100 lb. Club - Come in! Celebrate with me! 100 POUNDS!!!
Cool! I always wanted to use that chicky!
So yay! This morning I stepped on the scale to see I met my first and biggest goal - 100 POUNDS!
Those 100 pounds are for my son and dedicated to him. My 4 year old gave me a hoody on Christmas. He was terribly excited, had picked it out himself (skulls and Hello Kitty, 4 year old fashion!) and was pretty upset when I didn't wear it.
You see, I couldn't even pull the thing past my elbows.
I decided then and there, that dramatic Christmas morning on what my New Year's resolution would be. I'd get in shape, make my guys proud and wear that coat this fall.
It fits now.
I showed my son the other night, gave him a little fashion show. I explained to him that I've been making healfy becisions (as he calls healthy decisions) and exercising for him, to make him proud, to be a strong mommy.
He looked up at me with wide eyes and said, "Mommy, you've been doing this for meee? You lift weights for me? I am sooo proud!" He was so happy, had one of the biggest smiles ever. My husband burst into tears.
So those 100 pounds were for him. The next and final 30 are for me. I know they say you shouldn't lose weight for anyone but yourself, but these are for my boy!
08-26-2008, 11:09 AM
Please pass the tissues hubby!!! OMG That is so presious and AWESOME!
You ARE the mommy I'm striving to be!
The best inspiration I could have gotten today THANK YOU!
You are doing fantastic!
08-26-2008, 11:10 AM
OH FB, you've got me all choked up!
This is such an amazing accomplishment.
Your boy is such a cutie, and your husband must be so proud of you too. We sure are!
08-26-2008, 11:11 AM
Absolutely wonderful. :hug:
:twirly: :celebrate: :twirly:
08-26-2008, 11:29 AM
OMG FB, I totally got tears in my eyes on this!! I am so proud of you too. What a great mom you are. What a sweet little boy. Just wow... and BIG congratulations!
08-26-2008, 11:31 AM
That's awesome. Congrats!
08-26-2008, 11:33 AM
:hug: that is so great FB! congrats!!!1
08-26-2008, 11:35 AM
Woot!!! Congratulation! And massive amounts of Mommy POints!
08-26-2008, 11:43 AM
I needed a tissue myself by the time I got to the bottom of your post.
I'm SO very happy for you!! And for your family!
08-26-2008, 11:46 AM
AMAZING!!!! Great work!!!! You sound like a wonderful Mother!
08-26-2008, 11:58 AM
Oh, FB!!! Congrats!!! :bravo: I am so thrilled for you and the love you have for your son is amazing. We need a pic of you in that hoodie!
08-26-2008, 12:07 PM
I loved your post. Definitely worthy of celebration.
Hope to see that hoody soon :)
08-26-2008, 12:19 PM
Wow what an awesome accomplishment! Congrats! :carrot:
08-26-2008, 12:22 PM
Brilliant! Well done!
08-26-2008, 12:26 PM
:bravo: That's wonderful! And what a lovely motivation.
08-26-2008, 12:28 PM
You are an amazing mother! Very inspirational to anyone losing weight, whether they have kids or not!
08-26-2008, 12:41 PM
:woohoo: I don't know you, but I am SO SO proud of you! I think doing this for our children is like doing it for ourselves, because they are like little extentions of us. I feel my kids are a part of me, and we have to be strong and healthy to care for them...great job, you are so inspiring!
I am so proud of you! You truly are an inspiration!
08-26-2008, 12:55 PM
What a wonderful achievement for you,AND your son..and DH too! I'm so happy for you! Take care(you are)and be healthy~;o) choices~
08-26-2008, 01:18 PM
FB!!! Your post made me cry. I am so proud of you too! You are amazing. WTG!
08-26-2008, 01:22 PM
:flow1:This is a wonderful acheivement, FB!!
Everyone is so, so proud of you and proud for you. That little boy is a sweetheart!
Three cheers!!!!! :cheer2::cheer3::cheer2:
08-26-2008, 01:24 PM
That was a real tear-jerker! We're all so proud of you, your commitment, AND your follow-through!
(oh, and yes, I'm secretly jealous of your loss, but I'll be ok...lol)
08-26-2008, 01:27 PM
08-26-2008, 01:34 PM
I disagree with you, we should do it for others, especially for our children. So you will be around and healthy even after they have children. Congratulations!
Oh thank you SO much everyone. Thank you and thank you again. Being a part of the community here has definitely helped me on my way and will keep me going. Thank you everyone for being here.
It's funny, I never did lose weight for myself in the past. I had intentions of doing so, but my crazy little son is what inspires me. Every time I dread a workout or crave 'bad becisions' I'll think of him and find more will. When the going gets tougher I come here.
Everyone here has inspired me along the way, given me strength and will continue to do so (you better!). You all are the first people I told! After I dropped my guy off at school and weighed in I immediately ran to the computer to post.
Thanks again, lots of love!
08-26-2008, 02:07 PM
OMG,!! COngrats!!!!!!!!!!! I hope to be like you one day!
