Wednesday, September 7, 2011

One Hundred Pounds... gone!

So I started my journey to healthier living back in January at 273 lbs. *cringe* It's embarrassing to know I let myself get that unhealthy. Not long before that I recall stepping on a scale at a friend's house seeing the number 284, though. That's the highest I recall being. Well today my scale says 184. I'm only 89 lbs down on my current journey so far, but overall have lost 100 lbs. I can't believe this is happening to me. I'm still in a quite a bit of shock.



I actually got up the guts to share this info on my personal facebook page today and even linked my blog publicly. I was nervous to do so, but the loving and supportive comments I got from all my friends and family over the last few hours were proof enough that it was the right time for me to share it.

I'm going to work really hard to drop these next 11 lbs and hopefully in another month I'll be able to celebrate losing 100 lbs since starting my journey in January! Then on to my next few goals! :)

Something I've noticed about myself lately though when I've been out for my daily walks/jogs is that I no longer look down at the ground while I'm walking around in public. I keep my head held up high. I don't always turn away when I happen to catch someone out in the yard looking at me or someone driving by me as I go. This is huge for me. I've always been that shy and timid person who never had much belief in her self worth and it showed so much with me acting like that. I'm still shy, of course. Yet, at the same time somehow, I am all that much more social and outgoing I feel. I look people in the eyes when I talk to them now. That used to make me soo uneasy and uncomfortable. I am so thrilled with all these small changes, so much more than I ever can express. They are way more important to me than the physical changes I've gone through in losing all this weight.

In other news... My friend Melissa over at Phat Girl On A Diet has recently started her own blog. I originally met her on facebook and have been following her progress there. She always has something positive and uplifting to share and I just love seeing her transformation so far! If you're looking for more inspiration or motivation I highly recommend you check her out! :)

16 comments:

  1. OMG CONGRATS!!!!

    WOW!!!
    100lbs
    THATS NUTS!

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  2. You have done such an amazing job in less than a year. Very exciting changes! Good for you, and you look GREAT.

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  3. Thanks ladies! I've been on the verge of tears all day but haven't quite let it all out yet. I'm overly excited for this but its still sinking in I guess. I mean yesterday I felt so far away from this, and today here I am. It's insane for sure!

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  4. congrats, congrats, congrats! great job & keep it up doll - you look f.a.b.u.l.o.u.s. :D

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  5. Feels good, looks good, AWESOME !!!

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  6. Congratulations! Must feel great!

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  7. wow you have been kicking some major ass since January......so proud of you!!!!!

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  8. WOW! Congrats, I am so happy for you. Celebrate, girl! Tell the world how F*cking amazing you are - you deserve it!!

    PS - I got your comment stating you wanted to email me. Go for it, it's on the front page of my blog. The email is: missaprill29(at)yahoo(dot)com.....

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  9. Congrats That is a great achievement, its probably one of the harder things to do especially with all the discipline involved! i Lost 30 from Jan to March then I moed started working FT and Stopped focussing on my Weightloss and gained it all back plus 1 extra ! Time for me to get back on but i bet looking back you never thought youd get there! again Congrats!

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  10. Thank you all so very much. I appreciate all the love you guys give to me throughout this! It means the world to me that ya'll know what I've gone through, am going through, or am about to go through. The unconditional support from you all keeps me strong willed. :)

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  11. @Miss April

    Yeah hon I emailed you the minute I posted that comment you should have gotten it long before you came here this morning.

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  12. Your blog is great. It inspired me so much. I look forward to seeing you do great things.

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  13. I didn't get the email? Weird. That address accepts from anyone and everyone too I swear - no filter whether or not that's a good thing, ha. Hmmmmm I love to hear about jerks! Either try to re-send, forward or try ec_212(at)yahoo. :) Once you're in my contacts it won't be a big deal.

    Is it totally bad that I was looking at this post again and thought - I would kill to be 184 pounds? Lady, you are amazing!

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  14. thanks guys and ha i remember wanting to kill to be in the 180s... i still kinda feel that way... until it dawns on me.. oh wait. i am there! its so strange!

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  15. You are such an inspiration! You look amazing! I can't wait to be where you are!

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