How did I react? I was quiet. I thought I would have shouted, yelled or done a dance or something. In my head, I started to visualize that moment, and saw myself making noise and celebrating. In reality I was subdued, in a state of shock really. I weighed myself 3 times to check the number and then snapped the picture to send out and show Pam. I just walked up and showed her the picture and enjoyed her reaction.
After posting and emailing the news a lot of people have emailed, texted, tweeted and facebooked their congratulatory notes! Thank you all!
A couple of questions sort of threw me for a loop. Some folks asked me
what I was going to do now. Well, I still have 3 other goals to knock out, unfinished business to take care of…I have a marathon to run and about $2,300 to raise for the American Heart Association.
I was asked if I am planning to lose more weight? Yes,
as I’ve said I’ll keep working to lose weight, and see what comes off.
I am still flabby and have more to lose. Obviously, I’ll get to 210,
well before Dave will but I could lose more. Who knows.
A couple people asked how it felt to hit the 100lb mark? I hadn’t really thought about how I feel about this, and I think I gave a few blanket statements. I’ve had all day to think about it and come to the conclusion that it hadn’t really sunk in. I think that explains the subdued feeling this morning on the scale. Having the day to step back and think, it’s quite an accomplishment. I’m amazed and proud of myself. It’s effing awesome…as scared I was to start, I’m SO glad I did.
As I’m a numbers geek, I crunched some numbers. I’ve lost 100.8 lbs in 270 days…almost nine months. It’s like I was reborn. That’s an average loss of .373 lbs a day and and average loss of 2.61 lbs a week. I’ve lost 12 inches from my waist since I started. I’m in single XL shirts, and need a new Fuel Belt, size L…not XL. According to this website, I’ve apparently lost the equivalent of Kirsten Dunst, like she was trapped in my belly…and now she’s gone.
I will say as much confidence as I’ve gained along the way, I still don’t feel
confident enough to go shirtless outside of our apartment. Yes, I subject Pam
and the girls to that, but I can’t bring myself to do that to the
general public. I’m sure I’ll get there eventually, but as I said earlier I have more to lose…and I’m still flabby.
So yeah, I’m stoked that I hit the goal. I can see my feet now, which makes me smile. Yet, I’m a little unsatisfied…the feeling of having unfinished business is helping me stay locked in and focused. In a way nothing has changed. I’m still going to run a lot and work hard; I still have two more 1/2 marathons to run, I’m still going to beat Dave to 210 and I’m still going to run the Chicago Marathon!
I’ll celebrate on 10.10.10…the whole day, the race will be a celebration of all my hard work over the past year. I plan to enjoy the day and once I cross the finish line, we’ll party! I’ve got a ways to go to make that a reality so I can’t take my foot off the gas. So…I run, like I did this morning, like I will tomorrow and will the day after that!
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