This post was originally going to be called "ONEderland!!!!", but over the past few days something amazing has started to happen- I am actually starting to see my weight loss! People often tell me how different I look and up until now I haven't been able to see a difference. A few nights ago I was sending out Christmas pictures and thought, "Holy cow! I've really lost a lot of weight". 157 pounds later and I finally feel like my body is starting to change. This week I saw my weight loss in several ways:
- I can now fit into chairs with ease and no longer worry about not fitting.
- I am no longer the largest person at the gym. Actually, I'm not even close.
- My appetite has changed- it takes a lot less food to fill me up. My job has become listening to my body and giving it the fuel it needs.
I've set several goals throughout my weight loss journey: under 300, lose 100 pounds (256) no longer obese (208), and my most recent goal, under 200. I blogged a fewweeks ago about why I wanted to be under 200 pounds. This week I arrived at 198.4. Woo hoo!!! For some reason 198 seems SO much less than 200. :) I still have 20 pounds to go to be at the top of my healthy weight according to the BMI chart, but right now am super happy with my progress. I plan to check in with my doctor next week to see if she has a recommendation for a good goal weight for me. It scares me a little bit to be so close to my "healthy" weight. I've been on project weight loss for so long (18 months) that I am unsure about how to live not in project status. Maybe I will always be on project status- just with different goals?!?!