Tuesday, April 19, 2011

C-note

What does losing 100 pounds mean? It means I:

• Can actually follow through when I set my mind to it.

• Can cross my legs comfortably.

• Am able to shop in regular stores.

• Actually look at myself in mirrors (even full-length ones sometimes!) every once in a while.

• Am stronger than I thought I could be.

• Have more support than I ever knew in my friends, family and co-workers.

• Have the potential to live a longer life. Definitely a fuller one.

• Can finally burn this weigh-in outfit I’ve worn every Tuesday since I hit my 50 pounds.

• Am open to adventures and possibilities I never knew I could have.

• Am finally free to be the person I’m meant to be—without my addiction holding me back.

I’m not done, y’all. I have a way to go. I’ve said it a million times, but there is no way I could have gotten this far without all of you. Whether you are my friend, my family member, my co-worker or someone who knows me just through this blog, you have CHANGED me. Forever. I’m so grateful to all of you for being part of my journey.

25 pounds. Guess I wasn't ready for my close-up?


50 pounds.
 


75 pounds

 

Posing today with nutritionist Mindy, trainer Emily and our beloved WW leader, Dee.

34 comments:

CD said...

WOOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!!! Congratulations on this HUGE accomplishment!!! That is awesome, Erika! I think this calls for a CELEBRATION!!!!! You look fantastic - I'm so happy for you - Just as you say we have all changed you, so have you changed me... in such a good way. Keep it up - you're doing great!

Nancy said...

Girl you definitely need a new weigh-in outfit - you're SWIMMING in that top!!! How awesome is that?

You are an inspiration.

Anonymous said...

YEAHHHHHHHHH!!!!! You go girl!!!!

Norma

Anonymous said...

Hi Erika,
I've been following your journey along side my own "get healthy and happy journey." My personal goal is 50 lbs which is so close I can taste it...pretty sure it's going to taste like chocolate cupcakes ;) It has been without a doubt a hard journey with tons of cravings, lots of sweat, and even more one foot in front of the other moments which is why I am sooooo unbelievably happy for you! I love your blog, love your smile, and LOVE your success!!! Keep going with pride because you are amazing, motivational, and smokin'!!!

Dawn M. Stark said...

WOOHOOO! Way to Go Girlie! I'm so proud of you. I'm packing for the cruise!

Love ya!

kicks said...

Erika, I am SO excited for you! You are so awesome, and I am just bursting with joy!

Anonymous said...

Erica,
I have just been keeping up with this blog since I started working here last July. I am so excited for you!! I look for updates everytime I work- I have been rooting for you! You are doing so wonderful, keep up the good work!

Nicole said...

Beyond awesome! So very happy for you, Erika!

Systa Soul said...

So proud of you! You have sparked my desire to continue with the program despite some minor setbacks! You are my inspiration!!

rocko9 said...

Because it cannot be said enough, You.Are.Awesome!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you, sweet friend! You are amazing! So proud of you.

Mary Anne said...

So proud of you. And happy for you, too.

Laurie said...

Proud of you Erika!!!!! You look great! And what an inspiration you have been to me! Thank You!

Laurie

Anonymous said...

Congrats Erika! So happy for you! You look awesome!

Anonymous said...

Congrats, girl! So, so proud of you!
Amy Z.

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
Lauren K. :)

Christina Hernandez said...

Yeah!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!
I am so happy for you! I remember your very first post...you have been such an inspiration. You look amazing! :)

Heather said...

Erika - Congratulations!!! We are all so proud of you but probably not as proud as you are of you. :) Keep it up - you are beautiful, inspiring and whether you know it or not, a role model for the rest of us!

Bookish Belle said...

Congratulations!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! That is so incredibly awesome. I have recently lost 20lbs and am trying hard to keep at it. You should be so proud of yourself for never giving up!

Anonymous said...

Erika!
I am superrrrrr happy for you and of course proud! I have enjoyed being on this wonderful journey with you to witness all of your success! Keep inspiring :)~~JK

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and you should be really proud of this accomplishment! Your dedication and wonderful attitude are inspiring!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Awesome! Amazing! Congratulations!

Ana Blanco said...

Oh my gosh! It is so awesome that you've lost 100 lbs!! You're an inspriarion to all of us that struggle with food addictions and weight loss. Congrats!!

Anonymous said...

Erika-

Great job,

I love how you listed all the things you can do now that you couldn't do at over 300.

Add to your list:

Sitting in booths

Wearing pretty undergarments

Fitting in amusement rides

Fitting comfortably in airplane seats

Not being the fattest person in the room all of the time


Keep adding to your list. You have done amazing work. You continue to inspire so many people.

Kudos!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! All your hard work is paying off- you look amazing!!

Anonymous said...

AWESOME!! Way to go. What an inspiration. Congratulations. You Rock.

Anonymous said...

You are an absolute, amazing inspiraton! Keep up the great work! I'm so proud of you!

Anonymous said...

Amazing, my dear. Love seeing the transformation, inside and out. Can't wait for the next step. Cruise goal?

Anonymous said...

You are and inspiration.

Kate Stice said...

Congrats!!! You are AWESOME!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Time to buy some form fitting clothes so you can show off your new figure!

Randall said...

Congrats Erica! Through a little jealousy, I started my own trek through WW hoping to make my own goal (140 pounds to lose). I have almost hit 10% and your success helps to give me the strength to continue! Thanks for ryour inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Two Words: "Simply Amazing!" Keep up the good work!