Thursday, April 21, 2011

Today's the Day!

This morning upon weighing, I discovered that I'd reached my true weight.  I stood before the mirror and sobbed.  I kept thinking, "I did it.  I really did it."  Now, I don't intend to stop here, but this is the biggest milestone.  To use the worse cliche for a diet blog ever, the rest of the weight I plan to lose will be icing on the cake.  ;)

I just hope that for those of you that are midway through or just beginning, and you feel like the journey is still so long and difficult; you can read this and realize that if you stick with it, you'll have a day like this too.  I've never been prouder, and this is coming from someone who has struggled with self-esteem issues her whole life.

"If you want it, you can have it...But you've got to learn to reach out there and grab it." - Weezer


  1. You're certainly a huge inspiration I started the DD a month ago and till now I'm pretty happy of what I've lost but the journey is gonna be very long for me since I have to lost at least 80 pounds more and see your pictures really inspired me. I'm really happy for you, congrats!!!

  2. Congrats Woman!! You look smashing!

  3. You ARE on the US Dukan website. Check it out:

    My mother is placing all of us on the Dukan. ALL of us being herself, me and my Dad. We'll see how it works out. I've got the most to let goes.

    CONGRATULATIONS to you. I'll look for you on Facebook.

  4. Congratulations!!! I bought the book and am currently reading it. I working on my shopping list, so I can start this diet after Easter dinner.

  5. Congratulations.. Can you post more picture please

  6. Oops I found where to comment to you.
    First I need to tell you how inspireing you are being to all of us out there starting dow that road that you've gotten so far, Bravo.
    Your first photo showed a pretty but chubby girl next one show the results of sticking with the program. You look marvelous!
    Where did you get those recipes you mentioned? I got my Dukan Diet from Amazon UK and have ordered the recipe book but no one seems to know when or where it'll be available.
    Thanks for the great role model you are to all of us who are just starting down our own roads to a healthier and probably happier life.
    Please let us know how you are doing now on your third phase.

  7. Thanks for the inspiration! I just purchased the DD book today...and reading this post on the same day I decided to commit to the program makes me feel great and very hopeful about this new adventure. You're before and after pics are amazing - I look forward to seeing more posts, recipes, and progress updates from you!

  8. Fantastic to read! Great inspiration. I am just beginning my journey as well, and I plan to blog about it as a mode of accountability.

    Thanks for the motivation!

  9. Do you use the online coaching on Do you find it useful, or do you use just the book?

  10. I just found you on the Dukan web page and came to your blog. You look so beautiful and I can imagine how proud you are! Congrats on reaching your goal! I just ordered the book (it was hard to find in Austin, TX so I should get it in a few days, but I'm gong to start tomorrow anyway :). I am a stay at home mom and mother to a beautiful 3 year old girl and I want to be the best mother and wife I can be and at 271 lbs that is not the best I can be. You have given me hope that the long journey to my true weight (158) is reachable and so worth it! Thank you for sharing your story! You are inspiring more people in so many more ways than you can ever know.

    Blessings to you!
    Hope S
    Austin, TX

  11. Hi Hope. Thank you for the beautiful message. As a mother of a 2 1/2 year old boy, I can attest to how much my weight loss has improved my ability to not merely care for my child but to enjoy the time I spend with him. I can keep up with him, carry him, and I have the energy required to entertain him now. Merely going grocery shopping with him when I was 300 lbs was such a painfully exhaustive task that I avoided it like the plague. I was truly handicapped by my weight, and now I see this. The possibilities for your future are endless Hope. It won't be an easy journey, but it will be worthwhile. When your resolve starts to wane, take a look at your little girl and remember why you have to be strong and why you have to take care of yourself to better take care of her. :)