Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Better than a contest!

This blog is so much better than being in a weight loss contest! The people on the Biggest Loser have to worry about life once they get sent home, if you’re in a local weight loss contest you are concerned about what will happen when the contest is over. I have no worries because I am already home and there is no contest. It’s just me and my new life.
I was thinking that I ought to post a bit of my weight loss history so you’ll have an idea where I’ve been. My max weight in high school was chunky 238 lbs. I slimmed down my senior year to lean 185. On my mission I got up to a plump 260. Once I got home I slimmed down to 198 and had a 32 inch waist. The most I have ever weighted was whopping 371 about two years ago. I hit the gym for a while and dropped to 319 and then went back up to the 347 that I was when this phase of my journey began. It’s obvious that I’ve been in a very dangerous yoyo pattern that has left me even heavier on the up-swing than I was before I started. With all of that behind me, I am looking forward to some cool milestones. I was happy that I weighed 331 on Friday because that is so close to being in the 320’s and I have not been there for a long time. Then comes the three-teens and I have not been below that for at least 7 or eight years. Then comes the 200s! What a landmark. I have not been there for at least 10 years! Then I’ll hit 271 and that will signify a loss of 100lbs!!! What a great day that will be. By then I plan to have a better idea as to what my final weight should be and I will set goals accordingly.
Well, so now you know. Thanks again for your support, and for those who are working along with me, I have not heard from some of you for a while so please drop me a note and let me know how you’re coming along.


  1. Okay, I'm going to join you in this. I'm 5'7" tall. High school, 190. College, got down to 163 for one of the dances. Married at 175, started to gain weight. When I found out I was expecting number one, I was 203. That was nineteen years ago, and I have never been back below 200. I topped out at 256 after my sixth child and was shocked because I realized I was closer to 300 than 200. I have been on a little bit of a roller coaster, but within a 20 pound range. I have most recently been holding at 224, and that's where I started a week ago. I have lost seven pounds so far!!!! Thanks so much to you for giving me the courage. My ultimate goal is 156. But the day I get to my marriage weight, 175, I am going to try on my wedding dress and get myself 2 dozen white roses (that's what my wedding bouquet was). When I get to 156, I am going to make my husband pick me up all the way!

  2. Accountability totally rocks. I'm glad you're having such awesome success!

  3. I am proud of you for taking this journey. I just found out a friend that is my age (34) died yesterday from health probs. He was very overweight and his body gave up. By taking action now you are prolonging your own life and quality of life. Keep up the fight.

  4. Rachel, you're THE Woman!!!

    Tristi, thanks for putting out the positive vibe.

    Dottie, Holy crap! Thanks for the reality check...really...thanks!