Lost 101 lbs! Gained a job!

Some amazing things happened last night…yeah, yeah, yeah…I know what you’re thinking “Shut up already Suzi, we get it, you’re awesome!” Well, this is my blog and I can brag if I want to ;P OK but seriously, I feel like this gigantic, awesome package was just placed on my lap and it is filled with pure awesomeness!
We all already know about the amazing news I shared about how I was picked to be featured by Weight Watchers as one of their success stories! I’m still having trouble wrapping my head around this. I am so honored and I just can’t wait to find out more and take the trip to NYC.

Thank you to everyone for the congratulations!! It really means a lot to me. I can’t wait to share this journey with you guys.

Onto the awesomeness of last night….

First off, if you remember from my Lifetime weigh-in, I weighed in at 99.6 lbs. I have been determined to get those triple digits in my Weight Watcher book and make it official and get my final “weight” charm (it’s a washer people, I work for a Fastener company; you can’t fool me with that trickery!). I now have the complete set…

I have officially lost 101 pounds!!!!!!

Here is a shot of me today, 101 lbs lighter....

(One of our outside sales guys was making a joke about balls & crotches as they were taking this photo so that explains the weird face)

Here is where I started, at 252 lbs...

Sometimes when I look at that photo, I dont even feel like the same person.  I guess in some ways, I'm not.

Then something else amazing happened. I had a meeting set up with our Weight Watchers Territory Manager to speak about becoming a leader. I’ve mentioned on here before how I filled out the application, took the nerve racking questionnaire and then got the call last Friday to set up a time to meet. We met right at my Weight Watchers meeting which was terrific! It really made me feel comfortable and it was great for her to see me interacting with my fellow members. Anyways….

I got the job!! I will be a Weight Watchers leader!! I am *SO* excited about this. This really is a dream come true. I never thought myself “hey, I could be a leader” but after the past year I’ve been thinking about it some and with the encouragement of my awesome leader Cathleen and my amazing meeting members, I really started to see that this a job for me! It will be a part time job (but with everything else going on, who knows what doors will start opening for me), but being able to have this opportunity is just amazing and surreal.

And to quote my territory manager (hee hee, I can call her my territory manager. How cool!)...

"Welcome aboard Superstar!"

I look forward to helping to inspire & motivate people to change their lives for the better. I have to be honest, even though this sounds a bit egotistical; I think I will make an awesome leader! I am really looking forward to starting this journey.

Blog Change Note!

Since all of this amazing stuff has happened and I’ve opened up about my blog more to people in real life, I realized that saying the name of my blog and having to write out its long ass url that it was time to buy my own domain.

So, this site is now officially: www.suzistorm.com

I figured it was shorter and sweeter. I know that I don’t really blog 80 times a day, or even 80 times a month but I’ve been trying post more regular and I just figured it was a good idea. I hope nobody has any problems or issues getting to the site!!

So folks, that’s my great news! This past week (Friday to Friday) has been nothing but amazing. I can’t thank all of you enough for your support and for being here on this ride with me. I feel SO blessed in so many ways right now.

Have a great weekend everybody!! xoxo


  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is all so amazing, I sure hope I am able to follow in your shoes one day, It's so exciting to "know" someone who is going to be a Success Story! :-D Yaaaaaay you!

  2. What a wonderful story! Congrats! :]

  3. Congrats on the new job! And the final washer in your set. ;) You've literally worked your ass off to earn both of these recognitions/positions.

    You're so smart to go short and sweet on the URL. I just bought my own domain and only dropped the 'wordpress' out of it.

  4. Wow I'm so inspired by you :D Six months ago I was pretty much where you were when you started, so far I've lost 21 lbs. I'm losing it through running and am going through a bit of a fed up patch at the moment so people like you are really keeping me going. WW should be honoured to be able to feature you, not the other way round! Wow 101 lbs! Congratulations on your weight loss and new job, you're keeping me smiling :D
    FGR www.fatgirlrunning.co.uk

  5. I am so happy for you that I am ready to fly to New York and give you big hug. You are incredible and deserve all the wonderful things that are coming your way. Congrats!

  6. So. Freaking. Awesome. I can't wait to hear about all your adventures as a WW leader!!

    And CONGRATS for dropping over 100 pounds!!!! Rockstar!

  7. Awesome news all around!!

    Girl, you look SO THIN. I don't know if it's the camera distance or your clothes, but the different between your 92.6 lb loss pic and the 101 lb pic is incredible.

  8. Congrats, girlfriend! I am so happy for you and proud of you!

    I wish I could move out there so you could be my leader! LOL. xoxox

  9. Congrats, Suzi! You are such an inspiration! Any chance you could come over to Scotland and be my leader too?! Your before and after pictures are phenomenal! They totally blow my mind! AWESOME!!!! =)

  10. Spectacular news! Superstar for sure ;)

  11. Congrats on becoming a ww leader!!!! You are an amazing inspiration!!! You look fantastic! I LOOOVE your boots!

  12. Awesome, Suzi!! Just so awesome!!! You rock!! But you knew that. I am so happy for you and proud of you. You're an inspiration to us all!! Congrats again, ROCKSTAR!!

  13. HOLLY CRAP!!! I missed the loss announcement!! you are a true inspiration! Congratulations!

  14. Cause I'm losing weight (Yay for me) I've been reading lots of weight related blogs. Very few are inspirational, you know just kinda make you want to go forward.
    You are so one of them blogs it's almost redundant saying it
    ADORE the blog, and you look really amazing


  15. COngrats. you look like a COMPLETELY different person and so much healthier! you go girl:)

  16. I am so happy for you! You have worked hard for this and you deserve all the awesomeness that has come your way. I can't wait for you to come to NYC so we can celebrate!

  17. SUCH great news! I am SO inspired by you! I have just *secretly* made my goal to be hired by WW as a receptionist. I am still working on toward getting to goal. Thank you for sharing your journey!

  18. Wow, great job girl! You look COMPLETELY different. And, you look like you've avoided a lot of the "extra skin issues" associated with losing weight.

    I love looking at this site for inspiration and motivation for my own WLJ.

    You ARE a superstar!!

  19. Congratulations you look awesome! What an inspiration.

  20. Holy Smokes girl----You ROCK!!! That is awesome, it's all awesome! Congratulations

    You look amazing! I know you feel amazing and congrats on getting the full set :)
    We began our journeys at the same number you are keeping me inspired.
    Congrats on the job its a dream of mine to become a ww leader.
    It is super exciting that you are going to be featured!!! I cant wait to read about you in the ww magazine!!!!
    Congrats! And hey it is your blog so please brag away hehehe

  22. Seriously girl...so amazing!! <3 You are SUCH an inspiration & I LOVE YOU!!!

  23. I am just starting WW and you are so inspiring to me!! What an accomplishment, 101 lbs!! Wow, wow, wow!!!!

  24. ah HELL YEAH!!! great news Suz! am over the moon for you!!

  25. Congrats on everything. How amazing you must be feeling. I have just come across your blog and what an inspiration. Hopefully I can achieve a better weight loss.

  26. CONGRATULATIONS! That is fantastic! I'm so happy for you. You look amazing and I know you will inspire so many more people in your new position. Great job!


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