As of 5 minutes ago I weighed in at 214 lbs. For my height that means I am no longer obese, but over weight (I had to lose 86 pounds just to be fat, I suppose). I am so excited, but I'm not sure how to celebrate (a cake seems like the wrong way).
When I first logged on here on April 12 I was 300 pounds and morbidly obese. My health problems were too numerous to mention. Less than five months later, here I am. My life has changed. Nobody loves me more or less, but I feel better physically and emotionally.
I am going to wear a new suit to work tomorrow. I think that's a good way to celebrate.
Started at 300 lbs., now at 221, going for 150.
Definitely celebrate! I think it helps you get more excited about your next goal. I do celebrate with food, but a lot of people on here can't handle the backslide from it...and that makes total sense.
I also celebrate by buying a new pair of jeans (usually from a thrift store/goodwill/salvation army). Definitely buy them cheap because you won't be this weight for long! Congrats again, you are doing awesome!
So very inspirational. Yes, I think a new suit is just the thing. But as others have mentioned, don't invest too much in that suit - I am sure you will be shrinking right out of in in a couple/3 months!
I'm sure that you are an awesome inspiration for your students! Through your dedication and determination you are proving that if you put your mind to it you can accomplish anything .
As for ways to celebrate... the clothes are always a great choice, but I also try to do some activity that I couldn't do before because I got winded to quickly. I go to a tall building and walk/run up all the stairs to see how long it takes. (I use that as a recurring celebration by timing it with each new milestone I hit. I use the back stairs of a 15 story hospital near me. It's always the same location, and climate controlled, so I have an accurate gage instead of doing something outside that can be affected by weather conditions.)
Great going, you continue to inspire me
39 YO Female, 5'7"
Join Date 7/6/12
Weight on 6/20/12 = 245.2 / BMI @ 38.4
Current Weight = 187.4 / BMI @ 29.35
Pounds Lost = 57.8 / BMI - 9.05
12/25/13 Goal = 175 / BMI @ 27.41
Pounds to go = 12.4
Inches lost= 26.5
Goal Weight = 150 / BMI @ 23.49
Pounds to go = 37.4
What I've learned along the way:
Just because no one sees it, doesn't mean it doesn't count