Sunday, March 16, 2008

101 lbs gone!

Remember the beginning of Sixteen Candles when Sam is standing in front of the mirror the morning of her 16th birthday? She's scrutinizing her body and face for some kind of evident change. She wants to look and feel different than the day before.

I woke up this morning, and before I even got on the scale, I kind of knew today was the day. I felt different- stronger and leaner- than I have any day before now.

I always thought when I hit the 100-lb milestone, I would hop on the scale, see the number, hop off, and it would be just like any other day. I really didn't anticipate getting emotional or being super duper happy about it. It's just a number, and it doesn't make me any better of a person than I was yesterday.

But I did get emotional. I got on and off that scale probably 10 times, just to make sure the thing wasn't lying to me. I've had a grin on my face all morning, even when I started crying a little bit a few minutes ago. Back in May of last year, the thought of losing 100 lbs. seemed CRAZY. Now, not even one year later, it happened.

I'm so grateful to all of the people who have supported me during this huge change in my life, especially Angie, my parents, and my three group-mates at

Okay, I don't mean to sound like I'm at the podium, accepting my Oscar, and thanking my agent. I definitely feel like a winner, though.

Can I get a WOOT WOOT!!!!!!!!!!


mongolove said...


Jaime Bellmyer said...

Awesome, Morgan! Congratulations! Hopefully, I'll be making an "Oscar Speech" of my own next year!

I know what you mean about getting emotional. Thursday before last, I had the best run of my life, and near the end *I* was actually crying a little. Some days it just hits you more than others - something great has happened.

Happy 100 Pound day :)

Anonymous said...

WOOT!!!!! WOOT!!!!!
You go girl!!!!

G.G. said...

Congratulations! Way to go!

Laura N said...

Woot Woot! Congrats! That's awesome. Way to go.

(found you from PQ)

deanna said...

amazing accomplishment, very impressed - congratulations!

The Lady of Things Forgotten said...

I want to w00t at you but I also realize that I haven't read your blog in a while and w00ting *now* makes that suuuper obvious...


Congratulations (and sorry I'm a flake). I love your blog so much.

Matt Keeling said...

A much belated Woot Woot!