Good Bye 300 FOREVER!!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Today I am so happy!!! I weighed myself this morning even though I swore I was only going to do it once a month, but I was so close to a personal goal I couldn't help it. I'm so glad I did! The scale said 298.8! I know a lot of people would pass out if they saw that number because it's pretty high, but it's the first time I was out of the 300's in 8 years!!!!! emoticon emoticon

My weight has always been a problem in my life, but it got much worse as I got older. I went to a new doctor who said that she was concerned with how I gained weight and how I carried it. We kept a food log (and I was honest) and although I ate crappy, it didn't justify my size. After a series of tests I found out my thyroid was basically done and I had polycystic ovarian syndrome. I thought I found the answer to my problems! I was put on medication but figured I didn't need to change my lifestyle because this was "THE ANSWER". The medicine did help, but it took almost 2 years for 30 pounds to come off with failed diets off and on. When I started my medicine, I didn't even know my exact weight. My scale at home tops off at 350. Some days it said 348. Some days 349. Some days it gave me an error message, which means I was over that. I always use 350 as my highest weight, but it could have been more.

I joined Spark People about three weeks ago out of complete desperation. Weight Watchers never worked for me and it's because I didn't actually pay attention to what I ate. I could eat 25 points of crap and still be hungry. I knew that a bag of M&M's were 6 points. I know it works great for some people, but for me it was just a crutch. After joining here, I realized that I knew nothing about a balanced diet. I was so busy worrying about carbs when I dieted, I probably quadrupled my fat intake! For the first few days, I topped out my fat limit before everything else. I made a few changes and have lost 21.2 pounds since then. I know it comes off a lot faster when you have a lot to lose, and I know it will slow down soon, but I feel amazing! 298.8 could have been 125 today! THAT'S how good I feel! emoticon

I check in here first thing every morning while I wait the 1/2 hour for my synthroid to work it's way through my body and plan my food for the entire day. Then I go to the DONE GIRLS page and get my motivation! I read your blogs and support to each other, huddle with the team and I'm ready to go. Then I pray to God to give me the strength to get through another day. And it's working.

I can't thank you guys enough- even people I haven't personally chatted with because your blogs and support for each other are so motivating! It's a great start to every day! And thanks to God for the strength and for leading me here!


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  • MANDYANN102576
    emoticon This post was AWESOME! You are a true inspiration to me. emoticon
    2557 days ago
    Congratulations! emoticon
    2557 days ago
    You are AWESOME!
    emoticon on being a Done Girl!
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  • SCRAPPER1124
    Congrats on your great accomplishment. I'm right there with you trying for getting out of the 280's will be the first time in 4 years! My highest was 306. Keep up the great work emoticon
    2557 days ago
    I love this! I am so proud of you, and you are an inspiration for every girl out there who feels like they can't reach their goals.
    If you can do it, so can I! emoticon emoticon
    2557 days ago
    You are on your way! That is awesome! Having health problems to cope with while dieting is difficult, just remember NEVER impossible. I am celebrating your victory with you! YAY! emoticon
    2557 days ago
    COngratulations girlie! I too have polycystic ovarian syndrome and I know your struggle because our body constantly craves high fat/high carb food. And we carry most of our weight in our mid-section which isn't the easiest place to drop pounds. But the good news is that you are on meds and you are taking them daily. Now the real work is doing your part on the exercise and nutrition front. Sometimes it is hard to lose motivation because eventually the weight will not come off as easily but remember you have much more to focus on. With each pound you lose you are lowering your risk of ovarian cancer AND INCREASING YOUR FERTILITY.
    2557 days ago
    emoticon I am so excited for you! Keep going and before you know it, you will be in the 280's...270's.... and so forth.

    2557 days ago
  • AMY_1217
    That's wonderful! I know just how you feel. I dropped below 300 earlier this month and I've promised myself that I will NEVER see that number again! Today's weigh-in was 288.5. Still got a long way to go, but the distance from the 300s is getting bigger and bigger!!!

    Keep up the great work. You're on the right track. If you ever need anything, drop me a msg. Again, congratulations!
    2557 days ago
    emoticon That is beyond awesome!! You rock!!! emoticon
    2557 days ago
    Congratulations!! That's wonderful!!
    2557 days ago
    Wohoo!!!!! Go you!!! I just recently had that experience and it is the BEST feeling. Congrats!
    2557 days ago
    What an awesome accomplishment! Keep up the great work, you are SO worth it. emoticon
    2557 days ago
    That's an emoticon feeling. I know to well once being over 300lbs. Keep up the great work and you will be at goal weight before you know it. emoticon job!
    2557 days ago
    HOORAY HOORAY! Sayonara, 300's!! I'm so proud of you - keep up the GREAT work, and remember this super-great feeling whenever things start getting hard. =)
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    2560 days ago
    That is so magnificent ... I too figured I was eating too many carbs and since I adjusted that, I've managed to lose a couple of pounds and planning on more !!

    Keep up the good work ... we're all here for each other ....

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    2561 days ago
    You are emoticon !!! Keep up the good work!!!
    2561 days ago
    so thrilled that this is working for you.
    i know you can meet all of your goals. keep up the great work.
    2561 days ago
    Great job and way to go! Isn't SP great?? Keep up the good work and pretty soon you'll be posting that you're saying goodbye to the 200's!

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    2561 days ago
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