I am very proud to say that I have made it! I have lost 100 pounds! I have come a long way; physically, mentally & emotionally. I have changed so much as a person (in a good way) and have grown so much over this past year. I am more positive and look forward to each and every tomorrow. I start my days with a smile and am so grateful for what has taken place over the past year. WHAT a ride it has been but it was well worth it. All the ups and downs have brought me to this beautiful point I am at in life and I could not be happier.
I am still going to be working on losing weight to get to my goal of being 170 pounds for my wedding day but I have just accomplished what I had once only dreamed of doing. I said in the beginning that I was going to quit blogging once I have reached this point but now that I'm here I'm not that sure. I know I won't be posting daily blogs anymore but instead maybe weekly or monthly check-ins. I will write one whenever I feel I need to until I finish out the rest of my journey.
I'd like to give a BIG thank you to the following:
(As I am imagining myself on a stage holding up trophy ha-ha)
1. My Mom, Michael & everyone that has followed/supported me along the way.
2. My sneakers (which should be dipped in gold and displayed in my china cabinet lol)
3. My blog! DUH!
4. Green Tea
5. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
6. My 75oz water jug
8. Apple Cider Vinegar tablets
10. My hybrid Elliptical/Recumbent bike
11. My ghetto treadmill
12. Online motivational posters
Without any of these things I still would be 338 pounds. I truly feel like a winner. I can't believe I am finally here. I have dreamed of this day for most of my life. I have lost 100 pounds!!!! All on my own. I NEVER thought I would EVER be able to say that. Words can't even express how I am feeling right now.
I started my journey on May 1st, 2012 and have lost my 100 pounds (well, it's not mine anymore!) in a little under a year. 10 days shy of a year to be exact. The day I began I thought I would never get here. In the beginning I wanted to give up so many times because the finish line seemed so, SO, so far away. I never gave up, I never quit.
I feel for the people that have similar journeys and just hope that one day they will stumble on this blog and get inspired to keep going because IT IS POSSIBLE. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. You just have to set your mind to it. I AM LIVING PROOF!!!!!! I never thought in a MILLION years I would be the type to do something like this. I'm no marathoner, just an average Joe that had big dreams. I am still in shock and have been letting it sink in that I did it... I did what I wanted to do and now I am going to excel from here on out! Today is like my Birthday. Actually today is BETTER than my Birthday. I feel re-born and like I can take on anything!
I knew I could do it by today. I sucked it up and busted my butt working out many, many times this week, eating better and I drank 10 cups of green tea yesterday LOL! I wanted this BAD!
Today is all about celebration for me. I am putting the scale away and am just going to relax and enjoy my victory!
I am not going to post anymore this weekend and I plan to write a new entry sometime next week :-D
My name is Marilyn and I am 27 years old. I have been overweight for most of my life and on May 1st, 2012 I weighed in at 338 pounds. This blog is about my weight-loss journey.