Tuesday, January 07, 2014
I am sitting here watching The Biggest Loser weigh-in, and I've had a realization.
It has occurred to me that I have lost 33% of my body weight.
I have lost one-third of myself.
I began this journey on January 3, 2013 at 276 pounds. I have lost 92 pounds, which now finds me at 184.
This brings a few unsung victories:
1. for my height, I am no longer considered "obese", I am officially "overweight" (I am aware that the BMI calculator is flawed, but that is the measure I used at the beginning of this process & I want to remain consistent).
2. I am the same weight that is stated on my drivers license! The next time the person at the DMV counter asks me if the information on my license is correct , I can truthfully say "YES!"
This has been the most important journey of my life. I am very grateful to be where I am. I still have goals to reach and weight to lose, but I know I can do it.
If this loss has given me anything, it has been a confidence that I didn't know I had.