Saturday, November 27, 2010

50 Pound Milestone !! Day 129 - Weigh-in Results: 257 lbs.

I am posting my weigh-in results a day early - Church tomorrow is followed by some necessary tasks for Dad, and then the entertainment of guests.

So, this week I'm down 2 lbs.  I have officially lost 50 lbs. since July 20th and am just 10 lbs from my next goal, and from leaving morbid obesity!  Very exciting!!  My BMI is down to 41.5 and I hope to start the new year very close to 40.0 ... we'll see. 

I think it is amazing to reach 50 lbs lost, just days after Thanksgiving.  I am truly thankful!  Today, I weigh 70 lbs less than I did in December 2009 - almost a year ago.

Speaking of "year," I have updated my 60-lbs-in-one-year challenge (see my signature).  The blue box on the right sidebar tells how many days remain in the challenge.  So far, so good!

Everything has been updated, except my measurements.  I will have to do those on Wednesday, when I have enough time to myself. 

Anne wondered if I was taking care of myself.  I need more sleep - a lot more sleep - but yes (Anne), I am staying hydrated, eating properly, and even squeezing in some exercise.  I could probably do better, but everything considered, I am doing okay. 

I can't let life's little dramas become cause for me to make excuses.  Part of the transformation to good health is to learn to weather all sorts of things, without using that as reason to deviate from what the body requires.  Someone emailed me earlier this week and said, kindly, that I had "such a great attitude."  Thank you for that!  But, I've learned (the hard way) that a positive attitude means nothing without positive action!  (Good intentions and all that - right?) 

Persistence means more than perfection (who is perfect, after all) and mere positive attitude.  If postive attitude counted for much, I'd have been a size 2 twenty years ago.  hahaha

Staying postive, proactive, and persistent ...  


  1. 50 lbs lost! Well done. Just think that come 2011, morbid obesity will be a thing of your past. That is an incredible achievement. Bravo!

  2. zzzzzzzz

    Hold the line, girl!
    You'll be glad you did!

  3. Congrats! You have come a long way in a short time. I would kill for your total cholesterol number.


    I'm looking forward to my 60 pounds lost milestone. Hopefully next month. Well, let me rephrase that: IT WILL DEFINITELY BE NEXT MONTH! There we go. Positive attitude.

    Persistence is all.


  5. Awesome! 50lbs down and you will be in those pants in no time! :) Yes... persistance and positivity!!!


  6. Ann CONGRATS on the 50 pound milestone!!! =)))

  7. Ann you are such a ray of sunshine/inspiration to me on my own weight loss journey. mega props to you lady!

  8. I love your 3 P's (Positive, Proactive, and Persistent)

    WOO HOO - 50 pounds gone girl. Saweet!! Good for you!!


  9. SO PROUD OF YOU!!! You are doing great!!!

    Keep focused!!

  10. Wow, Congrats Ann!!! 50 pounds, you are doing awesome!

  11. have kicked some serious ass. I started a month before you and I've only lost 1/2 that amount of weight. WTG!!!! That is truly amazing.

    Congratulations on all your success!!!!!!!

  12. " If postive attitude counted for much, I'd have been a size 2 twenty years ago."

    Haha, you crack me up!!!! I'm glad to hear you're taking care of yourself. You're right - this journey is all about staying on course through the tough times. You're totally doing it!

    Gongrats on losing 50 pounds!!! Wow!