100 lb. Club - 2 Year Anniversary




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Onederchic
07-21-2010, 02:42 PM
Yep, today marks exactly 2 years that I decided to change my lifestyle and get to a healthier me. I posted the list of changes before but felt compelled to post them again with some new ones tacked on.

1. Stopped eating fast foods (as in they are no longer staple foods for me :D).
2. Stopped eating junk foods (with the exception of a handful of chips or fries on rare occasions).
3. Stopped smoking (after a 21 year, 2 pack a day habit).
4. Started exercising.
5. My skin is no longer dry and flaky.
6. My hair is no longer dull.
7. I can breathe when I am walking (and jogging!!) now.
8. Before, I had these dark marks on my fingernails and toenails, all gone now.
9. I can see my feet when I look down without having to push on my belly.
10. My menstrual cycle is more regular and not as heavy now.
11. I no longer suffer with insomnia.
12. I no longer sleep walk.
13. My sleep apnea went bye bye.
14. I am not on medicines for high blood pressure any longer.
15. I don't have ulcer troubles anymore.
16. I don't suffer with acid reflux or heartburn anymore.
17. I moved from Tennessee to New York.
18. I went from a size 28 to a size 14 in pants.
19. I don't wear 4 x shirts anymore, I can wear large.
20. I stopped drinking a 12 pack of soda everyday, now I have 2 diet sodas in a week.
21. I drink water now, lots of it when before I cringed from it.
22. I have lost, to date, 158.5 pounds.
23. I am comfortable with my weight for the first time in years, not my body but my weight.
24. I finally believe I do deserve to be healthy.
25. I finally believe I will reach my goals.
26. I stopped a 15 year BC headache powder addiction. May not seem like anything spectacular but I was sucking down at least 7-8 of these powders EVERY DAY but that stopped months ago.
27. I rededicated my life to God.
28. I stopped wanting to die and now I am eager to live and be alive.


In closing, I would like to say HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to myself and my new healthier life!!! :carrot:


time2lose
07-21-2010, 02:47 PM
Oh,.... that is so wonderful. Congratulations on turning your life around in two short years. As for your changes, nothing can beat your "I stopped wanting to die and now I am eager to live and be alive." It makes me teary eyed.

Onederchic
07-21-2010, 02:49 PM
Thank you, Cheryl :hug:


hpnodat
07-21-2010, 03:00 PM
Congrats Lady! What a huge accomplishment!
You are such an inspiration to me and many others here.

mingle
07-21-2010, 03:36 PM
That is amazing. Simply amazing! You have done SO much in two years! Your post is full of life & energy. You are truly an ispiration to me!

Congratulations & happy anniversary! :D

dragonwoman64
07-21-2010, 03:36 PM
FAN-TASTIC!! thanks for sharing! I'm extremely happy for you!

Onederchic
07-21-2010, 03:38 PM
Thanks so much y'all :D :hug:

Eliana
07-21-2010, 04:29 PM
Two years. I am in awe. ;) Really, that's quite spectacular.

Do you really attribute "12. I no longer sleep walk" to your new diet and weight loss? I don't think I'll ever stop sleep walking...or talking. For me, I don't think it's weight related. But boy do I relate to a lot of those! I've heard sleep walking/talking diminishes with age, but I have a family history of it NOT diminishing.

L R K
07-21-2010, 04:30 PM
Onderchic you are absolutely amazing!

Onederchic
07-21-2010, 04:33 PM
Well, for one, not all my changes are related to weight, they are just changes that have happened in the past 2 years.

As for sleep walking, it was, for me, due to stress and emotional issues that I now have some better control of. Learning I am strong enough to lose almost 160 pounds has made me realize that I am strong enough to conquer old demons that were screwing me up in other areas of my life..not all, but some :)

Onederchic
07-21-2010, 04:33 PM
Onderchic you are absolutely amazing!


Thank you :D :hug:

astrophe
07-21-2010, 04:39 PM
Amazing progress! Congrats!

A.

Onederchic
07-21-2010, 04:40 PM
Thanks :)

kallismom
07-21-2010, 05:37 PM
:hug:You are such an inspiration Onederchic! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!:hug:

Onederchic
07-21-2010, 05:40 PM
Thank you :hug:

srr728
07-21-2010, 08:38 PM
you're amazing! and inspiring!

debs54
07-21-2010, 09:12 PM
WOW that's terrific!! congratulations on your successes and especially on changing your for life & health for good

ubergirl
07-21-2010, 09:14 PM
Onderchic, you are amazing, awe-inspiring, ONEDERFUL and just plain great to know.

Congratulations on all of your momentous achievements!

bex
07-21-2010, 09:19 PM
You are amazing. Thank you so much for being such a friendly "face" around here.
You are such an inspiration!

Athenacapella
07-21-2010, 09:41 PM
I am absolutely in awe of your achievements! How'd you avoid the temptation to quit?

pucedaisy
07-21-2010, 10:09 PM
You are just fantastic. You should add another to your list: I've encouraged and inspired hundreds of people, helping them to reach their own goals.

kendra
07-21-2010, 10:27 PM
You should add another to your list: I've encouraged and inspired hundreds of people, helping them to reach their own goals.

