Wednesday Weigh-In – Week Six

I’m late, I’m late! Sorry for the lack of update yesterday. I have come down with the mother of all colds so spent the day in bed sneezing and wheezing and feeling sorry for myself. I am still weak as a kitten and struggling to stay awake. My friends and colleagues have all had cold or flu over the past two months and I thought my healthy lifestyle had spared me from the same fate. But noooo! Rudolph Red nose right before our freakin wedding!

Anyway, here’s this weeks stats.

last update: 23 February 2005

age: 27
height: 173cm (5’8")

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

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

current weight: 88.7 kg (195.2 lb)
current bmi: 29.7

result this week: -0.8 kg (1.7 lb)

loss in 2005: -7.2 kg (15.8 lb)
total loss since 2001: -70.5 kg (155 lb)

initial goal weight: 75 kg (165 lb)
distance to goal: 13.7 kg (30.2 lb)

Can you believe it after 4 years and one month of Lard Busting, I am finally classified as plain "Overweight" instead of "Obese"? Those damn BMI people really know how to make you feel like a pork.

And now I have now FINALLY hit 70 kilos lost, which blows my mind. I’ve almost lost a whole Scottish Companion! I’ve lost 140 tubs of margarine! I have lost as much weight as what I’d like my goal to be!

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I owe people emails and replies to comments and I have been quite slackety slack on other people’s sites as well. Here is my humble apology and I vow to catch up after the connubials! I also have to say a HUGE thank you to Julia for sending us a CD, and to MR (what is your email?) for sending us a GIANT FOUR SLICE TOASTER and Donna for sending us a groovy silicone oven glove from the wishlist/wedding register thingo. SC hasn’t had a toaster in his house for three years, and I set his oven glove on fire after trying to grill bread, so you can really see how a new toaster and oven glove were gratefully received!

Someone anonymous sent a copy of "How To Steal A Million", one of my fave Audrey Hepburn movies. I would love to know who you are so I can say thank you properly, so please chuck us an email if you’re out there!

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You may have been wondering why I have been so cool, calm and collected about the wedding. That would be because we are actually having three weddings. Sorta.

As you know my family is in Oz, his family is in Scotland, and we have to be married quick sticks otherwise I’ll be deported. We were busting our guts after he proposed trying to organise a venue in a ridiculous short time with no money. And meanwhile it was looking incredibly dodgy and expensive to get any of my people over here, especially my Ma who is the principal of a small school and can’t really just pack up and leave at short notice. Our only feasible option seemed the register office, which has a crowd limit of 30. It just felt so WRONG and rushed, like he’d knocked me up and we had to get wed to make it look proper. We were both stressed and panicky and dreading the hell out of the wedding instead of being excited. Where’s the joy in that? Eh? EH?

Suddenly we came up with the genius idea of running away, just the two of us. It has all happened so fast we felt the need to escape, say our vows together and take some time to digest what we’re really doing, time to reflect. THEN in the summer we will have a wee party here for the Scottish crowd. Then in October we will be visiting Australia, so what better time for an Oz celebration. This way EVERYONE gets to celebrate, and we have time to plan decent events. They will both just be casual parties, but at least people will actually be able to be there, and not have to remortgage their houses for airfares! We of course talked it all over with our folks first, and they are cool with it happy we found a compromise that suits our style. Best of all me and SC get to do something that WE are finally happy with and finally excited about.

So it’s not that weird really. We’re simply having the wedding and honeymoon BEFORE the receptions. Just a slight reordering of events! And I will get to wear my dress three times, is that not value for money?

There will be photos for all three occasions, and full saturation coverage on my blog, so you the reader also get plenty of value for money too. Woohoo!

We head off tomorrow and won’t be back until March 12. So this is the last Wednesday Weigh In until 16 March. In terms of my lard, I am aiming to stay under 90 kilos. I don’t want to stack in on! But at the same time I’m not eating lettuce for dinner.

I will be sneaking online whenever I can, hopefully with photos. Thanks to you all for being soooo lovely, hilarious and supportive over the past few years. I am deliriously excited about everything that’s happening and it’s been great to have you along for the ride. So speak to you soon!

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24 thoughts on “Wednesday Weigh-In – Week Six

  1. First! heh. Woohoo on the 70kg lost, and on the ‘no longer obese’ status – it makes you feel great doesn’t it?

    Have a wonderful wedding, brightest blessings to you and the SC. Enjoy every minute of it, because believe me the wedding day will all happen in such a rush – before you know it you’ll be waking up as Mrs Bagpipes 🙂 At least you get to do it 3 times, that’s a fantastic plan 😀

  2. Best, most wonderful wishes on your new life together. We (here in blog land) are over the moon for your two!! And to have lost 70 kilos is mind blowing. You deserve every happiness and guess what?…. you are getting it!

