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Weight: 240 – Pounds left to lose: 80

Down two pounds this week. Yay! Maybe next week we’ll see the 230’s. And then the 220’s and then the 210’s and then the 200’s. Okay, okay, I’ll trust that you all learned how to count. I do sometimes wish I could just wake up at my goal weight instead of having to sludge down through 80 more numbers.

Sadly, in Dancing with the Stars news, Tia Carrere finally got the boot last night. Farewell my fat sister! Sixth place is a decent showing and she actually seemed happy that she’d have more time to spend with her new baby. I suppose in the end she was no match for Stacey Keibler’s legs.

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Dee • February 5, 2006 at 12:12 am

I totally know what you mean about the wake up and be at goal. I often wish I was in a movie and you know how they zoom in on the clock as it speeds by and all of a sudden they’re at the time they were waiting for.

sometimes living each second is frustrating but then beautiful heh.

Congrats with the 2lb loss! you’re doing so amazing, just so amazing.

(I’d comment on the dancing with the stars, but we totally don’t get it here heh, hope it’s a good season tho!)


M, the fat girl • February 5, 2006 at 12:54 pm

I also know what you mean about wanting to wake up thin, but actually, I think it would be pretty unsettling. I lost a bunch of weight quite quickly and pretty much freaked out. I am not kidding. It really just spazzed me out—made me really anxious about losing my defences, and about the changing ways people related to me, and about being able to afford to clothe myself in relative style, and about change in general, and on and on and on. So I stopped for awhile. Well, that overstates my consciousness. Actually, I messed around gaining and losing ten pounds for like six months, but I believe in the subconscious merit of things like that. Especially for people like us, who’ve been at really high weights, and who’ve been fat our whole lives, losing weight, in addition to being lovely, can be really, really scary. Don’t be surprised if that happens, is all I’m saying, and don’t punish yourself for feeling that way if you do—I think it’s natural.


Ros • February 5, 2006 at 3:43 pm

I must agree with the scary thing.. Who am I to speak? I don’t know, but to lose weight you change your mentality.. I think its far healthier to do it gradually.. We dream of waking up thin.. but everything that makes us eat when we aren’t hungry would still exist. The internal journey is important too.


ChunkaMunka • February 5, 2006 at 11:47 pm

For me, I don’t look forward to losing 50 pounds, so for now I look forward to losing 20. Otherwise I wouldn’t be able to keep the whole thing going. Well, really all the measuring, counting, getting veges and water in etc. etc. is for many people, a total and yet tedious change in lifestyle, or at least, it is in my experience (so far).

I still would rather go out and pick up dinner than make it my damn self. (Or, eat what I have made. Often the fruits of my labour are singed. MMM tasty.)


Kimberly • August 17, 2009 at 2:03 pm

I had felt at the start of this insanely hard 200 lb loss that I would love to wake up and just be thin already. It seemed way too long and arduous and I never expected to actually succeed! Seriously, this is working? How did that happen?

Now, here I am at 239 with only 69 more lbs to go until I reach goal and it doesn’t seem like all that much. I really appreciate M’s prior comment because I have had a hard time adjusting to the changes in my body and in my life with it happening slowly, if I were to experience a dramatic drop in weight it would probably make me a whole lot of crazy.


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