Weight Loss Support - 2008 Accomplishments, and 2009 Goals

12-31-2008, 02:01 PM
Since it's the last day of the year, how about putting up a list of the good stuff you accomplished this year, whether you did it purposefully or not, and a few goals for 2009?

Here's mine.

CW:184 (-51 lbs)
Lowest Weight:181.2 (Dec 14, -53.8 lbs)

Quit drinking soda
Cut 1.5 tsp sugar out of my cup of tea (sugar addict, so this took all year!)
Went from size 2XL to L in shirts/workout shorts
Went from 42" waist to 34"
Started weight lifting :lifter:
Cut cigarette smoking back from 2 packs a day to 1
Started running :carrot:
Ran my first 5K (then did some more after that!)

2009 goals:
Quit smoking
Run 2009 Sound to Narrows 12K (without having to walk any of it)
Hit Goal and become a Maintainer!!!
Get some visible shoulder muscles!


12-31-2008, 02:12 PM
Quit smoking Feb 19th ~After 19yrs(Started when I was 13)

SW 259.9
CW 234.2
Lost total of 25.7 YIPPIE!
Didn't miss Any house payments Even though the economy sucks!
Was able to afford gas when it was over $4.00 a gallon.SOMEHOW
Started walking Indoors~was not able to outside due to asthma( yeah freaks RULE! jamsk8r LOL)

New goals 2009
To continue not smoking(I never crave anymore so I think I got that Accomplished)
To weigh under my hubbys weight this year he weighs 189
To get under 200 lbs and Hopefully to reach my goal weight of 150Lbs
To keep House payments made.
To Possibly teach my daughter to drive LOL( she will 16 in May)
To get a bunch more flowers to start outside(I am Flower lover.)
To have another great year with my hubby(Febuary 25th will be 16 years of marriage) was married at age 17 he was 19~SO kinda Love the guy lol)
Yes for those counting we got married because I was pregnant!!! But hey we loved each other so we are still going strong.
To have another great year with our 3 kids.

12-31-2008, 02:21 PM

Thanks for starting this thread, it was time I measured myself anyway. :D

Start of my weightloss journey: February 1, 2008

SW: 208
CW: 163
GW: 158 but the number is unimportant to me - I expect it to go even lower as my goal is 20% body fat.

Feb 1: 46-42-46
Dec 31: 39-34-39.5 (HEY, our waist measurements match! how cool is that).

- became a total gym rat
- portion control
- clean eating 99% of the time

I am not a resolution-maker: - I will continue to exercise and have fun as I have had for the last 11 months. (Thank you, 3FC, for everything I learned here and for your support).
Happy New Year to everyone and see you in maintenance!

12-31-2008, 02:27 PM
Okay Jammy! Wherever you go - here I am.


Oh gosh, there have been a myriad of them. I could write pages. I'll list my happiest for today...

I proved to myself I can.
I did it everyday, for 366 days (leap year, yeah?) straight. No excuses!
I feel freaking awesome!
BMI from 42.33 to 22.04
From a 58" waist to a 28"
I went from doing nothing to logging hundreds of miles per week on my bike.
I went from a couch potato to a gym bunny. I prefer dumbbells to Cheetos. :lol:
My feet don't hurt.
My back fat rolls don't hurt - because they don't exist!
I'm unrecognizable to people who haven't seen me in awhile - in a good jaw dropping way.

2009 goals:

To do it everyday for 365 days, no excuses.
To get to and maintain my goal weight.
Focus on my body fat percentage.
Continue eating super clean.
To really work the weights, transform my body into the veritable Lamborghini of human bodies. Right now I'm probably a used Kia.
Clean my house occasionally, give the husband a break. :lol:

12-31-2008, 02:28 PM
here's mine:

SW 1/3/08 245
CW 175

Quit drinking soda
Started exercise
Started weight lifting
went from a size 16 to a size 10 in pants
wearing jeans

2009 goals:
Hit Goal and become a Maintainer!!!
spend more time with my daughter and husband
take a vacation
wear a bikini swimsuit
wear short shorts

12-31-2008, 02:46 PM
I forgot to list the best NSV of all:
Made some lifelong friends on 3FC that helped me change my life this year!

Lori, yes, Freaks RULE! Last night I was running with the stereo cranked to the tunes of my latest workout music obsession: Static X. That there is butt-kickin' music. Anyway, I always think of you now when I'm running, lol.

