5 '1. Good Luck!!

  18. yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
    thats so amazing aaahhhh im so happy for you :DDD

    thank you so much for your comment like this is probably gonna sound uber corny, but it really means alot to me that someone understands and that you've come soooo far since you started is really a huge inspiration for me and the comment coming from someone whos pretty much been every weight really meant alot to me.
    im gonna meet you there on the greener side of the weight loss mountain soon, i can feel it!

  19. oh my god! i am so so so proud of you!!! well done! :D

  20. You are freaking amazing! I am so happy for you. You're doing it! You'll hit your goal in no time. [:

  21. Well, I'm a lttle late, but that is awesome! Congratulations!