I reached my goal

alice62July 11, 2004

I wanted to be 125 by the time I turned 42 on July 14th. This morning I weighed in and was there, yay!

I started out Feb. 18th at 180 lbs. And have been exercising and eating healthfully (very healthfully) ever since, and it worked. I feel so much better, my blood pressure is completely normal now, and it is so nice to not have my thighs rub together when I walk lol. I still have alot of firming up to do, and now that I have reached my goal I really would like to lose about 5 or 6 more pounds (I was trying to be realistic when I origanally set my goal) but I probably need to exercise those extra pounds away, I will take my time, and not worry too much about those 5 or 6 pounds, I know it will happen. I know I need to firm up, and I'm sure that takes some time.

Anyway, just wanted to let you guys know that I reached my goal, and being able to come here and read about all of your sucesses, and your encouragement has really helped me, so thanks!!!

I'll still be here, I know with my genes, this will be a lifelong commitment.

alice

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teresa_nc7

Way to go, Alice! That is tremendous - and a very happy birthday to you this week! What an accomplishment! You are a shining example to us all! I am very happy for your success!

Teresa - who is not at goal yet, but approaching the first 20 lbs. lost goal, 4 lbs down this week, how could that be?

    Bookmark   July 11, 2004 at 8:15PM
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wildchild

Congradulations Alice, and Happy Birthday. Stick around and keep posting. You can be the inspiration for our weight loss and posting can keep you on track with maintainance.

Controling our weight is definately a lifelong commitment. I totally hear you about the thighs rubbing together. That was the first thing I noticed the first time I lost a substantial ammount of weight.

Hope we continue to see you on the "diet pals" threads.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2004 at 9:55PM
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quiltingbunny

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
You go girl!
I am sooooo very happy for you. Please keep posting and let us know how you get on!
McPeg
(Cheering madly for you!)

    Bookmark   July 12, 2004 at 5:34AM
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aka_raeanne

You are a true inspiration - congratulations on all your hardwork and determination. Happy Birthday - what a great gift you gave yourself!

    Bookmark   July 12, 2004 at 9:28PM
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deemarie5500

Doing the happy dance for you! Congratulations!

Please stick around and give us a boot in the butt when we start to falter!!

Happy Birthday! You gave yourself the gift of good health!

    Bookmark   July 13, 2004 at 1:12PM
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alice62

Thanks guys, and thanks for the birthday wishes!
I got a nice little surprise at the dr.'s office yesterday.
I weighed 2 pounds lighter on their scale. So I am really at 123, my scale weighs 2 pounds heavier, yay, better than the other way around lol.
Thanks for wanting me to stick around, I will definately be here. I start every morning out reading the posts here, you guys are my inspiration. I need to work on this every day for the rest of my life. Obesity runs in my family, and I can never let myself get that way again. Thanks for all of the support that you guys so readily share.
alice

    Bookmark   July 14, 2004 at 4:10AM
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besh

Hi Alice,

Congratulations, what a great acomplishment!!!! You should be proud.

Happy Birthday,

Besh

    Bookmark   July 14, 2004 at 7:18PM
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Wild_Chicken

Congrats!

and WOW! Over 55 lbs in 5 months!

Did you use any particular eating plan or different exercise routine?

Do tell!

And again, congratulations! That's something to be very proud of!

    Bookmark   July 15, 2004 at 3:32PM
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alice62

Thank you Besh.
Wild chicken, I just eat very healthfully, such as...
oatmeal or bran for breakfast (no sugar) non fat milk,
lunch is low fat cottage cheese or yogurt and maybe a piece of fruit, or sometimes low sodium turkey breast, or salads with lots of vegies, no dressing.
dinner is usually a vegie burger, steamed plain broccoli, steamed fresh spinich, or maybe grilled zucchini, a fruit or yogurt. Anyway, you get the idea. I do have a snack in the afternoon, something healthy from the above list, or celery with low carb peanut butter. Lots of water. And I pretty much eat fresh vegetables whenever I feel hungry.
As for exercise, I go to the gym and do an hour of cardio five days a week, usually the eliptical for 30 min. and the treadmill for 30 min. and every other day I add 30 min of weights.
Thanks,
alice

    Bookmark   July 15, 2004 at 7:53PM
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Wild_Chicken

THANKS!

Sounds like you got the diet and exercise handled!

Superior!

Great program and healthy eating!

Happy b day!

    Bookmark   July 17, 2004 at 1:30AM
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