Though I don't start threads here much these days, I did want to share something with you that I posted over at the Maintainer's Forum.
If you ever think this journey is too difficult or not worth or if you wonder why I always talk about stop settling for better when you can have best, how I was consistently on plan because I wanted the weight off NOW because who knows what will happen down the road, and how fun this journey is and how this lifestyle is no burden, no hardship - but an absolute joy and a blessing - well, just take a look....
Robin, what a gorgeous dress! And talk about going for "best". You certainly did! Imagine a 5 foot nothin' woman wearing THAT dress and looking smoking in it! Amazing!
I'm not surprised you broke down. I'd probably do the same thing. I've seen many mothers of the bride/groom go through similar scenarios to what you used to fear. It's a reality for many. And then to hate all the pictures afterwards. I've got to beat this now so that is never a reality for me.
Thank you, Robin.
Long term goal: To still be calorie counting 11/9/2010
mini goals: ~211-10% lost;12/24/09 ~203 class I obesity 1/28/10; ~199 Onederland/15% 2/19/10; ~188-20%; ~185 half way 5/14/10; 179-bye 180's 6/12/10; ~174 overweight 7/3/2010;169-bye 170's 8/13/10;~164-30% 10/23/2010159-bye 160's~11/1/10; 153-35%~12/23/10; 149-bye 150's~2/11/11; 145 normal~2/14/2011; ~141-40%; 139-bye 140's ~135 GOAL! (129-45%; 117.5-50%)
Awww... Robin, you little peanut. That must have been such a wonderful experience. You truly deserve it. You are always full of such good advice and support here on 3FC. So kind and understanding. And you have worked so, so hard to lose your weight, and successfully keep it off.
You are going to be a beautiful, effervescent, glowing Mother of the Bride.
Thank you so much for posting that. It is heart touching and inspirational. Gorgeous dress and I am sure that you will look beautiful. I went through my 2 daughters wedding morbidly obese and it definitely diminished the experience. You have given yourself a lovely present and you deserve that gorgeous dress.
Thank you for hanging around here and helping us still struggling with weight loss. You have been an invaluable help to me. Rockinrobin does indeed rock!
Persistence is more important than Perfection
Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential. - Winston Churchill
Thank you for thinking of us and posting this! Your stories are always so inspirational to me. I honestly think that they have been a siginificant factor in my mindset. That mental place is what is propelling me forward to success every day. I think of your words often throughout the day even when I am not on the website. Your story brought a tear to my eye too reading it. I am so glad that your life has changed so much for the positive. I've experienced similar moments (not about weight loss -- yet) and know that that's the "good stuff" as the song says.
P.S. - That dress is one he!! of an interpretation of "beige", my dear! I am sure you looked amazing!!
There's no ticker here because I have no idea what I weigh, nor do I have plans to get on the scale anytime soon. My goals are to take care of myself in healthy ways and let the scale fall wherever it will. "It's not about skinny anymore - it's about healthy."
What a beautiful dress. Congratulations and have a wonderful time at the wedding. You are an inspiration to me. Just the other day I really didn't want to exercise but I remembered you saying that it is about commitment not motivation. I exercised so thank you.
Lap Band Scheduled for Dec 17!
"First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do." - Epictetus
That is a totally amazing story and I am so happy and so proud to have had your support from day one. When no one else believed in me YOU DID!!!!!
On my own personal journey I started on September 27, 2008
Starting weight 377, Weight in spring of 2010 198, Weight in August 2011? In the 240's.
Still plugging along on this weight loss highway!