Goal! - I did it! 265 to 149




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H8cake
05-26-2009, 03:30 PM
I stepped on the scale this morning and it said 149, one pound below my goal. It's taken a year and a half to get here, and I still feel that I could lose a little more. I think I'll just keep doing what I've been doing and let my body decide. I didn't think I would ever be able to get the weight off. When my health started to go I knew I didn't have a choice. I was overweight for 20+ years and until the last year and a half thought I would never get the excess weight off. I'm a calorie counter and I walk on the treadmill. I try to focus on vegetables, lean protein, some fruit and whole grains in limited amounts. I feel so much better with the weight off. I walk fast on the treadmill with it at 10.5 incline which has strengthened the muscles in my legs. It feels almost effortless to climb stairs now. I used to avoid them if at all possible because it hurt so much. It has been some work to get the weight off, but it is so worth it.


brn2bthn
05-26-2009, 03:40 PM
:congrat: :cp: GOOD JOB!! I hope to be there some day myself...

dragonwoman64
05-26-2009, 03:42 PM
that is incredibly fantastic, congratulations, it's inspirational to read!!


utgirl09
05-26-2009, 03:48 PM
Awesome! Great for you. Reading success stories is such a huge inspiration to me!

Onmyway
05-26-2009, 03:57 PM
Congratulations! You have worked hard and it has paid off! Way to go! Thanks for sharing you story to inspire others!

Cinnamon
05-26-2009, 04:09 PM
Congratulations! that's great.

bargoo
05-26-2009, 04:11 PM
Congratulations!

Tammy73
05-26-2009, 04:13 PM
That's amazing! Congratulations! What an inspiration you are.
Thank you for sharing and reminding me that it is possible.

bobblefrog
05-26-2009, 05:36 PM
Thank you for the inspiration!! Congratulations - you sound wise and dedicated to yourself and your health. Definitely something to look forward to. I've started inclining the treadmill myself so your story motivates me!

flowers99
05-26-2009, 06:00 PM
Congratulations! What a wonderful feeling that must be!

Delphi
05-26-2009, 06:01 PM
:congrat:

ringmaster
05-26-2009, 06:09 PM
how exciting! thanks for the inspiration it can be done.

VickieLou
05-26-2009, 06:17 PM
Congratulations H8Cake on your 116 LBS LOST! :carrot: It's an inspiration to me. I have similar starting weight and goal weight. I have been discouraged at times but it helps reading achievements like yours to know it can be done.
Not to Give Up but keep going. I had a bad weekend but need to get back on plan to reverse the weight gain from this weekend.

Gela
05-26-2009, 06:28 PM
Congratulations! I remember when you were starting out. I am very proud of you! You truly are an inspiration.

katsb
05-26-2009, 06:37 PM
Congratulations! You are an inspiration!

CountingDown
05-26-2009, 06:42 PM
:woohoo: Way to go!

amynbebes
05-26-2009, 06:53 PM
Awesome, awesome, awesome!!! Congrats!!!!!

pengbear
05-26-2009, 10:04 PM
Congratulations!

bindersbee
05-27-2009, 12:22 AM
Congratulations to you! What an awesome accomplishment. I hope you feel every ounce as proud as you deserve to feel. I'm so thrilled for you!:carrot:

Alana in Canada
05-27-2009, 01:44 AM
Good for you!

I'm just starting out--similiar starting weight, and goal!

I'd love to hear more about it: your biggest challenge, your biggest breakthrough--and pics, if you're comfortable with that.

But hey--just the fact that you have done it is fantastic! Hooray! :carrot: You are truly an inspiration. Thanks.

CaityCait
05-27-2009, 02:02 AM
Wow!!! AMAZING! Congratulations and good job on working hard. Any workout suggestions for me? I have only been working on 2 weeks, and am feeling myself starting to get discouraged that I'm not losing as much as I would like to for the work I'm doing..... I'd appreciate any feedback from such a successful story!!

scarahjs
05-27-2009, 09:09 AM
Congrats!!!

Jennelle
05-27-2009, 10:55 AM
Congratulations on meeting your goal! :bravo: Our starting weight/ending goal are very similar. I'm only about six months into my journey and have recently begun to not take it so seriously...I guess I'm just whiny and tired! :lol: But reading your story has given me renewed strength.

kittycat40
05-27-2009, 12:31 PM
That is fabulous!!!! Congrats on the amazing job :)

ronni62
05-27-2009, 12:31 PM
:congrat::woohoo: Great job!

rockinrobin
05-27-2009, 01:39 PM
:bravo::bravo::cp::cp::cp::bravo::bravo:

I'm SO happy for you. You're hard work, determination and perseverance are admirable. And has certainly paid off - in a big, huge, GIGANTIC kind of a way!!!

Congratulations on your life transforming weight loss. Wishing you continued success. :)

gerly1
05-27-2009, 02:21 PM
:carrot: Congrats to you!

luvja
05-27-2009, 02:25 PM
:congrat: :) :D :) :D

AniDan
05-27-2009, 02:29 PM
Congratulations!
I am really inspired. I have a long way to go, but it is great to see that you got to your goal and are feeling great!:hug:

Smiling_Sara
05-27-2009, 02:39 PM
many congrats! That is amazing and awesome! Will you be posting any before and after pics?

leona
05-27-2009, 03:19 PM
Congratulations on your success!! :bravo:

daniela
05-27-2009, 03:35 PM
Congrats H8Cake!! I remember you posting a thread not to long ago about how long it will take to lose the last 20lbs...how long did it take you? Did you make any changes to get rid of the last 20lbs? A year and a half to lose 116 lbs...I think that's just AWESOME!!! I needed some inspiration today so thanks and again CONGRATS!!!!

thinpossible
05-27-2009, 04:07 PM
Wow, that is fabulous! You must be so proud and feel so great. Thanks for the inspiration!

hotcubanmama
05-28-2009, 12:23 AM
CONGRATS! Wow it gives the me hope that there is a rainbow at the end of this tunnel. Now, go buy some new clothes and get all done up!

BarbPA
05-28-2009, 10:05 AM
Fantastic!!!!!
:cheer:

Extasee58865
05-28-2009, 10:15 AM
AMAZING! Congrats on all your hard work!

karen530
05-28-2009, 12:58 PM
Wow -116. That is awesome. Congrats on all your hard work.

StringBean
05-28-2009, 03:51 PM
Wow!! Congratulation!!! I can't WAIT to say 'I did it!' too :)

HisSweetGypsyRose
05-28-2009, 05:45 PM
Congratulations! All your hard work and dedication has paid off :)

ShihtzuX2
05-28-2009, 05:48 PM
Way to go!!! Congratulations on reaching your goal!

L R K
05-28-2009, 05:49 PM
That is amazing! Congratulations! I hope to follow in your footsteps! :bravo:

Noniegrace
05-28-2009, 10:00 PM
What an inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

whispers
05-28-2009, 10:56 PM
:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Way to go!!!!!!!

curedgirls
05-29-2009, 09:34 AM
Wow - what an inspiration !!! So glad I came on these boards - way to go!!!

FrouFrou
05-29-2009, 09:46 AM
I am always amazed at stories such as yours...WTG :bravo:

Friday
05-29-2009, 12:32 PM
AWESOME!!!
You must feel so happy!!! so happy for you!!

:)

sunnywarmth
05-29-2009, 01:07 PM
God bless you and your fortitude to keep going to reach your goal! Your journey is totally admirable and you certainly have my congratulations and best wishes! :hug:

x0me880x
05-29-2009, 01:45 PM
CONGRATS x100000!!!! YOU earned this and YOU deserve the pride! Such an inspiration!!! Good luck on maintenance! :)

H8cake
05-29-2009, 02:24 PM
Good for you!

I'm just starting out--similiar starting weight, and goal!

I'd love to hear more about it: your biggest challenge, your biggest breakthrough--and pics, if you're comfortable with that.

But hey--just the fact that you have done it is fantastic! Hooray! :carrot: You are truly an inspiration. Thanks.

Thanks Alana! My biggest challenge was probably me, my own head telling me I couldn't do it. I tend to be a negative thinker by nature so I've had to fight that. My biggest breakthrough was when my Mom was losing her battle with diabetes. I realized that I was having all the symptoms of the disease in my forties that she didn't develop until her sixties. I knew if I didn't do something about it I would die a lot younger than she did. It was no longer just a vanity issue, it meant my quality of life. I realized that I have control over this, I didn't have to be obese if I chose to take control of the situation. Rockin Robin has said this many times and it is sooooo true!
It has come down to developing some strong, bull headed determination. I decided to stick to this new way of eating and exercise no matter what. I didn't do anything crazy, just count calories and 30 minutes of treadmill five days a week minimum. That's something I can stick to. I'd love to tone up and I think that is one of my next goals. I tried to figure out what was realistic for me as far as diet and exercise and stick to that. When I shoot too high then I get overwhelmed.
I'll try to post some pictures, it didn't work for me when I tried a couple of days ago.
Thanks everyone for your kind words. I'm so happy if my story is inspiring to anyone. It really is possible to get the weight off. Now my challenge will be keeping it off, but we have some great maintainers here that prove it can be done.

H8cake
05-29-2009, 02:35 PM
Congrats H8Cake!! I remember you posting a thread not to long ago about how long it will take to lose the last 20lbs...how long did it take you? Did you make any changes to get rid of the last 20lbs? A year and a half to lose 116 lbs...I think that's just AWESOME!!! I needed some inspiration today so thanks and again CONGRATS!!!!

Hi Daniela! You are doing so well, I peeked at your pictures and you look fabulous! It took almost four months to get the last twenty pounds off. I have some issues that made it slower I think. I'm in my mid forties, I have poly cystic ovarian syndrome, thyroid problems and diabetes in my family. I think I started a little low on my calorie restriction, too. I started losing by eating between 1,200 - 1,400 calories per day. I didn't want to drop lower than that when I got closer to goal, so it just came off slower. I do try to add some extra exercise in when I can, but that isn't always possible. I own my own business which takes a huge amount of time, so the 30 minutes five days a week is a challenge. It's non negotiable though, I've even been on that treadmill at one in the morning to get it in when I've had to.
Thanks again for the compliments and you are an inspiration to me, it's been wonderful following your progress!

LittleMoonRabbit
05-29-2009, 02:43 PM
wow that's awesome!!!!! good for you!

the final countdown
05-29-2009, 05:54 PM
Congratulations - you are such an inspiration. I can't wait to be at that point as well.

Peep Smith
05-29-2009, 08:26 PM
My goodness, that is just tremendous! Congratulations on your loss and thank you for providing inspiration for the rest of us.

suzan
05-30-2009, 02:01 AM
Congratulations! You are an inspiration!

mizmizzy
05-31-2009, 10:07 AM
:carrot: That is simply amazing!! I think you should deffinatly keep going if its comfortable for you and healthy! Great job!! :carrot:

daniela
06-01-2009, 01:51 PM
Hi Daniela! You are doing so well, I peeked at your pictures and you look fabulous! It took almost four months to get the last twenty pounds off. I have some issues that made it slower I think. I'm in my mid forties, I have poly cystic ovarian syndrome, thyroid problems and diabetes in my family. I think I started a little low on my calorie restriction, too. I started losing by eating between 1,200 - 1,400 calories per day. I didn't want to drop lower than that when I got closer to goal, so it just came off slower. I do try to add some extra exercise in when I can, but that isn't always possible. I own my own business which takes a huge amount of time, so the 30 minutes five days a week is a challenge. It's non negotiable though, I've even been on that treadmill at one in the morning to get it in when I've had to.
Thanks again for the compliments and you are an inspiration to me, it's been wonderful following your progress!

