Goal! - I DID IT!! 115 lbs Lost! (size 20-6) (250lbs-135)




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guamvixen
02-16-2010, 05:36 PM
Once upon a time I weighed 250 lbs. I felt horrible, ugly, tired, and sad. As sad as it is to say...I was in an unhappy marriage, and that didn't help either. The turning point of my life was from a picture of me riding an elephant at our annual Rennaisance Festival. A friend of mine asked me "wow, who is that elephant riding the elephant?" Of course it was me, and then on that same day, my husband purposely didn't introduce me to his friend that he ran into because he was "ashamed" of what i was. (UPDATE! PAGE 31 HAS A NEW ELEPHANT PICTURE OF ME!) But needless to say those horrible moments lit my fire.

I started out slowly, walking three times a week for 20 mins at a time. I cut everything I ate in half. To give you an idea of what I had been eating:

Breakfast: TWO flour tacos of bacon, egg, potato and cheese.

Lunch: Burger, or Chicken Friend Steak, the whole side, and a coke. (fast food, fried food, greasy pizza, the WORKS)

Snack: Carrot cake (every day, the deli in my building had the BEST carrrot Cake)

Dinner: Full meal. With a second serving, and of course desert.

Evening Snack: Usually some chips, or cookies, or a whole quart of ice cream. :(

**You know, it's really sad when you write it all down and realize how bad you used to eat. Sometimes, thinking about it, gets me a bit emotional, all that food caused me to look like this:http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/ad323/guamvixen/Random/Before/250.jpg

http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/ad323/guamvixen/Random/Before/samMG-2007.jpg



I let food consume me! After I cut all my food intake in half, I started getting results immediately. Before I knew, I fit into size 18's again. Then I increased my work out to walking five times a week. Once that became too easy, I starting mixing in some jogging. I next realized I had to cut out all sweets, junk food, sodas, and I also eliminated red meat and pork. I noticed that my body couldn't digest those foods very well, along with cheese. So I broke up with all of them! It was SOO hard to do, but I don't miss it. So now I just eat chicken, seafood, and turkey. I occasionally enjoy a sweet treat, but I don't over indulge. In a nutshell...CALORIE COUNTING did the trick.

~~An in betweener:http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/ad323/guamvixen/Random/165.jpg



It took me exactly one year to lose 115 lbs. I had no surgery, utilized no diet pills, I did have a trainer for about 6 weeks, but I only lost about 5 lbs during that time. When I went at it alone, I got better results faster. My workout consists of running 3-5 times a week now. I'm up to six miles of running! No walking, or jogging, but running! I can finish it in a little under an hour and I always feel so accomplished afterwards! :D

I also ditched the mean hubby, and waited a lil over a year to find love again, and I did! So below is my second chance at love along with our lil bundle of joy! :)

I knew there was a happier person inside me, I just needed to get out of my 115 lb suit that I was wearing for so long! I love shopping now, I love meeting new people, I have confidence, I am no longer tired most importantly!! This website helped me out in so many ways, the stories, and support here is phenomenal. I thank each and every one of you who read this for your time, and motivation, and inspiration! I wish everyone the best on their journey whether you are about to start, doing, or maintaining! Thanks for looking! My name is Sam and I'm 5'4'' 29 years old and 135 lbs wearing a size 6 and some 4's depending on the brand! :carrot: xoxo


Diet and Exercise got me here:size 4 135 lbs, size 28 jeanshttp://i948.photobucket.com/albums/ad323/guamvixen/Random/KissAfter1.jpg

Size 4 135 lbs
http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/ad323/guamvixen/Random/SaminDress.jpg

2 Year Maintenance UPDATE!!

Hey all! Just a quick update to my continued success! Motivation and determination make anything possible!

First time dressing up since 1999 for Halloween! :o

http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/ad323/guamvixen/IMG_20111031_1816091.jpg

This is my sister and I 2 weeks ago (2/5/12)

http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/ad323/guamvixen/IMG_20120204_153235.jpg


As a bonus, here's our beautiful lil Emma at 1 year old! Time just flies by!

http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/ad323/guamvixen/232323232fp53566_nu475_7___238_WSNRCG37__4_5659329 nu0mrj.jpg


Passionista
02-16-2010, 05:40 PM
Let me be the first to say :woohoo: :cp: You look amazing! Beautiful!

bargoo
02-16-2010, 05:47 PM
Congratulations ! What a great story !


parkedout
02-16-2010, 05:51 PM
Wow!! You look amazing! Terrific job.:carrot:

jkinboston89
02-16-2010, 05:58 PM
You look incredible and I love that your story has such a happy ending! Congrats!

Mercy03
02-16-2010, 06:13 PM
Congratulations Sam, what a great story! You look terrific!

stargzr
02-16-2010, 06:15 PM
Holy WOW!!! What an incredible difference. You sound like you've turned your whole life around! Good for you and major Congrats!!!

siobhanmc
02-16-2010, 06:30 PM
Congratulations. What an inspiring story.

susiemartin
02-16-2010, 06:32 PM
Wow! What a story!
Congratulations :carrot:

jlady
02-16-2010, 06:52 PM
i'm so happy for you. the best part is that you are now a healthy happy person - and have made changes to last a lifetime.bravo!

partypantalones
02-16-2010, 07:10 PM
YES!!! yes yes!! you look amazing! you are soooo little now!!

Matilda08
02-16-2010, 07:11 PM
COngrats and this story is very inspirational! Keep up the good work!!!!!

horsey
02-16-2010, 07:43 PM
Amazing and congrats! You should be featured in a fitness magazine, great success story, you look GREAT!

sawa1210
02-16-2010, 08:08 PM
Thank you for sharing your story!!!

