Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Is This A Dream??

Oh my gosh, I can hardly contain myself. I weigh 179 pounds! How is that even possible?? Sure, I *know* how, but my head is reeling at that very low looking number. Funny how 179 seems so much smaller than 180!! I am just so absolutely excited I *had* to share right away!

I spent some time in the 180's; on August 4th I hit 189 for the first time. I got down to 188 before I promptly freaked out, went off plan, and regained a couple pounds. But within a week I had my head back on straight and was back in the 180's. It took me two and a half months... almost 11 weeks... to drop ten pounds and get to 179 today. But I stuck with it even through September when I didn't have any weight loss at all because I was off plan *so* often. I had some "inner work" to do before I quit sabotaging myself, and as of today, I feel absolutely, 100% happy, ready, and comfortable with losing more weight.

Of course, to get here I had to get back on plan *and stay there* without messing around. Once I got totally serious about dropping the weight the weight dropped. Since October 1, I have lost 7 pounds. How? By staying ON MY PLAN. Whatever plan you have chosen, you gotta stick with it. You have to not mess around to see weight loss. No excuses, no "oh I will have cake and ice cream just this once" *unless* that is part of YOUR PLAN (such as calorie counting). You have to make things fit or don't have them at all.

Earlier this week I went to Outback with a gift card I was given for my birthday a few months ago. Normally I'd say the salmon or some chicken is a good choice, but I was really craving a steak (not "head" craving, but "body" craving, if you know what I mean). And I was also craving two other things: a crunchy salad, and broccoli. I made it fit MY plan. I had a 6-ounce fillet, a side of steamed broccoli with no butter/oil/salt, and a salad with blue cheese crumbles, bacon crumbles, and cherry tomatoes. IT WAS FANTASTIC! (I am aware that blue cheese and bacon are *not* on the official Medifast food list. However, it is on MY PLAN because I have come to terms with including a few favorite things in condiment amounts that fit the overall, daily nutritional profile without making me go over on carbs. If I go slightly over on anything, it is protein or fat. Works for me!) After I ate that meal, my body was just singing. I felt *so good.* I was satisfied in every way, but not stuffed, tired, heavy-feeling, etc. I want to eat like this forever!

It seems like a dream, weighing 179. But an even bigger dream is coming soon. I am one pound away from having lost One Hundred Pounds! Just wow. Honestly, when I started this journey and even after I lost a lot of weight I *wanted* to get to 168 pounds but I did not *believe* I would. I did not believe I could get below, say, 210. And after I got past 210, I thought maybe 185 was possible. And now I see it. I really am going to get there! I am still amazed, even though I am the one doing it.

Might post again later. And... hopefully you'll be seeing 100 Pounds Gone pictures sometime this week!

62 comments:

Kimberly said...

I am so stinking proud of you. And share away girl. You have earned it. You are 9 lbs away from my goal weight and this gives me hope. If you can do this after all of your struggles, then I can continue to do this. :dance of joy:

Shelley said...

Awesome, Lyn!!!

Olivia said...

YAY! congrats!! :)

Jayne Doe said...

Congratulations! That is awesome and you should be proud as hell of yourself!

Andra said...

Way to go!!!

Helen said...

Isn't it nice to be having a dream instead of a nightmare?

Congrats!

ftgrl said...

I am so excited for you! I can't wait to make this post sometime in the far-off future!

TB said...

Wonderful! 100 lbs gone is...just...wow. Your ability to contine to *keep* trying no matter how many times you fall down is amazing.

Ashley said...

That is completely amazing! 100 pounds is a loooong road for me, but you're right, if I stay on plan (planning treats along with healthy, whole foods), the weight comes off really quickly. If I struggle and eat off plan like I did this last week, well, then I get WI results like I did today. I like the feeling of healthy eating much more than fatty, heavy eating. Congrats to you :)

Cathy said...

Wow, so great!

Glenn, Fat at Fifty-five said...

That's great!

Tammy said...

Holy crap woman...almost 100 lbs down! And only 11 lbs away from goal??? Do you feel like a rockstar today?? Because you should! :)

Mind Over Fatter said...

Would love to see pictures, you amaze me and I hope you smile from ear to ear all day...Congrats!

Stacy said...

I'm so proud of you !!!! One more pound and we can see some 100 lbs loss pictures. You should put those up the day that scale says 178.

Ex Yo-Yo Dieter Debbie said...

That's great, Lyn! Wonderful!

bbubblyb said...

Lyn, I'm so excited for you. Big big congrats!!!

Anonymous said...

YEAH!!!!

Lanie Painie said...

It's official: YOU'RE LIVIN' THE DREAM!

Lanie Painie said...

It's official: YOU'RE LIVIN' THE DREAM!

LetMeTellYouATale said...

Congrats! I'm so happy for you :)

I Cannot Weight said...

Congrats! Welcome to the 170s, I hope your stay here is shorter than mine has been :D You really rock Lyn!

Twix said...

Congratulations! This is AWESOME news!! :D

mensa said...

I don't know why but I immediately had to go to my books to see how long it took me to get out of the 80's. Maybe because I feel I'm slipping. I needed to read your post today more than you can imagine. So happy for you!

~Sheilah

Lucrecia said...

