Goal! - Forestroad's Goal Pics--45lbs gone




forestroad
11-01-2009, 11:17 PM
I don't have a particularly long goal story. I gained about 40lbs in college. After graduation (in 2007)I put about 15 of them off over a year, but began gaining back when I went on some medication (in fall/winter 08). After I acclimated to the meds, I started slowly losing again (spring 09), and then decided June 2009 was buckle down and lose weight month. I found 3fc and started calorie counting, weighing 160lbs. In the last 5 months, I have gone from 160lbs, size 12, to 135lbs, size 8, from a high weight of 180lbs, size 14 at my college graduation. From 160 to 145, the weight came off pretty quickly, over 5lbs/mo, but of course the last 10lbs took almost 3 months. Here are my pics:

Start Weight: 180lbs (bmi 30; May 2007)
http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs099.snc3/16645_537901054855_4400182_31870397_1558603_n.jpg
http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs099.snc3/16645_537901049865_4400182_31870396_3039293_n.jpg

Mini-Goal: 148 (normal bmi; July 2009)
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs135.snc1/5771_534355270635_4400182_31714685_319679_n.jpg

Goal: 135lbs (October 2009)
http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs119.snc3/16645_537899028915_4400182_31870186_2504348_n.jpg

There are some more goal photos and progress pics on my blog if anyone's interested! Thanks for all the wonderful support :)


AR4life
11-01-2009, 11:21 PM
Wow, you look amazing, well done :carrot: you must be so pleased :)

sawa1210
11-01-2009, 11:26 PM
You look fabulous! Congratulations on achieving your goal and enjoy!


leeway
11-01-2009, 11:31 PM
:carrot::cp::broc::cp::cb:
WooHoo!:woohoo: Happy dance time!

Congrats on meeting your goal - boy, once you decided to do it, you got it done! SO pretty - before AND after - but now you have the fab figure to match - how exciting is that! The last bikini pic is gorgeous!:encore:

Thanks for much for sharing - it's so great to see the results of hard work and determination especially for those of us at the beginning of our challenge - it's also so fun to celebrate success!

Best wishes for your maintainence status - enjoy your accomplishment - you earned it!

:bravo:

platformnine
11-02-2009, 10:01 AM
You look amazing!! Congrats :D

forestroad
11-02-2009, 10:46 AM
Thanks! :D

oliviaCAN
11-02-2009, 10:50 AM
You look amazing!! Congratulations!!

KaCee J
11-02-2009, 10:57 AM
Gorgeous! I don't even know you and I am so proud of you! I like your saying under your user name.."There is no wagon" Nice. :cp:

kittycat40
11-02-2009, 11:02 AM
You are one HOT MOMMA!!!! :):):)
Enjoy!

forestroad
11-02-2009, 11:16 AM
Thanks; it worked for me not to think about it as on the wagon or off the wagon, but all as normal, balanced parts of one journey, as long as there is balance.

Sylvied
11-02-2009, 12:00 PM
Congratulations on all your hard work paying off. You look terrific... and that is a cute bikini.

cormandy62442
11-02-2009, 12:16 PM
Congrats, you look amazing!! :D

Civakas
11-02-2009, 01:10 PM
You look really great! Congratulations!

LBLAZY
11-02-2009, 01:41 PM
You look awesome!! :)

EsperanzaBella82
11-02-2009, 02:53 PM
Gorgeous! You did an awesome job transforming yourself.

Good luck w/ maintenance. :)

InControl2Day
11-02-2009, 03:30 PM
You look beautiful and so happy :carrot:

AWESOME JOB~

LittleMoonRabbit
11-02-2009, 03:33 PM
you look amazing! I want to have a bikini-bod that looks as good as yours does! congrats!!!! You are an inspiration!

daniela
11-03-2009, 03:35 PM
Congrats girl! You look awesome, check out those obliques, and your legs and hips slimmed out a lot from your pic at 148! Great job you should be very proud of yourself :-)

forestroad
11-03-2009, 04:24 PM
Thanks! I'm most self-conscious about my thighs and hips so that's nice to hear :)

makeupforlifee
11-07-2009, 03:11 PM
awesome!!

petra65
11-07-2009, 04:23 PM
You look amazing! Congratulations on your success and good luck with maintenance.

Bluedande
11-08-2009, 10:19 AM
You look amazing! Congrats on reaching your goal! :D

kuhrisuh
11-08-2009, 11:08 AM
WOW! Congrats girl! You look AMAZING!!! :carrot:

macu130
11-09-2009, 10:05 PM
Looking great!! your story is an inspiration! I started just 2 lbs under your start weight, am almost the same height and 135 is my target!! Thanks for posting your pics!

Mickeypnd
11-09-2009, 10:10 PM
You have like the perfect body! Seriously. SOOOO beautiful!!

Natoshial
11-10-2009, 09:48 AM
All I can say is WOW!!! You look Hot!!!

forestroad
11-10-2009, 10:20 AM
You have like the perfect body! Seriously. SOOOO beautiful!!

