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starbrite
12-18-2010, 04:12 AM
I am extremely proud to announce that I have lost 101 lbs since April 9th 2010. It has not always been an easy journey, and has been an emotional ride. It is one I am beginning to understand and accept for what it is.
I am so very grateful to everyone at this site for their advice, support and occasional kick in the *** that we all need from time to time :lol:
I consider myself very fortunate- I have a beautiful and very loving family, a great home and a job I love. Now I have a body that I am beginning to accept and appreciate. :hug:
When I began this journey I never imagined I would be writing this at this point, but with sheer grit, determination and drive (and a plan that suits me) I have succeeded. For the first time in my life I believe I can get to goal, and stay there.
My plan is loosely based around the Dukan diet. I have never read his book, and could never stick to something that did not suit me. So here are the guidelines I set for myself.
1. Porridge (oats for breakfast)
2. Protein and veg for lunch and dinner
3. No snacking, licking, nibbling!
4. No eating after 7pm
5. Drink 100 ozs water daily
6.Allow white wine
7. Weigh daily and log weight to chart changes and trends
8. Visit 3FC daily and discuss feelings
9. Tell everyone about my journey
10. Believe in myself

Thanks for reading - I really do appreciate you all :woohoo:


gumboot
12-18-2010, 04:36 AM
WoW! Congratulations !!! I am inspired! :hug:

starbrite
12-18-2010, 04:38 AM
Thank you :)


Beverlyjoy
12-18-2010, 04:40 AM
AWESOME!!!


I applaud your wonderful accomplishment!!!! Shout it from the rooftops.

:D:carrot::carrot::carrot::D

matt_H
12-18-2010, 05:13 AM
AMAZING!!!!!

That is so freakin awesome :)

Try picking up something that weighs 100 pounds to give you some concrete idea of just how much weight is now off of your body!

starbrite
12-18-2010, 06:13 AM
Thanks ! Matt - yes that would be a feat to achieve wouldn't it ? :lol:

seagirl
12-18-2010, 06:18 AM
That is pretty amazing! You must feel so great! :carrot:

starbrite
12-18-2010, 06:48 AM
I certainly feel better than I did 100lbs ago !!

Rosinante
12-18-2010, 07:37 AM
Congratulations! Very impressive!

KatMarie
12-18-2010, 08:47 AM
Doin' happy dance for you! Awesome!

Eliana
12-18-2010, 09:58 AM
Wow, that is impressive! I bet 8 months ago you couldn't imagine losing 100 pounds in such a short time!

I'm really happy for you!

Queen Donna
12-18-2010, 10:11 AM
:bravo::bravo::cb:Absolutely amazing. What a drive to succeed. There's no stopping you now. :carrot:

starbrite
12-18-2010, 10:50 AM
Thanks everyone - I'm buzzing - actually bought something in Zara today (don't know if you have that in the US, but here it's for slim ladies :lol:)

Charms
12-18-2010, 11:23 AM
So impressive!

Congrats on an amazing accomplishment!!

goal4agirl
12-18-2010, 11:38 AM
Wow that is awesome! Congratulations!! You drink a lot of water. How do you get that much down? I bet your skin and hair just glows from that much hydration. Keep up the fabulous work in 2011 and I imagine you will reach your goal! :flow1:

mkat321
12-18-2010, 12:02 PM
That is simply amazing, congrats!

Lori Bell
12-18-2010, 12:17 PM
When I began this journey I never imagined I would be writing this at this point, but with sheer grit, determination and drive (and a plan that suits me) I have succeeded. For the first time in my life I believe I can get to goal, and stay there.


It's funny, but I totally remember your introduction post. I actually commented on it...and I remember thinking, "This chick is going to be a big loser." ;) I could just tell that you WERE going to do it. So cool to be right! :lol: Congrats on meeting your Christmas goal a week early!

Thighs Be Gone
12-18-2010, 12:33 PM
Awesome for you! So happy for you! What a Christmas gift you have given to yourself.

cherrypie
12-18-2010, 12:33 PM
good for you!

EveLHaelf
12-18-2010, 01:01 PM
Excellent work! What an inspiration.

So glad you have found a plan that works for YOU!

Keep up the great job.:D

CanadianCutie
12-18-2010, 01:09 PM
You rock! Congrats to you.

starbrite
12-18-2010, 01:45 PM
Hey Lori Bell - I remember you too :D
Nice to be right sometimes isn't it? Somehow this time has been different, I haven't felt deprived, more enlivened and so excited to achieve. Thanks for the lovely comments everyone !

PaulaM
12-18-2010, 01:55 PM
My goodness, that was really fast! Congratulations on your success!

Ky30
12-18-2010, 02:34 PM
Congrats and 100 pounds in 8 months is GREAT

time2lose
12-18-2010, 04:57 PM
WOW! Congratulations!

CutieCourt
12-18-2010, 07:31 PM
Such an inspiration!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope I am half as successful as you! You are living proof that hardwork does pay off!!

ALM
12-19-2010, 11:33 PM
Congrats on your accomplishment!! :carrot:

Sea
12-22-2010, 01:42 PM
That's fantastic! You're an inspiration!

VickieLou
12-23-2010, 03:43 PM
:congrat: Starbrite! You're an Inspiration to me! Keep Up the Great Job!