I can picture you doing a little happy dance this morning when you stepped off the scale! Congrats!!

Vegan in Salem said...

Lyn that is amazing! Congrats! I started reading your blog about 6 months ago (this is my first comment)..and I started it from the beginning. Your story is truly inspiring. I have had my own struggles with binge eating, and somehow I've managed to get off almost 150 pounds in the last 3 years. You have helped me SO much! I understand the pure determination & strength it has taken to achieve your goals! I just wanted to say thank you..for making me feel less alone, and that there is hope.

Amanda

Cody Jo said...

That is awesome! You are so inspiring to me. I love reading your blog. It gives me hope that we can do this. Keep up the good work!

Jane said...

Woo Hoo! That is an amazing accomplishment, and you deserve it. Losing weight is hard work, in many ways, but you have persevered. You are an inspiration to me!

Anonymous said...

That is awesome ! Congratulations !

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you!!! I have just started following your blog recently, and I am captivated. I presently weigh 305 lbs at 5'3", and I am feeling so overwhelmed at what a long scary journey 150-175 pounds weight loss is going to be, and truly not believing it will ever happen, which is not a good feeling. I am so pleased to see that it CAN happen and the joy you are feeling with your success. Can't wait to see the 100 gone pics!!!

Karen said...

Lyn, I am SO proud of you...and so happy for you!!!! I cannot wait to see your 100 pounds lost photos. You are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!

Lee said...

Wow-wee! That is some great news. Yaay, Lyn!

Shane G. said...

that is great!! You are living my dream Lyn!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome!

--misty

Vee said...

I too am soooooo very proud of you! You're doing the work and it shows. Good job. Vee at http://veegettinghealthy.blogspot.com

Karla said...

way to go!!!

Stephanie Hill said...

Congratulations! You continue to inspire me. :)

Erin said...

Yippee!! Congratulations! I'm so impressed...

spunkysuzi said...

"hugs" i'm so happy for you!! You always inspire me through your ups and downs :)

Kim said...

I am so proud of you...Like many, I have been on this journey with you and for you to be here...well, it's almost like I am there, too (although the reality is that I am no where close...). Mega Congrats to you for all of your hard work and perseverance!

Trixie said...

Wonderful!! You have worked so very hard at this mentally and physically. Love reading here.

Jill said...

congrats for sticking with this journey through the tough times and not giving up on yourself - you should be SO PROUD of yourself! please keep sharing - i love reading your blog :)

Heather said...

Congrats Lyn! I can't even imagine what you must be feeling right now! ;) Are you doing back flips and cartwheels???

jaenkes said...

Congratulations - That is SO great and such an accomplishment. I play the mind games with myself almost daily and still need to find what "works". You are an inspiration!

pinkvision said...

Fabulous! Well-done!

Catherine F. said...

Congrats Lyn, that is just such a wonderful achievement. I know you would be proud of yourself, but I bet your family is chuffed with you too!

Can't wait to see the photos!

Susan said...

I'm so thrilled for you - you must be on cloud nine right now!

There's nothing like achieving these milestones, they truly make us realize that we can do anything we set our minds to! Congrats!!

K. said...

Congrats on entering the 170s! Yaaaaayyyy!!!! You are doing wonderful!!!! K.
www.it-is-time.com

Miss Maebe said...

I'm so happy for you! What a wonderful accomplishment! Well earned and worth all the work I'm sure :)

Gaby said...

your blog is inspiring. good job on all your hard work!!

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Anonymous said...

Congratulations Lyn! You are a ROCKSTAR!!! Can I get a woot woot!?!?!?!

Anonymous said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

UNREAL. AMAZING,AWESOME,OUTRAGEOUS, EXCITING, UNBELEIVABLE,

GOSH IM AT A LOSS OF WORDS!!!!!!

MOTHER OF MANY

MB said...

Just pinch yourself ... you are living the dream. I feel we both struggled for a long time but have now gotten in the groove of consistency. I can't wait to see new pictures. Congrats!

foodmasochist said...

AH! What else can we say: congratulations!!!!

Galali said...

Yay! So happy for you Lyn!

Lindsey said...

Congrats on your incredible success! My husband and I have started the same journey, and are looking forward to are future....your story is such an inspiration!

http://lovenutritionhealth.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

I could not have read better news to start my day. Congratulations, you have really done it. I don't comment too much but I do follow & I am really behind you. I'm looking for the will from inside to start my own journey & your words are always an inspiration.
Stacey
SWPA

Rae said...

Congratulations! Wow, it's such a treat to read about your success. You've really done it - not just a body change, but a state of mind change. You've won! And you've got every right to be proud of yourself! <3

Theresa said...

I'm so happy for you Lyn! Hugs and sincere thanks for sharing your journey with us. this is so exciting!!!

Baby Stepping said...

Oooooh, oooooh, ooooh, I am soooo excited. I can't wait for your 100 pound pics. You go girl!!!

Hugs,
Mary

Deniz said...

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Anonymous said...

YAY! I have been reading your blog forever, You are amazing!

Anonymous said...

Okay, that's it. I'm officially jealous!!!

Congrats. You have worked hard. I think I've been reading you for 2 years now. You have really grown a lot stronger in your battle with food.