Tuesday, January 10, 2012
I can't believe it.
It's been almost 3 years (will be in March)... but today it snuck up on me.
I was hoping it would happen before the holidays but have learned to be very patient with the numbers on the scale over the last few years. My body doesn't like to move outside of it's own schedule so I focus on other indicators and wait, and it always catches up.
My 30th birthday is at the end of the month and all I knew was that I wanted to lose those last 2 lbs before then and was confident it would happen.
Then I got on the scale this am...
184.4 that's 100 lbs from where I started on March 12th 2009.
I just stood there.
I thought about grabbing the camera but didn't. I just stood there and watched the number until the scale turned off.
At first I said it didn't count, I don't like to weigh in until I've seen a number a few days in a row... and then by the time I got to work it had sunk in.
I hit the goal. Holy crap!!!
3 years ago I walked into my friend's office and asked her for her honest opinion "do you think 100 is too ambitious, do you think I could ever be 184 or am I setting myself up for failure." Her response was so supportive, and she said she absolutely believed in me and said I just had to be willing to change my goals later if need be.
Well, I have changed my goals... I'm thrilled with 100 gone, and am now shooting for 20 more - because that will put me in the healthy BMI range.
SP is an amazing community! I don't use the online tracking much anymore (and consider that I've been able to continue my weight loss with intuitive eating a personal success) but I still tell everyone I know about what a great tool this site is and how supportive the people I've met here are.
Thank you for all your support!