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Onederchic
07-21-2009, 11:47 AM
For my own benefit(mostly), I wanted to list all the changes I have made in the past year (yes, today marks a year exactly that I decided to change my life).

1. Stopped eating fast foods.
2. Stopped eating junk foods (with the exception of a handful of chips or fries on rare occasions).
3. Stopped smoking.
4. Started exercising.
5. My skin is no longer dry and flaky.
6. My hair is no longer dull.
7. I can breathe when I am walking now.
8. Before, I had these dark marks on my fingernails and toenails, all gone now.
9. I can see my feet when I look down without having to push on my belly.
10. My menstrual cycle is more regular and not as heavy now.
11. I no longer suffer with insomnia.
12. I no longer sleep walk.
13. My sleep apnea went bye bye.
14. I am not on medicines for high blood pressure any longer.
15. I don't have ulcer troubles anymore.
16. I don't suffer with acid reflux or heartburn anymore.
17. I moved from Tennessee to New York.
18. I went from a size 28 to now size 16 and even 14 at times.
19. I don't wear 4 x shirts anymore, I can wear large.
20. I stopped drinking a 12 pack of soda everyday, now I have 2 diet sodas in a week.
21. I drink water now, lots of it when before I cringed from it.
22. I have lost, to date, 133 pounds.
23. I stopped wanting to die and now I am eager to live and be alive.


There's more, I am sure but those stand out for me at the moment. I am pretty dang proud of these changes.


The end, lol.


Lori Bell
07-21-2009, 11:54 AM
Pretty awesome list skinnychic! You have done what 1000's attempt and only a few accomplish. I'm so proud of you!

Onederchic
07-21-2009, 11:56 AM
Awww, coming from you Lori Bell, that means a lot and I appreciate it so much. Thank you :hug::hug:


Onederchic
07-21-2009, 11:57 AM
Oh and thanks for the skinnychic comment..made me smile :D :hug:

dutchgirl
07-21-2009, 11:59 AM
Quite a list!
Life is good and you are making it even better for yourself every day.
WAY TO GO, GIRL!!!:carrot:

Idealmuse
07-21-2009, 11:59 AM
a year gone by is such a huge deal... Remember when a year seemed overwhelming when you started?? look at all you've done!

bitetoobreakkskin
07-21-2009, 12:00 PM
well look at you rockin it out! that is sooooo awesome and im proud of you :) :)

Onederchic
07-21-2009, 12:00 PM
Idealmuse -

I do remember. I didn't think I could ever make it this far but I have and I am still chugging along :D.

Thanks so much :hug:

Onederchic
07-21-2009, 12:00 PM
dutchgirl -

Thank you so much!! :hug::hug:

Onederchic
07-21-2009, 12:01 PM
bitetoobreakkskin -

Aww thank you!! :D :hug:

luvja
07-21-2009, 12:11 PM
Amazing progress, I'm so proud of you! :) Thanks for sharing.

Onederchic
07-21-2009, 12:14 PM
Thank you, luvja and you're welcome as well :D :hug:

MugCanDoIt
07-21-2009, 12:14 PM
Wow, you decided to make some changes, and you stuck with them! Thats a wonderful accomplishment. Im just curious. How do you know your sleep apnea is gone? Did you go have another sleep study? I have it too.........

Onederchic
07-21-2009, 12:16 PM
No sleep study for me. I know because I know no longer wake up gasping for breath and I wake up feeling refreshed. Plus my boyfriend says I no longer stop breathing while I am sleeping and my snoring is not as loud as before so for me, these are definite signs that my sleep apnea is no more, which I am very grateful for :D

Mrs Snark
07-21-2009, 12:28 PM
Incredible and inspiring! Congratulations on all that hard work, commitment, dedication, and perseverance!

Onederchic
07-21-2009, 12:31 PM
Tyler Durden -

Thank you so much! :D :hug::hug:

chavwright
07-21-2009, 12:36 PM
Great list!

Onederchic
07-21-2009, 12:38 PM
Thank you :D

time2lose
07-21-2009, 12:40 PM
What a great list! I love these kinds of posts, they are so inspiring. What a difference a year can make. I am sure that you are proud and happy, you should be!

Onederchic
07-21-2009, 12:40 PM
time2lose -

Thank you very much :D :hug:

pebbles0916
07-21-2009, 12:52 PM
AWESOME!!!!!

You are doing great and you really have inspired me

Onederchic
07-21-2009, 12:53 PM
pebbles0916 -

Awww, thank you so much!! :hug::hug:

Matilda08
07-21-2009, 01:09 PM
you have a lot to be proud of! this is awesome keep up the great work!