Liljabs
02-17-2010, 02:53 AM
congratulations you look fantastic :)

getslimntrim
02-17-2010, 05:13 AM
Once upon a time I weighed 250 lbs. I felt horrible, ugly, tired, and sad. As sad as it is to say...I was in an unhappy marriage, and that didn't help either. The turning point of my life was from a picture of me riding an elephant at our annual Rennaisance Festival. A friend of mine asked me "wow, who is that elephant riding the elephant?" Of course it was me...some friend right? But needless to say that horrible comment snapped me out of it.
I started out slowly, walking three times a week for 20 mins at a time. I cut everything I ate in half. To give you an idea of what I was eating:

Breakfast: TWO flour tacos of bacon, egg, potato and cheese.

Lunch: Burger, or Chicken Friend Steak, the whole side, and a coke.

Snack: Carrot cake (every day, the deli in my building had the BEST carrrot Cake)

Dinner: Full meal. With a second serving, and of course desert.

Evening Snack: Usually some chips, or cookies. :(

I let food consume me! After I cut all my food intake in half, I started getting results immediately. Before I knew, I fit into size 18's again. Then I increased my work out to walking five times a week. Once that became too easy, I starting mixing in some jogging. I next realized I had to cut out all sweets, junk food, sodas, and I also eliminated red meat and pork. I noticed that my body couldn't digest those foods very well, along with cheese. So I broke up with all of them! It was SOO hard to do, but I don't miss it. So now I just eat chicken, seafood, and turkey. I occasionally enjoy a sweet treat, but I don't over indulge.

It took me exactly one year to lose 115 lbs. I had no surgery, utilized no diet pills, I did have a trainer for about 6 weeks, but I only lost about 5 lbs during that time. When I went at it alone, I got better results faster. My workout consists of running 3-5 times a week now. I'm up to six miles of running! No walking, or jogging, but running! I can finish it in a little under an hour and I always feel so accomplished afterwards! :D

Since my lifestyle change, I have gotten a divorce, I waited 8 months after my divorce was finalized to give love another shot. I have found the most wonderful man any woman could ever wish for! The best part about him was that he knew me when I was big, was always sweet, he had liked me, but I knew emotionally, mentally, and physically, I wasn't ready so I waited. And when the right time came, we hit it off!

I knew there was a happier person inside me, I just needed to get out of my 115 lb suit that I was wearing for so long! I love shopping now, I love meeting new people, I have confidence, I am no longer tired most importantly!! This website helped me out in so many ways, the stories, and support here is phenomenal. I thank each and every one of you who read this for your time, and motivation, and inspiration! I wish everyone the best on their journey whether you are about to start, doing, or maintaining! Thanks for looking! My name is Sam and I'm 5'4'' 29 years old and 135 lbs wearing a size 6 and some 4's depending on the brand! :carrot: xoxo



Congrats. You inspire me!! Nice. You look great.

EveLHaelf
02-17-2010, 08:22 AM
WOW! Congrats on all of your hard earned success! Thank you for inspiring me! You look fabulous! :carrot::carrot:

misspriss78
02-17-2010, 09:47 AM
What an incredible story,congratulations on your success! Your and inspiration to many(and you just inspired me to get a workout in today;)) You look absolutely beautiful!:)

:hug:

workingtobethin
02-17-2010, 10:58 AM
Amazing, your story has truly inspired me, I have to keep the drive and goal in mind! thanks.

JerseyPAGirl
02-17-2010, 12:18 PM
You look fabulous! I bet you feel like a different person on the inside as well, huh? I'm inspired beyond words...congrats!!!:carrot:

Shytowngal
02-17-2010, 01:06 PM
Way to go! You look amazing, and are such an inspiration!

GiddyupKaos
02-17-2010, 01:09 PM
Sam, you know I love ya girl... :hug:
I am sooo proud of you... and you soo inspire me.... words can not even begin to say how much you MOTIVATE me..... ;)
YOU ROCK!!!! and thank you for posting the pics.... AMAZING girl!!! You are sooo beautiful....

jenne1017
02-17-2010, 02:07 PM
Great job!!!!

H8cake
02-17-2010, 02:50 PM
Thanks for sharing your story Sam. You look fabulous! You took charge of your life and made the changes you needed to make to be healthy and happy. What a great encouragement to everyone that is struggling.:bravo:

Staczy
02-17-2010, 03:30 PM
WOW!!! What a great story, and you look amazing :carrot::carrot:

Congrats on your weight loss :carrot::carrot::carrot:

sarcruze
02-18-2010, 05:41 AM
Thank you sooo much for sharing your weight loss story. It has truly inspired me. I have a lot of weight to lose and at times it feels overwhelming but I am commited and so far so good. Thanks again. U look wonderful

biankita
02-18-2010, 08:48 AM
wow! you are such an inspiration :)
You look AMAZING!!

BellaLucia
02-18-2010, 10:07 AM
Congrats. Sam!

Natoshial
02-18-2010, 12:51 PM
Way to go!!! You look awesome.

flashback97
02-18-2010, 03:17 PM
Wow...THAT is some awesome inspiration right there! I am guessing you (at your starting weight) were about the same as I am right now. You look adorable & even younger! I am 31 (32 in a few weeks...ugh!) and I am about to jump on this weight loss band wagon next week! (I have to be prepared!) Anyway, I hope & pray that I will have before and after pictures to post on here in the near future. Thanks for sharing....those pictures are very, VERY inspiring!

Sarah Carson
02-18-2010, 04:32 PM
You look amazing, hope your maintenance is going well and I hope you know how many people you've inspired with your success - congratulations! x

Pacifica Bee
02-20-2010, 01:16 AM
So awesome! Amazing story.. you are really an inspiration!

Cglasscock1
02-20-2010, 01:56 AM
A fairytale story .... with a lot of hard work before the happy ending!
Congratulations and best wishes!

