22 months ago, I was 360 pounds. 22 months ago, I set a goal for myself. I wanted to be 135 pounds. I started Richard Simmons' FoodMover program, and I took control of my lifestyle. The last 22 months were some of the hardest of my entire life, but they were also the best. Today, I reached my goal of 135 pounds! There's nothing to describe the joy (and disbelief) I feel right now! It almost like I am dreaming, but I am not. It may seem like this is the end of my journey, but it's not. It the first day of a new beginning as a thinner, healthier person! I hope by sharing this with everyone here, I can inspire you to keep reaching for your own goals. They don't even have to weight-related. My weight loss motivated me to go back to school, where I maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Accomplishing one thing can lead to another! Anyway, before I start crying here, let's make with the piccies. I sure you're all dying to see those. This is me at the beginning of my journey. I had lost a couple of pounds when this pic was taken. This is the closest pic I have to my starting weight of 360. I basically look the same here as I did at 360. This is me now at 135 pounds! It doesn't even look like the same person. In fact, people who have known me for years don't even recognize me when they see me on the street. My driver's license has my "fat picture" on it, and I get weird looks when I hand it to people for ID purposes. Some people think I am trying to pass off someone else's ID as my own! I am also posting the URLs to my old weight loss threads. They show pics of me in different stages of my weight loss. You can see my "evolution"! http://forum.purseblog.com/health-and-fitness/plus-sized-no-more-before-after-pic-update-110343.html-This thread has pics on pages 1, 13, 19, and 21. http://forum.purseblog.com/health-and-fitness/1-year-150-pounds-my-before-after-pics-64822.html-This thread has pics on page 1. I like to thank everyone who PMed me with kind words and questions. I'd also like to thank everyone who replied to my threads with your well wishes and encouragement. It all really meant a lot to me. Good luck on your own goals!