Goal! - I can't believe I'm posting here...




cherylmn
06-03-2010, 02:06 PM
As of today, I have officially reached my goal of 145 (ok, technically it is 145.5, but I'm taking it as having reached "the number"). I have a long way to go in terms of overall health & fitness, but I am finally comfortable with the scale.

Some day I'll get the courage to post my weight loss saga - from reading, it sounds like so many others. In the meantime, I just need a place to scream out loud: I DID IT!!!!

56 pounds gone in 6 months

Somebody celebrate with me!!! I have very few people with whom I can share this success.

:carrot: :cb: :dancer: :hyper: :cp: :bunny2: :belly: :yay:


playfullyme
06-03-2010, 02:11 PM
Awesome!!!!! :yay: I am so excited for you! Do you have pictures? *hint hint*

luciddepths
06-03-2010, 02:11 PM
oh WOW CONGRATS!!!

What did you do to get there?


Rtsmme4life
06-03-2010, 02:11 PM
That is AMAZING!!!! Congrats I hope to be in your shoes someday!

Firecracker777
06-03-2010, 02:13 PM
CONGRATS!!! You should be so proud!! :)

Blairsey
06-03-2010, 02:17 PM
Congrats, ya big loser you!:D:p:carrot:

RedRose
06-03-2010, 02:46 PM
Great job!!!

Sameen
06-03-2010, 02:48 PM
congratulations!!! thats the great!!!

biolerchick
06-03-2010, 03:13 PM
Congratulations! That's awesome! Can't wait to hear your story.

jigglefree
06-03-2010, 03:23 PM
:carrot::cb::dance::dancer::broc::bravo::cp::cp::c p:
Celebrating your success with you!!

Here's to many more triumphs during your maintenance!! :cheers:

elaumand
06-03-2010, 04:03 PM
That is awesome! Way to go!! :flow1: :congrat:

llmw1951
06-03-2010, 04:40 PM
Congratulations! That's Great!

MissKelly
06-03-2010, 05:02 PM
Congrats!!! :congrat::cheer2::dancer::cp::bravo:

girlieyorkie
06-03-2010, 05:11 PM
WTG. Congrats.

AdeleA
06-03-2010, 05:55 PM
Well done! You must have worked hard for that. Enjoy the New You!


:congrat::broc::carrot::encore::broc::cheer:


Adele.

sarcruze
06-03-2010, 07:15 PM
That is AWESOME!!!!!

cherylmn
06-03-2010, 10:46 PM
Thank you soooooo much for your kind replies! I have been on a program called Slimgenics, formerly Slim4Life. I have done Weight Watchers several times in the past, but have absolutely committed to a healthy lifestyle for the duration. I got married in my mid 30s (dated my husband for 10 years before that!), then had 2 kids 21 months apart. I also am a working mom and travel quite a bit - I average 3-7 days a monh away from home (and miss my family like CRAZY for every second of it!).

I have started a 'before' file, but realized that I have absolutely no 'after' pictures. I'll get some taken & write up my highs & lows of weight loss. Like many of you here, I've struggled with my weight for the majority of my life.

A few NSVs I am particularly proud of:

1. I just bought several size 10 pants - this is a size I have never worn in my adult life. I was an 18W when I started this journey in December.
2. I lost over 36" over my entire body.
3. I jogged for 30 minutes without stopping last night (1.0 incline on the treadmill & 5.0 MPH, so definitely slow). Prior to April, I had NEVER run/jogged a full mile, let alone 2+ miles.
4. People I have known for years have walked right by me & not even known who I am.
5. I fit comfortably in the back seat of my van in beween 2 car seats!
6. I fit comfortably in coach seats on any airplane.
7. My children will now have photographs that include ME, not just them & everyone else because I don't want to see how big I am.

I will openly admit that I am petrified about maintenance. Not in an obsessive way, but just really worried that I won't be able to assimilate to a more normal eating pattern. Having said that, part of the plan that I am on includes 4 weeks of "rebalancing" your body (slowly upping the variety of healthy foods & amounts) + 12 weeks of maintenance support. So, I'm still part of a program through the summer (thank goodness).

Again, I thank you for celebrating with me. You have no idea how much I appreciate it!!!

Onederchic
06-04-2010, 12:09 AM
Very awesome! Congrats :D

Veil
06-04-2010, 12:21 AM
YAAA WOOOO!!! Great job!!!

Cglasscock1
06-04-2010, 12:34 AM
What a great accomplishment!! Congratulations -- and we want pics and blog!

KayakGal
06-04-2010, 12:42 AM
Congratulations!

caliyah
06-04-2010, 01:27 AM
WOW in 6 months????? YOU ROCk! Congrats! Thanks 4 inspiring me!

loveit
06-04-2010, 02:17 AM
let me say:carrot::carrot::carrot: YOU ROCK!!:hug::hug::hug:~~~~ congrats on your sucess and i hope u stay at your goal. POST POST POST PICTURES. :dance:




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Vintage Bunny
06-04-2010, 02:25 AM
that's flipping AMAZING!!! great job! u've done what i want to do.

VermontMom
06-04-2010, 05:49 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!! :bravo::dance::dancer: we are celebrating your awesomeness! :D

( I would also love to have a peek at a current pic! cause we're the same height and I need to set a new goal of being in the 140's )

bex
06-04-2010, 05:50 AM
Yay awesome! Congrats hun! xx

KimL1214
06-04-2010, 08:49 AM
Congratulations!!!

Thighs Be Gone
06-04-2010, 08:54 AM
YAY! GO YOU! I am definitely celebrating with you!

Arnold77
06-07-2010, 09:59 AM
congrats on the weightloss!

love2b150
06-07-2010, 12:39 PM
Congratulations Cheryl.

Natoshial
06-07-2010, 12:58 PM
I'll certainly celebrate with you! I'm excited and happy for you.

annie175
06-07-2010, 01:20 PM
Rockin'

gottadoit2010
06-07-2010, 02:10 PM
Great job!!!!! I LOVE that you have a new goal posted for yourself. Very great idea to keep motivated.

Iatxgirl
06-07-2010, 03:34 PM
Great Job! That's AWESOME!!! :carrot:

Ciao
06-07-2010, 04:38 PM
Good job. :D

bigjosie
08-23-2010, 02:09 PM
Wooo Hoooooooooo!

Hickory0305
08-23-2010, 02:31 PM
VERY cool! Congrats to you!

bananapancakes
08-23-2010, 02:38 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! 56 LBS IN 6 MONTHS IS FANTASTIC!

I can't wait for the day I'm able to post a new thread saying 'I did it, I reached goal!"

Enjoy! :)

Mickeypnd
08-23-2010, 03:15 PM
congrats on the wonderful success!!

sinfuldays
08-23-2010, 03:28 PM
congrats!!!!!!!! :hug:

sweetnlow28
08-23-2010, 06:04 PM
Amazing, good for you :carrot: :carrot: I set my original goal the same as yours and I am almost there as well :) I may reassess at that number though since I am shorter and chunky around the waist. Don't be afraid to post some pictures!

Congratulations!

Raspberry 1984
12-12-2010, 01:46 PM
great work:)