Friday, February 25, 2011

Proof is in the Pudding

Have you ever had fat free chocolate pudding? It's delightful. But that is not what I am writing this. To date I have lost almost 23 pounds. I hope to be able to continue close to this rate. I would like to lose another 27 pounds so about ten pounds a month until Mexico. If I did so, I would weigh less than I ever have in my adult life.

I'd like to take a minute to discuss the word "overweight". Most people think of it as a nasty word they have to say sometimes. For me, it is a good thing, for now at least. A few times in my life I have been, what the BMI scale would classify as, OBESE. You have to type it in all caps to really understand. Before I started losing weight this year, I was OBESE. As of a couple of weeks ago, I am now overweight. That is a happy thing for me. If I am able to lose another 30 pounds, I will be at my healthy weight for my height. Kind of a daunting task to make it just below the overweight line. I am working out like crazy and eating lots of fruit and veggies. I pay attention to how much of everything I am eating. I realize that when I am not thinking about it, I tend to eat more than I need.

Here are some before and during pictures for you:
(I'm not very good at fake smiling, as you can see below)


Dayton and Candice said...

Chelsea is the shizzle my nizzle!!! You look great! Keep up the hard work!!! And you said it perfectly about the difference between OBESE and overweight--I once had a 90 year old Dr. tell me when I was in High School I was Obese! I was like you old B*ast*rd--I was like 25lbs less than I am now! The crazy ol' Coot would tell me now I am going to be buried in a piano crate--hahahah!

Janae said...

Chelsea, you look AMAZING!!! Congratulations on your awesome weight loss. Not only is being at a healthy weight a confidence booster but it's just that, healthy! Kudos to you for taking care of your body and eating things that have beneficial calories, you'll be teaching George to do the same since you'll be his greatist example. I want to see more pictures!! Stay fit, you keep me motivated!! :)

Janae said...

P.S. Love the fake smile. Made my day!!

Cindy said...

Awesome! You look great.