Sunday, May 27, 2012

A toast to weight loss.

I've thought about this post for months wondering what I would say and how it would come about when it was time to write it. I have gone through so many little stories in my head and thought about how I would feel when the day came and now that it's here, I do not have enough words to use to adequately explain how I felt yesterday.

Yesterday, May 26th, 2012, I reached my goal weight. I saw a number on the scale that I haven't seen since I was a child and more importantly I saw my dreams and my goals come to life. I saw a goal come to LIFE after working my behind off to reach it for one year, eight months, and 9 days and I conquered a battle that has plagued me for my entire life. There are not enough words in the world to explain how that feels.

So let's toast. Raise your water bottles, please:

For the first thought of "I need to lose some weight"
to "How am I going to lose this weight?"
to "Okay, I know what to do to lose weight....let's see what I can do"....
to "I'm losing weight. I feel good....I'm gonna keep going"
to "Maybe I should set some goals..."
to "Wow I actually reached that goal...maybe I should set a new one" 
to "I need some smaller clothes"
to "I need smaller clothes again..."

For the weekly weigh ins,
the unheard of amount of water daily,
the fruits and the veggies,
and for more veggies...
for choosing a salad over a cheeseburger
for finding new solutions for the sweet tooth
for home cooked meals and counting points,
for food scales and measuring cups,
for tracking, weighing, and measuring my life back into my hands....

For new habits and broken old ones. For a new lifestyle.
For the walks, the runs, the jumps, the swims, the weights, the bike rides, the DVD's....

For pushing just a little bit harder...

For the 250's
The 200's
For ONEderland
For the 190's...
the 180's...
the very very drawn out 150's....

For all the
"I don't feel like tracking anymore"
"Do I have to be on Weight Watchers forever?"
For the acceptance of the cards I was dealt...

For the love of Weight Watchers.

For the, "I don't know if I have it in me to get to goal. These last few pounds are so hard"
and the "I'll do it eventually"
and the "You can do it Krystle, don't give up"

For goals made
and for goals reached...

For every loss, every gain, every struggle, every victory, every injury, every recovery, the good times and bad times, the inspiration, motivation, speed bumps, slip ups, set backs, come backs, and so on.....

For my inspiration and the reason that started it all: Elliana Joy.

....this one is for you....

Weigh in: 148.6lbs
Loss: 2.6lbs
Total loss: 105.4lbs

One Hundred And Five pounds that I will never, ever, see again in my life.


Because I Believe.


Erika said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! This is an enormous accomplishment and you should be SO PROUD!

Dawn said...

Cingrats on this major accomplishment and working towards more new goals with this amazing new body to get it to whatever your next goal may be.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. You are such an inspiration to those around you both people you know and people you do not know. I will be at goal one day and you are one of the people that will have gotten me there. I am chaining my blog from private to public because I hope that I can help someone the way you have helped me.

Cowgirl Warrior said...

Congratulations! Awesome post

Mary Ellen Quigley said...

Congratulations! That is a huge accomplishment. I know you worked really hard. Enjoy it! I only hope to join you in reaching my own goal weight someday.

Unknown said...

very very proud of you! and always inspired. xx


Lisa said...

You did it because you BELIEVED!!

Marta said...

No one is happier than you right now. Enjoy your moment in the sun!

Libby said...

Congratulations! You should be over the moon proud of yourself! This is such a beautifully written post!

Elizabeth J. Neal said...

I do not have enough words African Mango Extract to use to adequately explain how I felt yesterday.

Teresa Halminton said...

Love your inspiring words~ Thank you for sharing!
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Great weight loss story! 😃

I commend you for all the hard work you put yourself through. I know it ain't easy!

You should be proud of yourself!

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