Officially Half The Girl I Used To Be

Happy days, comrades! I lost 1.5 lb (0.68 kg) this week, which means I’m finally officially Livin’ in the Seventies! 79.6 kg! Everybody get down and boogie!

ah ha ha ha

(I am sure my mum must be thrilled that the fancy Electronic Publishing course she sent me on after university gave me nothing but the ability to Photoshop my head on to other people’s bodies. Still, wouldn’t it have been cool if there’d been a ginger Bee Gee?)

It has been a gruelling slog getting back to this most groovin’ of decades. I hadn’t been there since Year 9 in high school, fourteen years ago.

I had cruised into the 80s in February of last year and kept losing steadily for awhile there. I got halfway to the 70s but then I larded back up to 89.4kg in mid-December, after eating way too much during and after our holiday in Australia. So if you go from that point, it has taken a ridiculous 34 weeks to finally crawl under that 80 mark. I know one is not supposed to get hung up on the scale, but I have been SO bloody sick of seeing eighty-point-something that I almost ran over that digital beast with a truck. But better late than never, I suppose.

My current weight of 79.6 is also a nice wee milestone – I’m officially half the girl I used to be! I’ve lost 50% of my starting weight. How freaky is that!? It does make the stats on the sidebar look kinda cool.

Alas, there are many dietary dangers lurking in the week ahead! It’s going to be another busy set of seven, so I’m aiming to maintain and not go crazy. Stay calm! BREATHE!

But I’ve only just scraped into the 70s, so part of me worries it was just an illusion. Like when it’s a really hot day and you’re walking home from the train station and you think you see Johnny Depp waiting for you on the street corner brandishing a margarita, but when you get up close you realise it’s actually just a mailbox.

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57 thoughts on “Officially Half The Girl I Used To Be

  1. Congrats on the 70s, woohoo! Milestones like that kick ass. You should have an imaginary Margaraita to celebrate. πŸ˜‰

    Amazing job – 50% of your entire self is just *poof* gone! Great stuff πŸ™‚

  2. Woo Hoo!
    175lbs lost. That’s awesome.

    You make a great Bee Gee too.

    BTW: I am having a sickie at home today and reading this on Firefox (rather than explorer at work) and the site is looking good.

  3. Fan-dabby-dosie!

    It boggles the mind to think that you are now half the size you once were.

    Here’s hoping I’ll follow your v. impressive lead!

    Yay to DG!

  4. ROFL @ Photoshop-come-Bee-Gees-Image-Hax! And congratulations on becoming a 70s chick, never mind being less than 5kg off from the biggest shiniest prize that you will never receive an aluminium trophy for. You’re OFFICIALLY on your last ten pounds, way-hey!

  5. Wow! Congrats on the great weigh-in results! To be literally half the woman you used to be is one awesome feat! Great pic btw πŸ™‚

  6. freaking hell, I could say you lucky so and so, but lucks played no part in this serial, just your hard nosed determination and good old Aussie spirit, go you good thing, you bloody lucky so and so!!!!

  7. ah ha ha ha… stayin alive! stayin’ alive!

    i do feel kinda guilty for sticking my head over Maurice’s. Poor Maurice. RIP, mate!

    Margaret, your comment reminds me of the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Anyone remember the song from Roy & HG? Featuring Johnny Farnham? Go you good thing! Put a gap in ’em. Go you good thing go!

  8. Congratulations! The last bit is the hardest, you’ve accomplished so much and I can’t wait to get your book. Great picture of you by the way.

  9. Yay for you! I was in the 70s briefly, as low as 78.2 at one point, but I’ve slipped upward slowly and seriously need to get my ass in gear. It felt really good to get there.

  10. MUCH CONGRATULATIONS! You have met every ounce of loss with the fiercest determination. You really are an inspiration that goes far beyond the scope of weight loss.

    You should Be Dancin’ Yeah

    -Vicky

  11. It’s not POOF gone! YOU HAVE WORKED DAMN HARD – Be proud! And be ever diligent this week, and you will see the 70’s again… Maybe as a happy member of the Patridge Family….

  12. congrats, my dear. perhaps i should pick your brains for tips on sticking to it. how much would you charge me for a phone consult? (only halfway joking…. sigh.)

