Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Did you know 5 is my favorite number?

So imagine my delight when I saw two of them on the scale this morning. My weight has dropped down another 1.1 kilos this week or 2.42 pounds weighing in at 105.5 kilos or 232.1 pounds!!! Seeing that 105.5 on the scale was awesome! Dropping a little over 2 pounds this week is exciting but being only 32.1 pounds away from 200 pound goal is heart-thumping thrilling for me! I don't know when I was last 200 pounds (or even when I was last 232 pounds) but I distinctly remember in high school and going to get my drivers license and being clueless about my weight.

When they asked for my digits at the DMV I honestly had no idea what to say as we never had a scale in our house ever (and my Mom still refuses to have one! LOL) and I didn't go to the doctor that often to really remember (or maybe I blocked it out). So I made up a number for my drivers license. I think I said 180 because that's what my sister put on hers. Well that episode piqued my curiosity enough to get on a scale somewhere, either at a friend's house or a store or somewhere, I don't really remember. But what I do remember is getting a sick hot feeling all over my body when that needle spun right past 180, flew over 200, inched past 210, slowed up around 220, crept past 225 and finally rested on the 230 mark. It made me shake I was so shocked that I weighed over 200 pounds, well over 200 pounds. I was also only about 5'6 or 5'7 then where as I'm 5'10 now. I was a late bloomer.

I jumped off that scale so fast you'd have thought it was going to shout out my weight for the whole world to hear, followed by audible gasps from anybody around and lots of pointing and laughing at me. I didn't get back on a scale, with the exception of the doctor's office ,where I always turned my head not to see, until my mid twenties. The next time I checked I was a whopping 286 pounds.

The moral of the story is... in 2.1 more pounds I will be the "smallest" I have ever been as an adult but I will also surpass the weight that I was when I was a teenager, a mall banged (and they were UP there), pimply faced, metal mouthed, shy, over-weight teen. It seems unreal to me, it really does.

Next time I'm in the US at my parent's house I'll try to dig up a picture of me in high school. Apparently I am so overjoyed by my weight loss this week that I (possibly temporarily) won't mind the public humiliation of putting a high school photo on the internet.

9 comments:

Chubby Chick said...

Congratulations on your weight loss! That is AWESOME! Keep up the good work, girl! It will be SO exciting when you get below your high school weight! Woo hoo!

Lynn said...

That is a great loss, and you're getting soooo close to Onedeland!! :)

Teale said...

That's fantastic, I'm so proud of you!!!

Anonymous said...

That is so awesome!!! Congratulations!

You know what you should do once you hit that lowest weight mark? Get some professional photos done to record it for posterity!

The Pound Slayer said...

Woohoo! Oh what I wouldn't give to be back in my high school body :)

Congrats on the 2 lb loss and thanks for continuing to stop by my site even when I wasn't writing.

GeorgieGirl said...

Awesome! You are so encouraging to read... I love it!

Angela said...

Woohoo! There is so much to celebrate in fatblog land tonight. You are making me feel better about a bad week already. Awesomely inspirational!

Chic Ink Designs said...

YAY!!!!!!!!

*ccc* said...

Yay!!! How freaking exciting is that! I'm so proud of you!