we're just a family of finches making our way in the town w/o a frown.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

you are beautiful, no matter what they say

WORD OF THE DAY- Morbidly obese- is an abnormal obesity defined as the condition of having body weight over 100 lbs over an ideal body weight or having a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher.

at my heaviest my bmi was over 40. i weighed in at roughly 265 or so. at my thinnest i weighed 135. currently i weigh roughly 214. those are some scary numbers there. for my height i should weigh between 124 and 155. i truly began my weight loss journey last February. a friend talked me into joining LA Weight loss. she said it really worked for her and it would work for me too. did i mention that i have never dieted before? when i was at my thinnest it was because of the extreme amount of exercise i did. i would roller blade for 2 hours or longer. did i mention that at my thinnest you could see all of my ribs when i stood up? anyway, when i joined LAW they weighed me in at 244.8. the plan did work at least until i got tired of not eating what i wanted. i stopped trying in may and stopped losing weight. then this past April i decided i hated who i saw in the mirror. i had heard LOTS of good things about WW, so i decided to make a go at it. when i started i weighed in at 229. my goal weigh is 145, we'll see what happens. i am already wearing clothes that i haven't worn in almost 9 years. the best thing about WW is i am allowed to eat whatever i want, as long as i do it within reason. it is somewhat freeing to put all those numbers down for all the world to see. well, the toddler calls.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT- IN THE WORDS OF MISS PIGGY "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye."

1 comment:

Pattylicious said...

Dude, you have always been pretty to me. You are looking "better" now, but it is only because now we can see your happiness due to weight loss. I love your food for thought, by the by.