Alena, we're like twins and nobody can tell us apart. ;)

FB, if you're a KIA, I'm probably like a Ford Pinto. Like before they fixed that whole exploding gas tank problem. :D

Michelle, that is an awesome year! :carrot:

12-31-2008, 02:54 PM
2008 Accomplishments:
1) gave up fast food thereby saving money and reducing frequency of buying heartburn medication :-)

2) got our finances/debt under control despite crazy gas prices and the economy affecting my hubby's earnings- this was so hard and so stressful but so rewarding!

3) Got serious about losing weight and have lost 4 pounds during the holiday season, first time ever to do that!

4) got my first full time job with okay pay and great hours and plenty of vacation/holiday time so that I have more time with family and my life is more balanced now thereby allowing me time to focus on getting healthy and staying healthy

5) I actually feel semi educated now about nutrition and what works for me plan wise

2009 Goals:
1) continue paying off debt-here's hoping for Feb. 2009!!
2)get my associate degree and transfer someplace
3) save for a rainy day
4) save for a house
5) work out every day in some way
6) continue to educate myself in nutrition and my body

12-31-2008, 03:44 PM
Achievements (Few and Far-Between):

1) Lost 16lbs (not much, but it's a start!)
2) Didn't gain over Christmas
3) Didn't purge once ALL YEAR!
4) Passed all my uni exams
5) Got over my ex

Goals for 2009
1) To lose at LEAST 5 stone
2) To walk the West Highland Way
3) To take up running
4) To take up pole dancing
5) To get a boyfriend
6) To work out every day

12-31-2008, 03:52 PM

1. Went from 230 lbs to 205 lbs.
2. Started exercising again.
3. Went from size 16 to 14.
4. Started drinking more water.


1. I want to get to my goal weight of 115 lbs by next Dec.
2. I want to be a pants size 2-4.
3. I want to get my internal issues under control and be well established in going to OA meetings and 12 step program.
4. I want to eliminate diet soda drinking and replace it with water.
5. I want to get the dental work done that I need.
6. I want to take progress pictures for every 10 lbs I lose and take measurements.
7. I want to get my house in order and get rid of what I don't need.
8. I want to get contacts to replace my glasses and get a new hair cut and hair style.
9. I want to write in my diet blog every day.
10. I want to spend more quality family time with my husband and kids -- and go on a date once a week with my hubby.
11. Stop smoking once and for all!

12-31-2008, 04:28 PM
jamsk8r LOL~I think of you also when I am walking hahaha.(thinking I am not the only nutty person in the world.)
Although no cool jams~my kids are My Noise ~They got 2 weeks off school and they are starting to fight with each other. They Do sound like a new metal band though sometimes~I can not make heads nor tails outta what they are trying to get at HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
I would love to walk to Eye Of the tiger just for fun.( I think its kinda corny now But When i was a kid I felt like ROCKY~(COOL) when it came on hahahahahahaha)Can't believe I just typed that.

12-31-2008, 04:40 PM
HW 188 (pregnant)
CW 186 (not pregnant! :o)
LW 168 (3 months postpartum)

- I accomplished my goal of having a natural water birth. :carrot:
- I changed my eating habits during my pregnancy and once morning sickness was over I gained minimally.
- I stuck to the plan (WW's) and lost 18lbs, then my body decided to go haywire and I still don't have an answer. My thyroid levels came back "slightly low", but my GP just wanted to wait and test again. ANYWAY :blah: I had to stop exercising and gained a bunch of weight back.
- We paid off a BUNCH of debt (Dave Ramsey) and went without fun things for a long time. We still have a road to go but we've stayed on track, every day all year.

- Exercise 5 days a week, NO MATTER WHAT!
- Drink 64oz+ a day.
- No soda! :^:
- Make it to goal weight.
- Declutter.

12-31-2008, 04:48 PM
SW: (March 2008) 250
CW: (Dec 30, 2008) 205.6
Weight lost: 44.4 pounds

Learned how to eat more vegetables
Cut out soda pretty much completely
Began exercising regularly
Joined a gym and actually go regularly!
Came in third place at our school's Biggest Loser challenge
Managed to lose and keep off 44.4 pounds throughout the year

Goals for 2009:
Make it to onederland (hopefully in January)
Be at goal weight or close to it by my 30th birthday on June 15th
Be more spontaneous and do more fun things
Learn to take compliments
Continue to be proud of my accomplishments
Continue to learn to tolerate other vegetables and healthy foods
Maintain goal weight

12-31-2008, 07:14 PM
SW: 205
CW: 170
Weight lost: 35 pounds


Figured out what works (eating & exercise) for my body finally!
Got water intake from 30 ounces to 80-100oz per day
I don't eat fast food anymore
I cut down my soda intake substantially
I finished my first 5k successfully (non-race)
Successfully completed the last Biggest Loser challenge!

