Thursday, June 17, 2010

Milestone!

I made it to 199! I am SO EXCITED! I swear part of me kept saying it was impossible... but look! It's not! I am thrilled. Some say it is just a number, but to me this is a whole new world... a symbol of the start of a new life. Now my goal is to get as far away from the 200s as I can (within reason!) and stay there!

I have now lost 79 pounds total. When I lose one more pound, I'll post progress pictures and measurements again. I feel so great, and the size 16 jean capris that I bought when I hit 70 pounds gone are baggy in the butt now. They were a little snug when I got them but I think they are going to be retired within a month. There is now NOTHING in my closet that I cannot wear, except for that one 'skinny' tee shirt I bought as a way to gage myself (I haven't even tried it on yet. It hangs with tags. When I bought it a few months ago I thought, "If I can EVER fit into this shirt, I will know I am a truly normal size." I think it is a size medium but cut slim and it has my university's logo on it!) I do have a box of jeans ranging down to a size 12 that I will work my way through. Yesterday I bought myself two pretty new shirts that looked a little small, but when I tried them on at home they fit perfectly. I feel so great!

Walking has become a breeze. In fact, moving has. I used to feel like I was walking through a vat of corn syrup all the time (in a way, I was!) but now I feel like it is no effort to move my body. Everything is easier. It takes so much less effort to MOVE that I have a lot more energy for things other than just getting off the couch or walking to the mailbox. I love how my life is changing. This is SO worth the effort.

I am off to celebrate with a day with my children! Make the most of YOUR day, and BE HAPPY!

82 comments:

Christie said...

Hoooray! Congratulations Lyn, that is fantastic news and I am so pleased for you! May you have a spring in your step every day from now one!

christy said...

I just started reading your blog and wanted to tell you congrats! I am starting my own journey back down the scale. Bleh! I feel like it will never happen!

Thanks for sharing!

Anini said...

Oooh congrats Lynn! You are doing so fantastic!

Lisa said...

Congratulations Lyn!!! You have done such an amazing job sticking with it and should be so proud of yourself. It's downhill all the way from now, in a good way!!

beerab said...

Congratulations! I'm very happy for you :) I'm so glad you went with Medifast and didn't get any surgeries *hug*

Anini said...

Oops I just realized that I spelt you name wrong Lyn. I despise when people spell my name wrong so I must appologize. Sorry! My best friends name is Lynn. It was just a finger slip I swear ;)

-Anini

Shelley said...

YEEHAW!!!!! Congratulations - you made it to Onederland!!!! I am so happy for you, Lyn - this post put a big smile on my face. Woohoooooo!!!!

So-Me said...

Congratulations! That is so awesome. I can't wait to see your progress pictures, they definitely show me what can be done if I keep it up. Great Job!

Cara :)

Anonymous said...

I am in medical school and found your blog when I was researching obesity, I have really enjoyed reading your posts and have been learning a lot. I just want to say keep up the good work! and well done on this mileston!!

Happy Fun Pants said...

Oh Lyn!

I couldn't be happier for you! YAY YAY YAY!

I'm doing a happy dance...only on the inside. :)

So what's your next goal? 199 has been your dream for so long...where do you go from here?

Susan said...

Congratulations on reaching Onederland!! It's so wonderful to feel like you can accomplish anything you want, and these milestones make us feel just that - and it's an amazing gift in addition to the weight loss. Way to go, can't wait to see the 80 pounds gone pics!

froggy said...

Very, very happy for you!

Deniz said...

Big, big, BIG hugs and a HUGE well done!

Walking freely is such a joy, isn't it. You never cease to make me want to cheer for you - you are one amazing lady, Lyn.

Laura said...

You are doing so great! Congratulations! The number is more than just that, it's a sign to you of your success! You're amazing!

Barefoot Pixie said...

You did it! What a fabulous place to be. You have come so far and you are going to make it all the way. You are an inspiration and I love your blog!!!

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

How exciting is that! You've just been pushing and pushing and then... whammo... you break right through to the other side. WTG, Lyn!

Welcome to Onederland!

Laurie (GastricGirl.com) said...

Congratulations, Lyn! What a great milestone to reach! :) Can't wait to see your progress photos! :) You should be super proud! :)

Andra said...

A number is just a number but overcoming what you have is what is important. How it makes you feel is what's important. You did it and you're grabbing the brass ring. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Lyn! I am so proud of you! YOU DID IT!

Laurie said...

That is such fantastic news!! Even more fantastic that walking is now a breeze for you! You will only get stronger and stronger! You're such an inspiration!

christina said...

