Friday, June 11, 2010

Tucking

With a "t". So, I've had a strange yet cool NSV this week. Last weekend, I went on a little shopping spree... and it was very wonderful because I wasn't just looking for cute shoes and accessories. I was looking for cute CLOTHES. I think I've decided my new body shape is rectangle, with boobs and a butt. Anyway! Getting back to the NSV... I've been wearing some of my more casual clothes to work because I can, BUT I've had to tuck in my shirt a couple of times or my outfit looked too sloppy. TUCK.IN.MY.SHIRT! It doesn't even make my pants look like "mom jeans". I don't have to wear my shirt like a tent anymore to cover my tummy and junk! It's flat. I can tuck! I think I love tucking!

Now that I've reminded myself of boobs and butt... I think I'm stalling on weight loss, because I don't want to lose any more of either one. Mr. W has requested that I not lose those, and now when I eat that little treat, I think to myself "I'm doing this for him!". I am eternally stuck at 174. Even though that is technically 15lbs overweight for me, it wouldn't kill me if I stayed here. It's ironic, because I'm actually having to talk myself off the ledge about eating more than 1500 calories a day on the days I eat more than that. Crazy.

Tracy had a really good post yesterday which included how many calories she used to eat VS what she currently eats. I've run those numbers for myself. At 300lbs, I had to consume over 2700 calories a day to maintain that weight. I think I was taking in WAY more than that. To maintain 174lbs, I can eat just over 2000 calories a day. That's a lot of food! It doesn't sound like a huge difference in number per day (to me anyway), but it's a difference of approximately a quarter of a million calories per year!

I must be in a plateu because I'm averaging about 1800 calories per day, and technically should be losing weight. It seems true for me that it's more difficult to see dramatic weight loss the further out I get from surgery. Maybe it's denial when I say I could be happy here for life, but I don't think it is. I'm REALLY happy here. I can move, I can shop, and I can tuck as much as I want to!

Have a great weekend!

13 comments:

  1. Great NSV - Tucking - Yay for you!!!!!

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  2. I know this is completely wierd to say, but when I read the title "tucking" I thought of drag queens and the tucking they do of their male parts between their legs while in drag. I'm wierd that i think of the more obscure association rather than the obvious!

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  3. Sounds like you are in a great place.

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  4. I intentionally avoided saying I was a "tucker" because of the whole drag queen thing... have you ever seen someone do that? I have! Hilarious!

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  5. Tucking-good lord, I don't even remember the last time I tucked. You are doing awesome!!

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  6. tuck away.. I would too..(if I could)

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  7. Oh I've been tucking a little too and I'm not nearly as skinny as you. That's awesome.

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  8. OMG - I totally still can't get over myself when I intentionally tuck something in. It's an awesome feeling huh?

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  9. Well done, I can't wait to join you in tucking lol

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  10. Oh to tuck...the joy of it. You are doing so well and if you stay there who cares,.....you look awesome

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  11. Tucking in is a HUGE NSV!!
    You'll have to put some more shots into your sidebar of your new 'tucked in' tummy! :)

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