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LOST "100" POUNDS!!!!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Yes, 100 pounds lost and there is no reward for their return. So if anyone finds 100 pounds laying around, leave them alone, don't go near them, they are toxic, they will only bring you grief and unhappiness.
I keep saying out loud and in my mind, 100 pounds lost. It's hard to believe. It sounds impossible. But its real. I have been dancing around, yes I said dancing, ever since I stepped on the scales yesterday and it said 232.6. I got on it again to confirm that it was not just tricking me.
This morning I got on the scales again, it's so hard to believe I thought maybe it was all a dream. But the scales said, 232.2. Down a few more ounces. Oh happy days, I did a little more dancing around the living room. Here I am dancing, where earlier this year I could hardly walk.
I look at the walker's that I have around the house and they seem so out of place now.
My daughter asked me why I keep them. I will be having surgery on my knees in the future and I could use them. She said why so many. I have 3. I have a small one by the tub, it helped me get in and out, so as not to fall. I have a nice one with big wheels and seat that I needed for getting out and about. I also had a cheaper one I used to get from house to car, I then could leave it leaning against the carport, to help me get in the house when I returned.
While out I could use the electric carts in the store. No one would take a cheap walker , it was , from goodwill. But it has serviced me well.
Now I don't need any walkers, I don't have to use any electric carts.
I can walk into the stores unaided. Look at the carts and say, not today. let someone else who really needs one, use it. Today and I hope all future days I will be able to walk on my own two feet. walk with no aches and pains, no back ache, no huffing and puffing , cause I can hardly breath, because of all the fat around my lungs. Those days are in the past.
I am no longer on high blood pressure pills. My pressure is 120/70.
I no longer have to hook myself up to a machine at night to sleep. .
I an no longer in danger of becoming a full blown diabetic, my glucose levels normal.
I can take care of my self. At 333 pounds that was becoming a problem
I can take care of my home. I needed help vacuuming, cleaning, I couldn't do much.
I can go out now, with enthusiasm. I enjoy getting dressed and going places. Before it was too much trouble. Nothing fit. I didn't fit in seats. Afraid of breaking chairs. Movies too much walking or climbing in the new stadium seating. Plus I was embarrassed on how I looked.
I no longer felt like I fit in any where. I couldn't stand to see myself in the mirror. When ever I did, I didn't recognized the person that I saw.
But now 100 pounds later, I see a person emerging that is somewhat like the old pre weight Tisha. I am different, for I am older. But in my mind there is a renewed spirit, a feeling of accomplishment and joy. A happiness that had been missing for so long.
In my pre weight days I had , always been very out going and vivacious . I loved to go, was always involved with something. Taking trips, or weekend jaunts.
Then for years that side of me disappear. But guess what, SHE"S BACK!!!!!!!
Now I am involved in activities again. I like to get dressed, no more sitting around in sweats all day. I need to get out now. After a few days in the house I have to go some place.
Since I have my office in my home, I have to find other places to go. Even if its just to the store, the gym, a drive with the dog. A walk in the park. Just out of the house. No more being a recluse.
Today besides my gym time. I am going to browse around some of the resale shops.
I always like to do that. My daughter and I used to go to some of the more ritzy areas with Goodwill's and look for bargains. Could find designer clothes and shoes, hardly worn, we used to have a ball seeing who could find the best deal.
She works now so I am on my own, but that's OK. It's so nice to be able to get out and just do what ever.
Even though I have reached a milestone loss of 100 pounds, I still have a way to go, about 80
pounds. So I can't sit back and think this journey is over. In fact I will be on some kind of journey for the rest of my life. If not losing, it will be maintaining the weight that I choose to be.
Being a food addict I will always have to watch how I approach food . Hopefully the time I have spent learning about foods , what's good for me, how exercise plays a big part in how our body handles the calories we consume, will stay with me though all the years ahead..
One of my Doctors once told me, a calories is a calories. No matter whether is comes from fat, protein, carbs, too many calories and you will gain weight.
So I will continue to eat as I have. Work out as much as I can.
I am confident and determined that the next 80 pounds are going to be gone as soon as possible. My goal is under 200 lbs. by New Years. Goal weight of 145 lbs. by July 31, 2011. I know the last 40 or 50 pounds of fat is harder to lose than the all that obese fat was.
So I close with this quote from long ago."Always bare in mind that your resolution to succeed is more important than anything." Abraham Lincoln.
Love and Peace, Tisha emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • HOPE2011
    Congrats to you!! emoticon You are an inspiration!! Good luck with the rest of your journey!!
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  • COOKWITHME65
    I am so happy for you! I also love resale stores. emoticon
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  • HEALTHYASHLEY
    That is completely amazing! I am so proud of you. What a touching story!!! Thank you for keeping me motivated. I can't wait to reach 100 down!
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  • NURSECLARA
    I am smiling so big while reading this blog... SO happy for you!!! emoticon
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  • ROSEWCI
    What an inspiration you are Tisha! You are AWESOME!

