Wednesday, May 12, 2010

3 Years ago today...

Three years ago today, I started my weight loss journey.

This was me 3 years ago:



And this is me today (literally, I just snapped this shot).


I'm 104 pounds lighter today than when I was on May 12, 2007.

When I walked into Weight Watchers 3 years ago, I weight 265 pounds. And if you'd have told me then that it would take me 3 years to lose those 104 lbs, I probably would have turned around and walked right out of there.

But I'm so glad I didn't.

I've never missed a Weight Watcher's meeting since that day. Not one week. I weighed in during the weeks, sometimes, whenever I had something going on on Saturdays that would prevent me from attending my regular Saturday morning meeting. And I've even found Weight Watchers meetings while I was on vacation in different states.

I knew if I missed one week, that would be it. If I gave myself permission to miss one week's weigh in, then there would be nothing stopping me from attending hit or miss, willy nilly. No, I know me and I know that if I do that, I'll never reach my goal.

So three years later and 104 lbs gone, I'm still going strong.

I'm only 6.2 lbs away from my Weight Watchers goal. Realistically, it'll be another 3-6 months before those pounds come off. But I'm not discouraged or detoured. I'm steady on, eye on the prize. I'm going to do it! I will. No matter if it takes me another 3 years. I will make goal!

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23 comments:

Ex Yo-Yo Dieter Debbie said...

Cara! You look BEAUTIFUL!!!

I love the look on your face...pride, and joy, and a peacefulness. And I'll say it again...beautiful!

You are amazing! Congratulations!!!!

(Sorry for all the xclamation points, but with an achievement such as yours, it's the only thing to use!!!!)

We can all see - you are living your dream!

Natalie said...

That's quite a huge accomplishment. Congrats!

✯FiTCETERA✯ said...

Oh Cara! You look so beautiful! This should be your new avatar pic.
Talk about stick-with-it-ness ... you've got that in spades.
Congratulations, Cara!

spunkysuzi said...

Wowsa's girl you are looking great :)
What a great achievement! Especially never missing a weekly meeting.

anne h said...

YOU are the true inspiration here.
Amazing - congrats again and again....

Nichole said...

GOOD ON YA!!!!

Shelley said...

Congratulations on your diet/blog-iversary! We are one year and 2 days apart - how funny! You look like a different person - what a gorgeous picture!

Alex said...

Wow your amazing! Congratulations!!

The Black Kitteh said...

What an impressive story! I am so happy for you! you look fabulous!

Anonymous said...

So amazing! I can't wait to hug less of you.
-Lauri

Flabby McGee said...

On my god! You are so beautiful!!! You look so happy and glowy! :) You are my new inspiration, you're awesome!!!!

Anonymous said...

This post is exactly what I needed to read this morning. I started doing WW online last week and I am struggling already. I have about 90 pounds to lose. You are an inspiration...thank you!

Terri

MaryFran said...

You look so incredible!!!!!!

screwdestiny said...

And amazingly, three years later, you look five years younger!

Tricia said...

AMAZING

Amy said...

You looks amazing!! :-) I'm working on losing my weight too... have lost 13.4lbs so far.. I'd appreciate for the support on my blog too when you have time. You looks wonderful. I'm gonna read more of your old posts :-)

Weight Watcher Wannabe said...

You are amazing and a great motivation to me...

cindy said...

I like your site. I have around 70 pounds to loose. We lost our son Joshua in November 2003 and I have used food as comfort. I've been thinking about ww for awhile now. How many days do your work out??

cmcgough@wkybb.net

Jen said...

Wow I just found your blog and what an accomplishment! I have done weight watchers in the past with some success and I think my biggest problem was slacking off when it came to meetings. What you said about knowing that you couldn't miss even one meeting makes a lot of sense. Good luck and I look forward to reading more of your blog.

Mad Woman said...

You beautiful, beautiful woman! You look so happy and proud of yourself. And you should be!!

Congrats!! And that goal isn't far away now!

eastcoastsurfermom said...

You look so so so so beautiful. What an inspiration you are!

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Cara - You are an inspiration! You look fabulous. I can't wait to loose that much.

I am blogging me and my husband journey if you want to check out our blog at:

http://believingitspossible.blogspot.com/

Way to go!
~Margene

Anavar said...

Wow congrats Cara! You look so much younger now that you lose weight. Is this your ideal weight now? Hope you stay the same in the future!