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A Fond Farewell

#1
I have such a mixture of emotions today. I've just had my final weigh-in before refeeding and can't help feeling a bit proud of myself for staying 100% for 226 days and reaching my target. I never thought this day would come but it has actually flown by so, for those of you with a lot to lose like me, just enjoy the journey and celebrate every pound lost and every drop in size. I've lost 8 stone in nearly 8 months which is just what they recommend and I feel fantastic!
I'm excited but terrified about eating again and I'm sure that all of you yoyo dieters out there can understand that. I feel sad to leave the 'safety' and certainty of LT but also this wonderful forum. No matter how supportive my friends and family have been, it's only really you guys that understand the highs and lows and those difficulties and feelings of failure associated with desperate dieting. We all know how it feels to succumb to temptation and how miserable it makes you feel afterwards; to try on clothes that look awful but 'feel comfy' and to hate yourself when you look in a mirror.
We have supported each other through thick and thin (pardon the pun!) and I will miss you all but I will be maintaining on The Harcombe Diet which is on another forum. The sun is shining now so I'm off to the beach for a swim - something I have dreamed of doing all year. I just wanted to wish you all the luck and strength in the world. You can do it! :D
 
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Shinypurple

No longer "Overweight" !
#2
Aw, bless - I'm welling up! :eek:

How wonderful, and totally heartfelt. I'm so, so pleased for you...

I hope you have a lot of joy rediscovering wonderful healthy food and knowing your body and your life will never be the same as of old.

Knock 'em dead on the beach!
Marianne x
 
#3
I got the goosebumps reading this! Well done you hun and good luck x
 

ElectricLilac

Like a Renegade Master
#4
I'm so so pleased for you, well done, your resolve and determination are an inspiration to us all. Good luck with Harcombe please stop by every now and again and let us know how you are getting on ! Most importantly however Congratulations !!!!:talk017:

it has been a pleasure x:wave_cry:
 
#5
Wow your storey makes me wanna do this even more!!! I have another 6 stone to lose to get to a healthy BMI and i keep thinking it will never happen, but your storey proves that it can be done!!!! Thanks for the insperation. P.S do you have any before and after pics???
 
#6
feel so pleased for you Jessie :) you are truly an inspiration, especially to those of us who have lots to loose, good luck with everything x
 

Trueleame

Determind dieter :D
#8
Congratulations Jessie well done and truely an inspiration to all doing this :D x x x
 
#9
Well done. It's great to get an insight into your thought's. You should be so proud of yourself. I've struggled with my weight my whole life and never felt I could succeed in losing the weight I need to until I've started this diet. It's fool proof. I can understand your worry about entrying 'normal life' again but if you lost 114 lbs by pure will power you can manage any diet. Today is the first day of a healthier happy life...enjoy it we'll all be joining you soon
 
#10
Thank you all so much for your lovely replies. Refeed is going well so far - my biggest problem was getting the fork in my mouth without clunking it against my teeth each time - really out of practice!! Stay strong all. x
 
#11
Congratulations, I am so so happy for you. Thank you for sharing your concerns about refeeding, this is a view that may of us share and will one day have to face. Take care of yourself. Elaine.
 
#13
congratulations, you are such an inspiration to us all. xx
 
#15
Jessie, you have done incredibly well.... I can understand your concerns about your refeed (loved the fork comment lol), but with your new confidence, I am certain you will continue to succeed with your healthy eating. Please keep us posted. I know the maintaining is harder than TFR in many ways, but we are willing you to do succeed at this too! xx
 
#16
Thank you, UK Lady. So far so good - I've been full all day and had to force myself to eat my evening meal cos I wasn't hungry. Hope this lasts!
 


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