Whoops. I kind of forgot to post updates over here! It’s been a few weeks, but everything is good. I had a few rough spells, particularly in the form of back pain, but I’ve turned a corner on that and everything seems to be mending as it should be. I’ve added some items into my self-care regimen (primarily epsom salt baths, muscle relaxers, and massages) that have really been helping.
In other news, I weigh 206 pounds.
TWO. HUNDRED. AND. SIX. POUNDS.
That means I am only seven pounds away from onederland!
I haven’t weighed this much (this LESS) since college. At least, I assume that’s when I was last this weight. I didn’t get on a scale for about a decade there. The last weight I can remember being in high school is 180, and then when I went to college I just ballooned up and up and up and never stopped until I hit 255 earlier this year. So it seems reasonable to me that this weight probably occurred in college, somewhere in my freshman or sophomore years.
You guys, that was FIFTEEN YEARS AGO. I am currently the lowest weight I’ve been in OVER A DECADE.
That’s just completely unfathomable to me! And completely awesome.
My 3-month surgiversary came and went last week. I pretty much forgot all about it. So there’s no photo comparisons or anything. But I feel like I’m still rocking this whole thing. I’m almost to the 50 pound lost milestone. Less than 2 pounds to go! I had hoped to lose 12 pounds this month so I would be under 200 when I go to my 3-month check up next week. Thanks to stalls, I won’t hit that goal, but I should at least hit the 50 lost milestone. And I’m happy with that. That’s an average of almost 3 pounds per week! Slow and steady wins the race, right?
Another awesome side effect of this loss? I WEAR DRESSES NOW. You guys just don’t understand how huge this is (I know, I talked about this in my last post – but it’s HUGE)! I’ve always loved dresses. I’ve got a wishlist full of them as “goal clothes”. I never felt comfortable wearing them before. I always felt like I looked pregnant and just couldn’t be comfortable in my own skin. Now? I AM OBSESSED WITH DRESSES. And it’s amazing.