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05-02-2008, 04:47 AM
hi all!

My mother and I began our weight loss journeys a little over a year ago. She actually began her journey in September of '06, and I was inspired by her amazing success. Therefore, I began changing my life in March of 2007 as well.

It has been amazing to have my mom along on this journey with me; we were able to support each other all the way through!

As of today, we have both lost a little over half our body weights. My mom had a starting weight of 284 lbs, and she is now down to 135 lbs. I began at approximately 260 lbs, and I am now at 125.

Here are some "before" pictures of us:

My mom and niece (this was the month she began):

Me and my niece:

My mother was already a few months into her journey in this picture:

An "in-between" picture for both of us (I was about 195 lbs here, and my mom was about 185):

Another "in-between":

Here I am at about 140 lbs:


And here are some official "after" pictures:




Thanks everyone!

05-02-2008, 04:52 AM
Holy Crap! Wow! Way to go!

05-02-2008, 04:54 AM
Also, if i may ask, where are you at in alabama? I too am there!

05-02-2008, 04:58 AM
WOW! You two are great great great inspiration! You both look sooo wonderful and beautiful! =)

05-02-2008, 06:24 AM
You Two Look Amazzzzzing How ????

You Are So Blessed To Have Each Other

05-02-2008, 07:32 AM
UNBELIEVABLE!!!! The two of you are so cute having done this together & GORGEOUS too.

I started my journey exactly when your mom did and I too have lose 1/2 my weight. I can't imagine what it would have been like to share it with someone. I'm so glad that you have each other. What an amazing supoort system you must be for one another.

You both look amazing and have totally and completely transformed your lives, I know it for sure. You look to be enjoying it, as well you should!!

You and mom both need to head over to our Maintainers Forum. What a wonderful addition you guys would be. I know you would benefit from it as well.


05-02-2008, 07:50 AM
Speechless, you made me speechless (and ask my husband, that's almost impossible :D!!)

I am in awe and inspired by you two -- you are amazing inspirations and I'm so impressed -- what a great job!!

05-02-2008, 08:44 AM
Wowza!! I had to keep scrolling up the page to compare the pictures! I kept thinking, "No way, that can't be the same people!!". :) I had to keep seeing the faces to realize that it was the same people. Congratulations to you both. That is so fantastic that you had someone to go through the journey with you.

You are one gorgeous young lady. I admire that you did something about your weight so young. It's never easy, but I know I couldn't do it at your age. :hug:

05-02-2008, 09:08 AM
:cheer2: Now what can you say to that but WOW!! You both look amazing, beautiful, and whole heartedly inspiring.

05-02-2008, 09:18 AM
Wow, wow, wow - you are both so beautiful!
Thanks for sharing!

05-02-2008, 10:18 AM
OMG How awesome is that!1 You both look like different people.. I cant wait until I can post pictures like that !!

05-02-2008, 10:22 AM
Please tell us How you did it!

05-02-2008, 10:45 AM
Fantastic !! Congratulations to you both !!!!!!

05-02-2008, 10:48 AM
I'm absolutely blown away. Thank you so much for posting your story... I needed this today.


05-02-2008, 10:54 AM
This is the MOST inspirational post I have ever seen! THanks so much for posting it!

05-02-2008, 12:16 PM
What an amazing difference! You both look so wonderful. Congratulations on your success! Thank you for sharing this because it is such an inspiration!

05-02-2008, 12:53 PM
aw you look so young and beautiful ( you probably are young but losing the weight makes you glow with youth!)

Good job on you both. definitely helps me stay on track

05-02-2008, 12:58 PM
I wish you could see me - my jaw dropped and is unable to return to its original position! What an incredible achievement, both you & mom. Huge congratulations and hugs to you and mom. You both look amazing!:dizzy:

05-02-2008, 01:04 PM
WoW You both look amazing! What an incredible difference!!

05-02-2008, 01:45 PM
WOW! You both look amazing! And that's really special that you did it together. Congratulations! How did you do it? Did you both follow the same plan?

05-02-2008, 04:39 PM
Wow - you both look great! What a difference - congratulations and thank you for sharing!

05-02-2008, 04:41 PM
I admire that you did something about your weight so young. It's never easy, but I know I couldn't do it at your age. :hug:

I've already posted on this thread, but I just want to second what Tammy said here. I was thinking the same thing. It is really, really something that you were able "to get it together" while so young. It IS an astounding feat at your age. ASTOUNDING!!! I too could not have done it til I was substantially older.

I am so happy for you that you will spend majority of your life being fit and healthy. :hug:

05-02-2008, 05:15 PM
Really inspiring, you and your mother look AMAZING! Way to go!

05-02-2008, 05:45 PM
WOW...you both look FANTASTIC!!! You are my motivation for the month!! I started a little more than you and am an inch shorter! I can't wait to be where you are. How amazing it must feel! :cloud9:


05-02-2008, 06:07 PM
Wow, my jaw dropped and I can't get it back up. Unbelievable. You both look amazing. You make me believe that it is possible!

