Today is a really big day for me and I'm finding myself very, very emotional.
Today, Monday is my weigh-in day and I am down 6.5 lbs.! I knew had a good week, I increased my water intake, increased my exercise and decreased my calories a bit. :)
Today is 17 weeks since I started this venture. I started at 287 lbs, just 13 away from 300, and now 17 weeks later I weigh 210, 10 away from 200. So what once was almost 300 is now almost 200 :) .
And finally, I weigh less then my 215 lb, 5ft 7 1/2 inches husband. This is really big for me. I looked forward to this day for a loooong time. When I started this venture DH weighed 235, but then HE kept on dropping the pounds as well, not that I'm complaining. So everytime I thought I was getting closer to catching him, he keeps on going down. But finally I caught up and SURPASSED him.
It just always bothered me that I weighed so much more then him. People would tell him all the time he's got to lose weight, it's not healthy.... But they never said a word to me.
And I am very emotional for some reason. I can't stop tearing up. This was 20 years in the making, so maybe that's got something to do with it.
Thank you so much for listening to my long ramble. You guys are the greatest!!! :hug:
Wishing everyone here an incredible New Year, full of joy, peace, prosperity and phenomenal health. And lots of weightloss success too. ;)
01-01-2007, 10:26 AM
Wow that's great. Men do lose weight alot easier than women so this is awesome. You should be proud of yourself. Won't be long and you will be in Onederland:)
01-01-2007, 11:47 AM
Good for you! Exciting! Way to go!
01-01-2007, 11:49 AM
Congratulations, I know how good that feels. I was never so happy as when I stepped on the scale and weighed less than my DH for the first time ever. It seemed every time I got close, he'd lose a few lbs. too. I now weigh 40 lbs. less than him and it's an awesome feeling. I love it when he says, "you couldn't wear these, they'd be too big". Oh yeah! I think weighing less than him was my favorite achievement.
You have had absolutely awesome wt. loss success. WTG.
01-01-2007, 12:02 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!:carrot: :carrot: :carrot:
01-01-2007, 12:18 PM
Congratulations! That is a huge success! I will be emotional when I pass that goal also. Since we've known each other, I've always weighed more than my husband. Originally only 5 - 10 lbs more, but at my heaviest over 120 lbs more than my husband. He's lost weight in the last year also, so although I weigh less than he did when we both started, now he's near my goal weight. And he hasn't really made much effort, just eating what I cook for supper, then eating what he wants the rest of the time.
Congratulations for such a fantastic weigh-in. You're doing so well! :hug:
01-01-2007, 12:31 PM
:hug: Great job!!! :hug:
I teared up reading your post. I am soooooo happy for you. :dancer:
01-01-2007, 01:44 PM
I just joined LAWL last week. I'm into day 4 (after TakeOff). It's been hard to stick w/plan. I feel hungry alot! Does anyone have recommendation for supplements that are equivalent to LAWL?
01-01-2007, 01:51 PM
Thank you ALL so, so much for your congrats ladies. It means the world to me, which is why I suppose we post these things.
And I must tell you Lilybelle, when I first signed onto 3FC, back on Sept.16, I just checked the date, I must tell you, you were one of the first success stories that I had seen. You're pictures amazed me and INSPIRED me as well as every post you contribute to this site. And you continue to amaze and INSPIRE me and for that I thank you. You have no idea how helpful it is to see someone who has struggled, finally succeed and maintain their weightloss . Kudos to you. :hug:
And jtammy, you as well, what inspiration you provide to me and so many others. I hang onto every word you say. How lucky I am to gain from your experience.
01-01-2007, 02:11 PM
That is great. Mondays are my weigh in days also. I just started on Chirstmas so today was my first weigh in. I was down 3 pounds. I am thrilled with just 3 pounds. I have started drinking water again so that might have had something to do with it. I am really wanting this to work this time. I am going to come to this group everyday I think seeing other struggle helps me know that I am not alone.
01-01-2007, 03:10 PM
Wow! That's a major accomplishment! I'm so proud of you!
Weighing less than my skinny-butt husband is a goal that I am REALLY looking forward to reaching, too.
01-01-2007, 03:11 PM
oh my gosh!! congratulations!! did you tell him?? wow, your weight loss has been AMAZING!! you go girl!
01-01-2007, 03:45 PM
Woohooo!!!! That is GREAT!!!!!! :D :carrot:
01-01-2007, 05:28 PM
Again, thank you for the kind words.
Train, I haven't told him. Although he was wondering why I kept on asking him how much do you way today. He told me last week he was 215. I didn't think he lost 5 lbs this past week. But I wanted to double check. I finally talked him into getting back on the scale, you know it's the New Year and everything I told him and he went on - and it was 215.
The only people in the world who know what I weigh is you guys here at 3FC.
My doctor also knows what I weighed in September, my last check up. I don't know if I will ever feel comfortable telling ANYONE, even my wonderful husband and my EXTREMELY SUPPORTIVE BEYOND BELIEF 3 - teenaged daughters, just how badly my weight skyrocketed out of control. :( . I mean obviously they could SEE it, there's NO WAY to hide or disguise it. But to hear the actual numbers, I just don't know.