Starify
02-20-2010, 07:32 AM
:spin: Congratz~! You look absolutely amazing! I applaud you. :cp:

lulablue11
02-20-2010, 09:29 AM
Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your 'Burn' story; it sounds like you were on fire and now you can share the spark.
-L

dragonwoman64
02-20-2010, 12:43 PM
congrats! you look wonderful! I'm sure that took a lot of bravery and dedication to change your life so much!

PaulaM
02-20-2010, 07:23 PM
Good job, you look great!

PrettyPearls
02-20-2010, 08:49 PM
I'm jumping up and down doing the Happy Dance for you!
You look amazing and it's great to know that you feel amazing too.
Thank you for sharing your story with us!

2b7again
02-20-2010, 11:58 PM
Great Job! I'm so glad you shared!!!! Gives me some hope!

Mystical Mamma
02-21-2010, 12:35 PM
Holy smokes - you look great! What a great inspiration you are! Thanks for sharing!

Nit2loseit
02-21-2010, 01:44 PM
You look AMAZING! I weight about 275 and find your story so very inspirational! I know soone enough I will have a success story like yours! Thanks for giving me that push! :hug:

Katie

MK2010
02-21-2010, 04:31 PM
:cp: wow! You look fantastic!

SnowWolf
02-21-2010, 08:38 PM
WOW. :D This inspires me very much. :) Congrats!!! You look so great!

missgordon
02-22-2010, 11:50 AM
That's so great - what a huge inspiration! You look beautiful!

Are you from Guam? I was there over Christmas :)

Cleo
02-22-2010, 12:31 PM
Congratulations :)

You're truly an inspiration--thank you for sharing your success!

Incage
02-22-2010, 01:41 PM
Wow! Congratulations! You look amazing. You really inspire me.

nitenurse
02-22-2010, 01:57 PM
wow, what an awesome job, you look fantastic

Patience
02-22-2010, 01:57 PM
Wow! You look amazing, and a wonderful story too. Congratulations!

guamvixen
02-22-2010, 02:24 PM
Miss Gordon! Hi! Yes, I was born in Guam! Good eye. :)

aluxa
02-22-2010, 03:04 PM
:congrat: I'm just starting my journey and you are an inspiration. Thanks :)

jessicado22
02-22-2010, 05:37 PM
Holy crap.....you're so inspiring! Way to go!!!!!

kellost
02-22-2010, 07:11 PM
A great big CONGRATS to you, Sam!!!! Awesome to have met your goals and also a wonderful new guy!

Beautifully Flawed
02-22-2010, 07:19 PM
Wow.. I am sooo inspired I can actually feel tears welling in my eyes... Thanks for sharing your journey, it is so inspiring... AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

freckfrecks
02-22-2010, 08:36 PM
Wow! You look amazing! Your story is inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

sunflowergirl68
03-02-2010, 05:07 AM
first let me say Congrats!

Secondly, can I ask when you scheduled time to work out? Were you working at this time? I'm finding difficulty finding a time to work out.

guamvixen
03-02-2010, 12:58 PM
first let me say Congrats!

Secondly, can I ask when you scheduled time to work out? Were you working at this time? I'm finding difficulty finding a time to work out.


Hi Sunflowergirl!

Thank you for the sweet words! I was and still am working! I'd work out right after work. I was determined and focused to get the weight off. Let me tell you, the crock pot became my best friend because I'd start dinner in the morning, and by the time we got home from work, it was ready! So the family ate, and I always ate something light and healthy that took minutes to make. Cooking takes up a lot of time, but the crock pot really helped! Also, I ensured I went to bed early around 9 so I can be well rested and with all the cardio I did, i had to make sure I took care of myself. Let me know if there is anything else you need! Best of luck, you can do it! :hug:

Thighs Be Gone
03-02-2010, 05:48 PM
Yay! Stories like you are so heartfelt and so genuine--it brings me to tears actually. I can feel your happiness. GO YOU! Congratulations and yep, you look simply GORGEOUS.

Donna28
03-05-2010, 08:58 PM
Truely inspirational!!!You look so beautiful!!!!

Sapitaa
03-05-2010, 09:22 PM
WOW!!!!
U look great!!! You´re an inspiration!

sweetchic82
03-06-2010, 01:57 AM
Thanks again and congratulation on your masive weightloss u are such an inspiration :D

aprillbee
03-10-2010, 04:23 PM
You look amazing...truly an inspiration :)

Hopeful8
03-11-2010, 01:34 PM
you look absolutely beautiful. Congratulations on all your hard work and dedication!

SpicySiren
03-11-2010, 01:37 PM
guamvixen thank you for sharing. CONGRATS on the amazing weight loss. the pictures REALLY show how you have changed in the ways of personality as well, you do seem much more @ ease and confident w/yourself. i really love the part in your post about how "I knew there was a happier person inside me, I just needed to get out of my 115 lb suit that I was wearing for so long." such a succinct way of summing up the weight loss experience for so many of us who are overweight. I get the feeling sometimes that I am wearing that "fat suit" and I see the thinner person inside wanting to get out. She's in there, SOMEWHERE! I Just have to keep working out and loosing weight to let her loose! Also, you have a very positive message of a healthy natural weight loss that didn't involve any fads/pill which are NOT healthy in the ways of natural LONG TERM weight loss. WONDERFUL POST :)

BiologyBabe
03-15-2010, 07:42 PM
Congrats! Thank you for sharing your story! It sounds an awful like mine, you are inspiring!

alliesarang
03-16-2010, 01:41 AM
Amazing! Love your story, gives me loads of hope!

Ladybug2680
03-16-2010, 10:35 AM
Congratulations and thanks for sharing your story. You look fabulous.

theirmommie72
03-16-2010, 10:52 AM
Love!!!

buzybee188
03-16-2010, 04:55 PM
Wow! That is simply amazing. Congratulations!

