01 February 2006

The last 39

Thank you all very much for your awesome reactions to my new photos!! Even though I know I look good :), it's really nice to hear it from others!

I've been thinking a lot about what it's going to take to get these last 34 lbs off to get me to my goal, and I came to the realization last night that if you were to stand another woman who weighs 169 lbs (woo-hoo, I'm in the 160s!) who hasn't recently lost weight next to me we'd look significantly different ... even if she were proportioned the same. I mean, the reason my face and upper body look so thin is because I've lost so much weight, and apparently, that's the easist place for the weight to come off from.

Take my sister, for example, I recently came across a photo of her taken a few years ago when she probably weighed somewhere between 130-150 lbs. Even though she weighed less than I do now, she looked chubbier (to me at least) than I do now because the weight was more evenly distributed across her body.

That's not to say that I haven't lost weight from my lower half because I certainly have, but I also realized that these last 34 lbs are probably going to be significantly harder to get off not only because my body is getting used to my now normal caloric intake, my exercise level and my hopefully faster metabolism but because the areas where the fat now remains are the most difficult areas from which to lose the fat. Discouraging, abso-f*ing-lutely! But, I think the realization has put me into another gear ... as I'd begun getting a little lax w/ myself. I don't want to get stuck at this weight! I want it all!!!

5 comments:

Sandi said...

Amen, sister, preach on! (love your new photo by the way). The first new look I obtained is.. well, it is heady stuff. I just want to bask in my size 14-ness and keep telling myself, "now you're smaller than you were back in..." But I am like you: I want to go for the brass ring! I want the optimum experience of health and I want to milk my "second chance" for all it's worth.

Thanks for the inspiration, Jenn. I love your blog.

Jessica said...

You'll get there! You have a great attitude! You won't stop short..I just know it.

Maybe try something different in the exercise routine -- when I first started cycling class, it really jump started the weight loss (way back when, not recently, of course!!)

Gastric Bypass Guru said...

WOW, Look at you.... Clinton and Stacy from what not to Wear would be proud of you......

Awesome progress... Aint this funnnn....

christyblue said...

just wanted to say hi and congrats i myself am almost 5 months out and 78 pounds down and am loving this.
huggs
christy

cee cee said...

i agree with Jessica, a new excersize will make your body "work off" in a different tune :)