Goal! - Add me to the "I did it" portion!

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03-19-2010, 10:37 AM
I am sooo excited/ happy/ elated/ and a million other words.

I hit my goal today. It has taken me a little under 18 months to do so. In between when I started and now I was married, along with a few other slow downs.... but I made it.

Thank you all for all of your help/advise/and support!

Especially my girls on the biker thread! You pushed me when I wanted to quit!

BUT, even though today has been a long time coming and people think you can let your guard down.... I am sticking to what RockinRobin said in one of the very first threads I read of hers about what she did when she hit goal. She did exactly the same thing! I had the same breakfast, I did my usual boot camp routine, and I will work through the rest of the day just as normal. I don't want this weight to come back! EVER!

Thanks to all of you ladies who have lost so much weight. You are truly an inspiration!


03-19-2010, 10:56 AM
Awesome Job!! U Look Amazing!

Shannon in ATL
03-19-2010, 11:05 AM
Congratulations! You look fabulous!

Going to be a great spring! :)

03-19-2010, 11:26 AM
It is people like you two that have given me the inspiration..... and the "notion" that I COULD do it.


03-19-2010, 11:40 AM
Congrats! You look terrific!

We have the same goal, same height, and almost the same starting weight. Can I ask what size pants you are in?

03-19-2010, 11:42 AM
This is my first day, and I saw this, people like you give us all hope and the want to do this, thank you for this post..Congratulations !!!!

03-19-2010, 11:49 AM
Heather, I am in a good fitting 12, which is what my goal size was.

Evelyn48, You can absolutely do this! Just make changes that you can live with for the rest of your life. When you are feeling like you can't do it.... just check out some of the awesome stories. Good luck. Let me know if you need anything.


03-19-2010, 01:16 PM
Congratulations! I'm sure you feel so accomplished! Best of luck with maintenance! I agree with keeping everything the same. One thing I did do was take two days off of working out. I went from 6-7 days a week, to 4-5 a week. I let my body rest more now, but I keep my cal intake the same. 1,200 a day.

03-19-2010, 01:26 PM
WOW!! You look fantastic and I am soooooo happy for you!!! I'm glad you didn't give up, you look amazing and I bet you feel a ton healthier and happier!! Congrats I look forward to you being on of my inspirations, as many other ppl on here!! Again, you look fantasic, very proud of u!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing your story!!!

03-19-2010, 01:44 PM
Awesome job! Congratulations!

03-19-2010, 01:57 PM
Congrats!!! I love the motivation I get from this forum.

03-19-2010, 04:32 PM
Well done! Let's toast to that. It really feels good to know that you have achieved what you want to achieve. Words are not enough to express how you feel.


03-19-2010, 05:09 PM
Congratulations! Now that is a great way to kick off the weekend. Success stories like your make it easier for the new people here to see it is very possible to meet our goals. :dancer:

03-19-2010, 05:47 PM
Thank you all so much. And, you are right, it is GREAT to start the weekend knowing that I have the tools to maintain and live this way for the rest of my life. I no longer have to be the BIGGEST girl in the room. Although chances are-- I am the tallest or close to the tallest, but I am okay with that.

Words cannot express how happy I am I found this website and that I get to share it with great people.

I cannot wait to hear the newbies goal stories here!


Dippy Chip
03-19-2010, 05:58 PM
Woohoo, congratulations! You look amazing!

03-21-2010, 08:28 AM
wow..you look fantastic! Congratulations!!

03-21-2010, 08:35 AM
wow wow wow wowwwww.

you look so much younger! beautiful! =)
haha congrats!

03-21-2010, 10:22 AM
Congratulations!! I'm looking forward to continued encouragement from you. I'm working hard to get to goal. I'm so happy for you! Keep going!!

03-28-2010, 05:17 AM
You're doing great!

04-24-2010, 06:15 PM
Wow! Thanks for posting. Congratulations to you. I love reading how others have reached their goals, it gives me an extra boost to stay on track and be patient about my weight loss. Have a great weekend!

04-25-2010, 02:47 PM
Congrats! It's the best feeling when you hit your goal :)

Ellie R
04-25-2010, 02:58 PM
Well done to you that's fantastic, and you look great!

04-25-2010, 05:48 PM

04-25-2010, 06:08 PM
Thank you ladies. You know, I have found that the battle is not "over" when you hit goal. I gained almost 10 pounds the week my son deployed, but I got right back on it and I am down to goal again. I refuse to be "fat" again! I refuse to be one of the statistics that were not able to keep it off. Yes, I splurge, yes I eat more than I should sometimes, but I know when (it took me until I was age 36 to figure it out) to get right back with the program and not let 10 turn into oh well, might as well keep going...... I am NOT perfect. I still struggle with food..... but I will NOT give up!

You all are so encouraging to me!


04-25-2010, 08:50 PM
I gained almost 10 pounds the week my son deployed, but I got right back on it and I am down to goal again.

We knew you would!! :bravo::dance::dancer: you rock, road sistah! :D

05-03-2010, 03:44 PM
Congratulations!!! :D You look great! :)

05-04-2010, 04:49 PM
Tammy, you're story is very inspiring. It really means a lot for those of us who are first starting to hear your kind of "I did it!" stories so we can continue the battle. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Lori Bell
05-11-2010, 07:34 PM
Hey Tammy, I can't believe I missed this thread. Sorry I am so late in congratulating you on reaching goal. Your before and after pic is GREAT. You look like a million bucks. Best wishes on your maintaince journey. It's hard, but doable!

05-11-2010, 08:08 PM
Awesome!!! Great job... congratulations!!!

05-17-2010, 03:58 PM

06-03-2010, 08:26 PM
U've done an amazing job!!! Even when u struggled u still kept going and pushed through it.

06-04-2010, 01:44 AM
Awesome! You look great!