Read your blog from the beginning.

I have been on this journey for well over two years now. Today I was compelled to go to the beginning. To see how excited I was. How far I've come. How insightful I was. Here is the link to my first month's worth of entries.

One highlight:

The non scale goals. All of these have been more than accomplished.
  • to be able to wrap myself up in a normal sized towel
  • to be able to comfortably bring the tray-table down on a plane
  • to be able to go into a store and try things on based on what I like, not just what fits
  • to ski all day with my family without getting tired... I kinda pretend I just don't like it now :(
  • to enjoy workouts
  • I used to love going to the gym, I'd go 3 or 4 days a week and get so so into it. I know I just need to get the routine back in motion
  • to be able to run. I've never been able to do that.

Or my entry on Feb 13, 2009:

Who will I be...

Feb 13
I've been thinking a lot lately of how much of my identity is wrapped up in my weight. I try not to let it define me, and I know I'm lucky that I have the... chutzpah (a yiddish word) to go out and wear my bathing suit on the beach, even when I don't love how my body looks in it.

But I wonder how I'll feel, not being the fattest person (or at least girl) in the room. Excuse the pun, but it's a huge part of who I am, the funny fat girl, the loud fat girl, the fat girl who occasionally hooked up with the cute guys - though God forbid those boys actually date me.

It'll be weird to be normal... I bet I'll have a harder time with the change than the world around me.
I was right about this too. I have changed quite a bit. I have a certain confidence now that I didn't before. I speak just as much still, but I don't speak quite as loud. And I've hooked up with a lot more cute guys, and most of them have dated me.



Susan said...

Angie - love the post! I am 3 1/2 months in and already need some additional motivation and I did the same thing! And so helpful to read all of your blogs from start to finish. You look amazing and are an inspiration!

Liz said...

I've had a lot of the same thoughts as your post from Feb 2009. I could have written that, except I'm just not that deep, lol.

Thanks for posting this!

Beth Ann said...

Love it! I reread my blog from the beginning at 6 months and again at a year. It really puts in perspective how far I've come. Congrats on all your success!!

This is me now... at 160!

This is me now... at 160!
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Mini-Goals and Statistics

A Quick Reference - 111lbs down
Height: 5'8
Highest Weight; January 2009: 270
Surgery Weigh; March 4th: 255
Tummy Tuck December 15, 2010!
Current Weight: 150s
Current BMI: healthy!

Mini Goal 1: 240 - re-reached April 29th - 15lbs/9 weeks.
Mini Goal 2: 230 - reached June 12th. - 10lbs/6 weeks.
Mini Goal 3: 220 - reached July 18th. - 10lbs/5 weeks.
Mini Goal 4: 210 - reached September 2nd. 10lbs/7 weeks.
Mini Goal 5: 199 - reached October 19, 10lbs/11 weeks
Mini Goal 6: 189 - reached December 18, 10lbs/9 weeks
Mini Goal 7: 179 - reached February 23, 10lbs/9.5weeks
Mini Goal 8: 169 - reached March 26, 10lbs/4.5weeks
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