Onederchic
07-21-2009, 01:12 PM
Matilda08 -

Thank you very much :hug:

p7eggyc
07-21-2009, 01:21 PM
Wow, girl, Happy Anniversary! You are making big changes and making your dreams come true. How many people can really say that? :cheer2:

Onederchic
07-21-2009, 01:22 PM
p7eggyc -

Awww, thank you!!! :D :hug::hug::hug:

jendiet
07-21-2009, 01:28 PM
awesome chic! you are my inspiration!

JulieJ08
07-21-2009, 01:28 PM
That's an amazing and fabulous list.

Onederchic
07-21-2009, 01:43 PM
Jennifer, JulieJ08 -

Ya'll are awesome! Thanks so much :hug::hug:

dragonwoman64
07-21-2009, 03:21 PM
wow, fantastic and inspiring list!

Onederchic
07-21-2009, 03:26 PM
dragonwoman64 -

Thank you very much :hug:

170starting
07-21-2009, 03:29 PM
WOW!!!! So admirable!!! Congrats!! You deserve to be SO PROUD!!! :hug:

Onederchic
07-21-2009, 03:29 PM
Thank you very much :hug:

paradoxx
07-21-2009, 03:37 PM
That is a fantastic list of changes! You have done AMAZING! Congratulations! :carrot:

Onederchic
07-21-2009, 03:38 PM
Thank you, paradoxx!! :hug:

cfmama
07-21-2009, 03:45 PM
You are a HUGE inspiration to me. You have been my friend along this journey and I have LOVED watching you grow (smaller) gain more confidence and find your true inner beauty ALONG with your hot *ss bod!!!! You are smokin lady and I am SO FREAKING PROUD of you!!!!!!

Onederchic
07-21-2009, 03:52 PM
cfmama -

Truly touching. This means so much to me. I can't even express how your words have made me feel. Thank you from the bottom of my heart :hug:

Cali Doll
07-21-2009, 04:18 PM
That is fantastic! I am so proud of you!!

Onederchic
07-21-2009, 04:23 PM
Thank you, Cali Doll! :hug:

Kitsey
07-21-2009, 06:06 PM
Awesome! You are such an inspiration to me, someone who is now at your starting weight. To think that a year from now I could be where you are with hard work and dedication, it's mind blowing!

Onederchic
07-21-2009, 06:10 PM
Aww thank you, Kitsey!! :hug:

Yes, it can be done and you can do it! We are cheering you on :D :hug:

Arctic Mama
07-21-2009, 06:33 PM
That is quite a list - your quality of life has improved so much, you deserve health and happiness and it is inspirational that you have made an active choice to pursue it.

130 pounds is a big friggin deal! You've lost a person off your body :)

Onederchic
07-21-2009, 06:35 PM
Thanks so much, Arctic Mama :D :hug:

akacutie
07-21-2009, 08:58 PM
Happy Anniversary Chic! :D

I loved reading your list! Thanks for sharing all the big changes that have been going on in your life!

You are a weight loss diva for sure!!

Oh, btw I love your avatar... I can't wait till my pants look that big!! :carrot:

SunshineCA
07-21-2009, 09:02 PM
I am pretty dang proud of these changes.

As well as you should be! :bravo:

Onederchic
07-21-2009, 09:07 PM
akacutie -

Awww, thanks so very much!! :D :hug:

SunshineCA -

Thank you too!! :hug:

MrsWolf
07-21-2009, 09:08 PM
Congratulations, chic!

Your list has got me thinking about my own journey - which started one day after yours! :lol:

I am inspired by all you have accomplished!

:cheer2:

Peace, Heather

Onederchic
07-21-2009, 09:10 PM
Hi Heather!

Thank you so much and congrats on your success!! :hug:

jamiewyn
07-21-2009, 10:38 PM
WHat an inspirational list! You are amazing!

weightlossxprt
07-21-2009, 10:41 PM
That's for sure! Your results are amazing! Congrats and keep up the hard work. I'm new here but I was wondering if anyone had any tips for getting rid of those last few pounds?

newleaf123
07-21-2009, 11:04 PM
Congratulations, what a year!! It must feel just incredible to reflect back on... imagine what the next year will bring, too!

CamiToo
07-21-2009, 11:07 PM
The weight loss and the rest of that list are impressive but throwing in that you quit smoking too? Holy cow! You're truly an inspiration to us all. Happy Anniversary Chic!

Onederchic
07-22-2009, 01:05 AM
Thanks very much ya'll!! :D :hug::hug::hug::hug:

SunshineCA
07-22-2009, 02:50 AM
SunshineCA -

Thank you too!! :hug:

You're welcome. :)

Onederchic
07-30-2009, 11:25 AM
I just remembered another change. One that may not seem significant to some but was probably most challenging for me or one of the most anyway.

