Wednesday, March 5, 2008

She Shoots, She Scores!

A tribute to Canada's favourite passtime. Can we draw a parallel to scoring and reaching goal? What? Goal, you say!

HELLO! My name is Candace and I'm at GOAL!!!

Actually, the whole thing is rather surreal. I didn't expect to reach goal tonight and was rather surprised that the scale read 149.8

I need to thank everyone who has ever left a comment here or inspirational post or comment on other sites. I guess now we start into maintenance phase. Lose 1 pt for dropping another 10 and gain 4 pts for reaching goal. I'm not sure how this ties into my whole wanting to continue to lose weight, but I also know I have to get back to dance tomorrow.

I would like to let you all know that I had, in essence, already achieved my greatest reward last weekend. Several meetings ago we were asked to close our eyes and envision what we thought goal would look like. It could be a bathing suite, new outfit, whatever. All I could see was a night sky with the word 'ENERGY' across it in sparkly letters. Last weekend I mentioned about our walk in the Glen while visiting at my mothers. 36 lbs ago I would have settled into the bench near the start of the walking path and told the kids to play in the field. The walk was up and down hills and through the woods, down by the marsh and back up to the start. I not only had the energy to finish the walk, but also to carry approximately 50 lbs extra during the last stretch of hill. This is the ultimate gift for me, but I'd like to thank WW for the lovely silver star as well. I will carry it on my WW key chain proudly.


jodi said...


so happy for you! i bet it feels great! :o)

marie said...


Way to go!!!! :) :) :)

tallmama said...

Woot Woot! Way to GO! Congrats Candace, that is so amazing. I hope you treat your self ...massage? Pedicure? Trip to Vegas? From one loser to another it is NOT an easy journey and you need to be commended on reaching goal!! I can't wait to say those words my self.
Congrats again, can't wait to read about maintance!

Amanda said...

WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! That is just so AWESOME!!!!

I hope you reward yourself with something special--you deserve it!

Steph said...

Okay call me hormonal, emotional, sappy, whatever but your amazing success story made me cry!!! I am sooooooo happy for you and soooooo proud of your accomplishments! You deserve all of it and so much more - which you are going after!!


Randi said...

Good for you! The most important part isn't the number on the scale, that goal is nice. But the fact you are happy with where you are and how you've changed and that you've got the energy you wanted. THAT's a great goal to meet!

ashley said...

That is amazing! Congratulations!! Live it up!

Angie All The Way said...

Wow Candance, congratulations!!!!! That is sensational!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOT!

Kate said...

CONGRATS! You go girl!

Swizzlepop said...

WOOOOOHOOOOO, Congrats that is wonderful news!!!!!!!!!!!! I knew you could do it!

Creatingadiva said...

Oh I bet it feel so amazing to get to goal!! congratulations Candace! Thats amazing and inspirational that you did it :)
Oh, I used to post on "Journeys" before and had technical glitches that made me delete my whole blog. I'm glad that I re-found you because I used to follow along with your blog pretty well at one point :)I'm adding you to my blogroll!

Scale Junkie said...

I know I'm a day late to the party (hopefully all of the cake is gone by now) but I wanted to stop by and offer my CONGRATULATIONS and throw in a YOU ROCK!!! WOW you must feel on top of the world right about now! I'm so proud of you and so happy for you!

Year 2 - May 28/08-Current