Aaww, thanks :cloud9: It doesn't often feel that way. But it means a lot coming from one of the most stunning girls in the 20-something forum :)

macu- good luck on your journey-- you will get there!

Thanks everyone :)

dragonwoman64
11-10-2009, 02:16 PM
va va voom!!

Ready2BThinna
11-10-2009, 03:02 PM
Wow! You look fabulous!!! :carrot:
Thanks so much for sharing your success - it's inspiring!!

:)
Jean

taeotis
11-17-2009, 09:23 AM
Lookin good girl. Keep up the good work.

DarlinRose
11-17-2009, 10:40 AM
Awesome Job!! You are a great inspiration!
I have a similar story! Gained weight my last year of college, gained some more my first year at a desk job! Then decided to get rid of it! Started at 155, goal is 125... right now stuck between 130 and 135!

jendiet
11-17-2009, 11:17 AM
That is what i want my goal pic to be! And my goal weight is 135! You are so beautiful! Hawt!!!!

PammyFl
11-17-2009, 11:32 AM
Way to go girl!!!! You look amazing!

bridietogo
11-23-2009, 04:52 PM
Fab! Keep your head up so high, you should be so proud of yourself. Inspirational. Thanks for posting.

UrthWurm
11-24-2009, 08:34 AM
You are such a huge inspiration to me! :D I can't wait to be where you've been.

Onederchic
11-26-2009, 06:32 PM
You look fantastic! Congrats :woohoo:

bridietogo
12-12-2009, 07:36 AM
Wow - you're inspirational - you look fabulous - well done.

melis
12-12-2009, 09:35 AM
You look amazing!!

madpea
12-29-2009, 01:15 PM
WOW!! You look FANTASTIC!! Congratulations!

jigglefree
01-16-2010, 09:00 AM
I saw your blog pictures and they look great. You have done a fantastic job. I gets me excited everytime I see someone else's success. Thanks for post and making your photo journey available.:cp::cp:

Matilda08
01-16-2010, 10:10 AM
you look fab! Congrats

jazzang
01-16-2010, 12:25 PM
forest! you look absolutely amazing. what a hottie!!!

lackadaisy
01-16-2010, 05:11 PM
Ahhhhh you made it!! You are such an inspiration, congrats!!

2b7again
02-20-2010, 11:05 PM
Wahoo! That's awesome!

Starify
02-21-2010, 07:58 AM
You look fabulous! Great transformation :cp: :)

Mystical Mamma
02-21-2010, 11:37 AM
Fantastic! You were beautiful before, but now look much younger and healthier! Thanks for sharing!

misspriss78
03-12-2010, 06:21 PM
Way To Go...Congrats!!!!!!

MomtoThree
03-12-2010, 11:23 PM
You look wonderful congratulations.

Joan
03-13-2010, 09:41 AM
Congrats....I want to be where you are!

By the way, what a pretty place you're in, by the lake or pond. Ah, Vermont....

beth4365
03-13-2010, 11:05 AM
Congratulations on your success and thank you for sharing it here with us!

xchampagnedream
03-15-2010, 02:26 PM
you look amazing

forestroad
03-15-2010, 09:37 PM
Thank you all :)

@Joan- that is Lake Dunmore in Salisbury, with Mt Moosalamoo in the background.

I am going to post some updated pics on Sunday, which is the 1 year mark since I had my wake up call about my lifestyle. Hopefully there will be a noticeable difference...I've only lost a few more lbs but I've been toning up (I hope!)

forestroad
03-25-2010, 08:45 PM
So I missed my Sunday deadline but here are the updated goal pics, 5 months after reaching goal and a year after starting this journey. I'm maybe 132 in these pics, so a little lighter than goal pics but hopefully more toned. It doesn't look too visible to me but my bf% is lower.
http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs482.snc3/26408_543106817465_4400182_32046901_5914165_n.jpgh ttp://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs482.snc3/26408_543106822455_4400182_32046902_1215732_n.jpgh ttp://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs482.ash1/26408_543106832435_4400182_32046903_7649201_n.jpgh ttp://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs502.snc3/26408_543106837425_4400182_32046904_1014900_n.jpg

LabMonkeyGirl
03-25-2010, 08:47 PM
You looks absolutely gorgeous. You should be sooo happy!

gettnfit
03-26-2010, 03:29 PM
You look so great. You have a rockin figure too.

reagansquad
03-28-2010, 04:11 AM
Congrats, keep it up you look great.

nicolejoy
04-20-2010, 11:53 AM
Wow! You look amazing!! Congratulations :)

Shifterred
04-21-2010, 02:23 AM
Because our starting/goal weights are close (as are our heights and body types) I'm really motivated to see these faaaabulous pictures. Your story of gain and loss is rather familiar as well. All I can say is: YOU GO, GIRL! You are a gorgeous girl no matter what, but WOW that last bikini picture is divine. I am so happy for you! Congratulations!

Natoshial
04-21-2010, 02:53 AM
I think everyone who has posted has said it all. You Rock!!! Beautiful and inspirational pics. Thanks for sharing.