For years, probably more than 12 or 13, I was addicted to BC headache powders. If you don't know what they are just let me give you the active ingredients

Active ingredients (per powder) Purpose
Aspirin 650 mg................................................ ....Pain reliever
Caffeine 33.3 mg................................................ Pain reliever aid
Salicylamide 195 mg..........................................Pain reliever aid


That said.. I was taking up to 8-12 of those every day for years. Not because I had headaches just because..well, honestly I am not sure. I used them much as I did food back then, for comfort and destressing me...crazy now that I think on it.

But the good news is, I have not had a BC in over 8 months so I am very proud of that. It was harder for me to give those up than to give up my 21 year, 2 pack a day smoking habit :o

Okay, the end for now :D

Pita09
07-30-2009, 11:40 AM
Wow it's hard to believe you could take that much BC powders without having some serious health issues. Last year while I was working my lousy convenience store job, I started becoming hooked on Goody powders. The caffeine in them did more for me then those energy shots ever could, and I would take at least 4 powders a day to help me get through my 10 hr. work day. Since quitting that job I've not taken one powder even though I know I have several packages still in the purse I used for work. I guess I should throw them away, huh? ;)

You are such an inspiration! I love your list, and in a year I plan to start a thread just like you did.

Onederchic
07-30-2009, 12:14 PM
Well, I had a lot of stomach troubles that I am sure the BCs either brought on or added to. My daddy was addicted to them as well and out of 8 siblings, I have 2 of those that are addicted :shrug:

Yes, toss those Goody's out! We are stronger and don't need that stuffs anymore :nono: :D

Thank you very much and I can not wait to read your list!! :hug: :hug:

DCHound
07-30-2009, 01:09 PM
OMG you are one of my biggest inspirations on this web board. You are AMAZING. You are totally beautiful inside and out...and I know you (and I, and our other 3FC friends) will NEVER go back to the women we used to be. You are totally fabulous and amazing and SKINNY!!! :D Congratulations, happy anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Was the quitting smoking the hardest part? For me, looking back, that was far more remarkable than me losing this 120 lbs.

Onederchic
07-30-2009, 01:14 PM
Wow, DCHound, thank you so very much. I can't even express how your words have made me feel :hug:

Honestly, quitting smoking was pretty easy for me. I had a way worse time with quitting the BCs which is just odd, I know. When I quit smoking, I did it cold turkey and I never had an cravings or withdrawals. My boyfriend still smokes but he does it outside. Not for fear I'll want one but because the smell truly disgusts me now. When I stopped the BCs, I did it cold turkey as well and it was very difficult for me. But I just fought through it all and will never take one again. And you are right, I will never revert back to any of my old ways.

Congrats on your successes!!

Hugs
Michelle

rockinrobin
07-30-2009, 01:54 PM
Wow. I'm just seeing this thread now and boy oh boy am I glad that I did. You have no idea what a HUGE smile I have on my face.

You are an amazing, strong, incredible, fascinating, determined, awe-inspiring woman. There really are not enough accolades to accurately describe you!

What an incredible amount of things to overcome. And in doing so, you've transformed your life. I don't even know you, but the joy I am feeling for you right now is overwhelming.

I hope you will print up this list and whenever life gets you down, you'll take a peek at it and marvel at all you've accomplished and your wonderful self.

Congratulations!

Onederchic
07-30-2009, 01:57 PM
rockinrobin -

You are one of the people's whom posts I always look forward to reading. You always have such down to earth, sage advice for everyone. For you to compliment me so, it swells me with pride, really. I am so grateful for your comments. Thanks so much :hug:

better health3
07-30-2009, 03:21 PM
This is beyond wonderful. Congrats!!!

Quick question, you said your insomnia ceased. Do you recall roughly how much weight you lost when it had stopped? Even on days I exercise I still have insomnia.

Onederchic
07-30-2009, 03:25 PM
better health3 -

Thank you so much!

I am not exactly sure but I am certain it was after I had lost a significant amount..I would say around 70 or so.

Good luck with your goals and I hope your insomnia ceases soon. You're in my prayers :hug:

lottie63
07-30-2009, 03:31 PM
congrats! Great job...

now on to the part where I hate you. ... lol

you are four inches shorter than me, and when I weighed 190, I was a size 18. *confusion* AUGH! :(

Onederchic
07-30-2009, 03:37 PM
lottie63 -

Thank you.

I am not sure what contributes to who can wear what size. I like to believe it is the hard work I have put into exercising but I could be wrong. I now wear 16 in jeans but they are getting baggy. I can wear 14s in some brands.


Hugs
Michelle

PatientlyWeighting
07-30-2009, 04:03 PM
It's stories like yours that keep me going. :) Congratulations!

lottie63
07-30-2009, 04:07 PM
I have big hips. I"m very hourglassy when I lose, I lose in my waist, it might be cuz i need to buy a bigger pair to fit over my hips. :P

but now that lane bryant makes those right fit jeans I might be in a different size. I know I wear a 24 in regular sizes, which are big in teh waist and fit in the hip, but I wear a size 4 in size 'blue circle' (which translates I think to a size 20.)