Hi H8cake, Thanks for the reply, the compliments and right back at you with being an inspiration :hug: Nice job on the commitment to yourself to get in the 30 min 5x a week, what dedication!! We can't all lose it super fast, what counts it that we keep at it and reach our goals. It get's scary sometimes when you start to loose at a slower rate, it's like you freek out and think okay that's it, I'm going to be stuck at xxx lbs. Especially when you get to a weight that you haven't been in years or if you get lower then you can ever remember. Have you thought about your maintence plans? What calorie level are you shooting for to maintain? Congrats again:carrot::carrot::carrot:

Ohh and when are we going to see your pics ;)

willgethealthy
06-01-2009, 02:24 PM
Way to go... Just the inspiration I needed.

moonshine456
06-02-2009, 05:18 PM
Congratulations!! That's amazing. :)

dancerindenver
06-02-2009, 05:21 PM
Wow - you're amazing! Way to go!!

size8
06-06-2009, 02:33 AM
Congratz, truly inspirational story. We just have to take it one day at a time, and target one pound at a time.

novi den
06-06-2009, 05:35 AM
Wonderful job! Congrats!! :)

Nell68
06-08-2009, 04:51 PM
Congratulations - you are such an inspiration!!!

rena1
06-08-2009, 11:15 PM
congrats to you!!!

wishful04
06-12-2009, 06:23 PM
Great job! Its such an inspiriation to hear these amazing stories and it so help to keep me on track!! Thank youuu!

Remy Anna
06-20-2009, 05:59 PM
Wonderful. I would love to be able to tackle a flight of stairs and not feel winded at the end. Shoot, I'd love to be able to run from one end of the bakery I work at (I know what a place to work when you're trying to lose weight!) to the other without being out of breath when I have to answer the phone. Congratulations, great job, and good luck with your continued success!

wishful04
06-21-2009, 12:35 AM
:bravo: Amazing Job!

losingitbaby
06-22-2009, 09:38 AM
woohoo work that booty off :D congrats on your amazing loss (and thanks for the inspiration!!!)

Lizcar57
06-24-2009, 01:04 PM
You DID IT!!!!!!!!

Weigh to go!!!!!!!!!

I am hoping to do the same. Now don't blow it!!!

JazzyPeggy
07-02-2009, 08:20 AM
Congratulations, makes me think I can do it if I keep working at it. Thank you for sharing.

jellybellyjen
07-02-2009, 12:08 PM
:congrat::congrat::congrat::congrat::woohoo::wooho o::cheer2::bravo::cheer3::dust::dust::cp:

Thighs Be Gone
07-02-2009, 12:11 PM
OMGoodness. FANTASTIC! You are a true testament for hardwork and determination. Way to work it.

shay82
07-02-2009, 09:16 PM
Great Job. I have just begun my journey but I hope it is as successful as yours

Madison
07-04-2009, 10:27 PM
Congrats!!!! :)

Onederchic
07-23-2009, 06:09 PM
Amazing! Congrats on your wonderful success :hug:

Dominique19
08-27-2009, 03:03 PM
congratulations

ThickAZChick
08-27-2009, 04:12 PM
You have no idea how inspirational you and all of the other people on this site have been.

Reading this gave me the push I need today to keep going! Thank you and CONGRATULATIONS!!!

heidilee
08-27-2009, 07:44 PM
congratulations!! you are an inspiration!

EveLHaelf
08-27-2009, 08:10 PM
CONGRATS! You go girl! :carrot:

jendiet
08-27-2009, 09:33 PM
wow! congrats. What an inspiration you are too!

Bigmid
08-28-2009, 05:51 PM
Congratulations!!! That's awesome.

thistime140
08-28-2009, 06:32 PM
That is amazing..you should be sooo proud!!

sockmonkey
08-28-2009, 11:28 PM
That is awesome! You definitely are an inspiration!!! CONGRATS!!!

rainsweptviola
08-29-2009, 12:52 AM
This is such an encouragement to me, congratulations!! :-)

Cleobaby
08-29-2009, 01:01 AM
that must be a totally awesome feeling....congratulations!!!!!! Thanks for the motivator.

