100 lb. Club - 1 Year = 100 Pounds

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05-21-2010, 12:16 PM
I am just a week shy of my one-year anniversary since beginning this journey for what I plan and hope to be the final time, and at my weigh-in this morning, I made it to officially losing 100 lbs! :carrot:

I still have a ways to go - in fact, I know a lot of people START at the point I'm at now, but that doesn't bother me because for the first time, I feel that mind-shift to where I see this as a lifestyle. This is the way I live. It will not end and I will not go back to my old ways. I am totally confident that I will reach my goal and keep living a healthy life.

My next big goal is getting under 200 lbs - which I have not been since probably my early teens, at least 20 years. In fact, I don't ever remember seeing a 1 in front of my weight, since by the time I started weighing myself in my teens, I was already in the 2s. 100 lbs is a big milestone, but reaching ONEDERLAND will be the one with the emotional impact.

Here are a couple photos of me. The first one shows me last May and then last month and the other is one of my husband and I last weekend after biking 30 miles for a diabetes fundraiser. He's lost about 150lbs so far.

05-21-2010, 12:18 PM
Awesome - Amazing - You look fabulous! Congrats!!


05-21-2010, 12:18 PM
CONGRATULATIONS! You look amazing!

Impressive bike ride! 30 miles ~ incredible :carrot:

Thanks for posting your inspirational milestone!

05-21-2010, 12:21 PM
congrats to you and your hub - how fantastic for both of you!!!!

05-21-2010, 12:24 PM
You look incredible! Your accomplishments are amazing!! I hope you and your husband are SO proud of one another! It's so wonderful that you are fully embracing your new lifestyle together, and it looks like you both really enjoyed the 30 mile bike ride!!

05-21-2010, 12:28 PM
You both look amazing and wonderfully fit and healthy! Great job!

05-21-2010, 12:29 PM
You both look so healthy and have done an awesome job! Congrats. Not far from onderland!

05-21-2010, 12:31 PM
You look really great! Congratulations to you AND your husband... so exciting that you guys are changing your lives together!

05-21-2010, 12:36 PM
Lesley, you and your husband are remarkable - your commitment, your stick-to-itiveness, your attitude, all of it. Keep going! You're doing an amazing job. :hug: :D

Gourmet Bean
05-21-2010, 12:37 PM
You look incredible! Congrats!!!!

05-21-2010, 12:46 PM
Congrats. You both look great--and are clearly so much more capable and healthy than you were.

05-21-2010, 12:47 PM
YOU LOOK MARVELOUS!! Keep up the great work!

05-21-2010, 12:55 PM

Judy Lynn
05-21-2010, 01:18 PM
Way to go Lesley!!! What an incredible transformation you are undergoing. Both you and your husband look fantastic! :carrot:

05-21-2010, 01:19 PM
This is where that favorite quote of mine comes into play..."A year from now you'll be so glad you started today."

Well...aren't you ever?! Good job to you both!

05-21-2010, 01:51 PM

I am thrilled for you and your absolutley wonderful progress. Well done!


05-21-2010, 01:55 PM
WOW you both are looking GREAT! Congrats on all of your hard work. And you have such a great attitude! You will reach your goals! Keep up the great work.

05-21-2010, 02:12 PM
Good job!

05-21-2010, 02:16 PM
YOU LOOK AMAZING!!! U should be so proud!! u both should be proud! it must have been wonderful 2 share the journey

Arctic Mama
05-21-2010, 02:31 PM
That is an amazing transformation, especially in such a short period of time!

05-21-2010, 02:41 PM
Congrats! You both look amazing!

05-21-2010, 02:53 PM
How amazing! You & your husband look fantastic! Congrats! :)

05-21-2010, 03:14 PM
You are amazing and inspiring! Way to go!!

05-21-2010, 03:16 PM

05-21-2010, 04:14 PM
:congrat: You look amazing! I remember seeing you on here last year too and you've come sooo far!

05-21-2010, 04:16 PM
Congrats to you!!!! Looking good!

05-21-2010, 04:20 PM
You look amazing! Congrats :D

05-21-2010, 04:34 PM
Congratulations you look great!!!

05-21-2010, 05:18 PM
What fantastic progress! Good for you and your husband! Wishing you both the best as you continue your journeys. How great! :bravo:

05-21-2010, 05:22 PM
How cool that the 100 matched up to the one year anniversary. I know you can now reach any goal you set for yourself. Congratulations!

05-21-2010, 06:00 PM
You both look fantastic!!! Like someone else said, this does show that one year from now you'll be glad you started today.

Which song did you choose for you WW celebration?

05-21-2010, 06:07 PM
Wow! That is awesome! You and your hubby both rock!

05-21-2010, 07:15 PM
You've done so well! Congratulations!

05-21-2010, 07:51 PM
Congratulations! You look amazing and I bet you feel even better. What a wonderful accomplishment!!! :carrot:

This is where that favorite quote of mine comes into play..."A year from now you'll be so glad you started today."

