Goal! - I'm There!
11-21-2008, 11:28 AM
Well, I'm there. 182 to 137...45 pounds in five months. I woke up this morning, and I weighed in one pound under my goal --so I think that means I actually did it. Yay me!
Now I just have to figure out this maintenance thing...which sort of makes me nervous...so all of you over in the maintenance forum scoot on over and make room, because I'm going to need LOTS of advice. :)
11-21-2008, 11:58 AM
congratulations!!!!!! i'm so happy that you made it. be proud of yourself. you are a new woman.
11-21-2008, 12:14 PM
11-21-2008, 12:26 PM
:cp::bravo::congrat: That is so awesome you have reached your goal! You worked very hard & long at it, enjoy reaping the benefits! GOOD JOB!
11-21-2008, 12:28 PM
11-21-2008, 12:32 PM
11-21-2008, 12:32 PM
Fantastic!!! Congrats on your great success. :carrot::carrot:
11-21-2008, 12:35 PM
11-21-2008, 12:59 PM
Sweeeeet!!!!!! You'll do fine with maintaining. Just don't go back to the way you used to eat before the weight loss is all. Keep it up!!! :bravo:
11-21-2008, 01:02 PM
11-21-2008, 01:08 PM
Wow, you did the heck out of it. :congrat:
11-21-2008, 01:09 PM
That's awesome! :D
I can't wait until I can say "goal!"
11-21-2008, 02:18 PM
:congrat: I bet that is an amazing feeling. What a great day for you!
11-21-2008, 02:52 PM
Bravo- way to make it to your goal. Hey, aren't you the one who used to have the size _ jeans fitting your posterior slogan in your signature? It always made me smile, so if it was you, please put it back oh slim one!
11-21-2008, 03:33 PM
:congrat: That's wonderful!!!
inspired by you
11-21-2008, 04:48 PM
Way to go! I knew when I saw those jeans getting smaller that you would there in no time. Congratulations!
11-22-2008, 08:19 PM
Perfect way to start the Holidays!
11-22-2008, 08:36 PM
AWESOME job! Way to go!
11-22-2008, 10:37 PM
Congratulations! How did you do it?
11-22-2008, 10:50 PM
Butterflygirl -- I did it with calorie counting, eating a lot of whole foods, fairly low carbs and lots of protein. I did cardio on my exercise bike 6 days a week and I added a lot of walking to my days. I also did strength training with resistance bands every other day plus some other basic strength training exercises like crunches, leg lifts, push ups, etc.
I just kept at it, not starving myself or pushing so hard that I felt like I had to quit -- and the weight just kept slowly and steadily coming off.
And now, I feel like I am fairly ready for maintenance, because I took five months learning how to eat and exercise for a healthier lifestyle.
11-22-2008, 11:42 PM
Thanks for sharing & again congratulations....you look grt! :)
11-23-2008, 12:02 AM
Schumeany - congratulations!! What a great accomplishment! I'm sure you are right that you've had 5 months of practice eating and exercising and that will serve you well in maintenance.
11-23-2008, 10:35 AM
Congratulations. It's so great to read posts like these that tell me it can be done. Thanks for sharing your success and joy with us.
11-23-2008, 12:10 PM
RN BSN 2009
12-23-2008, 03:08 PM
Congrats!!! YOu did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
12-25-2008, 12:15 AM
yea!! great job!!
12-25-2008, 02:21 AM
:bravo: Way to go~!
YEAH! Are you gonna post pics? I don't want to sound wierd, but I totally want to see your booty! HA HA!
I might try biking after reading your story... :)
CONGRATS on living in skinny jeans!
12-27-2008, 09:42 AM
WOW! Congrats! You better buy a stun gun to keep all the boys off you! LOL! :D
12-28-2008, 12:34 AM
:carrot: Congrats!! :broc:
That is very inspirational as I am now at your starting weight and it took you only 5 months! Amazing. :bravo:
Good luck maintaining!! :bike:
12-28-2008, 12:41 AM
That is AMAZING. You should be so, so proud of yourself!!!
12-28-2008, 01:02 AM
totally Proud Of You!!! Way To Go Girl!
12-31-2008, 12:21 PM
Congrads! Be sure to keep maintaining it!
RN BSN 2009
12-31-2008, 12:24 PM
01-04-2009, 03:53 AM
01-04-2009, 08:45 AM
Schumeany, you must feel like a new person. Congratulations! When one of us meet goal, it just proves the rest of us can, too. Way to go!
01-05-2009, 05:31 PM
You've just walked adn completed the journey I'm starting off on. Way to go, and you did it in 4 months too.. Wow, I'm in awe, way to go!
01-31-2009, 04:19 AM
Congrats!!! Cant wait til we are all there!! It will happen. Maintaining??? You can do it... you've come this far.