100 lb. Club - I Have Officially Lost 25% of Weight Loss Goal Today
02-15-2008, 05:06 PM
This morning I got on the scale and it read 216! This means I have lost 24 lbs = 25% of the my total weight loss. I didnt think it was that big a deal until now when I just had a really good cry. Not a little teary eye but a full out bawl (I'm getting teary eyed now). I am so happy and wierdly sad (maybe because I allowed my weight to be out of control for so long?) and still a bit daunted (71 lbs is alot of weight to lose still). But I'm doing it. And my family is completely behind me. And I think I almost see a collarbone under my skin. How long has that been hidden? I'm going to post a picture of it when I can really see it (hehe) Thanks for allowing me to share this with you. ~ Gretchen
02-15-2008, 05:09 PM
Congratulations Gretchen...that's wonderful!
I LOVE a good cry...
02-15-2008, 05:13 PM
keep up the good work!
02-15-2008, 05:18 PM
:hug: thats so awesome.... see you really CAN do this! way to go Gretchen!
02-15-2008, 05:24 PM
Congratulations! And it's ok to cry!
Try not to get overwhelmed with how much more you have to lose, but make small measureable goals.... like 10 pounds at a time. You are doing great!
02-15-2008, 05:24 PM
02-15-2008, 05:32 PM
Fantastic Gretchen, I love those milestones. Share each and everyone with us. The next one will be 199. It will come sooner than you think. I used to concentrate on 10 lbs. at a time it didn't seem so large an amount. :hug:
02-15-2008, 06:47 PM
What a great accomplishment! *cheers* Grats!!! =)
02-15-2008, 07:12 PM
Awesome!! Congratulations! And welcome to 3FC!!!
02-15-2008, 07:15 PM
02-15-2008, 07:16 PM
WOW!!! Great job!! You are a big inspiration!!
02-15-2008, 08:14 PM
Awesome Gretchen!!! Keep up the good work.
02-15-2008, 08:56 PM
Congrats! That's awesome! :)
02-15-2008, 09:05 PM
02-15-2008, 11:59 PM
That is great. Congrats!
02-16-2008, 12:29 AM
That rawks, Gretchen!! :yay:
02-16-2008, 12:33 AM
Gretchen, I'm so happy for you! :hug:
02-16-2008, 12:54 AM
Congrats. You have every reason to pat yourself on the back and enjoy what you have done. Don't even worry about that 71 lbs you have left to lose. It will be gone gone gone before you can worry about it. I do understand feeling a bit daunted about it. When I started I had 78 lbs to lose. I didn't know how I was ever going to do it. I have now been doing this for 40 weeks, I have 40 weeks to my goal date. I am so happy with how I have done. I will get there. YOU will get there. Think about it this way. You have 24 lbs less to lose than you had when you started. That is a huge achievement. Oh I do understand about the tears too. When I looked at fit day and saw I had lost over half of what I want to lose I cried. I really sat and cried. I am so proud of myself. There are so many people here that encourage me. My husband encourages me. God has stood beside me every step of the way and given me strength. BUT just like you. When it comes down to the brass tacks of things WE are the only ones that can do it and WE are the ones that have done it. You keep going. I can't wait to see the day you are dancing and yelling and crying, telling us all you have reached your goal.
02-16-2008, 03:32 AM
:carrot: That is great!!! Keep up your hard work. I'm glad your family is supporting you too. I view the crying as you are working your way out of misery, never to be that heavy again. We understand and are so proud of you!!!
02-16-2008, 10:04 AM
I viewed the crying as happiness. We have found the power, we are in control.
02-16-2008, 11:12 AM
What an awesome accomplishment! :yay:
02-17-2008, 12:43 PM
I cant tell you how important these forum has become to me in such a short time. I havent told alot of people about my diet. A part of me is worried I will be a statistic and not be able to loss the weight. I also am planning on WOWing some out of town family we are visiting this summer, so I have kept this hush. My immediate family is right behind me as is my best friend. But hearing all the cheers and encouragement just makes me feel so absolutely wonderful, especially from people who really know what I am going through. :hug:
It is wonderful to have happy tears. I cant wait to post when I have made it to the 100's. <hugs> to everyone! Yea for us!! :hug: ~ Gretchen
02-17-2008, 09:26 PM
02-18-2008, 11:44 AM
WTG Gretchen!!!! Sometimes it's the little things that get us. :bravo: on a job well done!!!
As for the looking back, I decided to take this philosophy with regards to my weight loss (I already use it in every other part of my life)—Things happen for a reason.
I don't believe I was fully ready to lose the weight in the past for whatever reasons and so I kept yo-yoing. This time I know I'm ready and I know I'm going to succeed so I don't look back on all the times I've "failed" or the fact that I'm 34 and still fat. Instead I look forward and think of all the wonderful things still to come as a healthier me.
02-18-2008, 02:16 PM