05-02-2008, 07:40 PM
Oh my goodness! You girls are HOT!
It ALMOST makes believe that I can do this too.

05-02-2008, 09:39 PM
Fabulous!! Thanks so much for sharing your pictures. Congrats to you and your mom! Looks like you all have a great family. :)

05-02-2008, 10:08 PM
Wow wow wow! You are so beautiful! Your mom looks gorgeous too!

I have been away from this site for a while and have not been paying too much attention to diet and exercise. I was feeling a little burnt out on weight loss, I guess. I am soooo glad I came back tonight and saw your pictures. As corny as it sounds, your weight loss (and pics) make me feel like I can do it too. Sooo...I am going to give it another shot. I want to look as good as you! ;)

Thanks so much! :)

05-02-2008, 11:22 PM
That is so, so awesome that you did it together. You both look absolutely stunning!

05-03-2008, 12:56 AM
my mother and i are also on a weight-loss journey together. you and your mom are truly an inspiration for us! Thank you so much!

Mrs Snark
05-03-2008, 11:24 AM

Just.... WOW!

You both look INCREDIBLE!


05-03-2008, 11:59 AM

05-03-2008, 12:35 PM
You and your mom look like smokin' hotness! Congratulations to you both!

05-03-2008, 01:22 PM
Wow, you both look fantastic. That must have been a lot of hard work. What an inspiration.

05-03-2008, 02:46 PM
I had to call my husband over to have a look. You two certainly pulled the thin women out. You look gorgeous.

05-03-2008, 02:47 PM

If thats not inspirational, I don't know what is.

Congratulations on all that you and your mom have achieved!

05-03-2008, 06:08 PM
Unbelievable... I'm completly shocked! You are SO beautiful! wow!
But now one question, why did you cut your hair?

05-03-2008, 06:20 PM
I think your hair looks fabulous at that length. Looks long but not overwhelming, and more movement and shine.

Thanks for posting the photos, it's really inspirational.

05-03-2008, 06:36 PM
I think your hair looks fabulous at that length. Looks long but not overwhelming, and more movement and shine.

Thanks for posting the photos, it's really inspirational.

yeah i think so too, but i still wanted to know why she decided to do that... I've a very long hair and i'm crazy about it, i suppose everyone who has a very long hair has to be very passionated by it... so, i'm just wondering why she did that... was it a "i changed my body and i need a new hairstyle for the new me"? I can totally get it, it's a very fresh look.

05-03-2008, 09:04 PM
OMG!! Wow - You both look incredible. What an amazing transformation. Congratulations :cp: :cp:

05-03-2008, 11:03 PM
I am inspired! Good for you both!!!!

05-04-2008, 03:22 AM
You are to die for.. truly gorgeous.

05-05-2008, 05:56 PM
wow....you and your mom are totally inspiring. Congratulations!!!

05-05-2008, 11:44 PM
Awww, you both look so pretty! I'm so happy for you and your mom, but especially for you being so young and now so healthy...you'll have that forever.

05-06-2008, 10:14 PM
Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

05-06-2008, 10:37 PM
Absolutely Amazing!!!!!!!!!!! :d


05-07-2008, 01:45 AM
Hey, I saw your pictures over at the fitness.com forums but you didn't show your mom. She looks awesome too!!!!!!!

05-08-2008, 06:12 PM
Wow, thank you all so much for the overwhelming support! It really means a lot to us :)

martinlady711 - I am from Birmingham! how about you?

Epica - I absolutely loved my long hair. I felt that as I lost weight, although, that it just overwhelmed me. It was like a wall of hair :lol:. It was also time for a change because I had the long hair for about 10 years and was ready for something different.

Again, thank you everyone!

05-08-2008, 06:34 PM
You and your mom were always beautiful but now you are both healthy and beautiful and will enjoy so many more things in life together, for many many more years. I with the best to you and your family!

05-09-2008, 08:57 PM
Wow!! You look amazing! I had fallen off of trying for the past month or so-but after seeing these I'm motivated to start again! Way to go!!

05-09-2008, 11:19 PM
WOW! What a beautiful girl you are. You and your mom are both to be commended for the hard work that has so obviously paid off for you!

05-09-2008, 11:55 PM
Fantastic! You both look lovely and I'm sure there have been numerous other benefits to having lost that much weight. Congratulations to you both!

05-10-2008, 10:02 PM
OMG!!! Such a motivation! Can't weight for my before and after pictures! :)

05-12-2008, 12:23 AM
:congrat: you guys look awesome and are an inspiration to all of us mother/daughter teams!! thanks for posting!

05-12-2008, 07:49 PM
All I can say is WOW. You two look absolutely amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.

05-14-2008, 07:55 AM
You both look fabulous and I cannot believe the transformation. Thank you for the inspiration!

05-14-2008, 06:56 PM
That is cool! I am in Gadsden/Jacksonville area. So northeast of you!
Sorry it took me so long to respond i didn't see this thread till today!

