Maintainer Introductions - Officially introducing myself.




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fiberlover
10-27-2008, 08:48 PM
I read the maintainers forum a lot, and with my copy of Refuse to Regain shipping today, I thought it would be good for me to really get in the groove of a maintenance mindset - even though I have about 6 more pounds to lose to reach goal.

I guess I am a maintainer who is at the red line currently :D

I started this final journey to my goal weight in January of 2004 clocking in at 250 pounds. It has been a long slow journey, with a foray into Plateau land and then Bakeryville a couple years ago, where I stayed for a bit. :o

I think I finally 'get it' now, and have really focused on how my body responds to what foods I put into it and what exercise I do - and have been very surprised at what my body has given back to me in terms of fitness and confidence. I am in better shape at 40 than I have ever been.

So, here are my old and current photos. And I want to thank all of you maintainers for sharing your struggles and triumphs at this.
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/javaqueen/250.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/javaqueen/28shapeover.jpg


evilwomaniamshe
10-27-2008, 09:14 PM
Congrats Lori, you've done great and look great too, infact years younger! Nice pipes! Welcome to maintenance-ville! Is bakeryvILLE near wineville? Been there, done that! Welcome aboard!

bargoo
10-27-2008, 10:45 PM
Welcome and congratulations!


chunckymonkey
10-27-2008, 11:28 PM
Oh Lori, what an inspiration you are!!! I really thought I would need surgery to remove the access skin on my arms - TELL ME THIS WAS NOT THE CASE FOR YOU...

YOU LOOK GREAT! CONGRATULATIONS!

Going now to read your blog

AnneWonders
10-28-2008, 12:45 AM
You look awesome!

Anne

rockinrobin
10-28-2008, 06:15 AM
Hi Lori!! Good to "officially" see you here!!!

You look amazing and I'm pretty certain you FEEL amazing. Great to have you on board.

Meg
10-28-2008, 06:45 AM
Welcome, Lori! We delighted to have you "officially" join us, though you've really been one of us for quite a while now. :)

Your arms look awesome! Woohoo for weightlifting!

I love what you said about being in better shape than you ever have before. It's never too late to be who we've always dreamed of!! :carrot:

Mel
10-28-2008, 08:27 AM
Welcome "officially" Lori! :bravo: You look fantastic! Congratulations :)

rockinrobin
10-28-2008, 08:31 AM
Just had to pop in here again. I wanted to mention something about your incredible before and afters.

I so clearly remember those days of wearing oversized T shirts, like the one you are sporting in the first picture. But not anymore......... the days of oversized T's are gone, like in pic 2. Love it!!!!

kittycat40
10-28-2008, 09:05 AM
I must say that you are radiant in both photos. But I bet you feel about a gazillion times better in photo #2!

Your posts are a joy to read. Congrats!!!

Kitty

fiberlover
10-28-2008, 11:56 AM
Oh Lori, what an inspiration you are!!! I really thought I would need surgery to remove the access skin on my arms - TELL ME THIS WAS NOT THE CASE FOR YOU...

YOU LOOK GREAT! CONGRATULATIONS!

Going now to read your blog

Thanks! I actually do have loose skin under my arms, you can see it in the pic, although when I flex it is much less noticeable. Too bad I can't walk around that way all the time.
I have loose skin in other places, but clothes hold it in well. :D

Megan1982
10-28-2008, 03:08 PM
Welcome Lori!!! You look fantastic, and I'm already excited about your recipes for Pumpkin Cranberry & Chocolate Oat Bars. Mmm chocolate... Glad you're here! :)

WardHog
11-03-2008, 08:23 AM
Hi Lori! You look amazing! What an inspiration you are. :)

Shannon in ATL
11-04-2008, 01:47 PM
Wow Lori! You look fabulous! :)