Mostly Good News, I Think

I always like to get the bad news out of the way first. One reason I am back down to 170 today is that I had a Digestive Episode yesterday after I had one too many of my daughter's fabulous cookies at lunch. I lack a gallbladder and am prone to biliary stones and I'm not liking how things are trending right now. But, anyway, I'm better today after being wary of food for the rest of the day and having nothing beyond an irreproachable dinner of roast chicken, broccoli and salad. I also went to ZUMBA! which was GREAT. I think the 5K had an interval training effect because I was full of steam. The other good news is that my FBS was 95 yesterday (normal is anything under 100. I'm trying to get out of the prediabetic range which is 100-125.) I'll take that.

I took my measurements this morning, to wit:

chest 40
waist 30
hip 41.5
thigh 25
arm 12

This compares to back in May:

Bust 42
Waist 33
Hip 45
Thigh, a mighty 28
Arm 13

I seem to be somewhat less pear-shaped. Man, I wish I'd known what to do for that when I was back in my 20s. Waist to hip ratio is .72 and BMI is 25.8.

It's weird because I've reached my first goal-- which always seemed so attainable, and yet so far away. As in trying for 18 years without much success. My plan at the moment is to hold the line until January 1, which will put me 1 lb under my hot 100 pledge. Then I will reassess in the new year, but I think it would be nice, assuming my body will cooperate, to slowly release another 10-15 pounds and see what that does for my blood sugar.

A moment here to take notice of The Road Curves Ahead and 266 their fantastic progress this year. Cheers, ladies!


  1. Ouch on the tummy issues.

    You have done so well, getting your body healthy again and losing those inches - woo-hoo!

    I like your plan for 2010 as well - you can do it!

  2. Congratulations on reaching your first goal!!! And dang, lady - you have lost some major inches!! Nice work!

  3. sorry you weren't feeling well yesterday.

    I am envious of your waist! Although I've lost 12 inches off of mine, I'm still several away from 30". Grass is always greener, huh? CONGRATS!

  4. Wowza!! You've done a great job. Sorry to hear about the digestive issues. Can't be easy to cope with that. Hopefully things clear up nicely for you.

  5. congrats on meeting your first goal!

  6. Awww... thanks, Larkspur! You're doing great and I am so happy I have been able to watch this part of your journey!

  7. Sorry that you had the tummy troubles. But congrats on the FBS - excellent job! You have done great on this first part of your journey - I can't wait to see what the future holds for you.

  8. You're vanishing before our very eyes.

    And you're right about poinsettias not being poisonous. Actually, they're delicious!

  9. Wow-- great progress. And I know it may not seem like it to you-- but your measurements are so TINY! I've lost over 130 as you know and I think this month my waist will FINALLY be under 50". I think the smallest I could ever get my waist would be about 32" and that is pushing it.

    And I think you're right about the amazon pic I put in my blog today. I would guess she can't be smaller than a size 16 or 18. When I can fit into a size 18 I look THIN!

  10. I had a similar experience last week of some nasty stomach bug helping me with my weight loss. Amazing numbers -- good for you!!

  11. Hope you're feeling better!

    Congrats on your amazing progress! What a fantastic way to end the year and begin a new one!

  12. Congrats on your great progress! Thanks for sharing the links to the other posts. I read them and they were very encouraging. :)

  13. Hope you are feeling better!

    And way to go on hitting your goal early for the challenge!

  14. Thanks for the virtual kudos... it made my night. :-)


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