Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Walking In A Winter Onederland

I knew today would be the day! I knew it last night before I went to bed; I think I even knew it when I weighed in yesterday morning. And I couldn’t wait to come on here and shout it from my metaphorical online rooftop:

I WEIGH 199.6 POUNDS!!!!!

There is no more - and there never again will be - a ‘2’ starting off my weight! I have never been in the one hundreds in my 30’s and was only in them for a very short time in my 20’s, but I am there now! I can rest assured that I weigh less than most of my male friends and even less than a couple of the females I know. I will never again walk into a room and wonder if – and then know that – I am the larger person in it! I will never again weigh over two hundred pounds!!!

It’s so funny to think about how this latest stretch of this journey unfolded. During my last weigh-in I was so sure that I would be in this new weight category that I actually wrote the post the evening before with both a ‘no’ ending and a ‘yes’ ending, but I did so feeling certain that I would be using the latter. The following Sunday I was sad to see the scale go up too as I had shifted my thoughts to believe that would be the day instead. Even before my weigh-in, on Friday, I was so confident that I would break the barrier a day early that I seriously debated not weighing that morning to allow myself the pleasure of being able to see and record the significant number for the first time on my official weigh-in day. Well, we all know how each of those endeavors turned out!

But today it finally happened! Apparently, sometimes the body will simply do what it’s going to do. Fortunately, it is finally doing the the thing that I have been hoping to note for about a week now!

I spent a bit longer in this last ‘decade’ of weight than I did in any of the others since beginning to walk this path to better health. It was definitely the one that I have felt like I worked the hardest within. I do think that there was a tiny voice inside of me warning me about the scary, unfamiliar territory which I was about to enter, and I believe that it is possible that it held me back just the tiniest bit. The thing is though that I paid very close attention to the writings of other bloggers on this topic; I was prepared. Overall, I just ignored that voice to the best of my ability and remained focus on the goal - both my long term one and the efforts required to simply move past the two hundred mark.

As I slide over this important threshold I know that this is still just the beginning for me. There is a lot of ground left to cover and I am excited to get going! I now have under fifty pounds left to lose until I reach my official goal - wow, I just realized that! Woo hoo! This new number also means that my ‘secret’ goal of weighing half what I started out at is now at it’s midway point; I have successfully lost more than sixty-six pounds!

There is no time for sitting back and resting because of the progress I have made. There is a lot left to do and I am more determined than ever to get started on the next leg of this journey. There may not be any snow on the ground just yet, but - with the consistently cold weather and fast approaching holiday season - I feel pretty good saying that today is the perfect day for continuing along this path by taking a nice long walk in my own personal winter onederland!

38 comments:

  1. Let me be the first to congratulate you on arriving in Onederland.

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  2. Congratulations and welcome - it's a onederful place to be!

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  3. Congratulations!!! You deserve this!!!

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  4. Congratulations, "Alice" for your step into the world of *ONE*derland! :) Enjoy your accomplishment!

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  5. Fantastic news! You must feel great! You are in the 100's forever...I can only dream, so I look to you for inspiration.

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  6. Welcome to Ondderland! I have a feeling you've come to stay for the duration.

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  7. I'm soooooo happy for you!!! Congrats girl:)

    Dee~

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  8. That is so "one"derful!!! I am so glad for you and so pleased that I was here to witness this next stage of success.

    http://joannetryingagain.blogspot.com/

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  9. Shout it out baby!!! That is freakin AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Congratulations!!! What an exciting accomplishment!!

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  11. Glenda is giddy....two in one week lol.
    CONGRATULATIONS...all your hard work really paid off....now down we go chic. On to goal.
    oh, and Happy Thanksgiving! ha haaaaaaaaa....

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  12. Oh my gosh!!! ONDERLAND!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! You totally deserve it from all the hard work you've put in. Be proud of yourself.

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  13. Wonderful Wonderful Onderland!!!!

    I am SOOOOO SOOOO pleased for you.

    You FabUlous Woman!!!

    hugs

    Sheilagh

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  14. What a Onederful place to be! Congratulations!

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  15. congrats!!!! you look amazing in your most recent progress picture and i can't wait to see the next one! seriously well done, you!

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  16. Another blogger achieves Onederland! Congratulations, I know you've been waiting for it!

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  17. Congratulations-I too have never been under 200 in my 30's-can't wait to join you :)

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  18. Welcome to Onederland!! You have put in a lot of hard work and it's paying off.

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  19. That is absolutely fantastic news and what an accomplishment - way to go!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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  20. Congratulations! What a fantastic day!

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  21. Yay!! Way to go!! Big ((((hUG)))) you did it!! Woot Woot happy dance!! Enjoy that #

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  22. Fantastic news, am celebrating with you...

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  23. WOW!!! I am overwhelmed by all of your support and kind comments! I am close to tears reading all of this... thank you.

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  24. Woohoo! You have moved out of Twoterville and on down to Onederland and by the sounds of it, you've left all your "stuff" back in Twoterville. Yeah! Congratulations!

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  25. Sorry I'm a bit late with this but, WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    OOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Welcome to Onderland baby!! I am so proud of you and all your hard work and commitment has paid off!!! Keep it up!!Way to go!! I'm just thrilled for you!! AWESOME!!! ONDERLAND BABY!!!

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  26. Congratulations! You are awesome! I knew you could do it :-)

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  27. Hi there 266. I have a couple of questions for you .... Do you have a first name? I think from your comments about our friends south of us, you live in Canada. Am I right and if so where? Also I notice that you eat basically the same thing over and over. I heard that consistency is actually very good. You always know what you're going to eat and you know you're getting results. You are definitely doing that! Do you feel it is easier that way. You are such a delight and I love reading your blog. I am looking so forward to the next month's progress pics. I know there's going to be a huge difference. Keep up the great work. You truly are an inspiration.

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  28. You all rock and are so wonderfully supportive!

    Heather, do you have an email address I can message you at so that I can answer your questions?

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  29. I think I missed some of your posts, just got caught up on them. Congratulations !!!!! I hope to join you in One-derland soon. You are doing great, and a great inspiration to all of us traveling the road.

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