100 lb. Club - No longer obese
10-15-2009, 07:04 AM
As of this week, I am no longer obese. Officially, according to the BMI, anyway. I know it's ridiculous for one pound to put me in a whole different health category (ridiculous! really!), but I guess they need to do it somehow. 110 pounds down, and mostly I just feel... tired. Not tired of "doing this", because these days I can't imagine doing things any differently. Just tired of caring about my weight. It's been such a major part of my life for seemingly ever, and I've just come to realize that it probably always will. But when it comes down to it, my choices are caring or not caring, and not caring is what got me to 288 pounds. (Okay, that's not true. I knew I was getting bigger, and I cared. I just didn't *act*.)
So maybe what I need to do is start celebrating my victories again. Because I really meant to all along, but somehow the 100 pound mark came and went and I never did anything special about it.
I also need to get back to 3FC regularly, because I've been MIA for a month, and the energy here really helps me care. And I absolutely need to care to get going again.
10-15-2009, 07:16 AM
WOW Lisa a 110 lbs you should celebrate! that is an amazing accomplishment! I hope to get there sometime in the near future. congrats you are awesome :D what plan are you on?
10-15-2009, 07:27 AM
Celebrate!!! You Deserve It!!!!
10-15-2009, 07:55 AM
110 lbs!!! Holy mackeral!! Congrats 110 times!! Go find something that weighs 110 lbs and your will be impressed with yourself. Truly you have achieved something quite astonishing! Congrats on your milestones!! :carrot:
10-15-2009, 08:04 AM
110 pounds! That is JUST amazing!!!
That is AN ENTIRE PERSON!!!!!!!
10-15-2009, 08:17 AM
That is a tremendous accomplishment! Good for you.
10-15-2009, 08:24 AM
Wow! Congratulations!!! That's a terrific milestone and you've made amazing progress!
10-15-2009, 08:32 AM
Lisa! You have so much to celebrate, losing 100 pounds AND no longer being obese! I am sorry that you are feeling tired and I hope that it passes soon. You have accomplished so much.
I say it so much that I am afraid that it sounds like a rote response but thank you for posting this. You are truly an inspiration. Your pictures are wonderful. It is especially encouraging to me to see the dates on your pictures, 2007, 2008, and 2009. My loss is slow. I did not lose 100 pounds in the first year and I know that it will take another year or maybe two to get to goal. It encourages me to see someone else who took a couple of years to get to goal.
Thank you!!! Now to celebrate your accomplishments. :carrot::carrot:
10-15-2009, 09:20 AM
Oh Lisa, if getting out of the "obese" category isn't something to celebrate, I don't know what is. You did it. You and your hard work and determination. Your perseverance and your commitment. FABULOUS!!! You have much to be proud of.
Now get out there and celebrate. Find the joy in this. Check out those pics of yours. You are a whole different person. In fact you're an entire person lighter.
Really, I find joy in this almost every single minute. From waking up to the morning and seeing my tiny underwear, to zipping around with all my energy, to feeling like a trillion bucks in my wardrobe, to eating those fabulous nutritious foods that I'm eating, to working and moving my body, to having the peace of mind of not being super morbidly obese and on and on. All things to be celebrated. :)
10-15-2009, 09:23 AM
Congrats! 110lbs down is amazing!!!
10-15-2009, 09:26 AM
110lbs and no longer obese, that's fantastic! Just imagine how much healthier you are (although I suppose you can feel it, you don't even need to imagine it!) Thanks for posting! Woohoo!!!
10-15-2009, 09:26 AM
110 lbs is a tremendous accomplishment! Congratulations on such a huge loss and for no longer being obese!!
10-15-2009, 09:32 AM
Gosh girl, you have done amazing things.. you should be celebrating it!!!!
10-15-2009, 11:37 AM
You HAVE to celebrate this - not least because I'm not too far off "overweight" and I intend to celebrate it like liberation!!
Congrats on your fantastic achievement so far - keep going!
10-15-2009, 11:46 AM
Celebration is most definitely called for. You have done something that required dedication, hard work, will power, and much courage. All of that needs to be acknowledged and celebrated. Think about it, if a loved one had accomplished all that you have, would you not encourage celebration? Congrats 110 times and I hope you find a fabulous way to celebrate it.
10-15-2009, 12:04 PM
110 pounds and no longer obese is a HUGE victory. And we NEED you around here! You give people hope that they too can achieve this!
10-15-2009, 12:33 PM
Congrats - that is really incredible!!
10-15-2009, 12:52 PM
Congratulations!!!! I'm a few months away from getting to be "overweight" myself and am looking forward to it! :)
10-15-2009, 01:19 PM
Let us celebrate for you!!!!!!! You're amazing! :cheer:
10-15-2009, 01:23 PM
You are celebrating by posting this milestone here! We are celebrating along with you! You look so much younger and so much happier.
What helps me when I'm feeling bogged down is to remember what it felt like to be morbidly obese. I make a list of all the down sides of it. I think we forget a little how really miserable it was. I don't ever want to forget or I might end up there again. I also think about all of the little day to day things that are so effortless now. I sit in a bar stool height chair at work, and it was so hard to haul myself into it 127 pounds ago. I almost couldn't do it. Now I hop right into it so easily. Every time I do that I remind myself of how wonderful it feels to be able to get in that chair so effortlessly. Those little things are celebrations in themselves! Please don't ever stop posting Lisa, I enjoy seeing your progress and reading your posts!
10-15-2009, 01:54 PM
I sit in a bar stool height chair at work, and it was so hard to haul myself into it 127 pounds ago. I almost couldn't do it. Now I hop right into it so easily. Every time I do that I remind myself of how wonderful it feels to be able to get in that chair so effortlessly. Those little things are celebrations in themselves!
Yes, yes - EXACTLY. Every day is a celebration. I get such joy and pleasure from things most people (those who have never been morbidly obese) take for granted, simply because they can't fathom the difficulties that those ordinary things held for us. And I gotta tell you - chairs is one of them. Oooh how I despised chairs of all sorts back in the day. Concerns about fitting into them, spilling over them, breaking them... ooh, not good, horrible memories.
Celebrate the little things - because they're HUGE. :hug:
10-15-2009, 02:04 PM
That's amazing, 110lbs and no longer obese, you definitely deserve to celebrate.
10-15-2009, 02:32 PM
Woohoo! Congrats that is absolutely amazing. Celebrate girly! :D
10-15-2009, 08:26 PM
Congrats! Do you realize you have done what most people can not or chosen not to do? This is fantastic. What a huge milestone!
10-16-2009, 10:12 AM
Wow, what a great amount of weight you've lost! That's fabulous
Get yourself fired back up and excited - jump into the boards, talk about the things that you can do now, that you couldn't before...get excited again and share that motivation....