100 lb. Club - Goal ... met
10-19-2009, 03:37 PM
After 3 weeks of losing 1 lb (total) I dropped 4 lbs all at once.*
As of this morning's weekly weigh-in, it's official: it's day #425 on plan and I sit here at exactly 140 lbs.
The weight I was for most of college, the weight I dreamed of last summer, the weight I set as my goal.
As I type this, I am wearing size 8R blue jeans from Target, with a size small long-sleeved shirt. I wouldn't have been caught dead in either a year ago, or heck, 4 months ago, as these are the types of clothing that always made me feel fat. I don't even think I wore form-fitting long-sleeved shirts at this weight in college, so self-conscious was I.
I have actually been thinking I will probably lose 5 more lbs, but hey, today is officially the day I "made it."
Onward to maintenance! (Somebody hold me.) :-)
Going to see about a few more lbs, as I think I might be more comfortable a little less (and would like a 5 lb leeway, at whichever weight I end up). Then my next big goal will be my 1 year date of maintenance. I'd like to let myself join the national weight control registry. I seem to remember that's a 3-month kept-it-off thing, but I might join later, not sure yet.
Well, anyway! Going on again! I will maybe post some before/after pics; see what I have that's recent. I do have some of me in a (forgiving, high-waisted) bikini (!!) but they're from last month. Not a big diff, though. I love this 100 lb forum, and all of you, and I plan to post in the maintainer's, as well.
*Strangely, this is the third such 'whoosh' I'd had, and all 3 times were when I didn't do my cardio routine for 4-5 days in a row -- the other times because of taking trips, and this time because of my mom visiting.
10-19-2009, 03:39 PM
WOW!!!! Congrats!!! :carrot:
10-19-2009, 03:39 PM
That is amazing!!! Congratulations, and good luck maintaining!
10-19-2009, 03:42 PM
CONGRATS!!!! that is SO awesome! You've worked so hard, and are such an inspiration.
And i know you'll kick the one year maintenance goal's butt! (in a good way :P)
10-19-2009, 03:51 PM
Super congratulations, White Picket Fences! Look what you can do! If you can lose more than 100 pounds (and in pretty short order, too!) you can do anything!
You totally rock! :hug:
10-19-2009, 04:01 PM
WOW! Congratulations! You must be absolutely ecstatic! :carrot: :woohoo:
Thighs Be Gone
10-19-2009, 04:03 PM
CONGRATULATIONS! I know you must feel amazing! Fantastic work! OWN this victory. YOU DID IT.
Thighs Be Gone
10-19-2009, 04:05 PM
Hey, White Picket--I must tell you something. The few times I have experienced WHOOSH was when I skipped cardio a couple of days and (GULP) went over on calories. It seems to always happen after I have been strictly adhering to my plan several weeks in a row.
BTW, I think you and I must have started on this about the same time. I started in June '08.
10-19-2009, 04:07 PM
amazing, congrats. :D
10-19-2009, 04:16 PM
Congratulations! That's truly fantastic.
L R K
10-19-2009, 04:18 PM
Thats fantastic! Congratulations! :)
10-19-2009, 04:19 PM
I'm so happy for you!!!! Congratulations!
10-19-2009, 04:20 PM
That's fantastic. I can't wait to be in your place a year or two from now. All the weight gone and able to finally be able to look in the mirror and go "Wow... that was hiding inside all this time?"
Eta: We Heart before and after photos, if you decide to post them. ^^
10-19-2009, 04:22 PM
Yay! Way to go! =)
10-19-2009, 04:27 PM
Thanks, you guys! Thighs Be Gone, this is random, but I think we have a lot in common because I so often relate to your posts (and I remember that we both do Friday pizza night). Garnetrising, I can't wait to see you here a year or 2 from now, either! I will keep an eye out ;)
Here's my attempt at before/after. The 'before' pic was taken Christmas 2007. I wasn't yet weighing then, but my starting weight in August 08 was 253 and I was probably around that. Or more, even.
The 'after' pic was taken just over a month ago. I was 147/148 lbs.
Edited to add -- okay, I do have a fully-clothed, actual goal pic. From this past Friday night:
10-19-2009, 04:32 PM
Wow, you look GREAT. And congrats on the HUGE loss in a little time. I am on my way to join you guys!!
10-19-2009, 04:47 PM
Oh, wow! You look great. ^^ You should be really, really proud of yourself.
10-19-2009, 04:55 PM
Congratulations! That's such awesome news, well done!!
10-19-2009, 05:32 PM
Great pix!!! :bravo:
10-19-2009, 05:33 PM
10-19-2009, 05:41 PM
You look fantastic! You must be feeling terrific!