05-15-2008, 03:36 PM
Wow, you both look fantastic.........very motivating!

and to martinlady also, I work in the Attalla area and just finished up a semester at Jacksonville....small world....

05-15-2008, 05:47 PM
Oh wow that is very cool that you are near me as well! I love it! I went to Jacksonville as well. I should go back and get a masters sometime actually!
now the disney tune of smallworld after all is in my head!:carrot:

05-16-2008, 09:19 AM
Hi Rachael,

My name is Christy and I am 21. I am quite new to this board and saw your post about you and your mom. It is SO inspirational to me right now.

I weigh 160 or thereabouts and am very chubby. I would like to lose at least 35 pounds. I have started a mild diet, I guess you could call it. I am just eating half of what I usually do - and not overdoing it.

Can I ask what you did? I live on a farm, and get my exercise that way, so going to a gym would be out of the question for me, although I've done some exercises in my bedroom before.

You look VERY beautiful, and I have hope that my dimples, too, will come out! :)

Thank you for your time!

05-16-2008, 11:02 AM
You 2 look amazing!!!!!!!!!! You are soooooooooo lucky to have had your mom doing it with you. What a bonding experience this must have been for both of you... After looking at you, I must now say that I am done with "excuses"! Thanks for sharing your story with us.

05-16-2008, 03:32 PM
Absolutely stunning!

05-20-2008, 02:18 PM
WOW! WOW!! WOW!!!! That is amazing!!!! WTG!!!!!!!!

05-20-2008, 04:50 PM
You both look so amazing, well done on your healthy journey together!

05-20-2008, 06:30 PM
I want so bad to this with my daughter! thank you for inspiring me

05-21-2008, 06:59 PM
whoa. i'm at loss for words.
you two are gorgeous. (:
this is so inspirational.
congrats to both of youuu!!

05-22-2008, 01:43 PM
I have to chime in here, You and your mom look amazing, and I know that its just more of the same response but really, the look on your face in that last pic brought a smile to my face.

As Ever

06-08-2008, 02:56 PM
What an amazing story!!! Also, who better to have as a weight loss partner!

short & sassy
06-08-2008, 04:44 PM
Great job ladies! You keep the rest of us inspired and motivated!

06-08-2008, 07:54 PM
what a gorgeous mother and daughter you have become. Awesome !

06-08-2008, 08:19 PM
You look great

06-08-2008, 10:39 PM
I am sooooo hungry :( I know it's all in my head though. I came her for inspiration and got it! You helped me over the hump tonight thank you! You both look sooooo beautiful and give me a lot of hope. I'd love to know your stories and what you eat/how you did it :)

Turtle Mommy
06-09-2008, 04:28 PM
You both look AMAZING!!!!

06-09-2008, 04:59 PM
This is amazing! WAY TO GO!!!! BOth of you!!!

06-10-2008, 05:40 PM
OMG Congrats that is amazing. You both look great.

06-10-2008, 07:54 PM
WOW! Thank you SO much for posting the pictures.
I have the same goal your mom did - I'm 283 right now, and am aiming (to start) for 135. If I'm comfortable at that, great. If I want to go further, I will.

But I am so happy to see pictures of people who have had the same journey I am just starting today. It reassures me that it is attainable, and I need to just stick to it, and I will succeed.

You both look fantastic! Congratulations to both of you!

06-13-2008, 11:54 PM

06-17-2008, 06:15 AM
How do you all do it, I've been trying to get down to my goal weight of 120 for YEARS and still can't do it, of course living with my parents and brother and mom buying junkfood and not foods that i will lose weight on isn't helping AT ALL.

So what mealplan did you all follow to lose all that weight and how long did it take you? I'm curious.

06-18-2008, 11:50 AM
you're both so gorgeous. Way to Go!

06-18-2008, 04:48 PM
Amazing work! You look so happy and wonderful!

06-18-2008, 05:27 PM
Iam soooo loving it!Way to go!You both rock out loud!

06-19-2008, 06:21 PM
WOW, I'm not sure if you'll see this, but I wanted to thank you for posting. I started about your starting weight (257) and am your same height. I have been mentally stalled at 220 for a few months now, and starting to think this is the best I can do, I'll have to be happy with 40 lbs gone. But then I saw your pictures and feel hope again. You look amazing, and it makes me think I can get there as well if I just go back to the discipline and positive outlook I had not long ago.

Thank you for posting. You give me hope and inspiration just at the moment I needed it. :hug: Your mother is looking amazing...she looks so much younger than her starting pictures.

06-19-2008, 11:37 PM
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You two look amazing!!!! These are some of the most astounding before and afters I've seen, ever.

06-20-2008, 02:01 AM
Congratulations on your success! You both look wonderful. I'm just starting my journey and it's going to be a long one. Can you share some of what you learned, you know...how you and mom did it?


