Goal Photo Album - Size 20/22 to 3/4~109 Pounds lost!
06-25-2010, 05:04 PM
:carrot:OMG! I DID IT I MADE MY GOAL!:carrot:
Please remember to look at my second post also Even if it's in a few minutes cause I have dial up & can only upload 5 pics at once & I am downloading more~Gotta get a pic took today with me in My ghostbusters shirt Cause I am no longer the marshmellow guy! that i say I look like in my before pic!~OH click all pics to make them bigger!
I started November 11th 2008 Counting calories. Which I continue to do.I also after about 2 months added in some walking just indoors cause I have asthma~No exercise equipment Just pacing back & forth from room to room mostly while I was on the telephone~(My advice~Walk while ya talk ~IT BURNS CALORIES!& good for penny pinchers!) Anyways I within approx 4 to 5 months was up to walking 45 minutes 2 x's a day which is where I stay at & I do this approx 6 days a week.I eat 1400 calories a day~A number I was comfortable with~Started on 1200 & was a mess so I upped it quickly cause I was cheating LOL~So basically my second month ~I was at 1400 calories which I have stuck with & yes I have had a time or too I had some higher calorie days I just always kept low calorie stuff in the house & would make sure I never went over maintance weight if I had a cheat moment..Cause I do not care what anyone says noone is perfect So if you ever goof up ~JUST DO NOT GIVE UP! Start right back over the next day!. ~OK anyways STARTED Out in a tight 20W (Which is basically a 22 & they was too tight for over a month!)~And a 3X TOPS more or less~ I now fit into 3's & 4's And some 6's in shorts/jeans/pants~I wear a Xs & small & some mediums depends on brands and how long i want them In shirts. But I wear belts with mostly all the 6's cause there getting to big.(Never imagined to even get to a 6 let alone them getting to big ~And 8 was a dream size to me~LOL)Also My 9 wedding rings was cutting into my finger & I had to remove them & Now wear 7's but actually can wear a 6 & 1/2 but the rings I wanted didn't come in half sizes.ANYWAYS.... I was always the obese child & adult~Now I found a way I can control my weight & be healthy & do well & spend no money doing so~I saw a pic Took in 2008 In fall right before I started my journey In the brown top~Me at my heaviest!~I thought I looked like the marshmellow guy from the ghost busters movie & it devestated me! So Once I post pics here ~look below too for more because I can only post 5 at a time~And I have dial up so it may take me a minute or two to post them all~THE KEY IS START STRONG & STAY STRONG & NEVER GIVE UP! U WILL REACH YOU GOAL EVENTUALLY! I still got some toning up to do So I look good naked for the hubby~Which he aint complaining but its something I need to do for me So I May lose a few more pounds in the process But regardless I am happy with my results & the new me~THANKS TO ALL MY FRIENDS HERE ON 3fatchicks For all your support u know who u are & I ADORE U ALL! Thighsbgone if your reading my daughter said she deleted a bunch of my messages & Admitted up to a new one from you So I hope it wasn't anything important ~She want tell me how long ago it was u sent it But did say I phone number was included~UGHHHH KIDS! Anyways hope everything is good for you & with you!LET ME KNOW GIRL!:hug:
:DHOPE THIS MOTIVATES SOMEONE OR INSPIRES THEM TO REACH THERE GOALS TOO!:D
First pic: Before pic took in Fall 2008 right before I started counting calories~after pic took today 6-25-10!
2nd pic: Took a few days ago with before pic again & Me in red tank)
3rd pic: Took a few days ago also in blue tank~Yes I am loving that gold stretch belt LOL! I wear it in a few of my pics I love that thing!)
4th pic~me in red top~And my size 4 shorts~Perfect fit took a few days ago also.
5th pic:Full body pic of one of the other pics~Took a few days ago.
Added note:OH If it works to see a before,after & in between pics 25 to 26 of them & counting~LOL just click here on my facebook album if ya get a chance~I have dial up so it took forever to load them all! half the pics are posted on here but there is a lot of in between pics not shown in this goal thread. Just click on the one of me in my brown top first Then next from there to see the transformation if u can get to it~if not let me know!!
Not sure it it will work or not~let me know!
