100 lb. Club - What do all these events have in common?




Charles78
08-16-2006, 05:55 PM
The US space shuttle prototype 'Enterprise' flys for the first time
Elvis dies aged 42
The last case of smallpox in the wild occurs in Somalia
Red Rum wins Grand National for 3rd time
Street parties in the UK for the Queens silver jubilee
Star Wars breaks all box office recordsAll of these events took place in 1977 which was the last time I looked down at a scale and saw a weight of 250 or less. :carrot:

I went in for my weigh in today and as of today, I have lost 312 pounds. I have not been at 250 or under since I was 17 years old.... and that has been a few years now. :D

312 gone - 30 more to go.


beautifulone
08-16-2006, 06:14 PM
CONGRATULATIONS That is AWESOME!!! You have lost so much weight AND you're so close to your goal, what a thrill that must be!!! :cp:

You are so inspiring! Thank you!

By the way, I really like your signature quotation.

sept15lija
08-16-2006, 06:30 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!! :carrot: That's awesome!! :carrot:


DollyR
08-16-2006, 07:18 PM
Charles....How wonderful!! I am so inpsired by your success! :dance: Keep up the fantastic work! :dance:

BreakingFree
08-16-2006, 07:20 PM
From a fellow Houstonian, CONGRATULATIONS! You are utterly amazing!

Sheila53
08-16-2006, 08:07 PM
Way to go! :bravo:

LiLLy19
08-16-2006, 08:45 PM
You are AMAZING!

I am in shake and awe!

Congrats

luflic
08-16-2006, 08:56 PM
Wow my jaw is on the floor! Congratulations you are an inspiration!

famograham
08-16-2006, 11:09 PM
Wow Charles....WOW!

:cheer:
Linda

Heather
08-16-2006, 11:44 PM
Charles -- YIPPEE!!!!!! That is fantastic -- and what a trip back in time!

Not only are you an inspiration with your weight loss, but I just love your positive attitude. I know from past posts that your life is so different now than before and I am so so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!

alinnell
08-17-2006, 12:58 AM
All of these events took place in 1977 which was the last time I looked down at a scale and saw a weight of 250 or less. :carrot:

I went in for my weigh in today and as of today, I have lost 312 pounds. I have not been at 250 or under since I was 17 years old.... and that has been a few years now. :D

312 gone - 30 more to go.

Charles, you are truly an inspiration to many, many of us. Way to go!!!! Keep it up!!!

Looking at your before, during and after pictures, you not only have lost weight, but it looks like you're 20 years younger as well!

kykaree
08-17-2006, 03:36 AM
You are so amazing! Shall we all post how old we were the last time you were under 250 lbs :D:D:D:D:D

harkeyvalley
08-17-2006, 04:50 AM
Charles I love the way your pictured yourself in time. It's like turning back time. I was only 28 years old then and that seems like an eternity ago.
Awesome!

Stepping Out
08-17-2006, 06:11 AM
WOW! :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: What an awesome accomplishment! You're an inspiration to us all.

Charles78
08-17-2006, 08:06 AM
Thanks everyone! I am feeling great and not carrying around all of that weight sure makes me feel younger. LOL not sure if I look any younger or not. :) So many people have helped me - reading stories of others - getting ideas on good foods or tips on how to deal with emotional eating. I am a big "pay it forward" believer so anything I can ever do to help anyone - I want to do it.

I wish everyone all the very best!

ChocLabLover
08-17-2006, 09:18 AM
Congratulations Charles! I am in complete and utter awe of what you have accomplished!

nelie
08-17-2006, 09:54 AM
Charles, you have basically lost my entire weight at my highest weight. Congratulations! That is awesome.

tolose85
08-17-2006, 10:01 AM
Wow CHarles! I don't think we've "met" so Hello! I am amazed by your story! You are such an inspiration! Its so fantastic to see your success. You must be so proud! Congratulations! Keep up the phenominal work!

Charles78
08-17-2006, 12:53 PM
New picture of the 250 pound version :)

http://www.myfooddiary.com/member_uploads/2169_20060817114620.jpg

.... and a picture of my constant motivation on her first day of 3rd grade.

http://www.myfooddiary.com/member_uploads/2169_20060817114848.jpg

midwife
08-17-2006, 01:05 PM
WOOHOO! A standing ovation for you!!

tolose85
08-17-2006, 01:07 PM
I just read your story-- what an Inspiration. Truly.

trishn222
08-17-2006, 04:28 PM
WTG :cheer:

Gawdess
08-17-2006, 04:30 PM
YAY! Congrats to you!

lilybelle
08-17-2006, 04:34 PM
Congratulations, you are so fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration that you have provided for me and everyone else here on this board. WTG.

luflic
08-17-2006, 04:44 PM
Whoooo Whooooooo:carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: This is a 21 carrot salute to you!

barbygirl43
08-17-2006, 05:36 PM
WTG Charles :bravo:

roundRN
08-17-2006, 06:29 PM
Way to go Charles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are so awesome!!!!!!!! I was about to say....hmmmm...all these events occured the year I was born....1977)....LOL...anywho....Congrats!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!

Hugs,
Liv

buckettgirl
08-17-2006, 07:16 PM
:cb:

WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
Charles, you are awesome!!! You must feel great, not only about your weight loss, but with everything that you have accomplished along with it, and that you are an inspiration to many people!!!
Congratulations!

howie6267
08-17-2006, 07:28 PM
Good for you Charles. You are doing awesome. Keep up the good work.

zoritsa
08-18-2006, 01:30 PM
Wow!That is an amazing accomplishment.I read your story and I am in awe...congratulations Charles!