100 lb. Club - Officially under 300lbs! :)

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08-25-2006, 11:14 AM
I'm so happy.
I didn't care *how* much I lost at this weigh-in, but just so long as I was under 300lbs.
YES! :woo:
I'm down to 291 (last weigh-in was 301)... I didn't expect I'd be down 10lbs.
So that is now 61lbs total in 11 weeks of Optifast.
My dad is also down 61lbs - but only has 47 more to go to get to goal; I've got 91 to go...still seems like such a long journey even though its going so fast. :hyper:
I had another NSV this morning - I put on a pair of jeans (my nice Wrangler jeans that I used to wear ALL the time) - they are still tight, but I can get them on, button and zip them....I haven't had these jeans on in over 3 years!
It feels so good! :high:
I'm also down a total of 40inches overall! I can tell... it is obvious to me when I look in the mirror that I have lost alot of weight. Of all my weight loss attempts, the most I ever lost was about 45lbs, so I am doing far better than I EVER have with anything in the past. I am still so grateful to be doing this program.

08-25-2006, 11:18 AM
Congratulations, Amanda! :balloons:

Don't worry about how far it is to goal ... you WILL get there, one pound and one day at a time. :D

08-25-2006, 11:32 AM
Hang in there, Amanda. You are doing great!!! 61 pounds is an awesome achievment!!

08-25-2006, 11:38 AM
Wow Amanda, that is incredible. You are doing so well.
We are all so proud that you have done everything in your power to make this work for you.
Keep up the good work and try not to think about how much more you have until goal. 61 pounds in 11 weeks is amazing!

08-25-2006, 11:53 AM
Amanda-- that is so awesome! Congratulations.. What's optifast?

08-25-2006, 12:00 PM
Amanda, Way to go Chickadee!

That is simply amazing to me. I would also like to know what is Optifast????
Everyday down and every pound lost is that much futher closer to goal. And people like you inspire me to keep going. Thanks!:carrot: :carrot:

08-25-2006, 12:20 PM
Wow, wow, WOW!!! You must be on :cloud9: Congrats!! :dancer:

08-25-2006, 01:15 PM
Congrats!! I've been waiting to see you post an updated weigh in....I saw that you were so close to being under 300 and couldn't wait to see you post,and 10 lbs...wow,thats great! :carrot: :carrot: :carrot:

08-25-2006, 01:17 PM
Congrats, that is awesome. Say goodbye to 300 forever!!

08-25-2006, 01:35 PM
Way to go!!!! Congratulations!

08-25-2006, 02:03 PM
way to go! congratulations! congrats about the NSV too- the old jeans!

:carrot: :carrot:

Get n healthy
08-25-2006, 03:11 PM
Wow, no matter how exciting the scale is...there is just something about being able to fit into those old jeans. I about cried when i read your post. I know that feeling of fitting into those old jeans. Its kind of like a confirmation to what the scale is saying. Scales can be so finicky...but a pair of jeans wont lie. BIG CONGRATS!

08-25-2006, 05:03 PM
WOOHOO! A round of applause for you, Amanda!! Congrats!

08-25-2006, 06:20 PM
Go Amanda! :clap: :dance: :carrot:

Miss Chris

08-25-2006, 07:09 PM
:bravo: WWAHAHHOOO for you! So glad that things are going so well for you!

08-25-2006, 08:12 PM
How FABULOUS!!! :D Cloud :cloud9: indeed!! :D

08-25-2006, 11:12 PM
Congrats! Keep up the good work. It sure feels great, doesn't it?

08-26-2006, 06:28 AM
Congratulations! I remember how great it was to get out of the 300s!

08-26-2006, 08:49 AM
Oh, isn't it a FABULOUS feeling?! I was ecstatic to get out of the 300s, and recently, I almost re-entered them :o But remembering how hard I'd worked to get out of them in the first place drove me to get really serious and not allow myself re-entry :p So, remember this feeling!!!

08-26-2006, 10:07 AM
You are doing amazingly well. Congratulations!

08-26-2006, 11:25 AM
:cheer: WTG

Misti in Seattle
08-26-2006, 11:28 AM
Woooohoooo Amanda! That is fantastic! Welcome to TwoTown!!! Yayyyyyyy for you :woo:

Stepping Out
08-26-2006, 02:40 PM
Congrats on making it out of the 300's! :carrot: :cp: I hope to join you there soon :D

Misti in Seattle
08-26-2006, 10:54 PM
Congrats on making it out of the 300's! :carrot: :cp: I hope to join you there soon :D

Well it certainly looks as if that is a VERY good possibility in the near future! Congratulations! :dance:

08-27-2006, 11:18 AM
Congrats, Amanda! How much longer on this phase of the program? 1 more week?

08-27-2006, 05:32 PM
Thank you, everyone!!!! :D
I know many of you say that I am an inspiration with my accomplishments, but really truly you guys all inspire me to keep going and it feels good know that I have many people cheering me on!!! THANK YOU!

Heather - this would be the last week, but the clinic we go to does not adhere to a strict 3 month fast. They try to individualize the plan to meet most specific needs. Right now, I am going to continue on for another month - assuming my lab work checks out alright (there was some concern with my liver enzymes, but everything seems to be alright now). I will still be going for follow-ups every 2 weeks.
I feel really great - I feel better than I have in a long time. I'm happy again! LOL I physically feel great - not tired anymore, no physical hunger, no knee pain. Since school started, I've been able to get back in the gym for my strength training more often. Even at this weight, I feel normal again...I feel like ME again.

Here is a link to a previous thread with info about the program I'm doing: http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=86718