Thursday, April 28

I felt normal.

I think writing this post is going to make me cry. Oops, here come the tears. Today was the first time I realized that I am a totally normal weight by US standards. I realize I am still fat by 'normal' standards, but it's not the type of fat that prohibits me from doing what I want to do.

I took my kids to a waterpark today with 3 other moms and their kids. They have only known me since I moved to FL, so they've known me since about 290 lbs (I'm now 249 lbs). Which is heavy, but not 374 lbs heavy. Anyhow, we walked up millions of steps, I carried a kid on my shoulders with another on my hip, I crawled through water tunnels, I went down water slides, I swam and ran and chased kids and walked around in my bathing suit for four hours without ever once thinking about it. I didn't dread the steps, I didn't dread the tunnels, I wasn't afraid of weight limits on anything. It was worth every second of this journey. My kids had so much fun, and so did I!

It wasn't until I got home that I realized I had no problem keeping up with the other moms. Not to mention, they are all younger than me, each only had one toddler to chase, and we stayed about an hour longer than any of them! I rocked that waterpark!

The only bummer is my legs look A-to-the-W-to-the-FUL. Seriously. My thighs were horrible when I was really heavy - tons of cellulite and super lumpy/bumpy. Now they are still full of cellulite and lumps, but they also have saggy skin and look a bit like a melted candle collided with elephant skin. Not attractive. At all. Absolutely my worst body part. I almost wanted to make a sign for my back that said, "Don't mind the legs, I've lost 125 lbs!"

In other news, I lost 1.6 lbs this week for a total of 14.4 lbs (I think) in 3 weeks of low carb. DH lost a lb (hahahahaha) for a total of 21 lbs in 3 weeks. He was whining (hahahahaha again) about only losing one pound.

I finished day 9 of shredding today. I soooo did not want to do it last night, but I did and am glad I did. Tomorrow is the last day of level 1! WOOHOO!

The pizza turned out pretty good. I'll type out the recipe tomorrow. We had Chinese chicken lettuce wraps last night and taco salads tonight. Can't say I'm bored with the low carb choices with everything we've eaten. I think I'm going to make crab cakes for tomorrow. Or shrimp scampi. YUM!

OK, off to read my book. I've got four going, but "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" really is good and I'm anxious to read more. Toodles!


  1. This made me smile on the inside. :) I am so happy for you. What an awesome future you arebcreating for your kids. They will totally remember that their momma did all these things WITH them. Proud for you.

  2. how sweet it is! isn't that a great feeling? let me know if you want to play on friday night may 6. we will be coming to town.

  3. Yay! Fantastic progress... and NSVs. I went to my first Philly Support group with a friend from high school who I haven't seen in about 23 years. She is serious about getting a band and we enjoyed reconnecting.

  4. Love this post. Don't even get me started about my thighs...worst body part ever! I say draw the attention upward with a great push-up top!

  5. I have that thigh wiggle too but @ 52 yrs young, i can live with it ;)

  6. Yay! What a victory! I have some serious thigh issues too, nothing a good swim skirt can't hide though, that is until you get to the bottom of the slide!

  7. This is a great post - I'm so proud of you!

  8. Awesome!! I hear you on the legs too-- but you know what: nobody is perfect. Just move on and enjoy the life that you can live now with so much less weight to carry around. Not to mention that you are totally gorgeous.
    Some updated pictures OF YOU please?