Weight loss goal reached

By sweetslover Latest Reply 2015-02-19 17:08:21 -0600
Started 2015-02-15 10:30:19 -0600

I almost didn't post this because I am so embarrassed to admit that I was so fat. Well, here goes—I have lost 100 pounds. This has been a slow loss over several years, but it is done. I am now within my weight range for my height and age. I would like to lose a few more pounds, but right now I am so proud of my accomplishment. For those of you struggling to lose weight, keep at it. If I can do it, I know you can too.

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rhett t
rhett t 2015-02-19 09:07:02 -0600 Report

what a celebration!. your doing a good job at losing weight. I am working on my weight. sometimes its not an easy job. I've got a ways to go. down 25 pounds. In my 3rd month of working on it.

sweetslover 2015-02-19 12:02:45 -0600 Report

I think losing 25 pounds in 3 months is fantastic. I can't seem to lose it that quickly. You're right—it's not easy—but it sounds like you are doing well.

TammyMSW 2015-02-17 08:30:28 -0600 Report

Yay! You've given me a boost. Thanks for overcoming your embarrassment to share. It really helped me.

sweetslover 2015-02-17 08:58:44 -0600 Report

I am so glad to hear that my post has helped you. I was hoping it would help motivate someone. That is the main reason I went ahead with the post.

RosalieM 2015-02-17 14:11:04 -0600 Report

"I was hoping it would help motivate someone. That is the main reason I went ahead with the post." You have put your own feelings aside in order to help others. That takes real courage!
It is also a fine example for all of us to follow.

Refined Ruffian
Refined Ruffian 2015-02-17 08:07:27 -0600 Report


I have lost fifty pounds over the last six years. There were ups and downs, and unfortunately it did not come soon enough to prevent me from getting diabetes. But I feel much better at 245 pounds than I did at 295 pounds.

I still have forty more pounds to go, and losing is getting harder and harder. But stories like yours provide great motivation. Thank you for sharing!

handmashed 2015-02-16 23:47:51 -0600 Report

CONGRATS!! What an awesome accomplishment… I would love to know how you stayed on track!! I have been on a weight loss journey, and still am… there are plenty of days that I just feel like saying "forget it"… I have lost about 40 pounds and my last a1c is closer to normal… (5.7) sometimes I even rationalize that it is close enough. WHAT a tremendous battle… how did you do it?? Help and advice are always welcome… Did your a1c go back to normal??

sweetslover 2015-02-17 04:04:21 -0600 Report

I go to the Dr. tomorrow morning to get the results of my last lab results. 3 months ago my A1C was 7.6, which was only 1 month after dx. I am hoping it will be much better. I think your 5.7 is a great number.
As for staying on track, I weigh myself EVERY night. I would accept not losing anything, but if there was even the slightest gain, I would jump right on it. I had my main goal of losing 100 pounds, but I set 5 pound increments to achieve it. A large amount seemed unachievable, but 5 pounds is extremely possible. I am an extremely picky eater, so following a diet does not work for me. I used portion control to cut calories and increased my activity level slightly. I just bought a Fitbit activity tracker and it is helping to keep me moving. I still want to lose a little more weight, but I no longer feel obese.

GeekonBoard 2015-02-16 12:51:03 -0600 Report

That's awesome!!! Hope you don't feel embarrassed for very long - hope you start to feel empowered! Amazing news & CONGRATS!

RebDee 2015-02-15 23:09:03 -0600 Report

In the past three weeks I have gained back 2 lbs. I know that doesn't sound like much but I need to lose 20 lbs over and above the 50 lbs that I have already left before I can have my tummy tuck and I want it more than I can articulate without chewing on my tongue.

Edie 2015-02-15 20:36:42 -0600 Report

Congratulations Sweets What is your highest weight ever? Mine was 268 pounds on Dec. 3,2010 and am now down to 202 so I have lost a total of 116 pounds so far with at least 52 more to go. I have been bouncing between 198 and 202 for the past 4 Months now.

sweetslover 2015-02-15 21:25:20 -0600 Report

My highest weight—so embarrassed—was 265 pounds. As of last night, my weight is now 165. My next goal is to lose another 15-20 pounds. It will probably take me forever, but I will do it as I did the rest—5 pound goals at a time.

Pegsy 2015-02-15 18:53:39 -0600 Report

Congratulations Sweetslover! That is awesome! You have every right to be proud of your accomplishment. You are so right about keeping at it and not giving up. I have lost 93 lbs. My doctor says not to lose any more but I feel I need to lose 5-10 lbs. more. That will put me at about 115. At not even 5' 2" tall and being very small boned, I think I will feel best at that weight. My weight loss has occurred over 3 years. Slow and steady really is the healthiest way. I still don't recognize myself in the mirror! How about you?

sweetslover 2015-02-15 21:21:51 -0600 Report

Hi, Pegsy. I, too would like to lose a few more pounds to get where I feel really good. Unlike you, I am fairly tall—5'91/2" and fairly large boned, so even though I feel my loss is dramatic, it has not changed me that much. I do love looking in the mirror and seeing a smaller face. Of course, I seem to enjoy looking in the mirror a lot now LOL

suecsdy 2015-02-15 18:40:34 -0600 Report

That is really great news Sweets. I hope to be there myself one day. For now I'll just keep the goal low. 20 lbs…then after that we'll see. Heck, right now I'd be thrilled with 2 lbs.

