100 lb. Club - Early Christmas present! (nearly)

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12-21-2010, 06:08 AM
My aim for my Israel trip, 01/19/2011, was 159.
Today I am 159.8.
This makes me happy; and amazed; and a bit awe-struck; and a bit "I can't believe it!"


DixC Chix
12-21-2010, 08:55 AM
Congrats!!! Well done!! :congrat:

Tell me more about your trip?!!

12-21-2010, 09:41 AM
Your happiness has been transmitted through your post. Hooray!! Great job!

12-21-2010, 11:20 AM
Yay!! It's so wonderful to achieve goals! You should feel great about yourself!

12-21-2010, 11:43 AM
:woohoo: !

12-21-2010, 11:48 AM
YAY!! You are doing an awesome job with your weight loss. :dancer:
I would love love LOVE to go to Israel! I hope you have a wonderful trip. :D

Pacifica Bee
12-21-2010, 12:54 PM
So awesome! Congrats!

12-21-2010, 01:02 PM
Rosinante, Congratulations !

12-21-2010, 01:41 PM
Thankyou, ladies!
Now to hold onto it......

DixC ~ I'm taking a week's trip with a company that arranges pilgrimages. It is a very good deal, designed for potential tour leaders, and thus costs less than half of the full amount. When I signed up, I was tentatively thinking about it but then I discovered that someone else in my diocese was planning one. Still, the company have made it clear that it's still ok for people like me to go, as a spiritual re-charge.

So: We fly from Heathrow (if it ever re-opens) to Tel-Aviv, and have just over half the week in Jerusalem, and the rest of the time in Tiberias. We'll be taking in all the spiritual sights/sites, it'll be pretty hectic. I will enjoy
the spiritual re-charge
the break
the not being in charge. I love my life, mostly, I love my job, mostly, but it's definitely going to be nice for someone else to be in charge.

*Sticking to my food plan. I'm not a believer in 'you're on holiday, it won't hurt'. I've gained tons, almost literally, by that way of thinking.

*Sharing a room with a friend - the one who's a sweety but threatened by my weightloss and tends to be very bossy and domineering. Can I get through the trip without hurling her off the Temple, or eating myself into oblivion? (Seriously, she has issues and behaviours - haven't we all? Her Is and Bs I can't control; I Can control my Is and Bs and reactions.)

* Not being in charge. I usually take city trips where I choose where I want to go and for how long. I haven't done a 'follow the umbrella' trip for nearly 30 years. Interesting.

DixC Chix
12-21-2010, 03:41 PM
It sounds like a most excellent adventure!! I envy you. And your weight loss success.

12-21-2010, 04:27 PM
Sounds like a great trip - hope you have a wonderful time! And congrats on the 150's - woo hoo!!!! :carrot:

Arctic Mama
12-21-2010, 04:32 PM
That is fabulous! Congratulations on your early present to yourself!

I think this requires a progress picture ;)

12-21-2010, 06:26 PM
I think this requires a progress picture ;)

Funny you should say that.....:hug: I took pix this morning. I'll upload one soon!:p

12-21-2010, 07:24 PM
This is so great and inspiring. :) I have plans for next summer that require me losing more weight, I hope I am successful like you have been! :) Hope you have a WONDERFUL time!

12-21-2010, 08:25 PM
Fantastic! Enjoy your trip, it sounds amazing!

12-21-2010, 11:20 PM
:cheer: Fantastic!

12-22-2010, 01:47 AM
Congrats! Israel sounds interesting. I've been all over the middle east except for Israel. ;)

12-22-2010, 01:52 AM
Yippee!! That is just terrific. I hope you have a wonderful trip.

12-22-2010, 03:58 AM
My aim for my Israel trip, 01/19/2011, was 159.
Today I am 159.8.
This makes me happy; and amazed; and a bit awe-struck; and a bit "I can't believe it!"


You are kicking butt! (Can I say that to a woman of the cloth? ;-) ). You are nearly a month ahead of schedule, girl--way to go!

12-22-2010, 05:19 AM
Thankyou, everyone!

And guess what the scales said this morning?!? ...... Yup, 162.8.

What?!? No, no. I love my scale. I do not panic at odd bounces. Really. No, really.

I didn't mis-eat yesterday but in the evening I went to the only one this season works related Christmas type meal. I ate small "Is that all you're having?" portions but who know what hidden salt there might have been.

I didn't plan on relaxing over Christmas but this is just a reminder not to even think about it! I'll get back to those glorious 150s!!!!!

12-23-2010, 03:48 PM
:congrat: Rosinante! Have a Fun Holiday! I posted this after reading the first post. Then after I posted this I see the sodium got to you. Sorry about that.