06-22-2008, 09:43 PM
This is the MOST inspirational post I have ever seen! THanks so much for posting it!

ditto I am going to attempt not to sound wierd saying this but Man I am SO SO glad you posted these pics because I think I may come and look everyday for motivation that is pure amazingness! you and your mother are drop dead beautiful !!!! you both look so healthy and happy :) and what a awesome accomplishment !!!!! I'm going to tell my mom too ( me and her are both trying to lose weight ) accept for she lives 4 hours away but we call each other EVERYDAY with tips and health articles , motivation & support , and always recipes!

06-30-2008, 12:46 PM
Wow. You both look SO good! Congrats!!

06-30-2008, 02:39 PM
OMG!!!! Incredible - you and your mother both look 10 years younger!!! And you have the prettiest face! Amazing!!!!!! Thanks for this inspiration!!!!

06-30-2008, 06:24 PM
Beyond amazing!


SS Mama
07-02-2008, 02:42 AM
Yall both look so CUTE =) Your family has such nice smiles! Congratulations!!

07-04-2008, 05:42 AM
You were beautiful...but now you look gorgeous...We all are happy for you and I'm sure you'd too. Can you let us know how you did it and the challenes you faced in the way while you were trying to lose it all.

07-04-2008, 07:34 AM
:congrat:That is so fantastic and motivational!!!!!!!! Ya'll are gorgeous!!

Rain Dancer
07-06-2008, 03:36 PM
Wow! You both look incredible! Congratulations on your wonderful success.

07-06-2008, 04:51 PM
Both of you are absolutely beautiful. :)
Fantastic work! You've inspired me to start losing weight. Thank you.

07-07-2008, 01:45 AM
You both look like totally different people. I bet you both feel awesome and are so much healthier. Thank you for posting this for people like me who have just begun!

07-08-2008, 02:20 PM
Wow!! You 2 really look fantastic! WTG!!!!!!!!

07-10-2008, 06:36 PM
Wow you look amazing!! Great inspiration!

07-11-2008, 12:09 AM
Amazing! Congratulations! You were always beautiful but now you radiate your joy........so does your Mom. Great work and a real inspiration for everyone.

novi den
07-12-2008, 02:26 AM
This was AMAZING! Thank you so much for sharing.

07-12-2008, 07:14 PM
You should be very proud of what you have achieved

07-16-2008, 01:27 AM
wow! wow! wow! you both look amazing! congrats :]

07-16-2008, 02:36 PM
I love it!! I love seeing pictures like this of real life strength and courage....you go girls ;o)

07-18-2008, 07:10 PM
You two look absolutely fabulous. You inspire me!

07-19-2008, 04:55 AM
Very inspiring!!!

What were your methods??


07-20-2008, 06:59 PM
Absolutely awesome! Both of you are so great looking! What an inspiration!
And what you have both done for your health is so important as well!
And the little girl is just adorable. Congratulations!

07-21-2008, 06:14 PM
You look great!! Thank you for this story!! I want to be in your shoes in a year's time.

07-25-2008, 09:37 PM
:bravo: You both look fantastic! Congrats!

07-27-2008, 08:15 PM
You're inspiring! You both look amazing. I was wondering if you had any problems with excess skin cause I'm trying to loose weight now and I wondered if that was ever a problem or did exercise tone it up?

08-13-2008, 09:43 PM
wow! That's amazing and definitely motivates me!

I'm in Alabama too, very close to Birmingham. How did you two lose the weight?? Congratulations!

08-14-2008, 01:03 AM
Congratulations!!! You two both look GREAT!


08-18-2008, 02:58 PM
Your really inspiring!! Congratulations for both you and your mom!
You both look absolutely stunning!!

Riot Rose
08-19-2008, 01:29 PM
That is astonishing! And look at you....you're absolutely STUNNING! You look like a model.

Your mum looks superb too.

Really, really well done you've achieved something truely amazing.:carrot:

08-19-2008, 07:24 PM
wow! That is so cool!
Well done to you both, you both look so healthy and happy!
What an inspiration you both are!
Thanks for sharing

08-20-2008, 09:30 AM
You are both an inspiration!! How did you do it?

08-20-2008, 12:26 PM
WOW!!! That's so awesome congrats :D

08-22-2008, 06:27 PM
Both of you look absolutely fabulous and stunning!!!

Congratulations on completing your journey and being an inspiration to us as well :)

09-09-2008, 11:12 PM
This Post Is Soooo Much More Than Inspirational!

09-10-2008, 03:44 PM
WOWW!! Amazing!!!

09-10-2008, 10:19 PM

You and your mom look PHENONEMAL. ANd the two of you look so refreshed! Congrats on all that you have accomplished!!!

09-11-2008, 12:42 AM
I just joined today. Absolutely amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would love any tips. May I ask how long it took you.

09-12-2008, 09:33 PM
WOW! Congrats to you and your Mom. You both look fantastic!!

09-12-2008, 11:30 PM
wow - very inspiring!!!!

09-13-2008, 09:24 AM
You both look fantastic!!! Way to go!

09-13-2008, 11:04 PM
that is amazing!

Coffee Luver
09-14-2008, 09:56 PM
Wow - you two look amazing!!!

Moonlight Mistress
10-22-2008, 10:53 AM
Oh my God, you both look AMAZING!!!!!

