Goal Photo Album - 204lb to 128lb in less than a year
04-14-2010, 08:55 PM
I started my weight loss last april at 204lb. i was 25yo, lonely, always sad and tired, with all of my self-confidence GONE. i got sick and went to the doctor on april 20th, i hopped on a scale and found out i was 204lb. i had been under the impression i was still in 180s-190s. naive me lol number 200 was big and scary enough for me to realize the severity of the situation. i started eating less and walking more the very same day and i lost about 8lb in one month but then i kinda gave it up because the road seemed to be soooo long. on the 1st of June i got on my scale and found out that i didn't gain anything back, but lost a couple of pounds. and that's where my successful part began. i was walking and eating right and then i incorporated running. i reached the weight of 127 by December 2009 and i've been maintaining ever since then. I gained back to 129-132lb over the winter months, but it did not discourage me and i'm back to 127-128 already. I've decided to go down another 10-15lb and i'm working on it now. I didn't make any official BEFORE pictures because it was WAY TOO scary and embarrassing, but i found a couple of them at work. So, here's my before and after pics. It IS VERY HARD to post my before pictures, but i'll be fine :carrot: Hope you like the result, I love it and i'm super proud of myself!!!
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2.5 years after my Big Weight Loss Adventure I'm still here and I'm still working on my body. I've started P90X today. I run 5K 2-3 times a week just for fun as a part of my exercise routine. I watch my carbs a lot. I'm on a modified Atkins, I think. I don't eat bread/spaghetti/cakes/sweets etc but I eat some fruits, I allow myself cheese, nuts, and peanut butter. Everything else is pretty much Atkins but I also watch fat, so I don't eat bacon and sausage (unless it's turkey sausage as a treat). I love myself and what I look like and I feel great and I learnt to be proud of where I came from. My stomach is pretty much ruined and I would need to have it surgically fixed if I ever wanted to have it taken care of. I think that taking care of your body is the easiest thing out there - you don't need much money or time to do it. you don't have to go to school to learn how to do it. Everything you need is on the Internet, in your local grocery store, and a neighborhood park or your own living room. You need some will power, but it gets easier, it really does. Just push through the pain and desperation. Even if you take 2 steps forward and 1 step back - in the end you still make 1 step forward. I've lost and regained and lost again probably 300lb by now lmao but i'm not giving up. I will reach my fitness goal.
I'm down to 116lb and I have a new hobby - Roller Derby! I love it :)))
04-14-2010, 09:17 PM
Wow! You look great!
04-14-2010, 09:27 PM
You look great gal!! Amazing transformation!!
Loved your new dressing style too.
04-14-2010, 09:29 PM
Wow! Congrats! You look great! :carrot:
04-14-2010, 09:48 PM
You look beautiful! You should be so proud of yourself; you are glowing and all tone. That is wonderful. Just put a smile on my face. Great job!
04-14-2010, 09:57 PM
Great job! What an inspiration!
04-14-2010, 09:58 PM
Congratulations! You look beautiful! I'm at the beginning of a very long journey, and I'm encouraged to see people who have had success. It reminds me that this is entirely possible. Good luck with the rest of your goal. :)
04-14-2010, 10:16 PM
Wow you look so great!!! Congrats :)
04-14-2010, 10:18 PM
Awsome! As I just started, this gives me hope! I want to look good this time next year... :)
04-14-2010, 11:38 PM
You brought tears to my eyes. Thank you! Congratulations!! :O)
04-15-2010, 12:15 AM
Fantabulous! So Very Proud Of U!
04-15-2010, 12:23 AM
Good for you. I've lost only 1/4 of what you have in the same amount of time, but, like you, I'm not discouraged. It's a long journey, but worth taking.
04-15-2010, 12:37 AM
true inspiration! amazing job
04-15-2010, 01:15 AM
You were always pretty, but look at you now! You look fabulous!!
04-15-2010, 01:31 AM
Wow congratulations girl! what an amazing achievement! You look great!
04-15-2010, 03:00 AM
04-15-2010, 03:49 AM
Thanks for being such an inspiration, i hope to be like you one day :D
04-15-2010, 11:55 AM
The change in your face is amazing. You look great.
04-15-2010, 12:11 PM
Congrats to you! You look awesome and your hard work has paid off. You look happy!
04-15-2010, 12:39 PM
You have done a wonderful job and should be so proud of yourself. You are beautiful!!!
04-15-2010, 01:24 PM
Congrats! You look fantastic!
04-15-2010, 01:54 PM
Well aren't you looking greeeeat! I swear you look much, much younger and your skin is radiant.
04-15-2010, 02:15 PM
You should be proud of yourself you look fantastic...Big Congrats!!!!!
04-15-2010, 02:20 PM
You look wonderful and you are an inspiration...thanks for posting the pictures!!
04-15-2010, 02:23 PM
you look wonderful!!!
04-15-2010, 02:24 PM
Wow!! Congratulations, you look great!
04-15-2010, 03:04 PM
:balloons: :congrat: :balloons: thanks for sharing! You are an inspiration for me because I just started the same journey 2 months ago.
