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Old 11-02-2012, 07:39 AM   #1  
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Wink First weigh in in 18 MONTHS!!!!!

I had to post an update....As many of you know, I started my journey in April 2011 at almost 300 lbs. I am an avoider and I like to avoid difficult situations when I can so I didn't weigh myself when I started. I finally weighed myself in July 2011 (after 3 months of great dieting success) and weighed in at 284. Again, that was after almost 3 months of dieting and I lost a pretty good amount in that time (as it always is in the beginning).

When I saw the 284, I was mentally DEVASTATED. I literally thought I was under 250.....Never could I be that close to 300 pounds (or so I thought). The ENORMITY of losing 100+ pounds just overwhelmed me and I decided then that if I wanted to keep myself motivated mentally, I couldn't weigh myself regularly...which turned into not at all.

It was a weird decision but for me, I couldn't deal with the mental part of counting down SOOOOOO many pounds. Well, after 18 months, I decided on a whim to weigh myself at the gym. It was a better scale and on my weight loss journey, I had to confront my attitude of avoiding the unpleasant. I mean, prior to April 2011, I never looked at myself in a full body mirror because I wanted to avoid the reflection. It allowed me to think things were not that bad....It also allowed me to get to 300 pounds and not even realize/recognize it.

SOOOOOO....(sorry for the long story).....I weighed myself yesterday on the sale at the gym because it is better and perhaps more reliable than my Wal-Mart $10 scale....And the results (Drum roll please).....I'm 183.8 pounds!!![B]

That's over 100 pounds!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe not as fast as some (and I wish I knew where I actually started). But, I'm 183.8 pounds I haven't weighed in at under 200 pounds in probably 28+ years and NEVER as an adult. I've been over 200 since I was 9-10 years old. (Childhoold hospitalization....long story).

I started in a 22W-24W and am now a regular 10-12. (I tried on some size 10 jeans the other day that were FIERCE and they FIT) I'm not claiming a 10 yet because in some styles I'm still a 12.

Even though the number is still high, I'm near the size I want to be. I am in a weight lifting class and I jog and I think it's helping to shape me. Gotta focus more on my eating habits to get these last several pounds off.

This is both a scale and NSV for me....A scale victory (obviously) and I non-scale victory because I was able to face something difficult. I also scheduled my first OB/GYN appointment in 5 years. Again, I avoided it because I didn't want to be weighed. That's the sad honest truth but it's my truth. Had to share.....

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Old 11-02-2012, 07:47 AM   #2  
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:03 AM   #3  
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That is PHENOMENAL!!! You should be so PROUD of all your hard work, and especially facing up to things you find unpleasant. Congratulations on your success!
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:12 AM   #4  
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WOW!!! 100lbs. is a major amount to lose, and I don't know about you, but that sounds like you did it in pretty impressive time too!! Just imagine how long it took you to put on those pounds and in comparison how quickly it took you to lose it!! I cannot wait till I'm your size!!! You definitely have some major bragging rights there!
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:35 AM   #5  
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Congrats!!! That's awesome!
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:11 AM   #6  
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:30 AM   #7  
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Congratulations! That's phenomenal!
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:09 PM   #8  
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That is SO amazing!!! WELL DONE!! You should be so proud of yourself!
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:42 PM   #9  
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Congratulations!!!!!! That's fantastic!!! You should be sooooo proud of yourself! Really truelly AMAZING!

The great thing is that when you didn't get the best news (the first weigh-in) you didn't stop. you adjusted your approach to do something that works for you. Congrats again!
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:13 PM   #10  
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That's awesome, well done on your fantastic progress!
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:30 AM   #11  
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WOW that's AMAZING!!! Super super proud of you and I love the long story, really got me anticipating.. how much, how much?

Such a great story, your doc will be so proud of you too!!
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:13 PM   #12  
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Amazing story!! I am trying to stay away from the scale as well.
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:03 PM   #13  
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That is amazing! Congratulations to you
I'm glad your going to see your doctor too. I also hate to be weighed at the doctor. I have asked them before if I could weigh on the scale backwards so I didn't have to see it. I told them how it depresses me.
You have done an amazing job, thanks for the motivation!!!
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:35 PM   #14  
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COngrats on such an awesome achievment!!! Luv the story as well!
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