Goal! - Food addict drops 70 lbs.




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luckymommy
07-28-2011, 12:49 PM
I can't believe I finally made it to goal! :carrot: I hope I can keep it off but I don't for one second believe that things will get any easier. However, I can honestly tell you that even with all of my imperfections (from years of expanding my skin again and agin through yo-yoing), I'm thrilled now with my body. I know there are some things I don't feel comfortable wearing, but now I know I can find things that flatter me well.

I'm going to try to continue losing some more because my goal jeans are still too snug but they do fit now!

I don't believe I could have gotten here without this wonderful site. There are so many thoughtful, kind people here who know what it takes and have a ton of information.

I will count calories for the rest of my life, but I may eventually try to give myself a day off here and there to see if I can handle it. I will weigh myself every day because that will help me stay aware...since it's so easy to ignore the fact that weight is coming back on. When life stressors occur, I will do my best not to use food to numb my feelings.

I'm so excited!!!!!! I really can't believe I made it! I wish you all great success in reaching your own goals! :hug:


paperdollme
07-28-2011, 12:56 PM
Holler! You go, girl! Congrats, and enjoy. I'll be looking forward to your updates as you enter maintenance!

missyj
07-28-2011, 01:31 PM
Congratulations! You are an inspiration to us all! Way to go!
:carrot:


Bamber33
07-28-2011, 01:44 PM
Woo Hoo!!! Congrats!!! :D

zoodoo613
07-28-2011, 02:25 PM
Congrats! What an accomplishment!

(So are we going to see the pictures? :) )

EagleRiverDee
07-28-2011, 02:27 PM
Woot! Congratulations. I hope someday to be able to post the same type of success. :D

xxkaleidoscopic
07-28-2011, 02:42 PM
Wow, that's awesome! Congrats! :)

luckymommy
07-28-2011, 03:09 PM
Thanks everyone! I"d love to show you a photo, but I don't know how! I'm horrible at technology and it's a miracle that I can even have a ticker here with an avatar! ;) I'm the least tech minded person you've ever met online. ;) I'll ask my hubby to help me tonight. Problem is that I don't know if I can find a before shot since I avoided the camera like the plague! ;)

Lovely
07-28-2011, 03:14 PM
CONGRATULATIONS! :carrot: :broc: :cb:

Amazing work :D

mselle
07-28-2011, 03:40 PM
I am so happy for you! I too aggree with you- this site seems to have "what it takes" for that extra motivation! :carrot:

osaunt
07-28-2011, 03:42 PM
WooHoo! Awesome job - congrats!

170starting
07-28-2011, 03:48 PM
AWESOME :carrot: How long did it take you?

Time2GetFine82
07-28-2011, 03:49 PM
congrats!

DollyMichele
07-28-2011, 04:25 PM
I will count calories for the rest of my life, but I may eventually try to give myself a day off here and there to see if I can handle it. I will weigh myself every day because that will help me stay aware...since it's so easy to ignore the fact that weight is coming back on. When life stressors occur, I will do my best not to use food to numb my feelings.


Congratulations!! That is sooo Great you met your goal! :carrot:

I like that you have a plan for the future. I once lost a lot of weight and then once I hit my goal I didn't have a plan so what happened?! Of course I gained ALL of it back. :o Sad but true. So this go round I have a plan too. It is really hard to accept that we have to count calories every day of our lives but to stay healthy it is a must. And I agree totally with regularly scheduled weigh-ins. When i started gaining weight :cbg: I avoided the scale, in fact I threw it away. D'oh!

I am so happy for you and I wish you the best of luck keeping life balanced. =)

MAW
07-28-2011, 06:00 PM
Congratulations!!!!!!!

MrsClaus
07-28-2011, 06:38 PM
Congratulations! Awesome job.

alsten02
07-28-2011, 06:44 PM
awesome, grats :D

Emme
07-28-2011, 10:01 PM
Woo-hoo!! Congrats!! :cheer:

parbtani
07-30-2011, 05:42 AM
that is awesome!!!!:carrot:

yoyoma
07-30-2011, 07:58 AM
Wow that's great! Congratulations!!!

CyndiM
07-30-2011, 08:45 AM
Congratulations! Welcome to maintenance and the rest of your healthy life :)

Jalsa
07-30-2011, 10:45 AM
Wonderful-what a result!!

sheramama
07-30-2011, 11:02 AM
Congrats! I bet you feel like a million bucks! Now go out and get yourself some amazing new clothes to fit the new you!

Lori Bell
07-30-2011, 03:55 PM
Time to shop til you drop!!! Congratulations, on your hard work. Now the FUN of maintaince begins! :)

erinmarie312
07-30-2011, 04:41 PM
Yay! Good for you. When they say its a life style change not just trying to loose weight, I think that def hits hard when you loose all the weight and start to maintain it. Since your fully aware that you never want to weigh what you did before, it will be much better to maintain. And you know we are all here for you when you need the support.

luckymommy
08-02-2011, 09:09 PM
Thank you all SO MUCH! I SOOOO appreciate all of the kind words, empathy and support! XOXO

Ok, so with all of my horrible computer skills, I finally managed to use a photo I just took of myself and put it into my avatar. Just knowing the word avatar is an accomplishment for me! ;) But, as you can see, I didn't know how to post it properly so that it's vertical! I'll see if my husband can tweak it for me. I don't really have any before shots because I really did a nice job of avoiding the camera! Now, I'm happy to take pictures! :)

Innerprincess
08-02-2011, 10:16 PM
You're looking pretty thin there! Congratulations!!!!

Liliann
08-02-2011, 10:29 PM
:bravo: Congrats!! Awesome!!