Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fat Facts - July Edition

Me Now
Me last June

Lets not forget November

May 2009

July 2009

July 2009

Here are the fat facts for July 2009. Since my journey began in January 2009 and as of yesterday's date - 7/14/2009 I have lost 71 lbs! Despite no fewer then 4 plateaus i have still lost 9 inches around my belly button, 7 1/2 around my bust, 10 inches in my hips, 8 inches on the muffin top (not the same measurement as the belly button) I keep a bunch of random measurements totalling 43inches over all!!! I am down at least 3 pants sizes, could be 4 I wouldn't buy new clothes at my heaviest. I am still flabby and very cheesey - I can't seem to tone my utters up or my arm flab or the cheese on my thighs. I spoke w/ a plastic surgeon he said that I would be a good candidate for surgery after I have lost 100lbs for at least 1 year. (for every 100lbs you lose you have aprox 10lbs excess skin) It will be costly but I think worth it - not too far away from that 100 lb mark, I may get there by September after all. I don't want to stop at 100lbs though just my first goal. To be at the low end of what Mr. BMI says is "normal" I would need to get down to 107lbs, that's less then what Holly weighed when she was anorexic! I said I am going to get there just to say I was there since Jr. High. If my body won't let me I will get down as low as my body will let me go. And go from there.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


I have a riddle that I can't seem to figure out. I need help understanding.

I had my blood work done a year ago - before I started to lose ANY weight at all
and this was my results as far as cholesterol goes:

Cholesterol: 173
Triglycerides: 134
HDL: 36
LDL: 110
Normal is
Cholesterol: 100-199
Tri: 0-149
HDL (good cholesterol): 40-59
LDL (bad cholesterol): 0-99
So I was a little high in the LDL and a little low in the HDL. SOOO I work out, I lose 60+ pounds (more now) but 60 when I had my labs re-done, and here are my results.
Cholesterol: 179
Tri: 89
HDL: 35
LDL: 126
So my question is how can this be? How can my over all cholesterol go up, my good cholesterol get lower and my bad cholesterol get higher? I am doing EXACTLY what I am supposed to do! My numbers were better when I was sitting on my butt eating Bon Bons. Why? Why? Why? Pray tell! I know that my current numbers aren't that bad - but I am stressed. I am re-doing the labs in a few months so I am hoping that there is an improvement, but in the mean time why did they get worse?