Congratulations on your successes so far!!! Are you still weighing yourself every day? (I saw in an old post that you were doing that in the beginning.) I'm a daily person too--it keeps me motivated, and helps me see that weight loss is DEFINITELY not linear, so the ups and downs don't feel so bad :-) Have you checked out the SparkPeople Daily Weigh-In Team? We're pretty tight-knit and very encouraging of one another. Just thought I'd throw that out there for 'ya.
When I started this journey to lose weight I was at 213.4 and needed to lose 98.4 pounds. I had a mini goal of being down 30 pounds or more by March 27th because I thought that would be an awesome birthday present to myself.
I am super excited to announce that since January 16th (just 9 weeks ago) I have went from 213.4 to 183.2 and have lost 30.2 pounds in just 9 short weeks. One week before my goal date even.
My next goal is to be 173.4 or less by April 30th with my ultimate goal of being 115 by Dec 26th.
Thank you so much Abbie, Diana, Heather, Sondra & Jennifer for your continued support and encouragement. You have all really helped keep me motivated. I have a long way to go but I am more determined then ever. I can't wait to finish loosing this extra person I have been carrying around.
I am still on track and motivated. Today marks 2 months that I have been following my program (with the exception of slacking off on exercise the last 3 weeks) but I started back up on that 2 days ago. I had to figure out a way to get my exercise back in m routine after I started working again 3 weeks ago.
Anyhow, I am super happy to announce that in just 2 short months I am down 28.2 pounds and feeling better everyday. My birthday present to myself is to be down 30 pounds by March 27th. I am so close but I am running out of time. My birthday isn't until the 29th but I will see some of my friends that saw me at my heaviest back in December and I want to be down 30 or more when I see them.
Obviously, I still have long way to go to get to my ultimate goal but I am on track to reach that goal on time and I am staying super motivated.
Todays weigh in puts me at exactly 21 pounds lost in 5 weeks and 2 days. I am remaining ahead of my weekly goal of 2 pounds lost per week by averaging 4 pounds lost a week. At this rate I am sure to hit my goal and be down to at least 115 by 12/16/2014.
I found that pounds 17, 18 & 19 were the most difficult so far. I hit a couple plateaus, small ones but still plateaus where I stayed at the same weight or went up & down a 1/2 a pound to 1 1/2 pounds for a few days but I stuck with it and got past those.
I am down a size in pants now too! I bought this pair of pants over a year ago, thinking they were my size. When I bought them I couldn't get them up to the top of my thighs. I have been trying them on like every 5 days and slowly I was able to get them on but no where close to being able to button or zip them. Even pulling my hardest I had at least 1 to 2 inches of space between button and button whole. Even 3 days ago when I tried them last I had at least an inch. Well I tried them today and not only did I get them buttoned but I got them zipped. They are a little snug but not bad. I put them on standing and didn't have to struggle. I have had pants that I had to lay down and suck my gut in to get on. I am also noticing that my thighs aren't rubbing together when I walk as bad as they use to. Still rubbing but not nearly as bad.
To say I am excited, no more then ever would be a huge understatement. To actually be able to see the results in clothes fitting that didn't fit and were no where close to fitting is amazing to me. To see the scale showing lower and lower #'s was amazing in and of itself but now to see it in clothing just increases my motivation. I can't wait for the next size down to fit.
I haven't posted in a bit but I have still been working my program.
I am so very happy to announce that I have reached my 2nd goal and am down at least 20 pounds. I am actually down 20.6 pounds.
The last couple pounds I have lingered at each pound for a couple days, even to the point I was starting think I wasn't going to lose more but I did.
I lost another inch off my hips as well. I am not sure why I am losing so many pounds at not many inches. It's not making sense to me. All I can think is I am losing it in places I can't measure like my booty, breasts and face!
Anyhow, I am excited that this is still working so well for me and I can't wait to reach my next goal of another 20 pounds lost. I am already 1/2 a pound into that goal. 519 days ago