NewSong53 2015-02-15 16:08:02 -0600 Report

Congrats — you should feel very proud. My doctor told me that even a 10 lb loss makes a big difference in the pressure on our knees. It was wise of you to have mini-goals because 100 lbs sounds impossible . . . but you proved it wasn't! I'm still 60 from my goal, but I've lost over 100. I understand your hesitation, but many of us let that happen. When I gained the weight I didn't realize I had a blood sugar problem but felt lethargic and could not control it once I started eating sweets. I finally found a good doctor who decided it was worth checking my blood sugar. I lost a great deal of weight when I was much younger and remember how amazing it felt to be in my skin without all the extra weight. Be proud of your accomplishment!!

GabbyPA 2015-02-15 15:12:34 -0600 Report

Never be embarrassed about such a great victory! Congratulations. I am trying to loose that mark as well. I am getting close.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-02-15 14:12:08 -0600 Report

Hi Sweets,
CONGRATULATIONS on your recent weight loss. I'm so proud of you and so should you. 100 lbs. Is a great deal of weight.
Not only did you have the will to hang in there to loose it but
you have also improved your health 10 fold. Don't be embarrassed, hold your head up high and brag on yourself. But remember, here comes the hard part. Keeping it off. So
bump up your eating plan so you don't loose but maintain
what you have. I'm so proud of you. Hugs, VL

sweetslover 2015-02-15 14:38:33 -0600 Report

Yes, maintaining this weight loss is my plan. I would like to lose 10-15 more pounds, but at least I have made the milestone I set for myself.

haoleboy 2015-02-15 12:59:36 -0600 Report

That is something to be truly proud of. As someone who was once morbidly obese I do understand your embarrassment … but I keep photos of my formerly fat self around (and even post them on the internet http://bit.ly/1FPnc7S) as a form of motivation to keep pushing for optimal health.
Congratulations ! Keep up the good work.


Baking4ever 2015-02-15 12:09:06 -0600 Report

Sweetslover you should never feel embarassed about what you weighed before; you should be extremely proud of yourself…it takes a lot of work, determination and will power to loose 100 lbs…I did it once and it was very hard… but I did it to quickly and within a few months I was diagnosed with grave's disease and the medications I was put on made me gain so much weight that I am once again well over 125 lb overweight, and got so discouraged…and when I read your post and I just wanted to say "Thank you" for sharing…loosing weight slow and steady is the best way to do it so your body can adjust to the changes slowly; you will be able to maintain your weightloss because you didn't diet to loose your weight…you made lifestyle changes and your body has had time to adjust to your healthier eating lifestyle as you went along your journey…I'm very proud of you and you should be extremely proud of yourself for accomplishing this major goal in your life…very encouraging to everyone…

sweetslover 2015-02-15 12:21:54 -0600 Report

Thank you. As I said, I was somewhat embarrassed to post this, but all the comments have made me glad I did. I hope it encourages someone else to keep after their weight loss goal. It can be done.

Sopies Grandma
Sopies Grandma 2015-02-15 12:01:04 -0600 Report

way to go…this is totally awesome. You should be proud of yourself. to lose 1 pond is hard enough but 100…wow! that is great.. Keep it up

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-02-15 11:22:00 -0600 Report

You made me smile…congratulations!!!!…what an awesome accomplishment…I am well on my way to that milestone myself..18 more pounds for me…for me I will still need another 40 pounds to hit my goal weight of 140…When I read things like this it reminds me why I always say..diabetes sucks ass…but it DOES give us the chance to treat ourselves the way we deserve to be treated..Eating better..exercising..and being more all around health conscience…What an amazing accomplishment!!!..God Bless..

Cherokeemaiden 2015-02-15 10:59:04 -0600 Report

CONGRATULATIONS !!!! You are such an encouragement to me as I have at least 100 lbs to lose. You should be very proud of yourself. I hope one day I too will be able to say I've lost 100 lbs. Any suggestions you may have for me would be greatly appreciated. Congrats again !

sweetslover 2015-02-15 15:26:50 -0600 Report

One thing that helped me on this long journey was not to look at the total amount I needed to lose. I set a short-term goal of 5 pounds at a time. I would tell myself, "anyone can lose 5 pounds." When I would lose those 5, then I would set a new goal for the next 5.

sweetslover 2015-02-15 12:17:06 -0600 Report

My only suggestion is to find what works for you. I cannot follow the diets the doctors give you. I simply tried to increase my exercise and decrease my calorie intake.

Edie 2015-02-15 20:48:55 -0600 Report

I went online and found an 1800 and 1500 Diabetic Calorie Diet Plans. Printed them both out and used one for 3 Weeks and the other for 1 week. I have done that for about 18 Months so far and it is working for me. When too cold to walk outside I have been going to the Mall and walking the Mile Track they have set up inside the Center of the Mall where we can walk till the stores open for business 4 times is one Mile. When it warms back up I have a Mile course for me to walk on my slow days and then the Walking trail thru town and beyond. Hope to get upto 3-5 miles when it warms up again.

denipink57 2015-02-15 10:50:42 -0600 Report

congratulations sweetslover, you can be so proud of yourself. you must have worked very hard over the years to reach such an astounding goal! you are an inspiration to me! thanks.


kimfing 2015-02-15 10:42:49 -0600 Report

That is awesome. Congratulations! It's good you lost is slowly. I hear that's better way.

sweetslover 2015-02-15 12:15:30 -0600 Report

I have heard the same thing about losing it slowly. Although it can get frustrating, I think it is better for you.