Well, this morning when I weighed in, I broke through the 270's and logged a 269.5. I wonder why it is that the last pound that breaks through each 10 pound barrier is so much sweeter that the other 9 pounds before it. I guess for me, with every 10 pounds lost, I always say to myself, "I'm never going back to the 270's," or "I'm never going back to the 280's." I can remember pretty vividly not too long ago saying, "I'm never going back to the 300's." I KNOW that's the truth.
This journey so far has been a lot like a roller coaster. If you count when I first set out on this journey back in 2006, then I've lost 100 pounds. Yes, I started back in 2006 at 370 pounds. Truth be known, I probably was heavier than that at times but 370 is my highest recorded water mark. The roller coaster part was going from 370 to 295 then back up to 355 back in 2008. Since turning it BACK around back in November of 2008, I've lost 85 pounds in what...14 months? Yep, that's right. And I'm NOT going back.
So, I'm going to go ahead and say I hit the 100 pound mark even though I got there the long way. But my real, recent loss is 85 pounds. Looking for the 255 mark where I can claim 100 for real. Should be there by my birthday. That'll be a great present.