Congrats on the hard work! It does feel really good when we realize the need to make changes and we become very determined to do it! It's the determination to never be that again that really does it.
When I lost my first 40lbs I said I never want to be over 160 again! Only once since I started my journey have I gone over. Every time I creep close I think, "I CAN'T go back!" This last time I got to 158 and said, "This HAS GOT to STOP!"
I do the WW program on my own. I have been doing pretty well and have started exercising. For me I wanted 2 things... to back under 150 and stay there and to get healthy enough for my hips to feel good. For some reason I've had some terrible hip pain the last year or so. When I'd go to bed at night I would have to take pain medication to sleep. In the morning I'd have to take medicine to get going. Since I started exercising with my Wii Fit, I no longer need medicine at night or in the morning. The only time my hips really bother me is when I wake up in the morning, but once I get moving, especially if I do the fit right away, I'm good to go!
The hip pain going away is my favorite part! Even if I don't lose any more weight (I have been..) the hip pain ceasing is AWESOME! It makes me soooo happy! It's thanks to this site and getting into a program like WW that really focuses on eating right and getting good exercise in there too! I will be forever grateful, especially once I reach goal!!
Keep up the hard work chickies!!