Thursday, October 26, 2006


It's just a number, I know...a little three digit number, but you cannot imagine (okay, maybe some of you can) how AMAZING I felt looking down at the scale this morning and seeing that number. 259. My favorite part is the '5'. I mean, it could have said 259.99999999999999999999999999999999 and I would still have been thrilled.

I can say I weigh in the 250s now. Until it happened, I didn't realize how I truly believed it never would. 259. Crazy to think someone could be happy to weigh double what a "normal" woman should weigh. But as NS is teaching me, I can't compare myself to others. This is MY journey, my goals, my TRIUMPH! It's more amazing that I reached it while I've been in this post-condo slump. I haven't yet been able to get back on track in terms of working out; I've been incorporating much more 'regular' food into my daily habits (now that I have a mortgage, the $300+ a month for NS is a little tough); and I've only lost about 5-7lbs over the last 3 months! But 259. I think I'm going to play it in the Cash 3 tonight. Oh, and yesterday I put on and fit into, could sit and breathe in a pair of size 20 jeans. I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING!!! Maybe I really can meet my Halloween goal of 255..but even if I don't I AM OKAY! I actually want to go clothes shopping. I want to buy a sexy outfit for the holidays. If I could lose 10 pounds by the end of this year, I'd be in the 240s...considering I started this journey weighing 322.5, and a short 4 years ago weighed in excess of 409lbs, that would be just wonderful.

This is the most amazing thing that's ever happened to me...and I'm the one making it happen. How AWESOME is that!?!?

"When a goal matters enough to a person, the person will find a way to accomplish what at first seemed impossible."

A healthy weight matters enough to me; I WILL ACCOMPLISH MY GOAL!

Thanks, friends for supporting me through this and loving me either way!


Lynn / vigilant20 said...

That is so wonderful! I remember when the scale was my enemy. But it's amazing how much a little number can brighten your day.

Tressa said...

awesomeness!!! congratulations!!

Anonymous said...

hi cass I just read your comments and I have to tell you that you made me cry I hope and pray that I can get to where you are I just started on friday nov 3 and I hope that I can do this with the attitude and courage that you have you are beautiful girl!!!
I havent set anything like this uo yet because I am not sure how I am just flipping through the ns site to try to learn more I seepeople with recipes and every thing and I am still tring to figure it all out I am sop glad that I foung your sight you give me alot of hope Keep it up