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Goal! Success! 100 lbs conquered!

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Thursday, February 21, 2013



WOOHOO!! I have done it! After 3.25 years of trying, I have lost 100 lbs!



155 lbs is a very big milestone for me, and not just because it equals 100 lbs lost. 155 lbs and I - we have a history. That history goes way back to my first pregnancy in 2000.

Pre-pregnancy, I weighed 135 lbs. The highest I'd ever weighed back then was 145 lbs, and it had mortified me. Then, after my first pregnancy, I suddenly weighed 155 lbs. While that weight is technically only 1 lb over a healthy BMI, I was HORRIFIED. I didn't even know about BMI back then. All I knew was that I was VASTLY overweight in my own estimation. I worked my butt off to get back into the low 130s, and then I got pregnant a second time, and ended up at 155 lbs again after my second delivery in July 2002.

I tried to lose weight, but couldn't. I stayed at 155 lbs until April of 2003, when suddenly my stomach began to hurt like the devil, and I had a hard time eating. Eventually I ended up in the hospital, though they never found out what was wrong with me. In those three weeks, I gained 20 lbs, while eating less than normal, bringing me to 175 lbs. (Culprit of all this: my teeth. See my main page for details.) A month after that, I got pregnant, and until last May, I never saw below 175 lbs again.

It's been 10 years since I've seen 155 lbs. In that decade, I've gone from hating that number to desiring it. The eyes of someone who spent most of their adult life at 125 lbs and the eyes of someone who topped out at 255 lbs are very, very different. For years now, 155 lbs has been my goal. I didn't care that 154 lbs was the top of my healthy weight range. I just wanted to see 155 lbs on the scale again.

And now I have. Ironically, I now want to see the 130s again on the scale - something I couldn't have even DREAMED about a couple years ago. But hitting this first goal is MAJOR to me. I spent years believing it would never, COULD never happen, and now, here I am.

I have lost 100 lbs. I have done the seemingly impossible.



This is 100 lbs of books. I have lost ALL THIS from my body! I have conquered! Huzzah!

Now, it is time to slip quietly into the "transition to maintenance" period. To focus not just on the last 18 lbs I want to lose, but on learning to keep this weight off my body forever.

ETA: A couple more pics, to celebrate this great milestone:


Side view - I look thin from the side!!!!!


I never thought I'd look thin sitting down again. :)
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CHICAM 3/19/2013 12:13PM

    Congratulations what a good feeling of achievement that you have. I can imagine how proud you are. I have a long way to go. I need to loose 112.5 pounds. So far I've been on my diet since Nov 2012 and I have lost 52.5 pounds. I am very proud of myself but I still have quite a journey ahead of myself. I need this for my health and for my self esteme. I want to feel happy and proud of my achievements. I am sure your family looks up to you for all that you have acompleished. Keep up the good work and being proud of yourself. Very well deserved. emoticon

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LUNADRAGON 3/12/2013 4:11PM

    Bravo!

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FITMAY 3/4/2013 10:43PM

    emoticon Go totally YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

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GWINNER1 3/1/2013 7:58PM

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EFFRAYECHILDE 3/1/2013 11:52AM

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SPRINGBABY80 2/26/2013 8:32PM

  emoticon keep up the good work

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MITCHARVEY 2/26/2013 1:52PM

    emoticon What a transformation. Best of luck on your continued success.

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COWGRLKT 2/26/2013 1:26PM

    emoticon Green with Scale Envy. Way to go. That is a lot of hard work. Good job sticking with it. You look Marvelous!


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STAYCXL-NOMORE 2/26/2013 10:12AM

    Congrats you look amazing !! Thanks for sharing !!
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JMSA67 2/25/2013 9:01PM

    Congratulations! And thanks for the inspiration

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TONYTHETSANGEL 2/25/2013 8:14PM

    Absolutely Fantabuloose!!!! Congrats! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 2/25/2013 12:45AM

  Wow! Mega congratulations!!

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MARYHENNIG 2/24/2013 10:19PM

  Congratulations!!! Love the books. What a picture.

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JULESJET 2/24/2013 8:05PM

    Congratulations! And I love that you measured the pounds you lost in books!

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XTINEMAS 2/24/2013 8:02PM

    Congrats!! Very Inspiring

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SUMTHINGSPECIAL 2/24/2013 3:13PM

    You look wonderful - and happy! Congratulations on your success - keep up the good work!

