Wednesday, October 24, 2018

100 Pounds Gone Again


Well how about that? I finally hit 178 pounds yesterday morning, which is 100 pounds gone *again*! It is no easy feat to lose 100 pounds. And it's even harder, in my experience, to lose it a second time. But finally, here I am! And when I went to look back at my original 100 Pounds Gone post, I noticed that the date was exactly eight years ago today! Wow... eight years of struggle, regain, efforts, and finally success again. Now that's a journey! I am very proud to have hit this milestone and hope to never have to deal with a regain of that magnitude again.

I have not been feeling well, so my photos this time don't do justice to how much I have changed. They're not as numerous or as good as the ones last time in the link above, but when I feel better I will try and have one of my kids take some photos outdoors where the light is better. For now, here I am today at 178 pounds.

 

It feels so good to be back in this place! In 2010, the lowest weight I reached was 175 pounds, and I can't wait to see that number again... and maybe even lower. A few interesting facts:

In 2010, it took me 77 days to lose the ten pounds from 188 to 178.
This year, it took me 165 days... more than twice as long. This was intentional because this time around, I wanted to honor my feelings about the weight loss as I explained in my last progress pictures post at 90 Pounds Gone Again

Size-wise, things are much different weighing 178 pounds at 49 years old than they were weighing 178 pounds at 41 years old. My body is a lot different; one good thing is slightly less loose skin this time. Clothing size is different, too. In my last 100 pounds gone pictures I was wearing size 10 jeans. Today, I actually found those jeans and couldn't even get them on! I am wearing size 12's now and they are comfortable. Tops are in a medium or large. According to my records, my waist is 1.75 inches larger than in 2010. My hips are also .75 inches larger, and thighs each a half in larger than at this weight 8 years ago. Hopefully as I start biking, all of my measurements will shrink.

Measurements:
In the last ten pounds, I have lost an inch off my bust, a half inch off each thigh, and .75 inches off each upper arm! All my other body measurements stayed pretty close to the same. 

I cannot imagine posting 110 Pounds Gone pictures, but wouldn't that be cool?? We'll see what happens! Thank you to those who've stayed along and supported me all these years, to the new folks just coming along to cheer me on, and all those in between!

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome! You look fantastic!

Carole Medley said...

Fantastic, Lyn! I love to hear how different your mindset is from the other time. You are doing a spectacular job on body and mind.

Anonymous said...

Lyn wow you look thin! Much smaller from the last pics you posted. Congrats on all your hard work and the payoff! -Beth

Anonymous said...

I'm so thrilled for you Lyn! You worked so hard to make this happen. I am inspired by your determination. Enjoy that new body, you deserve it! xoxo

Laura said...

YAY Lyn!!! I am so happy for you! I've been following you pretty much since the beginning and your determination is amazing! Great job!

Leslie said...

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!

16 blessings'mom said...

Congratulations, I am so happy for you!!!! You look amazing!

Della

MaryFran said...

Great job!!!! Congrats! (And I’m with you...this second time around is much harder...but I’m actually taking the time to fix the problems and not just losing the Wright!!)

Unknown said...

You sound content. The changes in your body are dramatic but the changes in your mindset are, also, both for the better. I'm proud of you for pushing forward til you found the right path FOR YOU. Enjoy!!

Lyn said...

Thank you all so much! This time around, it feels like a calmer, more personal victory to me. Blogging isn't a huge platform like it was in 2010, and there just isn't a lot of audience watching my journey now. So it's *really* just for me. I guess in 2010 I felt more pressure to hurry up and hit goals, to not be too slow or show weakness, to be a good example for others who want to lose weight. But now, even if no one was watching, I'd keep up the same work I am doing on myself and record it here so I can always look back and see what it took to get here. But it sure is nice to have your positive comments and support, too! It makes me smile. Thanks for being here :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Lyn!
For some strange reason I didn’t even see this coming. I think it’s because you have been focused on smaller goals in your posts.
My sincere congratulations to you!
Theresa in Alberta

Janet said...

I am so, so, so very happy for you! And, I am so with you all the way - I just hit 90 pounds gone (again) and am amazed by how different the whole process (and the results) has been. Like you, I tried on the same jeans I was able to wear the last time I hit this same weight and they didn't fit - However, other things (mostly tops and jackets) that were too tight, are loose or too big. The body is a strange and wonderful thing, isn't it?

I don't know where this current journey will take me, (I was told the other day by someone that saw me from a conference room that I was too skinny; 23 pounds heavier from the last time she saw me drop 100+ pounds) but one thing I know for sure... I know today what I didn't know the last time and that is that I can and will reach my goal and I can and will be able to maintain this loss forever. Because today I know a slip is just a slip (FGO - f'ing growth opportunity) and NOT a reason/excuse or license to binge until the next time I am able to grab ahold of the motivation, hope or rope to start over. And, I know that food is just food - It cannot solve any problems or make me feel any better. Today I know that riding my bike, speaking up for myself, taking a walk and/or meditation ARE the actions I can take and behaviors I can practice that WILL and DO solve problems and make me feel better than any food ever could.

On we go, girl!

Amy said...

You look awesome! And more importantly, it sounds like you feel awesome! So happy for you!

Unknown said...

Way to go, Janet!!!

patticakes said...

wonderful Lyn.. Great news and I'm so happy for you. Congratulations.

Jami Stakley said...

Lyn I just can't say ho happy I am for you. It must feel amazing. Not just the weight loss. You seem to have crossed a threshold of balance and health. I don't know of that makes sense. You are at ease and making choices that allow you to have a healthy weight and make choices that work for you. Losing that much weight twice is no joke. I doubt most folks really have any idea what that takes.

Lyn said...

hi all,

Thank you for the kind words of support. I just wanted to note here that I was in a bad car accident and was recovering in the hospital and at home. I am still far from 100% and having a hard time with pain and thinking. Don't worry, I am home and have help and will recover. It'll just take time. Will write a post when I feel like I can think straight.

Jenny bobbitt said...

get well soon Lyn sorry to hear about the accident.

Blods said...

So sorry to hear about your accident Lyn, wishing you a very speedy recovery. Very best wishes Blods xx