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    I have no doubt you will attain your goals...there's NOTHING stoppin' you now!!!

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  • no profile photo CD7009225
    Congratulations on your 100 lb loss! That is fantastic!

    I loved this blog. And I needed it tonight. Thanks for sharing. I needed to know that a better world is coming if I just keep at it like you have! I also appreciated hearing about your need to get out of the house because you work at home. I too work at home and find it absolutely imperative sometimes that I get out! And I can't stand just sitting.

    Thanks, and I have added you as a friend so I can see how you are doing for the next 80!
    3884 days ago
  • SHORTCAKE48
    What an absolutely great blog! I thought for a minute I was reading about myself. It's good to remember what it is like to be 100 pounds overweight. No one really understands unless they have been there.

    I, too, tend to isolate myself. Become almost hermitlike. I can't wait until I can blog about my 100 pound loss. I know I can do this because folks like you have gone on before me and done it! emoticon
    3884 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you!!!! emoticon
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  • MARSHASTAR
    Thank you so much for this blog. (and to think I almost MISSED it..)
    I really needed a boost today. You have accomplished SO MUCH. . AMAZING,
    AMAZING
    AMAZING.

    No, It's not some PRIZE you won, it's a prize you WORKED FOR. .
    AND KEPT WORKING. . !
    We ALL need to read this and know it is possible.
    THANK YOU.


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  • TAMMYTH64
    You're doing great! I can hardly wait to get there myself. Thank you for such an inspiring story.

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  • LYNNEJ5
    emoticon emoticon emoticon on losing the 100 pounds. What a great accomplishment. Keep on doing what you are doing and keep on blogging. You are an inspiration to a lot of people on the spark. So don't stop blogging now. I say way to go girl!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon Lynne
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  • CARLANNIE
    HAPPY DANCE, HAPPY DANCE, DOING THE HAPPY DANCE FOR YOU!

    What a nice milestone - you deserve to hear some applause. We'd love to see your smiling face around here. I just know you're grinning from ear to ear! WTG!!!
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  • MRSSTUP
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    I am so happy for you Tisha. I know how excited I get with a pound loss, I can only imagine what you must be feeling now.
    Enjoy your new life!
    JoAnne
    3886 days ago
  • BHSUZYCUE
    What an amazing story! I am so inspired by your accomplishments!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • ATREAT4ME
    Wow the changes you have made in your life are phenomenal. You've improved not only your own life but have given the gift of peace to all your family who love you and the gift of inspiration to all the SparkPeople who read this post. Thank you.

    It is perhaps doubly-inspiring to get to the end of your post and realize that you are still planning on doing more and planning to do it for the rest of your life. That commitment needs to be exemplified. Thank you for paving the way.

    Keep dancing! It's fun and it burns calories, all kinds. emoticon emoticon
    3886 days ago
  • JILL313
    You are proof that I can also lose 100#s+ I really related to your blog as I'm not very mobile and either use a pronged cane or walker. Your blog is awesome and so inspiring. I'm so proud of you--and I know your friends and family are also. Congrats on your success . . . Maybe if I lose 100#s I can learn to walk without help. I also need 2 knee replacements which I keep putting off--losing the weight and I would be so much happier and healthier, like you! Congrats and God Bless you. emoticon
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  • DJ4HEALTH
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    Yes you will need a walker for the knee replacement surgery but only for about two weeks. Not any longer than that. I know I had my knee replaced and that is about how long it took me before they wanted me to go without the walker.
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    Comment edited on: 9/22/2010 9:39:58 PM
  • DITTY1013
    Congratulations on your achievement! That's absolutely spectacular. Well done, and keep up the excellent work!
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    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon time and I'll bring the veggie tray. Yeah you did it, Good job. I hope those pounds don't find me cause I'll just have to start running and I never learned how. emoticon
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  • MICHCLEARY
    Way to go. That is an incredible accomplishment. your doctor must be so proud of you!

