Monday, May 10, 2010

Weekly Weigh In

Starting Weight: 252
Current Weight: 197.8
Weekly Weight Loss: -2.8 lbs
Total Weight Loss: 54.2 lbs
Starting BMI: 36.2
Current BMI: 28.4

I've made it to onederland.

I'm a little surprised I'm not feeling a little more euphoria about that than what I am right now. Don't get me wrong, I'm very pleased about passing that milestone. It's something that didn't seem remotely possible a few months ago. But I guess I feel like I've got farther to go, farther I can go, and I don't want this to feel like it's the finish line.

Over the last couple of weeks I have seen a lot of family and friends that I haven't seen since I started living a healthier lifestyle, and their reactions have been quite dramatic. I saw my grandmother at Easter, but when I saw her yesterday it was almost as if she didn't recognize me.

And I have a whole new reason to get (and stay) in shape. I found out last weekend that I will be the head coach for my sons travel hockey team next season. Besides my son I will have 19 other 13-14 year old boys that I am going to have to keep up with in practices and on road trips. I'm very excited about this, but it is going to be a huge challenge for me. This is something I wouldn't have even considered back in January when my weight was at its highest, but now I have more confidence and am ready to start doing things outside of my comfort zone.


  1. Congratulations on onederland! So because you have farther that you want to go on your goals, what's next?

  2. Thank you! I'm not sure what's next. I start week 5 of the C25K program this week. I'm looking forward to hopefully pushing myself to run a 5K this summer. And to get into the "normal" range of BMI for my height I need to get down to 174. That doesn't really seem possible right now, but getting down to 199 didn't seem possible a few months ago.

  3. Congratulations! I just recently it the "normal BMI" milestone and just like you on the onederland thing, I didn't wanted to make a big deal out of it. Still too much road ahead of us to celebrate, uhu? I have my first 6K in two weeks, I never un before in my life 2 motnhs ago, and still haven't finished the 6K at training *gulp* I guess it is needed to really get out of our comfort zone to make it happen!

  4. It's great to get those "I didn't even recognize you" comments. Great job, and kudos on making it to Onederland. Awesome accomplishment!