Campbell
03-16-2010, 11:30 PM
Amazing.. Congratulations.. i might be the next to post my achievements...

finger crossed :)

Brittnoiserz
03-19-2010, 07:19 AM
What an inspiration! You look absolutely stunning. Starting small is very important. I just began taking my regular walks again since it's now spring time :D! In no time i'll be at my dream weight. Congrats and I wish you the best of luck with your new fellow!

SlimBy2011
03-20-2010, 12:49 AM
You were 10 pounds away from where I started and you're currently where I want to be so this is great inspiration!

unidestiny
03-21-2010, 08:26 AM
congrats!

you look incredible and really sexy! =)

koceank29
03-24-2010, 09:18 PM
You are very inspirational! Congratulations on all your hard work.

beth4365
03-24-2010, 09:59 PM
Congratulations, Sam!

Thank you for sharing your story here.

I made it through today. You're going to be my inspiration for tomorrow.

peace4me
03-25-2010, 12:51 AM
AMAZING!!! Great Job! You are such an inspiration.

love114
03-25-2010, 03:08 AM
Congratulations you look absolutely amazing! Such an inspiring story, especially for someone just starting out (like me!)

Phatmama
03-25-2010, 12:35 PM
You look great and it sounds like you feel great! Way to go!!

guamvixen
04-06-2010, 09:32 AM
Thank you SO much everyone for all the support and for reading my story! It means so much to me, and it reassures me that I need to keep doing what I'm doing to stay healthy!

northstar1959
04-06-2010, 10:34 AM
Way to Go Guamvixen!!!!!

GettinFit
04-06-2010, 05:28 PM
Congratulations!!! You look amazing. What an accomplishment.

goreplz
04-06-2010, 07:52 PM
You're my hero. An inspiration truly.

cherrypye
04-07-2010, 03:18 PM
Wow!!! You've done amazingly!

Congrats on finding happiness and inner peace!

dinomama
04-07-2010, 04:17 PM
Seriously you look about 15 yrs. younger!!!! I am jealous and also inspired:)

ttmarie23
04-08-2010, 12:34 AM
From someone who has a significant amount of weight to lose, reading stories like yours is such a blessing. It gives me that "I CAN do this" boost I need. Thank you for sharing and congrats! You look amazing!

fra
04-08-2010, 04:01 AM
dam girl! I want to be you :)
you did awesome, you are a trooper!

Ready2BThinna
04-08-2010, 10:40 PM
Sam,

What an achievement! You have TOTALLY transformed and re-created your life. . . and you've accomplished this in a healthy way :carrot: As I read your post, the good news just kept getting better and better. I am thrilled for you!

Thank you so much for sharing this; it is truly inspiring for us.

:hug:

guamvixen
04-09-2010, 09:54 AM
Awww!! Thank you beautiful ladies!! You guys are TOO sweet!

nineoceansaway
04-10-2010, 09:58 PM
wow!! Good for you!! Congrats!

lisa130
04-11-2010, 05:02 PM
beautiful story. you look amazing and really happy. congratulations to you!

ChunkySmoo
04-11-2010, 05:30 PM
Congrats. you look amazing

Chunkyhoney
04-11-2010, 05:34 PM
you look GREAT...

calimommy
04-13-2010, 12:16 PM
Wow, very inspirational! You look fantastic. Congrats on your new life! :)

techgirl
04-13-2010, 03:38 PM
Wow...AWESOME!!!

Catmandu
04-13-2010, 04:18 PM
Good for you, you've got so much to be proud of.

LettucePray
04-13-2010, 05:32 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! You are my inspiration!!! I'm printing off your story to remind me to keep going! I would love to be a runner, but i'm tired. LOL One day at a time is what I tell myself!

Muse17
04-13-2010, 08:10 PM
Congratulations, you look so much younger and fitter.

melissario
04-13-2010, 08:30 PM
You inspire me cause we are the same height and started out at the same weight and i have had so many tell me that it will be impossible for me to get down to the 130's and i should settle for a little higher,But after reading your story i have alot more faith that i can do it! Thank you!! :hug:

chunckymonkey
04-13-2010, 09:22 PM
You SAW who you wanted to be and made that happen - Inspirational!

fatBgone07
04-14-2010, 12:42 AM
Way to go - you look fantastic!

cuteazz1
04-14-2010, 03:24 AM
You look great.Congrats!!!!!!!

spygirl05
04-14-2010, 04:58 AM
wow! congrats!

guamvixen
04-14-2010, 09:47 AM
You inspire me cause we are the same height and started out at the same weight and i have had so many tell me that it will be impossible for me to get down to the 130's and i should settle for a little higher,But after reading your story i have alot more faith that i can do it! Thank you!! :hug:

Heck yeah you can do it! Someone told me that too. They said the lowest size Iwould ever be would probably be a ten. But my perseverence and body had other plans! Shows how much THAT person knew! ;) I know you can do it! Just keep going and have fun while you shrink!

guamvixen
04-14-2010, 09:50 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! You are my inspiration!!! I'm printing off your story to remind me to keep going! I would love to be a runner, but i'm tired. LOL One day at a time is what I tell myself!

It took me 6 months to not feel tired! I know exactly how you feel! When your body is ready, your feet will just start running! I promise. :carrot:

Veil
04-14-2010, 11:41 AM
What a story! Thanks for sharing!

Trinhy
04-16-2010, 12:48 AM
You look AMAZING! Congratulations!

candy love
04-16-2010, 12:59 AM
congratulations!!!!!! you're such an inspiration!

