100 lb. Club - I've lost all my "friends"
03-08-2008, 02:00 PM
It's a classic story...you lose a bunch of weight, and then something happens, and all your previous pounds return, and bring a bunch of friends along!
Well, I've lost those friends! :carrot::D :dizzy::hat::dancer:
My previous fattest ever was 230, I lost (and regained) 40lbs. twice from that point. This last time, my 40 brought 23.5 "friends".
I've gotta say, some friends are easier to say goodbye to, than others! :lol:
I must admit, there's a tiny bit of bitter sweetness today (you know, wahhh, now I'm ONLY back where I started, that kind of negative self-talk)...but I'm IGNORING it completely, and focusing on how wonderful it actually is!
Congrats! Friends that weigh you down aren't worth keeping around (lol). Keep up the great attitude! :carrot:
03-08-2008, 03:45 PM
Haha, we've all been there. Wave goodbye sweetly as they grumble their way off down the road!
03-08-2008, 04:05 PM
LOL loved reading your post. It's a story of friends that I know well myself. It's great your moving on. Hugz
03-08-2008, 04:21 PM
Here's to losing more "friends!" :cheers:
03-08-2008, 05:29 PM
A definite case of ADIOS AMIGOS!!!! And GOOD RIDDANCE!
Linda, I am just overjoyed for you girl friend. Overjoyed. :hug:
I hear you on the bittesweet part. Whenever I hit a milestone, I too would reflect back and think how things could have been different. But like you, I quickly moved on, didn't dwell on those feelings and focused on the positive. And man oh man - there is SO much positive in what you are doing. :carrot:
I love logging on here and seeing another one of your uplifting posts!!! I look forward to reading much more of them. Just keep at it. Keep on GOING! :cheer2:
03-08-2008, 08:42 PM
What a great way to look at it! I LOVE losing "friends" LoL Way to go on the weight loss and the postive outlook. You are doing great!!!
03-08-2008, 09:36 PM
Thanks so much everyone!
I've just got this deep-in-the-gut GIDDY feeling today!
03-08-2008, 10:11 PM
You know, as we go through life we keep friends close to us that are good for us. We get rid of friends that are bad for us. Nice going on getting rid of a few friends that aren't good for you.
03-08-2008, 10:19 PM
:lol: I love it! Amazing :D Congrats on losing those "friends" ;)
03-08-2008, 11:13 PM
Good job on getting rid of bad friends. You are doing awesome!
03-09-2008, 12:13 AM
Oh, so true, so true!
Congrats on your weight loss so far!
03-09-2008, 12:27 AM
Hooray!! Congrats!!! :)
03-09-2008, 01:11 AM
Congrats to you! I know exactly what you mean, it is frustrating to be "back where you left off before..." BUT, you're on a great roll right now! Just keep doing what you're doing, and before long, you'll be at your skinniest ever!
03-09-2008, 01:41 AM
May you keep all the friends worth keeping while losing all the pounds worth losing.
03-09-2008, 11:19 PM
Congrats on ditching those friends! :D
03-10-2008, 01:10 AM
I popped into this thread thinking you needed a good cheering up. Instead, you cheered me!
And those are the friends we don't need! :D
03-10-2008, 02:55 AM
I know just how you feel . . . I'm still trying to show some "friends" the door!
03-10-2008, 11:46 AM
:woohoo: Linda That is awesome and good way to look at things. Like you said, try not to focus on the fact that's where you once were. It's where you are now oh so briefly and before long it will be a distant memory.
03-10-2008, 05:08 PM
As a former and in recovery closet eater, see other post about the candybar on the street, I used to think of my food in my binges as my "friends". How sad but that was where I was at in those days! I was making "friends" with the wrong "people".
I got it right away what you meant!! Tongue in cheek! Got cha girl! I am glad though that you are willing to say good-bye. As is often-said, with friends like that who needs enemies!
Here's to more of the same!
Thanks for sharing!:hug:
03-10-2008, 07:09 PM
CONGRATS!! That is so wonderful!