Monday, September 19, 2011

GOOOOAL!!!


What a day!


Today was truly a day of new beginnings. Not only was today my first at my new job but it was the day I finally reached my goal of losing 101 pounds! Talk about starting the day off on the right foot. My Wii scale showed 141.1 but I'm rounding down and calling it a victory. 101 POUNDS LOST! I can hardly believe it. Somebody pinch me.


It took 22 months of unemployment, relatively sane eating, lots of soul searching, faith, determination, tons of ellipticalling, walking, TaeBox, running and biking along with a little swimming, zumba, muscle flex, belly dancing and tabata but I DID IT! FINALLY!


No matter where you are on your journey, no matter how hard or unattainable your goal may seem, just keep moving in the right direction one step at a time. Don't worry about how long it will take you, how many obstacles you may have to maneuver around or how many restarts you have to make, just stay focused on your ultimate goal and you will get there. Remember, it's not a race, slow and steady will get you there eventually as long as you keep moving in the right direction. GO TURTLES!


Now comes the hard part ~ maintenance. Wish me luck.


Rock on, My Friends!

22 comments:

  1. Congrats! You wanted to get there before you went back to work & you did it so once you get in a rotine maintenance will attainable too:-)

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  2. Hands down, this is the BEST news I've read in a really long time! Congratulations! And welcome to the club. :)

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  3. Oh my gosh!!! YAY!!!! That's so awesome!!! I feel like we need to have some kind of party or something!!! :)

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  4. Congratulations! Kudos to you for all your hard work.

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  5. Wow - congratulations!!!! I am so happy for you! I know I say this all the time, but you truly make me believe this weight loss thing can be done. I wish you the greatest success at your new job and forging on in your maintenance plan. I know you will take it on with the same aplomb your did with your weight loss! This is truly a new beginning! You are a super star!!!! Enjoy basking in the "goal glow."

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  6. Congratulations! Thank you for being an inspiration to me as I continue on my journey.

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  7. Woo hoo! Great start to my day, to see this news. Gives me faith in my own (recently started) turtling.

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  8. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS Chick, you have worked hard and deserve to take a bow!

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  9. YAY! What a feat. I am so proud and I have loved being a follower on this journey. You've been such a source of inspiration! You're so positive and down to earth. There's just something about your realistic view and dedication. So, HERE'S TO YOU!! Congrats. Yippee!! BraVO!!

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  10. Wow! that is Amazing! And so inspiring! Good job! and just in case all of those exclamation points didn't get across how excited I am for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Wow! That is fantastic - congratulations!!! What a huge accomplishment - I bet you feel lighter than air right now!

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  12. C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! I've added you to my 'at goal' blogroll. Good luck with maintenance. When I was at it last time (until I broke my arm...) it didn't seem as hard as losing.

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  13. That is so awesome. Congratulations.

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  14. 101 pounds?! Awesome!!! That is also my goal. I started at 231 and want to get to 130. I did so good until about march of this year and can't seem to get back on track. Can I ask how you have been doing it? Weight Watchers, just on your own, etc??? Thank you for commenting on my blog. Your comment really opened my eyes and made me realize that I can do it. I just have to get started again and get my head in the right place. Any advice? I need help :(

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  15. Giant congratulations!!! So do you have a plan for maintenance? (if you've already written that, forgive me. ) otherwise, it would be an interesting topic to blog about.

    Hope you love your new job.

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  16. Thanks for commenting on my comment :)

    It really helped me. I'm only 5'2" and my Doctor even said that I could get to 130. At least to 140. That was back in 2010 though. I don't know what he'd say if he saw me now. My original goal was 130 just because I wanted to be able to say "I lost 101 pounds". Sounds good to say that. LOL

    I am comfortable where I am, but I think I'd like to get to 140 at least. I'm still considered "overweight". Ugh! I just joined a gym so I'm going to see if that will give me a little boost. Hope it does.

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  17. Congratulations!!!!! I am so excited for you! I hope you'll keep on posting to give us all tips for life after goalllll!!!

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  18. Fantastic news. So, so, so, so, sooooooooooooo PROUD of you!!! What an amazing start indeed and what a message to the universe! You go girl!! You are officially my inspiration.

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