Saturday, October 23, 2010

I Did It!!! I've Lost 100 Pounds!

Yes!!! Today is the day! This morning the scale showed a nice solid 178 pounds... which means I am officially at

ONE HUNDRED POUNDS GONE FOREVER!!

I am as happy as can be! All this work has paid off! I am just over the moon about this!

I really cannot fathom that I used to live everyday and function with a hundred extra pounds on my body. Thinking about carrying 100 pounds up and down stairs, to the car, into the grocery store, EVERYWHERE I went... well it is crystal clear to me now, in a way it never was before, WHY I was so exhausted all the time and hated to move. I feel so free now! Walking is easy. Shopping is easy. Playing with my kids is easy! Life is so much more fun!

Can you tell I am EXCITED???????????????????

I already took measurements (and am just stunned by them) which I will post along with new 100-Pounds-Gone pictures SOON. In the meantime check out my old 90-Pounds-Gone pictures so you are ready for the new ones!!

Yesterday I went shopping. My size 14 jeans are baggy, and when I dug out my 2 nice, zippered sweaters from last year and put one on, my daughter actually looked at me, giggled, and said "Mom! That's TOO BIG!" (Keep in mind she is only 5! She rarely notices my clothes.) So off I went to get a new sweater. Well, I was wandering through the Plus Size section out of habit when I saw some cute sweaters I liked. I started looking through them, but the smallest they had was marked 16/18. I actually considered buying it before realizing I have JUST given away all my size 16 clothes. I actually talked to myself a little in the store as I went over to the average sizes. I didn't find a sweater, but I saw this rack of jeans that caught my eye. They had cute, jeweled pockets and a good cut to them, but they looked almost too small and teenagery. But I liked them, a LOT. I wanted them. I have 2 pairs of 12's that fit just right, so I picked up a pair of jeans in a 12. In a flash of hopeful thinking, I put them back and took the 10's instead. Now, I have not even *owned* a pair of size 10 ANYTHING since I was, like 21 or something (vanity sizing was not in effect back then, so at 140 pounds I wore 8's and 10's). I brought them home. I tried them on just for something to work into, assuming I would not get these little jeans up past my thighs.

THEY FIT. They buttoned, and I can walk around and sit in them! Incredible! They look flat out TINY but guess what, I am taking my 100-Pounds-Gone pictures in them! Isn't that AWESOME?? Size ten!

I think I look fantastic in the mirror. I sure hope the pictures reflect that. I have a hard time with pictures... I always think they look bad. But no matter... I will be posting lots of pictures at some point this weekend!


121 comments:

Karla said...

soooooo coooooolllll!!!!!!!

yeah!!!!!

Lisa said...

You are amazing!!

Fluffy said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Can't wait to see your pics!

Susan said...

Wooooo Hoooooo!!!!

I've been waiting with bated breath for days for this moment, I am so excited and happy for you!!!

Can't wait to see those pics of tiny little size 10 wearing, 100 pounds gone you!!!

You inspire me on so many levels, weight wise, consistency wise, digging into the emotions wise, your blog such a gift not only to yourself but to your readers.

Well done!!!

He Took MY Last Name said...

YAY Lyn! I just happened to notice on Twitter (and Bob gave you a RT too) congratulations wooohooooo cause to celebrate! do a victory dance!

Jill said...

congratulations - what an amazing and wonderful accomplishment!

Emily said...

I haven't read the rest of the post yet because I was too excited to wait any longer to tell you this:

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You really deserve this victory.

Trisha said...

Holy WOW!!!! Congrats lady!!! You are such an inspiration!!! woot woot!!

Sunny said...

YAY YOU!!!!!

Blossom said...

Congratulations! Thanks for sharing everything so openly, too.

Michelle said...

That is sooo exciting.... I can not wait to say I am 100 lbs lighter... You must feel soooo proud of yourself...

Karen said...

Oh Lyn!!!!!!!! I have tears of joy in my eyes for you!!!! You are amazing and NO ONE deserves this victory more than you!!!! WAY TO GO!!!!

froggy said...

Mostly a lurker but had to say CONGRATS to you and all your hard work!!! :-))

Anonymous said...

