Day 14---Important news...I'm not in Kansas anymore

For the last three days, I have been getting on the scale...and every day
It said something like...
I didn't trust it the first day, so I waited...
I hopped on the second day, It said 198
I hopped on Today....Just after the wicked witch of the west dropped Tom off for his monthly visit...surely I thought....surely I would be back up over two hundred. Today with Tom weighing me down.
I hopped on today...
I didn't cry...I didn't scream..
but glenda did descend and tell me that I could have gone to wonederland whenever I had wanted....
not really, but metaphorically.
I feel happy. I feel different. A number shouldn't mean this much, but it does.
I also remember what I used to tell myself at over 260 lbs.
I used to say, oh if only I could go back to the 190's, I wouldn't take it for granted.
I would bust my hump and lose the weight.
Now I am here.
My first thought, and this is being honest...
was GOOD, IT'S ON....
I have what I wanted. I am in the 190's.
I am 68 lbs from goal.
I have lost 64 lbs.
From here on out it's asses and elbows.
No rest for the weary cause I ain't weary and I don't need a rest.
I don't feel satisfied, I feel energized.
I'm going to bury this weight.
I am going to put this in the dust bin of history.
I can't believe I am here already....
It was 6 months on November 18th...
I don't know what I expected when I started. But the idea that all it takes was eating 1500 calories and exercising an hour a day...
That thought never crossed my mind.
I thought I had set up a process which would take me at least two or three years to finish.
In six months I am halfway there.
I did not starve.
I say no alot more than I did. I count calories, I weigh my portions.
I exercise.
I eat a little differently, mostly swapping out lower fat and calorie choices for the higher fat ones.
Once a month, for a meal....I eat exactly what I want, no calorie counting and no limits.
It's really worked for me.
I think that is the key, finding what works for you.
Finding foods you can eat daily.
Exercise you can do daily.
A life that is livable daily.
That is what (w)onederland is....
A place you create.
Come create your own place...
Glenda is waiting.


Learning to be Less said...

Welcome to Onederland!!! Oh, there are no emergency exits so get used to it sister. This post is awesome! You and I are so much alike.

"I don't know what I expected when I started. But the idea that all it takes was eating 1500 calories and exercising an hour a day...
That thought never crossed my mind."

I thought my body would max out at some point. Surely I couldn't get any fatter....then I would. What a dumbass I was.

We are changing things now. Do you really need to lose 68 more pounds? You would be in the 130s? Those are tiny numbers.

I love your attitude. I am right there with you. Let's rock this weight loss thing. Nothing can stand in our way.

By the way, you are my favorite commentor on my blog. HILARIOUS!! Thanks for always making me smile (and laugh out loud).

Jack Sh*t, Gettin Fit said...

It's time to party like you're 199 (well, 198 in your case).

That is OUTSTANDING! It's important to keep that "not take it for granted" mindset because I've found that it's way too easy to fall back into old ways.

You've accomplished so much, and while there's work still to be done, there's nothing wrong with stopping and celebrating the monster achievement you've reached.

Here's to a job well done!

Beth said...

I get shivers reading your post! Congratulations! I am so EXCITED for you!

Christine said...

I am a member of the lolly pop guild...5 ft 3 inches of mean. 130 is about right for me lol.

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Unknown said...

OOHH!!!! Im SO excited for you!!! Thanks for tellin me to come over, I was super swamped today!! I can not tell you how happy I am for you!! I love love love love when someone ( that would be YOU! lol) works hard and makes this weight loss journey work! :) You are WORKING it girl!!! Congrats, be proud of yourself and how far you have come! :)

Unknown said...

OH PS I can not take credit for that crepe, we ate lunch out today! lol :)

The neverending journey said...

congrats! What a great attitude to have. Look out 130s here you come!

Hallie said...

Fantastic. I'm looking forward to onederland now, so your post is nice and inspiring. I want to have that same experience one day. Congratulations!

Retta said...

I could FEEL your excitement and energy when reading your post. How wonderful for you!

Mary :: A Merry Life said...

omg, you are in onderland.

I want to come hug you.

And cheer you on.

And throw you a party.

Congrats on having your hard work show off. :)

Joania said...


Welcome to Onderland Sweetie!!! I am so thrilled and proud of you!! Way to go!! Keep it up!!


Anonymous said...

wow! congrats! What's it like in Onederland?

deisegal said...

That's brilliant but oh so well deserved!!! Onwards and DOWNWARDS now!

Anonymous said...

OMG. Congratulations. That is Onederful. I am really really happy for you and proud of you.

South Beach Steve said...

Chris, I am so excited for you, with your feet firmly planted in Onederland. It appears you are doing better than some of us. My first visit to Onederland was just that, a short visit. It didn't take long after returning to Twoterville to realize I like the environment of Onederland better.

I am really, really happy for you - what a victory!

Melissa said...

Congrats!! LOVE the Wizard of Oz theme. :)
You are doing fantastic!!

Unknown said...

Oh how exciting! Congrats - I knew you could do it and quick too!

Sevenbeads said...

I love how you waited 3 days to make sure it was really true! Congratulations!

Amber said...


Brightcetera said...

I couldn't not comment ... this is FANTASTICFABULOUSWONDEROUSAWESOME!!!

Job well done, Chris! Bloody well earned too.

lol @ asses & elbows.

Leslie said...

Well done! A huge accomplishment. Looking forward to the progress pics!

Anonymous said...

Woohoooooo! Congratulations on leaving the Twoterville Express and buying a lifetime ticket to Onederland.


paulawannacracker said...

I just watched Wizard of Oz last night... love the music. You inspire me to do better. Really, you do.

I think you make an excellent point. Eating, exercising and living a way that you can do daily. That is the key.

I hope I get to see glenda instead of that damn wicked witch of the north.

Hanlie said...

I am so happy for you! What an awesome milepost!

You rock!

Foodie Girl said...

Hooray! Great Job! Unfortunately for me, I still in Kansas.... literally!

bbubblyb said...

Big big congrats!!! I'm so excited for you.

Christine Jeske said...

Welcome to wonderland :D

Sorry I haven't been over here to see all these milestones!! Congrats!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving. ♥