~Utterly Absurd~

10-31-2008, 07:31 PM
You look incredible!! So proud of you for working so hard!!! You both look amazing!!

10-31-2008, 09:39 PM
Thank you for inspiring me today and giving me more determination to embark in my own journey!!

I will not fail
11-03-2008, 10:43 AM
This post certainly just made me want to stop having my own little pity party and do something about it!! You don't even look like the same person!! AWESOME!!

11-03-2008, 12:59 PM
You both look AWESOME!! Seriously VERY INSPIRATIONAL!!! :cheer2: good for you!!!!

11-05-2008, 01:02 PM
You both look absolutely amazing!

11-08-2008, 06:14 PM
You both are awesome! How great to have each other for support!

11-11-2008, 01:38 AM
Your mother and you are such inspirations for me to never give up thanks alot for sharing the pics

11-17-2008, 01:32 PM
You both look great.:carrot:

11-18-2008, 02:11 AM
You look like a completley different person!! CONGRATS!! I am just starting my weight loss journey, and have lost 9 lbs. so far. Please let me know how you did this AMAZING transformation!!

11-18-2008, 03:42 PM
Amazing...you both are gorgeous!

11-19-2008, 12:24 AM
Oh my god! That's really all I can think right now. First of all, you're one of those people who is adorable at any size, but man, you are smoking hot now!! Congrats!! I can't wait to see similar results (keep my fingers crossed lol)

11-30-2008, 12:22 AM
I love reading about success stories and seeing the results of hard work and determination. Congrats!

12-10-2008, 09:57 AM
Both you and your mom look absolutely awesome. I am speechless.

12-10-2008, 02:04 PM
:carrot: Thanks so much for these gorgeous photos to keep us inspired and motivated! How wonderful for you both, and for the friends and family who love & encouraged you: TWO THUMBS UP!!:hug:

12-23-2008, 05:05 PM
The two of you look GREAT! Congrats!

12-28-2008, 06:38 PM
congrats!! you both look so much younger and you both so pretty!

12-28-2008, 08:00 PM
You both are beautiful - thank you for your inspiring pics!

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weight woes
12-28-2008, 08:03 PM
I am new to this sight, and let me tell you-you and your mother are the inspiration I need. Congratulations and keep up the good work.

RN BSN 2009
12-28-2008, 08:17 PM
wow!!!!!!!!!! words can't even describe it. WAY TO GO!!

12-28-2008, 08:33 PM
You both look absolutely stunning!

12-30-2008, 06:41 AM
Oh my goodness!!!! You both look sooooo great. Thanks for posting your pictures. You both are such an inspiration!!!

12-30-2008, 11:20 PM
Wow!!!! Kudos and props to your mom and you! You both look amazing! That's so inspiring!:) How did you do it?

12-30-2008, 11:45 PM
WOW!!!!! You guys are amazing!!!

12-31-2008, 01:23 PM
What an amazing inspiration to everyone on this journey. I think it's incredible how you two became a team to win, instead of standing in each other's way! Way to go ladies... here we come!

01-02-2009, 03:41 AM
you all look great what plan did you follow?
pooph also in AL and just starting

01-02-2009, 03:48 AM
What is there left to say? I ditto all the "WOW" responses because honestly, that was what escaped my lips! You both look so much younger - it's amazing. Simply. Amazing.


01-02-2009, 03:43 PM

you both look fantastic

01-02-2009, 11:43 PM
I've looked at so many before and after pictures, but your by far has got to be the most dramatic change i've seen. You look like a completly different person. It's so inspiring, thank you so much for sharing the pictures. Congrats times 1000!!! To your mom as well!

01-04-2009, 04:07 AM
You both look amazing!! Congratulations!

Thighs Be Gone
01-04-2009, 05:48 AM
Girl, you are gorgeous. Way to go. Tell us what you ladies did.

beautiful days
01-05-2009, 02:09 AM
wow! this is so inspiring... my me and my mom are starting to diet together. i can't wait to show her these pics!

01-06-2009, 02:50 AM
you are simply beautiful! and your mom!!!!

01-07-2009, 07:39 AM

You two look wonderful! But...how do you FEEL??

01-10-2009, 12:43 AM
it's been said, but the two of you look so beautiful. Congratulations!

01-10-2009, 03:37 AM
WOW- amazing! so inspiring! I hope I'm where yo u guys are one day! it makes life so much easier if you have some one doing this with you ! what a blessing you and your mom could do it together! me and my husband both are doing it! I hope we can have some before and after pics like you guys!


01-11-2009, 09:06 PM
That's Awesome! My mum and I are both doing this together right now. Thanks for the inspiration.

01-12-2009, 11:12 PM
It must be wonderful to have each other as a support mechanism. You look great.

01-13-2009, 04:48 PM
This really is awe-inspriring. I started my official diet yesterday, and it was an awful day.


I drank a glass of orange juice and ate an orange at breakfast time, then something happened (we aren't sure what yet) but I was having such a horrible time breathing that my mom ended up taking me to the ER.

