Happy Friday UFG'ers! AND Happy belated Valentine's Day! Hope everyone had a wonderful time with whomever they chose to spend it with. The mailman and I usually have pretty low key Valentine's Day. We're fairly good at showing our love everyday - so we don't need a Hallmark holiday. We did go see a comedy show and have a lovely dinner. (Duck Confit Pizza! I died! Don't worry - we shared it!)
I'm happy to report that as of this blog I am officially 15 lbs down! I had my weigh-in with my doctor on Tuesday and she was thrilled. The Chia Seed Pudding has fixed my breakfast woes, and I believe is the catalyst for the week before the weigh-in weight loss bonanza (I lost 3 lbs the week before the weigh-in after having plateaued!) If you haven't tried it out yet, you really must.
After having lost 15 lbs, medically, things have changed. At the weight I was when I started this program, I was considered "moderately obese." This means my BMI was in the obese range. Now - it was in the lowest end of that range - but in that range nonetheless. My BMI is now down 2 points and I'm now considered just plain ol' overweight. A few more BMI points to go until I'm considered normal! The whole thing is crap if you ask me, but my doctor looks at that stuff, so I know about it. I just go by how my clothes fit. Everyone would be clinically obese if they went with BMI points.
The whole thing got me thinking - what does losing 15 lbs really mean?
I can't remember when I learned this little factoid - but, I've known for years that for every 1 lb you lose, you take 4 lbs of pressure off your knees. So by losing 15 lbs I've taken a whopping 60 lbs of pressure off my knees! For someone with bad knees to begin with - that's huge!
15 lbs also is one dress size. So I'm down a dress size!
Then I wondered - What does 15 lbs actually look like? Well - here it is. Fat. Is. Gross.
I'm still 25 lbs away from my goal - but seeing this picture has given me a whole new motivation. Look how much I've done already! 15 lbs of fat is totally yucky. And look at the 20 lbs! UFG'ers - even if you're just starting and at 5 lbs - you should be proud of that. Look at how much you've lost - it's amazing!
Keep going, friends - and by all means, share your stories here and on my Facebook page!
Spicy Chicken Flautas recipe coming next week - you're going to love them.