Thoughts on reaching this milestone

Monday, February 26, 2007

Hallelujah! I did it! I broke that nasty buggery 300lb barrier!!!


::Sigh::: Of course, as promised, I got down on my knees and thanked the One who has given me the strength and courage to stick to it this time. Folks, I cannot remember when I used to weigh less than 300lbs. Isn't that awful? To know that I allowed myself to get so lardy in the first place, and --horror of horrors-- to stay that way for soooooo long? Pathetic I tells ya, pathetic!

I almost can't believe it's true. I've been making confessions all week, so I am going to spill another: The lowest weight I had gotten to in the previous years was down to 303 back in Dec of 2004, when I had last tried the SBD. But, it was like I began an assault of self-sabotage or something, and instead of pushing through those few remaining pounds, I spun ever so slowly out of control, and blammy, started going right. back. up. Sure it was the holidays, but I remember blasting through Thanksgiving like nobody's business. Even if I had gained a few, it was like I couldn't reign in the eating, and consequently lost my grip altogether and eventually surrendered to my cravings and old eating habits.

So about two weeks ago, I was closing in on the 300lb barrier (that is how I envisioned it in my mind...an actual physical barrier of some sorts) and I started getting...nervous....anxious..
..fretty. Why?! Still don't know yet, I'm trying to process through that one. Anyway, there I was, staring down my enemy, and I could feel myself retreating. I had a binge a little less than two weeks ago. On top of that, I started allowing myself to accept the lame excuses my mind was throwing up at me for why I couldn't exercise. I felt like I was about to take a step backwards. Oh the angst!

You see, being over 300-something has been a part of my identity for so long now...like my height or my hair color. It's a part of who I am. I seemed incapable of wrapping my head around the fact that I could be a part of the 200+ pound club again. Me. ME? Yes, me. So, I gathered my cajones about me this last week, and buckled myself down, and gave me wee little brain a pep talk. Do it...don't be a fraidy cat. You DO want to lose this weight, right?

Stop with the excuses! Stop clenching up!!!! Just do it already!

So I laced my track shoes back up and started working out again. Fortunately, with the SBD lifestyle, eating is never really a challenge for me anymore. I know what I can and cannot eat, and for the most part, there are no cravings (the most important reason why I *love* this way of eating!!!). It's just making sure I get my water and snacks in, and a matter of keeping a keen eye on my portions and planning for my meals. Otherwise, I eat very healthy...99.5% of the time....that is as long as I ration my NSA fudgesicles, and stop trying to polish off a whole box at a time! Eegads!

But I digress....so I grudgingly got back to exercising (I keep hearing about how all these people gush and goo about how they now just l-o-v-e to exercise...uh....it ain't happening for me yet. I still dreeeeeeeeeeead it!). And, I made sure I got my three squares/snacks/water in. And yeah, I sneaked on the scale yesterday and it blinked up at me 299 something. No! For reals? Tried stepping on and off like, seriously, 17 times or something awful like that. Then got silly fluctuations all over the place. Said forget it, let's just see what tomorrow brings. So today, the scale did indeed flash up 298 and no matter how many times I hopped off and on that scale, moved it around to a different bathroom floor tile, tricked it out with my leg weight only to make sure the next weigh-in could not be a replica of the previous weight, I still got 298.

So it's official! I am now part of the 200+ club. Man, it feels great to be here!
It's like I am becoming human again.

52 lbs lost, only 128 to go

Many thanks, Lord. Many, many thanks....
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    you kick ass
    4024 days ago
    You are truly an inspirational woman, Jess! I'm so happy for you that you've reached this milestone. I've said it before ~ you should be very proud of yourself!
    4103 days ago
    Already congratulated you. But I can keep doing it. So here goes... CONGRATULATIONS on being in the 200 club right along with me. I can relate to alot of what you posted. Sure enough I am scared to.. Think that is why I have been off the wagon for the last few days. Being 300 pounds is so much a part of my identity. I got a little scared about actually succeeding in this weight loss battle....

    Ok girl.. So now I am ready to give you a run for your money. I am jsut 2 pounds lighter than you... So c'mon lets go! We can do this.

    ~*~ Frances ~*~
    4105 days ago
    I'm so thrilled for you! I'll write more later--I'm down for the count with a nasty cold. Still no job, but I did go for an interview this afternoon (thank goodness for Dayquil); it's probably not gonna be enough money, but we shall see. I'd also suggest you now take it 10 pounds at a time, instead of the whole shebang (which freaked me out too much whenever I thought about the whole entire total number of pounds I still needed to lose!). I loved "breaking each zero". It gave me do-able-in-my-mind goals. I'm off to bed... ~~Lori
    4106 days ago
  • CAP_2683
    wow! Congrats !!! That is Amazing!
    I totally get what you mean, I have been self sabotaging a little lately, I think cause I'm almost in the 220's, which I haven't been near scince high school! and in previous weight loss efforts I rarely got below 250! It's like we rebel against what isn't oridinary, and being overweight does become part of our personas! But it sure doesen't make us as happy as breaking a barrier! I can't wait to break my next one! 225 here I come!!
    4108 days ago
    These are my fireworks of congratulations **!!**!!**!!**!!
    You are officially in two-terville!!!
    4108 days ago
    That is awesome! Way to go!!!!! I understand and can related to everything that you have said. It seems that when we reach a goal or make a change we sabotage it because we are coming out of that pattern and there are more temptations.. Satan tries to knock us down.. But he can't if we don't let him!
    4108 days ago
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