Friday, April 9, 2010

The numbers

Finished exercise class today and was feeling really good that I completed the first week and then reality slapped me in the face. Rita said, let's go upstairs and get your measurements...aauuuuggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! Why ruin a good week, can't she just let me live in my fantasy land until Monday? So we go upstairs, literally, up the stairs (what else would you expect from an exercise physiologist?) into the office and I sit down. I'm trying to relax, they are just numbers. I know they are going to be horrible, that's why I'm here. I weighed in at 236.8lbs and 33.25% body fat.

I've been looking at the numbers on the scale for a long time so the weight wasn't a big deal, but the body fat... Never had my composition done before and the 33.25% really slapped me in the face that I am obese and really need to lose weight, build muscle and get healthy.

Tomorrow is my usual weigh in day so I'll get on the scale again, even though I recorded it today. For consistency, I'll stick with Saturday as my weigh in day.

I am finding that most cravings have disappeared. The only left is ice cream and that's because I really do enjoy a soft serve cone in the summer. This year, I'll be getting the kiddie cone instead of the pint!


  1. Annie, thank you for sharing this with me. A lot of people have these same feelings and can completely relate to your matter how much we have to lose, it's all about being healthy and it's always a struggle.

  2. Annie, I just had a chance to catch-up on your blogging and it brought tears to my eyes. I am very proud of you. It is very courageous to share your story with others. I have experienced many such eating episodes you mentioned when you just can't stop. Who doesn't love whoppie pies. Try not to worry about the numbers. I think 33.25% isn't bad at all. Just think it will only get lower from here. If you keep on trying and don't give up, you will see results. Then you will be motivated to continue on. Keep up the good work!