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Sunday, December 2, 2012

You've Come A Long Way Baby.....

I have just hit a monumental point in my weight loss journey..........the transition from the two's to the one's.....I cannot tell you the elation that I felt the other day when I stepped on the scale and saw those magical numbers staring back at me.

It has been 12 years since I have seen a "1" in front of my weight.  My sister tells me not to obsess over the number on the scale, but for me this was a huge hurdle that I was trying to get over.  I feel like I can now focus on the rest of my weight loss journey with a sense of freedom that I have now hit the 70 pound weight loss mark.

For those of you who can't visualize how much this weighs, perhaps this might help:  

x 14

x 70

To everyone who has sent me encouraging messages and in boxes, commented on my blog posts, emails, and Facebook posts, THANK YOU!  You cannot know how much they all mean to me.  

To anyone who says they can't do it, I am living proof that it can be done.  Granted, nothing comes without hard work and perseverance.  And it is about a lifestyle change and learning what program works best for you.  But don't be afraid to ask questions and do research.  

Just a little refresher of where I started 70 lbs ago:

And this was me on weigh in day:

I don't remember the last time I bought a pair of jeans in the regular size section of any store.


Life is just getting better each day and I want to be around to enjoy it!


  1. Hey lovely. I know for a fact that even though we write and blog the truth... even though we are transparent and open about the journey.... it is DAMN hard, crazy difficult and excrutiatingly painful to change, to walk it endure. I am SO proud of you. Watching you emerge into who you are meant to be...who you really are: is a miracle and a blessing. Keep moving forward, there is wonder and beauty, peace and Joy ahead. <3

  2. I love this Wan. You simply look amazing! You have done a fantastic job of taking off the weight! Congrats!!!

  3. Way to go Wanda! Enjoy every step of your amazing journey, more is yet to come! I remember hitting the "1's" and how exciting that was. Happpy for you...Sue

  4. You are doing so good girl I am so proud of you,,as I know Wendy is as well.Keep up the good work! You got this girl!!!

  5. I know as your sister, I probably have more pride for your success than the average friend. You have pushed all the limits thrown at you and have crushed them. Your zest for life and passion for a healthy lifestyle no matter what comes your way, blows me away. You are such an inspiration to so many. Still pushing you to get that book published with your lifes story. I know it would be a success. Know that we are here for you day or night with words of encouragement, advice, or whatever you may need. We are so proud of your drive and desire for the better. Know we have your back and have do much love and pride for all you have done and how far you have come. We love you. Keep forging on. Xo