NETZI81
04-16-2010, 12:59 AM
You are an inspiration! Congratulations!

taztaz
04-18-2010, 12:02 PM
I had to create an account and log in just to say CONGRATS!!!!! you rock girl. Thank you for the great inspiration. I have about 160 lbs to lose and I need all the motivation I can get. I have tried this sooo many times before I have lost count. I know there is no magic trick. All I have to do is eat healthy and move more... now where to start lol.
You look great!!

Sonata
04-21-2010, 01:35 AM
Could you tell me anything about any plateaus you faced and how you got through them? I am stuck in one now and getting sooo frustrated!

gypsychic
04-21-2010, 08:47 AM
grht job girl

MrsDawsondn
04-21-2010, 05:18 PM
absolutely awesome!

ElizRuth
04-21-2010, 08:10 PM
Congradulations - and thanks for sharing your story!

Landon68w
04-21-2010, 08:14 PM
wow thats awesome congrats! truly inspiring...

Staci816
04-22-2010, 12:47 PM
That's amazing...you are such an inspiration! You seem so healthy and happy...that's wonderful!

I know for me, eating well and exercising has worked in the past. As easy as that sounds, some sort of road block always seems to appear around my 25 pound loss. Your story shows me that it is possible for me to lose the weight ...it just takes determination and time...thank you so much for reminding me of that!

Congrats, again!!!

MsWannaBSlim
04-22-2010, 01:13 PM
Wow! That is truly an inspiring story - thank you for sharing it! Congratulations and best of luck to you as you enjoy your life - you have waaay earned it!! :cb::goodvibes:cloud9:

Snuggler888
04-22-2010, 04:15 PM
:bravo: That's wonderful!! You've done a great job.

chicpanda
04-22-2010, 04:19 PM
well done! enjoy the new look on life

Liliann
04-22-2010, 04:43 PM
Wow! Thank you for sharing your uplifting story and progress... Always keep that happy moment going and never go back. :bravo:

chickchick
04-23-2010, 02:05 AM
You look amazing!!! Go you! Great job! :yay:

MrsHoneycutt
04-23-2010, 06:58 PM
You were pretty then, but you're a knockout now. =] Congratulations on having the courage to start (and succeed) in your journey!

memi
04-23-2010, 07:36 PM
waaaw all the best

zestfest
05-03-2010, 06:45 PM
You look SO fabulous, what an inspiration! I'm so happy your life has become better, too. Keep it up!

lexieloo
05-06-2010, 11:25 AM
wow great job!

Kali
05-07-2010, 02:30 PM
Wow, amazing! Very inspirational - CONGRATULATIONS!!!

I'm still on my weightloss journey, but have finally lost the bulk of it, with 25 or so more pounds to go. I am praying that August will be my first bikini summer in A LONG TIME. *fingers crossed*

Question: How long did it take you to start running? I've always had such problems with this...after 6 minutes I am so out of breath . Despite the fact that I'm not carrying a lot of weight anymore, I still can't seem to break down that wall. Any suggestions???

Again, congrats! You look fabulous!!! :congrat:

Onederchic
05-17-2010, 04:00 PM
So inspiring! Congrats and thanks for sharing!

ShanAlise777
05-18-2010, 12:41 AM
you look AMAZINGGGGGGGG! you are such an inspiration to me!!

pink1gloss
05-18-2010, 05:42 PM
Wow, such an inspiring story! And Im so happy to hear that you found a good man!! Great job!!

GonnaTurnHeads
05-18-2010, 07:10 PM
How long did it take you, from the day you decided to really change your life, to reach your goal weight?

SUCH an inspiration!

caliyah
05-18-2010, 07:43 PM
wow my jaw dropped amazing amazing and so inspirational

alyssarof2012
05-18-2010, 09:14 PM
Congrats! Your story is very motivating! Thanks for sharing. you look beautiful. :)

mready
05-18-2010, 09:18 PM
Congratulations. What an inspiring story.

Smiling_Sara
05-18-2010, 10:19 PM
you look absolutely amazing!! Many many congrats.

MosesMom1
05-19-2010, 04:12 PM
Congrats!!! Great job!

chubbytums
05-22-2010, 12:49 AM
That is so awesome! I weigh 230 and I'm aspiring to go down to 150, and eventually to about 120. Thank you for motivating me!

DhaniCauldwell
05-22-2010, 08:43 PM
Awesome job!

-Dhani :queen:

itssnowingfire
06-04-2010, 10:42 AM
The world lies…fairytales are REAL!

You inspire me!!! Thanks.

.SF.

guamvixen
06-04-2010, 10:48 AM
Aww, thank you so much! I'll be cheering for you! Keep your head up, and feet on the ground so you keep moving towards your goal!

kiwicakes
06-04-2010, 06:09 PM
reading this give me hope :)

snitch
06-04-2010, 09:02 PM
WOW!! You look amazing. Congrads on your terrific success!!

cherylmn
06-05-2010, 12:53 AM
Bravo!!!

:cp::cp::cp::cp:

You are amazing, Sam! What an inspiration. Thanks for sharing your story.

OverOverWeight
06-06-2010, 02:47 AM
Wowzers! Over a hundred pounds in a year and a runner to boot! I'd love to achieve the same and you have shown that it IS possible with hard work and dedication. Thank you for sharing! :flow2:

yoyoma
06-06-2010, 08:00 AM
Super job! You look terrific! Congratulations!!!

llmw1951
06-06-2010, 10:19 AM
Congratulations! You Look Amazing! You're a Great Inspiration to Us All!

lucysam77
06-06-2010, 05:26 PM
Congrats girl... best of luck!!! :hug: :cool::congrat:

girlonfire
06-07-2010, 03:33 AM
WOW!!!! You look fabulous girlie!!! So inspirational. :) :cheer2: :congrat:

sha25
06-07-2010, 10:40 AM
Wow!! Congrats on your success.. You look amazing...