04-15-2010, 04:30 PM
You look amazing! Congratulations!!
04-15-2010, 07:43 PM
Thank you every one from the very bottom of my heart! it really means a lot!!! You all are doing such a great job, i know everyone will be at her/his goal in no time at all :)
04-15-2010, 07:50 PM
wonderful job. i am at 200lbs and thought the same thing, i hit 200 and said wow now is the time, can't go on like this anymore. i am just starting and hope to have great results like you. thanks for sharing the pics, u look awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!
04-15-2010, 08:13 PM
Thanks so much for posting. It gives those of us who are just beginning hope and inspires us...ME...to keep going when I see successes like yours.
04-15-2010, 09:03 PM
you look amazing, very inspiring...
04-15-2010, 09:50 PM
I like seeing this kind of thing. Personal stories are the reason I come here, and I hope to post a similar story soon.
04-15-2010, 10:36 PM
You look wonderful.
04-16-2010, 12:01 AM
Wow, you look awesome! Great job.
04-16-2010, 04:48 AM
Congratulations! I can definitely see a transformation. You have such a lovely smile! :)
04-16-2010, 06:03 AM
All I can say is WOW!!! You look amazing. Thanks for sharing. This gives me so much encouragement.
Song of Surly
04-18-2010, 12:58 PM
Wow, you look great! What an inspiration!
04-20-2010, 01:35 PM
Your dedication and commitment are inspiring! Way to go!
04-20-2010, 02:36 PM
You look fantastic, lady! I'm looking to lose a similar amount of weight and I'm pretty close to your height, so this really helps to motivate me---thank you for sharing :).
04-20-2010, 05:38 PM
That's amazing. Congrats.
04-20-2010, 05:51 PM
WOW! You look fabulous! Congratulations to you and all you have accomplished...and best wishes to you on reaching your final goal!
04-20-2010, 09:54 PM
You look great! Congrats!!
05-04-2010, 01:46 AM
Amazing transformation!!! You look fabulous!! :D Thank you for sharing! :)
05-04-2010, 08:40 AM
05-17-2010, 04:07 PM
You are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing and congrats!
05-19-2010, 12:32 PM
Wow that is great....how did you do it? What is your secret?....lol
05-22-2010, 11:08 AM
Wow~ you look great!
05-22-2010, 11:22 AM
Congratulations! You Look Marvelous! That last 10 pds. will be a 'Piece of Cake'!(To Celebrate your Great Transition) :hug:
05-22-2010, 11:41 AM
Wow So Beautiful!!!
05-27-2010, 09:20 PM
Good for you! This gives me hope that I will meet my goal in the future. Keep it up!
:queen: Dhani :queen:
06-22-2010, 04:03 PM
OMG WOW! That is amazing, congrats! You have motivated me to keep going!!!!!
07-20-2010, 03:16 PM
Wow You Look Fantastic! Girl Show Off Your Before Pictures Because That Is The Old You!!!
08-04-2010, 05:26 PM
You look wonderful!! This is encouraging because I'm the same height and starting at around the same weight. If you can do it, I'm hoping I'll be able to too. :)
08-04-2010, 10:12 PM
08-09-2010, 02:39 PM
You look great. I hope to be a lot closer to my goal weight in a year.
08-12-2010, 03:52 PM
You look fantastic! Congratulations on reaching and staying at goal!
08-12-2010, 03:56 PM
08-14-2010, 10:48 AM
Wow great job! Thats fantastic!
08-14-2010, 02:15 PM
i'm just starting out on my journey and want to lose a similar amount, thank you so much for posting the photos i know what you mean about the before photos i cant bring myself to do it. Youve given me more inspiration and im going to bookmark this page incase my will power starts to disappear. thank you for sharing!
08-23-2010, 07:08 PM
WOW! I WAS 218 and I want to get down to about 140 for starters. The fact that you started in June and did all of this by December? AMAZING!!!! Congratulations and you look fantastic doll!
08-23-2010, 07:59 PM
Well done. You inspired me.
09-21-2010, 12:36 AM
Thanks for posting. You look healthy and happy! I'm in a similar position, 25, just realized I hit the 220 mark, and I'm currently gathering the courage to change. You're an inspiration :)
09-21-2010, 01:30 AM
Amazing! Such an inspiration. I'm sure I'm not the only one who appreciates you putting up the before pictures.
you look great. :)
09-21-2010, 04:22 AM
Wow! I can't believe you did that in under a year! You look absolutely amazing. This is very inspirational to me because we have similar starting weights. Well done and congratulations. :)
09-25-2010, 09:19 PM
Great job.. you look amazing.. way to gooo!!
10-23-2010, 12:04 AM
You look great. I really needed to see this because our stats are very similar and I have been struggling lately. This gives me motivation to continue on and get to goal.
10-23-2010, 12:45 AM
10-23-2010, 12:53 AM
Thank you so much for posting this story, I'm at 204 currently, and it is amazing to know that someone has had such a transformation in such a short amount of time! I had better start running ;)
10-25-2010, 05:11 PM
Great job! A true inspiration!!! Thanks for sharing and posting the pics!!