06-25-2010, 05:05 PM
Will BRB TO POST MORE PICS IN THIS POST SO LOOK BELOW ON THIS POST IN A FEW MINUTES FOR MORE PICS!
Just click the pics to make them bigger.OH NEARLY FORGOT TO ADD ~I GOT MY HAIR CUT ABOUT 1 to 2 months ago In like End of April or sometime in May & I started wearing my glasses full time since the before pic was took so for over a year now I have been wearing glasses
1st Pic: Me In My Ghost busters shirt At the same place my before pic was took ~out on the back patio By the old window!! Took today also~6-25-10~NO MORE MARSHMELLOW MAN! I AM FREE size 3/4 skirt~Small top!
2nd pic: Orange top & Ivory/tanish skirt~took several days ago ~maybe 2 weeks or so ago. ~size 3 skirt small in top.
3rd pic: Full body pic Of one of the after pics above tookfew days ago.
4th pic: ME in my doors shirts & Some cut off shorts size 3/4 Took A few days ago.
5th pic: Me today full body pic~After doing alot of house cleaning & About 8 loads of laundry ~Yes hanging them to dry out on the line so I might look a little ragged out or tired.~It was chores day for me~LOL!
06-25-2010, 05:14 PM
06-25-2010, 05:21 PM
Wow! You look amazing! Congrats on reaching your goal :)
06-25-2010, 05:29 PM
You look wonderful and you are such an inspiration :)
06-25-2010, 05:34 PM
Lori-You look gorgeous. I love your posts. You are such a positive person. I am so happy for you!
06-25-2010, 05:39 PM
OMG!!! You look sooooo fantastic!! Congrats hun!!!
06-25-2010, 05:51 PM
Lori!!! Congratulations for making your goal girlie!!! You look amazing :D
06-25-2010, 06:14 PM
Congratulations Lori! You Look Great!
06-25-2010, 06:28 PM
I'm so happy for you. You look amazing too!
06-25-2010, 06:29 PM
Yay! I remember when I first joined I saw your progress pics and now you're at goal! You look so good!
06-25-2010, 06:38 PM
Wow! You look terrific!
06-25-2010, 07:17 PM
wow, you look wonderful. congrats on hitting your goal.
06-25-2010, 07:23 PM
Really diggin' that Ghost Busters T-shirt. :P But, congrats on making your goal!
06-25-2010, 08:09 PM
You look fantastic. And, you are soooo right: never, ever give up!
06-25-2010, 09:06 PM
LORI...YOU LOOK SO TINY AND CONGRATS ON YOUR GHOST BUSTERS SHIRT! YOU GO GIRL! :congrat: :woohoo: :high:
06-25-2010, 11:27 PM
Wow~u All Are The Best!
Thanks for such sweet compliments!
& The ghost busters shirt has been in the closet since December so I am glad to wear it with pride~:D~I have waited too long feels like LOL~BUT I FINALLY DID IT! My 12 year old son Wants the shirt & asked me to help him fit into eventually by helping him with his food choices at home~So I told him I do not want him to feel pressured in any type of way ~he came up with the idea on his own~& I told him we will try it & If for some reason he doesn't I will search High & low to get him one for School In august. He has wanted to lose weight & I have been secretly without him knowing it helping him~He has lost 4 pounds already since school has been out Within about 3 & 1/2 weeks. He is 5 '8" with a 36/30 pants size~I think he is adorable & wears a mens XL shirt ~the top I got on is small in mens I think. Cause they didn't sell them in the womens section at the time. Anyways~He is so proud in me & sees such a difference he asked for help in a positive way so I am helping him.
I actually have been all along by taking and switching all high calorie foods to lower calories & snacks to lower calorie ones or with limits.~ My daughter has went from a tight size 16 to an 8 (and she is 17) And my youngest son(age 9) has stayed in slims(he is about the age where the other 2 started gaining) & my 12 year old use to go up at least 3 waist sizes a year and was much shorter & has remained the same waist size my whole journey~So Just wanted to add that if you wanna get some other family members on the right track start switching there foods & drinks too! MY kids drink diet soda now~they had a fit~but now there use to it!~AGAIN THANKS EVERYONE ~I AM BLABBING A HUNDRED MILES AN HOUR JUST SO EXCITED!:carrot:
(Wanted to add~A special thanks to Amelia~U know u have been such a good friend to me through so much of my loss~i appreciate it!):hug:
I ADORE ALL OF U! THANKS EVERYONE!
