Thursday, November 15, 2007

So ... I Hit Goal Today :)

Yep, that's right, I hit my WW goal today! I was hoping it was going to happen. I closed my eyes when I stepped on the scale. My meeting leader weighed me and didn't understand why I had my hands covering my eyes (why I did it I don't know because you can't see the read-out). Then he looked at my card and gave me a high five. Some people in line were super cute and said supportive things. It was nice. I hung my WW star charm on my WW 10% key chain. For now, that's all the "reward" I need. I had said I wanted to commemorate my loss with a piece of jewelry, but that isn't in the financial cards right now. Maybe I'll celebrate some other way that doesn't cost money.

I'm nervous about maintenance. I'm definitely one of those people who is scared to eat more. I think what Mouse is doing - taking pictures of her food - is great, but my digital camera doesn't work so that's not an option. I need to concentrate on adding more protein to my diet, not more pretzels :)

It's been a long journey, but in some ways the past 15 months its take to get here have just flown by. One thing I have learned through this trip is that it is the little victories, the 0.4 lb losses or choosing smaller portions, that are necessary and make up the larger victory. I didn't lose over 83 lbs. all at once. It helps to know that with other goals that I set for myself I may not achieve them overnight, but with hard work and dedication, I can achieve them. Right now those goals are going to be 1) maintenance, 2) job search, 3) running - but not necessarily in that order :)

Thanks for all your support! I couldn't have done this without you - even the lurkers :)

13 comments:

Mrs. Darcy said...

Yay!!!!!!!!

I'm so gooey today. This brought tears of joy to my eyes!

Congratulations!

Kim said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am beside myself with joy for you! Serioulsy. YOU DID IT - YOU FREAKING DID IT!!!! I cannot begin to imagine what finishing what you have started like that feels like. I am so proud of you Trixie. Now we just have to turn you into a runner. :)

jodi said...

congrats on making goal and how cute - holding your hands over your eyes while you stood on the scale! i'd probably do the same thing! 83 pounds is such a huge number, you must feel so great (and relieved!)... definitely treat yourself to something nice - maybe a day at the spa... you've worked hard so get pampered! :o)

marie said...

YES YES YES!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS:) you totally deserve it!!

Don't be afraid of maintenance, my dear. Just add smaller bits to your portions and you'll do FAB!

Dee said...

Congratulations!! You're a star! You deserve much more than a WW star charm. Well done! You're an inspiration to a lot of people.

Vickie said...

I am so glad for you and so proud of you.

I think of maintenance as a lot of shifting around. Bodies continue to change, mind continues to grow, ego/id learn to adapt and go with the flow, compromise, ebbs and tides all come to mind.

Laura N said...

Congratulations!!! I found you from Baby Steps Vickie. I am only 7 pounds from goal, so I am thrilled to find your blog so I can learn from you. I'm a runner, too, so that will be fun to follow your progress as well.

Enjoy your success!

Cory said...

Congrats! That is so awesome!

Cara said...

woo hoo!!!!!!!!! congratulations!!!

Amazon Alanna said...

Congrats! Maybe you could add more snacks to you day....

angelfish24 said...

Way to go!11 You are awesome!!! And a big inspiration to me. You did what I have been trying to do for a long time but I keep holding myself back and staying on the roller coaster.
A lot of people did say that maintenance was hard for them to get it quite right but I think the wt loss is the hardest and you've done that. Way to go on the jogging. I kinda of miss it a little and will get back to it though I never was real good but it make me feel good after I was done.

totegirl said...

ONE MILLIONS HUGS! I'm so proud of you! I actually have goosebumps! HOORAY!

crankybee said...

I'm so far behind in reading, so this is late - but CONGRATS!!!!!! for getting to goal! I want to be able to write the same thing this year, despite the year ending on such a shitty fat note for me. I am proud of you!!!!!!!!