I want to thank everyone for their love and support.You all are so kind and I wanted to thank you all because I did it.I have lost 200 lbs.
About 2 1/2 years into my weight loss journey I gave my weight loss attempt to God.He has been with me through all of this and this morning when I stepped on the scale I cried for joy.Yes I am proud of my accomplishment but I owe all the Glory to my God first,my DH second for being so supportive during this time and to all of you for your support.
Now on to a new chapter in my life.I have never maintained any weight before.However I know that doesn't have to be the case this time.I also know weight loss is not static.It fluctuates day to day and yes I expect there to be small gains from time to time but I no longer fear gaining it all back.
Like Pat,I still don't consider myself thin.I think I confuse thin and skinny and I'm certainly not skinny.However I no longer feel fat.
I hope nobody takes this as bragging or takes offense to me thanking God for my accomplishment.Whatever you believe in is up to you but I know I could have never done this by myself and I'm not ashamed to admit it.
I do realize I need your help and support more than ever now to learn how to maintain.I consider everyone here a friend.Any tips from you long time Lifetimers are more than welcome.
Becky, I have known you on the boards a long time, and it's been a privilege to follow your journey...you contend with some health issues, all the reasons in the world that you could have quit and you just didn't...
I don't have any doubts that you will learn to maintain, you know that I am one that will take any day the challenges of maintenance over the years of obesity and yo-yo dieting, and with that I'm not saying it's easy...it just takes the same kind of commitment that you have shown you have to give.
I will never think of myself as skinny and that doesn't matter...I am normal and I'll take it.
I have no doubt that the faith that has brought you this far will keep you going....congratulations!
198/139.8/146 Eight years at goal
May I look back in gratitude and look forward in hope.
Post by gottakeeptryin on Feb 5, 2017 14:30:17 GMT
Congratulations to you! That is so awesome! I love your attitude and commitment to your health. Thank you for sharing with us this morning and for posting daily and helping to keep the boards alive This is a great place to come for support and inspiration.
Becky, I said it yesterday & I'll say it again. You are truly an inspiration. Congrats on your amazing accomplishment & you're humility in acknowledging that it takes faith, love & support along the way. I have no doubt you will maintain as you have the gift of knowing what to do & how to do it. I am so,happy for,you.
Becky, congratulations on your wonderful accomplishment! Every time I feel like giving up, I will remember all the success stories that I read on this board. I get so much inspiration here. Thank you all for sharing your stories!
I did the same thing in May of last year. I used hypnosis as well as prayer and using God and I have been able to lose 60# so far. 10 more to go and I'll be at goal. I won't be in the WW recommended healthy range but I will be where I need to be. I am in such a better place mentally and when I finally get to where I want to be, I am fully sure I'll be able to maintain this time.
Woohoo!!! Here is my super secret advice to maintaining that you have seen me say time and time again. There is no magic super secret maintenance key to success. Keep doing what you did and add 6 points 🤣
Save the earth, it's the only planet with chocolate...
Again,Thanks to all for your kind words and DebDoesWW I will do everything except add the 6 points for right now.I'm still trying to get 30 consistently.I am much closer to accomplishing that than I have been so a little at a time and definitely one step at a time.