*blows the cobwebs away*

Helloooooooooo?

Yeah, I’m still here. Just not much to say.

So… the lowest I’ve gotten was 183, back in September. Before then I’d been hovering around 189 for about a month, so it was a good time to update my tracker, lol. Between then and now, I’ve been right around 187 so not really tracking again. But, again, the scale today was back down to 184.5

In short, the scale a year ago said 187 and it has ranged between a high of 193 and a low of 183 for that year.

I’ll call that maintenance Winking smile

Now. Do I want to be in maintenance? Well… I’m 2 1/2 years out. Let’s look at our handy-dandy ‘Averages’ chart again:

Time from Surgery

Percentage

Pounds to lose for me

Goal weight for me

Date

1 Mo.

20%

31.47

285.53

09/09/10

3 Mo.

38%

59.80

257.20

11/09/10

6 Mo.

57%

89.70

227.30

02/09/11

9 Mo.

66%

103.86

213.14

05/09/11

12 Mo.

73%

114.87

202.13

08/09/11

15 Mo.

73%

114.87

202.13

11/09/11

18 Mo.

73%

114.87

202.13

01/09/11

24 Mo.(2 Yr)

76%

119.60

197.40

08/09/12

3 Years

71%

111.73

205.27

08/09/13

5 Years

66%

103.86

213.14

08/09/15

See those rows highlighted in red? That’s what I’m between right now. It means that, on average, I would be perfectly fine and considered a surgical success between 197.4 and 205.27 pounds. I’m at 184.5 with a high this past 12 months of 193.

Again, I’ve said it before, many many many people lose MORE than the average, losing ALL their excess weight, plus some. Some lose LESS than the average. I’m pretty happy to have lost more than the average, although not all of my excess weight (as a refresher, in my case I define that as any weight that puts me over a high normal BMI of 25, which is 160 pounds for me). To reach my goal weight there’s still about 25 pounds to go. When I started this, that 25 pounds seemed like The Great Wall of China. During my journey it went down to more like a picket fence. Now, it’s The Great Wall of China again, but I’m more content to let that wall be.

I just realized that I made almost this exact same post a year ago – (Perspective) – so I guess it’s good to know I still feel the same way, lol.

Anyhoo.. I’m still here Smile

Since I’m not providing as much in the way of inspiration and recipes, let me direct your attention to two blogs I follow for MY inspiration when it comes to what to eat, etc.

The World According to Eggface
Bariatric Foodie

If you don’t already follow these lovely ladies, I highly suggest it!

Until then, if you have anything you would like me to post about, I’m happy to oblige, I just don’t have anything original to say of my own right now Open-mouthed smile

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