06-26-2010, 01:02 AM
wow, you look amazing! congrats to you and your children's progress too!! so inspiring
06-26-2010, 01:56 AM
Great job! You look fantastic!
06-26-2010, 02:34 AM
oh wow!!!! yo look wonderful!!! congratulations!!!! this is great!
06-26-2010, 08:10 AM
06-26-2010, 09:29 AM
awwww, Lori...you've been a good friend to me too, always encouraging and supportive. I always look forward to seeing your post. (ps, and im glad your feeling better now-a-days) :):hug:
Sending out high fives to your kids...congratulations to them on their weight loss. What a great role model you make for them!!! WTG
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06-26-2010, 10:01 AM
Amazing! You look fantastic!!!!:carrot:
06-26-2010, 12:30 PM
OMG!!! Congrats...I knew you was getting close. You are one of my inspirations here!! You look GREAT!!!
06-26-2010, 12:57 PM
Congrats! You look great!
06-26-2010, 01:15 PM
:congrat: :cheer3: Lori :cheer2: on reaching GOAL! You look AWESOME!
I am so Happy for You. You are such an Inspiration to me. I hope to someday reach goal. I love your outfits. Got a chuckle out of the ghostbuster outfit.
06-27-2010, 12:34 AM
THANKS SO MUCH EACH & EVERYONE OF U! YOUR COMMENTS MADE MY DAY!
(Amelia~yeah I do better of lately with the new meds so glad u noticed!~HUGS!)
(Vickielou~U hang in there & I will Be here to celebrate your reaching your goal soon too! I know u can do it!~)
EVERYONE & EVERYONE ELSE Felt to write this to y'all~STILL WORKING ON THERE GOALS ~HANG IN THERE NEVER GIVE UP~CAUSE IF YA DO U WILL NOT REACH YOUR GOAL IF U DON'T THEN U WILL EVENTUALLY ~IT'S THAT SIMPLE!!! & If I can do it anyone can~ I use to eat at least 7000 calories a day With no exercise~now 1400 for the last 19 months & 1/2 And feel full most everyday & I exercise at least 6 days a week! I am noone special I just never gave up! START STRONG & Stay strong & IF YA DO U WILL Find success! If u go off track ~get back on it~Never Ever ever ever ever ever GIVE UP! EVER!
*HUGS TO ALL*
06-27-2010, 11:53 AM
ignore all my typing errors sometimes I fix them sometimes i don't LOL ~I have dial up & sometimes it's easier just to leave my errors an error ~LOL!
06-28-2010, 06:43 AM
:carrot: Congrats, you look great!
06-28-2010, 05:44 PM
Lori, you look wonderful ... I wouldn't be able to contain myself. :D You are such am inspiration. Thank you. Yay for YOU :carrot::carrot::carrot:
06-28-2010, 05:55 PM
You look absolutely amazing! Congrats on your story and your success! :)
06-28-2010, 06:00 PM
thanks so much y'all!
EACH & EVERYONE OF U ~BIG BIG THANKS TO ALL!!!
lovetobe150~Your nearly half way there ~I KNOW U CAN DO IT!!! SO PROUD OF U!
06-28-2010, 06:19 PM
thanks so much y'all!
EACH & EVERYONE OF U ~BIG BIG THANKS TO ALL!!!
lovetobe150~Your nearly half way there ~I KNOW U CAN DO IT!!! SO PROUD OF U!
Thank you that makes me feel good. I am so hoping that I make it all the way this time. Thanks again Lori :)
06-28-2010, 06:33 PM
06-29-2010, 07:00 AM
Congratulations! You Rock!
06-29-2010, 08:59 AM
Lori you are so totally fabulous, I can't stand it!!!!!!!!!!!!
NOTHING BUT FABULOUS :):):)
06-29-2010, 09:50 AM
WOW! Congratulations! It's wonderful that your kids are also learning good habits. Very Inspirational!
06-29-2010, 10:56 AM
Congratulations! You look amazing
06-29-2010, 10:57 AM
Wow, Congratulations on meeting goal! Thanks for including us in on the celebration. I love your sense of style. You rock those clothes!
