Wednesday Weigh-In – Week 1

Well, here’s the stats as promised! Just like everyone in town, I’m going Kimba style for my stats, sorta.

last update: 19 January 2005

age: 27
height: 173cm (5’8")

original start weight: 159.2kg (351lb) on 17 Jan 2001
original start bmi: 53.4

fresh start weight: 95.9kg (211.4 lb) on 12 Jan 2005
fresh start bmi: 32.2

current weight: 93.1kg (205.2lb)
current bmi: 31.2

result this week: -2.8kg (6.1lb)

total loss in 2005: -2.8kg (6.1lb)
total loss since 2001: -66.1kg (145.7lb)

initial goal weight: 75kg (165lb)
distance to goal: 18.1kg  (40lb)

In summary I had a brilliant week with the eating and water consumption. This week will be all about getting the exercise back on track. Got some serious blubber to tone up and can’t let shitty weather be an excuse to bypass the gym and curl up with a book. Woohoo!

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Monday was my four year anniversary of starting the lard busting journey. You can read the very first entry here, written after my first trip to WW in which I cried on the scales in front of a whole lot of people.

If anyone here reading is at the start of their journey, and finds it utterly depressing that they have the equivalent of a whole person to lose – please know that someone understands how that feels. But if you’ve decided to do something about it, I say good on ya, and just take it one baby step at a time. I remember Week One of WW when I walked to the end of the block for exercise and just cried because I was already out of breath, I thought my lardy body and foggy mind were incapable of change.

But you CAN change things. All those tiny little healthy decisions you make in your life add up to something huge. I know I am not done with the task yet, but already my life has changed more than I could ever imagine. If you told me back then that in four years ago I would travel, run and talk to boys, I would have told you to fuck off as I sped off to McDonald’s Drive Thru.

I’m not going to get corny here, but if you’re at the start and it seems overwhelming, please please please don’t ever give up. It will take awhile, but one day you’ll wake up full of hope and realise you like yourself again. That feels better than a bath in molten chocolate.

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30 thoughts on “Wednesday Weigh-In – Week 1

  1. Fantastic! I have been reading for several months now, but rarely comment. I just had to chime in to tell you that I am impressed and amazed by your success. Thanks for the inspirational tidbit. Now I will go shop for a gym. 🙂

  2. it was a good entry. Lately you have been so negative about yourself but I think that even you see when you put up your stats that you have done such a great job over these years. And better let it take time and manage it then fall back into old habits. Congratulations to everything

  3. Firstly congratulations of the loss! Secondly, thank you for sharing your journey – especially that first WW night again. I hope this will help many others in the same position to realise it can be done. Hey, only 18 kilos to go? That’s about what your sister had at your first weigh in when you called her a “lucky bitch”.. hehe..

  4. Very impressive stats!! WOAH! 🙂 Congrats on such a great week. I always said, losing 100 pounds seems impossibly overwhelming. But I can lose 10 pounds! And I can do that 10 times. My 4 year anniversary of my down and up struggles is in May. I thought I would long ago reach my goal weight, but it’s not always so easy! Thanks for your encouragement and inspiration.

  5. Me again, I just read your Jan. 17, 2001 entry there and then came right back here. Holy shit, do you realize how FAR you have come??? For real?? Physicaly and emotionally? Wowza. You’re amazing. It’s one thing to read the weight loss stats and see the numbers, but to read that old entry and then come right back to where you are now… it’s mindblowing. Thanks for the reminder.

  6. I just reread your first entry too. You have come so far and it is truly impressive. Thanks for sharing the last 4 years. You have motivated me so many times. I know this is the year for all of us and I KNOW you will do it! You will get rid of those last 40 lbs. You totally amaze me so I know you will do it. But I have to tell you I think you are there. I think you have become the person you wanted to be when you first started dietgirl. Again I know it isn’t over and you will get to your goal weight but you HAVE become the person you wanted to be for so long. Happy, healthy, vibrant and doing the things you always wanted to do. You are living in the moment and not living for the future. I think that is so important. You have come so far and nothing can stop you now. Kudos to you!

  7. I sat down one weekend many months ago now & read your entire journal. The neighbours must have thought I was crackers – at home alone, bursting out laughing, but at other times I had tears rolling down my face in sympathy with you.

    I am so happy for your loss this week! That is such an amazing result! Until you put your stats out like that I’d lost focus on just how far you have come!! Makes me 23kg loss look like a breeze.

    You go DG!! Just think how much better you’ll look & feel on your wedding day, particularly your October wedding in Oz!!!!

  8. Brilliant, brilliant post. You are my hero. You are also why I keep going and stay away from chocolate. You are doing fantastice. I am thrilled and glad you are here for me too.