I so agree with this statement. You are truly an inspiration to me and so many others. Thank you so much for being here and offering your advice. You rock!!! Good Job! :hug:

Onederchic
07-21-2010, 10:47 PM
Awww, y'all made me cry (in a good way!), thanks so much for always being so encouraging and supportive of and to me :hug:

Onederchic
07-21-2010, 10:48 PM
I am absolutely in awe of your achievements! How'd you avoid the temptation to quit?


I finally decided that I could no longer continue being morbidly obese. I was literally dying. I will not ever go back to that "life" again. I just simply refuse.

rockinrobin
07-22-2010, 07:09 AM
Do you even realize what an amazing woman you are? You have accomplished what so few people ever even attempt, yet alone successfully master. Truly awe-inspiring.

If I had a hat on, I'd take it off to you.

Here's headed towards anniversary number 3. Looking forward to getting a little glimpse into it. :smug:

:congrat::congrat::congrat:

TJFitnessDiva
07-22-2010, 07:37 AM
Congratulations girlie! You have been such a huge inspiration to me and others :hug:

PaulaM
07-22-2010, 10:09 AM
You are an inspiration, that was a LOT of changes to make.

Coondocks
07-22-2010, 10:17 AM
Exactly what I needed to read today :)
Thank you for sharring this with us and CONGRATS in the biggest way for everything you've done.

You rock!!!

Matilda08
07-22-2010, 11:02 AM
WOW this is very very emotional for me!!!! Im so happy for you hun. Thanks sooo much for sharing this really touched me I have tears in my eyes. Nice job!

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more you are a leader" Jillian Michaels

You are surely a LEADER!!!

calluna
07-22-2010, 11:21 AM
There are no words. :)

Know that I'm glad you're here and that you're one of the people I read/follow regularly. :hug:

Ciao
07-22-2010, 11:25 AM
Amazing! Congrats! :D

Liliann
07-22-2010, 11:44 AM
You accomplsihed so much!! I am proud of you on your progress...I also believe you can make it to goal!! Go Onderchick go!! Congratulations!! :)

Terre
07-22-2010, 11:46 AM
Congrats!!! You go girl. You are one of my top inspirations here. I hope and pray I can do a 2 year post saying I am still going strong. :)

Onederchic
07-22-2010, 11:53 AM
Thanks so very much to y'all. All of your words mean so much to me and I love y'all :D :hug::hug::hug:

joy3
07-22-2010, 01:50 PM
Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us!!! I have lost 120 pounds in a little over three years. If just maintained for about the last 6 months and was starting to think maybe just stay here. Your story has inspired me to get back on track with losing and that yes I can get to my goal!!!! For me at my age slowly but surely! Congrats on making so many positive changes with making your life healthy! Way to go!!!!

Onederchic
07-22-2010, 01:54 PM
Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us!!! I have lost 120 pounds in a little over three years. If just maintained for about the last 6 months and was starting to think maybe just stay here. Your story has inspired me to get back on track with losing and that yes I can get to my goal!!!! For me at my age slowly but surely! Congrats on making so many positive changes with making your life healthy! Way to go!!!!


Thank you and congrats on your success!! :hug:

Shannon in ATL
07-22-2010, 02:17 PM
Fantastic!

Onederchic
07-22-2010, 02:32 PM
Thanks :)

CanadianCutie
07-22-2010, 03:48 PM
Onederchic you are spectacular!

losermom
07-22-2010, 06:15 PM
Onederchic, you have turned your life around completely in these 2 short years! An amazing journey with amazing success for an amazing woman! You inspire me to never give up. :)

Onederchic
07-22-2010, 06:18 PM
Thanks so much :hug::hug:

Bunti
07-22-2010, 09:37 PM
What a terrific and amazing list. You're inspiring in so many ways, Onederchic.

I have to echo everyone's thanks for your sharing your journey with us.

I know I am only one of many who have looked at your accomplishments with awe, and then after reading your story, and seeing your posts, find you human and helpful, funny and wise, and while I am still awed by the achievement--I'm inspired to think that I can do it too, if I believe and keep on keeping on.

Onederchic
07-23-2010, 01:57 AM
Awww, Bunti, thank you!!! :hug::hug:

Cglasscock1
07-23-2010, 02:02 AM
Onederchic, I always look forward to your posts and I am amazed at your accomplishments. Happy Anniversary and treat yourself to something special!

Onederchic
07-23-2010, 02:03 AM
Thank you!! :hug:

TraceyElaine
07-23-2010, 05:22 AM
Happy Anniversary Onederchick! As always you inspire me.

MablesGirl
07-23-2010, 09:24 AM
Happy Anniversary! And congratulations on all of your wonderful accomplishments.

Onederchic
07-23-2010, 11:51 AM
Thanks very much y'all :) :hug:

Sandi
07-23-2010, 01:43 PM
Congrats!!!

Onederchic
07-23-2010, 02:03 PM
Thanks Sandi :D