06-30-2010, 06:00 PM
THANKS EACH & EVERYONE OF U!!! THANKS SO VERY VERY VERY MUCH!
OH If it works to see a before,after & in between pics 25 to 26 of them click here on myy facebook album if ya get a chance~i have dial up so it took forever! half the pics are posted on here but there is a lot of in between pics not shown in this goal thread.
Not sure it it will work or not~let me know!
06-30-2010, 06:01 PM
nato~BTW so glad u like my clothes that makes me feel cutesy!
ALL OF YOU ~SAID SUCH SWEET THINGS~THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE!
06-30-2010, 11:13 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!!! You look fantastic and are such an inspiring story. I'm going to agree with a previous poster. I like your style...Great outfits all the way through.
06-30-2010, 11:44 PM
07-01-2010, 12:46 PM
07-01-2010, 02:28 PM
Congratulations! You look great!
07-01-2010, 02:47 PM
Lori, I'm sooo proud of you! If there was a 3FC Person of the year award, I think it should go to you!!! You are such an encouragement to so many people!
You look so cute in your ghost buster shirt and fringey skirt :O)
07-01-2010, 03:19 PM
you look amazing! Congratulations!
07-01-2010, 05:25 PM
Thanks so much everyone Your comments make me feel super!!
Susie~That put tears in my eyes(happy tears of course)
Your always so kind to me! I was so proud to wear that shirt~& wanted to make it look as girly as possible so I put on that fringey skirt with it LOL! Glad u liked it~Thanks for Always being a true Sweety with always kind things to say to me~Espeically when I was having alot of issues with my breathing ect. Y'all from those cc challenges made my days brighter! Still always do!
(& If you haven't seen my comment on the cc challenge~I love your avatar pic~your one hot momma & Make me proud to have a short hair cut! On my way to cc challenge thread now.)HUGS*
07-01-2010, 09:53 PM
congratulations! :) that's a fantastic accomplishment. and thank you for sharing your story, the inspiration really helps!
07-01-2010, 09:57 PM
Skygirl~YW~& thank u also~Just never give up & u will be to your goal before u know it!
07-03-2010, 01:18 AM
Congrats on reaching your goal! I'm so happy for you.
Thanks for sharing.
07-03-2010, 01:46 AM
Great job! Impressive!!! Way to Go!
07-03-2010, 12:34 PM
07-05-2010, 10:51 AM
Congratulations! I come to this section to read stories like you to stay motivated and you have motivated me! thank you! :)
07-05-2010, 11:50 AM
I so thankful to motivate others mascara blue
Cause there is so many on here that motivates me too! GOODLUCK WITH YOUR GOALS & SENDING YOU A BIG HUG CLEAR TO Perth, Western Australia!!
THANK u for commenting!
07-05-2010, 12:04 PM
(((((LORI)))))) You look absolutely amazing!! Congratulations on your amazing success!!! I'm so proud of you! :hug:
07-05-2010, 12:13 PM
Congratulations! What an achievement. All the best to you on your healthy new life! Today is my first day on my diet ( I have about 60lbs to lose ) and I was feeling kind of overwhelmed. You made my day!
07-09-2010, 06:24 PM
BARB~THANKS SO MUCH GIRL YOUR ONE OF MY MANY MOTIVATORS I WAS SPEAKING OF ABOVE! U ROCK~CONGRADULATIONS ON YOUR ACHIEVMENTS TOO!
Jasmaniandevil~Thanks so much~by the way LOVE THE NAME! U can do this!Never give up & message me when u reach your goal!HUGS*
07-09-2010, 08:49 PM
Holy Smokes! You have done a fantastic job! Congrats!
07-09-2010, 10:53 PM
Thanks judy lynn~You made my evening!!! By the way Congradulations on losing 50 pounds ~THAT TOTALLY ROCKS~
07-10-2010, 05:53 PM
You look great! :D
07-10-2010, 06:53 PM
Thanks So Much Krazy!
07-10-2010, 11:07 PM
congrats on getting to goal and being such a great inspiration to all of us!
07-10-2010, 11:18 PM
loveAcat~Thanks so much~I appreciate that!
Message me when u get to your goal!
Anyone looking at this thread message me when you reach your goal so I can celebrate with ya!
