100 lb. Club - 100 pound loss
05-25-2010, 05:05 PM
This week I reached my 100 pound loss. I have been on this journey since Nov 1, 2008 with the focus on getting healthy and doing it the right way. I have learned so much not just about diet,exercise and nutrition but also about who I am.
I know if I can do this anyone who really wants to can. I am married with 6 children ranging from 14 years old to 1. I have 4 kids in sports, drama, and music meaning even more commitments. I have 2 little kids with me most the time. I am a stay at home Mom who is never home. We live on one income. I have had 6 sections and 2 major hip surgeries. I have hyperglycemia and other various medical things that were an easy excuse for years.
I have gone from a size 26 to a 12. I remember being a size 12 in 6th grade. My weight loss has changed friendships, the way even strangers look at and treat me. It's weird to think my younger children will not remember the unhappy unfit Mom I used to be.
To mark my 100 pounds I am getting a makeover in a NYC salon next week. I will be in NYC with my husband for business and I figure that will be a once in a lifetime opportunity. I also want to get a small tattoo (my first) to remind me everyday that I can do anything I set out to accomplish! I still have a little ways to get to goal but it will happen in time .Be on the lookout for pictures soon.:carrot:
05-25-2010, 05:14 PM
What an amazing accomplishment!! I am so happy for you! Not many people can say they have lost 100 pounds.
You've done quite well in a year and a half! I am about a year behind you. ;)
05-25-2010, 05:17 PM
Congrats! That's a great accomplishment.
05-25-2010, 05:29 PM
congrats, that's such an amazing accomplishment!!!
05-25-2010, 05:31 PM
:bravo: That is absolutely thrilling for you.
And, here I was going to feel great about loosing 4 lb. in 12 days!!! LOL:dizzy:
No, but seriously, you should feel like really kicking off your heels in NYC next week. You have done a fantastic job. Not only for yourself, but what about the example for your kids. That speaks volume in itself.
Kudos to you.
One day I'll be saying, "I lost a 100 pounds." :carrot:
05-25-2010, 05:42 PM
Oh, how exciting! Congratulations, and I can't wait to see those pictures. Have a fun time in NYC.
05-25-2010, 05:48 PM
*thumbs up* You should definitely pamper yourself in NYC!
05-25-2010, 05:48 PM
This is an awesome accomplishment.
I love how you are celebrating. Shout it from the rooftops!!
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05-25-2010, 05:51 PM
That is awesome. Congratulations!
05-25-2010, 05:55 PM
:cheer:congrats on the loss have a blast in NYC if you are thinking of getting the tat while you are there you will need to look in the surounding boroughs .. I wanted to get a tat in NYC and I couldnt find a Tattoo artist in Manhattan
05-25-2010, 06:02 PM
Congratulations! This is a huge accomplishment!
05-25-2010, 06:03 PM
Congratulations on your amazing accomplishment!! I'm thinking we will need to see some makeover pictures.
05-25-2010, 06:04 PM
Major congrats! You have done an awesome job and have definitely earned a makeover. Good for you for getting over your excuses. So, do you know what the tat will be yet?
05-25-2010, 06:27 PM
Congratulations! You made me tear up...thinking about my almost 2 year old...and WHEN I accomplish the 100 pounds he won't remember me large either. What a thought.
Tear up NYC and send us those pics! :)
05-25-2010, 06:31 PM
Congratulations girl! What an accomplishment :hug:.
05-25-2010, 06:44 PM
05-25-2010, 06:48 PM
Congratulations! You've more than earned your fun in NYC!
05-25-2010, 06:55 PM
Congratulations! Can't wait to see your pics but you look pretty happy in your profile and I can see why! Have a fantastic time in NYC~!
05-25-2010, 06:56 PM
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05-25-2010, 06:58 PM
Wow! Congratulations!!! Have fun in New York!
05-25-2010, 07:06 PM
05-25-2010, 07:11 PM
That is fantastic. You look great and I second the post about the makeover pics. We wanna see!
05-25-2010, 07:21 PM
Congratulations!! :belly: That is a REAL accomplishment, I hope you're super-proud of yourself! :) :) :)
Enjoy your time in NYC and your makeover. Woohoo!
Adele (new, and totally inspired by people like you!)
05-25-2010, 07:28 PM
Wonderful, simply wonderful. Another congratulations.
05-25-2010, 08:09 PM
Fantastic Work!!! You are a prime example of how "anyone" can do it. Six kids-- sheesh!!!
05-25-2010, 08:10 PM
I am SO SO SO SO SO proud of you and I know that you are so proud of yourself! Great job! hard work!!!! Determination! i can't WAIT to see what your makeover pictures look like!!!!
05-25-2010, 09:10 PM
As a SAHM to 2 seeing you do this with 6 kids really really makes me so hopeful! My 4 year old most likely will remember "fat mommy" (he doesn't call me that just what he may think later in life) but my 10 month old will not!
When my daughter turns 2 I hope to be at 250 or so and by the time she's 3 I want to see onederland! Reading what you wrote really put that into perspective to me.
05-25-2010, 09:12 PM
I am so happy for you. This is such a great accomplishment. Enjoy your well deserved treat in NYC. Doing the happy dance for you!
WOOT. WOOT. WOOT. Awesome! :bravo:
05-25-2010, 09:48 PM
:woohoo: Congratulations! :woohoo:
You are proof positive that you can never be 'too busy' or have too much going on in your life to make yourself a priority and lead a healthy lifestyle. Go you!
Have a great time in NYC!
P.S. What are you planning to get for your tattoo?
05-25-2010, 11:43 PM
What an AMAZING accomplishment!! Congratulations!!! You have to feel so very proud of yourself!
Enjoy your makeover in NYC! That is awesome!
05-26-2010, 12:04 AM
How exciting! Congrats!
05-26-2010, 12:30 AM
Thank you all for the sweet words. I am excited about the upcoming NYC trip and makeover and I will definitely post some pics when I get back.
As for the tattoo. I want it to represent my 6 kids and my journey so I am thinking of six stars on top of my left foot.
Wheeeee! I can't wait to show ya'll some pictures. I am alittle nervous about the hair.
05-26-2010, 09:14 AM
What a wonderful accomplishment!!! I am so excited for you!!
And of course, I have added you name to the official "list" of 100 lb losers!!!
05-26-2010, 09:19 AM
OMG!!! that's amazing! You made me cry....I am so happy for you. I bet you have the time of your life in NYC and you so deserve it!!! I think the tatoo is a wonderful idea!
05-26-2010, 09:26 AM
WTG Nikki! That is such an accomplishment! I can't wait to see the photos :)
05-26-2010, 03:05 PM
What an awesome accomplishment!!! :congrat:
05-26-2010, 03:22 PM
You are truly a inspiration and I hope to join you very soon! I have 3 kids and work outside the home, and I can't begin to imagine how much crazier it would be with 3 more. You so deserve a relaxing makeover in NYC and I too can't wait to see some pics.
05-26-2010, 05:38 PM
what an amazing accomplishment .. you've got a full life and you managed to work through it all and do for yourself what you set out to do you are such an inspiration :)
05-26-2010, 05:55 PM
Oh you have earned that NYC trip and makeover for sure!! Yoou look gorgeous!! Have a great time!!!!