Congrats! That is a HUGE accomplishment... you should be very proud of yourself!

Autumnforest said...

Every ounce and every pound is less for your knees to handle and your skeleton goes "ah..." I am so freaking happy for you--that is huge. People may say it's just a number, but there's something about knowing you're in the 100s that makes you feel light as a feather. It's a huge relief and it is a great incentive and you probably feel so good that it makes even more incentive to keep it up. It's self perpetuating at this point.

Margie M. said...

AWESOME NEWS !!! But then I never really had doubt you would reach the "ones". I knew you could and would do it.

Congratulations.

Margie M. writes at:
www.myhealthylivingthruweightcontrol.blogspot.com

Margie M. said...

AWESOME NEWS !!! But then I never really had doubt you would reach the "ones". I knew you could and would do it.

Congratulations.

Margie M. writes at:
www.myhealthylivingthruweightcontrol.blogspot.com

Tammy said...

Amazing you are! Congrats on 199! I remember the day I hit that number, it had seemed sooo unobtainable. Now I am a good 30 lbs below it, and I want to get even further away!

I know you will do it too!

Stephanie Hill said...

Congratulations!!!

Megan said...

So Glad for YOU!!!!!!!!

Momma Hunt said...

Congrats, so happy for you. Can't wait to continue this journey with you

MB said...

YAY! Congratulations on reaching such an important milestone in your journey. It's so exciting! I'm only 10 pounds from joining you in "onederland." See you soon. ;)

Once Upon A Dieter said...

CONGRATULATIONS, dear Lyn!!! I am soo happy for you. I promise to do a happy jig right here in my living room when I post this comment. Just for YOU! (My knees may creak, though.)

I look forward to the day (hopefully not too too distant) when I can type the same numbers and also feel light with walking a breeze. YAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jane said...

Happy Happy Happy!!!!!! Congratulations Lyn :D

Ben said...

I found your blog the other day, and have been reading your new posts since then. I love it! I have showed it to my wife in hopes that it will inspire her to do the same. Thanks!! Oh, and congrats on your milestone! Can't wait until I can say the same!

Vb said...

You are an inspiration, for sure! Your success led me to go low-carb (Paleo style), and I couldn't be happier. Thank you for kicking my butt.

Lori said...

Welcome to Onederland!

Patience said...

Congratulations! You are an inspiration.

Dillypoo said...

Bravo!!!!

Hanlie said...

Congratulations! I am thrilled for you... I know that this is a hard won victory and you really, really deserve it. You're right, it's a whole new world!

Weijourn said...

Congratulations. What a turning point!

spunkysuzi said...

I am tickled pink to hear that :)
You kiddo have done a lot of hard work and soul searching to get to where you are now!! Congratulations

Fern said...

Hey, long-time lurker here, though I think I've commented a handful of times. You've made me so happy that you've driven me out of hiding to say congrats =P Reading this has really made my day!

Melissa said...

I am so happy for you, Lyn!!! CONGRATS! That is so awesome! I can't even imagine that day - 1 year to lose 20 pounds - know you understand how that is!! But it's still good (better than gaining) & hopefully one day i will see 199 on the scale!!!

Again, CONGRATS!

Lori said...

WOOT!! I am soooooooo happy for you!!!!!

Annie said...

Good for you!! Congratulations on such a great milestone!

Leslie said...

Beautiful. So happy for you.

Jen in MN said...

Lyn, congratulations on your accomplishment! That is amazing - and it's even better to hear how easy it is for you to exercise & move around now. That's the best, isn't it!?! So happy for you!!

SeattleRunnerGirl said...

Congratulations, Lyn! What an exciting milestone! I can't wait to join you in Onederland!

Spaghetti Cat said...

YAAAAAAAAY! Lyn i am so beyond ecstatically happy for you!!

You deserve this SO much! I am so so so so so glad! you are such an inspiration!

Claire said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! :)

Greek Girl from Queens said...

Lyn, I am absolutely delighted and over-the-moon happy for you.

I know exactly how excited and thrilled you felt that amazing moment you stepped on that scale. in almost breathless anticipation, and the number turn from the 200's down into the 100's. It was absolutely magic, and a moment I'll never forget when it happened to me a year and a half ago.

Congratulations - you've reached a very significant milestone, definitely! All the hard work and time and patience and perserverence is paying off. You know how to do it, and you're well on your way.

We'll all be rooting for you, every step of the way, every pound lost on your journey.

Well done, you!

Sabine said...

