Sunday, January 24, 2010

40 Down


I am officially down 40 pounds this morning! I have been waiting for this for a while. I weighed 250 back when my husband was interning for Chiropractic school. He had to use me to get some x-ray credits, and along with the x-ray came a full physical. I was so embarrassed that he was going to find out what I weighed.

When the moment came for me to step on the scale, my husband's "assistant" (another student) and his professor all gathered around. Why? I guess they were all dying to see how big I was. When the number popped up, my husband looked at me and asked, "How is that possible?". I must have turned every shade of red. I thought I would die from embarrassment.

I didn't die. Instead, I managed to pack on another 40 pounds over the course of our marriage. Those 40 pounds are gone now, and I couldn't be more relieved. Oh wait, yes I could. I could be at goal weight. But, that's for another day. But the day WILL come! I am so excited.

Thanks so much for ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT during my journey. This journey would be so much rockier without all of you.

18 comments:

Ruth Rogers said...

YAY!!!!! Congrats on being down 40 lbs... what an accomplishment! That is no easy road to go down. Keep up the great work. You will be at your goal weight in no time

JKCuddles said...

I came across your blog and enjoy reading your thoughts. I myself am struggling with weight loss and am thinking of the lapband. However,I am so very excited for you. This is may seem like a small victory but think of how big it really is. You should be so proud of yourself.

Lap Band Gal said...

WONDERFUL ACCOMPLISHMENT!

Jen from Oregon said...

YAY Lynn!
40 gone forever :)

BiancaJ said...

Congratulations on your success thus far!

Kim said...

Congratulations!!! Good job!

Suzi said...

Great job! Keep up the great work!

Greta from www.bigbottomblogger.blogspot.com said...

40! 40! 40! Such a good number. You are 32% of the way to your goal. A hair under a third of the way there. You are a rock star!

nancy said...

Congrats to your success. Ihave lost over 202 pounds since sept 2008.

Natalia said...

Congratulations!!!

I had a similar experience but not with my husband. I had to go into my bosses office and he had to fill out an application on me for life insurance. I couldn't just fill it out and hand it back to him and hope that he didn't read the weight. I remember when I had to tell him how much I weighed I was mortified. It was horrifying. I turned all red and started sweating. I was soo embarrassed! He could tell that I was embarrassed and he tried his hardest to be nonchalant, it was awful!

You are doing so great!

MargieAnne said...

Congratulations. I admit to feeling envy when I read your weight loss. Then I was angry with myself. Please don't be concerned for me, I'm really OK and so very pleased for you. Thank-you for posting and being excited. It has helped to wake me up and make me realise that time is sliding by while I fiddle around.

Good Gals Inc said...

That's wonderful!!! Thank you so much for sharing your story and success with us!

Nawlinz Lady (Dee) said...

You have so much to be proud of, congrats!

Nawlinz Lady (Dee) said...

You have so much to be proud of, congrats!

Tiffani said...

Have you ever posted pictures of this hubby you speak of??? I don't recall.

Congrats on 40 down.. you'll get to goal, you're right! :)

sheddingmyfluffpuff.wordpress.com said...

Congrats on hitting the Big Four-oh!
-Jennifer

Hallie said...

woo hoo 40 pounds! Excellent landmark!

ffashley said...

That 40 pounds is an AMAZING feeling! Keep up the good work- you are doing amazing!