Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Her name is Bertha and she's a lying cow

I am officially naming my Wii Fit platform. She will hereby be known as "Bertha". And just so you know, lest you think that she is a loving piece of fitness and gaming equipment, she is a lying cow.

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, Bertha tried to squash my confidence when I stood on her yesterday. She lied through her tiny electronic teeth and told me I'd gained. This shook me to the core and I nearly shook her to the core. She's really pushing her luck.

Anyfatcow.....I went to my weigh in last night with a little more trepidation than usual. I was late getting there so I had to stand in line for much longer than usual which just let the butterflies go nuts in my stomach. I need not have worried. That stupid Bertha can shove it where the electrodes don't fire because I lost!!

600 g (1.32 lbs)

Total loss = 21.7 kgs (47.74 lbs)

I'd like to give you a glimpse as to what that kind of weight looks like. Are you ready for this?

This gorgeous boy in the picture to the left is Boy Spawn. My son. He'll be 6 in August.

He weighs 21.5 kgs (47.3 lbs).

I have now rid myself of more than he weighs.

Is that shocking to anyone else but me? It astounds me that I was carrying this around on a daily basis. And I still have more to go. So much more.

I have lost a 6 year old.

I don't want that 6 year old back. If you should happen to find the 21.7 kgs that make up that 6 year old, you are more than welcome to dispose of them as you see fit. I'll be happy if I never see them again.

I'm about 4 kgs shy of having lost what my 8 year old daughter weighs. I'm hoping that when I hit the 25.5 kg mark that I can take her with me to my WW meeting so I can have her stand up and show people.(Hey Tex, would that be ok?) It's a really amazing visual. It messes with your head.

I know there's some of you out there who are struggling lately. Personal issues, food issues, exercise, sleep and motivation issues......they're all getting in the way. PLEASE don't give up! You too can lose a 6 year old. And you'll feel so much better for it. Keep going!!


  1. I have an 18-year-old boy that gets in my way...oh, wait, that's different.

  2. Well done, Maggie, well done!! *claps and whoots* So proud of you!! Thanks for keeping me inspired, too. :)

  3. Awesome! I love comparisons like that. It makes this whole journey so real.

  4. Congrats on losing the six year old. And, by the way, the spawn looks content and adorable.

  5. Awesome stuff! It's amazing when you get those visual triggers and it's like OH MY GOSH - I'VE BEEN CARRYING AROUND THAT!? I used a sack of potatoes to try and get my head around what it actually means to lose 10kg. It's crazy! Keep going :-)

  6. Congrats on your weight loss!!!

  7. That IS shocking! I'm down 21 pounds with much more to still lose, but that's seven 3# cans of shortening! I love seeing a visual like that, it puts where we're at right now into perspective and helps to keep me moving forward!

  8. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I started reading your blog from your link on the WW boards and we met briefly at Tex's meeting over Christmas. Don't stress if you don't remember! :-) Here's my latest post on the half-marathon. I've popped you on my blogroll too.

    Rachel x

  9. I'm definitely going to need to have John hop on the scale Sunday when I do (well, not EXACTLY when I do) so I can see if I've lost a 4 year old in the 4 years he's been around! What an awesome comparison and DEFINITELY an awesome weigh-in for you! SHOVE IT, BERTHA!!! :)

  10. WEll done chick on the loss, ignore Bertha, she's a biarch!
    I 'lost' 4 of my grandkids at one stage (61 kilos)... found half of them again though! SAD.

  11. Leeks are lovely! They have a nice oniony flavour. Only use the white end of the leek and wash them after you cut them in half as they tend to have a bit of dirt in the layers. I have a recipe for pumpkin and leek soup - it is beautiful!

  12. That'll show Bertha! Way to go on losing a 6 year old!