Overcoming Obesity

Monday, April 26, 2010

No matter how you look at it...

Chinese: 五

Dutch: Vijftig

French: Cinquante

German: Fünfzig

Filipino: Limampu

Indonesian: Limapuluh

Irish: Caoga

Italian: Cinquanta

Japanese: 五十

Korean: 오십

Norwegian: Femti

Portuguese: Cinqüenta

Spanish: Cincuenta

Swahili: Hamsini

Swedish: Femtio

Turkish: Elli

Vietnamese: Năm mươi

English: Fifty

No matter what language, Fifty is Fifty and today my friends, I can say that I have lost FIFTY POUNDS! WOO-HOO! This monumental loss actually happened last Friday :) I went out of town over the weekend and wanted to make sure I didn't gain any of the weight back before the big debut! This morning, I am still FIFTY POUNDS DOWN! OH YEA BABY!

I have never lost anything remotely close to 50 pounds, well 35 but come one, 50 pounds is actually a small bale of hay or 200 Sticks of butter! OH My Gosh! Yea that's right, 200 sticks of butter baby, oh man! Another way of looking at it is an Elephant's Heart, a Chihuahua and a Guinea Pig! What? Yea that's me, dropping butter, animals and all kinds of stuff! Especially, low self esteem, it is headed out of the window! I don't constantly find myself needing to explain my 'fatness' to the world, I am an athlete now!

On my way home from out of town, I stopped at an outlet mall. Normally, I could have gotten in some serious retail fitness but I went to one store and one store only. I walked strait into Addidas and bought some new workout gear. It didn't matter to me if my outfit fit or not, I was going home with a new outfit that I was going to wear it in the near future. I picked up two pair of workout pants and two tanks with built in bras. I grabbed the largest sizes, XXL and headed to the register. Not only did I get a great deal ($43), I really couldn't wait to get home and try them on (big girl workout gear is not easy to come by). And you know, as soon as I got home, I tried them on, oh my goodnees, they fit, perfectly! I was so excited I just couldn't wait to workout!

This morning, I headed to the gym. I didn't ride my bike because I knew, I'd be weighing in as soon as I got there. I step on the scale and WHAT... 50 pounds gone for good! My workout was incredible, I broke a great sweat! I just couldn't shake the idea of finding out exactly what Fifty pounds looked like off of my body. Where can I find fifty pounds of something? Hmmm.... off to Walmart I go.

I found fifty pounds allright, right there in the dog food aisle! Boy that is one big bag of food! I pick it up, WOWZERS, 50 Pounds is A LOT of weight! I see an innocent shopper; of course, I stopped her. I had to get a picture of what fifty pounds really looked like, a reminder of what would never be again! I picked up that 50 pounds and throw it over my head like nothing, yea that's right! Oh man, I am so glad that I am not carrying that around anymore!

Bye Bye 50 Pounds, all though we have been friends for many many years, I will not miss you at all!


  1. what a great picture!!!

    50 pounds...going...going...GONE!

  2. Great job! So very proud of all your progress! Keep it up =)

  3. Oh, wow! Great job!!! :)
    That is amazing to think about 200 sticks of butter...GONE!

  4. congratulations!!!!! You should be very proud of yourself!!!

  5. Awesome! Congratulations!
    200 sticks of butter? LOL. Thats perspective :D

  6. Thanks everyone, I am so excited! Your support really has helped in so many ways. Thank you for being there for and celebrating my success!

  7. Bravo, pour tes cinquantes lbs d'éliminé!

  8. How great. This is something you should be so proud of... Congrats!!!!!

  9. WOw!! That is SUCH GREAT NEWS! You GOO!

  10. Congrats on the milestone! Go girl!

  11. Yay for you!!!!!! HUGE accomplishment. And, BTW, Academy now carries Nike workout gear in extended sizes.

  12. A huge congrats to you for all your hard work so far! Amazing!!

  13. Fantastic job girl!!!! You've been working at this so hard and it's really paying off!!!! I'm just thrilled to pieces that you've reached the 50 lb down mark....and congrats on the workout clothes fitting too!! You're a ROCKSTAR!!! :)

  14. Amazing!
    What a great achievement I follow your blog as I too have the same struggles but you give me hope.

    Keep it up!

    Karen from Scotland x