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OnePerDecade
12-09-2006, 03:16 PM
...in a GOOD way!

Actually, two people made me cry, believe it or not. The first was my friend John from MySpace (if you are on MySpace & you are looking for a weight loss god, check him out! I don't know if I can post his URL so if you'd like it, PM me...) Anyway -- he was dying to go to the Ellen show next week because she was the person who inspired him to start moving, when he weighed over 560 lbs. Now he's lost over 150 & he's on his way to a healthy life and I was so proud of him that I began flooding Ellen's email & voice mail, begging for a ticket for John. And I wasn't alone -- I can honestly say a hundred people easy did the same thing! Anyway, John was able to snag a ticket via his local affiliate -- but he made a point to thank me for everything I did...and I cried :)

But then, just as I'm thinking my day is about perfect, I went to work out. There was a woman there who I haven't seen in months, because my schedule changed. She smiled at me and then did a double take and said "Oh my God....look at you -- you look SOOO great!" She asked what I was doing and I told her and she said "You are my inspiration! I know I can do it now!" Choked me up right there.... Then she asked how much more I want to lose & I held up 1 finger and said "One pound...because I won't be overweight after I lose one more pound" and I started crying. She was lovely about it & congratulated me over & over but I have to say, it was just overwhelming to say it out loud: I am only one pound away from not being overweight. I started out as obese, worked my way through overweight and now I am about to cross over into this place that I've only dreamed about for years....

Today is a REALLY great day!


mammasita
12-09-2006, 03:59 PM
OMG, I'm choked up reading that....I'm so happy for you! Congrats! And I can sooooooo relate because we are the same height and when I get to 159 I will no longer be "overweight" either. I'm inspired.

collegebride
12-09-2006, 04:14 PM
Oh, that is so awesome! Congrats! :)


carolr3639
12-09-2006, 06:18 PM
Beatiful story.

lilybelle
12-09-2006, 07:08 PM
Thanks for sharing the beautiful NSV's. I am also 5'7 and was totally thrilled when I saw 159. WTG, you deserve all the credit that you are getting. You have done amazing.

boaterswife
12-09-2006, 11:10 PM
What an amazing job you've done....and yes, I'm tearing up reading your post, too!

Grumbleworts
12-09-2006, 11:21 PM
You've done an amazing job, and you should be proud of it! Congratulations!

OnePerDecade
12-13-2006, 11:20 PM
...in a GOOD way!

Actually, two people made me cry, believe it or not. The first was my friend John from MySpace (if you are on MySpace & you are looking for a weight loss god, check him out! I don't know if I can post his URL so if you'd like it, PM me...) Anyway -- he was dying to go to the Ellen show next week because she was the person who inspired him to start moving, when he weighed over 560 lbs. Now he's lost over 150 & he's on his way to a healthy life and I was so proud of him that I began flooding Ellen's email & voice mail, begging for a ticket for John. And I wasn't alone -- I can honestly say a hundred people easy did the same thing! Anyway, John was able to snag a ticket via his local affiliate -- but he made a point to thank me for everything I did...and I cried :)

Today is a REALLY great day!

Tonight on The Biggest Loser finale, Erik & Caroline Rhea introduced my friend John in the audience!!!!!!! Talk about crying....I am all choked up AGAIN thinking about it! How amazing is that???? :carrot:

Sassy_Chick
12-14-2006, 12:06 AM
That is awesome!

futuresurferchick
12-14-2006, 12:35 AM
Wow thanks for sharing your story, that is so cool. :)

Celesteral
12-17-2006, 07:24 PM
Congrats!! :) :carrot:

Lose25
12-21-2006, 10:06 AM
Congrats! You Look Amazing :d

MissH
12-21-2006, 10:18 AM
So much inspiration in that one post.

And dang - you look GOOD! :D

flawlesscube
12-23-2006, 07:50 AM
Holy cats you great in front of the xmas tree and congrats on your friend John.

passionfruit
12-24-2006, 03:53 AM
Aw that is wonderful news! It's so great to hear how great a day someone has had, places a smile on your face :)!
Oh and Congrats!!! :D

OnePerDecade
12-24-2006, 12:15 PM
Thanks everyone....It is amazing to me how far I've come in less than a year & I really love how great everyone has been to me :) Merry Christmas or if that doesn't apply to you, have a wonderful Sunday!

Calejo
12-24-2006, 07:31 PM
OnePerDecade, you are one of my inspirations on the boards. We're close in height (5'6" here, and in starting weight: 229 for me), I dream about reaching the number you're at and it's so inspirational to see someone so similar being able to do what I'm working for. It gives me a lot of hope and inspiration, it really does.