100 lb. Club - Original Goal Weight Reached!




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Underwater
04-28-2013, 11:44 PM
Here I am, exactly 1 year and 177 days (or 490 days total) from starting and I have reached what was my goal wait on my first day! I think that originally, I didn't want to admit I had to lose 100 lbs, so I made my goal 175, because 90 is so much less than a 100... right?

Somewhere around 225 I changed it to 165 because I realized I want to be able to say I lost 100 lbs.

Now, as a make progress below 175 and toward 165, I am actually eyeing 155 (normal BMI) but I am going to get to 165 and see how I feel. More than anything, I want to be at a maintainable weight.

I wanted to share with you what I wrote on my first day:
"Starting today, I'm getting back into eating well and exercising. I'm bigger than I've ever been at 265 lbs and I need to lose weight for so many reasons. I feel terrible about how I look, I want to be more in shape for physical activities that I love, I am worried about possible health problems in the future, ect...

The thinnest I've ever been was in the 190's in college. I actually lost weight to get there; I must have started college around 220 lbs. In October 2009, I weighed 232 lbs so I gained over 30 lbs in 15 months! I got married in June 2010 and I think after all the stress of planning a wedding, I just wanted to relax and eat!

So, here I am. Wow, that got long! My first mini-goal is to weigh 250 by the time I go on a cruise on March 16th (2012). So that is about 12 weeks to lose 15 lbs. I know I can do it!!!"

...

Really more than anything, I just want to encourage everyone here that if I can do it, so you! Those 3 things I mentioned in the first paragraph- I feel like I have accomplished all of them.

I feel GREAT about how I look! I am not thin by any means, but I am in the realm of normalcy! I can wear clothes from normal store and guys flirt with me!

I can do everything that I felt was beyond my reach at 265. I have completed two 5K races, which I never though I'd do. I can also fit into all the roller coasters and go skydiving. I don't have to worry about weight limits for horseback riding and I can wear women's wetsuits when I scuba dive.

Finally, my blood pressure is good! Not just normal, but good! I am excited about my lab results and can't wait to get my cholesterol tested again.

Thank you guys all so much for being here all the way down to 175 lbs and I can't wait to lose the next 10 along side you. I love all of you <3


Underwater
04-28-2013, 11:52 PM
And some pics!

Before:
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/31230_398115524193_3806882_n.jpg

Current:
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/164963_10101948606733334_781998946_n.jpg

Thedollylala
04-28-2013, 11:52 PM
That's amazing!!! Congrats on the awesome loss!!!!


amandie
04-28-2013, 11:59 PM
You look so good!! Congratulations on the awesome weight loss so far!

charliee
04-29-2013, 12:40 AM
You look fantastic! You're an inspiration. Congrats!

rodeogirl
04-29-2013, 12:44 AM
YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!

So, so, soooooo awesome!

I cannot wait to have a similar story - I love it here, seeing people actually DO it and not just talk about it.

You have done such a great job!!!

Sinderelly
04-29-2013, 12:53 AM
You look great!! Congrats on 90 lbs! Such a huge accomplishment! I can't wait until I can say I've reached my first goal!!

SuperHeroTeacher
04-29-2013, 01:14 AM
You look amazing!!! Thank you for sharing your accomplishment, it truly helps those of us in the first stages of our journeys to stick with it, seeing that all the hard work really is worth it!

belovedspirit
04-29-2013, 01:26 AM
Wow! Congratulations! :carrot: and thank you for sharing. Your story is very inspiring!

thinkfit
04-29-2013, 01:29 AM
Wow, you look absolutely amazing! Great job, those pictures are super inspirational :)

Moving Forward
04-29-2013, 01:38 AM
Congrats! You look great.

Mozzy
04-29-2013, 03:11 AM
Super congratulations! Fantastic job!!!!!!

Arctic Mama
04-29-2013, 04:03 AM
Yay! Congratulations on making that mini goal. I'm cheering for you all the way to the finish line :)

Underwater
04-29-2013, 04:58 AM
Thanks all!!!

elvislover324
04-29-2013, 06:37 AM
You are beautiful!!! Congratulations!!! So inspiring!!! Loved reading the original post you made, so happy you accomplished your goal. Awesome!!

Plainsgirl
04-29-2013, 06:53 AM
In the words of Jillian Michaels... "....you look RIDICULOUS!!"....:carrot: :carrot:

I don't even know you an and I am sooo PROUD of you!! If you could only see the smile on my face from ear to ear. Losing weight in not easy. You have achieved a goal that so, so many only talk about. You did it.

WAY TO GO!!!
:carrot::carrot::carrot:

...now on to the finish line young lady!!

punkrocksong
04-29-2013, 08:27 AM
You look fantastic! And you look so happy! It's really an inspiration for me...I still have a hundred plus pounds to get there, but your results so far have really motivated me!

April Snow
04-29-2013, 09:59 AM
Congrats, that's an amazing accomplishment - and you look fantastic too!

flashfacts
04-29-2013, 10:25 AM
Congrats on everything! You have so much to celebrate, from hitting your original goal, that awesome sporty picture (and the 5Ks to go with it) AND lower blood pressure :carrot:

Way to go :D

Martine
04-29-2013, 10:28 AM
Wow! You look amazing! All your efforts paying off in so many different ways, that's awesome!

Daimere
04-29-2013, 10:30 AM
You look AMAZING. Congrats

time2lose
04-29-2013, 10:40 AM
You do look wonderful and like an athlete! Congratulations on hitting this original goal!

Silverfire
04-29-2013, 10:49 AM
:woohoo: Congrats!!!!!! You look fantastic :D

ubergirl
04-29-2013, 11:02 AM
Awesome work!!! Congratulations!

Novus
04-29-2013, 11:04 AM
Your story is so inspiring and....dahling, you look mahvelous!!!! :D

PreciousMissy
04-29-2013, 12:25 PM
What an amazing job!

Elladorine
04-29-2013, 12:50 PM
Awesome job, congratulations!!! :hug: :woohoo:

100Mother
04-29-2013, 12:54 PM
Wow! So awesome! It is amazing and so motivating to me to see someone around my height and start weight have such amazing success! Makes me realize it IS possible!

AllyG47
04-29-2013, 01:04 PM
Congratulations! I've been feeling unmotivated the last couple days. Your post really cheered me up. I'm going to kick it into high gear this week. If you can do it, surly I can. You are truly an inspiration. I can't wait to see your before pictures at 165. You already look amazing and I'm sure you'll be stunning at 100 lbs lost.

the shiv
04-29-2013, 02:23 PM
Yay, congrats!! It's been great watching you rapidly shrinking as I was just starting out, what an inspiration :D

And what a list of super cool stuff you're doing... Skydiving, scuba, really groovy stuff - you must feel incredible!

I hope everything goes wonderfully with finding the weight you want to settle down at, and with maintenance :)

Underwater
04-30-2013, 12:59 AM
Thanks all! I love you guys! If I can do it, anyone can!

hhm6
04-30-2013, 03:29 AM
Amaaazing!!! This is exactly why I love 3FC!! (<---got it right this time Underwater!) but seriously you look fantastic! Posts like these are definitely what keeps me going!