Goal Photo Album - Made Goal!! 79 Pounds lost!!!

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12-07-2007, 09:02 AM
I am so happy today. I weighed myself this morning with clothes on and it read 135. Plus it's that TOM so maybe I'll lose another pound by Wednesday{next weigh in day}. I made my goal in less than a year. I started counting calories and walking in January of last year at 214 pounds. I did well on my plan most of the time but did have a few slip up's along the way, which is natural. If I plan on eating this way for life, I'm bound to want the occasional french fry. I never really had a plateau, which was great on the motivation factor. I did clean up my diet a great bit from what I was eating in the beginning. I started eating a lot of whole grains and switched to wheat bread which I couldn't stand before. My snacks are a lot better, no more 100 calorie packs. I eat all the time it seems like, my neighbor always says "I don't see how you lose weight, you are eating constantly". I've tried to explain to her what most chicks here already know that you have to eat frequently to support your metabolism, but she hasn't "caught" on yet. Thanks for all the support along the way. My personal goal was 130 when I started, but I may be able to be happy with 135. We'll see. Size wise I went from a 16 to a 4, on my way to a 2. My bra size went from a size 40D to a 32 very small B. My husband says my boobs look like deflated balloons. I really don't mind thought, I'm really pleased with my overall apperance. Now I can buy most of the cute tops I couldn't before when I had a larger chest. Good Luck to everyone out there on their journey.


12-07-2007, 09:13 AM
I'm honored to be the first chick to congratulate you! Congratulations! We are so proud of you! Thanks for reminding us that there is light at the end of tunnel, and all the way through it. ^-^ You're beautiful, and sound (if text can make sound) happy! Good luck on the next part of your journey! :hug:

12-07-2007, 09:17 AM
you look great!!! congratulations!!! what a transformation!!!

12-07-2007, 09:19 AM
WOW Lara!!! You look amazing!!! I looked at your before pictures and what an amazing transformation!!! I'm so happy for you!!! I know you're on cloud nine and I'm sure your family and friends are also very proud of you. Congrats on your way down to that size TWO!!!

12-07-2007, 09:25 AM
Oh I just joined today and you are a great motivation for me! My starting weight was 215 and my goal is 140! You have really helped me believe that this is doable! Thank you and congrats on all your success! You look amazing!

12-07-2007, 09:43 AM
Good job! We're all very proud of you... 79 pounds... and now you are at a thin size that lots of people would kill to be :) Needless to say, you look slim and beautiful!

12-07-2007, 09:45 AM
:carrot: Woo Hoo :carrot: That is awesome. Congratulations!

12-07-2007, 10:37 AM
Congratulations! That is really impressive.

12-07-2007, 10:55 AM
Congrats on the weight loss and meeting your goal. You look wonderful. ;)

12-07-2007, 11:47 AM
How wonderful you look! You worked hard and did it!

Your boys are adorable.

12-07-2007, 12:52 PM
Woot!!! :carrot::carrot::carrot: Congratulations!! Cute kidlets, too!

12-07-2007, 01:25 PM
Bravo!!! Amazing!!!! You look wonderful congratulations!!!

12-07-2007, 01:29 PM
What an amazing achievement!!! And you look absolutely wonderful :D

12-07-2007, 02:54 PM
Thanks for sharing your photographs. Congratulations on reaching your goal weight and looking fablous.

12-07-2007, 03:59 PM
What an achievement!! That is awesome, you look amazing and from your pictures its hard to imagine you were ever big.

12-07-2007, 04:59 PM
Thank you guys so much. I got all teary eyed reading all of your wonderful posts. This site really is wonderful, my mother has been less than encouraging this whole time. Everyone else in my family has been very supportive and all I can get out of her is, "you need to stop now, the bones in your face are starting to stick out!" I know it's an envy thing, but I just don't understand how a person wouldn't want the best for their child. She is like this in many other aspects of my life. I try to not let it get to me. This is how her mother was to her and she hasn't been able to break the cycle. Anyway now that I've found the motivation to lose the weight I'm going to go to college and get myself a nursing degree. I'm scared to death but if I can reach this goal surely I can survive going back to school. Thanks again everyone. :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

12-07-2007, 06:04 PM
Wow!! You look Awsome. WTG!!!

12-11-2007, 11:34 PM
Wow, you look beautiful!! I never would guess you had lost any weight at all if I saw you on the street -- that size is very natural on you. Congrats!

12-18-2007, 01:00 AM

03-19-2008, 08:16 AM
Wow!!! You look beautiful!!! Congratulations!

03-19-2008, 08:39 AM
GOOD JOB! CONGRATS! i am half way to my goal weight and feel great! i can only imagine how you feel right now!

03-19-2008, 09:12 AM
You look gorgeous!! Congrats to you!

06-18-2008, 06:03 PM
Well color me PROUD!!!:carrot:

SS Mama
07-02-2008, 02:50 AM
Congratulations! You look great! Heres to a healthy and happy life with your family =)

07-08-2008, 02:23 PM

07-14-2008, 11:29 PM
Wow, you have really transformed yourself! You look positively fabulous! And for someone who is 5' 7", you look just tiny! I would never guess the person in the before pictures was you; you look like a completely different person--younger, happier, more confident, and so much thinner! :cb: :broc:

You absolutely should be proud of what you've accomplished. You must have cleaned up your diet a LOT to lose 79 lbs, especially in less than a year; that takes a lot of hard work. Try not to let your mother's jealousy get you down; sometimes there's just nothing we can do about our parents. :hug:

07-14-2008, 11:52 PM
You look FABULOUS! I'm sorry your mom hasn't been supportive. In my experience, she will eventually catch her breath :)

07-15-2008, 12:15 AM

07-15-2008, 07:00 AM
Wow Lara, you look fabulous!!! Congratulations and I love the haircut!!!

07-15-2008, 10:30 AM
WOW! I would not recognize the after you if I knew the before you. You have completely transformed yourself.

07-15-2008, 11:16 AM
Congratulations on a great accomplishment!

07-15-2008, 06:50 PM

You must be extremely proud! You look FABULOUS! This is my first time on this post, and I am encouraged to begin a program also. I wanted to know how you did it? I am currently in school, working on my MS in Educational Administration, and I find I have little time for a real life. I am single and 42 yrs old, never married, and desire to be in a rewarding relationship. I have an 18 yr old son, who is going through the phase of smelling himself, and I decided that I want to be the most important person to me again. I gave up my whole life when I had him; and now I deserve to contribute to and gain something from life's many offerings.

How do I get started, and how do you stay committed? I hope I'm not being too personal?

Prncess J

08-09-2008, 03:59 PM
you looking amazing.

08-11-2008, 09:21 PM

09-15-2008, 04:37 PM
Wow!! You look great!!

10-18-2008, 07:46 PM
good job! congratulations!

12-23-2008, 08:26 PM
Wow!!! Thanks for sharing that! You came a long way and look TERRIFIC!!

05-30-2009, 05:42 AM
Congrats!! You look great!

06-22-2009, 12:36 AM
Congrats! You look fab :)

06-26-2009, 03:06 PM
You look great and I know you feel wonderfuL!

07-08-2009, 05:13 PM
So inspiring! I'm just starting my journey, but looking at all these pictures it so motivational!

07-09-2009, 10:33 PM
you look so cute! I know what you mean about the fun slinky tops. I can't wait until I can wear them again.