Saturday, July 26, 2008


I did it. I F%^&ING DID IT! I am officially out of the 200+ club. Yes, I still have a ways to go until I hit my goal weight of 135 lbs, but I'm closer now than I was when I started this journey on February 15th. I am on Cloud Nine.

I was so choked when I weighed in this morning. They modified the meeting room, so now we can no longer see the number on the scale as the screen is behind the counter.. Some people don't know how much they weigh, which I understand because at first I did not want to know either.

I stepped up onto the scale, and exhaled (hey, air weighs something right?). The set of eyes behind the counter lit up. " You're down 5.4 this week. This puts you at 197 lbs". I felt the tears well up. I wanted to bawl my eyes out and jump for joy all at the same time. I did it I did it I did it!!!!

February 15, 2008, a very sad girl started her weight loss journey weighing in at 245 lbs, and only standing at 5 feet 2 inches tall. Today, July 26, 2008, that same girl weighs in at 197 lbs (yes, my height has remained the same LOL). YAY, YAY, and.... YAY!!!!!!

I'm aiming to hit my goal weight by my birthday next year. I want to hit my goal on May 22, 2009. I know another 60 lbs is quite ambitious for that date, but I'm going to try to do whatever I can to make it there.

Today is a very happy day.


MaryFran said...

Congrats!!!!! That is utterly excited! I'm so excited for you! Keep up the great work!

Jordanna said...

Congratulations - that's so exciting...very inspirational :)

Katly said...

Congratulations, I myself have been on a journey but not doing as well as you. I have had a lot of health issues that has kind of ruined the plan. Going in for an operation next month and will be out of action for another month or so. Hoping to get back into it after I recover.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to Onderland!!! =) You look amazing! Keep up the great work.

Amy S. said...

Wow! Congratulations, we have had very similar stats, only your determination got you to your first goal a lot faster! Way to go! I will post the Lo Mein recipe tomorrow! Congratulations again.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for stopping my my blog and leaving a comment! I am crying out for a bit of motivation and you really helped me!
Now back to you- WOW! you are doing so well! Congratulations! You've inspired me to get serious about losing this weight
Well done again

Christa said...

This is such wonderful news! You obviously have been working hard. You posted a comment on my blog about how to encourage a friend to purchase a good bra--I guess the only advice I have is to go shopping together and try on bras yourself and casually mention to her, "Hey you've lost 50 lbs, you should try on bras to see what size you take now." After I lost 40 lbs, I was down 2 cup sizes and 1 bandwidthe--it sure makes a difference :) Good luck!

Amy said...


There isn't a feeling better in the world is there?!!

Enjoy that extra bounce in your step. You deserve it!

SeaShore said...

Congratulations on making it to Onederland!

PS - I never thought of exhaling at weigh-in!

Krissie said...

Awesome accomplishment!