Goals for 2009:
Get to goal (140-150)
Gain more muscle, lose more body fat
Continue making good food choices - learn to cook more dinners
Add in more exercise to my schedule (learn how to schedule!)
Celebrate successes :)

12-31-2008, 08:15 PM

1) Lost 85 lbs
2) Stopped eating fast food
3) Ran a 5K
4) Learned to cook veggies


1) Reach my goal weight (140-150)
2) Quit drinking diet pop
3) Lower my body fat percentage significantly
4) Run a 10K race

12-31-2008, 08:34 PM
Great thread Jam! Love reading everyone's accomplishments and goals! You all ROCK!

2008 accomplishments:
~ Got my act together in August and have been rockin' since then.
~ Lost 79.6 pounds! (hope to make it officially 80 tomorrow!) ;)
~ Learned how to eat healthy and enjoy it.
~ Found an amazing personal trainer who is now an incredible friend.
~ Became a regular at the gym.
~ Inspired friends to think about their health.
~ LOVE the energy I have to play with my 2 wonderful little boys!
~ Feel good about myself!
~ Had an article published in a local paper about me!
~ Learned that I AM WORTH IT!

2009 goals:
~ Continue losing....get well under 200 by year's end.
~ Do a 5k.
~ Inspire my husband to think about his health (w/o pushing). :^:
~ Keep up the healthy lifestyle EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!
~ Be a supportive friend to my RL and internet buddies!
~ Shop in the "normal" sized section of a store!
~ Comfortably wear a sleeveless shirt.
~ And so much more.....


12-31-2008, 10:09 PM
Wow! I am really inspired and, I confess, somewhat emotional, reading all this. Your accomplishments and goals tell an amazing story! :grouphug:

01-02-2009, 01:14 AM
Barb, cool to have an article published about you in the newspaper!


- I can't remember what my starting weight was, but I hit the 100-pound loss mark in September, nearly two years after my lifestyle change.
- My goal was to get into the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) and am now in contention, just completed the second stage of the application process. I never thought I'd get to the point where I'd actually be able to apply, but I'm now doing it.
- I started drinking a lot more water. I used to hate plain water, and would drink the flavored stuff or put flavors in it, but now I love it! Weird...I also started liking salads overnight.
- I started eating "cleaner" and cooking more, and eating processed foods a lot less often.
- I became bolder when it comes to men, and flirtier.

FOR 2009:

- Keep up my healthier lifestyle, try to cut out processed foods altogether.
- Visit my father -- who is in a nursing home -- more often. Life is precious and sometimes too short. I got a sad reminder of that today. A cousin of mine, only in his forties, suddenly died of an aneurism (sp?) today.
- Declutter.

01-02-2009, 02:33 AM
2008 Accomplishments

*Managed to keep my wits about me despite being in and out of jobs, struggling financially, and changing states of residence.

*Found and actually went to (and is currently being treated by) an absolutely amazing endocrinologist that has been working to find and treat the hormonal imbalances in my body that have partially led to my excessive weight gain (some of it was overeating too, I'll be honest)

*Lost 20 pounds since late August thanks to some dietary changes and medication changes.

*Came to find out what I actually want to spend my life doing career wise. I had a hard time trying to figure out exactly what I wanted to do since I decided to leave the masters program I was in for Italian Studies in January. I went through a couple classes in an MBA program only to find that it wasn't my thing and that running my own gymnastics gym is something I want to do, but won't happen with the way the economy is for several years and that I needed something to do in the interum that I loved and with all the changes that have come with my health and deciding to change my life I have decided to pursue a degree in nutrition and become an RD (registered dietician). :D (Sorry that was a long one but it was a major revelation/decision)

*I have started to work through a lot of my internal problems related to weightloss and have let go of some of the things that were holding me back.

2009 Goals

*Continue to work through my fears and internal issues with weightloss

*Eat cleaner

*Start to integrate exercise into my life again and love it!

*Hit goal weight (or come REALLY close)

*Get back to school to start my new degree program

*Get my finances under control

Alright I think that's enough. Sorry it was really long and thanks for reading!

Congrats to everyone on their accomplishments and I wish you all the best of luck with your new goals!!!!