100 lb. Club - 100 lbs lost!!!
02-28-2012, 01:08 PM
It's official! I have lost over 100 lbs!!
:cheer3::cheer2::cheer: Woo Hoo!!! :cheer::cheer2::cheer3:
After years and years of maintaining the 100 lbs lost thread, I finally got to add my name to the list. What a rush! And today is my 1 year anniversary of my new lifestyle. I started with 17 lbs lost, so I lost 83 lbs in that year, but 100 from my highest in July 2010.
I have been here for over 10 years and have never had any real success. What I would lose, I would gain right back. So for anyone who feels like they will just never make it, have some faith in yourself and don't ever give up. What I finally did was examine my program to see what the problem was, how come it didn't work? What I realized was that my plan worked fine, I just never stuck to it. A week here, a few weeks there, then I'd cheat and that would snowball and I would gain it all back. So a year ago today I decided that I would do the one thing that I had never done, stick to my plan every stinking day. I saw that a lot of people were having success making 1 year commitments, so that's what I did. My plan was nothing major, 1800 calories. That's it. In the beginning, I didn't even care what I ate, the goal was to stick to 1800 EVERY day, if I did that, it was a successful day. And guess what, the weight came off. After a while I started cleaning up what I ate, but not until I was able to easily control those daily calories! Back in October I started working with a personal trainer and now I weight lift and hit the gym 5 days a week, but I didn't start there.
You guys have been with me the whole way, you'll never know how much this forum means to me, saved my life for sure. Goal #2, add my name to the 200 lbs lost and Onederland lists!
02-28-2012, 01:17 PM
Way to go, Sandi!!!!!!!
02-28-2012, 01:21 PM
That is AWESOME!!! You are really an inspiration, I can't wait until I get to add my name to the 100lbs lost list!!!
02-28-2012, 01:21 PM
02-28-2012, 01:22 PM
Hooray Sandi! I'm so happy for you that you made it on your anniversary; I know from lurking on your blog that was a goal for you. Truly you are a testament to the fact that if you don't give up, eventually you will get there. Way to be inspirational! I am using you as my reason to stay OP today. :D
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02-28-2012, 01:35 PM
:bravo: Congrats Sandi!!
What a wonderful accomplishment to have achieved in just a year!
Thanks so much for sharing.
It's crazy how fast time flies, and how much you don't even realize you're going off plan ... so kudos to you for sticking with it this time ... your pics are amazing!
02-28-2012, 01:42 PM
WOOHOO...AMAZING and CONGRATS. You look amazing and are so inspiring. I really needed to see this today. So excited for you...:)
02-28-2012, 01:42 PM
02-28-2012, 01:48 PM
YIIPPPEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! Happy Anniversary and you look so great! :congrat: You totally motivate me :)
02-28-2012, 01:51 PM
Well done! Your story is a testament to the importance of commitment.
02-28-2012, 01:54 PM
You look amazing!! :woohoo:
Keep up the wonderful progress!!
02-28-2012, 01:58 PM
Keep up the good work!
02-28-2012, 02:01 PM
Awesome!!! Congratulations! Great reminder about sticking to your plan.
02-28-2012, 02:04 PM
you seriously rock, Sandi! thanks for the hope! Congratulations!!!
02-28-2012, 02:07 PM
What an inspiration! Congratulations! :cheer2:
02-28-2012, 02:09 PM
Sandi you are awesome and an inspiration to all of us. Thank you very much for sharing your journeys and your victories with us. Good for you for sticking with it and showing how it can be done. Your look so great in your pictures. congratulations on being 100 lbs lighter. What a wonderful gift you have given yourself.
p.s. I just checked the 100 lbs lost thread. Your name looks great up there on the list
02-28-2012, 02:42 PM
This is a wonderful accomplishment! You just kept going & trying & doing and you have this wonderful result.
Pat yourself on the back. :D
02-28-2012, 02:50 PM
That is a great accomplishment. I bet you feel so relieved and happy now.
WOW, that's a big difference. :)
02-28-2012, 03:00 PM
Congratulations!! I hope to be posting the same thing in 1 year!
02-28-2012, 03:20 PM
Sandi, that's incredible! I've been so looking forward to your post about this! I'm proud of what you've accomplished and you are looking phenomenal. Congratulations! :cheer:
02-28-2012, 03:39 PM
That is so exciting!! BIG congrats to you! :congrat:
Congratulations!!! very inspirational
02-28-2012, 04:36 PM
Congratulations!!! Awesome job!
02-28-2012, 04:36 PM
wonderful job sandi, congrats!
02-28-2012, 04:39 PM
02-28-2012, 06:26 PM
Yay for you!!! Congrats!!!
02-28-2012, 06:31 PM
Fantastic achievement! You have a lot to peep about, congrats!
02-28-2012, 06:34 PM
Sandi, how wonderful, you rock! You so got this, this time around! :)
02-28-2012, 08:10 PM
Wow! That's fantastic.
Sandi, congratulations; I am so thrilled for you!!
02-28-2012, 10:57 PM
Sandi - Congrats! Big time congrats! I've taken inspiration many times form you. This forum is wonderful and it's great that you hit your 100 pound milestone on a significant "anniversary." I can't wait to see where you'll be next year at this time.
02-28-2012, 11:09 PM
AWESOME! Good job! :broc::carrot::broc::carrot::broc:
02-29-2012, 06:17 AM
That is really fantastic news!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!
02-29-2012, 08:09 AM
I'm so happy for you Sandi...and so very proud! Keep on keeping on.
02-29-2012, 09:58 AM
Great job. And what an inspiration to me. Thank you!
02-29-2012, 12:09 PM
Sandi... wow! Just amazing the transformation you have had in one short year. It really startled me because I have been gone from the forum for about a year now. (I've had a very different year than you have had... long story) In the last couple of days, I've been sneaking a peek back at some of the stories and your story caught my eye. I have to say that your success has made me realize that it hasn't helped me to stay away. And I really need to give my plan a better effort than I have been in the past year. If not now... when? This is my very first post since I've started checking the forum. And, it is because of you and your inspiration! Thank you for sharing such an amazing story. You look so GREAT! And I can't even imagine how much better you must feel.
02-29-2012, 01:26 PM
02-29-2012, 03:58 PM
:congrat: As they say winners never quit and quitters never win. You are a WINNER!