Goal! - From 170-133!!

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painted lady
11-09-2008, 07:25 PM
I've lost 37 pounds in the past year or so. it's awesome. and you can see the difference like crazy!
i lost the weight by doing Yoga Booty Ballet about 5-7 times a week and by watching my diet. i was pretty restrictive with my calories for a while, but i've lightened up, since i don't want to lose any more weight!

in the first picture, i am on the very right. look at my tummy!
and the second picture was taken about a week ago.

11-09-2008, 07:34 PM
Wow, great jobs. You look fantastic. I'm so happy for you, and inspired for me, so thanks for sharing. Way to go! :carrot:

Kim K
11-09-2008, 07:41 PM
WOW!!!! You look awesome! Thank you for sharing the pics and for telling us how you lost the weight! :)

11-09-2008, 07:53 PM
You look GREAT!

11-09-2008, 08:12 PM
Awesome...now that is a wild looking bunch ;)...looks like the kids that hang around here ;)

11-09-2008, 08:17 PM
whoo hoo good job girly! you're lookin fab!

11-09-2008, 08:22 PM
Awesome job! You look totally amazing, look at the flat tummy! I want one of those!!

11-09-2008, 08:43 PM
You look so different!! That is an awesome loss.

11-09-2008, 08:45 PM
Way to go girl! That's awsome! I really to post some before and after pictures from the first time I dieted. It's just crazy! I'm going to have to check out this booty ballet stuff you are talking about!

painted lady
11-09-2008, 09:18 PM
thanks for all the kind words! haha, yeah that picture was taken at a "tattoo and piercing" barbecue we had in a park in Iowa. the dude next to me with the sunglasses is my adorable boyfriend!

and Luvn4Bratz, seriously, Yoga Booty Ballet is the best thing ever.

11-09-2008, 10:59 PM
thanks for all the kind words! haha, yeah that picture was taken at a "tattoo and piercing" barbecue we had in a park in Iowa. the dude next to me with the sunglasses is my adorable boyfriend!

and Luvn4Bratz, seriously, Yoga Booty Ballet is the best thing ever.

Okay, I took your advice and bid on one of the DVD's on eBay. :hug:

11-09-2008, 11:08 PM
WOW!!! You look great!

(I have YBB sitting in my becoming semi-extensive exercise DVD collection... I need to pull it back out!)

painted lady
11-09-2008, 11:13 PM
yayyyy YBB!!!

inspired by you
11-09-2008, 11:36 PM
Way to go! You look awesome!

11-10-2008, 02:25 AM
You look fantastic...I have YBB but im embarrassed to do it in front of my roommates...:(

11-10-2008, 03:39 PM
:cb::cb:Great job! Congratulations! You look great!:carrot::carrot:

11-10-2008, 06:51 PM
yep. you look fantastic. :drool: you are an inspiration to me on this last little bit i have. :congrat:

11-10-2008, 07:07 PM
Well done you, you look fabulous.

painted lady
11-10-2008, 07:40 PM
thanks dudes!

YBB is ultra embarrassing, but it's goofy so you can just laugh at yourself. my boyfriend makes fun of me. but i look good now, so he can laugh all he wants!

11-10-2008, 08:32 PM
You look great! Congrats.

11-12-2008, 03:29 PM
Wow, great jobs. You look fantastic. I'm so happy for you, and inspired for me, so thanks for sharing. Way to go! :carrot:

Julie, what is C25K. Want you to know that you are my encouragement. You started your diet around the same time as I did, yet you have succeeded. I know that I can do it too. What did you do?


11-12-2008, 04:13 PM
YOU LOOK GREAT!! What motivation, I will definitely have to bookmark this thread to keep checking out your success as motivation when I'm feeling like this isn't possible anymore! :)

DAVID- C25k is the couch to 5k plan, you can google it - it's basically a running routine to train you from being a couch potato into running a 5k. I have only done a few days of it, and not recently, but there are a lot of people on here who do it and I"m sure there is a support/info thread on it. Good lucK!

11-12-2008, 04:18 PM
Wow!!! Congratulations!!! You look amazing!!!!

How long did it take to work it all off? I'm on the same boat, but I'm aiming for a 40lb loss.

11-13-2008, 08:07 AM
:congrat: and :bravo: on the weight loss you look fantastic. Thanks for sharing your photographs here on 3fc.

11-13-2008, 11:51 AM
You look great! Thanks for sharing the pics, very inspirational to me since I have about the same start weight and goal weight as you did.

11-13-2008, 01:08 PM
You look great girl!!!

11-13-2008, 01:43 PM
You are totally an inspiration!!!! I am dying to get a stomach like yours!!! You look beautiful. Stay focused!!!!

11-13-2008, 02:00 PM
good job! you look great!

painted lady
11-13-2008, 04:19 PM
:D Thanks guys!

to answer some questions:

It took me about a year to lose the weight... kind of. i started and stopped for a while, and then started working out more often. one day at work, one of my co-workers said that i looked thinner. i weighed myself, and i had lost 5 pounds, just from exercise. that's when i decided to overhaul my diet. once i did that, the weight came off much more quickly.

right now i'm at about 132, and it feels fantastic! i'm also in the best shape of my life. i do Yoga Booty Ballet, lift weights, and use my elliptical machine, for a total of about 5-6 workouts a week. i've increased my calorie intake so i can continue working out that much without losing much more weight... i LOVE working out. it's such a great stress reliever!