PinkHoodie
12-23-2010, 06:39 PM
That is so amazing. I REALLY like your plan. It seems easy laid out like that, but of course I know the saying easier said then done applies here. It makes me feel bad in some ways though, because I haven't even lost half that in the same amount of time! (In my defense I was pregnant for 2 months). But wow. You should be so proud! :)

starbrite
02-27-2011, 08:29 AM
Just updating - have now lost 121lbs. I see light at the end of the tunnel :lol:

dgramie
02-27-2011, 09:14 AM
Amazing !!!

summershine
02-27-2011, 09:18 AM
wooo go starbrite! :D *kidnaps your plan for herself*

starbrite
02-27-2011, 09:53 AM
:lol: Summershine, grab away girl !!

kallismom
02-27-2011, 10:13 AM
That is just AMAZING! What forms of exercise have you been doing?

starbrite
02-27-2011, 10:27 AM
I began with cycling, and did about 30 miles a day !I don't really do any formal exercise at the moment, but I stand for a living, move alot at work and have two big dogs that could walk for ever :)

Riesz
02-27-2011, 10:49 AM
WOW! Congratulations! You're such an inspiration!! :)

kallismom
02-27-2011, 10:57 AM
I began with cycling, and did about 30 miles a day

That explains alot! Thanks!

Sandi
02-27-2011, 11:30 AM
I guess I missed this first time around! I have added your name to our ONEderland all stars and 100 lb losers list!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

starbrite
06-05-2011, 02:51 PM
Wow - reading back - now down 143 lbs and seeking inspiration for those last 2 lbs !!

malamaza
06-07-2011, 01:12 PM
you really do inspire me :) i'm on Dukan Diet myself but not strictly i eat oat porridge for breakfast , but I was wondering have you eaten any fruit during diet?

starbrite
06-07-2011, 01:42 PM
Malamaza- I haven't followed the Dukan diet- just some of the principles. I haven't touched fruit as it is a trigger food for me- all that sugar !!

sept15lija
06-07-2011, 02:11 PM
Congrats starbrite!!!!

malamaza
06-07-2011, 02:39 PM
sry guess i read it wrong :) i will try not to eat fruit too because i just can't stop after one. Only veggies,dairy products and oats are my friends :)) I just can't eat much meat only fish and sometimes chicken breast , is that ok ? Congrats again!!

fattymcfatty
06-07-2011, 03:37 PM
starbrite, how much white wine do you drink?

starbrite
06-07-2011, 03:38 PM
Perhaps a couple of glasses - sometimes more :) But there's no carbs in wine !!

Fit4Lyfe
06-07-2011, 03:39 PM
WOW.....So insoiring, thank you, I needed this to get up and go workout!

starbrite
06-07-2011, 03:42 PM
Thank you Fit - it has been quite a journey :)

fattymcfatty
06-07-2011, 03:43 PM
Wow, I didn't know wine was carb-free! Does that go for red as well?

starbrite
06-07-2011, 03:44 PM
No sirree, no carbs in any dry wine !!

fattymcfatty
06-07-2011, 03:47 PM
That is cool. I'm going to have a small glass of chardonnay once in awhile without beating myself up over it. :)

starbrite
06-07-2011, 03:50 PM
It has been my saving grace. I don't crave bad food if I know I can have a glass of wine - I acknowledged at the very beginning that it was my vice and I needed to pander to the fact that I couldn't eliminate it. I don't go overboard, but if I have too many wines then I make up for it by cutting back on other things, or exercising more. I drink a very large amount of water too though, and don't drink anything else other than english tea and the occasional black coffee.

Me1stAllways
06-28-2011, 06:10 PM
I am extremely proud to announce that I have lost 101 lbs since April 9th 2010. It has not always been an easy journey, and has been an emotional ride. It is one I am beginning to understand and accept for what it is.
I am so very grateful to everyone at this site for their advice, support and occasional kick in the *** that we all need from time to time :lol:
I consider myself very fortunate- I have a beautiful and very loving family, a great home and a job I love. Now I have a body that I am beginning to accept and appreciate. :hug:
When I began this journey I never imagined I would be writing this at this point, but with sheer grit, determination and drive (and a plan that suits me) I have succeeded. For the first time in my life I believe I can get to goal, and stay there.
My plan is loosely based around the Dukan diet. I have never read his book, and could never stick to something that did not suit me. So here are the guidelines I set for myself.
1. Porridge (oats for breakfast)
2. Protein and veg for lunch and dinner
3. No snacking, licking, nibbling!
4. No eating after 7pm
5. Drink 100 ozs water daily
6.Allow white wine
7. Weigh daily and log weight to chart changes and trends
8. Visit 3FC daily and discuss feelings
9. Tell everyone about my journey
10. Believe in myself

Thanks for reading - I really do appreciate you all :woohoo:

I LOVE HEARING THIS!!!!!!!!!!!
:congrats:


I Just started the diet 6/8 and lost about 10lbs so far, and Im quitting smoking...the last 2 days =double tuff 4 me (also have my period, so the scale is cruel rite now lol)

Anyway seeing that, YES , this will work.....means sooo much to me.
Thank You

VirgoChic
06-28-2011, 06:34 PM
Congratulations! That's a phenomenal feat! I hope to say that I too lost that much weight a year from now and success stories like yours let me know it's possible. :) Thanks for sharing!

linJber
06-28-2011, 09:49 PM
I am so impressed by your accomplishments! Thanks for posting and keeping us updated. My goal of 100 pounds in 11 months seems so much more doable since I've been visiting in here and reading all the success stories. I hope to follow in your footsteps soon!

Lin