Week 45 (less 1 day) weigh-in: No longer obese!

Hey guys

Although I do my official weigh-ins on Mondays, today is one of those days to throw the ‘How Erika Blogs‘ rulebook out of the window! I was sitting here on this Sunday drafting my blog but I just had to cave into the demands of the ‘publish’ button as there are many positives to share this week. What I must be mindful of though is to not slam on the brakes and take my eyes off the long term goal. When I finally got out of the ‘morbidly obese’ category last summer, it felt as if I’d completed some ultramarathon and I became too lax once I crossed the finishing line… before talking a huge gulp when realising that, yes, whilst I’d reached a huge milestone, I wasn’t yet at the end of my journey. And in fact, will there be an end? No, not really because even when I do hit ‘goal weight’. maintenance is probably going to be an entirely different animal to get to know and tame. But let’s check out this week’s report card:

What’s Erika done well this week?

  • I lost 5 lbs
  • I hit Onederland! Yes, my weight is now under 200 lbs
  • I’m now in the ‘overweight’ category…. with my BMI having gone from 50 to under 30
  • I’ve now lost more than 75% of my excess weight
  • I’ve continued to keep myself hydrated

What could Erika improve on?

  • Nothing… 🙂

Erika’s next target(s):

  • 1lb until I’ve lost 9.5 stone
  • 1 lb until I’m light enough to go horse riding at a local stables… naked!!! I might want to lose a few more pounds so that I can get under the maximum weight that allow for my clothes, boots, etc. 😉
  • 2 lbs until I’m under 14 stone
  • 4 lbs until my BMI is under 29.5
  • 8 lbs until I’m in the 180s and I’ve lost 10 stone

So, there’s been lots to celebrate and I can’t deny that I’ve been buzzing. But actually, I’m also struggling too with weight loss, my body and how I’m feeling about it which I’ll talk about more later in the week. Don’t worry.. it’s not going to be a ‘woe is me‘ post! It shouldn’t be too depressing to read!! But I guess it’s important to acknowledge that going on a journey like this isn’t always a bed of roses and it can bring up all kinds of feelings, some expected, some not. Until then, please feel free to share your own experiences including celebrations or frustrations and any questions you’d like to ask me…

Love Erika xx

Recordable weight loss since blogging:Still to lose:Current weight:BMI:
111 lbs39 lbs197 lbs29.9
Plus 21 lbs lost prior to blogging

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