In fact it's come to the point where I am not sure to even tell people how much I've lost (77lbs) because eventually they're gonna figure it out. So when I do get to goal and yes I'm gonna get there, I'm not sure if I will tell people that I've lost a whopping 162 lbs. I'll just have to deal with that bridge when I get to it.
01-01-2007, 06:02 PM
rockinrobin - I just have to tell you that you are awesome!!! I had chills on my arms as I read your post. You were one of the first people I read about on here, and you are an inspiration to me!:carrot:
01-01-2007, 06:58 PM
robin, you are so wonderful. Thank you.
I know what you mean about not wanting to tell anyone your starting weight. I didn't know what to say to people when they asked me how much weight I had lost. I hated to admit that I was close to 100 lbs. overweight. I had previously told everyone that I weighed 185 if they asked. But, I finally decided, Oh well what difference does it make. It's (lbs.) gone now, so I may as well admit it. It's not like people couldn't tell I was about 50 lbs. heavier than I was saying anyway. LOL. I think part of my problem was that if I truthfully told people how much I needed to lose, I was afraid I'd have more negative reactions from family such as "you can't possibly lose that much weight". I didn't want the negativity. I had a goal and I was going to see it through no matter how long it took. My DH was at the Dr. with me for my first weigh in so he knew from the start how much I weighed. It took me a little longer to tell my kids. I waited til some of it was gone to tell them. I think maybe you'll be like me. When you reach goal, you will no longer care to tell people how much you lost. You'll be so darn proud of every lb. that you shed. Hugs.
01-01-2007, 07:15 PM
Weighing less than my dh is a major goal for me...unfortunately (or fortunately depending on your point of view) dh is 5'3" and athletic. His weight usually fluctuates between 135 and 141. And you KNOW that if I have been losing weight aka cooking healthier meals, then he will be at that 135.
That will be a huge milestone for me
01-01-2007, 08:32 PM
My goodness, I knew I was wise not to get in a race with you, you speedy thing.
I'm so happy for you. :hug: :hug: :hug:
Keep on keeping on, babe!
01-01-2007, 09:34 PM
That is awesome!!!!
My husband is slim and can eat anything, I'm pretty sure he has worms, but I just haven't been able to prove it yet!!!!!
01-01-2007, 11:00 PM
Great job Robin, what a way to start a new year!
01-01-2007, 11:16 PM
Robin, you made me cry!!! I am so happy for you!!! Your can-do spirit in all of your posts keeps me motivated every day. (I perk up when I see you've posted. It makes me open that post just to read it...) I'm SOOOO proud of you!
:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
01-01-2007, 11:24 PM
Hey Rockinrobin...guess what?....Along with all of the other success stories in this 100lb club...you also amaze and inspire me!....You give me hope. Thank you.
01-01-2007, 11:53 PM
You girls have me tearing up once again, just adding to my very emotional day and I thank you.
MrsQuadcrew, those just might be the kindest and most meaningful words anyone has ever said to me.
Lilybelle, I'm thinking you just may be right, (yet again, how fortunate I am to be able to reap the benefits of your vast knowledge), and when I do get to goal I will most definitely want credit for every pound gone. My girls know Monday is weigh-in day for me, and my own little cheering squad, bless their hearts, of course asked me "So how much this week, ma?" and when I told them 6 1/2 lbs my youngest who is 16 days shy of 15 asks me so what's the total and I told her 77, her mouth kind of hung open and I said to her that I have to lose at least another 77 and she thought I was kidding and I really didn't do much to discourage that notion. So I think they might have a clue as to just how serious a problem their mom really had/has.
ennay, yes I do have an advantage in that my husband is overweight. But it's certainly not a welcome one. How I wish I wouldn't have reached this particular ummm milestone so quickly. How I wish he could be a heart healthy and trim 175 pounds or so. :(
Eiluj, I've been very fortunate to have the weight (so far) come off as quickly as it has. I'm terrified of that inevitable plataeu and I am doing everything in my power to avoid it. I for one would be happy to never, ever see it's ugly, evil face. :devil: Wishful thinking on my part, but if Mr. Plataeu wants to creep into my life and wreak havoc with my goals, I'm gonna do my damndest to see that he has a real hard time doing so.
SWTE, worms, huh? Some people are blessed in that area. That was not to be the case with me. And majority of the population. Oh well. We've just got to deal with the genetics we've been handed.
Monkeybabies, yes it most certainly was a nice way to start out the New Year. Thank you.
CC, you're making me cry right now as I just scrolled down to see what you wrote. You my darling are on such a roll, I know there are many, many wonderful days and milestones ahead for you. Just look what you have accomplished in such a short time already. And I too am always thrilled to see that you have posted. I kinda rush in there to see what you have to say. It's always something witty, intellingent, meaningful and kind. I am so happy to have crossed paths with you. :hug:
Girlygirl, I can't begin to tell you how much that means to me. You are so kind for saying so. Thank you so, so much. It is such an added benefit to this weightloss journey to be able to inspire others. It is still something that I haven't quite comprehended yet.