10-25-2010, 10:33 PM
Well done hon!
12-12-2010, 04:04 PM
12-12-2010, 04:14 PM
:congrat: you look Awesome! Keep Up the Great Work!
11-28-2011, 12:57 AM
What an amazing transformation.
Congrats to you :)
12-30-2011, 10:33 PM
you look great! thanks for posting! gives me inspiration!
12-31-2011, 03:41 PM
01-01-2012, 07:40 PM
you look wonderful, congrats
01-01-2012, 07:44 PM
All I can say is Wow! You look fabulous.
01-09-2012, 01:55 PM
You look beautiful and shouldn't be ashamed of your old pics, it shows how strong you are!
01-09-2012, 02:22 PM
WOW...CONGRATS!! You look amazing!! You have definitely inspired me!!
01-09-2012, 03:05 PM
Congrats! You look awesome! Your story is so motivating as I am at the beginning of my journey.
01-09-2012, 03:35 PM
Wow. That is all.
01-09-2012, 05:11 PM
Congrats and best wishes!
Omgosh!! Your story has given me so much inspiration!!! Thank you!
03-17-2012, 07:52 PM
Congratulation!!!! Great job done!
03-19-2012, 01:50 PM
looking great you have defianatly accomplished so much !
03-31-2012, 11:53 AM
What a difference!
03-31-2012, 12:29 PM
03-31-2012, 01:44 PM
Congratulations! You look great.
04-09-2012, 01:08 PM
looking beautiful :)
04-09-2012, 03:30 PM
Oh I love this inspirational story! So happy for you!!!
06-19-2012, 12:32 AM
Updated pictures :)
06-19-2012, 02:26 AM
I want your dress! Holy mackerel lady, you look great! :D It must feel awesome!... But seriously, where'd you get that dress?
06-19-2012, 03:01 AM
If you are talking about the supercute one with the birds, I think I saw it at Kohl's.
06-19-2012, 08:08 AM
Yes, the bird dress is from Kohl's. I just got it this Sunday and it's like a perfect dress ^^
06-19-2012, 10:36 AM
Wow you look amazing
06-19-2012, 03:23 PM
Your story is very inspiring.
06-19-2012, 03:49 PM
Yes, the bird dress is from Kohl's. I just got it this Sunday and it's like a perfect dress ^^
There aren't any Kohl's here :( Oh well, you still look awesome in it!
06-25-2012, 02:02 AM
congrats girl! happy for you !!
06-25-2012, 04:00 AM
wow, thats so inspirational. when u first started off how many minutes were u walking? I just started walking today. and how many days or weeks did u walk before u started running? To lose that amount in such a short time and keep it off takes will power :)
06-27-2012, 11:51 PM
when u first started off how many minutes were u walking? I just started walking today. and how many days or weeks did u walk before u started running?
I don't remember, to be honest. It's been a while. I don't like walking for no reason, I need to have a destination. So I'd walk to some store, buy something or just window shop, walk back. I guess walk as much as you can. I see you are in Nevada, it must be hot there! so you probably have to walk in the evenings...
as far as actual exercise goes, I remember doing 30DS at around 190, which was super hard, especially for knees. I see you are at 175lb now - I think you can try running. At first I could only run like 2 min at a time and then I just didn't have enough breath to do it, like my chest was hurting. but if you do a little bit at a time, you will build your stamina and you'll be able to run with no problems. I run 3 miles 2-4 times a week with no problem as a part of my routine exercise
07-13-2012, 11:58 PM
You look amazing! Thank you for sharing your story... it is very inspirational :)
07-14-2012, 12:46 PM
All I can say is OMG WOW!!!!! You did this in LESS than a year!!! Very impressive!!!
11-29-2012, 01:26 AM
You look so beautiful! Congrats!
11-29-2012, 08:19 AM
you look amazing
01-04-2013, 01:35 AM
01-14-2014, 05:14 PM
Thanks for sharing! Sooooo inspirational to read/see!
01-20-2014, 10:29 PM
What an AMAZING transformation! You look so toned in your last picture that I would have never guessed you were overweight by looking at it!
01-23-2014, 12:53 PM
You are a huge inspiration for me. My goal for this year is to lose 100lbs which will put me about 30lbs to go in 2015..... you are an excellent example that it can be done
01-24-2014, 03:26 PM
You look amazing! Thanks for sharing.
02-19-2014, 07:24 AM
you look so cute in your roller derby outfit, and your stomach looks pretty toned to me?
04-06-2014, 05:16 PM
I know this is an old post but you look great! :)
05-02-2014, 07:22 PM
Amazing!!! I love roller skating too!! So inspiring:)
05-02-2014, 11:09 PM
Amazing!!!! That's so impressive!! Congrats!!!
05-26-2014, 03:02 PM
Loved your story, thank you for sharing it. I completely understand on the pictures, It was very hard for me to take before pics when I started but im glad I did!