07-11-2010, 02:15 PM
Congratulations! You are a great inspiration.
07-11-2010, 04:16 PM
Thanks silverlife & good luck on your journey! HUGS*
07-11-2010, 06:18 PM
You honestly look like a different person.
07-11-2010, 09:52 PM
susiemartin~thanks so much~ cause I didn't like how the other me looked at all! So that made me feel better!HUGS*
07-12-2010, 07:38 AM
07-12-2010, 08:49 PM
flafika ~THANKS SO MUCH & CONGRADULATIONS TO U TO ON LOSING 20 pounds that rocks!
07-20-2010, 02:02 PM
You Look Fantastic!! And You Are Such An Inspiration To Me! Thank You. Im Glad My Friend Told Me About This Site..
07-20-2010, 03:01 PM
JensmithTHANKS SO MUCH!~I am glad your friend told u about this site too~Theres Great bunch of people on here! Glad I am an inspriation to you & I wish you Greatness On your journey! Congrads on the first 2 pounds~That rocks! ~Message me anytime & Keep me updated ~I love to hear when people lose more~That goes for anyone of y'all! HUGS*
07-20-2010, 08:15 PM
Great work. You look fantastic. Your face is much more defined.
07-20-2010, 08:35 PM
elleohelle ~Thanks so much! & Defined face sounds nice~What a sweet compliment~
In my Before pic I was a Triple chin~Big cheek momma~The ghost busters marshmellow man~in my mind~So thanks so much! That made my day! Congradulations on the 57 pounds u have lost(going by your stats under avatar~that rocks!)
07-20-2010, 10:03 PM
What an awesome accomplishment! So happy to see it can be done. You have given me a little more hope. Congrats sis!
07-21-2010, 04:35 PM
MrsDawsondn ~thanks a zillion & YES IT CAN BE DONE SO NEVER GIVE UP!!! Congradulations on losing 18 pounds ~cause your on your way to the new u~I AM PROUD OF U & EVERYONE FOR LOSING! AWESOME JOB!
07-21-2010, 05:02 PM
I think you inspire all of us who are still trying.I was never overweight I guess,I was lucky.But having kids has made me make healhy food changes and working out.Your right does not matter how long it takes is only TIME.The smallest I was as a teenager was size 0 after having first daughter I got down to 107 lbs and being a vegan helps..So,that is the old me..the new me is showing myd aughter to eat healthy and not limit the good fats just the bad fats.I had 2nd baby and working out and eating good is helping.I use the stepper..I hope you do good job on keeping the weight off and give a good spirint to those who are ready to be in the end almost but with HOPE.
keep it up.
07-22-2010, 12:27 AM
Congrats!! You look amazing. :)
07-24-2010, 03:10 PM
ThanKs so much men7al & serval87~& congrads on the wight u have both lost~GREAT JOB!
Alana in Canada
07-26-2010, 03:06 AM
And thanks for the words about the kids. My almost 12 year old son is overweight and I worry a lot about him.
07-31-2010, 07:37 PM
Alana~Thanks for comment & Remember We as parents can make all the difference in our kids lives. The learn from us & we learn from our parents & our mistakes & theres.HUGS*!
07-31-2010, 07:37 PM
07-31-2010, 11:42 PM
Thanks ducktape54 & congradulations On losing 19 pounds!
08-01-2010, 06:52 AM
Lori, I am a lurker to this site, but followed your story from the get go. Thank you so much for posting.
08-04-2010, 04:42 PM
findmyself~thanks for posting & Cogradulations on losing 14 pounds THAT ROCKS!
08-04-2010, 08:12 PM
I can't believe what I'm seeing! You look like a different lady and Oh so young. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your inspirational posts. I am just starting out on a very long journey back to fitness, taking it 10lbs at a time in 50lb 'lumps'. I'm 5lbs down as of last Sunday, so I've made a start
08-09-2010, 10:24 PM
You look amazing!! I'm a size 24 now so your success story has made me really excited.
08-09-2010, 11:33 PM
Great Job JOJO & U too shining star & thanks for the comments ~WE can all do this together!
