Monday, August 3, 2009

I'll Only Pass This Milestone Once:)

After our walk this morning I climbed on the scale and reached a weight I've been waiting for since this began. I weighed 201 pounds. When all this began March 9 with the two week pre-surgery liquid protein diet, I weighed 301 pounds. As of today I have officially lost 100 pounds!!

Only another 36 to go and I'll reach my ideal weight of 165. Who would have imagined I'd be here by August 3!

Thank you all of you for your support and of course mostly to my t and my swan.

All the best,

Tom

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.

4 comments:

Chloe said...

Wow, wow, and WOW.

It's almost sad that the amazing milestones "a hundred pounds lost" and "under two hundred" will be so close together. Well, okay, sad is the wrong word. :)

I'm going to comb through this blog now, because I'm VERY curious about your daily caloric intake, and how that breaks down into % protein, carbs, fats, etc. I'm really, really interested in the dietary side of this.

Stuff like...

*** How many calories are you eating in a day, and how do they break down in terms of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates?

*** Do you lean toward things like sprouted grains to optimize nutritional breakdowns in carbs?

*** Do you find yourself going for healthier options even when you don't "have" to, simply because you are more focused on your health now? (Aka, is some (admittedly VERY SMALL) part of your utterly amazing transformation perhaps due to a change in attitude/eating habits, perhaps precipitated by, but not mandated by, the surgeries?)

*** Do you take supplements now that you didn't used to take? (Like a vitamin B complex, or iron, or vitamin D? Or does a multi-vitamin do the trick?)

*** Do you think you get enough fiber in your diets? (This is something I just wonder about since I feel like filling your now-much-smaller tummies with veggies wouldn't actually get THAT much in you, and if you went all veggies/fiber you'd miss out on protein and such...)

(I have roughly a million more questions like this. I'm annoyingly curious when I am fascinated and awed by something.)

Anyway, I will go scour the blog now... BUT...If the info isn't in the blog, and someone wouldn't mind letting me know here or in email, that would be wonderful!

Again, congratulations, to you, Tom, and your whole family, on your wonderful progress and amazing attitudes.

~Chloe, a bit awed.

Chloe said...

(I should amend one of those questions - the one about fiber. I didn't really mean "do you *think* you get enough" because I know the answer isn't going to be "No... I guess not.. Huh, weird." or "Yeah, I think so. Roughly."

I meant more "How do you get adequate fiber in your diet?"

Sorry for being unclear!)

Raheretic said...

Just a quick note to memorialize a minor after thought in terms of my reaching 100 pounds weight loss. When I registered 201 pounds yuesterday, I had just finished a 4and a quarter mile walk. Weighing, stripped, after one of these, I get the benefit of the dehydration the aerobic activity has created to lower my weight. That usually gives me my lowest weight of the day. That's why I have come to weigh then before I rehydrate. Upon arrising this morning though, I weighed 201 pounds again, so I guess this loss is for real:)

Thank you for the comments and questions celebrating our progress and success.

Tom

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.

Erin Huggins said...

Wow! That's a great progress. Great blog though. Keep it up! Cheers, Erin