I lost exactly 7 lbs this month, which brings me to a grand total of 100.4 lbs lost so far! I decided it's about time I tell you all my weight. I know a lot of you are wanting to know. My starting weight was *cringes* 297, which puts me at 196.6 right now (I haven't been in the 100s since I was around 13 or 14).
I know some of you are probably thinking that's still really fat. I, however, am VERY proud of that number. I worked hard for every single pound that I've lost so far and will continue to do so until I hit my goal weight (which I hope to be at by October/November). Speaking of, I think my goal weight is going to be 165. So, I only have 31.6 more lbs to go. Yippie! According to the body fat tests I've taken at the gym, 165 would put me at a perfect body fat due to how much muscle I have. When I hit 165, I might decide that I want to lose more, depending on how I look and feel but for right now, that's my goal.
At my heaviest, I wore a size 26 jeans and a 2x shirt. Shirt-wise now, I'm averaging a medium or large. The bathing suit I got this year was a 12/14 (last year it was a 3x). I got two pairs of pjs the other day at Walmart and they are a size small. (Their pjs must run really big. I'd be an XXS by the time I get down to my goal, according to that. Haha!) I wish they would make women's clothes like men's and go by measurements and not by what the certain company considers a medium, large, 14, 16 or whatever.
As for pants, I'm currently wearing a size 16 but they are big on me. I'll need to move down to a 14 soon because I hate wearing loose clothing but I'm trying to get as much use as I can out of the few clothes I have. I just started wearing my current jeans a couple of weeks before I left for Florida. My closet is so sad-looking because I try not to keep many clothes on-hand because I grow out of them so fast. This constant buy/donate process gets expensive! Like I've said in previous blogs, I can't wait to actually buy clothes when I get down to my goal weight and know that I can keep them as long as I want; that will be great! :-D
I'm still in awe that I've lost over 100 lbs. I couldn't do it without the grace of God.
Thank you to everyone who has been praying for me and speaking kind words of motivation to me through my journey. You are such a blessing!
I've been told by many friends and family that I am an inspiration to them and that if I can do it, so can they and that is SO true! I feel honored to be an inspiration and I am here for any of you.
As always, please continue to pray for me.
Here's my one pair of fat pants that I kept. OH MY!
PS: I'm going to take pictures of me in my fat pants again when I hit my goal weight.