I have been toning now & can u believe I am down to 146.0 & I Can fit into a size 2 now also!(do not get me wrong I still am in 3's & 4's too)Anyways... ~It's amazing ~my whole life has changed & Like I have said before I am noone special ~just your average stay at home mom~& if I can do it Anyone can~KEEP THE HOPE ~HOLD THE DREAM ~MAKE IT A REALITY!! START STRONG & STAY STRONG U will succeed! EMAIL ME UPDATED weight loss I enjoy reading Them & sharing Peoples Joyful weight loss Or inches moments! Makes my day!*Hugs to all*
08-09-2010, 11:43 PM
I am so happy for you... Congratulations!! You have totally inspired me :)
08-09-2010, 11:51 PM
nicole~So glad I inspired u & thanks.
EXCELLENT JOB On those 12 pounds u have already lost I am very proud of u!(going by your ticker ~WAY TO GO)
08-10-2010, 01:17 AM
:carrot: congrats you look amazing :) So inspirational thank you so much for sharing!!
08-10-2010, 04:42 PM
You look amazing! What inspiration congrats!!
08-10-2010, 05:57 PM
Congratulations! You look absolutely stunning!! Thank you for sharing your story! It's so motivating!!
08-11-2010, 06:55 PM
moonkissed,jackiemomto3 , & Gigglesquirt
THANKS SO MUCH TO ALL OF U FOR COMMENTS! Good luck on your journeys & Never give up!!! Message me as u lose ~it thrills me to hear when People lose weight!
HUGS TO ALL OF U!!!! STAY STRONG ~WE CAN ALL WIN THIS BATTLE!
08-12-2010, 11:26 AM
what an inspiration!
08-12-2010, 07:21 PM
CanadianCutie ~Thanks so much & congradulations on losing 37 pounds THAT ROCKS ~I AM SO PROUD OF U(going by your ticker)!!!!!!
09-30-2010, 06:22 PM
I need to update I Look totally different & have lost another 6 pounds & I am now in Mostly size 2's! WOOHOOO!
10-20-2010, 04:53 AM
I am so impressed and inspired. I have been on so many diets, i lost track. I do okay for a little while and then it all comes back plus a bonus. I have finally hit my highest weight ever and have to lose 90 pounds. I have finally decided that the sane approach is to count calories, bought the 400 calorie fix book and read your story.
So, here goes, I am shooting for progress and want to get healthy.
10-20-2010, 10:15 AM
you look fantastic! Congratulations! :)
10-20-2010, 10:47 AM
wow what a transformation you look great and might I add you're quite a fashionista :bravo:
thanks for sharing! I love reading GOAL stories it motivates me like nothing else. Congrats on your loss!!
10-22-2010, 11:01 PM
Wow, that is quite an accomplishment to lose that much weight. You look great!
10-24-2010, 08:45 AM
U look great!
10-29-2010, 09:25 PM
Lori, I have told you this many times but you are such an inspiration. I am proud of you and you are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing with all of us :hug::hug:
11-21-2010, 01:23 PM
You are stunning!
Congrats on your weight loss!
11-21-2010, 01:40 PM
You look great!
11-21-2010, 03:00 PM
WOW! Congrats! :carrot: You look great!!!!!
11-21-2010, 10:16 PM
Congratulations...you look amazing! You are definitely an inspiration!
12-12-2010, 03:03 PM
Congrats!! That's awesome!!
12-16-2010, 01:45 PM
12-16-2010, 01:58 PM
WOW LORI, YOU LOOK WONDERFUL!!! CONGRATS TO YOU!!!!
Thanks for the inspiring words!!!! you give me courage to keep on keepin'on!
12-17-2010, 08:09 AM
You look beautiful!
12-17-2010, 10:41 AM
Awesome! You look wonderful! :)
12-18-2010, 09:04 PM
THANKS SO MUCH ALL OF U!!! I need to repost up some more updated pics ~I have lost almost 18 more pounds & in a steady 2 ~WOOOHOOOOO!!
JUST REMEMBER IF I CAN DO THIS ANYONE CAN!
12-19-2010, 11:18 AM
LOVE LOVE LOVE the "no ghosts" shirt. That is so awesome! Congrats on your success and thanks for sharing and being an inspiration to others! You look stunning!
12-20-2010, 10:11 PM
You look amazing!!!!!!!!!! Congrats:)
12-20-2010, 10:33 PM