Saturday, November 27, 2010

50 Pounds By the Numbers

I have hit my year one weight loss goal today!! Here are the numbers that document my success:

In 11 months I have lost a whopping 50 pounds.

My starting weight was 321lbs and this morning I was 271lbs on the dot.

My starting BMI was 53.4 and it is now 45.1.

I have lost inches!! The initial measurements were taken back in February when I was down to 308lbs. Too bad I didn't think to take them when I first started.
  • Chest: 52 1/4 down to 47.5 = 4 3/4"
  • Upper Arm 18 down to 16.5 = 1.5"
  • Waist 54 down to 48.5 = 5.5"
  • Hips 64 down to 59.5 = 4.5"
  • Thigh 32 down to 29.5 = 2.5"

I have lost 15.58% of my body weight.

I feel so good with fifty pounds gone. My goal last January was to lose 50lbs a year for the next three years. So I am one third of the way to my final goal.

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me through the last year. Those little things, such as an encouraging message/comment on facebook or stopping me in person to say you see a change have really made a difference. Thank you friends and family for helping me to get this far! Please help me get the rest of the way!

I will get some comparison photos up soon!


Erica said...

I said it on FB, and I'll say it again here - you are so freaking awesome, Kara. You have worked so hard, it's inspring to me, and I'm proud to have been around you during this past year.

Now keep making excellent dinners and we'll get along great ^_^

Teri said...

Fantastic!! I'm starting the weight loss journey on Monday. You are great motavation!

Allmycke said...

Give yourself a pat on the back, and have Matt give you a big hug. You deserve it!

Tammy said...

Awesome, just totally friggin' awesome!! I'm so proud of you!! :) I can't wait to see your comparison photos!

I'm so happy to have met you, you make a great diet buddy. I think we should make a pact that once we both reach a certain weight, we fly somewhere WARM where we can hang out by a pool for a week in our swimsuits. What a way to meet for the first time!!

The Reid Family said...

You are an inspiration. I have gained 40 lbs with Baby and it has been 15 months and I still haven't lost it. It is good to hear stories like yours......

Aida said...

awesome!!! you are my hero!

Megan said...

You are incredible.

Tina said...

I'm so proud of you.

taibhsearachd said...

Congratulations Kara! That's fantastic!!

Trish said...

Way to go Kara. You are doing awesome. I can't wait to see the photos. I know that a lot of people complain if they only lose one-two pounds per month, but look, after a year 50 freakin pounds and you are learning how to be healthy and happy doing it. So proud of you, you have been and still are an inspiration to me. Huge hugs all around.