YOU ROCK!!!

Cheap&Sweet said...

that is awesome your hard work paid off big time!

Michelle said...

Super fabulous - enjoy this day - you earned the hell out of those size 10's. I can't wait to join you.

Anonymous said...

An enthusiastic congratulations to you! I've been reading your blog since I started Medifast almost 6 weeks ago. I'm looking forward to seeing the photos!

Trish

Beth at Obesity Strike said...

Wow! Fantabulous! Way to go. Size 12! Killer!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations !!! I am so happy for you. Can´t wait to see the picture.

Floriana said...

Congratulations! That is awesome! Well done and well deserved!

Floriana said...

Congratulations! That is awesome! Well done and well deserved!

Linda said...

Lyn,

It is amazing what can happen when you never give up, no matter what! You have a heart as big as Texas and I could not be happier for you. What a gift you have given yourself. Thank you for sharing your life with us. Amazing results for an amazing lady!

Linda in Oregon

Chris said...

YAYAYAYAYAY! I am so excited for you! CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS!

Shelley said...

Woohoo, congratulations LYN!!!!!

So proud of you. You've worked so hard and for so long - what a wonderful day!

Maria said...

Congratulations! What an accomplishment. You deserve a whole new wardrobe. When I lost 90 lbs, it was actually a bit overwhelming to shop in the "regular" dept. instead of plus sizes. So many choices, the dept. was soooo big. Enjoy!

Jules - Big Girl Bombshell said...

Lyn,
Congratulations just does not seem to deem the heart felt joy I feel for you and your accomplishment! I have read your blog for at least a year if not more and this is the BEST accomplishment in a Long Long Time..This actually out does JackSht hitting onederland...
Let the trumpets blare!

Lori said...

YAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am sooooo happy for you.
Lori

Kristine said...

Congratulations! You did what you knew you could. All that helpful self talk, reminding yourself that the Cinnabon and other high calorie foods weren't worth it, worked! Yay for you miss skinny jeans!

wendy said...

Congratulations!!!!

Jinks1 said...

INSPIRATION!!! You are a hero to me! My heroes are real people to take on an obstacle in their life and through shear grit and determination tackle their problems on their own! AMAZING!

I have been checking your account all day waiting...I've read it all at least once and want to say THANK YOU for sharing yourself to the rest of us..you speak for those who sometimes cannot and I applaud you as a person, no matter what you weigh. But hey you are so small..100 pounds is great and I know you will maintain it because you have your head in the right place!

screwdestiny said...

Congratulations!!!!! I'm sure you look awesome in those new jeans!

But vanity sizing bugs the hell out of me. Just saying.

Lisa said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so very proud of you!!!

Benita said...

I knew you could do it! I've been cheering for you since I found your blog a couple of months ago.

Your an inspiration and I'm so happy for you. I hope to hit my goals with as much grace as you did. Keep it up!

Stephanie Hill said...

My daughter and I gave you a standing ovation!! Congratulations, Lynn!!

Stacy said...

Congratulations!!!! I'm so proud of you and for you. You are an inspiration!

Pam said...

Congratulations! I just found your blog through Adventures with Amy. The title listed on her blog roll looked too tempting to not check out. I'm VERY impressed with your determination, and I hope to follow in your footsteps! I have lost 40 lb in the last 7 months and hope to lose at least 40 more. With the weather turning cold, I am having a dilemma with needing new, smaller clothes ( a great one to have, but hard, none the less!) My daily uniform around the house, sweatsuits from last winter, practically fall off me. I bought some smaller jeans, but found they were too big in a couple of weeks. So I'm trying to get by with buying as little as possible until I plateau at some weight level. It is strange not to go to the 3X-4X rack, now a 1X is roomy on me, but I still can't imagine going to the regular sized ladies clothes area!!

Courtney Daisey said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!

pinkvision said...

Wooo-hooo! Size 10! And 100 lbs off! Yay! Well-done!

Lucy said...

Congratulations, Lyn!

I've been following your blog since March this year, and now's a good time as any (if not the best!) to tell you how profoundly your blog has affected me. You are completely deserving of this truly momentous landmark, not only in weight loss, but also the positivity and hope that your journey has brought.

