Whatever the reason, the result is that I'm not eating as much which means I've lost another pound. Today's weigh-in has taken me down by exactly 5-and-a-half stone (77lbs):
13st 3lbs - 185lbs - BMI 30.8
(a total loss so far of 77lbs; 17lbs to go)
I find it hard to get my head around the fact that I have just 17lbs to lose before I reach my initial goal weight of 168lbs (12 stone)! When I was first banded, 16 months ago, my goal weight seemed a very, very long way off. Now it is very much achievable. At my current rate of losing (avg 3lbs a month) it will take me til November to get to this goal, but I'm more than happy with that. In fact, I'm more than happy to be the weight I am right now; although of course it goes without saying that I'm even happier as each further pound disappears!
But, would you believe the weight I am now still puts me in the OBESE category according to my BMI. In fact, I need to lose another 6lbs just to be OVERWEIGHT, and another 36lbs - yes THIRTY-SIX! - to be deemed NORMAL. Ouch.