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Finally a budge

Saturday, March 21, 2015

When my doctor first suggested I go on PSMF, I had nearly catastrophically high blood pressure and my BMI had risen into the obesity range. Our fuzzy goal was to see if I could lose enough to make it close to, or into the normal BMI range, and see if that would help my blood pressure. My doctor's strategy was more successful than I dared hope, and I dropped down to a normal BMI and very normal blood pressure - and then got stuck.

I've been stuck at 137 lbs for about two weeks, a couple of times wobbling up a few pounds, which would put me in a dark mood after my morning weigh-in, and then a few days later dropping back down to 137, with great relief. I had decided that maybe this is my equilibrium weight, or maybe it was the nuts that I can't resist snacking on these days, and that this should be good enough.

And then this morning a small miracle happened - the balance finally moved past 137 and settled at 135. My BMI is now 23.2, which is enough below the normal threshold of 24.9 to feel real. To hit the middle of the normal BMI range, I would need to get down to 126 lbs, and well, that's not going to happen again for me in this lifetime!

I see my nutritionist next week and my endocrinologist/weight loss doctor the week after, and then I think I will start re-feeding and slowly transition to maintenance. I don't know if I'll manage to lose a little bit more in the meantime, but I will probably gain a bit during re-feeding, so I'm bracing myself mentally. In the meantime, I'm going to enjoy the loss of these last two pounds - they took a lot longer than the first two!
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    Congrats on seeing such great results. I hope your doctor is as impressed as we are! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2222 days ago
    Good for you, lovely to get good results for all the effort you're putting in.
    2222 days ago
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