01-02-2007, 09:56 AM
I know how you feel about weighing more than your Dh (I weigh 100 pounds more than my bf!!!) It looks like you are doing awesome. Way to go on your loss so far! Your almost to onederland....Good Luck!!!
01-02-2007, 10:11 AM
Congrats, Rockinrobin (Lilybelle & Jtammy) you guys are inspiring. I made it to goal years ago on WW (of course not there now) and remember that feeling. I really want to get there again, to go from being inspired to an inspiration. That's part of what makes it all work. Seeing people that have accomplished so much makes you believe you can do it, too. Thanks for posting your successes.
Lilybelle, you look fantastic. You have this active, athletic look to you. I want that!! :)
My new years res. is to check in to this site every day. Thanks again and congrats again!
It's funny how we're tied to DH's weight. I weigh less than him, but we're too close, for him being 7 inches taller than me! :hug:
01-02-2007, 11:49 AM
Im happy for yoU!!
01-02-2007, 06:16 PM
Thank you so much Leygh.
kelijpa you are an absolute DOLL to put me in the same category as Lilybelle and Jtammy. THank you, thank you, thank you. You really made my day. This might even be better then weighing less then DH :?: .
Rosario I guess it's just the way we THINK things are supposed to be. That we're the women and they're the men. They're big and we're little. But apparently that is most definitely NOT always the case. Thank you so much for your kinds words and good wishes.
01-02-2007, 06:28 PM
:bravo: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
woo hoo sista! you get a bravo, a row of victory dances and a whole row of carrots!
:carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot:
Robin you have been such an inspiration to me since I've been here, I'm so happy for you! You deserve it, every minute of it!
01-02-2007, 09:06 PM
That's so great! congratulations!
01-03-2007, 09:00 AM
OH MY GOSH, ROBIN!!!!! I've been offline for a little over a day (feels like a lifetime! LOL!) and just saw your post. I've noticed over the last couple months that you've really lost weight, but I guess this is the first time I actually noticed how much! You are doing so fabulous, I'm sure every one around you is so proud of you, just like we are here at 3FC! You've made such drastic improvements to your body and your lifestyle, I commend you! Keep up that awesome work, your are just a couple baby steps away from Onederland!!!!
01-03-2007, 06:17 PM
NEsunshine, thank you so much for the carrots AND the victory dance and of course the very kinds words. You should know I too find you to be inspirational. Look what you've just accomplished, finishing school and all - yay you!!! And tackling weightloss at the same time. I surely know there will be MANY,MANY victory dances for you in the very near future. On top of the one's you've already received, that is.
Thank you very, very much guatoncita!!
Boaterwife, Wow, I can't thank you enough for your kind words and encouragement. Once you hit ONE-derland, it made me want to get there even faster - I was so happy for you. But ummm, wasn't it just yesterday that you did indeed hit ONE-derland? You're just flying through those
And really I just want to thank you all again, each and every one of you. What a wonderful experience you have all made this weightloss journey. I never, ever would have imagined that this would be such a positive and enjoyable experience. But thanks to everyone here that's exactly what it has been. I just know we're going to share many, many more success with one another. :hug: :hug: :hug:
01-03-2007, 06:57 PM
So when I do get to goal and yes I'm gonna get there, I'm not sure if I will tell people that I've lost a whopping 162 lbs. I'll just have to deal with that bridge when I get to it.
Robin--if I were you, I'd look forward to the day when someone asked how much you lost just so you can look at them with their jaws dropped in absolute awe! You should be proud of your wonderful accomplishment!
01-04-2007, 10:12 PM
Alinnell, believe me I most certainly do look forward to the day when I reach goal :cloud9: . But I supppose I'll just have to wait and see if I'm ready to watch jaws drop. 162 big ones is a lot to fess up to, funny though I have no problem stating it here. Hmmmm, why do you suppose that is? Anyway, thank you so very much for your kinds words and encouragement. It means the world to me.
01-05-2007, 10:53 AM
Anyway, thank you so very much for your kinds words and encouragement. It means the world to me.
You are most welcome!! I enjoy reading your posts!
01-05-2007, 01:35 PM
Wow. That is awesome. Great results!
01-05-2007, 08:30 PM
Way to Go!! That is so great!!! :carrot: I remember the day I was lighter than my husband too!! I was jumping for joy. :D I'm so short (5'4") I didn't realize how round I got until I found out that I weighed about 17lbs more than he did (he's 6') and I knew something had to be done!!!
Congrats and Good Luck with the rest of your life changing journey!!!;)
01-09-2007, 10:30 AM
Oh boy, I had best be on my toes, hubby is right back on my tail!!!!
Yup, he just weighed himself and he's down to 211. I was down to 208.5 yesterday, but gosh there's just not much breathing room. Yikes!!!! I think I will be taking me an extra looonng walk today, umm better make that every day. And perhaps I should spike his coffee with some extra sugar. Nah. Just kidding. But boy I will be extra vigilant this week.