GirlyGirl
06-09-2010, 02:35 PM
Your post was absolutely inspirational to me. I am pregnant now, but I can't wait to begin my journey once my little one is born. You look absolutely gorgeous, and it is such a testament to your story that everyone is so inspired by you!

girlieyorkie
06-11-2010, 04:49 PM
Wow, you look amazing. Congrats.

pandagirl89
07-02-2010, 09:04 PM
You are SO inspirational to me. I actually weigh around what you did when you began and I hope to weigh what you do now...you look GREAT girl...good work! So inspiring!!

susie256
07-05-2010, 12:36 PM
Congratulations! You look amaaaaaazing!!!!

Jasmaniandevil
07-05-2010, 01:23 PM
Congratulations Beautiful Girl! :) Your story touched my heart

susie256
07-05-2010, 03:17 PM
Amazing! Congratulations, what an inspiration!

AYearAndThreeMonths
07-05-2010, 11:14 PM
Thanks for showing us that it CAN be done!!

guamvixen
07-06-2010, 09:54 AM
Thank you EVERYONE from the bottom of my heart for all the kind words! I pray that everyone has the courage and strength to stick with their goal and to ultimately achieve them! I had no gumption at the beginning, but it eventually found me. I wish the same for everyone struggling! There is always that point where we get stuck, and we feel that we've hit a dead end, but then we turn around, face it, and we find another way out! Am I right? I hope I continue to inspire, it's what helps me maintain! BIG HUGS to all my new friends!

kaelah
07-06-2010, 02:00 PM
You are such an inspiration!! Congratulations on achieving your goal!

prettyinpink116
07-07-2010, 11:31 PM
guamvixen WOW!! What an inspiring story!!!! All I have to say to you is CONGRATULATIONS!!! You look beautiful!!
:carrot::bravo: :congrat:

1bighog
07-08-2010, 05:17 PM
You are amazing!

BellaLucia
07-08-2010, 06:57 PM
You look beautiful. I am the fattest I have ever been and I am soooooooooo unhappy about it! I want to change!

Anonymia
07-09-2010, 05:34 AM
Thank you for such a truly touching story, you look beautiful!

Love,
Anonymia

Thighs Be Gone
07-10-2010, 01:59 AM
Gosh, you look amazing! You sound like you are in a good place. YAY! I am so happy for you.

maryea
07-10-2010, 02:13 AM
Congrats!! You look great!! What an accomplishment!

inkdiva
07-12-2010, 03:22 AM
It is so amazing what a different personality people project when they are overweight versus when they are healthy. I can't wait to see how differently I might look. Congratulations on your newfound and highly deserved happiness.

Scilla
07-20-2010, 01:31 AM
great job!!!

Mandi984
07-20-2010, 01:53 AM
wow you are a beautiful woman. These stories are going to help keep me inspired to losing weight. My goal is 100 pounds, but I'll be really happy if I lose 80 because that would still leave me at a very healthy weight for my height

sidrah
07-31-2010, 10:36 PM
You look beautiful! congratulations on the hard work.

Canuck85
08-01-2010, 12:38 AM
Congratulations on such an amazing transformation! Your pictures were those which inspired me to join this site and begin my own journey.

You have such an amazing story and it's great to see such a happy ending!

Best of luck in the future,

Canuck :carrot:

Natasha1534
08-01-2010, 04:36 AM
I've seen your posts around but never actually came and looked at this thread. You were beautiful before, as well, but now you are positively radiant!!! And you are SO frigging tiny and cute!!! Congratulations...I know you worked super hard for it and you deserve all your success. Way to go!!!

Findmyself
08-02-2010, 10:12 PM
You are amazing. Thank you so much.

duhitskriss
08-06-2010, 04:59 PM
W0W!! you did it!! you look fantastic!!

bigjosie
08-23-2010, 03:01 PM
great story!!!

guamvixen
08-24-2010, 04:03 PM
Thank you all!

Cassie8236
08-24-2010, 05:19 PM
Congratulations on loosing the weight and congratulations on motherhood!!

You have really inspired me.

Natasha1534
08-25-2010, 05:01 AM
Awwww, congratulations on the little girl to be...how exciting!!!

Krizstyling
08-25-2010, 01:55 PM
Wow. Seriously you look AMAZING. You truly are inspiring. I have just started my journey and am the same height as you. I've only finished week one (6.2lbs lost) but I am hoping to reach 135 a year from now. I really enjoyed your story and appreciate you taking the time to write it. Thank you and CONGRATS!!!

Angie
08-25-2010, 10:15 PM
I loved your story. You look absolutely fabulous! I hope to be in your shoes this time next year. :)

guamvixen
08-26-2010, 10:18 AM
@ Natasha: THANK YOU! I've become a big fan of yours! I love seeing your progress and congrats on what you've accomplished!

@ Krizstyling : Thanks for reading my story! I wanted to wish you the BEST of luck on your journey! Congrats on the 6.2 lb loss! That's SIX packs of beef when u think about it! Let me know if you have any questions and I'd be happy to help!

@ Angie: I know you can do it! Thank you for you well wishes! And also, let me know if I can help with anything!

I'll enjoy tracking and seeing your alls progress! Best of luck! xoxoxox

peace4me
08-26-2010, 11:03 AM
You look so happy and beautiful! Congrats on your baby girl! :)

shmecka
08-26-2010, 06:14 PM
thank you for sharing your story and pictures.. exactly what i needed to see today, some inspiration! I am glad to see that you have love in your life too,, you deserve it!!!!

Natasha1534
08-27-2010, 04:20 AM
@ Natasha: THANK YOU! I've become a big fan of yours! I love seeing your progress and congrats on what you've accomplished!

Awwww, thanks. :o I take that as a HUGE compliment.

Kriket84
08-27-2010, 03:25 PM
You look amazing. I hope everyone who made you feel bad about your weight before is eating their words now!