I wish you the best for the future, and will continue to read about your experiences as you navigate your way through those final pounds...and beyond!

What an amazing achievement - again, congratulations!

Renee said...

awesome! Awesome! AWESOME!! (x100)

Jen K said...

Congratulations! You are such an inspiration, and I am so happy that I was able to share your joy today. I can't wait to see your pictures!

Cynthia said...

Congratulations! Wow, what a victory! Can't wait for the pictures!

Your blog really helps cement that this journey is worth doing, no matter how crappy it makes me feel sometimes, like this AM when I woke up sore all over and stomach-clenching hungry.

But being lighter will be better. I like moving and want to be able to do it more. I will get to hit my 100 pounds lost at 162. It seems a long way away, but if I can just stay consistent like you do, I know I can get there.

Amy said...

That is absolutely wonderful!!!

I've been following your story for a while now and feature you on my blogroll.

What an inspiration you are. I rarely comment but I've read every post and have learned so much through your struggles.

Kandra said...

Oh my goodness! That's fantastic!! SO PROUD OF YOU! :D

foodmasochist said...

BAH! No fair making me cry. Congratulations!!!! You sport those jeans. i can't wait to see the pics. YOU DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!
-FM

Anonymous said...

AMAZING, AWESOME JOB, LYN!!! Congratulations on all your very hard work to get to this place. You are an inspiration to all of us!

-Carys

Annie said...

Congratulations! That is amazing and I can only imagine just how fantastic you feel!!

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

WOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!
Big Congrats! I feel your joy, girl! :)
~Margene

Angela said...

This is absolutely FABULOUS! You are an inspiration to us all.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

Sarah said...

I am so so so so sooooooo excited for you. What amazing news. I am so proud of you.

I am currently in that plateau-y period that you were at for so long. Knowing that someone could be there for 1+ year and then pick things back up is so amazing to me and gives me hope. Thank you for that, sincerely.

Ms. M said...

Congratulations! So happy for you!! :)

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

WOO & HOO! (actually, more WOO than HOO... not a ton more WOO, but at least some... not that HOO should be downplayed... how about equal parts WOO and HOO?)

Anonymous said...

Congrats!! You're an inspiration to me.

emma

Steph said...

So Much YAAAAAY!!!! Proud of you, happy for you, BIIIIIG excitement!

Lucrecia said...

That is awesome!! Size 10s seem so far away for me but you have helped keep the motivation alive, the excitement in your post is so clear!

Princess Dieter said...

It's time to PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You are such a wonderful person. Seeing you reach this immense milestone, having watched your progress and setbacks and progress again. You are a total inspiration, lady.

I'm celebrating with you!!!! I want to say I lost 100 pounds in due time.

Hugs,
Mir, Princess Dieter

Anonymous said...

Great job!! Don't make us wait too long for the pictures. We are all ready for new pictures in your size 10 jeans. I wish is was me!!

Ginger Farnsworth said...

I am so happy for you! You have worked so hard, and shared not only that work, but the truth about setbacks, heartache and HARD WORK through this blog. Hold your head high and be proud of your accomplishments - you've earned it! I wish you all the best and CONTINUED success!

Melinda said...

Congratulations! You are such an inspiration!

skinnyhollie said...

I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO proud of you! You have DONE IT!

Can't wait to see your new pics!

Trevor said...

You ABSOLUTELY ROCK! Way to go. I saw it posted by SkinnyHollie on the web! Your 100 Pounds Lost is My Goal Too!

Many congratulations to you. Such an accomplishment.

Sincerely,Trevor Philbrook

Sarah G said...

Congratulations!! Way to go!

Kek said...

Congratulations, Lyn. HUGE achievement. :)

Julia said...

Congrats on reaching ab awesome milestone!! WTG!!

Looking forward to the pics in the new jeans :)

Eve said...

Amazing and Inspiring!! Way to go!!!

icannotweight said...

Way to go! Congratulations :D I remember how it felt to lose 100lbs and it was a great feeling. :) Keep up the good work.

Dillypoo said...

Congratulations!!!!!! 100 pounds gone and a size 10 in 10/2010! Ten is your number, baby!

sandy said...