Thanks again for all the positive words!

11-13-2008, 04:42 PM
Great going. nice to read up on your stuff. Very inspirational. The cat is awesom, I have two but the one looks just like yours her name is Nala. Enjoy life

11-13-2008, 08:49 PM
WTG, you look great. Thanks for sharing the pic's.

11-14-2008, 04:34 AM
Just awesome! You are looking great! Congratulation!

11-16-2008, 05:09 PM
You look incredible!

11-16-2008, 07:43 PM
You look absolutely wonderful! Congratulations!!!

11-16-2008, 08:55 PM
Wow you look fantastic! I noticed your great abs right away!! I have the "Hip Hop Abs" from YBB and I'm gonna go try it now!!

11-17-2008, 11:25 AM
Look look great!

painted lady
11-21-2008, 08:04 PM
here's two more pictures that i took today. i think for being bloated (TOM) i look pretty good!

also, don't mind my grumpy face in the first picture. i was trying to take it quickly so my cat wouldn't jump up on the sink and steal the show!

11-21-2008, 08:18 PM
:cry:I want a flat tummy. You look awesome!

11-23-2008, 03:07 PM
Great job. I wonder if I'll be able to do Yoga booty ballet??

painted lady
11-23-2008, 06:47 PM
you would totally be able to do it. there are dudes on the videos, too!

12-16-2008, 12:18 AM
you look HOT! I love your tattoos too! Congratulations! You give me hope that my squishy tummy can look that way when I lose the weight!

12-16-2008, 12:26 AM
You look Mah-valous!:carrot:

12-16-2008, 12:32 AM
You look great!

12-22-2008, 08:45 PM
that is a very noticeable difference yet awesome you are the same smiling beautiful person in both pictures, great job chicky!!!!:carrot:

painted lady
12-22-2008, 11:00 PM
thanks, everyone! :D

12-23-2008, 12:13 AM
You look fabulous! You give me hope that I will make my goal, since our starting and goal weights are similar. Can I ask what size you are at this new weight? Thanks for the inspiration.:carrot:

painted lady
12-23-2008, 12:28 AM
i am a size 6 in jeans, a medium in undies, a small/medium in shirts, and my bra size is schizophrenic. i've been wearing good sports bras lately because i can't figure out what bra size i will be for more than five minutes.

another interesting photo set: the first is me at Halloween 2006 (flapper), the second is me at Halloween 2008 (pin-up girl). i've posted this set on the YBB forum here, so pardon if you've seen them before. the difference, i think, is ridiculous.

i also look gross in both of these pictures, so don't mind that. just look at my adorable boyfriend in picture #2!

12-23-2008, 03:02 AM
Nice work on the tat on your left arm. Got a link to the artist's website?

I have a half sleeve on my right arm and have always felt lop sided and wanted another on my left but it took 9 hours to do the one I have I don't know if I could go through all that again. :D

painted lady
12-23-2008, 10:04 AM
his name is Seth Wood, and he works at Fun City Tattoo in New York City. he is AWESOME.

12-31-2008, 12:22 PM
Ggood job. I hope to get there one day!

painted lady
01-07-2009, 09:18 AM
my boyfriend has been extremely supportive. he's even lost 20 pounds by not eating fast food! and yeah... i'm more flexible now. :D

it took about 6 months spread out over a year... for a few months at the beginning, i was losing, then i gave up for a while, and then i pushed through to the end. go me!

01-07-2009, 10:35 AM
You look gorgeous! I hope I look half as nice when I'm done!

01-07-2009, 10:45 AM
You look gorgeous! I hope I look half as nice when I'm done!I agree! WTG girl!! :yes::cheer2:

01-07-2009, 11:08 AM

I was looking for a new exercise program. Thanks for the info about Yoga Booty Ballet!

01-07-2009, 04:36 PM
I just realized I never commented on your thread. WELL, anyway, you look fantastic and I've always thought you were BEAUTIFUL! You have very distinctive facial features and I love your glasses. You've also made quite a transformation... I had to squint at the "before" picture to make sure I knew which one was you. :p

painted lady
01-08-2009, 01:53 PM
i'm at work right now, but i found an even better (worse?) before picture on my computer at home. it's closer up and made me cringe a little.

thanks for all the positive feedback, dudes! it really makes me feel good about myself and about the hard work i put into this. i actually got a "double take" the other day from a construction worker (who was pretty cute). yeah. i strutted away so he could see my nice butt. :)

01-08-2009, 06:02 PM
Wow, your belly looks awesome girl! Congrats on your loss :)

01-08-2009, 07:45 PM
What an amazing transformation! You are a true inspiration, and you look fab ;) Cute BF too.

painted lady
01-10-2009, 05:41 PM
here's that picture i was talking about. i took another picture just now wearing a gray tank top to really illustrate the difference.

in the first picture, i'm all the way at the right.

don't mind my gross bathroom or my flat, wet hair. i just showered!

01-13-2009, 01:08 AM
thanks for this! it's really helpful to actually see pics of someone else who's on the other side of the same journey i'm just beginning, with similar height, start and goal weights. i hope i make it.

03-03-2009, 03:22 PM
thats awsome