MiMi - Thank you, and WELCOME TO 3FC!
Reading your post meant so much to me. I remember so well when I was first starting out here and reading goal threads in this forum; I was so inspired by some of them, but more than that I really needed them to show me that it truly was possible to lose a large amount of weight. I had no idea how I was going to manage it, and didn't really think I would ever be able to post my own goal story here... but those amazing celebration threads I saw made me believe that it just *might* be possible for me to do it, too. I am so honored that someone else could look at my journey and come away with that same sense of belief and possibility that I needed when I began. I wish you lots of luck, but even more determination and commitment.
I KNOW you can be successful in reaching your goals.
ghlover - Hitting that goal of being a normal weight is one of the best highs I have ever experienced.
I know it's just a number, and BMI really doesn't mean very much, but just to be normal
, for the first time since I was maybe 12 years old... it was just awesome. You're clearly doing an awesome job, and I will be looking for your thread in this forum not all that many pounds from now!!!!
peachiee77 - Thank you.
I am so glad my story and the others could inspire you. And look at how far you've come already!!! Honestly, I know it seems like a long road at times... but it's SUCH a good road to be on, in so many ways. I wouldn't give up any of that time that I spent working on losing the weight, because it taught me so much about nutrition and fitness and health and my body and all that it is capable of - and it was learning all those things, having them become ingrained over many, many months, that is going to keep me from returning to that old me who was so unhappy. Despite plenty of frustrations along the way, I loved the journey, and I'm so grateful for it. You're here, you're doing amazing already, and you are going to be a huge success at this.
FattyFatFat: Thank you, for the double congratulations!
I love seeing the time between the two posts, and that you've continued to stick around here. How are things going for you?
To everyone else who made such nice comments here, thank you. I read them and appreciate them very much, I just honestly never know what to say in response. Thank you very much for the kindness though.
I have been kind of waiting to post in this thread again until I had some good news on the pregnancy front. I'm only a week and a half out from my most recent embryo transfer, and so it's too early to say for sure... but I'm hoping I will be able to post some good news soon.
Please keep your fingers crossed for me!