Well...aren't you ever?! Good job to you both!

That's one of my favourite quotes too. Wise words for sure.

05-21-2010, 08:00 PM
Congratulations! You look wonderful and you are an inspiration to us all!

05-21-2010, 08:01 PM
Wow, congrats! 100lbs is a huge accomplishment! You look great! :)

05-21-2010, 08:23 PM
Congrats! Very inspiring. You have been working hard and it shows, wow on the pics!

05-22-2010, 01:08 AM
WOW! awesome changes.... you both look great.

05-22-2010, 05:17 AM


05-22-2010, 08:49 AM
I LOVE IT!!! Thank you for showing us once again, that losing weight and a lot of it is a doable thing.

I'm so happy for you!! What an incredible year you've had. Look what you've done for yourself. The changes are astounding.

I look forward to hearing of your continued progress and your entry into onderland. :)

05-22-2010, 09:02 AM
Enormous congratulations and kudos from me!

Your transformation would be astonishing, if I didn't know that you have worked every single one of those 365 days.

It is fantastic to see you and your DH looking so sporty!

I'm so happy that you have shared your journey with us-- now hop on board, cause the train is heading to onderland.

05-22-2010, 10:02 AM
A big congratulations! You sure do deserve it!

05-22-2010, 10:22 AM
That's awesome!

05-22-2010, 11:12 AM
It can be done. Inspirational.

05-22-2010, 01:41 PM
YAY! Congratulations, you both look fabulous :)

05-22-2010, 03:59 PM
wowzers! honestly, really wonderful! congrats to you both!!

05-22-2010, 05:25 PM
You look absolutely fabulous! You and your husband's transformations are inspiring!

05-22-2010, 05:47 PM
Congratulations to both of you!

05-22-2010, 06:27 PM
Congratulations! That's a huge accomplishment! You're really getting close to 'Onederland'! You look Great & I bet if you're like me Feel Better too!

05-22-2010, 11:15 PM
Yeah, 100 pounds is wonderful. It is so great that you and your husband are doing this together! :carrot::carrot::carrot:

05-22-2010, 11:39 PM
Wow, thanks everyone for all your replies! :hug:

I definitely have worked to get every one of those pounds off me, but it hasn't been torture - it's been liberating!

The differences between how we live now and a year ago are just amazing, for example:

- our grocery cart is full of healthy, nutritious foods - plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean poultry and fish.

- we don't stuff ourselves full of fried, fatty foods at every opportunity

- our clothes closet is full of workout gear that actually gets used

- we spend our time off outside as much as possible, doing active things like biking or hiking, together or with friends

- I plan my calendar around what races, charity bike rides and sporting events I want to participate in

- For the first time in my life, I consider myself an athlete. I wish someone had told me 20 years ago that you didn't need to be skinny or good with a ball to be good at sports!

In fact, it's the activity that is really different this time round. I've tried to lose weight before and have lost as much as 50 lbs (from my high weight of 350) but I'd always fall off the wagon, go back to old eating habits, and gain most (if not all and then some) of the weight back. This time, although we made healthy eating a priority, I also focused on exercise and found to my amazement that I actually enjoyed it. Now, I don't really consider most of what I do 'working out' since running and biking are just things I love to do, and have incorporated them into my life. Setting fitness goals has been the secret to my success this time, I believe.

There's not one aspect of my life that hasn't been improved by this. Absolutely everything is better, and I know that will only be more so as time goes on, and I lose more weight and become more fit.

Oh, and for the person who asked what milestone song I chose (in relation to a question I'd posted to the board recently), the more I thought about it, I decided this song fit me best:


(Enjoy the retro vibe :D )

Now, ONEDERLAND, here I come!

05-23-2010, 12:00 AM
Litchick, you've got me tearing up...

The way you live your life now, sounds so, so, so - sensible. And I think that's the part that I have also found to be true. There's no secret, no crazy, outrageous *scheme*, no nutty *diet*, nothing outrageous or extreme - just good, clean living - a sound, rational, intelligent way to approach life.


05-23-2010, 12:15 AM
I just love your milestone song. How perfect!!! I am so happy for you!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

And of course, I have added you to the Official list of 100 lb losers!!! :D

05-23-2010, 09:18 AM
I'm late but... Congratulations! That's fantastic!

05-23-2010, 10:05 AM
Amazing transformation Lesley!!!! :D Happy anniversary!

05-23-2010, 10:19 AM
An awesome achievement !

05-26-2010, 02:08 PM
First of all I love the song! :carrot::carrot:

I congratulate to you for you great sucess, you look great. Also I have noticed one part of your post that made me wonder...

I am totally confident that I will reach my goal and keep living a healthy life.

Maybe it sounds strange but how did you get to this state of mind?
Did you read inspiring books, did you went to hipnosis or something?
I am asking that because I cant get it whateve I try. I just dont beleave it is managable and I think I will get the lottory sooner than that. I know I have to change my mindset first and then others....do you have any sugesstion on that? :)