Originally Posted by stacerp
Wowzers! Great job, Libby! I have my goal at 150 (would love to see the scale say 135, but we will see how I look at 150). Any words of wisdom?
Thanks guys for the words of support! My goal is 130, but my stretch goal would be 125--this is what I weighed when I got married in 1994. Would love to put on the ol' dress again just for kicks--lol!
As far as words of wisdom go, I still feel like a newbie at week 6. I take it one day at a time and measure success in NSV's...people commenting on how good I look, donating old clothes, and yes, those skinny jeans that have been mocking me for the last 5 years!
When I started this diet, it was for vanity reasons. Meeting up with old friends in Vegas that I haven't seen for 2 years. One of my best friends is celebrating turning 40 and I didn't want to go. The reason? I didn't want them to see how much I had gained and certainly didn't want to be seen at the pool next to all the skinnies! My sister in law (who lives in Canada) was on the diet and lost 34 pounds. When my hubby saw her, he called me and said that we needed to try it. So we did it together. We both look and feel the best that we have in years--that is the motivation for us to keep going. He is able to cheat and still lose (bugger), but I vowed that the first time I was going to have 'the forbidden food/drink' was when I go to Vegas.
So here I am, 20 pounds lighter and going to Vegas in 3 weeks. My goal is to be 140 for when we go, but even if I can't get those 10 pounds in the next 3 weeks, I don't care, because I will be lighter than I am today and that is good enough for me.
I can't tell you what this site has meant in my success. It is such a blessing to be on this journey with all of you!!!!
Have a great weekend! I am going bra shopping tonight. (One of the downsides of IP--boobies have also shrunk!!! )