Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday Motivation from My Dad

Old Lee
Old Lee
Have you ever thought to yourself, "There is no way I am ever going to lose weight" or "I can't start an exercise program", "I'm too old", or too heavy, or too whatever.  Well, my Dad would like to remind you all that ANYTHING is possible if you want it bad enough.

This was the email I received this morning:  

"YES!  220 lbs, down from 222 last week!  After about 1 1/2 years of losing weight, I have achieved my home goal weight of 220 pounds.  That's 139 pounds from my highest of 359 pounds.

OK, I have to say it...I am disappointed though because I was sure it was going to be 218, which means my weight at the club will probably be 226 compensating for my clothes, thereby missing my goal of 225 with Nick today.  (I know, I know, my goal was 225 for the end of June, so why should I complain?)  But it's not entirely unexpected considering my last losses were large ones...3 & 7 pounds each.   (Dad made his goal at the gym this morning too - 224!)

New Lee!
I am excited though and proud of every once of effort I put into this, and I'm not done yet.  Even though I will have no more sessions with Nick, I will continue working out just as hard, and my Monday weigh-ins will still happen.  I tried on a pair of size 38 jeans last week, and though I could get them on, pity the person standing in the way if the button popped off!
New Lee!

Thank you all for your love, support, and encouragement and knowing that you care so much, it inspires me and I hope I keep inspiring others as well."

Well, Dad, I am so very, very proud of you and I know you will keep this up.  Congratulations on getting to your goal weight - a full 3 months early!

8 comments:

  1. I'm so thrilled for your Dad, Bari!!! So thrilled.

    CONGRATULATIONS, Lee!!!!!

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  2. Wow! Congratulations to your dad!! What an accomplishment!

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  3. What a wonderful accomplishment for your dad! So happy for him! I can just hear the joy in this post from you!

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  4. Woohoo!! Go, Lee!

    Your dad is amazing, Bari!

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  5. I couldn't be happier for your dad, Bari. I hope to be him one day and say that I am at my goal weight. Congratulations Lee! You are a true inspiration to us all.

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  6. Congrats to your Dad, he looks awesome! What an inspiration to everyone on their own journey.

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  7. Just sent this to my Dad =)
    Thanks for sharing!

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