I slept most of the day, so I got in no exercise, but I did eat a salad and drink a water for dinner.

Today I'm still tired from all the morphine, however I ate an apple, then 20 minutes later had a salad. I even baked chocolate chip cookies, and haven't eaten a single one!

You two look absolutely amazing, and I can't wait to look like that, too. :)

01-15-2009, 12:30 PM
Ya'll both look gorgeous! Congrats!

01-15-2009, 12:39 PM
VERY INSPIRATIONAL. i searched the thread to see if you shared your secret, but found nothing (maybe i missed it). i think we are all dying to know what your plan was/is.

01-15-2009, 06:27 PM
WOW WOW WOW!!!! You both look amazing!!!!!! Congrats to you both!

01-17-2009, 03:10 PM
I can't wait till next year! I see myself at this same time posting about reaching my goal weight. Great pics. Tell us your secret!

01-17-2009, 03:18 PM
Wow!! I can't believe how great you ladies look! You both look amazing and so much happier in your photos! Great job girls, i will be using your pics as a boost for willpower thats for sure!!! Thanks!:congrat:

01-19-2009, 07:11 PM
WOW! Congratulations! I sometimes think it is impossible to lose the amount of weight I want to lose (@least 125lbs) and then I see photos like yours and realize it can be done! Thanks so much for sharing your story!

01-20-2009, 10:44 AM
That's an amazing transformation! What an inspiration you both are!:carrot:

01-20-2009, 12:09 PM
I am so impressed, my mother and I have started on our journey together. I pray we will have as amazing photos as the one's I just viewed of you and your mother. Way To Go!!!

Just Jezzle
02-04-2009, 02:43 PM
AMAZING!! I am sooo inspired and motivated!! You ladies look absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

02-05-2009, 02:51 AM
You both look amazing! What an inspiration!

02-05-2009, 02:39 PM
Absolutely Amazing!!!!

Way To Go!

02-06-2009, 01:36 AM
holy smokes!

And wow.. amazing responses!

How did the two of you do it? ;)

Great job!

02-06-2009, 02:28 AM


02-06-2009, 11:50 AM
awesome awesome awesome

02-08-2009, 03:42 PM
Yay! awesome, very inspiring for someone who is tackling bad habits and laziness. You go!

02-09-2009, 10:43 PM
Hi everyone,

I would just like to thank everyone for their kind words and encouragement! My mother and I have been reading over the comments and truly appreciate each and every one of them; they mean so much to as as we have been on this journey for quite awhile now. I'm also sorry it's taken this long for me to post something!

As for how we achieved the results, we basically stuck to a pretty strict diet. We didn't do any specific diet or exercise program. We just stuck to what we knew was healthy (things that come from the earth such as fruits and vegetables, as well as lean meats such as turkey and chicken). We never overindulged either. We did allow ourselves maybe one "cheat" meal every couple of weeks, such as eating out at applebee's, but we generally stuck to the weight watchers portion of the menus. As for fluids, we drank plenty of water, diet tea, and crystal light as well.

To be honest, we never really exercised at all throughout the entire process. Just by dieting alone, we were generally able to lose about 10 lbs. each month. We did, however, become more active as a result of the weight loss. We got out a lot more and did a lot more things because we felt so great.

I hope this helps out a little! Never get discouraged or give up. I know that if my mom and I did it (and I've been overweight my entire life), ANYONE could do it. There is light at the end of the tunnel, and it may be hard to realize initially, but this entire life change will be worth every struggle.

Thanks again!

02-10-2009, 09:47 AM
Wow I can't believe the transformation. You guys look amazing and your story is so inspirational. You are so lucky to have shared this journey with your mom. I only wish I had had the same opportunity before my mother's passing. I am sure it would have made a difference.

Congrats to you both!!

02-10-2009, 10:10 AM
Wow I can't believe the transformation. You guys look amazing and your story is so inspirational. You are so lucky to have shared this journey with your mom. I only wish I had had the same opportunity before my mother's passing. I am sure it would have made a difference.

Congrats to you both!!

02-16-2009, 02:11 PM
Oh my! You both look amazing! Congratulation to the both of you :smug:
You are a big inspiration for the rest of us!

02-17-2009, 07:29 AM
Wow you guys are gorgous....WAY TOO GOO:-);-)

02-23-2009, 09:10 PM
The incredible shrinking ladies!!! Congratulations!!!!!

02-23-2009, 10:46 PM
I have to ask, how did you tone your arms so well? They look amazing and I'm jealous :O).


02-26-2009, 03:29 PM
You both look absolutely amazing, well done! :)

02-27-2009, 06:49 PM

03-11-2009, 12:59 AM
You and your mom look AMAZING! Good for you! Looking at your pictures really inspired me and I want to thank you. I am on my way to looking hot for my guy, forget that for ME. I can't believe the difference in the pictures. Good for you!!!!

