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punkrocksong
07-01-2013, 08:38 AM
I've officially lost 51 lbs! I'm a 1/3 of the way to my goal. I thought I was going to cry when I got on the scale yesterday morning and I was at 259. It's been at least seven years since I was in the 250's. I've gone from almost a size 26 down to a 20-22 in pants. I went from eating probably 5000 calories a day to a much healthier average of 1600 calories a day. I've gone from coming home from work and staring at the TV/computer screen 4-5 hrs every night to taking walks, exercising in my living room, and staying active every night.

I fit into restaurant booths, I can wear a sleeveless top without being super embarrassed of my arms, I can carry my laundry up two flights of stairs without getting winded, I can take my nieces out for ice cream without indulging myself, I can actually run a full mile...there are so many things I CAN do now that I couldn't less than three months ago.

I think the biggest part of this journey so far for me has been the emotional one. I've been taking the time to really understand why I let myself get to this point and what I need to do to make sure I never end up where I was at ever again. I don't want to use my weight as an excuse not to do things anymore...and every week I think I've gotten a little bit stronger, and a little bit more confident.

I know I've done this on my own and I'm going to give myself credit for it, which is something I usually don't do. But saying that, I don't know if I would have had the strength to do it without the amazing support I've received here and without reading about all of the amazing stories from all of you.

I'm being positive and focused for the first time in my life and I just wanted to thank everyone on here for your support. Only 99 lbs to go!


startingagain1
07-01-2013, 09:14 AM
That's fantastic!! Well done you.
I woke up and today I've officially lost 3 stone (42lbs)
Lets keep fighting that fat!
CONGRATULATIONS!

wannaskipandlaugh
07-01-2013, 09:23 AM
:congrat: :congrat: :congrat: :congrat: and 1 of :woohoo:

YEAH Punkrocksong! YIPEE YAHOOOOOOO I am so so so very happy for you! I know that you are on top of the world! I can barely see you up there! lol Congratulations on doing so very well and taking care of yourself! (You and I have been on the same mission with just the same weight to get off) I am so glad that you have done this for yourself. Isn't it neat about all the things you can do now? Yeah.. its like life is starting over!!!!

1 more :congrat: !!!!


LebenAlles
07-01-2013, 10:09 AM
That's freakin awesome!! Very very happy for you :) I can remember losing my first 50 and it was absolutely epic...definitely when it really set in that 'hey, im really doing this. I've got this'
Congrats!!

Mara
07-01-2013, 10:40 AM
That is wonderful!!!

Ubee
07-01-2013, 11:06 AM
I am so happy for you!:congrat:

Thanks for all you contribute to this site!

veggiedawg
07-01-2013, 11:23 AM
:D Congrats!!! You ROCK!!! :D

zoesmom
07-01-2013, 11:26 AM
:dance: :dance: :dance:

Oh...happy day! :hug: SO freaking happy for you!

Only Believe
07-01-2013, 12:16 PM
:congrat: That's wonderful! Great work!! I love inspiring posts like this and I can't wait to share my own when I reach 50 lbs lost. :)

time2lose
07-01-2013, 12:30 PM
:cp::cp: Congratulations, that is wonderful!

Originally posted by punkrocksong I fit into restaurant booths, I can wear a sleeveless top without being super embarrassed of my arms, I can carry my laundry up two flights of stairs without getting winded, I can take my nieces out for ice cream without indulging myself, I can actually run a full mile...there are so many things I CAN do now that I couldn't less than three months ago.

This made me grin. :D It is so wonderful that we don't have to get to any goal weight to reap the rewards of weight loss. We are treated to many rewards on the way.

betsy2013
07-01-2013, 12:34 PM
Way to go! I loved your feelings of affirmation and your positive attitude! So refreshing and so inspirational.

lulu3
07-01-2013, 12:57 PM
Punk, that is soooooo fantastic!! Keep up the great work!! It's funny, but when I lose, I try to imagine what I lost in concrete terms.....like 5 bags of 10#sugar....or 1 bag of 50 pound dog food....and to think we carried that around with us everyday:yikes:

:congrat:

bethFromDayton
07-01-2013, 01:05 PM
Try and pick something up that weighs 50 lbs--it's an amazing feeling to know that's how much you've lost. Congrats!!!!

--Beth

Goddess Jessica
07-01-2013, 01:39 PM
SO AMAZING! You are my hero!

Mozzy
07-01-2013, 02:59 PM
Super congrats!!!!

PreciousMissy
07-01-2013, 04:19 PM
Whoo-hoo!!!!!!!!!! You should be very proud of how far you've come!

SuperHeroTeacher
07-01-2013, 05:57 PM
Congratulations punkrocksong! You rock! Keep it up girl!

Hopegrowsagain
07-01-2013, 06:15 PM
Enjoy your victory!!! You are doing wonderful. Keep on!

punkrocksong
07-01-2013, 11:14 PM
Thanks everyone! I really feel like I'm doing this...I'm not so worried that this is just a fluke and I'll wake up tomorrow and weigh over 300 lbs again. I hope I don't...I already got rid of most my "fat" clothes.

I know I have a long road ahead of me...especially since I know realistically I'm not going to continue to lose 17 lbs a month, but that's OK...it's all about baby steps. I have 4 weeks to lose 9 lbs so I'm at 250 for my birthday. That's the next step.

bethFromDayton - I took your suggested and loaded up about 50 lbs of books into a cloth bag and tried to carry it up and down the stairs 10 times, the 5th trip up the handle ripped on one of the bags and books went tumbling down the stairs...I wonder if that's telling at all.

Thank you so much everyone for the kind words and support...it's helped me more than you'll ever know.

KatMarie
07-02-2013, 12:11 PM
Congrats! You're doing great!