Today Is The Day

…and what a day it is, folks!  I hit that 100-pound mark this morning…actually just a touch beyond!

214.8

That puts me at a total of 100.2 pounds lost in *exactly* nine and a half months…to the day.  Absolutely INSANE in every way.  I would never have imagined coming this far so quickly!

I, of course, have worked *very* hard to get here…I have overhauled my relationship with food (big game changer).  I have reorganized my life to include activity every single day.  I have surrounded myself with people who are a positive influence and who push/inspire me to be better.  I have owned things that I never would have before (such as being addicted to food, being an emotional eater, etc.).  I have remained honest (not only with all of you, but with myself).  I have consistently worked on (and continue to do so) my mental status and have strived to put the kibosh on self sabotage/harrassment.

As much determination as I brought to the table from the very beginning, I do have to give credit to those who have been instrumental to my journey.  Denise, of course, being number one.  Without her I know I would have become frustrated (especially with all the injuries and such) and quit months ago.  I would not have been able to dig deep enough within myself to find passion for fitness and even a little self love.  She is an absolutely amazing woman (both as a trainer and just as herself) and I am truly thankful to have her in my life.

Other people who have encouraged and assisted me include Dorsey, Aaron, Ketrell, Chris, my daughters, Branden, Bill, friends, family, other members at Fitworks, all of you who read and comment with kind words, and even random people who just said the right thing at the right time.  Collectively you all have made this journey much more interesting, exciting, and achievable.

This is certainly not the end, though.  I still have 29.8 more pounds to lose (at least).  So, my next incremental goal is to make it under 200 pounds…that, my friends, is going to be one seriously exciting day!!!  I have not seen anything on the scale beginning with a one in a minimum of 13 years!!!  That will be an incredible milestone…and certainly cause for celebration!

GOAL TRACKER:
5 weeks; 3 days
15 pounds

-Erica

20 responses to “Today Is The Day

  1. Awesome and keep up the great work!!!

  2. Congrats, Erica! Great work!

  3. Huge accomplishment! Congratulations on an amazing milestone. I have no doubt that you can reach the next one … and the one after that, too. Keep it up. You are an inspiration!

  4. Yahoo!!! Congratulations on your achievement 🙂

  5. That is so AWSOME!!! Congrats. You are an inspiration. IT CAN BE DONE!! Congrats again.

  6. Congratulations! It’s nice to hit the milestones isn’t it?

    • J, it is really incredible (and a bit surreal, if I’m being honest)…although I can honestly say I think I’ll be even more stoked to be under 200 pounds. That one is really going to get me pumped UP!!! 😉

      -Erica

  7. You rock! Kudos to you on all your hard work.

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  9. Congratulations!!!! I am SO happy for you! 🙂

  10. Erica! I am so excited for you! WTG! You had done amazing! You have blown right past me as I bounced up my scales lately. Thanks for keeping on working HARD and keeping us all pushing. 😀

    • Thanks, Shonnie! You have been a well of inspiration for me throughout my journey. I love your honesty and your positive outlook (especially all the motivational quotes, pictures, links, etc.) on even the most difficult of days. You inspire me to push harder and achieve my goals…thanks!

      -Erica

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