100 lb. Club - Rolling back nearly 35 years!

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11-02-2010, 06:04 AM
172 was to be a significant number for me. The first time I lost a lot of weight was in my very early 20s, when I got down to 114. My start weight was 172, I remember it very well. So :carrot::carrot: that I'm back there again.

I try not to remember that at 172 as a startweight, I would have unhesitatingly described myself as a big, fat cow; while having lost 70lbs (actually, 70.1, today I am 171.9!!!), I feel dam' proud of myself and hot.......:o

11-02-2010, 06:14 AM
:woohoo: :D

11-02-2010, 06:53 AM
that's fantastic!!!! yay!

11-02-2010, 07:28 AM

I'm so proud of everything you've been able to accomplish! :)

11-02-2010, 09:08 AM
Oh, yeah I remember hating the weight I am now when I was in my 20's. Wish I knew then what I know now! But now I know this is a healthy weight and while I am still trying to lose more, I am not the "cow" I called myself then.

11-02-2010, 09:10 AM
SO happy and excited for you!!!

11-02-2010, 09:40 AM
Haha! I'm glad at that age I didn't own a scale. ;) I measured all success by nothing but a dress size. So I can not make that comparison, especially now with vanity sizing.

Back to a weight you saw in your 20's! Wahoo! :dance:

AZ Sunrises
11-02-2010, 09:52 AM

11-02-2010, 11:26 AM
Awesome!! Good job!!

11-02-2010, 12:19 PM
Fantastic, Rosinante! Well done!!!!!

11-02-2010, 12:23 PM
awsome job.

I remember when I thought 145 was "fat" now it's my goal lol

11-02-2010, 12:54 PM
Fantastic! Way to go! :carrot:

11-02-2010, 01:36 PM
What an awesome milestone!! You are doing great!!! Keep it up :)

Arctic Mama
11-02-2010, 03:30 PM
It's amazing how our perspectives can change over the years. Congratulations on making such a big personal milestone!

11-02-2010, 03:43 PM
I try not to remember that at 172 as a startweight, I would have unhesitatingly described myself as a big, fat cow; while having lost 70lbs (actually, 70.1, today I am 171.9!!!), I feel dam' proud of myself and hot.......:o

I've been feeling the same way lately. I'm right about where I was when I got pregnant with my oldest child (and the point at which I started a serious weight loss effort after his birth). I remember feeling like I was a huge, fat, flabby, insert any other negative word you can think of for someone carrying an extra few pounds, cow at that point. Now I feel awesome at this weight! It's weird how our perspectives change, isn't it?

11-02-2010, 05:06 PM
Brilliant! :dancer: :dancer:

11-02-2010, 05:12 PM

11-02-2010, 07:42 PM
This sort of "time travel" into the past is interesting, isn't it, Rosinante? My first major diet was at the age of 18, when I went from 166 to 134. My second was at 27, when I went from 225 to 173. Like you, I've noticed those "signposts" along the way.

One interesting thing is that I still have some clothes from the mid 1980's (early to mid twenties), when I had to maintain a weight limit of about 147. I've been too stubborn to throw them away, and I'm getting so I can wear them now. Do you have any of those kinds of relics from the past?

11-02-2010, 07:51 PM
No, I wish I'd kept some!

I see kaftans, like I wore when I was 17.
I saw this summer's maxi dresses, like I wore when I was 20.
I see what looks like Starsky and Hutch knitted jackets in the shops this season - so many looks where I could have been the height of fashion!

The only relics I have are a couple of pieces I bought in the States in my late 20s, about 25 is years ago: one a delicate yellow sweater with frogs embroidered on; one a T-shirt with the slogan "I like my men to act like men - strong and childish". Wow, it's probably too sexist to wear these days! :D

11-02-2010, 09:54 PM
Way to go, Rosinante! I do know what you mean about weighing a weight that used to be the "fat cow" weight....!!!

I know that when I was in my mid-twenties and in the 180s I felt like a cow extraordinaire. I really have to fight that tendency though. Being stranded for a while at this weight, I am absolutely losing sight of the fact that where I am now is almost 110 lbs thinner than where I was a year ago.

Funny though, I just realized that I'm wearing an old sweatshirt that I wore in college right now-- I graduated in 1983 and I weighed about 175 when I graduated. I keep thinking I was much smaller then, but I guess I wasn't.

11-03-2010, 04:43 AM
"cow extraordinaire" :D :D :D