And congrats on the bean!

Queen Donna
08-28-2010, 09:45 AM
You are beautiful Thank you so much for sharing your journey. It is people like you who inspire me to continue making my changes.

MablesGirl
08-28-2010, 11:51 AM
Congratulations to you and your Prince Charming on parenthood! That is so wonderful. Keep living your dream, as you inspire us all!

dcapulet
08-28-2010, 12:54 PM
you are an inspiration! congrats!!

fromthedirt
08-28-2010, 04:22 PM
Thank you so much for sharing! This is very inspiring. Congrats on everything!

leannerenee
08-30-2010, 02:10 PM
Congrats on your journey AND on the next step in your life. :-) :-)

PJK
08-30-2010, 11:45 PM
Congratulations! You are beautiful, and so is that baby girl (ALREADY)--I WILL READ YOUR POSTS AGAIN AND AGAIN FOR INSPIRATION



LOST 16.7 # TO DATE
FIRST GOAL: 12/31/10 - 50 LBS DOWN
SECOND GOAL: 4/2011 - 85 LBS DOWN
THIRD GOAL: 7/26/10 - 100 LBS DOWN (MY 1ST YR ANNIVERSARY)
EVERY DAY GOAL: TO BELIEVE I DESERVE IT!

LadyHustlah
08-31-2010, 03:05 AM
Your story almost bought tears to my eyes. I am so encouraged and happy for being able to read your story. Congrats on the baby and your man! Go girl!!

Lliaa
09-01-2010, 11:09 AM
Wow. You look beautiful :) Great job!!

BellaLucia
09-01-2010, 02:11 PM
Stay blessed, thank you sooooooo much!

size8
09-01-2010, 02:31 PM
Wow I read this inspirational story just in time, I'm was carrying money on my way to the vending machine to buy some chips. I'm not hungry but I just wanted to keep my mouth busy - guess what after reading your story, I am not buying them anymore.

Congratulations and what a truly inspirational and motivating story...

sarah lynn
09-03-2010, 04:05 AM
Wow you look incredible! I don't usually post, but I just had to congratulate you on your journey!

Well done!

Refuse to Give Up
09-03-2010, 12:47 PM
your story is wonderful and I hope to have the same ending!! you are such an inspiration to me and to many others!! Congratulations on the pregnancy!!!

roxy1434
09-03-2010, 01:29 PM
u look amazing!!! definitely my thinspiration :D

RobertsKitty
09-09-2010, 11:33 PM
Congratulations on your weight loss and the soon coming mommyhood!

WillsAngel
09-10-2010, 08:47 AM
Your story is absolutely what I needed to read this morning - I am just starting out again and am feeling VERY overwhelmed!! You are absolutely amazing and I am proud of you!!!!! Congrats on your upcoming motherhood!!

guamvixen
09-13-2010, 09:44 AM
Thank you each and every one of you! I want you all to know that every single one of you motivate me to keep going! Thanks for the support and the blessings on my lil one to be! ;) BIG HUGS! You all are my favorite part of my day!

BellaLucia
09-13-2010, 01:08 PM
Thank you each and every one of you! I want you all to know that every single one of you motivate me to keep going! Thanks for the support and the blessings on my lil one to be! ;) BIG HUGS! You all are my favorite part of my day!

We love you and your baby! Thanks for being a source of inspiration!

RicecakeEater
09-14-2010, 02:06 AM
YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! Congratulations times a bajillion!!!!

JennieGrl
09-14-2010, 12:44 PM
you look fantastic! way to go! :)

amynbebes
09-15-2010, 10:03 AM
Mega, mega congrats to you on both your weight loss and your fairytale come true!

Jojo381972
09-16-2010, 03:06 AM
Your story is such an inspiration. Congratulations on a job well done! :)

misoi
09-16-2010, 03:39 AM
Wow, you are absolutely stunningly beautiful!! And congratulations! I wish you a blissful delivery. :D

SomedayMommy
09-16-2010, 11:56 PM
You are absolutely stunning and an inspiration! Especially for a DIY'er like me, I feel reading your story, that if you can do with without expensive diet food delivery and personal trainers, so too can I! And I hope this doesn't get taken the wrong way, but I am encouraged by your "before" bit about your eating habits, mine are actually quite a bit better and to know that you went from worse habits than I did, to the picture of health now, is amazingly encouraging.
A million congratulations on your little one! What a beautiful way to end (or just begin!) your story. That is my goal too - to get healthy so I can get on with my life and do the things I've always wanted, being a mommy being the biggest one!
Thank you so much for sharing your story. You give me so much hope and inspiration.

mylifestory852
09-17-2010, 12:02 AM
good job awesome

HLS
09-18-2010, 06:33 PM
You look wonderful!

leeshalulu
09-19-2010, 10:53 AM
You are beutiful on the outside as well as the inside. Good luck with future endeavors!

ers1010
09-19-2010, 10:57 PM
You are an amazing inspiration and I can't wait to post my inspriational story when I hit my goal! By they way...you are GORGEOUS!!!

shamrockin32
09-22-2010, 09:56 PM
You look spectacular! : D

Jelbellesmommy
09-23-2010, 12:17 PM
Amazing..congrats!!!!!

xty
09-23-2010, 02:05 PM
thank you for posting your story, when you replied to my buddy post the other day i didnt realize you had lost 115 in such a short time, amazing!

thanks for sharing the details of your inspiring story. :)

wesley587
09-23-2010, 03:55 PM
Wow! What an amazing story!

shiitakeshroomz
09-23-2010, 06:38 PM
You look so beautiful! Not only on the outside, but on the inside as well! Congratulations! You are inspiring~ I'm new here, so I can't wait to be the one on here posting that I've done it as well. Congrats for being so strong!!! You are GORGEOUSSS~!

jilly6
09-24-2010, 09:17 AM
You look absolutely wonderful. You give me hope that I can do it too!

happiness
09-24-2010, 04:23 PM
Great job! You are doing great!

islandchick1
09-24-2010, 11:37 PM
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yours is a GREAT story. True inspiratoin. You look so lovely. Thanks so much for sharing your story.
Judy

YoYono
09-30-2010, 11:52 AM
YOU LOOK AMAZING! Your pictures are the most inspirational thing I've seen all day. Thank you SO much for sharing them!

wannabeskinny1
09-30-2010, 12:29 PM
You look amazing and wonderful!!! and also your teeth! you have nice white teeth!! !! YAY!!!
Congrat's on everything that you have accomplished and thank you for sharing!

