I've been on an emotional high since yesterday morning... and I'm hoping it continues. :-)
I decided to go to the gym yesterday simply to get out of the house and give Punkin something to do. She totally destroys the place when we're home and she likes going to the gym daycare, so we headed over. We stopped at Wal-Mart first to get a cheap set of headphones so I'd have something to use to listen to the TV while I was on the elliptical. I totally love the little TVs on the machines, but not when I can't hear what's going on. So I found a pair for like, $2. They'll probably be destroyed sometime soon by a short person the moderately resembles me, but that's okay - I don't mind because they were so cheap.
I didn't really have a workout in mind and the only class they were doing was Silver Sneakers yoga (yoga for older folks, using chairs for balance and whatnot) so I just jumped on the treadmill and walked at a 2.0 incline for about 10 minutes to warm up. Afterward, I climbed on the elliptical (my fave!) and watched a combination of the noon news and Supernatural on TNT (GOD, how I miss cable!) while I worked out for about 20 minutes. When I was done, I decided to weigh myself even though when I was on the scale on Saturday morning, it said 285. I figured I'd see maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaybe 284 or 283 if I was super lucky. Instead, do you know what I saw?
No, really, go on and guess.
Okay, I'll tell you.
That's right, folks, the scale said 280! And just in case you had any doubt about whether that scale was accurately calibrated, you can rest assured - I weighed myself on the scale at school and it said exactly the same thing! 280! I could have died and gone to heaven! Do you realize what that means? It means that I have hit my mini-goal of 280... and I am only 10 pounds away from my next mini-goal (and my BIG goal) of 270! Which will officially be WAY below any weight I've ever been as an over-18 adult! And look! Do you see that little number under the 280? Where is says 38.5? That's my BMI... for the first time EVER, my BMI is out of the Obesity 3 range! It's now in Obesity 2! I know that seems like the weirdest thing ever, to be excited about being labeled Obesity 2, but after Obesity 3, there's nothing else. So someone who is 6 feet tall and weighs 285 pounds is in the same obesity category as someone 5'2" who weighs 497 pounds. I can officially no longer be lumped in the "too-fat-for-a-number" BMI group!
I am so happy... and so proud of myself for sticking with this and accomplishing what I have so far. So many people today told me how great I looked... I know I'm still significantly overweight, but to hear people tell me I look great, they may as well have given me free money! That's how good it makes me feel!
Tomorrow... ZUMBA! At least 10 Activity Points right there!!!
Life is SO FABULOUS!!!!