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Saturday, July 30, 2011

219...is a magic number

(Points to anyone who gets the reference in the title!)

So, after a week of bouncing around from 223 to 225 (despite me eating two protein shakes and one small meal for the past six weeks AND exercising hard for nine of the past ten days!), my official weigh-in at the bariatric practice was 222.2. Which, I have to admit, was disappointing, because I must get to 219 before my file can be sent to my insurance for approval and before I can get an appointment to see the surgeon.

I stepped onto the scale fully expecting to see 222 or 223. My morning weight is not usually my lowest of the day, because I tend to retain water overnight, especially if I've had salt the day before. After I take my meds, the excess water is flushed out of my system, and then I get my lowest weight for the day.

All of that is to explain why I was so excited to see the number 219.8 on my scale this morning! FINALLY! I know I need to lose a couple of more pounds to allow for clothes, etc. when I weigh in, but at least at this moment, I am there! Woohoo!

4 comments:

dede said...

219 IS a Magic Number...I totally get the reference! Congrats!!! I'm so jealous!!! I can't wait to see 219 on my scale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are doing so great!!!
love love
dede

Fangirl Says/Monica said...

Thank you so much, Dede! I'm glad you got the 'magic number' reference -- I thought I might be the only one who rememberd Schoolhouse Rock.

I hope you're having a fantastic day! :D

Robyn's Nest said...

Way to go!!!
I am new follower. Once you get over this hump and get the surgery (whichever one you choose), weight loss will be easier but you will be glad you lost before too.

Fangirl Says/Monica said...

Hi, Robyn! I'm glad to meet you. Thanks for following me! :D

I know what you mean -- even with the little bit I've lost, my clothes are fitting slightly looser. It's a great feeling!