03-12-2009, 04:40 PM
WOW! You and your mom look awesome. I am so motivated!!!!Thanks for sharing those pictures. The baby is adorable too of course. :bravo:

03-12-2009, 06:30 PM
Awesome Job!
My mom and I started counting calories together and she would like for me to keep her on track! I hope we have the same results as your mother and you did.
Thanks for posting such an inspirational post.

03-12-2009, 08:20 PM
Hi Everyone, I'm the Mom of h0cusp0kus (aka Rachael) who put our post on losing over 50% of our size on the forum. I know Rachael recently posted some updates to how we did this. I thought I would add a few things of our approach: 1) We utilized some Calorie Counting web sites to ensure that we were eating about 1,000 to 1,200 calories a day, 2) We severely limited Carbs, 3) Ate LOTS of fresh fruit (apples, tangerines, oranges, grapefruit, pears, peaches, strawberries, etc.), 4) Ate LOTS of Green/yellow fresh vegetables (cabbage, zucchini, carrots, squash, green beans, zuccini, cauliflower, onions, Brocalli, etc.), 5) Ate LOTS of Turkey, Chicken, Tuna, other fresh fish. VERY LIMITED on beef and ham, 6) utilized some low calorie frozen dinners such as Lein Cruisine or other such items, 7) I used tomatoes to really fill up when I was hungry (Rachael doesn't like tomatoes), 8) started buying some of the frozen Steam Fresh low calorie vegetables to round out our dinners, 9) I often made egg/vegetable fritatas for breakfast... meaning I'd saute a chopped up bell pepper, or carrot slices, or onion slices, or sliced mushrooms, etc. and pour 2 beaten eggs over the veggie. I'd cook on one side and then flip it over like a pancake, then I'd add a sliced tomato for a breakfast (notice NO bread). We also used NO seasonings ... no butter, no salt, no pepper, no oil, etc. We got used to going straight up plain cooked veggies. When all was said and done, I went from 284 lbs (5 ft. 3 inches) to 107 lbs now. I no longer have high blood pressure and just got approved for the ultimate life insurance - which means I had to prove that I had NO health issues .... They are all gone :-) You CAN DO THIS TOO! I wish all of you the best on your journey. HANG IN THERE!!

03-12-2009, 08:43 PM
A Wonderful story and you two are amazing!! Thanks for sharing your story.

03-12-2009, 10:04 PM
WOW!!! You look FANTASTIC!!!! :D

03-13-2009, 12:29 AM
The both of you look great! congratz to both you gorgeous ladies.

03-15-2009, 02:34 PM
Oh my gosh, what an inspiring transformation on both of you!

You have a very attractive family, too!

03-15-2009, 03:25 PM
You both look fabulous! Congratulations to you both, you both are inspirations!

03-16-2009, 05:33 PM
WOW you both look AWESOME!! i just joined, and seeing your pics made me realize that i can do this, and that joining this site is going to help me!!

03-16-2009, 09:34 PM
WOW! You both look incredible! Thanks for sharing your story. I'm just getting started and it is so helpful to know it can be done.

03-17-2009, 08:40 AM
What a wonderful progression of photos - not only the weight loss, but the growth of your baby niece. Totally beautiful - all three of you!

03-17-2009, 03:05 PM
WOW. Just wow! I am so amazed at how gorgeous both you and your mother look. I bet NO ONE recognizes either one of you. Wow wow wow!!!! Congratulations, this is truly inspiring!!!

03-25-2009, 04:05 PM
OMG you two look freakin AWESOME!

03-29-2009, 10:08 AM
Oh my Lord, you look AMAZING in those after photos - like a model! It's hard to believe that was hiding behind all the weight. You and your mom both look lovely. Totally inspirational. Thanks so much for posting.

03-30-2009, 07:04 PM
WoW!! You both look amazing, congratulations!

03-30-2009, 07:12 PM

04-02-2009, 11:53 PM
Page 12 and Page 13 have directions on how my daughter and I lost our weight. Good luck everyone!

04-05-2009, 06:08 AM
What an inspiration!
I hope you both realize how much hope you bring to us all!
God bless you !

04-05-2009, 07:27 AM
I'm sure you already have heard it a million times, but WOW!!!!!! Amazing!

04-07-2009, 05:33 AM
You have both done an amazing job. Very inspirational! Thank you for sharing.

04-07-2009, 10:28 PM
Both turned into skinny minnies! Loving it!

04-10-2009, 07:40 AM
You're inspirational! Well done, I'm amazed!!!! You are both looking gorgeous!

Peep Smith
04-24-2009, 02:57 PM
You're both absolutey gorgeous...thank you so much for the inspiration!

04-24-2009, 11:51 PM
Absolutely beautiful, both of you - an absolute inspiration! THANK YOU for sharing. If Oprah wants to inspire people she ought to troll these forums for stories because there are some awesome chicks here doing awesome things!

04-26-2009, 02:22 AM
wow, both you and your look gorgeous
so amazing and really inspirational
how did you two do it ?

04-26-2009, 10:45 PM
wow thats great, such an inspiration!

