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100 lbs down... WOW!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I cannot believe that I have actually made it to this point...things have slowed down so much the past few months, and with all the holiday hoopla the past few weeks I was wondering in the back of my head if I was ever going to actually make it!!
I am in the 170's...I cannot remember the last time I weighed this little...it was well over 10 years ago! Wow.
It is strange in a way, because I still feel like I have so far to go, yet, in reality, I have already succeeded far beyond what I ever thought possible!! I am proud of myself, yet still unsatisfied, and increasingly frustrated at how slowly my progress is moving at the minute...but I guess that is something I need to accept and learn from.

100 lbs in 9 months is FANTASTIC, and if you had told me last year that this is where I would be now, I would have laughed...and yet I still feel as though I could be doing more. :S it is dfficult to know where to draw the line. i need this to be sustainable for the rest of my life, so taking measures that I cannot live with long term is out of the question, but on theother hand I want to push myself to do more! lol.

Regardless, I am going home to see my fmaily for the first time in 3 years, and will be spending 3 weeks with them, so this will be an interesting time for me. I fully intend to enjoy my holidays, and stay MOSTLY on track. i plan to exercise, and to watch my food and to track for all but a few days. If I come home having maintained my weight, or even with a small (under 5 lbs) gain over the three weeks, I will be happy, as I know that come January my focus will be back on the fitness full time, as I am training for a triathalon in July. :)

I think that is the difference this time. This is a complete lifestyle change, not a diet. This is not a temporary fix, this is my life now, and I will not go back to the way I was. I have faith in myself enough now to know that I can do it. :)

What an amazing year...I can't wait to see what 2010 will bring!! :)
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  • v ME_HERE_NOW
    i have the same feeling, i've come so far, but i often overlook that as i strive to attain more. it's always good to remind ourselves to see the change that's there, enjoy it, and more will come with time...so i keep telling myself anyways ;) i guess the slower it comes off the more likely it is to stay gone :D congrats and i will be pushing right with ya!!!
    2371 days ago
  • v BDMCLAUGHLIN
    Thanks everyone - I am so looking forward to Christmas! :) Happy holidays to you all! x
    2418 days ago
  • v EMPOWEREDN09
    Fantastic!
    2421 days ago
  • v WAYLAID
    Congrats on doing so well! I'm so proud of you and can't wait to see the blog where you describe in detail how in awe your family is of the progress that you've made in the time that you've been away. You're a true inspiration. And a triathalon? Wow, how exciting! I know you'll do great because you have been SO dedicated and knowing that kind of deadline is looming, I'm sure it will be the extra 'push' that you're looking for to help you move things along in this difficult stretch. Have a great time visiting your family and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
    2421 days ago
  • v ROAD_RHYTHM
    Wow, 100 pounds is a huge accomplishment, no matter how much you have left to do. Congratulations. Enjoy it, and enjoy bringing the slimmer you to see people who you haven't seen in a while. That in itself should be an experience!
    2422 days ago
  • v KAMISKIX
    Congratulations on your success. It sounds like you have a solid plan when you visit your family. Just remember how far you have come and don't let anything come in between it!
    Have fun visiting with your family!!
    2424 days ago
  • v WINDLICHT
    cratulations!
    its great to see how you succeeded! I whish you a wonderful time with your family!
    Enjoy it - you deserve it : )
    2424 days ago
  • v NEWME0519
    Great job!
    2424 days ago
  • v KMIRANDA2000
    So incredibly awesom! Great work!
    2424 days ago
  • v GRANLUND
    Wow! You are awesome! Such an inspiration to see your results. Thanks for sharing your story.
    2424 days ago
  • v KENDALL7261
    Wow! I am so happy for you! What an exciting accomplishment. Keep up the great work!!
    2424 days ago
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