    Keep on going and keep on blogging. It's encouraging to read stories like yours.

    Best wishes on your continued success!
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  • REXTINE1
    The 100 pounds is an awesome milestone. Congratulations. Keeping the walkers isn't a bad idea either. The BW had a walker for her knees, and after the second one she got rid of it. When she wound up in a nursing home after the hospital, when her back was done, I had to rush out and buy another one because everyone had to provide their own walker. I needed instant delivery, so she got the only one the drugstore had - for $90 plus $5.60 tax. It was the fancies one in the group.
    3886 days ago
  • KAITLYNSNAMMY
    Oh Happy Day! Keep dancing around the house.....how wonderful. You will continue and achieve your next goal and then the nest. You are determined and have a great attitude!

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  • GRAYRN1
    That is AWESOME!!!!! You are truly an inspiration!!!

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  • JAKEANDNELLIE
    I am so happy for you and so proud of you!
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    Sheila
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  • KATRIONAH
    I am SOOOOOO happy for you! What you have done and continue to do is AMAZING. IT is truely inspiring for me, who has so very much to lose. You make it seem doable. Thank you for sharing your good news with us all......YOU have reason to celebrate! WOO HOO!!! Karen emoticon
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  • RGORNELAS63
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon i hope to get there too thanks for sharing your story it gives me hope. Rosa emoticon emoticon
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    Thank you for sharing this blog, what an inspiration for all of us who are struggling. I am so glad you have gotten your life and spirit back.

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  • STARFISH619
    Great job and CONGRATULATIONS!!! You have every reason to be dancing around! You worked hard and earned losing every one of those pounds.
    So happy to hear you are doing well and enjoying life!
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  • LEANN95822
    That has to be one of the very best blogs I have ever read!! Thank you so much for saying a lot of the things I have felt over the years. emoticon emoticon

    ~ LeAnn
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  • JESSIELOVE78
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  • SPEEDY143
    emoticon emoticon Tisha!!! Your story is so inspirational... brought tears to my eyes and out loud giggles thinking how excited you are and for good reason. 100 pounds... that's amazing emoticon

    You give me hope sweet lady emoticon
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  • MLAURA5
    Way to go! Your story made my cry in happiness for you. What a wonderful blog - I'm so glad you got your life back. You're and inspiration to me. Thank you emoticon
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  • ASH72461
    wow
    that is awesome
    100 pounds gone
    i am having a hard time losing but i keep on trying
    every so often the scale moves slowly
    but i am not giving up
    you are truly an inspiration
    if you can lose 100,
    i should be able to lose 50
    that is only ahlf as much
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  • TISHSWANSON
    Great Job!!!! And keep up that fantastic attitude! It's contagious!
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  • TETE2009
    Congrats on your weight loss and keep up the great work!!! emoticon
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  • TIARAG03
    Congratulations!!!!!!!!! You have done a fantastic job and I am very proud of you!!!! You are really inspiring!!!! I wish you all the best with the next 80lbs and the maintain!!!!!! You did it!!!!!!! Bravo!!!!!! emoticon
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  • SLIMGOURMET
    Congratulations!!! You've done an amazing job. Have fun shopping at a ritzy Goodwill's -- now I feel like doing the same thing!
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  • SLIMGOURMET
    Congratulations!!! You've done an amazing job. Have fun shopping at a ritzy Goodwill's -- now I feel like doing the same thing!
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  • GLMOM2
    That is absolutely emoticon !

    Congrats on your 100 pound loss...you need to get yourself the SP 100 pound loss icon!!

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  • KBEHUNE
    Congrats on your loss!
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