So, today is the one year anniversary of the start of my weight loss journey/life transformation. On April 16, 2007, my fiancee and I started doing WW at home for free (with the help of a friend's WW materials). I started eating less and moving more - that simple really. Here I am, a year later, 51 pounds lighter, 7 pants sizes smaller, and feeling like I've never felt before. I'm not exactly at the goal weight that I want to be (130 pounds) but I am slowly inching my way there. I reached my initial goal of 140 in January (these last 10 pounds are tough to get off!), so in my mind I have reached my goal, now I'm just taking off 10 pounds of frosting from the cake (trying to hit it for my wedding in October).
I think about a year - it seems like such a long time, but at the same time when I read and hear about people's weight loss stories, one year really isn't that long. I have to say to myself "51 pounds in one year is pretty darn good." I am constantly told at work how great I look, my fiancee tells me daily that I'm beautiful and he is so proud of the work I've done over the past year (he has done pretty good himself - 60 pounds gone for him!) and I am still amazed that I can fit into a size 6 pant. And, I'm amazed that I actually enjoy getting down to my basement after dinner to get my exercise in. It's amazing what kind of change can take place in a year which really isn't that long a time.
I'm not really sure what the point of this thread is, maybe it's just to reminisce about the past year, maybe it is to put down that I reached my goal and surpassed it. Overall, I think it may be that I am still amazed at what I have done in a year - I never thought I would actually be able to lose the weight successfully, and I'm still shocked every day at how much easier it gets with each passing day to eat healthy, yet still have some of the things I love like chocolate! (moderation is key!)
This may be the wrong forum for this, but I just wanted to share my thoughts on what a year can do.