Sunday, October 12, 2008

Final Weigh In (For the Moment)

I am taking the scale to Ben's apartment this morning. I had to do one final weigh in. I dropped a pound, so now I am down to 146 pounds. That puts my BMI at 22.9. Whether I want to admit it or not, the reality is that if I were to have the plastics that I need today, I would be darn close to the bottom of my BMI range (almost close to the underweight I have lost 247 pounds....Many people estimate that for every 100 pounds you lose, you have about 7 pounds of excess skin. That means that I am probably in the range of 17-18 pounds of excess skin.)

This seems so surreal, that I am reaching a point to stop losing weight. I will still probably weigh on the 26th, just to keep things in check. I thought I would be in more of a celebratory mood upon reaching goal, but right now the top things on my mind are the acidosis and getting my bloodwork back in order.

1 comment:

Tia L. said...

Congratulations on getting to getting to that point in your journey! It is an incredible accomplishment.

I'm not too familiar with acidosis - it's not something I've come across in the past couple of years, but it sounds like an after effect of a revving metabolism, I could be wrong though. Well, I hope you get it all squared away.

How much potassium is your PCP prescribing? I am headed for a good bit of testing this Friday, sort of a belated two year surgiversary thing, hopefully all will be well.