Onederchic
07-30-2009, 04:12 PM
I have never heard of the Right Fit from Lane Bryant but I will check it out. Thank you! :hug:

Onederchic
07-30-2009, 04:13 PM
It's stories like yours that keep me going. :) Congratulations!

Thank you so much :hug:

hellcatjill
07-30-2009, 04:20 PM
Incredible! WTG!

Thanks for the inspiration. :)

DCHound
07-30-2009, 04:31 PM
Michelle I think you're too small for right fit...I am a 16 in some things, 18 in others, and the right fits are just too big.

lottie63
07-30-2009, 04:32 PM
OMG right fit are great.

size yellow square is for people straight from hip to waist
red triangle is for people moderately curvy
and blue is for people very curvy (I have a 10 inch difference between my waist and hips, so I am blue) finding jeans has always been SO awkward for me.

Anyhow, once again, congrats. Soon you will be out of those sizes anyhow. :P

Onederchic
07-30-2009, 04:33 PM
Incredible! WTG!

Thanks for the inspiration. :)


You're welcome and thank you so much :hug:

Onederchic
07-30-2009, 04:34 PM
Michelle I think you're too small for right fit...I am a 16 in some things, 18 in others, and the right fits are just too big.

Well, I have to say, that is great to know then. Thanks :carrot: :hug:

Onederchic
07-30-2009, 04:34 PM
OMG right fit are great.

size yellow square is for people straight from hip to waist
red triangle is for people moderately curvy
and blue is for people very curvy (I have a 10 inch difference between my waist and hips, so I am blue) finding jeans has always been SO awkward for me.

Anyhow, once again, congrats. Soon you will be out of those sizes anyhow. :P


Hehe, thanks again :D :hug:

EveLHaelf
07-30-2009, 06:15 PM
Michelle, you just out right ROCK! That's the closest word I could come up with to describe you and it STILL doesn't do you justice! :D

The weight you've lost so far is awesome and you are still losing! You are a constant inspiration to me, I love reading your posts about how your pants are too big. :dizzy: I hope with all my might I will get there one day and that I will be able to stick to my lifestyle change for over a year like you have. Keep up the amazing work, chickie pie! :hug:

Onederchic
07-30-2009, 06:28 PM
Michelle, you just out right ROCK! That's the closest word I could come up with to describe you and it STILL doesn't do you justice! :D

The weight you've lost so far is awesome and you are still losing! You are a constant inspiration to me, I love reading your posts about how your pants are too big. :dizzy: I hope with all my might I will get there one day and that I will be able to stick to my lifestyle change for over a year like you have. Keep up the amazing work, chickie pie! :hug:


Thank you very much. It really means a lot to me.

You will get there :D And you got me and everyone else here cheering you on :cheer2: :hug:

Onederchic
10-20-2009, 12:12 AM
I have to add that I have kicked the hard candy habit. It has been well over a month since I have had a piece and I am glad for it :D


Okay, that's it for now :D

losermom
10-20-2009, 08:15 AM
Michelle, you are one amazing WonderChic! The gift you have given yourself is nothing short of a miracle. I didn't realize this, but you and I started our journey on the very same day. I didn't think I could do it either in the beginning, but like you, I just kept chugging along. You have been my inspiration many times when I didn't think I could do it anymore. Please know that I'm always your biggest cheerleader!

Onederchic
10-20-2009, 09:10 AM
Wow, I am very touched. Thank you so much! You have done so wonderfully too! Congrats :D :hug::hug:

time2lose
10-20-2009, 09:15 AM
Onederchic,
I have been traveling for a few days and have missed the forum. This morning I only have time to read a couple of postings and am so glad that yours is one of them.

You have come so far and accomplished so much. You are truly inspiring. I always look for your posts when I log on. Thank you!

Keep up the great work. I wonder what another year will bring??

Onederchic
10-20-2009, 09:29 AM
Cheryl, thank you so very much. I have great hopes that another year will bring me a healthier me cause I refuse to give up :D :hug:

justaloozer
10-20-2009, 10:42 AM
Onderchic you are phenomenal!

Onederchic
10-20-2009, 10:47 AM
Awww thank you :hug:

kuhrisuh
10-20-2009, 07:39 PM
Congratulations! I am so happy for you!

Honestly, the last one made me tear up.. I know what its like & I hate that someone as sweet as you ever had feelings like that.

You're so inspiring - I want to be able to make a list like this at my one year too!

Onederchic
10-20-2009, 08:28 PM
Thank you very much, Carissa :hug::hug: