Friday, August 6

99 bottles of beer on the wall

You take one down, pass it around...

OK, I won't pass it around, since I don't want you guys to have it. If I were really talking about beer, I'd pass it around, but since I'm talking about POUNDS LEFT TO LOSE, I won't pass you any when I am done with them!

Seriously, I finally have less than 100 lbs to lose.

It's starting to sink in! Double digits, baby! For real, I honestly think this is the most exciting milestone yet. Maybe not most exciting, maybe most sinking in? Most that I want to celebrate? Whatever it is, it feels DAYYYUUUUMMMM (that's damn all drawled out) good to be here.

I can totally do 99 lbs. Like in my sleep. And with an arm tied behind my back. Surely I jest, I know it's not going to be easy, weight loss never is. But it is going to be done. By me!

I used to hate, hate, hate when I was a total newbie (since I'm still kind of a newbie), and I'd read a blog when someone would say, "If I can do it, anyone can." Blah blah blahcakes. Who did they think they were????

But seriously, that's how I feel now, and I want to scream it from a stage to an arena full of fatties who feel lost and depressed and sure they are never going to lose their excess weight. I want everyone who feels despondent over their weight loss attempts and failures to know they can do it.

I had 200+ lbs to lose. I was facing a journey much longer than 95% of bandsters. It sucked to be in that 5%, believe me. I'd look at others and think, "Well, hell, they only have {insert any number less than 200 here} to lose." And it wasn't really with jealousy; OK, it was with jealousy that they'd gotten smarter sooner than me. But it wasn't jealousy over their 'smaller' journey. It just made mine seem that much longer, bigger, harder, worse. The reality I've learned, though, is everyone's journey is longer, bigger, harder, worse in their own way. Because each person's journey is their own and comes complete with their own challenges. Whatever your challenges are, you can do this. You really can. You know why?

Because if I can do this, anyone can.

The light at the end of the weight loss tunnel isn't just visible, it's shining brightly. It's kinda like the light calling to CarolAnne, except this one is beckoning me with its promises of cute clothes, a svelte body, and health.

If you couldn't tell, it's a good day to be me.

(On a not-so-fun note, I PB'ed on water yesterday. I couldn't understand why. Granted, I gulped it, but I have gulped umpteen times. Then I PB'ed dinner (scrambled eggs, sigh). I hadn't PB'ed in close to a month. I was perplexed until I went to the bathroom, only to discover an uninvited guest had come to visit for a few days. This was my first real experience with TOM tightness aka TOMT. I put myself on a liquid diet today to get the swelling to go down, as that second PB was a humdinger and I was still feeling it when I went to bed last night. I was getting a tad concerned about slippage, but I think I just really irritated it. The upside of liquid? Weight loss!)


  1. DAMN... you had me at beer...
    YES, you CAN Do this.. you are kicking ass girl!!!

    Love the "CarolAnn" reference.. I laughed out loud here in my workstation.

  2. Look! At! YOU!!!! That's monumental! I am thrilled for you (and secretly super jealous, but that will pass!)

  3. Congrats! You are doing so well. And you're more than half way there!

  4. H ah ha ha! You said it! "If I can do it, anyone can!"

    Congrats on your success!


  5. Woot Woot, you can and will do it!

  6. Well said. I sometimes think I am a fake when people see I don't have a lot to lose. I see all of you guys dropping big weights and I am soooo proud of you all and just so happy that we have this thing that will work, called the band. (you notice I like the word "so"). It gives us such hope. And thanks for saying "if you can do it, so can the rest of us". You rock. I love following you.

  7. That's great are doing it mama.

  8. Amy, happy to send the clothes your way. Can you email your mailing address to me at Thanks.

  9. So pleased for you! I have almost 200 pounds to lose, so I can really appreciate your victory. YOU TOTALLY ROCK!

  10. 旁觀自己的悲傷是解脫,主觀自己的悲傷是更加悲傷................................................

  11. You little monkey turd...don't be passing me any beers - I'm on ATkins! LOL Seriously so happy for're the bomdiggity!

  12. Amy, I left a message for you on the BOOBS blog. Please shoot me an email when you can, I don't have your addy.