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Monday, May 10, 2010

I am done. I have lost 145 pounds and now weigh 145 pounds. Never in my entire life did I ever think that I would say this. I am done. Not only am I done, but I have been maintaining my weight as a lifetime member at Weight Watchers for 5 months. 5 months at lifetime and weighing in under my WW goal. It is mind boggling for me.

This is the first time I have ever made it to goal let alone maintained for 5 months. In the past, I would have 3/4 of my weight loss back by now. I am a new person today and have no intention of ever letting that happen. Maybe because I am older (51 yuk) or maybe it is because I made my journey a slow one this time or maybe it is because I had several revelations this time but this time was and will always be it.

I look at myself in the mirror and am shocked and elated at what I see looking back. To get up in the morning and go to the gym for 5:00 a.m. 5 days a week. To open my closet and have a choice of what I want to wear instead of picking 1 of the 5 outfits I own. To not panic because I have a special occasion to go to and have to go shopping. To be able to say I am going on vacation and I want to lose 3 pounds instead of 30 or 60 or 90 pounds before I go. Who is this person??? This person is an extremely happy one.

My journey has been a lifelong one and has taught me so much. The most important thing I have learned is to stop being so hard on myself and accept myself for who I am. Being so hard and unforgiving of myself is what propelled me to 290 pounds.
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  • MICHELLE_1446
    That is awesome! Way to go, and congratulations!
    3677 days ago
    3677 days ago
    OMG! Your blog brought me to tears! Tears of joy for you! Tears of joy for the knowledge that it can really, truly, happen! Tears of recognition...your story is mine and mine is yours..being hard and unforiging of myself is what got me to 338 pounds. I am 48. I am losing it now. I intend to reach my gola of 145 by the time I am 50. And YOU, my friend, are an absolute INSPIRATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU..and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!! emoticon emoticon
    3677 days ago
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    Congratulations! You are so inspiring.
    3677 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You Rock!!
    3677 days ago
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    OMG, OMG, THIS IS SOME AWESOME NEWS! You must be completely thrilled, well, of course you are! I want to write a blog one day that ... wait! correction, I look forward to writing a blog one day about reaching my goal and being done.

    3677 days ago
    Congratulations you have a lot to be proud of. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3677 days ago
    That is so totally awesome! Congratulations! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Your pup is adorable too
    3677 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/10/2010 3:54:31 PM
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