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KICKINGKILOS 2/24/2013 1:10PM

    Wow
Congratulations to you on this 100 pounds loss


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KICKINGKILOS 2/24/2013 1:09PM

    Wow
Congratulations to you on this 100 pounds loss


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POUNDSAWAY13 2/24/2013 1:08PM

   
Such a great achievement! You should be very proud AND YOU are such an inspiration to me. Thanks! emoticon emoticon

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VEGSARA 2/24/2013 11:41AM

    Congrats! I'm so excited for you!

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FIRECOM 2/24/2013 11:07AM

    Nothing feels better than success. No surprise there for you now that you have experienced the achievement. Congrats.

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SHANNONY84 2/24/2013 4:20AM

    Congratulations and you look fabulous!

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SHINYZALATA 2/24/2013 3:31AM

    Looking gorgeous , and really inspiring dear xoxox :D:D:D

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FAVORITEAUNT84 2/24/2013 2:26AM

    This. Is. AMAZING! Thank you soooooo much! emoticon

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ILIKETOZUMBA 2/24/2013 12:04AM

    Hooray hooray hooray!!! Congratulations!!! You look fabulously thin and healthy!!!

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DESERTFLOWERG 2/23/2013 11:35PM

    Terrific milestone!

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RUBYROOTS4YOU 2/23/2013 8:35PM

  Huzzah, fair maiden! You are beautiful. emoticon
emoticon You did it!!

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 2/23/2013 8:35PM

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You look great and I know you must be jumping for joy. You look young and vibrant and happy Your eyes look happy and you have a sassy look in your eyes. I'm so very happy for you. emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 2/23/2013 7:06PM

    CONGRATS wow that is a milestone you have done fantastic!!!!
I understand about the numbers.... I weighed 167 after I had my daugther 33 years ago this june, and have never seen the 160s since. High 170s a few times not long and mosty 180-200. So I want to see 167 then work down to 145 as goal.
But You YOU have done so great!!!!

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LUVSFLSUN 2/23/2013 3:30PM

    Congratulations! I love the book comparison; I've never seen it done like that before but we can all imagine trying to lift that 100 pounds of books. Way to go!! emoticon

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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 2/23/2013 3:06PM

    You are beautiful. I know what you mean, about that sideways glance. I'm always glancing at my side and my backside and always amazed at how small I look. At least comparatively speaking. Congratulations on your journey thus far. I too, went on beyond my 160 lb. goal, getting as low as 139, but am currently weighing in closer to 155. At this point I would be happy back at 149, but as long as I am BELOW that magic 160, I consider myself to be maintaining. I think a maintaining frame of mind is basically no change from that same mindset you had as you were losing. At least that is what is working for me, and that way, if you haven't ever reverted to OLD habits, it's not that hard to kick it up a notch back into the losing mode when the scale starts going back the wrong way. At least that's what I tell myself.

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MANILUS 2/23/2013 3:01PM

    Congrats, you look great! All the best on your way to 130's!

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CYPATAYLOR2 2/23/2013 2:47PM

  You look emoticon ! emoticon and emoticon !!!

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ITEACHGEOGRAPHY 2/23/2013 2:39PM

    Wow! I think the book comparison is one of the most inspiring things I have ever seen! Mind if I steal the idea? You look simply fantastic!

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MSLADYBUG3 2/23/2013 1:12PM

    Great job!!! You look Amazing..... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ROSGETSSERIOUS 2/23/2013 12:46PM

    Congratulations - you look amazing!!
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REENSKI 2/23/2013 11:30AM

    Congratulations! Your hard work has really paid off. You look healthy and fabulous!!!!

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CDEVENING 2/23/2013 10:56AM

    Wow what an amazing accomplishment! Congratulations :)

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TERMITEMOM 2/23/2013 10:39AM

    wow! You look great! I realy liked the 100 lbs of books, it puts it in perspective. emoticon emoticon

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VIKIHUTCHISON 2/23/2013 10:38AM

    Great job! Congratulations on your success! It's inspiring!
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CNGMYBX 2/23/2013 9:22AM

  Congratulations. I hope that I will be able to post a similar comment a year from now!

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SWIMMAN 2/23/2013 9:05AM

    Wow! You have done something really fantastic for yourself! Congratulations on your success and your providing inspiration to the rest of us :-)
I love that photo of you and the books - it's hard to get an idea of the weight we may carry until we can see it visibly in some way such as in your photos.
Again, congratulations!!!


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REDQUEEN2262 2/23/2013 9:01AM

    Congratulations! You look fantastic!! Keep it up! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HPSANDDOLLAR 2/23/2013 8:43AM

  Wow!!

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