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Friday, May 18, 2012

Heck to the yes!

It’s a beautiful day here in Des Moines this morning, for so many reasons other than the weather.  I’ve been trying with all my might to keep my momentum from Biggest Loser resort going since my return from Malibu.  If only there were more hours in the day and a chef in my kitchen I know I would easily be able to keep dropping big numbers.  But alas, there is not.  So I have been busting my butt in reality juggling work, home, workouts and everyday life the best that I can.  I am so happy and proud to announce that I’m figuring it out just fine. This morning my scale read 205.4! I have passed my 100 pounds lost.  A lot of family and friends see pictures of me from when I was 306 pounds and say “I don’t remember you being that big” or that they didn’t notice how extreme my problem was when I was at that size.  It’s funny, I don’t remember being that big either most days.  So I’m attaching a picture to show the difference.  It’s pretty amazing if you ask me.  Especially if you compare it to the Q Magazine cover that I’m on today.  Those photos, coupled with the scale, are hard evidence that I have worked my butt off, literally and figuratively the last two years.  And you know what?  Today I am really proud of myself!!  I’ve made plenty of mistakes in my life and done a lot of things I’m not proud of but this journey to a healthier Lyndee 2.0 brings me great pride and that’s an incredible feeling.  Yes, I made this happen but I couldn’t have done it without the love and support of so many amazing people in my life that kept pushing me every time I wanted to quit.  A million thank you’s would never be enough to express my gratitude.  It works out perfectly that I’m getting my massage (thanks to my awesome FSA team at Principal) after work today. I can’t think of a better way to reward myself for 100 pounds gone and never to return.  Next stop on the scale for me, ONE-derland!!!  Have a wonderful weekend!! Be spectacular and brilliant and don’t quit.  You are worth it. 

Me at 306

1 comment:

Hageman Haus said...

So proud of you -- you're a true inspiration!