Week 12 Results – Milestone Achieved!

For the first time in years I’m under 200 pounds. The last time I can remember being under 200 pounds was for a day or two in Feb 2012 after I had food poisoning and lost a lot of fluid for about 3 days. And that was only for a couple of days before bouncing back up again! So yeah, I had to lose 35.5 pounds to get to 199. That’s how bad it was. I’m just happy I’m here now.
Here’s a pic from Sunday at my husband’s installation as Master of his Masonic Lodge. I don’t mind telling people what I weigh now because most women find it refreshing to see what 200 pounds looks like on another actual person. Two hundred pounds isn’t generally considered an “acceptable” or attractive weight for a woman to be. And yet around 200 pounds I feel downright sexy, and I think more people need to understand that weight has a lot to do with height and build, and just assuming that a woman who weighs over 160 is enormous is wrong. I spent years thinking that I “should” weigh 150 pounds because that’s what a female human should weigh (thanks to cultural messages and programming). I have never gotten there in my entire adult life, in fact it would be impossible for me unless I were extremely ill or dying. I like what I have and where I am. I’ve got a few more weeks on this program. I’d originally aimed to lose 50, which would put me near 185. I don’t think I will make it, but I expect I will get to 40 which will be just dandy. I feel good and look great at 195, too.

  • Change this period: -1 pound
  • Total change so far: -35.5

Husband was down 3.5 pounds this week, bringing his total to 45.5. He also achieved a milestone, he’s under 220. I think his suits and tuxes have visits with the tailor in their near future.


8 Responses to “Week 12 Results – Milestone Achieved!”

  1. Caron Says:

    You both look amazing and I think it is fantastic that you chose to accomplish this during the holidays. Well done! 🙂

    • Laina Says:

      Thank you! I hadn’t truly realized when we started this program that it would span ALL the holidays this year! Oh well, at least I didn’t gain weight over the holidays!

  2. Karen P Says:

    You look beautiful!! Congrats to you and your husband. Keep up the good work. 🙂

  3. snapshotstacy Says:

    Hubba hubba! You guys look stunning!

  4. DR. de Says:

    F*CK YEAH!! You worked for it baby!!

  5. Lindsay T Says:

    Awesome! 😀

    Yeah, the stigma on numbers is frustrating for us tall gals. At 5’11”, my “ideal” weight according to the charts would be around 155, at which would be skin and bones and completely miserable. I think the lowest my big-boned wide-set frame could handle would be around 180, and honestly, I was pretty content when I was maintaining 215. Sure, I’d love to be back under that 200 (I distinctly remember when I last weighed that… in *middle school*), but it’s just a number.

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