Mini-Goal Photo Album - Down 72 pounds (Size 18 to 8)




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darbs7
04-21-2011, 03:46 PM
Here is my starting picture from July 2010 at size 18
Second picture is from April of 2011 (goal weight)
final picture is summer 2011 (maintaining...toning up)
Update, I maintained most of loss for 12 months, but over course of next 18 months gained about 10-12 pounds.

Then over last 10 months (so total of 3.5 years in maintenance), I put on 20 more pounds.

last picture is me after 3 years in maintenance...found myself up 35 of the 80 I lost, but no despair....after a 9 week reboot down 27 of those pounds....new picture to post soon (today's date 12/10/14)


NiteNicole
04-21-2011, 03:54 PM
WOW! Congratulations! You look so much younger (and I love your dress!!!)!

willgethealthy
04-21-2011, 03:55 PM
Wowza! You look awesome..


Dilli Doo
04-21-2011, 03:58 PM
Look at you rockin' that cute dress!! I agree with NiteNicole, you look AT LEAST 10 years younger. So amazing!

hatgirlie
04-21-2011, 03:59 PM
Fantastic! Lookin' good. Congrats!

NicoleInCt
04-21-2011, 04:10 PM
Great work! You look like you feel amazing too!

lackadaisy
04-21-2011, 04:12 PM
You look amazing. And i LOVE that dress. Do tell us where you got it. Your weight loss "secret" would be very welcome too ;)

darbs7
04-21-2011, 04:34 PM
I got the dress at a boutique in New Hope PA last weekend. I have been doing Ideal Protein...very strict but awesome diet.

WendeeLou
04-21-2011, 04:43 PM
You look awesome! Congrats and GREAT job!!!

joyfulloser
04-21-2011, 05:00 PM
WOW! :congrat: You look AWESOME...and LOVE..LOVE...LOVVVVVVE the new HAIRCUT!;)

Addy
04-21-2011, 07:19 PM
Congrats!! You look amazing!

yhahmd
04-21-2011, 07:25 PM
Wow, you look like a completely different person! Way to go!

fatferretfanatic
04-21-2011, 07:45 PM
Awesome!

Lucky Chick
04-21-2011, 08:05 PM
Fantastic! You are so incredibly inspiring!!! Welcome back and good luck on the last leg of your journey.

darbs7
04-23-2011, 06:31 AM
Look at you rockin' that cute dress!! I agree with NiteNicole, you look AT LEAST 10 years younger. So amazing!


The diet was my 40th birthday present to myself. I started a couple weeks after I turned 40 and I feel about 30 now.....moving and doing are much easier than 72 pounds ago.

amylew
04-24-2011, 06:01 PM
Darbs, you look fabulous!

Fit4Lyfe
04-25-2011, 12:32 AM
You look sooooo amazing and to see someone with the same stats as me looking like that gives me great motivation!!! WTG girl!!!

starbrite
04-25-2011, 05:14 AM
You look stunning, :woohoo:

Hollmark
04-25-2011, 12:12 PM
You look FANTASTIC!!!! You're such an inspiration!!!

Mickeypnd
04-25-2011, 03:03 PM
you look so amazing!! congrats on the success!!

Matilda08
04-25-2011, 04:23 PM
Wtg!!

osaunt
04-25-2011, 04:28 PM
What a transformation!

jesslr84
04-25-2011, 06:02 PM
You look amazing! I will be glad when I can celebrate my goal weight. Congrats!!!

bumbee
04-26-2011, 03:06 PM
wow great job. you look great

Josie83
04-27-2011, 01:49 PM
You look lovely! Your hairstyle and dress are so cute! Grats! :D

capricious
05-27-2011, 10:44 PM
What a difference!! You Look AWESOME!:cp:

darbs7
05-31-2011, 09:04 PM
Thanks all...posted new pics down another 10 pounds...looking to lose another 10....going for the gusto!

ballerina454
06-03-2011, 01:04 AM
You look great! I love the red dress in your after pics, looks great on you! Keep up the great work! :)

darbs7
06-06-2011, 06:18 PM
Updated 6/6

jennylou
06-07-2011, 11:47 PM
You do look great and much younger!

Agape123
06-09-2011, 11:48 AM
All I can say is WOW!! You look beautiful. What an amazing transformation, and such an inpiration! Congratulations on such a huge accomplishment!

SweetSteph
06-10-2011, 03:37 AM
Wow!!! You look great! What an inspiration! Congrats and keep up the fantastic work!

marshas
06-12-2011, 04:33 AM
Amazing works.... Congrats to you ;)

bumbee
06-15-2011, 02:15 PM
WOW YOU LOOK GREAT .I CANT WAIT TO LOSE THE NEXT 20 BECAUSE 160ish LOOKS AWSOME ON YOU. CONGRAT

Allimac1
06-17-2011, 04:57 AM
You look fabulous and more 30 than 40!!!! I am being inspired by all of these success stories :)

tessendicott
07-27-2011, 09:24 PM
You look 20 years younger!

queenmimi
09-02-2011, 03:39 PM
Hah, just looked at these and I was right! Hot mama!!! :)

RRB2
09-11-2011, 04:43 PM
You look fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration!

Caramel33
09-13-2011, 02:51 PM
OMG you look GREAT, congrats on your accomplishment!!! :bravo:
:woohoo:

darbs7
09-19-2011, 07:20 PM
Thanks ladies...I am going to slow it down...hoping to lose another 10 pounds at some point in my life...but I will take it when it wants to drop. Loving the results...I have to let the number on the scale go.