Congratulations! You have worked hard for it, so enjoy the moment!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

PaulaM

Liway said...

Sooooo stinkin' happy for you Lyn!!! I can't imagine what losing 100 pounds feels like!!! WOW!!! You are amazing!!! I can't wait to see your pics in your new skinny jeans!! WELL DONE GIRL!!!!

Donna C said...

WOW ! Congratulations !!! you have become such an inspiration with your blog and your writing ! i love that you speak from your heart ! you have worked hard to reach such a milestone ! looking forward to the new photos !

fat-angry-blog said...

Congratulations!!!! That is excellent!

:):):)

Dinah Soar said...

Congratulations Lyn! You never gave up. That is how I will always think about you reaching your 100 pounds gone goal. Way to go.

Anonymous said...

That's so awesome!! I'm so happy for you, you worked hard for this, so go reap the rewards!!

Jen said...

Congratulations! That is so very awesome. You're an inspiration, keep up the good work!

Catherine F. said...

Awsome stuff Lyn. Congrats! You've lost something that dragged you down and in the process gained a life you couldn't have imagined when you started this journey. Soooooo goooooood! Well done!

Andrea said...

Awesome I can't wait to see the photos! What a fantastic way to celebrate!

Heather said...

Congratulations Lyn! It must be an amazing feeling! Can't wait for the pics!

Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher said...

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!

Tamzin said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!


your last journey through this change has been awesome to watch/read! You are inspiring!

Way to GO!!!!!!!

I Will Lay Down My Idols said...

Oh YAH - I am sooooooooo proud of you!! CONGRATULATIONS! keep inspiring us all!
D

Mind Over Fatter said...

82 comments already, you can tell we are all very excited and proud of you. Can't wait for the pictures and measurements,,,

danibabe2 said...

Oh wow! I'm so excited for you. That must be an amazing feeling for you to know that you've accomplished so much. I can't wait for the pictures, especially with the new pants you bought!! EXCITING :)

Scribbles said...

Congratulations. Bask in the glory of your great achievement! You deserve it for the dedication you have put into the whole weight loss journey! Sharon

Anonymous said...

YAAYYYY! Great job! I remember how wonderful it felt all three time I lost 100 lbs. Marvelous!

I'm almost there again and this time I pray it is for good, gone "forever" as you aptly write. This is my prayer for you too.

Onward and downward! :)

Erin said...

Yay, you! Congratulations! You have inspired us all!

Lisa said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! I am so excited for you!!! Amazing. And inspirational. Thank you!

Tabitha said...

Congrats, what an accomplishment. You are an inspiration to us all to eat healthier and exercise more.

Anonymous said...

Right on Lyn!!! You are a ROCKSTAR!

Congratulations, Joni

violinista said...

congrats! good job!

Michele said...

Fantastic!! Good for you!!

jennifer said...

This post made my night. I am SO happy for you. How wonderful to see your hard work pay off in such a lovely way.

Can't wait to see your new pics!

Tammy said...

I'm late to the post, but wanted to comment....I'm just so proud of you for sticking it out, hanging in there, pushing through, getting up every time you fell, and always believing in yourself. You are the picture of perseverance Lyn...you deserve this. Enjoy it girl...Big Hugs! :)

Anonymous said...

BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YOU GO GIRL!

Christina

Steelers6 said...

Fan. Freakin'. Tastic!!!

I remember shopping in the plus sizes, and the 'regular' sizes looked so stylin' and cute, and then when I got in the reg sizes it seemed like I wasn't finding so much, and saw cute stuff in the plus sizes.! Yeesh. I'm still finding my way around as I continue down the scale..You will have so much fun I'm sure.

And the inspiration that you are? Small example from today..I had a biiig day, wanted a little treat..was tempted by some McD ice cream, but said to myself "Lyn isn't having ice cream." haha. So I passed. :)

Oh happy day! October 23, 2010. A big day for a small lady. :)
Chrissy

tiffany said...

I can't believe how hard you've worked-I've been following you for a long time and I am so tickled pink for you! You've really helped me with your dogged determination-I can't say enough what a thrill it is to see you reach your goal.
I am saluting you with a glass of fancy champagne!

ftgrl said...

