I'm almost there - on a plateau just now but I'm really in maintenance mode (blew out my knee so exercise has been nil for about 6 weeks now). I'm not sure when I am going to gear up for the last few pounds but I'm feeling pretty great these days
Start Date: January 4, 2010, 332 lbs.
100 pounds down: August 10, 2010
Onderland!: December 12, 2010
One Year later: 137 lbs lost
Half of me (166 lbs. lost & weight): June 5, 2011
Back in the Saddle! (gained 50 pounds since Winter 2011. Sadface) August 2013 : 194
Normal BMI (140 lbs):
High maintenance weight 132:
Low maintenance weight (GOAL) 127:
It's the 1 year anniversary of my weight loss efforts. I started just before Thanksgiving last year. I'm not at goal like I was hoping but I'm still so happy of how far I've come. I started around 300 lbs (refused to weigh myself or take pictures at that time -- I only knew my weight because of a visit to a clinic for an ear infection and nearly cried when I saw it written on the sheet, along with my bad blood pressure readings). The weight dropped very rapidly at first but now losing these last 20 lbs is quite a struggle! When I joined these forums I read a quote somewhere that said "Just remind yourself that a week, month, year from now you'll be so proud of yourself for sticking to this!" and it's absolutely true. I feel like a completely different person. I feel healthy, enjoy healthy food, enjoy exercise, sleep better, and look forward to a healthy, long life.
I haven't lost many pounds since my last photo but I have lost inches! Funny how our bodies work sometimes.
In this latest photo I'm wearing a silly shirt from 9th grade high school. I found it in storage and have been keeping to try on as a good benchmark shirt for the size I used to be. The shirt is a bit tighter than 10 years ago but I'll work on getting to be loose soon!
Also another fun NSV in this pic -- size 10 jeans! I wore 9/11 in juniors in high school so I'm happy to be wearing 10s again.
__________________ Mini Goals:
220 lbs - 80 lbs lost (MET: 3/31/11!)
199 lbs - Onederland and 100 lbs lost! (MET: 6/2/11!)
164 lbs - Healthy BMI (MET: 3/17/12!)
20% body fat
17% body fat / buff size 6 - GOAL MET! ♥
I haven't been on here in a while but I haven't given up on losing weight.
The past year has been on massive plateau as far as the scale is concerned, but yesterday I bought my first pair of size 12 jeans. So I took a photo of myself.
This is me, in 2008:
And this is me yesterday:
Mini goals: 211 lb - 25 pounds lost [13/08/2010] 186 lb - 50 pounds lost [04/03/2011] 161 lb - 75 pounds lost 136 lb - 100 pounds lost 125 lb - 111 pounds lost (Temporary goal)
I posted these down below, but Goddess Jessica reminded me about this sticky (thank you!)
Here are progress pics from 3/17/11-5/14/12 Each one is taken 4 weeks apart. In the very first picture I was wearing a 3x shirt and pants and in the most recent pic I am wearing a small shirt and pants. The past two months, the scale hasn't moved much, if at all, BUT...I thanks to working out and eating well I am continuing to change.
Re-start 12/14/10 at 256
There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going...the road to success is never an easy one. Stay strong and focused on your journey.
I've been waiting until I've lost 50 lbs to post progress pics. I'm finally getting the scale to move and so it won't be long!
One "before" with me looking down on one of the babies I delivered, so, of course producing an awful double-chin and an "after" about 35-40 lbs down with my youngest son. I'm down about three clothing sizes:
10% lost -- July 1, 2011, yay!
Under 240 -- July 10, 2011, yay!
50 lbs gone! July 18, 2012, yay!
Non-obese BMI 203
5k in under 30:00 October 6, 2012, yay! (29:50)
10k in under 60:00
Half-marathon in under 2:30