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100 Pounds Lost - Progress in Photos and Rewards

Sunday, October 14, 2012

My portable hard drive with pictures is messed up! MESSED UP and I can't retrieve my real before pictures that I've never wanted to post here. I hoped to find something I could use but the darned hard drive is toast.

A before photo taken at least 1 year before I started SP and before I reached my heaviest

Then 8/11/11 (pounds lost = 31)

Now - trying on what I was wearing when I started - these were tight and it was time to go up a size which was part of my turning point. (Sizes = Pants 22; Shirt 2XL)

Not a lot of visual change in this perspective since my 1 year SparkVersary in May (pounds lost = 82)

... vs. now

Now 10/14/12 (pounds lost = 100)

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Now to the fun rewards

I haven't been good about rewarding myself. I've been so happy with the progress and the milestones and the experiences that I haven't felt like rewarding myself. This time I rewarded myself and my hubby rewarded me with perfect rewards. I think I'm formally going to come up with some more rewards to help inspire me to stick to my goals when other motivations fail.

My reward to myself was simply to get my ears re-pierced. Along with not taking care of myself like I should that also landed me 100 pounds heavier than today, I let my ear-piercings close. As I approached the 100 pounds-lost mark, I started thinking 100 pounds would be the perfect time to do it.
I also toyed with the idea of adding another piercing to my ear for a permanent and tangible reminder of my 100 pounds lost and the work it has taken to get here. I don't ever want to forget for a minute how much work it has been and the constant vigilance I will need to keep it off forever. So along with getting my ears re-pierced, I got a helix piercing and I love it!

My husband also surprised me with a trip to buy some new trail running shoes. And I love them. They are sort of a cross between pavement and trail. So far, they are very comfortable and they help take care of some of my foot issues and needs. Happy trails ahead!

Now I'm going to stop talking about losing 100 pounds. It's time to focus on the next 20-plus which may be as much of a challenge as the first 100.

(Many of you know that I'm very private due to some of my experiences in the past and because I have a few co-workers and a boss on SP. I cannot have them find me when many of my challenges relate to my job career frustrations. My SparkPeople needs to be a safe place for me to be useful.)
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    Susu -

    I don't know HOW I missed this...

    I'm so dang proud of you (and envious of your tiny little waist!). I remember the first day we met (in person) and how you were so worried about this journey - and look at you passing me up and getting it done! CONGRATS!

    If you attack those last 20 pounds with the same attention you've given the first 100 - you will do JUST fine. I like that you are realistic about how it's going to be a bit of a struggle - and it most likely will be - but I KNOW you will get it done.

    Congrats on all you have accomplished - and will accomplish!


    PS - LOVE LOVE LOVE the new piercing... emoticon
    1910 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/3/2012 1:41:02 PM
    Incredible! I know how hard you had to work to reach that goal and I am inspired to keep working toward mine. Thank you for sharing your journey!
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    1910 days ago
    wow wow wow! You look super amazing.
    I love your reward ideas... I might have to 'borrow' those one day.

    Like Quilter2012 said, I love your collages... great job!
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    1944 days ago
    Great job! emoticon
    1944 days ago
  • QUILTER2012
    Congratulations on 100+ lost. I took at look at your collages, and they're awesome. Can you tell me how I can do one? Is it a feature of Spark People?
    1948 days ago
    100 pounds. That's Awesome! Way to go
    1951 days ago
    I'm so happy and proud and thrilled and delighted for you! What a wonderful achievement, and great rewards for all your hard work.
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    You inspire so many. Thank you for sharing your efforts with us honey!
    1952 days ago
    Well done, on so many levels!
    1953 days ago
    You are so inspiring lady.
    1955 days ago
    So stinkin' proud of you. I just threw up a little bit I was so excited.

    You look gorgeous, your progress is awesome. Way to go.
    1955 days ago
  • KAYBEE37
    Congratulations! That's amazing! You look really, truly, great. Thanks so much for posting the pictures -- it's always inspirational to see someone who has achieved what the rest of us are trying to achieve. Best of luck with the last 20. It is possible, as you've shown all of us!
    1956 days ago
    Wow, congratulations to you! What an amazing victory of 100 pounds lost! I'm looking forward to hearing about the next 20 pounds. And thank you for the inspiration! Robin
    1957 days ago
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    1958 days ago
    Hey Su, I'm just getting caught up on blogs... you're the last "grouping" I've read and I'm glad you ended up last in my box, cuz these were some PHENOMENAL blogs to read!!!!

    You have so very much to celebrate!!! 100 lbs gone... WOOHOOOOO!!!! You look amazing, and I'm sure you feel amazing too! I'm so so so happy for you! You had huge success on your M. Falls Hike too, and I loved loved LOVED your Celebrating 100lbs blog!!! It was fabulous, just like you!

    Be proud, continue to make good choices, continue to focus on the small victories... you are an inspiration to me and I am so glad we've become SP friends. I think I may have to reread some of your blogs when I'm feeling down and out, and to get me back on track.

    Again, congrats!
    1959 days ago
    Congratulations on your accomplishments! You really CRUSHED your 100lb weight loss. Seriously you are fantastic and oozing with Inspiration.

    Keep up the hard work, emoticon

    emoticon Always find something to celebrate in your progress!! Love the shows
    1959 days ago
    That is fantastic! Congrats on you loss. I love my helix and also have my tragus done.
    1959 days ago
    GREAT JOB!!!!!! Love the piercing idea, what a neat reminder ;)
    1959 days ago
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    1959 days ago
  • HOPE2011
    You look terrific - great job! I have every confidence that you'll make it the rest of the way with NO problems!!

    Thanks for sharing your victories and rewards with us!
    1959 days ago
  • _JODI404
    Your photo taken today: you look Amazing!!! SO Fit & thin!!!

    You will lose those last pounds... they can get more stubborn, but just keep making good choices (most of the time) and it WILL happen. If you don't lose another pound, you already look FABulous!!!.... but you WILL lose those last 20!!! I *know* you can do it. If you can achieve this level of success... there is nothing stopping you from going all the way to the finish line!!

    LOVE your rewards!!! Have fun wearing earrings again!! Love your helix, and the tangible reminder that it represents for you! Looks like hubby did a great job! Happy trails ahead, indeed!!

    Woooo~Hoooo!!! So happy for you!!! I totally respect your privacy (I am the same way!), however, it is really great to see your progress pics!!!

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    1959 days ago
  • MJ7DM33
    emoticon You have done great! I luv the shoes! Continued success on getting the 20 lbs off!
    1959 days ago
  • CRISSA1669
    So thrilled!!! Ouch on the helix piercing, lol but I am sure that will be a very tangible reminder for all of the hard work you have put it...and it IS some hard work!! LOVE the shoes!!..and the Sparktwin...we are close to the same weight so when I looked at your pictures I said to myself "wow, am I THAT THIN!!!" know it's hard for us to see ourselves...........I'm giddy with excitement for you, heck and for me too!!! We are both in the homestretch..I've got 17 pounds to go until goal.........and I plan on making it...I know you'll be right there along side of me because we've been hitting the same marks for the past several rest assured, we will get THERE!!!!! Congratulations :) Clarissa
    1959 days ago
    Good job!!! Oh that last 20 pounds plus isn't easy at all. I've been fighting with it all year and haven't gotten far.
    1959 days ago
    That's incredible! Congratulations! emoticon
    1959 days ago
    AMAZING JOB!!!!!!!
    1959 days ago
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