Alana in Canada
09-10-2009, 02:18 PM
Thanks for your reply!

My biggest challenge was probably me, my own head telling me I couldn't do it. I tend to be a negative thinker by nature so I've had to fight that.

Don't I know it! I'm spending time re-reading success stories today--just to get my head back in the game!

Your Mom's health is truly a scary way to be motivated--but good for you! Thanks for posting and more importantly, for doing it! It is so inspiring.

duckyyellowfeet
09-10-2009, 03:01 PM
wow....congratulations. You must be so proud of yourself :)

ubergirl
09-19-2009, 11:03 PM
Thanks for the inspiration, and congratulations.

fatkatie09
09-20-2009, 07:58 AM
Congrats, that's supercool!

I'm 80kgs and wanna loose atleast 10KGS.. :(

This is really insipiring stuff..!

Staci816
04-26-2010, 11:48 PM
What an awesome job you've done! I can only imagine how good it felt to see those numbers on the scale. Yay!

mmccurdy
04-27-2010, 12:00 AM
wow is amazing, you inspire me, now that you did these, you are capable of anything

MsWannaBSlim
04-27-2010, 01:07 AM
Congratulations H8cake!!! That is amazing! I just loooove success stories like yours- they are so very inspirational! Thank you so much for sharing your story!
:carrot::hug::bravo::cb::dancer::cheer3::cheer2::c ongrat::broc::cheer:

DhaniCauldwell
05-22-2010, 08:49 PM
Congrats! This gives me hope that I can reach my goal!

-Dhani :queen:

llmw1951
05-22-2010, 09:14 PM
Congratulations! You've done Great! Losing weight does make us feel so much better!

ParadiseFalls
05-23-2010, 03:57 AM
So inspiring. Especially this: It feels almost effortless to climb stairs now. I used to avoid them if at all possible because it hurt so much.

:carrot:

MosesMom1
05-24-2010, 10:06 AM
That's so great! Congrats! :)

Arnold77
06-07-2010, 11:03 AM
well done!

Evee
06-13-2010, 02:09 PM
Congrats! That is so amazing!

Fitby42
06-30-2010, 05:07 PM
Awesome!

llmw1951
06-30-2010, 05:33 PM
Congratulations! That's Great!

duhitskriss
08-06-2010, 05:38 PM
C0NGRATS! thats awsome!

waiting2exhale
08-09-2010, 09:19 PM
great job! keep up the good work!

lori8809
08-09-2010, 09:31 PM
WTG!!! you are such an inspiration. i sure hope i can follow in your foot steps for this next year. :-)

danika
08-10-2010, 07:41 PM
whoa!!! that is so great! congrats!!!

mommy1028
08-12-2010, 07:04 PM
Great job! You are an inspiration!

bigjosie
08-23-2010, 02:25 PM
Amazing work! Well done!

shmecka
08-26-2010, 06:21 PM
i am so proud of you!! i feel really inspired!! thank you for sharing your story.. i will keep it in mind as i start my journey...

flafika
08-26-2010, 06:24 PM
Congrats, that's amazing! :)

amyrose1130
08-27-2010, 01:03 AM
That is great! your such an inspiration!

JennieLovesKisses
08-27-2010, 01:17 AM
Congrats!!! You have done an amazing job!

roxy1434
09-03-2010, 01:36 PM
omg!! i hope to be there soon as well!! great job!!

Raspberry 1984
12-12-2010, 02:39 PM
great job:)

k15g15
01-02-2011, 09:52 PM
Wow!

LindseyLou
01-02-2011, 09:53 PM
WOW! Congrats!! :D

jessica2231
05-05-2011, 12:48 PM
thats amazing!!!!!

xtina3179
06-26-2011, 04:05 PM
Congratulations to you! So inspiring!