  9. You are a star! So very very inspiring to read your first entry after having read your more recent stuff. You’ve come so far — don’t ever let yourself forget it!

  10. Congratulations on a fantastic week and THANK YOU for sharing your experiences with us.

    Everyone’s said it better than me, but looking at how far you’ve come is just gob-smacking. It’s entries like these and their corresponding comments that you can come back to on those bad days and remind yourself where you are, how far you’ve come and just what you’re capable of achieving.

    You are a goddess!

  11. I’ve said it before and I will say it again- you are an inspiration and one of the reasons I started my own journal 2 years ago now. I remember reading all your archives and being wowed.
    Great Entry!

  12. I was getting all blinky reading your inspiring post today – and huge congratulations on your loss, yay for you!! – then I went and read your very first post and I really teared up. You were and are so brave. I wanted to give the old you a big encouraging hug, and the new you a big ‘thankyou’ hug for sharing your inspiring way of looking at life.

  13. I know that I may sound a bit “too much” but I just want you to know that your magnificent self is the reason for a couple of big changes in my life, and I will be indebted for this. The least of all…you made me a blogger! Your achievement goes beyond congratulations. I often re-read all your archives, in times I need inspiration, in times I feel I am falling, in times I just feel like a good read. You have made what for most is unreachable a totally doable task and you have made this with such grace and commitment, you will be always cherished for this. Thank you!

  14. Ok, me again… I read every entry you have ever made on here while I was at work today. What a story. You have changed so much that I don’t even think you realise! Its hard to believe that you are the same girl who started this journey so when and if you ever wonder why we all think you are an inspiration just remember – DIETGIRL, you rock!!!!

  15. Wow – glad to see you back 😀 Hadn’t popped in for a while and there were three new Dietgirl posts, hurrah! Good luck on continuation of the journey, I’ll be cheering along the way 🙂

  16. Wow. Just…wow.

    I’m so glad you put up your original start stats as well as you’re “fresh start” stats. It’s so important to remember how far you’ve come, and you’ve come FAR. I’m the same height as you and my highest weight was 250lb, and I felt like CRAP there, I can only vaguely imagine how exponentially much crapper an additional 100lb must have felt. That’s what makes it so fabulous that you got up and did something. You’re living proof that you don’t have to be a prisoner in your own body, or a prisoner of depression.

    YAY DIETGIRL!

  17. Holy crap! I hadn’t read that first post, but look at the difference between them. Just.. everything is different. Great job on all you’ve done so far.

  18. Ah I’m late as usual – and everyone has already said everything that I’m thinking and I totally agree with them. You’re a total inspiration.

    And hey 2.8kg this week! *jaw drops to ground* You RAWK! I was watching Biggest Loser last night and thinking ‘Pshaw but who in the REAL world loses 6lb in one week’ – but you just did it! Kickin it! 🙂

  19. DG, you’re such a badass! And how muh you’ve impacted so many lives…mine included. You’re so special, and your contributions here are IMPORTANT.

    Thank you for all that you share with us.

  20. The reason why you are my instiration is because you are realistic. You have a five year plan instead of a 5 week plan and you never give up no matter what. I hope I’m as successful as you are, you beautiful girl. Thanks for every post!

  21. I followed your link back to the very first entry and I’ve just spent all day reading. (Why yes, I do have nothing to do at my job.) I think you’re hilarious, fabulous, incredibly motivated, fit, and (judging from the Tallinn photo) not only are you not fat, you’re also really gorgeous. No wonder the lovely Scotsman asked you to marry him. You’re an inspiration. Congratulations on the engagement (I was so excited when I read that bit, I nearly squeaked), and the very best of luck with your new goals.

  22. omigod, what a brilliant loss! You are doing so unbelievable well, I am so proud of you and you just continue to inspire.

    Leigh

  23. I can’t believe you’ve lost 145 pounds! You’ve already lost a person! Oh my goodness, what an achievement. I thought my loss was a big one! I am so impressed. Good job.

  24. You are SO inspirational!!! Congratulations on everything you’ve accomplished thus far – I just love reading your site. 🙂

  25. Congratulations on the awesome job you have already done! Believe it or not this post is inspirational even for those of us without “a whole person” to lose. I’m only trying to lose about 45 pounds, but your comments still have meaning for me and I thank you for sharing them.

  26. I’ve been reading your journal for a few years now and I’m so impressed with your results, determination and good humor. I don’t think I’ve ever posted before, but the last little bit you wrote about your first day at WW really hit home. I’ve started and stopped so many times and I think I’m unrealistic in my expectations of myself. For example, I think I should workout at the gym for 1 hour or why bother? Today I went for 30 min. and felt great. You’ve inspired me to be more realistic of myself and keep plugging away with those “baby steps.” Thanks again for all your motivation and I’m so happy for you.