Congratulations! I am happy for you!

wahoostampingirl said...

That's awesome! I've been reading your blog for a long time and I'm so happy for you. 199 was a big deal for me too. I can't wait to see your new progress pics.

Banded Girl said...

Congrats, Lyn!! That's a major achievement you've worked really hard for!

Jae said...

AWESOME!!! Feel the feeling :) You deserve it!
Jae

Tricia said...

whoooohhhhhhhhhoooooooooooo

Amy said...

Welcome to ONEderland. It is an awesome milestone. Congrats to you.

Just remember you deserve to be here despite how scary it can be.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lyn - YOU INSPIRE ME!! Wow, I've just spent 2 hours reading all of your old blog posts and your receipes. I want to be just like you when "I grow up". I'm just starting my weight loss journey (again) and I look forward to reading your blog daily for motivation and information. Thank you for helping so many of us. Congratulations with your success. God Bless! Toni

Anonymous said...

congrats!!!

Lori said...

That is awesome!! Onederland welcomes you!!

Lori
53 lbs & counting

Tony The Pink Panda said...

Grats Lyn, I knew you had it in you ;).

Splurgie said...

One more comment to tell you that I've followed your progress, been inspired by it and wish you continued success!

Traci said...

OH.MY.GOSH!!!!! I am SOOOOO excited for you!! What an amazing accomplishment you have done. Congratulations!! All of your hard work has paid off and you are in the 100s. Never again to see a 2 in front of those numbers on the scale. WOW!! I'm right behind ya. I can't wait.

Jenn said...

Congrats Lyn! Your journey is a wonderful story and I'm so glad to be able to see you reach your goals!

Rina said...

AAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!! You have NO idea how happy I am for you!!!! For the past couple of weeks, I've been signing in a couple times a day to see if you've gotten here, and YOU DID IT!!! I am SO SO SUPER EXCITED for you!!!! You have put in so much effort and have deserved this for so long! You are one of my biggest inspirations! This makes me believe that I can do this too. Thank you!!! WOOOOHOOOO!!!!!!!

Ice Queen said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you. :D

spiralgirl71 said...

Congrats! What a wonderful milestone. Thanks for being an inspiration.

Lea said...

Congratulations! Reading your blog is always interesting, but today it's super fantastic! I am excited for you.

michele said...

Congrats!!! What a great accomplishment. I love following your blog because you are so honest and sincere with what you write. Great job!!!

Janna said...

Congrats Lyn! You worked hard for this! Now go take a walk and enjoy it! :)

Jennifer said...

YAAAAAY LYN!!!! CONGRATS! Crossing into the 1's is a great feeling isnt it! Never go back! I am so proud of you. I hope you had a great celebration with the kids! Today was a good weigh in for me too, even though I was dreading it. I saw new numbers and it made my whole day(maybe even week!). I bet you are on the same cloud 9! My size 16's are now getting too big on me too. I am happy but sad in a way because I loved these new clothes! Good job Lyn. Enjoy your accomplishment.

Jennifer
http://wecanlosethepounds.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

WOW...almost 70 people have already been here to cheer for you!!! Well, let me be the 70th to say

"WAY TO GO, GIRL...you give us all hope!!!"

(SOOOO, how is Onederland? Colors are brighter? Music is more beautiful? Lots of unicorns and fairies running about?) LOL!!

Anonymous said...

wooohoooo! congratulations :) You inspire me :)

My Body In Motion said...

I am so, so, so proud of this HUGE accomplishment, Lyn! You are such an inspiration. And you'll be in that skinny tee before you know it!

Erin said...

Congratulations!

Melissa said...

YAY! So exciting!

Jo said...

C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S
Lyn.

So, SO happy for you!

(And yes, you are an inspiration!)

Badger said...

Amazing news!! Pat on the back xx

Fat at Fifty-five said...

Yippee! That's wonderful.

GeorgiaBE said...

WAY TO GO! :)

Heather said...

Congrats!! I am so happy for you. I know you have been working towards this for a while and am really glad you met this milestone. keep it up!

Mary from Sugar Bush Primitives said...

I am so thrilled for you. 199 is not just a number - it is a symbol for all you have achieved! Enjoy. Can't wait to see the pics.

Madame said...

CONGRATS!!!

Tammy said...

Sorry I'm so late to the party girl! I finally got a job last week and haven't been able to keep up with blogs. I'm extremely proud of you and thrilled for you for reaching this milestone. It must be an incredible feeling...I'm glad you're figuring things out along the way, also. Congrats! :)