    Happy wedding day to you both.

  3. yay! for everything – i don’t think there was anything on this entry not to bloody celebrate! Well done! And I will be thinking of you and the SC until we hear from you again!

  4. Hey DG

    All the best for the wedding/elopement and honeymoon. Wherever you are going, enjoy yourselves.
    And congrats on losing 70 kilos. You are an inspiration to us all and I contnue to recommend your site to anyone I know who is concerned about their weight.

  5. Congrats on everything….I know that your small, little, intimate wedding will be just so fabulous and you both will be so lovely together….enjoy your little romp off with Scottish Companion….;o)

  6. I’m going to give away the fact that I read far to many regency romance novels as a child and have to admit I’m picturing you and the Scottish Companion dashing off to Gretna Green to get hitched with father and older brother in hot pursuit to prevent you from making an unsuitable match…

    I have an over-active imagation obviously! You and the Scottish companion are obviously completely suited and I’m thrilled for you both. Enjoy this part of the adventure. Best of luck.. will be thinking of you.

  7. Hey! Congratulations on the good weigh-in (and the wedding since this is my first time commentting here) I also just became Ms. Merely Overweight according to the BMI. It’s a cool thing to be racking up the milestones… You’ve worked hard for everything you’ve got: Celebrate, celebrate, celebrate!!!!

  8. 70 kg and an elopement – if I didn’t know how much bloody hard work and character both these things have taken I’d say you were in a fairytale! Enjoy every delicious minute 😀
    Very best wishes for a gorgeous wedding and lovely honeymoon

  9. Congratulations on all counts.
    Wish I could afford to send a pressie but hubbie and I are scrimping for our own European adventure (which I am going to email you questions about when you are not so busy 😉 )

    See ya and have a ball!

    Oh and my advice for a good marriage- Never go to sleep angry (even if it means staying up all night fighting)- for what it is worth but I have only been married for 6 months!

  10. Well I can’t let you go without my sage advice! After 20 years of being married I have to say that the best advice I can give is the best advice I ever got….whenever you’re angry or peeved or in a tussle…ask yourself, “Will this matter a week from now??” 9 out of 10 times you’ll find the answer is “no”.

  11. What a great plan! I’m glad you two came up with something to make YOU happy first, and then everybody else.

    Have a wonderful time, I’m sure you guys will love being Mr&Mrs.

    My blokie and I are doing sort of the same thing, we had a little handfasting ceremony in the forest last year with close friends, and are gearing up for a much more trad wedding in June with both our families present, we gave everybody about 2 years notice so they could plan the travel from Europe / Pennsylvania / Indian Ocean / New Zealand etc etc. So we got to do our wierdo celtic pagan thing without having to put several relatives through a crash course in tolerance and comparitive religion, and the catholic/baptist/lutheran/atheist families get to see the (almost) white dress and have a big party. The catholics are still a bit confused by us getting married by a Californian Buddhist who got ordained online, but you can’t please everyone!

  12. Dammit, this is what I get for working so hard that I can’t catch up on blogs during the week!

    Congratulations, Mrs SC and I hope it was everything you could have hoped for and more. And while I know you’re saying that the dress will get rolled out three times, forgive me if a sneaky little piece of my heart hopes that it will be too big by then!

    Blessings to you both.

  13. Dear DG and SC, I just got back from a jaunt out of town myself, so I am late in commenting to say Good Luck, I am so happy for you, have a blast and I’m glad the oven glove arrived safely and on time! YOU’RE GETTING MARRIED!!!!! Wheeeeeeee!!!!!!

  14. hope that you thoroughly enjoy your wee wedding together. I can think of nothing more romantic. And whoooppeee shitsee on the amazing kick arse weight loss this year. You truly deserve to have a really great break

  15. That sounds very reasonable. I actually had planned to do the 2 wedding thing but ended up only having a dinner party for my family because planning 2 weddings is just hard, and crazy. We thought we could do the one in Australia pretty cheap, but even though we did the reception at his family’s home and the wedding in a garden, it was still a lot more money than you would think. Anyway, enough about me. I hope things go well for you.

  16. I’ve just finished reading your whole entire story, and all I can say is “YOU GO GIRL!!!” I am so happy for you, both your gobsmackingly inspiring story and also your recent love match.

    Congratulations to you both, DG and SC, may you have many, many years of love and happiness.

    You have given me so many laughs and tears over the last two weeks, DG. Don’t take to long coming back, I miss your quick wit and amazing personality!!