November 11, 2010

100 pounds lost!

Well, today is the day that I stepped on my scale to discover that I now weigh 100 pounds less than my highest weight! I haven't reached my goal, and I still have a poufy tummy, some back flab, wobbly upper arms, a saggy butt, and upper thigh skin that I can fold, but I have achieved every single one of the functional goals that I set for myself when I decided to have WLS.

I am off of all blood pressure medications.
I no longer have sleep apnea.
I no longer experience stress incontinence.
I have no more arthritis paiin.
I can shop in regular-size clothing stores.
My blood sugars are normal.
My cholesterol and triglycerides are low.
I enjoy physical activity.
I eat a healthy diet and enjoy occasional treats.
I can wear high heels without debilitating pain!
I can canoe, kayak and horseback ride.
No more seatbelt extenders on planes!
I look GOOD in a pair of jeans and a simple white shirt with a belt.
The bath towel fits ALL the way around with room to tuck in.
I can paint my own toenails without huffing and puffing.
I have collar bones, and hip bones, and cheek bones, and ribs!
I can ROCK a pencil skirt with fishnet stockings and heels.


I usually recognize my milestones with little gifts to myself, this time though, I have decided to donate $100.00 and 100 pounds of high quality protein food (Peanut Butter, Tuna, Beans, etc) to my local food bank. Would anyone like to join me in this campaign during the holiday season? All of us have lots to be thankful for  - I think it would be fantastic if, to the extent each of us is able, we celebrated this with a gift of nutritious food to our communities, particularly in this period of recession and hard times for so many people.

Who wants to donate food or funds equal to the number of pounds they have lost, or equal to their weight loss goal,  (or for the non-WLS folks who follow this blog, some other symbolic number)???

To make it fun, I will be taking a photo of myself next to the 100 pounds of food that I purchase to donate and will post this on here as well as on other forums in which I participate. I am actually curious about what 100 pounds of food will look like!

Anyone wanna join me? I would love to collate stats on how much we collectively donate - if anyone wants to send me their donation intent, I will compile the figures and post regular updates. (Of course, I wouldn't post anybody's name / personal info!)


  1. Firstly, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! :)
    Secondly, yes I love this idea and I will join you. I'm at almost -95 lbs so I should hit -100 before December, and I will donate $100 worth of food to my food bank when I hit it, and take a photo with the food like you are planning to do. I can't do the food AND the additional money right now, so I will do the food :) Great great idea.

  2. I saw your post on OH about this..I am only down 30 pounds so far but I was inspired your idea and today I raided my pantry and filled 3 bags of protein rich food! (I have SO much! And I am SO Blessed!)

    My hubby couldnt figure out why I was giving away half of what i just shopped for..I explained..because we can, so be GRATEFUL!!

    My donation will be going to homeless families of students that attend my daughters school.

    I am delighted I will be able to help others and fill some tummies other then just my tiny one!!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Yeah! Thanks for joining in! I think between here, my Dr Aceves group and OH, we are up to almost one ton of food, plus a lot of cash donations!

  4. Major congratulations to you!!!
    I think this is a brilliant idea. I am working on losing weight, and when I hit my goal, I'll donate that much to food bank! Lovely !

  5. I just love this idea, and I think when I have lost more I will definitely do something to 'give back'. You look fantastic and CONGRATULATIONS on losing -100 lbs...that is wonderful and so inspiring!