Unspeakable Joy

I Can Do This 2I have to admit that while the name of the blog is “Quitting Is Never An Option,” there are days when the battle seems like it’s just too much and I wonder if I can really muster the strength the keep pushing.  Those thoughts are fleeting and I don’t allow them to occupy more than a few seconds of my time but the truth is, the longer the battle seems to drag on, the more difficult it can be to find the motivation to keep fighting.  Of course, when those thoughts enter my mind, all I have to do is think about how far I’ve come since starting this journey, how much better my quality of life is today, and all of the wonderful things I have in my life now that were made possible by my weight loss and suddenly, I’m ready to keep fighting.

This past Friday was the perfect example of why it pays to keep working towards your goal, regardless of how long it takes to get there.  Though I was up 2.4 lbs. the previous Friday, I went into last week still fighting and still determined that I would reach my goal of falling under the 200 lb. mark.  I am thrilled to report that my efforts FINALLY paid off as I was down 7 lbs. last week and my current weight is now 196.4 lbs.!!!  Needless to say, I couldn’t be happier.  I know 196 lbs. might sound like a really high number to some people but coming from 370 lbs., hearing a number under 200 was music to my ears!

Weight 11.21.14

The great part about hitting this number less than one week before Thanksgiving is that it will make it much easier to behave myself at the dinner table on Thursday; especially knowing that weigh in will still be on Friday morning.  I want to encourage all of you to find the “thing” that will motivate you to remain successful on Thursday.  I cannot say it enough; “Don’t allow a single meal to derail your weight loss efforts.”

I hope that my story will serve as proof to all of you that there is always a reason to keep pushing towards your goal and that if you will remain determined, you WILL get there.  Now I’m on to the goal of reaching my “goal” weight.  Just like all of the other milestones, I will get there one pound at a time no matter how long it may take.

One Pound At A Time


  1. Ruth Chickini says:

    Awesome!!! I am so proud of you and getting under the 200 mark. I am striving for the same goal. I am 10 lbs away. Thank you for staying true to yourself. I know when you are getting close to the finish line, it gets difficult to get those last couple of lbs off. Keep up the momentum going! Miss seeing you each week, so it is great to read your posts. Happy Thanksgiving!!! Ruthie

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. My weigh in is also on Friday. I have had stellar weeks recently and am also using those two things as my motivation to succeed at the feast. IIA also planning to get up and head to the gym for a 10k walk that day.

    The struggle is real and we are surely victors, Kassie.

  3. I am so proud of you for getting under the 200 lb mark – I know you have been working toward it for a while and your dedication and persistence have been rewarded! Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Welcome to Onederland! (learned that from the Biggest Loser, they say that after they go under 200 lbs) I have lost motivation, weight is going up and I am struggling to get back on the wagon! LOVE this post!!!

  5. Yea ! Proud of you! Been there myself! It is thrilling!

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