On The Lighter Side 5

25 months and 1 day after I set out to lose 80 pounds I have lost…80 pounds!

I decided a while back I want to try and take off another 20 to get down to a BMI of 25, so I’m not done working out like a nutbar or keeping a ridiculously close eye on my food intake, but still, I’m pretty happy.

I honestly didn’t know if I could do it when I set out. I had tried to lose weight so many times and had it come roaring back after three or four months that I just didn’t know if I could do it.

And it definitely took me longer than I wanted it too – I initially set the fairly unrealistic goal of losing it all in 18 months, and then revised that to two years. I can’t tell you how frustrated I was that I hadn’t hit that goal (missed it by three very stubborn pounds), but I learned some time ago that plateaus are a big, frustrating part of this process.

But to finally, finally, FINALLY be where I wanted to be, 25 months and one day later, feels pretty goddamn great.

5 thoughts on “On The Lighter Side

  1. Reply Laz Mar 21,2009 9:50 am

    So what, you want a cookie or something? Actually, after losing 80 pounds, you probably do. :)

    Seriously, congrats. That’s a ridiculous accomplishment.

  2. Reply Ellen Mar 21,2009 2:36 pm

    I want a whole damn box of Thin Mints. :) Luckily, I’ve managed to avoid the girl scouts so I don’t actually have to be tempted by such things.

    Thank you, guys. I appreciate the support, it helps out because this is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.

  3. Reply Patrick Mar 26,2009 4:35 am

    Catching up on blog reading — congratulations! That’s really cool. (And welcome to Twitter! You’ll start off a reader, but sooner or later that reply button will be too tempting, believe you me….)

  4. Reply Ellen Mar 26,2009 7:45 am

    Thanks :) And we’ll see re: Twitter.

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