05-09-2009, 07:07 PM
Your mother looks so glamorous in front of her Nissan! And you look absolutely STUNNING!! I am blown away by your beauty and your success!!

05-10-2009, 08:27 AM
You both look great! Very inspiring!

05-13-2009, 11:37 PM
beautiful I feel so motivated now! :)

Dana A GoGo
05-14-2009, 01:13 AM
All of this is very inspiring and you two are beautiful! Good job!

05-21-2009, 01:41 PM
WOW! You guys reminds me so much of me and my mom, we are both losing weight at the moment, and you guys give me hope that we can do it!

You are such a beautiful girl! and your mom is smokin !! You guys did such a great job! Thanks for the motivation!!

05-21-2009, 02:10 PM
You both look lovely! What a great accomplishment; congratulations!

05-21-2009, 05:37 PM
You are my hero!!!!!!!!!!
gorgeous! way to go!!!!! :cp:

05-21-2009, 10:22 PM
Wow!! You girls did AWESOME! Thank you so much for the "thinspiration"!!

till ur there
06-02-2009, 01:59 PM
Wow.... absolutely wow.. that's all I have to say... wow. I'm speechless. You are both incredible and inspiring. You have changed your lives and now the lives of many, many others. Congratulations to you both. I am so absolutely impressed by your collective strength! You are both beautiful, beautiful women and you should be so incredibly proud of what you've done. Share your story more! You can change people's lives!

hello pinki
06-03-2009, 03:16 PM
Congrats! My mother is the one who inspired me to get in shape, as she had just lost 100lbs and I felt that if she could at 56, then I could at 28. It's so amazing that the two of you could do it together. You should be so proud not only what you accomplished for yourselves, but for being a mentor to everyone on this site.


06-03-2009, 03:25 PM
Holy Cow! You both look amazing! Well Done! :bravo:

06-03-2009, 07:39 PM
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

I lost my mom early because of her weight.

Reading and seeing you and your mom together brought tears to my eyes.

Congratulations to you both.

06-06-2009, 12:32 PM
*jaw hitting floor* What an amazing transformation! You both look completely different - and not just because you're smaller and healthier. You both look radiant! You have such a healthy "glow" about you. Congratulations.

06-07-2009, 05:10 AM

06-07-2009, 07:15 PM
I saw you girls on a youtube video that someone put together of lots of people that have lost lots of weight. You both look amazing!

06-08-2009, 12:49 PM
Wow, you guys are truly in good shape. I am just starting my own weight loss regimen after 2 months of giving birth, I want to be fit and trim before the year's end. :carrot:

06-12-2009, 06:30 PM
OMG!! You both look so amazing!! Greatttt Job!

06-13-2009, 09:44 AM
What a team!!!You look fantadtic way to go and to stop it from passing on to your children YEAH!!!!!

06-25-2009, 01:24 AM
WOOOOWWW~~!!! This is amazing!! my mouth dropped looking at these pictures and how both of you have changed!! Congratulations this is awesome! you have truly inspired me =)

06-25-2009, 08:52 AM
you look like a new woman! well done you should be so pleased with what you have achieved

07-07-2009, 10:52 PM
wow u 2 look AMAZING!!! the biggest inspiration i've seen. u2 are awesome! congrats!

07-07-2009, 11:18 PM
Wow, you 2 look amazing. My Mom and I also just started our journey last week. How did you do that in 1 year? That's simply amazing and I am so happy for you.

07-08-2009, 09:25 AM

:congrat::congrat::congrat::woohoo::woohoo::dust:: dust:

07-08-2009, 01:37 PM
Wow!! You both look great. How in the world did you lose so much weight??

07-10-2009, 12:55 PM
teary eyed and speechless....wow! What a beautiful transformation.

07-14-2009, 02:34 AM
Congratulations to you and your mom!!! You both look amazing! :carrot:

07-14-2009, 04:24 AM

And so does your mom! You are an inspiration thanks for posting :)

07-14-2009, 04:48 AM
Wow, amazing! I'm so happy for you two!!!

And one look at all these pics only strengthens my belief that I can do this as well. I wanted to take a moment to thank you for that.

07-14-2009, 09:43 AM
Good for you!

07-16-2009, 04:48 PM
Wow those pictures are amazing!!! What an inspiration for me being a newbie to the site!! Well done!!!!

07-18-2009, 05:23 AM
WOW!!! You both look outstanding. The transformation is amazing. Thanks so much for posting these.

07-18-2009, 07:19 AM
Wow!! You both look AMAZING.
What an inspiration - congratulations! :D

07-20-2009, 08:13 AM
wow. amazing. Great job and wonderful inspiration.

07-20-2009, 08:30 AM
Words just don't describe how wonderful both of you look. What a difference.

07-20-2009, 10:41 PM
Thanks for posting. You both look fantastic, and I'm sure you're enjoying all the health benefits of having lost all that weight. I can't wait until I can post my before and after pictures.

Judy Lynn
07-22-2009, 11:06 PM
Fan-Freakin-Tastic! Congrats to both of you!