Sunday, April 27, 2008

5 Month Update

I thought that it was time to give an update on how things have been going. I've admitted to the lack of exercise already, but this week - I've lost another 5 pounds - which is great, and maybe I can keep the trend moving in that direction as I am nearing my 6 month appointments.

If I keep moving in this direction - I'll near the 75 pound mark by my appointment with my PCP. I think that I could hit it by my appointment with the surgeon the following week. It's not quite what I expected, but 75 pounds in 6 months is respectable weight loss... I guess I don't know what I expected because obviously it was irrational, but in some ways it might not have mattered if I'd lost 200 pounds - I might still not think it was right... who knows. I'm a girl and I reserve the right to be irrational from time to time.

We took my measurements again for my 5th month and here is where we are:

Weight: 66 pounds lost - I'm closing in on being under 250!!
Chest: 8 inches lost
Waist: 11 inches lost
Hips: 7 inches lost
Neck: 2.25 inches lost (really? wow!)
Left Thigh: 3.75 inches lost
Right Thigh: 3.5 inches lost
Left Calf: 2.5 inches lost
Right Calf: 2.5 inches lost
Left Bicep: 2.5 inches lost
Right Bicep: 2.75 inches lost
Left Forearm: 2 inches lost
Right Forearm: 1.25 inches lost

That's a total of 49 inches... in 5 months - I don't know of any other time in my life when I've lost this much in total. Which is very cool - don't get me wrong... I'm just not that good at looking at where I've come from versus where I am now. I struggle with being in the moment. I always have... and it won't be until some random moment in the future - after all my goals have been reached that I'll wake up one day and really understand and appreciate where I've come from. (It might even be the day I have my first child... but someday it will come, and the post will be long and it will be emotional.)

I wish I was one of those people that could see the big picture all the way through a situation, but that's just not me... and I'm always a work in progress - on several levels... tomorrow at some point - I will work out. If I can get myself up there in the morning - I will do it tomorrow evening... no matter what! I'm working under the assumption that this 5 pounds is going to breathe some life into my workout plan... it's time to get serious - so that things can hopefully move in a more positive direction every week.

The only thing that I still find puzzling is that I haven't had and drastic changes in my clothing. I haven't had to replace everything yet - meaning that I can still wear things from back when I started this journey. They are pretty baggy, but other than the waist - they still fit. I would think that I'd be moving down in the sizes at a faster pace these days, but it just doesn't seem to be happening... is it possible to skip sizes and need to jump to something completely different? Can I go from a 24 to a 20 or smaller without needing to buy anything in between? I guess only time will tell.

I'll leave you guys with a comparrison picture of me... the left is me the night before surgery, and the one on the right was taken yesterday.


  1. whoa Kim you look awesome. Keep up the great work!

  2. You look fabulous!

    It seems like your weight loss is working it's way down. Though I can see it in your tummy, the most drastic so far is in your upper body, which may be the reason for not changing sizes yet. The day will be here before you know it! Hang tough and EXERCISE!

  3. Wow, Kim! You look amazing.. don't fret about the whole clothing thing.. You're saving money, and when you do need to get some different clothes, it will more than likely be a few sizes different.. Our bodies our strange and everyone is different. I totally see a huge difference in you though, and you are doing awesome!!

  4. You are doing fantastic Kim, don't be so hard on your self. You will get there! :)

  5. you know what...these next few months, I assure you, will be a big will be shrinking in new places and new ways.

    sizes are weird. don't judge by size. I can SEE IT! all over girlie!

  6. Great job, Kim! 75 pounds in 6 months? I HOPE I can hit that number!!

  7. that is MORE than respectable, btw...way more than respectable.


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