Saturday, March 13, 2010

I LOST 100 POUNDS!!!!

...again. :]

I finally did it, though, and I'm so excited.

I lost 100 lbs last year on May 30th, precisely 100.2 lbs. Then the following week I gained a half a pound then the week after that I took a no-weigh-in-pass because I gained a little over 10 lbs. When I weighed in the week after that, I was still up 4 lbs and from there on out, it was up a pound, down a pound, up 5 pounds, down 2 pounds, etc., etc., all year long.

Until today. Today I lost 1.2 lbs to bringing my total loss to 100.6 lbs. The most I've ever lost. And I don't EVER want to lose those 1.2 lbs ever again! I'm tired of losing the same pounds over and over. I'll bet you I've gained and lost 60 pounds since last May.

Not any more.

I see my goal clearly and I know what steps I need to get there. No sacrifice. No denying myself. Only positive steps towards a goal I deserve.

It was really cool when I weighed in this morning. The lady who was weighing me, Cathy, and Ned (my leader) and Barb (the other receptionist), were all huddled around the computer screen waiting for the computer to display the results. It was funny because they all stopped what they were doing and leaned in together.

The computer took forever and I even made the comment "Did I break the scales again??". When finally the computer spit out the results and they all three started yelling and jumping up and down and cheering "You did it!! You did it!!" I couldn't believe it.

Cathy even came out from around the counter and gave me a big hug. Was so cool!

They made such a big ruckus that I heard people who were behind me in line saying "someone must have made goal today". Boy, the way we were all cheering, you'd think I would have reached goal. Well, I reached "A" goal, but not actual goal. But a big goal nonetheless.

What a relief!

And then, during the meeting when it came time to do celebrations, Ned stopped and said, "First, before we get started with celebrations, there's something that I want to give to Cara because she's reached a huge goal today" and he walked over to me and handed me a Weight Watchers certificate congratulating me for losing 100 pounds. And a tiara. Yes, that's what I said, a tiara. Cathy and Barb came over to partake int he celebration and Cathy said "no that wont do" because I took the tiara and placed it in my lap. She grabbed it from me, tore open the package and placed the tiara on my head. What a hoot!

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(There's a lady behind me, that's why it looks like my hair is so big, it's not my hair at all)

You know I was so doubtful that I'd actually make my 100 lb mark today after I'd gained 4 pounds of water gain last weekend. It took me until Friday morning before I had almost all of it off. I was still about a half pound up on Friday morning. But I did what I was supposed to all week and I drank lots of water and it all came off and then some.

Whew! That was a close one!

My next goal is goal. I'm 9.6 pounds way from Weight Watcher's goal. That'll put me down to 155. I still want to lose more than that, but I'm going to keep my Weight Watchers goal at 155 for now. I think eventually I'd like to get down to 145. Would be really sweet if I could get down to 135 because then I would have lost half my body weight. But I'm sure at my age, 135 isn't realistic or healthy.

So on to my next goal. Here I go...

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17 comments:

josie said...

Congrats! WOW!!!

spunkysuzi said...

Oh my goodness, you are the Queen!!
What an awesome way to celebrate a huge accomplishment. I'm so very proud of you :)

screwdestiny said...

How tall are you? Being older doesn't mean you should weigh more, so if you aren't too tall 135 could definitely be a healthy weight.

Congratulations on getting that weight off again! Can't wait to see you get to your goal. :)

Mad Woman said...

CONGRATS!! THat soooo awesome. I'm so proud of you.

Tricia said...

You are amazing!! Congratulations!!

Michelle said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting! Your blog is so inspiring!

Beth said...

Heartfelt congratulations!

ConnieK said...

Congratulations!!!!!I'm impressed. I have been reading your blog for a long time and you inspired me to start my own weight loss journal. It isn't anything like yours, but I'M just getting started, because of you!!! Thanks and best wishes.

--cara said...

Screwdestiny, I'm 5/6" tall. According to weight watchers my minimum weight can be 124, BMI=20. That would be a dream come true to be 124 pounds. I sure hope I can get down to 135 as my ultimate goal. Right now, it seems years away. Realistically, it's only 30 pounds away. But its taken me 2 solid years to lose the last 30 pounds. But then again, what kind of rush am I in, right?

P.S. Thanks, guys, I love your comments of congratulations. And I'm so honored to have inspired some of you to lose weight. That's the whole reason I started this blog 3 years ago was to inspire others to follow with me on my journey.

Donna B said...

congrat!
I am so proud of you! Now I need to get my head back in the game and get back on track. Keep up the good work!

Shelley said...

Wooooohooooo, congratulations!!! So happy for you, Cara!!! Your face is just beaming in that picture, and how cool of them to bestow a tiara upon you!

Skyler Meine said...

I love your attitude and commitment to your goals. So many people get there a go backwards and give up. I really impressed with your commitment to make long-term changes to your health. We need more great examples like you.

Ex Yo-Yo Dieter Debbie said...

Yes!!! So happy for you! I love the tiara :) A great touch

Congratulations!!!

Stages of Change said...

Woooooooooooo! Congrats!

Janny said...

Congratulations!!! You are really inspiring me! I'm in the middle of my weight loss program now

Sara said...

I just found your blog, and wanted to congradulate you on your progress. I am extremely overweight, and I just started blogging about it (www.MyTriLightDiet.blogspot.com). It's embarrassing to post such personal information but I figured that if I put my weight out there for others to see, it would help me to stick to my diet.

Anyways, congrats again!

Deb said...

Congratulations, Cara. Your story is so inspirational! You should feel really proud!