October 19, 2005

 "we're going to have to start hating you"

that's a quote from my boss as she stood, shaking her head, admiring my weight loss.

as of this morning i've lost 41 pounds and have finally surpassed a HUGE personal milestone. i haven't been under 200 pounds in probably 15 or 20 years.

which is funny... when i mention this fact my friends consistently say, "you've never looked like you were over 200 pounds!" of course i disagree. when i started i thought i looked like the stay-puft marshmallow man.

but more to the point i think i must have lead in my bones. my bones are huge, too; i can't even encircle my wrist with a thumb and forefinger. i suspect that large percentage of my total weight is bone, and maybe that's why people are surprised that i weigh as much as i do. (i could be totally blowing that out my ass, but it makes me feel better.)

anyway, it guess at this point i should start focusing on things other than pure numbers. if i don't look as heavy as the numbers say, then what does the number matter at all? so right now i'm judging my weight loss most significantly by other, more tangible things: i'm using the last hole on my belt, my bras are all too big, i'm consistently fitting into size 14 pants, and i'm finally able to wear skirty underwear.

Posted by xta at October 19, 2005 11:12 AM | TrackBack

i am so happy for you! way to go sta!

Posted by: joy at October 19, 2005 11:57 AM

you may have something there about the bones. at 175 lbs, i was maybe squeezing into a size 16 pants, and we're about the same height. that was the smallest i ever got.

Posted by: lisa at October 19, 2005 12:21 PM

oh, hey, you can shop at the gap now!

Posted by: lisa at October 19, 2005 12:22 PM

Woo!! Christa!!!! That is so awesome. But no, nobody's going to have to start hating you. What an inspiration! I may not need to lose weight, but you inspire me to be my best self.

Big congratulations and hugs!

Posted by: minty at October 19, 2005 02:15 PM

That is awesome!

Posted by: lainey at October 19, 2005 02:56 PM

Congratulations to you! That is indeed a wondrous milestone! :c)

Btw- we heard you in the car today! Emma said "That voice sounds familiar!"

Posted by: Becky at October 19, 2005 04:16 PM

Wow -- you really must be made of lead, because you sure haven't looked 200+ for as long as I've mostly known you.

What do your X-rays show? Are you sure you don't have bionic implants? Bricks that need shitting? Iron lungs?

Are your knees, feet, and back feeling extra good about the reduced load?

Posted by: Phil at October 19, 2005 10:17 PM

awww, thanks guys!

i feel great, phil... my knees DEFINITELY feel better these days.

and speaking of shitting bricks, in the mornings i usually wait to weigh myself until after i've pooped.


Posted by: christa at October 20, 2005 12:08 AM

I never have any real concept of what people weigh.
You'd better watch it though.
Your shoes aren't going to fit you soon.

Posted by: blackbird at October 20, 2005 01:53 AM

You look fabulous, darlink! Congratulations! Now send some of your willpower over to me, please...

Posted by: marianne at October 20, 2005 09:24 PM
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