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LauraLoooo
07-13-2010, 10:49 AM
I had to share these pics with you ladies because I was very proud!

Last summer, I was over 200lbs. This is when I started my weight loss journey. My boyfriend and I hiked up this really steep "dome" in northern Wisconsin. I was so out of shape that it nearly killed me!

Fast forward to a couple weeks ago... I went up to that same dome in northern Wisconsin and hiked it again. It was SO much easier now, it's like I just flew up there! I felt strong and confident and happy instead of miserable and weak and heavy.

Anyway, I have pictures from both occasions... and wow! Looking at these pictures were really inspirational for me because I could REALLY see what a difference 50 pounds makes! In the before, I'm not even facing the camera straight-on because I'm embarrassed about how wide I am. Also? My face looks SO different! I feel very motivated to keep going!


girlinwaterglobe
07-13-2010, 11:20 AM
You look adorable! Good job!

pucedaisy
07-13-2010, 11:20 AM
Wow!!! You look amazing!


Matilda08
07-13-2010, 11:21 AM
WTG!!!! you look great and yes I can see a difference! Thanks for sharing

skygirl
07-13-2010, 11:51 AM
whoo-hoo! congrats! it must have been such a great feeling to do that hike again and feel so much better! :)

SilverLife
07-13-2010, 11:52 AM
Congratulations! What a great way to celebrate. :)

SpoonSockSpork12
07-13-2010, 11:55 AM
Haha I totally get the hiking thing. At various (lower) weights my previous boyfriends have been frustrated at my hiking finesse/lack thereof. Hoping I can change that this time! It's a matter of increasing fitness *and* losing weight. Thanks for the motivational story!

Jessica88
07-13-2010, 12:56 PM
You look great! congrats!!!

Onederchic
07-13-2010, 01:48 PM
:woohoo: Fantastic!

LauraLoooo
07-13-2010, 02:35 PM
Thanks girls! :)

airbear
07-13-2010, 03:03 PM
That's fantastic! You look so different. I bet it feels great to not be carrying around those 50 extra pounds! Way to go! That's so inspiring.

MandaLynch
07-13-2010, 03:19 PM
Great progress! Congrats!!:yay:

JMfan
07-13-2010, 03:23 PM
Awesome progress! WTG!

MissKelly
07-13-2010, 03:58 PM
WTG!!! You look great!!! :bravo:

glenlorie
07-13-2010, 05:11 PM
OH WOW!!! You look fantastic and beautiful!! You should feel proud!!! Keep up the good work sweetpea!!

misspriss78
07-14-2010, 10:50 AM
Congrats on your weight loss! Way to go! :carrot:

Liliann
07-14-2010, 08:29 PM
:bravo:

LotusMama
07-15-2010, 01:35 AM
Nice work; you look amazing!

Cheers,

J

jacqu79
07-15-2010, 09:52 AM
Wow! What a difference! You look, and must be feeling, great!!

Well done!!:carrot:

LauraLoooo
07-15-2010, 10:15 AM
Wow, thanks for the encouragement everyone! Yay!

Anexia
07-15-2010, 11:57 AM
Great job! You look great!
How long did it take for you to lose 50 pounds?
How did you do it?

successfulhannah
07-15-2010, 12:31 PM
Get it girl! You look great! Congrats!

Tejas
07-15-2010, 01:06 PM
And, good for you for hiking! The difference in the way you look is remarkable...keep on going.

kschatterbox
07-15-2010, 01:52 PM
You look great! Keep up the great job your doing.

LauraLoooo
07-15-2010, 06:25 PM
Great job! You look great!
How long did it take for you to lose 50 pounds?
How did you do it?

Thanks! It took me about 1 year to lose the 50lbs (I plateaued a lot here and there). I've been eating Jenny Craig (my sister is a JC consultant, so I've got some connections) and through a LOT of hard work and exercise I toned up a lot. In the beginning I used my Wii Fit and then when that got too easy I used fitness DVDs: Jillian Michaels and Jackie Warner mostly. Lately I've been doing C25K along with some biking, water aerobics and fitness DVDs as well. Basically staying active everyday.

Cglasscock1
07-15-2010, 06:45 PM
Great job! You're so cute! Keep going!

rdw1
07-16-2010, 04:14 AM
Awsome! You look great!!!!

Ciao
07-16-2010, 04:17 AM
GOOD JOB! :D

Anexia
07-16-2010, 10:52 AM
Thanks! It took me about 1 year to lose the 50lbs (I plateaued a lot here and there). I've been eating Jenny Craig (my sister is a JC consultant, so I've got some connections) and through a LOT of hard work and exercise I toned up a lot. In the beginning I used my Wii Fit and then when that got too easy I used fitness DVDs: Jillian Michaels and Jackie Warner mostly. Lately I've been doing C25K along with some biking, water aerobics and fitness DVDs as well. Basically staying active everyday.


wooow! keep up the good work!! :hug:

:cheer:

DhaniCauldwell
07-20-2010, 11:50 AM
Congratulations!

:queen: Dhani :queen:

peace4me
07-20-2010, 12:00 PM
Awesome! Congrats on two wonderful achievements in your life.

GettinFit
07-21-2010, 08:47 AM
WOW!!! Great accomplishment :bravo: and you look awesome.

bigmamatexas
07-21-2010, 11:29 AM
You look great! How long did it take you? Ive been working on my lost since dec 2007 and its been very slow. So this yr I join a gym and TOPS. God bless you

LauraLoooo
07-21-2010, 11:50 AM
You look great! How long did it take you? Ive been working on my lost since dec 2007 and its been very slow. So this yr I join a gym and TOPS. God bless you

I am a slow loser too. It took me about a year to lose 50 pounds, but I'm okay with that. As long as it comes off, right? I'm actually more determined now that I've realized how much I've accomplished and how close I am to goal and I've been dropping pounds more quickly now.

Good luck with your weight loss, you can do it!:)

bigmamatexas
07-21-2010, 05:46 PM
thank you i did make my mind up dec 2007 it was time and i did lose 75 in 2008 but after i reached 255 i stop losing and gain 20 bk it would just go down then up and it continue. Then Jan 2010 I desided I was going to do it this yr. I spend at least 2 hrs in the pool 1 hr of water arobics and the other hr I do laps and walk around. so far i've lost 17 lbs this yr. so yes i can do it and i will. I would like to be down to 235 by the end of the yr and my goal for next yr lose 40 and then finish up in 2012 another 40 which i will be down to 150. My question is am i'm expecting big numbers too quick? someone at the pool said I was that I need to be happy with what I done and not expeck the large number. But I feel I need to make the goals I have so I will always remember that I got to keep working. Another question is ive tryed to put my tracker on here and I seem to cant do that. What do I need to do to get it to show up. Thanks for the help that anyone can give me.:swim: