Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I've Never Been Normal

My father-in-law is just fine and his operation went off without a hitch, so thank you so much to everyone who sent good thoughts our way throughout the day!

I have written before about how I was one of the (mostly) fortunate few who never took much stock of their weight throughout high school. A big barrier for me on this journey was getting below the 181 pound mark since that is the point – during, I believe, grade 11 or 12 – at which I realized I was overweight. I have also mentioned that the only other number that I can specifically recall, back when I was probably fourteen or so, when thinking back to my teenage years is the equally unhealthy underweight total of 109 pounds. I have absolutely no memory of ever being a normal weight.

Until now.

This morning I stepped up on that scale and quickly realized that I had crossed over that barrier from overweight to normal. My body mass index reading, while still right on the border, is officially normal.

Normal.

Normal, NORMAL, NORMAL!!!

Wow!!!

FOOD & BEVERAGES:
- 9 glasses of water
- 1 pan-fried banana and light peanut butter wrap on a soft tortilla shell
- 9 pieces of shrimp combo sushi rolls with soy sauce
- 4 cups Caesar salad with croutons, Parmesan cheese, and low fat dressing
- 1/2 piece of garlic bread
- 1 golden delicious apple
- 1 mug of coconut steamed skim milk
- 2 1/2 cups mixed salad with romaine lettuce, cubed cheese, croutons, dried cranberries, tomato, orange pepper, mushroom, grated carrot, green onion, celery, and calorie-wise Greek feta and oregano dressing

EXERCISE:
- 1 hour Belly Dancing For Fitness class

17 comments:

  1. You rock.
    For this
    For your unflagging support of me
    For your unflagging support of all of us in general.

    You
    Rock.


    Miz.

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  2. Congratulations! I hear normal is the new fabulous!

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  3. Congratulations! What an important milestone!!

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  4. That "should" be the goal for all of us.
    (Sorry about the should!)
    Congrats to you!

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  5. congratualtions!!! What an amazing achievement!!!

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  6. Great Job! NOrmal! awesome.

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  7. Wow, that's amazing! Congratulations!!

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  8. Usually I say "pah" to the word Normal.
    In this case, however, I'll make an exception.
    Congrats!

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  9. You worked hard and it paid off baby! LOVE it! You are a testament that this can be done and it has been wonderful watching your transformation!

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  10. That's great! You've worked hard!

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  11. Congratulations!!!! I can't wait to be "normal". Lol.

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  12. NORMAL - how wonderful!!!

    Glad your FIL is doing well - keep us posted and enjoy your NORMAL!!!

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  13. Hey, normal is relative!!! :-D

    Seriously, so exciting!!!!! Congrats!

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  14. Thanks, everybody!!! I'm so excited to have achieved that milestone!

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