Goal! - Finally!!
02-22-2009, 08:00 PM
After falling on and off the weight loss wagon MANY TIMES.. I've finally made my goal! When I joined this site three years ago, I weighed in at 227 pounds. I had let myself gain nearly 50 pounds AFTER having my first daughter. I was a size 20-22 and knew that I needed to lose weight, but I just didn't want to be disciplined enough. I convinced myself that I 'deserved' that slice (or three) of cheesecake or pizza.
It took two years to really get the motivation to start losing more than a few pounds here and there. I worked out and ate right and counted calories and got down to 176 pounds at the end of 2007, right before getting pregnant with our new baby. My weight went up to about 196 pounds by the end of my pregnancy, but she must have snapped something into place inside of me, because I have been a losing machine ever since!
My original goal way back when, when I thought it was an IMPOSSIBILITY, was 150 pounds. I weighed in at 149.5 pounds on Saturday, and I couldn't believe my eyes. I am now a size 8-10, literally HALF of my former self. It's so surreal.
While I'm amazed that I've gotten this far, I'm just not content with where I am. While I'm fine with my clothing size, I really need to work on toning up, because I still 'feel' soft. 135 TONED pounds is my new goal.
If I can do it, so can you, trust me! My journey goes to show you that it doesn't matter how many times you fall off track. What matters is making a choice to get back on. You need to be realistic, don't expect not to fail. Don't expect to lose it all right away. Don't expect it to be easy.
02-22-2009, 08:05 PM
:congrat: yay! good for you!
02-22-2009, 08:12 PM
Congrats to you; and thanks for being a great inspiration for me!:hug::hug:
02-22-2009, 08:19 PM
Wow, I can hardly believe your story. Amazing and what a feat. I too want to get to 135 but boy is it a struggle sometimes. Anyway, good for you.
02-22-2009, 08:27 PM
This is just what I needed to read today. You're such an inspiration!
02-22-2009, 08:47 PM
Your story reminds me so much of my own. Love it! I have been my new size for about four months and I still haven't gotten used to it. Surpassing your goals and setting new ones are what keep me going. I think right now my goals are just toning up and dropping a few extra pounds -- hopefully my love handles disappear along with them. You are very inspirational and I loved reading your thread.
02-22-2009, 10:13 PM
Congrats! im so happy for you!
02-22-2009, 11:30 PM
You're awesome.. And like the other folks said .. a definite inspiration. Thank you :)
02-23-2009, 08:54 AM
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02-23-2009, 12:00 PM
:congrat: Wise words from Mamma ! Inspirational.
02-23-2009, 02:45 PM
What a wonderful feeling -- congratulations!!
02-23-2009, 02:50 PM
that's so fantastic!! i'm sure you be exatly where you want to be hot-body-wise in no time. :D
i hope you're super proud of yourself!!
03-03-2009, 01:55 PM
03-03-2009, 02:03 PM
Congratulations! Definitely inspirational!
Shannon in ATL
03-03-2009, 02:06 PM
04-07-2009, 11:45 PM
04-10-2009, 06:42 PM
:bravo: Great progress!!
04-11-2009, 10:39 AM
04-13-2009, 12:02 AM
Wow - Congratulations ;)
05-01-2009, 04:12 PM
That is so encouraging! Congrats!
05-02-2009, 01:03 AM
We have the same starting weight, so I definitely found this inspiring!
05-02-2009, 09:05 PM
Thanks for sharing your story MAMA2CHUNKEYMONKEY. Its very inspiring. I love reading about other peoples experiences.
05-10-2009, 06:03 PM
05-13-2009, 01:02 AM
congrats, loved your story
06-17-2009, 08:09 PM
06-18-2009, 09:34 AM
L R K
06-18-2009, 09:39 AM
Amazing! Congratulations! I can only hope top follow in your footsteps! :)
06-18-2009, 03:30 PM
i loved reading your story its really inspiring that you fell off the waggon so many times as may of us 2 yet you never gave up and succeded in the end. your starting weight was round about where im starting although im doing short goals my 1st being 184lbs.
You give us hope well done :carrot:
06-18-2009, 03:41 PM
you're very inspiring :) congratulations
06-19-2009, 09:34 AM
Way to go MAMA......very encouraging!!
06-24-2009, 03:00 PM
Congratulations! You've done a super job!:smug:
06-27-2009, 05:58 AM
My journey goes to show you that it doesn't matter how many times you fall off track. What matters is making a choice to get back on. You need to be realistic, don't expect not to fail. Don't expect to lose it all right away. Don't expect it to be easy.
Love that!!! You have done SO WELL!! :carrot:
07-06-2009, 10:51 PM
Thanks so much for sharing your story. Such an inspiration.
07-07-2009, 12:33 AM
Congratulations! It must feel FANTASTIC!
07-23-2009, 05:08 PM
Awesome! Congrats and thanks for sharing :cheer2: :hug:
07-23-2009, 05:11 PM
Congrats .... I wanna see pics! :D
08-18-2009, 04:51 AM
08-18-2009, 07:30 AM
WAY TO GO !!!! *cheers and hugs you*
08-18-2009, 11:27 AM
I am sure you reach the 135 TONEd within no time!
Congratulations, you are such an inspiration!
08-18-2009, 11:29 AM
Congratulations, you are an inspiration!
08-19-2009, 04:47 PM
Wow! That's fantastic! Congrats on reaching your goal! I can't imagine how good you must feel right now, although I hope to be able to feel it one day soon!
08-19-2009, 07:58 PM
Congratulations! That is wonderful!
09-07-2009, 03:05 PM
Hey chick! Congratulations on making goal! I know you worked hard.
10-04-2009, 01:51 PM
If I can do tahat Is that great.:)
11-28-2009, 09:12 AM
Congratulations! You are definately an inspiration.:)
11-28-2009, 12:24 PM
Congratulations!!! I am so excited for you.
09-11-2010, 04:14 PM
Wow, congratulations! That's great!
I too have struggled with weight most of my life. I've gone up and down for years. Finally I hit over 200 lbs, and that shocked me into really looking at weight loss. I'm afraid I'll lost my focus, but I've been going strong so far.
I'm trying to keep my eye on little goals and it's working so far.
You've done amazing!
12-12-2010, 01:34 PM