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Folks who've met me, know I carry a little of what my old gran used to call 'Holiday weight'.

Sadly, when I tell you the last holiday I had was back in the mid-nineties, you'll know I've been lugging those excess pounds around for quite a while.

At the end of January, I decided enough was enough. I set myself a goal to hit my ideal weight (at least, ideal according to the Wii Fit) by the end of this year.

Two months in and I'm halfway there. As of yesterday, I'd lost 19 pounds. I already feel better for not having to carry the equivalent of 4 bags of potatoes around with me everywhere.

The Wii Fit no longer declares, 'That's overweight!' when I do my daily body test. Instead it says, 'That's normal!' (albeit with a hint of surprise).

At this rate, I may even be able to dig out my thong in time for the Summer swim season*



*Who says I can't write horror?  ;)


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j_cheney
Mar. 29th, 2012 03:18 pm (UTC)
Congrats!
jongibbs
Mar. 29th, 2012 04:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
serge_lj
Mar. 29th, 2012 03:28 pm (UTC)
Bravo!
jongibbs
Mar. 29th, 2012 04:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Serge :)
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jongibbs
Mar. 29th, 2012 04:03 pm (UTC)
Diet. Most days, I eat one of those Special 'K' meal bars and for breakfast and another plus meal dring for one other meal. They're really filling.

Cutting out (almost all) snacks helped too. That's not to say I haven't eaten a few Chinese meals along the way, but less often.

I think the biggest help is actually doing the Wii Fit body test every day. It serves as a reminder of what I'm trying to do.
ladysaotome
Mar. 29th, 2012 03:59 pm (UTC)
That's awesome. Congratulations!
jongibbs
Mar. 29th, 2012 04:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks. The 'Chin removal app' on my photo editing software may soon be redundant :)
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jongibbs
Mar. 29th, 2012 06:04 pm (UTC)
:)
mtlawson
Mar. 29th, 2012 07:03 pm (UTC)
AAAAAA!!!!!

Can't get rid of the mental image!!!!
jongibbs
Mar. 29th, 2012 08:18 pm (UTC)
Hehehehe :)
peadarog
Mar. 29th, 2012 09:22 pm (UTC)
Congrats to you!
jongibbs
Mar. 29th, 2012 10:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Peadar :)
Regina Sclafford
Mar. 30th, 2012 01:46 am (UTC)
OMG!
That's a scary sight!
jongibbs
Mar. 30th, 2012 01:49 am (UTC)
Re: OMG!
Lol :)
Regina Sclafford
Mar. 30th, 2012 02:08 am (UTC)
By the way....
I'm sure you don't remember me but you were at the Camden County Library in Voorhees, NJ. You said I had a "queenly" name. I just wanted to tell you that I added your tips to my blog. I never really know who is reading it but I guess people stop by from time to time. I just wanted to say thanks for the advice. I finished chapter one of my "book". If you are ever in the South Jersey area again, I'd love to have you come to the writing group I am a part of...

Thanks again!
jongibbs
Mar. 30th, 2012 02:19 am (UTC)
Re: By the way....
I remember. Voorhees was great fun.

Congrats on finishing chapter one :)
Regina Sclafford
Mar. 30th, 2012 02:38 am (UTC)
Re: By the way....
so what are you doing awake at this time of night?
jongibbs
Mar. 30th, 2012 09:16 am (UTC)
Re: By the way....
Lol, just after I posted my previous reply, I turned in for the night, so I only just saw your latest comment :)
starry_diadem
Mar. 30th, 2012 05:13 pm (UTC)
Well done!!

I lost 50lbs last year and I know how wonderful it feels to be rid of all that excess poundage. Keep it up.

Mind you, we may demand photographic evidence of you in the thong. Just sayin'.
jongibbs
Mar. 30th, 2012 08:03 pm (UTC)
Lol, be careful what you wish for :P
paulwoodlin
Apr. 1st, 2012 08:01 am (UTC)
Congratulations! I've lost three inches around my waist in the last few months, but I didn't lose much weight because I was also weight lifting. I mostly blog about that on my LJ alterego MassivityMan, if you wish to browse all the stuff I've written about that, which is probably more than I write about writing.
jongibbs
Apr. 1st, 2012 09:34 am (UTC)
Congrats, Paul. Sounds like you're doing well :)
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