I'm in the Century Club!!!!
Oct 25, 2009I can hardly believe it, but I hit the 100 pound mark today!!! Just 4 days shy of my birthday, and I'm an official member of the Century Club! Woo Hooooo! Other than when I reached Onederland, this has got to be the biggest thrill for me.
My weight loss had slowed so much, I thought I was never going to get here. I'm just 8 1/2 months out, and I've only lost 6 pounds since August 24th, and was a little bit frustrated. I know that it's not all about the scale, but I wanted to reach that 100 pound loss. For some reason it was important to me to be able to say "100 pounds" when someone asks me how much I've lost. Now I just need someone with Photoshop to make me one of those cool cards
Getting through the stall wasn't a huge deal for me, because I'm basically so happy at the weight I am now. I think I've got 33 pounds left to get to my goal, and I know the closer I am to my goal, the slower it's going to come off. At least I get to wear my clothes for a little longer now! LOL
I can hardly believe that I've lost 100 pounds! That number seems unreal to me. When I think of where I was in February, and where I am now, it's just hard to process. I couldn't have even imagined what life would be like after losing this amount of weight. I haven't been this weight for probably 18-20 years.
It's not even just the weight. I've made so many new friends through OH, and being an OH group support leader has been awesome. The things I've learned, the way my life has changed, and the way I've been able to help others who are starting on this journey, has made my life so much fuller.
I am disabled (I know, you can't tell it by looking at me), but we all have challenges that make our lives difficult. Not having all that extra weight to lug around all day, has made a big difference in how I feel day-to-day. When I think about attempting to lift 5 twenty pound bags of potatoes, there's no way I could ever do it, but that's what I was dragging around with me every day!
From now on, any more weight I lose will be gravy. I'm not one who's obsessed about getting to a particular goal weight. I feel so good now, that I'm just going to focus on keeping on track with my eating to stay healthy, keep educating myself about my surgery, and keep working on our support group. It keeps me accountable, and there's nothing better than being able to sit and talk with others who have been through what I have, (or who will be). I don't want to fall off the wagon (and it can be done!) Now that I've reached that 100 pound goal, I'm just focusing on keeping it off.
Oshawa, Ontario, XX
Jul 11, 2008