Shannon Stacey

Starts with a one!

I’ll forever be referring to the last five or six days as Hell Week, only without the hot SEAL guys. It simply sucked. But this morning, this is what I saw on the scale:

Yes, for the first time in at least a decade, my weight starts with a one! Barely, at 199.8, but I’ll take it. Even though I only moved one stone from the “To Lose” jar to the “Lost” jar, it’s a pretty profound milestone for me. Over the years I’ve managed to lose a little weight here and there, always putting it back on, but I never broke under 200 pounds. Now I have.

And I am not going back.

I also took a screenshot of my YAY! stars from my WW update. I had been doing goals in increments because the little girl in me likes getting star stickers and the goal I’d been working toward was 199.8.

Now I’ve put in the 170 that’s my end goal. WW says 120-150 and I’d love to see 150. Hell, I’d hit the produce department in the grocery store and shake my ass like Carmen Miranda if I hit 150, but I believe I can realistically reach 170 and maintain it, so that’s my goal.

To reward myself today, I’m going to buy new jeans. Last night, when I hiked up my jeans as I have to do now when I stand up, my husband noticed and pointed out they’re also really baggy (to the point of saggy) in the butt. I like my jeans a little on the loose side, but now they’re just flat-out too big for me.

So I’ll be leaving the house in size 20 jeans that fit me in January, were super-comfy in February, started getting a little baggy in March and are now just sloppy-big. I wonder what size I’ll come home in…

17 comments to “Starts with a one!”

  1. Rita Oberlies
      · April 6th, 2012 at 9:48 am · Link

    You should be hooting and hollering! That’s an awesome accomplishment. Have fun picking out new jeans. I hate saggy butt syndrome :-)

  2. Jaci Burton
      · April 6th, 2012 at 9:52 am · Link

    I am so super proud of you! It’s hard to lose weight and you’ve been working steadily at it. Enjoy shopping for new jeans. You’ve earned it! :-D

  3. Katie D.
      · April 6th, 2012 at 9:56 am · Link

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m going to bet on 16 :D

  4. Shannon
      · April 6th, 2012 at 10:01 am · Link

    Thank you! *snoopy dancing*

    I’m going to take 18s and 16s into the dressing room. I’m thinking 16, though ATV season’s coming and I like a lot of give in my jeans for riding. But, considering I can pull the fabric of these 20s out far enough from my butt to see the entire back pocket over my shoulder without a mirror, I’m going to bet on 16, too. :lol:

  5. library addict
      · April 6th, 2012 at 11:27 am · Link

    Yay! Congrats.

  6. Erin
      · April 6th, 2012 at 1:14 pm · Link

    I think the guesstimate is that every 10 lbs is about one size…go for the 16:)

  7. Lorelie
      · April 6th, 2012 at 2:08 pm · Link

    Yay yay yay yay!! That’s so awesome!

    I had a good week too, lost 1.8. :)

  8. Bev Stephans
      · April 6th, 2012 at 2:36 pm · Link

    Congratulations!!!! I knew you could do it!!!!

  9. Liza
      · April 6th, 2012 at 3:06 pm · Link

    Way to go Shannon! So excited and proud of you!!! I’m down 12 pounds now,and hope to be down a size soon.

  10. azteclady
      · April 6th, 2012 at 3:38 pm · Link

    I’m so very happy for you, you have worked hard for it. Find some jeans that make you feel fabulous–and work to make them feel baggy asap.


  11. Shannon
      · April 6th, 2012 at 3:55 pm · Link

    So I got the size 16. Yay! They’re just a hair more snug in the waist than I like, but they’ll break in. Plus, there wasn’t much sense in buying 18s.

    By the end of summer, I intend to be able to walk into those “hip” stores at the outlet mall and buy something. Not that I want to, but I’ll be able to.

    And yay, Lorelie and Liza! That’s awesome!

  12. Tracy S
      · April 6th, 2012 at 4:56 pm · Link


    I went up a lb :o( grrrrrrr I’m still down a total of 7, but it’s frustrating. I’ve hit a plateau already?! I need to kick something up a notch.

    But YAY for you!! that is so awesome.

  13. Tracy S
      · April 6th, 2012 at 4:57 pm · Link

    okay that laughing face was supposed to be a :( Not sure what I did LOL

  14. Aja
      · April 7th, 2012 at 10:40 pm · Link

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s awesome – I know how hard the whole weight thing can be, and I’m wicked proud of you. Keep it up! :D

  15. Lori
      · April 8th, 2012 at 1:28 am · Link

    That is so awesome!! Congrats!

  16. Shannon
      · April 9th, 2012 at 8:50 am · Link

    Tracy, keep it up! I’ve had more than one week where I’ve gone back up and it’s important to focus on the 7 you’re down, which is awesome!

    We went traveling this weekend and saw people who haven’t seen me since October. Having somebody who hasn’t seen you in a while remark on your weight loss is inspiring!

    And thanks! :)

  17. Moran
      · April 9th, 2012 at 10:36 am · Link

    I hope you’ll reach your goal soon :)

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