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100 lbs gone!!

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! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GOLFLADY11 3/21/2012 8:36PM

    That was a great way to lose the weight over 3 years. I totally identify when you say your body has its' own schedule. What a great way to look at it! I've had various plateaus but I know eventually the anticipated response will come - because I am committed. I applaud your committment and success. emoticon

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BABYGURL76 3/21/2012 4:23PM


Congrats on your hard work!! You look great!

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CHRISTINA006006 3/9/2012 9:43AM

    Awesome!!!! Congrats! you look amazing!

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CHICAT63 3/9/2012 8:38AM

    Ok, I totally missed this ! Woohoo congratulations

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DONNA2238 2/28/2012 4:53PM

    How amazing your journey has been! Slow and steady wins this race...I have to keep reminding myself of that. I do this by finding SP people that have lost 80-100 pounds like I need to! Such a motivating feeling i get when I see others where I used to be and now where I want to be! I have lost 36 pounds SOOOO slowly! I am on track again this year...have lost the weight I put back on (about 14 pounds!!!) and now need to lose about another 40 pounds to go! SP is an awesome tool...I never would have remained consistent if I did not have this to come back to! Hoping you can reach your next 20 pound goal! But you look great as you are now so keep that in ind :o)!!!

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NYS_EMT 1/31/2012 10:04AM

    Wonderful!!! It's a great feeling, isn't it? :) You look fantastic and you can certainly do the other 20... you've made it this far!!!


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KJDOESLIFE 1/31/2012 9:39AM

    Yay! Great job!!

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MEGA_MILES 1/31/2012 8:41AM

    Spectacular!!! Slow and steady wins the race. You should be very very proud. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ELYMWX 1/30/2012 11:17PM

    Well done, Steph!

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CITYZOZO 1/12/2012 5:03PM

    WAY TO GO!

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DMATT35 1/11/2012 12:51PM

    Awesome!! You are an inspiration to us all!! emoticon

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ANKLLOYD 1/10/2012 8:20PM

    Congrats! You look wonderful.


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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/10/2012 4:39PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon i am so pleased for you love that is absolutly fantastic.i know you can do the next 20lbs as well emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BRANDI.FEY 1/10/2012 3:40PM

    emoticon on the 100!

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FITWIFEY86 1/10/2012 1:58PM

    You're emoticon !!!! emoticon

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    emoticon emoticon What a GREAT milestone to hit!!

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EL-E-E 1/10/2012 1:29PM

    AMAZING! Way to go! I hope this post gets picked as one of the "community highlights" or Success Stories or something!!

I hope you continue to soar on this awesome achievement!


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XIUXIE 1/10/2012 1:15PM

    I am so impressed! Congratulations!

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K__IERRA123 1/10/2012 12:56PM

    Very well done! Of course it counts! Great work!

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LOSINGITNOW11 1/10/2012 12:30PM

    Congratulations on hitting your goal!! That is awesome!! Reading this shows me it may take awhile, but 100 pounds can be done.

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MAGICKBEAR 1/10/2012 12:26PM

  You are an inspiration to all of us. Thank you for sharing your story. Congratulations!!

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OZARKMARY 1/10/2012 12:21PM

    emoticon You have totally made my goal achieveable. THREE years! Not 1 yr, but 3! Thanks! Congratulations to you!! I know the feeling of NOT posting losses because of wanting to know they are "real", but you HAVE made it! Good job and congrats on making a new goal. You are young and smart enough to know you need this NOW. Glad I saw your post and will be encouraged by you. I WILL still make MY goal, even if it takes THREE yrs!! Yay!!! (I'm counting from Feb 2010 :) ) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NYMORNINGGLORY 1/10/2012 12:15PM

    Congrats on hitting your goal! How wonderful!!! I wish you continued success! emoticon

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    Congrats! It's nice to see such progress, and at a steady pace. You're inspiring :)

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