We are all soooo incredibly proud of you - this is an amazing milestone! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Rawbel said...

Congratulations and kudos galore! You have done such a wonderful thing for yourself. And size ten jeans on top!! Excellent!

Stephanie said...

You are such an inspiration!!! Congratulations on such an amazing accomplishment!!!!

June in Ireland said...

Absolutely fantastic! This is an incredible achievement! You have done such an amazing, brilliant thing - for yourself, for your children, for your life now and for your future. I am over the moon delighted and inspired by you. Size 10 jeans - WOW! Congratulations for all your hard work and your success.

Sunny Days said...

100 wonderful coments for a wonderful job done of losing 100 pounds.....Congratulations to you!!
You are a great inspiration to all of us hoping to follow in your footsteps.
Great job!!! Wow...I can only imagine. Size 10 wow!!

Operation ME said...

WOW..
you are truly an inspiration! and can i say, i love your blog, every post, so detailed and so inspirational!
keep up the good work, you look AMAZING!!!!!

Angie said...

Congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm lost for words. You have really done it! It's kind of funny to think about you being in the Plus section of the store when you are a size 10. You do realize that you are like 3 sizes smaller than where the plus sizes start, don't you? lol.
I can not wait to see your pics! And IMO, I thnk now is a good time to put a face to this awsome gal. What do you say?

Vickie said...

congrats!

Barb S said...

Congratulations on your 100 pound loss! I have been reading your blog for only a short time and I am finding it very inspiring! I hope that I will be able to lose 100 pounds myself someday...I just need to get started and you are giving me the motivation to just do that! Congrats again....

Baby Stepping said...

I am sitting here crying as I read you post. I am so deliriously happy for you. You have done the necessary work and you have achieve a sweet sweet reward. Enjoy!!! You deserve it!!

A woman in transition... said...

Congratulations!!! So excited for your and I can't wait to see your 100 lbs. down pics. :)

Michelle said...

You are freaking amazing!! So happy for you and this momentous occasion!! Looking forward to the pics too!

Steelers6 said...

I know I already commented, but this IS a pretty special occasion.

Just wanted to say ~~

Introducing the new Medifast spokesperson?

hugs, Chrissy

Lori said...

Welcome to the century club!

Kimberly said...

Hope, you are bringing it!

Congratufreakinglations. You deserve this.

Rae Komonski said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I'm soooooo freakin' happy for you! That's amazing!


You are such an inspiration :D

spunkysuzi said...

You are freaking awesome :)
Congratulations kiddo!!

BrendaKaye said...

Congratulations!!!!!! That is amazing!

Anonymous said...

Hooray for you!!! There is hope! I still have a ways to go! It is very encouraging to read your blog! Thank you!

mallwalker said...

Congratulations! What you have done is amazing, you deserve to be proud of yourself.
You are living proof that people can change.

The Captain's Daughter said...

Congratulations to you! You are SUCH an inspiration!

Gofer said...

I can remember vividly the first time i fit into a size ten. At my largest i was a 18/20 so after a year of doing WW and working out i was at Mervyns one day and thought ehh what the heck let me see if they fit and i can even remember the exact dressing room i was in (even tho Mervyns has since gone out of business) but I tried them on and had the same thought as you "they wont go past my thighs" but they did and they buttoned and i could breath I had to stop myslef from screaming in joy as I thought they would kick me out and then i wouldnt be able to buy them but i called my mom teh second i got out of the store to tell her and i still have those jeans to this day (2ish years later) and they are my honesty pants they have very little give so if they are a bit hard to get on then i know im slipping and need to get my eating/workouts back in check. So good for you, way to go, there are many of us out there who can totally relate to you it may not seem like a big thing to people who have not had the same struggle as us but you and those pants will always know and you will remember this as a big time milestone.

Xani said...

Congratulations!!! I scrolled through all the other blogs in my reader to get to your next post, since I KNEW it would be this wonderful news! You are an inspiration-- thank you and continued good luck on your journey, I will be reading along!

MB said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm so happy for you! I can't wait to see new pictures. I wish I was brave enough to take them at my highest weight so I could look back and see how far I've come.