Myrkryder
10-03-2010, 01:14 PM
You are truly inspirational! Thank you for sharing your story!

Marie7
10-03-2010, 01:50 PM
You look GREAT!!!! Congrats!! Enjoy your new found happiness, you are such an inspiration!!

xchampagnedream
10-04-2010, 09:12 PM
wow you're beautiful!

Spymebabe
10-05-2010, 01:23 AM
You look amazing!! Congrats!

CourtneyDaisey
10-11-2010, 09:07 PM
You look INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!! Your story mirrors my own! I started this journey at 265 pounds and want to hit 135 as well! I am going to have to come back from time to time and look at your posts here to inspire me! One day I'll be able to share this success! :)

fattiegirl
10-12-2010, 12:04 AM
Thanks, I needed that. You have reciprocated the support you recieved from others. I hope to do the same. You really are beautiful.

Emma705
10-12-2010, 09:06 AM
You're gorgeous.

emthompson
10-31-2010, 10:19 PM
I cliked on this thread because I felt that your old measurements are the most similiar to mine currently (5'3" and a size 20) and your story is so inspiring. I cannot imagine having to do this with a partner who was unsupportive and downright cruel and I am so glad that you made it through despite your hardships. Congratulations on your weight loss, your pregnancy, and thank you for the inspiration!

sessizvesabit
11-01-2010, 08:27 AM
Congratulations on both your weight loss and your pregnancy!

Violet73
11-01-2010, 08:42 AM
wow you look awesome! you have really worked hard and it paid off! Congrats on the pregnancy :)

leopardtuks
11-01-2010, 05:16 PM
congrats! :D

guamvixen
11-02-2010, 02:01 PM
THANK YOU EVERYONE! I've only got about 6.5 weeks left before the little peanut makes her appearance to this great big world! Wish me luck! It's gonna hurt, A LOT! :)

~Nora~
11-03-2010, 03:04 AM
Congratulations! Thank you for the much needed inspiration.

MsRatFink
11-04-2010, 01:45 AM
Wow! I really wish I had a different word to describe what I saw in your photos other than "wow". You have a glow, you look amazingly happy, and you are absolutely stunning.
Thank you so much for sharing your story. So many of us are in the same boat you were in and it's comforting to know we aren't alone. :hug:

All the best to you and your little one.

Angela

msreadntchr7
11-06-2010, 12:20 PM
Congratulations! You look fabulous!!!!!!:smug:

Monique
11-06-2010, 04:00 PM
Congrats, you look beautiful :)

Monique

Dumplin
11-06-2010, 06:21 PM
Fine Job young Lady

panurple
11-09-2010, 10:16 AM
WOW !!! thats all I can say !

galewinters11
11-22-2010, 05:07 AM
That's a great transformation! You look beautiful!

PastriestoPushups
11-25-2010, 05:32 AM
You look sooo stunning. Right now I am on a journey to lose 100lbs in a year with only diet and exercise. I started a blog to share my journey. I would love it if you would check it out. You can find me on Blogger. My blog name is Pastries to Pushups. I know I can do this! It may be difficult, I may want to quit, but I just know I will feel so much better about myself. You story has really inspired me. Just to see how beautiful you are and how happy you look! It's amazing! Congrats! :hug:

coshun2003
12-04-2010, 11:55 AM
OMG! You almost made me cry. What an amazing story. I'm very happy for you! BIG CONRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:

Raspberry 1984
12-12-2010, 01:23 PM
congratulation good job u look perfect :)

jlo1025
12-15-2010, 01:42 PM
When i joined 3fc your story was the first i read and it was very motivating. And still every time i dont feel like working out i remember your story and am ready to hit the gym.

you look fantastic!

Transporter
12-15-2010, 02:07 PM
What a beautiful story! I'm speechless because i'm in awe..Your story is truly inspiring.. I wish you the best.. and an easy labor

:bravo::bravo::cp:

misskitten
12-15-2010, 03:18 PM
OMG what an accomplishment! I am so happy for you! :D

zeli
12-15-2010, 10:49 PM
You look amazing Sam, Congrats, and thanks for sharing your inspiring story!
It really helps me to get motivated to eat better and excersise after reading your journey! Today, I needed to read this!

Eurydice
12-20-2010, 12:09 AM
What an amazing story. You look beautiful and so much happier. Congratulations!

mommy2fat
12-20-2010, 09:52 AM
What an awesome job!! I am about three months into my weight loss journey. Your story is such an inspiration!!

Jalsa
12-20-2010, 05:26 PM
So well done- you look so beautiful and are such an inspiration

AshleyRae
12-28-2010, 04:24 PM
Wow. Just wow! You are such an inspiration!

HeaterAS
12-30-2010, 04:43 PM
Can I put your goal pic on MY fridge? LOL.

What an inspiration!

KellBell135
12-31-2010, 12:22 AM
You look great!

stasiagurl91
12-31-2010, 03:00 PM
Go girl!!! One day I'll be writing my own inspirational story but for now I'm reading ones like yours.