08-26-2008, 02:16 PM
Wow! That is awesome! It's wonderful that you did that for your little guy. You are teaching him by example, too. Those healthy decisions are going to stick with him and he has a very good chance of growing up to be healthy and fit as well. A very wonderful gift you are giving him. No wonder your hubby had tears, he's so proud of you too!:bravo:
08-26-2008, 02:21 PM
Oh yay!! Congrats!! You are not only an inspiration to your son, but an inspiration to all of us as well!! WAY TO GO!!!
08-26-2008, 02:22 PM
OMG that is awesome!!! I did get a little misty eyed reading your post....congratulations FB!!!
08-26-2008, 02:40 PM
Congratulations! You *are* an inspiration to the rest of us. :)
08-26-2008, 03:38 PM
08-26-2008, 03:46 PM
What a lovely story and very inspiring. I hope to be not too far behind you in the 100 lb lost, I've 8 to go.
08-26-2008, 03:52 PM
Wow, that is great!! Please post pictures. You are an inspiration!!
08-26-2008, 04:43 PM
I'm doing a happy dance for you! Congrats! You are awesome!
08-26-2008, 04:52 PM
WOW!! That's such an awesome story!!!
Congratulations!!!! :carrot: :carrot: :carrot:
Fat Chick B Gone
08-26-2008, 04:54 PM
Wow just wow, I'm not an emotional person but this one got me!! Congrats!
08-26-2008, 05:13 PM
Got me too! What a great accomplishment and for a great reason! Congrats! You have inspired me at the beginning of my new journey. I look forward to more posts like this one. Thankyou.
FB, Congratulations!! I am so happy for you. What a wonderful gift you have given your son (not to mention yourself!) A healthy and fit mommy. He's quite a cutie!
08-26-2008, 08:39 PM
Thank you for sharing that beautiful and inspiring story.:hug:
08-26-2008, 11:01 PM
Makes me so happy to hear from someone like you. What a great job you have done! We do need to see a picture!!!!:bravo::bravo::bravo: One each for the Boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Whoooo! Congrats! What an AMAZING accomplishment! :D! :carrot:
08-26-2008, 11:05 PM
I needed to hear from people who have done it. I am so excited for you....BRAVE HURRAH HIP HIP HOORAY!:hug:
08-26-2008, 11:15 PM
08-26-2008, 11:45 PM
You RAWK, FB!!!
08-27-2008, 12:12 AM
Congrats! That is excellent!
08-27-2008, 12:45 AM
That is such a beautiful story; you are an inspiration to us all! :hug:
:cheer: :bravo: :cp: :hat: :cheer2:
08-27-2008, 09:07 PM
08-28-2008, 09:49 AM
Reading this, I've got tears in my eyes and a giant smile on my face. Congratulations!
08-28-2008, 10:48 AM
Way to go FB! What an awesome story!
You are an inspiration for sure. :dancer:
Thanks so much everyone! You all make me so happy!
08-28-2008, 12:49 PM
WOW! You are gorgeous! Congratulations!
08-28-2008, 06:06 PM
*Sniff* I'm not crying, I just have something in my eye!
Congratulations FB. What a great story, and it's awesome to see the change in you physically as well.:bravo:
08-29-2008, 01:05 AM
08-29-2008, 01:22 PM
Great job! Such an inspirational story... Congrats on your success and best wishes for the journey ahead!
Shannon in ATL
08-29-2008, 02:01 PM
Now I need kleenex... Way to go! You look great!
:cp: :dancer: :flow1:
08-29-2008, 03:51 PM
Congrats girl!! Way to go!! You are an inspiration!! :carrot::carrot:
08-29-2008, 04:33 PM
That is so sweet about your little guy and he is such a cutie too! Congratulations on losing 100 lbs, that is so awesome! :bravo: It's inspiring to me, too! Way to go!
Have a great holiday weekend,
08-30-2008, 12:42 AM
aww he's such a cutie! Congrats!
08-30-2008, 08:49 AM
WOW!!!!! Yes, please pass the tissues. I'm in need of a couple. If that just isn't the sweetest, most moving post, I don't know what is.
I know "they" say you're not supposed to lose weight for anyone but yourself, but geez, who says "they" know everything.
I know for me, losing the weight HAS made me a better Mom. I mean if nothing else, I'm just more ABLE to do things now. I'm glad you and your family will have many years to enjoy you at this, "normal" weight. My kids had to wait til their mom was in her 40's and they are in their late teens. Oh well. I am looking forward to being a very active Grandma though.
Congratulations on an incredible accomplishment. May you have many, many wonderful, joyous years with your guys. And may you always remain making "better becisions". :hug:
08-30-2008, 09:05 AM
That 100 pound :gift: gift you just gave your son will turn into so many wonderful memories! All the fun you are going to be having :cheer3: PLAYING ~ :trampo: JUMPING ~ :running: RUNNING ~ :bike2: BIKING ~ SWIMMING :swim: ~ HORSING AROUND :crazy:......
is making me jealous ;) ....since my little ones are 25 and 27 :)
I am so proud of you FB
It has been a pleasure to be your friend :hug:
08-30-2008, 12:53 PM
:congrat: on your wonderful achievement FB. Keep up the good work.
08-31-2008, 11:55 PM
WOW FB! How exciting! Congrats!! I am really happy for you. I haven't been around much lately but have been wondering how you have been!!
09-01-2008, 12:34 AM
That's so sweet! Do you have any pictures?