  13. Congrats DG! I absolutely LOVE hitting milestones. You are one of the very true inspirations I find online. Thanks for your comments at my place- your blog is like the bar on Cheers where everyone is friendly and mine is like that strippers bar that you sneak into when you feel the need to get your freak on. LOL.

    Girl, I like the way you roll.

  14. Ahhh, I have been watching that wee counter for a while now. Watching. Waiting. Bloody well done, girl.
    I’d have preferred a photoshop ABBA, but that’s just me.

  15. Wow. And wow. And, can I just say, “Wow!”?

    Does this mean you will be adding your in-the-70’s pic to your photo page? Can’t wait to see it!!

  16. you have halved yourself. That is amazing. I have been a faithful reader for sometime now, you are such an inspiration. Way to go!
    Sarah

  17. Congratulations, you tough thing! That is some serious hard work, and you should be proud. Thanks so much for sharing the journey with us. I found you after I started my own journey. I’m 1/3rd of the way along now. It feels wonderful.

    That’s no mailbox! Johnny Depp is a master of disguise! You should snog the mailbox and demand a margarita.

  18. Congratulations Tiger!!! I remember how bloody brilliant it felt to hit the 70’s (oh, distant memories…) You should be damn proud of yourself! I know I’m damn proud of you πŸ™‚

  19. A slight variation on ‘Go you good thing!.

    ‘Go you mighty stallion!’

    Rugby league commenatators, such poets.

  20. Well Done DG!
    Its hard to think of extra praise on top of all you already have for this post, but you so deserve it πŸ™‚

    Roy and HG would be proud and you should have your own theme song.

    Go you DG!

  21. Ooops – I meant to post this here. Just getting used to the new design! I like how you have a blog featured on the right nav in “Elsewhere In Fatblog Land”. Will you be “featuring” a blog regularly. I think that would be cool. I like it instead a list of blogs b/c that is overwhelming. It could be like the equivalent to oprah’s bookclub instead dg’s blog pick of the day or week! Okay maybe I am cheesy. Congrats on the weight loss!!! You look awesome in your pics from tongue.

  22. howdy ellen! πŸ™‚

    i decided to add Elsewhere… in the same vein of Current Obsessions on the What’s New Pussycat sidebar.

    I agree that link lists can be overwhelming, and even more I find the politics of link lists too overwhelming – keeping the links updated and trying not to offend anyone by who you do/don’t put on it.

    so rather than link to blogs i prefer to highlight specific blog entries or other articles that i enjoyed. you don’t necessarily want to write a whole entry about it, your just want say, here’s something interesting! it’s worked well on WNP so thought i’d give it a go on here.

    (of course i was inspired by Kathryn’s getting to goal today. that’s something to shout about! she rules the school!)

  23. Half the girl and twice the woman!

    Congratulations from someone who has only just discovered this particular blog and is filled with admiration.

  24. Goodness, I am very old and dumb. I was just looking at your photo with the other BeeGees (you’re a DeeGee?) and marvelling at how VERY thin you were looking, and then it occurred to me… Well, it’s late and I’m tired.

  25. Hooray! So glad for you!

    I had the same shock as some other commenters – I mean, I KNOW you photoshopped your head on, but that totally flat chest on you freaked me out! Took me a second to work it out. DOH! ANyway, congratulations lovie!

  26. mwahaha… JUST the head! i will never have a body that tiny unless i start taking some serious 70s-style drugs!

  27. Am trying to think of something profound to say about you being half the weight you once were but twice the woman….bugger it, YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY will have to do instead

    p.s have reached my own new decade for the first time in 8 years: hello 60’s!!!

  28. Congrats!
    I jumped on the scale this morning to see a 76.7. Leaving on holiday and determined to see a loss afterwards!
    Next year I wanna be in the sixties :o) (late sixties, that is :o)

    Kath

  29. Congratulations! Woohoo!

    Well, it may not be your body (thank heavens) but your face certainly looks very sculpted these days. You have cheekbones and things…

  30. There’s not a whole lot to say really except I’m so bloody proud of you. How’s the home stretch looking? Think of yourself as Pharlap with a huge heart and a never say die attitude and you’ll be past that finishing post before you know it. NJ xx