10-19-2009, 05:45 PM
CONGRATS!!!! That is so amazing, I'm so happy for you :D :cheer:
10-19-2009, 05:47 PM
10-19-2009, 05:58 PM
:carrot: Wow... what an accomplishment!!! Congratulations... you look super!!! :carrot:
10-19-2009, 06:05 PM
OMG, congratulations!!! Best of luck on maintenance! :)
10-19-2009, 06:13 PM
you look great. congratz
10-19-2009, 06:14 PM
10-19-2009, 06:48 PM
Oh, YAY! Congratulations!! Look at that waist, those collarbones!
10-19-2009, 06:56 PM
Congratulations! You look awesome. :carrot::carrot::carrot:
Thighs Be Gone
10-19-2009, 06:59 PM
You look FaBuLoUs!!!
I will not wish you luck with maintenance. You already know it has 0 to do with luck!
10-19-2009, 07:03 PM
You look AMAZING!!! You must feel absolutely fantastic.
Wanna share some of your secrets? How'd ya do it? Way to go!
10-19-2009, 07:23 PM
Fantastic!! Congrats :woohoo:
10-19-2009, 07:55 PM
Congratulations! What an amazing accomplishment. You look amazing in your pictures...such a tiny little waist!
10-19-2009, 08:09 PM
Congrats on all your hard work!
10-19-2009, 09:25 PM
OMG! You're skinny!!!! You look FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow, what an inspiration. You are totally totally awesome.
10-19-2009, 10:24 PM
Fantabulous! Way to go WPF! You look amazing!
This is why I love this forum. Real people really doing it!
10-19-2009, 11:46 PM
You. Look. Amazing. Congratulations! Love the bikini!
10-19-2009, 11:58 PM
Congratulations, you are such an inspiration to me!
10-20-2009, 01:32 AM
congratulations! thats fab, you look great i hope you as great sas you look ;)
10-20-2009, 10:26 AM
Congrats!!! You look FABULOUS!!!
10-20-2009, 10:27 AM
Thanks so much for the compliments! I do feel so good lately.
Walking2Close, I have been calorie counting and food planning/logging for the last 13-14 months. And doing 6-9 hours of cardio per week (exercise bike) since March. Right now it's 60 minutes per day on my bike.
Also since this spring, lifting 3 lb weights every other day (3 sets of 20 reps of 5 moves, plus 'reverse pushups' -- about 20 mins or so total, not including taking breaks in between). I do a very short series of floor exercises every day (20 reps of regular pushups, crunches, squats, 'butt lifts' -- only a few mins at a time). Used to be a longer, official session, 3x/week, but I found that it was a big, boring time commitment and I was skipping it. So now just doing less, but every day is easier and comparable.
10-20-2009, 10:31 AM
Congratulations! Thank you for posting. You look amazing!
10-20-2009, 10:31 AM
You look FABULOUS! Congratulations - all your success is so well-deserved. Enjoy it!
10-20-2009, 11:35 AM
Wow! I hope to post something like this too sometime! Thank you for the inspiration :) :congrat:
10-20-2009, 11:55 AM
Wow. Wow. Wow. What an incredible transformation!!! You look PHENOMENAL!!!! And I know you're feeling that way too.
Congratulations and I look forward to spending many successful maintenance years with you. Oh and the NWCR - you need to maintain a 30 lb loss for 1 year. So mark your calender!
10-20-2009, 05:35 PM
Congratufreakinglations! You must be over the moon excited! i am so very proud of you and i look forward to the day where I can see you over in the maintainers forum as well :)
10-20-2009, 09:09 PM
Those pictures aren't worth a thousand words, they're worth a million! And you look like a million bucks! Congratulations, you maintainer you!
10-20-2009, 10:35 PM
Congratulations!!!! You look HOT!!
10-21-2009, 12:25 AM
Congratulations! You must be stoked:) Everything from now on is just extra polish:D
10-21-2009, 12:40 AM
What an amazing accomplishment!
10-21-2009, 11:51 AM
Thank you for posting the pics WhitePicket - very inspirational, I needed that today. :D
03-29-2010, 04:01 PM
WhitePicketFences, AWESOME accomplishment! Bravo! :D
I especially liked seeing your photos because we are the same height, and our starting and goal weights are almost identical... Gives me a preview of what I may look like at 140 :)
Thank you! I hope your maintenance is a smooth process...
03-29-2010, 04:40 PM
03-29-2010, 07:32 PM
Yay, that is fantastic! Congrats.
04-15-2012, 10:23 AM
You look so amazing!!!! How is maintenance going for you? Seeing your post today has given me that extra boost of "I can do it!". Congratulations on your major accomplishment. :)
04-17-2012, 12:27 AM
You look phenomenal!!
04-17-2012, 11:54 AM
OMG girl, CONGRATS!!! I'm so very happy for you!!!