Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Goal!!! OMG, OMG, GOAL!!!

Wow. After all this time thinking about what I'd say or how I feel getting to goal weight - well, I can't even express what I'm thinking. WHAT A TRIP, MAN! When I signed on for gastric sleeve surgery at 263 pounds...well, I *knew* I would get to my goal, but I also *knew* I would never get to my goal, if you know what I mean. It was just so far, far away. My spirit was completely broken when it came to weight loss - even at 263 pounds, I couldn't coax myself into losing 5-10 pounds. All I was doing was gaining, and caring less about how much I gained, and being SHOCKED less at how much I gained.

It was time to put a stop to it. I knew the road I was on only had one ending, and it was a bad one.

And now...WOW!! What an incredibly different path my life is on! I am healthy, happy, exercising, in love. The future is so bright, baby! 

I'll probably wax nostalgic over the next several posts as I really reflect on this achievement, but for today, I just want to revel. Here's a couple pictures to celebrate!

Goal, baby!

Home on medical leave after WLS


Goodbye to the 260s250s240s230s220s210s200s190s, 180s170s160s, 150s, 140s!!!!


  1. You look like a totally different person. Congrats.

    And, since I'm immature, I think it's fitting that you have 69 followers on the day you achieve your goal.

  2. Big congratulations! I also love your dress outfit. You look fantastic, and you are such an inspiration! I like hearing about people who make it to goal because it makes it seem more possible for me. :)

  3. You look beautiful. I would ask you to send me that dress bc everyone knows that it's bad luck to wear the dress you take your goal picture in...

    (I made that up)

    But I can't wear whatever miniature size you have on.
    COngrats friend!

  4. Congratulations!!!! You look incredible. What an amazing transformation.

  5. WOOOO FREAKING HOOOOO!!! Awesome. You deserve it. You have worked your tushy off. Congrats!

  6. YYYYEEEEAAAAHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you, and I love how radiant you look. WTG Julie, you rock!

  7. I am BEAMING for you! So happy! SO HAPPY! You did it! I'm proud of you! You look amazing! You're inspiring the crap out of me!


  8. Yea! Congratulations!

    It's so great that you're exercising more now. I think you'll see a big difference in your loose skin - I know I do!