Thursday, June 24, 2010

30 Pounds!

It took me far longer than I thought it would, but today the scale registered 179 pounds. Finally made my 30 pounds lost (13.6 kg) and also I am out of the 180's.
I can't remember the last time I had actually lost that much weight. The small earthquake yesterday must have shaken off the last few grams. It is now gone for good. And the Green Zone/Sweet Spot is holding. Sally mentioned remembering our word for the year. Mine was Believe. And boy do I believe. I believe that I will finally get off the next 25-35 pounds and I believe that I will be healthy and active again. I believe that this band will work for me in good times and bad. I have already changed some of my self-destructive habits—eating too much sugar and sweets, not exercising, dwelling on the negative and basically not caring about myself. Little by little I am whittling away at these habits.

So I hope that if you are just a little down about your progress that this post can bring you some hope. The band does work, with a little help from ourselves. I think that was the hardest hurdle I had to get over—my fear that I was the one for whom the band would not work. But it does.

I Believe.

28 comments:

kagead said...

Woo hoo!! Congrats on the loss AND the lessons you are learning. So excited for you.

SuperMegaAnna said...

Congrats, you are doing fantastic!! I can't wait to get out of the 180's myself!!

Jacquie said...

I am so happy for you Sandy and it has given me hope. I am at 21 lbs down and today is my 3 month bandiversary and I was feeling a little down as I was hoping to be further along. I suppose, this is not a race, right? As long as it comes off, I will be happy.

Keep up the great work girl!

amandakiska said...

People like you who started out smaller definately seem to lose slower. Just keep plugging away and you will get there. 30 lbs. is great!

Janelle said...

Well amandakiska informed me that you and I are both at 30 pounds lost on the same day! So I had to come over and check you out, congrats!! We both picked the same 30 picture, too hahah!

Carmen said...

awesome :-)

DB said...

Way to go Sandy!!!! I am so happy for you :)

Sherry said...

wonderful job Sandy! 30 pounds is a big milestone for me too. I have 8 pounds to go though...

Joey said...

F*** YEAH!!!!!!! I'll drink to that!!

-Grace- said...

Heck yes!!! Congratulations!

Nella said...

Me too baby! Wooohooo! Today I feel like a million bucks! Shake baby shake!

Pie said...

Congratulations Sandy!!! It may have taken you longer than you wanted, but you're doing it your way without depriving yourself and making yourself crazy with silly diet rules and regulations, and there's something to be said for that! That's the beauty of the band - the freedom of choice in pursuit of your goals!! Keep up the good work, you're a true inspiration!

Lonicera said...

I'm sooo glad for you Sandy! Here's to the next 30 lbs!
Caroline

Gilly said...

Yay for the big 3-0!! It's a milestone! Glad that I could be along for the ride :)

Jess said...

Yay for you! I am right behind you. I got 2 lbs to go and I will be in the 170's.....FINALLY!!!

Barbara said...

You are smokin and blazin the trail for me..

super congrats.. enjoy this moment.

Bonnie said...

You are such an inspiration. Everytime I pull up your blog and see your smiling face, I smile too. Congrats on being down 30.

Tina said...

wahoooooo-

Tina

Marie said...

Yeah Sandy!!!!! Welcome to the 30lb lost club!!! That is a big deal!! I'm so happy for you and happy to hear that your fill is finally working~!

Linda said...

Yes! You are leaving the 180's and I'm hoping to get in (so close). Glad you're in the sweet spot.

Maree said...

Well done! Good steady losses are the way to go!

Cindylew said...

Dude...we hit 30 lbs. lost at the same time...we're soul sisters.
Congratulations cupcake.

Maria said...

Awesome! Keep it up!

Drazil said...

No more fears dahling...you are so doing this!

Dinnerland said...

Congratulations!!! Amazing progress-- and thanks for all the support.
I'm meeting you there-- today I'm 178.9! Yay! Let's hang out here for a little while, but move on to the 160's soon-- k? (Ha ha.)

Sparkler said...

Fabulous news...I need to step it up a bit I think to reach my 30 as I'm in a big fat stall at the mo! First thing I'm gonna do is switch my scale over to weigh in pounds (I'm in the UK and we weigh in Stone) I think the pounds setting will be better. Then I'm gonna start meal planning and weeding anything too tasty out of the house...better drink all the wine this weekend too...gotta get it out of harms way!! Oooops...do you think that could be where I'm going wrong???? Hhhmmm that requires some careful consideration! xx

Band-Babe said...

Funnel cake/ fornicate... same thing?!? They're both sinful... ;)

Hilarious story and neither will ever be the same again... (well, except that I don't really fornicate). But, I probably will funnel cake again sometime in my life...

Jenny said...

Yeah!!!

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