January 21, 2011

Roses and thorns

I was worried at the beginning, but this has turned out to be a pretty incredible week. Family things aside, everything is right on track in my life. june 2006, somewhere over the east coastWork is going great, the weather is behaving, my workouts have been fantastic, I have eaten well, and I have even received quite a few compliments!
Like when one of my students told me that I look absolutely incredible.

Or the adorably sweet department secretary who grabbed my hand as I was walking out of the building and cried out "MARY!!!! You look amazing!"

Or the professor whose office is next to mine, who told me that I look fantastic and that I'm such an inspiration.
I'm very proud of the fact that I didn't downplay or deny them like I always have in the past - I've been working my butt off (literally!), and so I think that I've definitely earned these little moments of recognition. And you know, I *did* look pretty good this week! I walked around with confidence, and it made all the difference in the world.

Today will be no different.

This morning there will be a little extra bounce in my step, because my weekly weigh-in has been a good one. Last week I was at 250 even, so any loss would get me into the 240s and put me up against my old foe, The Four in the Tens Place. This morning, I am at 246. These four pounds make my total loss 99 pounds, and bring my BMI to 39.7 ... which means I am no longer the super obese person I was in July. And I'm not even the morbidly obese person I've been whittling myself down to. Today, I am simply obese, and all things considered, that is a wonderful thing to be.

How was your week?


Life as a Caterpillar said...

Whooohooo GO MARY!!

Such a happy post, and i am so happy for you.

I feel great this week too, and i do love this feeling, don't you?

Have a lovely weekend

Anonymous said...

Awesome! And that 100# milestone is next. You are inspiring so many, including me. My week has also been good. I finally feel like I'm out of the holiday fog and back to my healthy routine.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your loss this week as well as receiving all the compliments. You're doing great and should hold your head up high! Way to go Mary.

Amy said...

Congratulations!!! SOO exciting!! :)

Despite everything you've been through with your family, I'm so glad you're continuing to feel great about all of your accomplishments and feeling confident because you so SHOULD!!

I'm excited to hear what you're going to do for your 100 pound loss!!

Anonymous said...

YAY! Congratulations!!!! You DO deserve it! Treat yourself to something special!

Anonymous said...

I discovered your blog last night as I was link-clicking the internet, and I absolutely love your style of writing, your perspective on life, and your honest voice. Thank you for writing.

Jessica said...

That is awesome Mary! I know you are so proud of yourself! :)

Tim said...

Nice one Mary!

Your 100lbs loss is so close now. When you first started your weight loss, I bet you probably thought it was so far away.

You've done brilliantly, keep it up! :)

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Shannon said...

You are a real inspiration, Mary!! And it must feel so great to get recognition for all your hard work! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mary, thanks for linking to my blog! Keep up the great work!

marisol said...

That's awesome! Congrats on the loss.