So I'm in my 33rd week of the weight loss journey. I haven't been weighing myself because I thought seeing how much I had to lose would derail me. I started at 331 pounds. I decided to wait until my company's health risk assessment to weigh in.
Today was my health assessment, and guess how much I weigh? Drum roll please...
245 pounds - down 86 pounds!
I thought maybe 60 or even 70, but not 86! I don't feel like the clothing sizes have been dropping that fast and my gut still seems so huge. But clearly I am doing better than I thought I was.
To make it even better, my blood pressure was 110/58, I kicked butt on total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels. And best of all, my blood glucose was normal. My dad had diabetes, and my fear of getting it has driven me to take my health seriously.
The only negative: seeing the details sheet with the huge BMI number and the word "obese" in bright red letters. But I will fix that in time.
I want to thank the posters on this board for all of the support and good suggestions. There were times when I wanted to overeat or skip exercise and the support forums kept me strong.
Now I have to figure out how to get one of the trackers on the bottom of my posts to track my weight loss!
Very happy day.