Wednesday, April 4, 2012

8 Month Bandiversary

Happy Hump Day, bloggers. I don't have any pictures yet because I'm at school, but today is my 8 month bandiversary. In these 8 months, I've lost 55.9 pounds, bringing me to a weight this morning of 208.5. I'm still pushing to get to Onederland by my 24th birthday on April 19. I've mentioned this before, but the last time I remember being under 200 pounds was in seventh grade when the school nurse recorded my height and weight. I'll be ecstatic to see a 1 in the first position on the scale. I'm almost half way to my goal weight. 58.5 pounds left to lose until I hit my goal of 150. I'm getting kind of scared because I'm having such trouble seeing the difference in myself. If I can't see the changes in my body in the mirror at the halfway point, will I be able to see the changes after I've reached goal or will I always see the 278 pound fatty in the mirror? It worries me. I know this is a fairly common theme in the banded blogger world, so if anyone has any advice on how to deal with these changes and how I can help my eyes and mind catch up with my body, that'd be great. I mean, the pictures help, but I don't want to live my life through photographs.

I just got a text from my dad congratulating me for being over half way to my goal and I was confused...but he was going with my highest weight of 278. It took that text message to realize that I've lost 69.5 pounds total. Crazy. And you know what? I really like the metric system in this context. I'm not a big fan of centimeters and such, but it's super awesome to know that I'm well under 100 kilos, weighing in at 94.7. Good times.

And speaking of good times, in non-band related news, I have a really fun girls' day out planned with my mommy and future mommy-in-law. We're going to a plus sized consignment shop followed by afternoon tea. I can't wait. We've never been to tea before, so we're all pretty excited. And I also won a gift basket from my office for Easter. We had one of those guess how many jelly beans are in the jar contests and I won one of five baskets. Now, I've never won anything like that in my life because  I'm  terrible at guessing things-age, weight, height, amount of stuff-I'm just bad at it. That being said, I just wrote down a random number (436) and went on my merry way without even looking to see what kinds of goodies were in the baskets. Hopefully it's not packed full of candy. Keeping my fingers crossed. It should be a really good day today, once I get out of school. Oh and that's the reason for my absence lately, too. I just turned in my GINORMOUS online portfolio to the education department. They'll review it and decide whether or not I get to student teach in the fall based on that stupid thing. I did the best I could, I think, and it's so nice to have that weight off my shoulders, but now I'm just worrying about whether or not they'll like it.

On a brighter note, my wonderful nephew is doing well. He sleeps a lot, but I went over to visit on Saturday and he was wide awake and very animated. It was nice. He's even able to roll over onto his side now, probably as a result from overstaying his welcome in his mother's womb. He'll be three weeks old on Monday. I can't wait to see what my brother and sis-in-law picked out for him to wear for Easter.

That's about all I've got for now. I'm sorry I haven't been commenting like I'd like to, but just know I've been keeping up with your blogs religiously. It's a great means of procrastination and for that, I thank you all :)

Stay tuned for pictures from our girls' day out!

Have a good day, all.



Mari said...

Congratulations on reaching your 8 month bandiversary and losing such a huge amount of weight! You'll see the changes in the mirror one day, I promise! x

Reggie said...

Happy bandiversary. You are doing very well, be proud :o)

RockBand Barbie said...

I got my teaching license well before schools went to online portfolios...and I am so glad. The school where I got Master's also didn't go to the online portfolios until the semester I was I escaped it there too. I thought I was going to have to deal with it for my EdS, but since I wasn't seeking any kind of new or additional licensure they didn't make me submit it...but they did make me buy the program. Good luck on yours!!

mdlapband said...

Congrats Jackie! I missed your posts!!

Morgan said...

Congrats on being under 100kg, I say we use whatever measuring system is the most flattering at the time!!

As far as when will your brain start to register your changes, there are some theories out there that it can take your brain 5 years to 'register' a new you in the mirror. I find that if i concentrate on one small area, rather than my entire body I feel the changes much faster.

Rachel said...

Happy Bandiversary!!!

Andrea said...

Happy Bandiverary!