GettinFit
09-19-2011, 11:06 PM
WOW Darbs. Congrats on your awesome success. You look amazing.

baygurl
09-19-2011, 11:18 PM
Congrats. you look amazing !!!!!

redbutton
09-19-2011, 11:31 PM
Congrats! I have to agree with so many others here, you look 10 years younger! It's actually pretty amazing how much younger you look, and you look very happy. Thanks for sharing your hard work.

kyalpn
09-20-2011, 12:39 AM
Wow! So amazing! Congratulations!

amylew
09-23-2011, 08:58 PM
Darbs, you look fantastic! You should be so proud of yourself!

darbs7
09-26-2011, 11:27 AM
Darbs, you look fantastic! You should be so proud of yourself!

I am trying hard to be proud and not ashamed of the number on the scale

balditosgirl
09-28-2011, 02:15 PM
You don't even look 30!!!!!!!!!!! when i read you saying your 40 i was like nooooo way!!!!!!!
you look in your late 40's in your first picture you look to be in your late 20's wow you LOOK AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! Great job your hard work is so paying off!!! i want to age just as graceful!

icandothis2
09-29-2011, 01:18 AM
Whoo Hoo look at you..You look great Congrats to you..........

darbs7
03-29-2012, 08:02 PM
I had to take a moment to look at these to see where I was and how far I have come...update...I stayed in maintenance for 8 months and then the last 2 months put on about 10 pounds....but STOP....got a few of those off already and won't stop until back to my lowest.

threenorns
03-29-2012, 08:05 PM
i am now in a raging argument with my 5yr old daughter who INSISTS that is not the same lady.

the lady in the red dress is sad and old. the lady in the black pants is happy and young. therefore, they are not the same lady.

*sigh* so much for trying to explain why i've stopped buying timbits - and what great inspiration to keep not buying them! thank you!

dawn77
03-30-2012, 11:36 AM
your doing a great job keep up the great work love seeing pictures it truely tells its own story.

xJox
04-06-2012, 09:34 AM
You look fantastic and much younger. Congrats on your achievements! Very inspiring.

eyre13
04-06-2012, 09:56 AM
You look amazing! Congrats!!!

darbs7
04-15-2012, 07:36 AM
i am now in a raging argument with my 5yr old daughter who INSISTS that is not the same lady.

the lady in the red dress is sad and old. the lady in the black pants is happy and young. therefore, they are not the same lady.

*sigh* so much for trying to explain why i've stopped buying timbits - and what great inspiration to keep not buying them! thank you!

One of the cutest comments ever. Been in maintenance almost a year now....I enjoy the younger me too....that is what keeps me focused on keeping this weight off.

puneri
04-15-2012, 09:51 AM
Hey,
You are turning age wheel backwards!!

darbs7
03-10-2013, 11:00 AM
UPdate:

Been in maintenance 25 months. Currently up about 10 of the 80 lost. Working on a new goal...fitness.

Signed up for a few 5K and a military obstacle course.

Health is freedom

Mozzy
03-10-2013, 12:49 PM
Congrats!

KantuKat
03-16-2013, 01:53 PM
WOW!! You look FANTASTIC!! What an inspiration you are !! Thank you.

meandu
03-16-2013, 03:59 PM
Way to go! You look great. It is nice to hear about the successes in weight loss.

Di1586
05-11-2013, 04:32 AM
WOW you look amazing!!

darbs7
05-31-2013, 09:27 AM
WOW you look amazing!!

Just to keep everyone (including myself inspired)....29 months in maintenance, but still down 65 of the 75 I lost.

I have to follow strict dieting for 3-4 weeks every other month or so to keep it off. But I do let loose quite a bit in between.

Stay motivated everyone

lauran
06-10-2013, 11:10 AM
Thank you for the update! I am starting IP in the next few weeks and have very similar stats to lose - I would like to go from size 20 to a 10 or 8 (I don't think I have ever been in single digits... it is hard to even write that I aspire to it!) I was going to PM you and ask if you had managed to maintain the weight loss after P1 as that is my major concern, so your update is really helpful! You look amazing and so happy!

jessicado22
06-26-2013, 09:21 PM
Holy cow, you look like a completely different person! And so much younger. Amazing, and congrats on keeping it off!

HeatherRedstick
07-19-2013, 12:02 PM
I just started Ip and this is truly inspiring !! Congrats

freckfrecks
01-05-2014, 05:46 PM
Amazing! Thanks for sharing!

darbs7
10-07-2014, 08:01 PM
I thought an update would be interesting. This is 3.5 years after hitting my goal. After 2.7 successful years, I have had a terrible 10 months and have regained almost half of my loss. I have gone from my size 8 to a size 12.

I started a reboot yesterday. I hope to be in nice loose 10's by Thanksgiving.

Bummed, but hoping I have stopped myself before I did more damage. On the bright side still have 45 pounds off.

darbs7
11-18-2014, 05:26 AM
I thought an update would be interesting. This is 3.5 years after hitting my goal. After 2.7 successful years, I have had a terrible 10 months and have regained almost half of my loss. I have gone from my size 8 to a size 12.

I started a reboot yesterday. I hope to be in nice loose 10's by Thanksgiving.

Bummed, but hoping I have stopped myself before I did more damage. On the bright side still have 45 pounds off.

Good news...6 weeks later and I have stuck it out...down 22 of those pounds I gained another 14 to go, fitting into size 10 nicely.

I hope to see more people post of their journey years later. Those beautiful goal pictures are great, but I have become more and more interested in where people are years later. It is amazing how the pounds can creep back on.

sunarie
11-19-2014, 02:21 PM
Way to go! Both on the initial loss, and then maintaining it as long as you did.. and now with the loss again.

darbs7
12-10-2014, 03:34 PM
Yeah...been on my reboot for 9.5 weeks and down 27 of the 35 I had gained (of my 80 pound loss). Almost back to my goal weight (8 to go). 5 years of living a healthier lifestyle!!!!!!!!!