March 28, 2012

1st Milestone

I did it.  I hit my first milestone. 



The big three-and-oh.

That's six 5lb bags of sugar.

120 quarter pounders.

10 cans of Crisco oil

4 gallons of water

120 sticks of butter
20 dozen eggs
A 32-inch flat screen tv

I'm beyond proud of myself, but at the same time I'm still in a bit of shock.  I have set weight loss goals for myself many, many times over the past 15 years.  Never once have I ever met any of them.  Even when I went smaller with 15- or 20-pound goals, I could only manage 10 or 12 before giving up and going back to my old habits. 

For the first time, I've actually made it to the first milestone.  I feel like I should throw myself a party.

I still have 103 pounds to go, which is three more 30lb milestones and a last one of 13.  After hitting this first mark, though, I am so confident that I can hit the rest of them, one at a time, until at last, for the FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE, I will be at my "ideal" body weight.  Not only that, I'll be healthy and fit and not have to worry about all of the health problems that come with obesity anymore.  What a day that will be!

Don't ever think you can't do it, guys.  You can do ANYTHING!


  1. Awesome!!! So proud of you - keep up the hard work! :)

  2. That's amazing! Congratulations!!

  3. Congratulations on hitting that first milestone :)

  4. That is awesome! You deserve to throw yourself a party! And I just love the visual references for the weight loss... that's a great idea :)

  5. Way to go so bloody proud of you............

  6. WOOWOO!! That's so great! I also like how you compared it to different items. It's like you were carrying around a tv all that time and now you aren't! What a relief that must be to your body. I'm sure you can go the rest of the way, and I'll be reading along to find out how it goes :D

  7. congrats with hitting your first milestone!! all the best with the rest of your weight lost journey.. =D

  8. Hey, congratulations!!
    Came across your blog through 20sb. I'm glad you could accomplish this.
    Oh and i love the way you've compared the weight to various things. That kinda gave this post a fun edge.

    Good luck with working on your further milestones.
    And happy blogging!

  9. I'm crazy proud of you. I also love you more than pie.

    *monster hugs* Congratulations!

  10. Congratulations! 30 was a big number for me as well. You should be very proud of yourself!

  11. I'm crazy proud of you!! I wish I was doing as well as you are. *hugs*