It dawned on me today, that I am a weight loss success story. Have I reached my end goal? Heck no! I still have a bit of extra fluff around the middle that I am working on. I still would prefer to have a little extra muscle on my 'chicken legs'. But, I have lost a significant portion of my additional body fat.
At one point I was about 45% body fat using an impedance scale. Now? I am 29%. At 210 pounds I was carrying a full 95 pounds of body fat on my body! 95 pounds!! At 158 pounds I am carrying 46 pounds of body fat. I have lost more pounds of fat than my body now contains. Holy crap, that is a lot of fat! I wonder what I will have accomplished when I reach my goal? If I get to 20% and weigh about 135 pounds I will have lost 65 pounds of fat. If I weigh 128 (my lowest adult weight) it will be about 70 pounds.
I have lost about 25% of my initial weight in the past 5 years or so. In the beginning from Dec 2005 until Aug 2009 I lost 6.65 of my body weight. Since August 2009 I have lost 19.3% of my body weight. I have kept off the initial weight for over 5 years. And the second portion I have maintained for almost a year.
Do I think I will gain it back? Heck no!
Am I bragging? YES! Why? Because I hadn't really sat down and figured out those numbers. And when I did, even I was surprised at what I saw.