Wednesday, April 28, 2010

50 lbs in 86 days!

Today is April 28, 2010. I am 86 days into my new life, and I have lost 50 lbs. In less than 90 days...less than 3 months... I have dropped the equivalent of a four year old child!
I have to laugh every time I think about it. What took me so long? I really was calorically irresponsible. Meals were a fun time of cooking and snacking and large portions. I still love a good pizza, and some cheesy nachos, but I don't crave them like I used to.
Someone at work yesterday asked me, very shyly, if I was "dropping it". I wanted to burst out laughing. He must have been so embarrassed to bring it up, but wanted to compliment me and didn't know how to open the subject. I just said, "Dropping it? You mean my weight?" He was very nice, and said I was looking really good. I told him I had been on a "food vacation" for a lot of years, and it was finally time I snapped out of it. He nodded knowingly. He's no skinny-minny himself, and I think he understood what I meant.
My good friends at work know what's up, and they give me the thumbs up from across the room, or just ask me "how much now?" as we pass in a hallway. There's a lot of support from the people at work. There are so many of us, in so many shapes and sizes, and we've all worked together for so many years, we're like family. We care about each other's health, and we rally around when someone needs a boost or a friend. I work with a great group.
There are a few co-workers that I only see on rare occasions, because of their schedule, or because they work out of one or more offices. If I run into them once every 2 or 3 months, that's a lot. There's one girl that works out of my office that has been out for medical leave for about 3 months. I remember before she left we had been standing in a group discussing something, and out of the corner of my eye, I could see her looking at my stomach. I thought to myself at the time... "is my zipper down, or is she just in awe of how much weight I've gained?" She's a sweet lady, and would never say a mean word to me, but I think she was sizing me up. She was probably just realizing how big I had gotten.
Well, she's still on medical leave, but she'll be back soon. Won't she be surprised at how my tummy has disappeared? I've lost about 10 inches around my middle since Feb. 2.


  1. Way to get to that April goal Mary Beth! There just isn't anything you can't do! Keep it up! You're more than half way there!

  2. Yeah, I originally set my goal for 90 lbs, then revised it to 86 lbs. I've lost 51, so my new balance is 35 lbs. Easy Peasy! The first 51 went so easy and fast, it's almost as though my body had just been waiting for me to make an effort. As soon as I started trying, it started letting go of the weight. It's been crying out, "LET'S GET THIS SHOW ON THE ROAD!!" LOL