That would be 28 pounds to go until I am in a “normal” weight range. That would be 48 pounds to go until I am at my doctor’s goal weight for me. Is anyone else trying to lose weight before their wedding? What a dumb question. Excuse me…let me rephrase that: IS ANYONE NOT TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT BEFORE THEIR WEDDING? And if you are not, also where do you live so that I can come kick you in the pants. Kidding. Maybe.
I have wonderful friends. Really lovely ladies. Really lovely tiny ladies. They range from size 6 to size ZERO. And they would never make me feel like I wasn’t wonderful or beautiful intentionally, but trying on wedding dresses and being told that my size would have to be special ordered because they don’t carry circus tents is my worst nightmare ever.
Okay, okay, I’m exaggerating…A LITTLE. Are you sitting there thinking, “this gal is either really fat or really crazy”. Let’s meet half way. I’m a little fat and a little crazy. I am 5’9″, so a healthy weight range for me is between 135 and 170 (although I think someone tall like me weighing 135 would probably look like a skeleton). My “normal” weight would be 168lbs…scroll up, scroll down, do the math, and yup: I currently weigh 196lbs. My “goal” weight (the middle point of the “normal” BMI ranges) is 148lbs.
I am doing a bang up job this year, I must say, of keeping to my New Years Resolutions, and with the 8lbs that I lost in 2008 plus the 19lbs I’ve lost this year, I’ve lost 27lbs….moremathmoremathmoremath, and yup: I started out at 223lbs.
So let’s recap: I was really fat: 223lbs. I’m still fat, but less so: 196. I want to be “normal”: 168. I want to be “really normal”: 148lbs. And I have 6 months until I will not be able to hold back my dress hungry bridesmaids any longer.
Isn’t this blog fun? Neuroses and numbers all before nine o’clock.