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Old 08-10-2012, 12:05 PM   #1
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Smile I can finally say I've lost over 150 lbs!



I started this journey on 8/13/2008 - almost exactly 4 years ago. To the best of my recollection (can't find my journals since I moved) I lost 20 lbs the first 2 weeks, 60 lbs the first 3 months, and 99 lbs by the 6 month mark. Then the weight loss slowed dramatically on its own throughout late 2009, and by early 2010 I hit my lowest point since college - around 225, size 16.

I maintained that for a couple months, then began yoyoing between 225-275 (size 16 - 20) until mid 2011. I wish I had been able to continue losing but I take great pride in the fact that I never got back above the 275 lb mark - which I guess is a form of maintaining.

In summer 2011 I crash dieted from 275 back down to around 225 - size 20 back down to 16 - and I've stayed around 225 for a year now.

Finally a couple weeks ago something clicked and I started losing again. I guess I finally put ALL the different pieces together that have each worked a little bit, separately, and now everything's grooving along. About 2 weeks ago I was hovering around 225 and this morning I stepped on the scale to find it at 218. Definitely a red-letter day!!

I also finally took measurements, and surprisingly I seem to have gone from an hourglass to a pear! My bust and hip measurements have always been within an inch or two of one another with my waist 6-10 inches below that. Well, today, I'm 41 1/2 36 45 1/2. How'd that happen?? Where are my boobs going (and why doesn't my tummy want to go there too??? LOL)

Anyway, I know I haven't been posting a lot lately but I have been following a lot of threads as a lurker - and I wanted to share my joy.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:08 PM   #2
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Congrats! What a huge success (pun intended!)!
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:16 PM   #3
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Awesome!! I want to see some pics
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:19 PM   #4
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Congratulations ! that is a fantatsic loss.
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:19 PM   #5
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Awesome, and glad to see you posting again. I was wondering about you every so often, you'd posted in one of my early threads and have always been a huge inspiration to me.
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:34 PM   #6
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we r neighbors (va) congrats so very inspiring! i luv reading the success stories on here n the never give up attitudes r awesome!
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:00 PM   #7
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FANTASTIC!!! PROUD< PROUD PROUD of YOU!What you have done is my goal and the fact that you kept coming back and achieved it with all your ups and downs is very inspirational to me.
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:13 PM   #8
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!


That is just awesome. I am a firm believer that this journey is often a very windy road and that many of us will not run straight to our goals, but we will get there eventually!!!
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:12 PM   #9
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on this amazing milestone. I agree with SANDI, it is about sticking with it no matter what: up & down & all around towards our goals ...
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:16 PM   #10
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Awesome and I'm so impressed with your discipline - 4 years!
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Wow what a massive loss, you literally lost an entire person. Such an achievement, well done for all of the hard work over the years. Very inspiring!
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:17 PM   #12
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Major Major Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!
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Congrats! That's so amazing!
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WOOHOOOOO.....Celebrating with you
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:42 AM   #15
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Wow!!!! That's incredible! you are an inspiration!
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