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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

How much I weigh

I have been asked through out my journey about how much exactly I weigh.  I have been reluctant to share because I have always been embarrassed of that number and I think my mindset has always been to just never share it no matter what.  I didn't tell my husband how much I weighed until I had lost 40 lbs.  He had never known my weight until that point because I was ashamed of the number.  Now that I have lost 100 lbs, I feel like I can be more open and honestly, I think I just want to get it off my chest and to stop being so worried about what others think.

Another reason I worry is because when I have told someone how much I weigh, they are a little surprised because I don't look like I weigh that much.  I know it shouldn't matter, but I have always feared the scale up until losing weight.  I have had to slowly change my way of thinking and realize that its okay to admit how much you weigh.  People are still going to talk to you and be your friend.

When I got on the scale on Sunday, I weighed in at 185.2.  Whew! That feels good to say that.  I almost feel a little lighter by the weight of all the worries being lifted.  This number is not something I ever thought I'd see.  I also didn't think I would still be so worried about my weight when I got to this point.  I remember when I started thinking that it would be amazing to break the 200s.  Keep in mind, I am 5'7" so I am supposed to weigh somewhere between 130-160.  Ideally, I'd like to be 150-160. It's exciting to see myself get closer and closer to that number.  So close that my goal is not just a dream  but actually a reality.

Weight is funny though.  The closer I get to my goal, the less the scale moves and I know that I am developing more muscle.  I need to keep that in mind when I don't lose anything because of possible muscle gain.  I think the next few months, I will rely mostly on how my jeans fit.  I just bought a size 10 jean and I hope to be in a size 8 in 2-3 months.  I honestly have to sometimes think, is this my life?  Because I would never have thought I would be in a size 10.

Now that I finally weigh less than what I lied about on my drivers license, I am realizing how many things I can do.  All the donuts and french fries in the world can't give me this happiness.

27 comments:

  1. I have been a silent lurker and am FINALLY coming out! You're amazing Diana! So incredibly inspired and SOOOO proud of you and the work.

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  2. Awesome job! You are so inspiring. Please know that your hard work does not go unnoticed! You look amazing and your kids will look back and know that you did this for them! Your family is forever changed for the better!

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  3. Such an incredible achievement! You're such a inspiration to me you don't even know! Congratulations on your loss, it's amazing!

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  4. I'm one of the many who was so curious!! Thanks for being so open and honest and sharing your journey with us. You're an inspiration!!

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  5. You are so amazing Diana! The numbers don't matter at all, and you look amazing, I've got to say that number actually gives me hope because of how great you look, I'm hoping that number can be attainable for me too! Actually I was more surprised by your height than your weight, haha. Seeing you on IG and your blog I've just always thought of you as little so I assumed that you were actually shorter than that. I remember once when I was diligent and lost a lot of weight I didn't even ever want to tell people how much I'd lost cause I thought then they'd look at me and think, and you're still that big? Anyway it's funny how much emphasis we put on numbers. It's so dumb because you look AMAZING! But if it makes you feel better to talk about it, then that's all that matters. Keep up the good work, you're inspiring us all!

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  6. This is fantastic way to go. You are truly and inspiration.

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  7. The hardest part of this journey is realizing that it is just a number- you are so much more than the person the scale tells you that you are. YOU ARE AMAZING! I feel like I say this all the time to you, but you are such an inspiration! I thank you for being so open with us about your journey! You are changing lives!

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  8. Awesome! The work we do on ourselves is just as important inside as it is on the outside. Way to go! You are not a number on the scale! ALWAYS remember that. First of all, losing 100 pounds is a HUGE accomplishment. It takes discipline and that's un understatement! Second, the way you share your journey inspires others and that shows your courage. Have you ever seen those before/after photos where people look better or leaner and weigh MORE? I HAVE. And it basically means the scale will LIE to you about how fit and healthy you are. So do not ever trust it. You are fabulous and beautiful just the way you are!

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  9. Awesome! The work we do on ourselves is just as important inside as it is on the outside. Way to go! You are not a number on the scale! ALWAYS remember that. First of all, losing 100 pounds is a HUGE accomplishment. It takes discipline and that's un understatement! Second, the way you share your journey inspires others and that shows your courage. Have you ever seen those before/after photos where people look better or leaner and weigh MORE? I HAVE. And it basically means the scale will LIE to you about how fit and healthy you are. So do not ever trust it. You are fabulous and beautiful just the way you are!

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  10. Great job being brave thank you for your honesty and inspiration. You are amazing

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  11. You are awesome! Even at my thinnest, people have been surprised at how much I weigh (even personal trainers and gym professionals). I think a lot of it depends on your body build. I always look up body/weight charts for different body builds. I do have a large one, after doing the measurements, and it helps me have a realistic measurement.

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  12. Your amazing Diana! I'm an Instagram follower, and your transformation is so inspiring. I'm 8 months postpartum and the largest I've ever been ( 220 and 5'9"), my ideal weight would be 170-175 you make me feel like it would be attainable. So it's time to move this tush & get on it! Thanks sharing your journey publicly!

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  13. Your amazing Diana! I'm an Instagram follower, and your transformation is so inspiring. I'm 8 months postpartum and the largest I've ever been ( 220 and 5'9"), my ideal weight would be 170-175 you make me feel like it would be attainable. So it's time to move this tush & get on it! Thanks sharing your journey publicly!

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  14. Yeah! You are doing soooo great! You have been a huge inspiration to me!

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  15. Thanks so much for your honesty! I had a nurse say to me when I was in high school and getting my sports physical - "WOW, you don't look like you weigh that much." it scared me!

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  16. Your honesty is so brave and encouraging! And weight/clothing size are such odd things because they can vary so much. I'm 5'9" and weigh about 170 and wear a size 10/12. Usually people are surprised when I tell them that because I look smaller because I'm tall and the weight is spread out more. You just can't tell by looking at someone...they are just numbers. :)

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  17. I think you are amazing and I am so thankful to read your updates and know that this is possible.

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  18. You're killing it girl! I've been following you on IG and you are such an inspiration! I think gaining muscle instead of losing weight is just as good. Keep it up, you're awesome!

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  19. Can I just say, your number makes me feel really good? cause your number and my number are the same- and you look damn good. I'm in the same boat, with the same end goals. After 2 pregnancies, these last 20 have been tough. Congratulations on coming this far and thanks for sharing- it's led to a little bit of extra body appreciation for me :)

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  20. I am very happy that you were able to share that. Not because people have the right to know how much you weigh, but because of how liberating it is to just get it out! You have come such a long way and as a loyal reader, I am very proud of you!

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  21. What a wonderful journey you have had. You look amazing! But more than that, you sound like you have a happy, healthy outlook. Congrats

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  22. Thank you for inspiring me. I hope I can push myself to do what you continue to do.

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  23. Yeah!! Congrats! I don't know why we all have to be so scared of those numbers! You look fab, and numbers are relative. I mean, at 5'9" people always think (because I am thin) that I must only weigh like 120lbs. NO WAY! At my height that would be sickening! I'm happy at about 140lbs. And that's on the low end for my height. Like I said, weight is relative - it depends on your height, your frame, and your muscle mass.

    Don't let the numbers scare you. :) Be encouraged by the 100 loss!!

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  24. The scale is such a trickster. Weight in comprised of so many many variables. I weigh more now than I did three years ago but wear the same size! You look healthy and fabulous!! Way to go.

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  25. "Now that I finally weigh less than what I lied about on my drivers license, I am realizing how many things I can do." YES! You are amazing. That's my goal too :)

    Keep at it!

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