Mini-Goals - 178 lbs lost (and to never be found again), "only" 50 more or so to go!

05-31-2011, 11:36 PM
I finally hit the 220's the other day - seems like it took forever and a day but it's hard to remember sometimes (crazy, I know) that it was only January of 2010 that I was 400 lbs+ so I guess it wasn't so long after all. My original goal was to be 199 by July 20th but I don't think it's going to happen but that's OK - my 29th birthday is in late August so maybe by then! I can finally fit into an XL (at a non-plus size store even!) so, of course, I had to take a horrible photo with dressing room lighting and everything to document it and wanted to share it, along with a really attractive before photo, with you guys!

I would have never, ever made it this far if it hadn't been for the support and information I've found @ 3FC - thanks to everyone :hug:


After as of two days ago:

05-31-2011, 11:55 PM
Congratulations!! Your accomplishment is amazing. You are an inspiration to me as I'm starting out. Thanks so much for sharing your story, and I wish you the best.

06-01-2011, 12:24 AM
Wow, way to go!

06-01-2011, 12:30 AM
How inspiring! You are looking fabulous. Great job!

06-01-2011, 03:30 AM
Yay!! :cheer:

06-01-2011, 04:50 AM
That is amazing!! You look fantastic!!

06-01-2011, 10:34 PM
Keep up the good work. You look great

06-01-2011, 11:02 PM
you look AMAZING!!!
So happy for you!!!

06-01-2011, 11:14 PM
Great job! You look wonderful! Keep up the good work-you've worked hard and that really has gotten you amazing results. What an inspiration!

06-02-2011, 09:54 AM
Wow, you look great!

06-02-2011, 10:32 AM
Way to go! I bet you feel as great as you look. Congratulations on your weight loss.

06-02-2011, 10:50 AM
Wow! You look AMAZING!!!

Keep up the incredible work :D

06-02-2011, 11:10 AM
I bet you're feeling so much better, physically and mentally. What a transformation! Well done!

06-02-2011, 11:49 AM
congratulation u look amazing.
what a great success.

06-03-2011, 12:18 AM
That is an amazing change! It must make you feel fantastic that you are almost half the person that you were :D

06-03-2011, 11:12 PM
:bravo: Amazing progress!! Keep up the wonderful work!! Great job!!

06-03-2011, 11:55 PM
Wow! You look great. Keep it up and you will be at your goal in no time. Congrats on your progress so far!

06-04-2011, 12:21 AM
Look at you!!! You look amazing!!!!!!!! Truly amazing! You've come really far and you've already accomplished way more than most do.
You inspire me!
Thanks for your post! Seeing befores/afters like yours help so many!

06-04-2011, 12:39 AM
that is amazing!!! i congratulate you on your achievement!!! :D

06-04-2011, 11:47 AM
Thank you everyone for the kind words!!

06-06-2011, 11:31 AM
I have not been here to witness your journey seeing as I'm new, but your story is inspirational! Fantastic job!

06-06-2011, 03:49 PM
Your accomplishment is amazing, thanks for all the great inspiration!!! You look great!!

06-07-2011, 12:02 AM
Just incredible!!! You look phenomenal!! :yay:

06-07-2011, 05:24 PM
Wow! What an inspiration...and a fellow brown-coat :D

06-07-2011, 06:28 PM
Wow! This is amazing and inspiring!

06-08-2011, 01:49 PM
I have just this morning lost my first 50. I have another 150 to go, but wow what a difference for you! I am so inspired. I know we can do this!!

06-09-2011, 12:33 AM
Amazing is really the only word for it. You are looking fantastic! :)

06-09-2011, 02:38 AM
Amazing!! And you did it so quickly too.

06-09-2011, 11:44 PM
Wow! What an inspiration...and a fellow brown-coat

Haha, I was sitting here for a minute like "How does she KNOW that?!" and then it finally occurred me to - duh, the comic book!" I love me some Firefly - am *so* excited to go to Comic-Con next month as my losing 150lbs gift to mah self!

I have just this morning lost my first 50. I have another 150 to go, but wow what a difference for you! I am so inspired. I know we can do this!!

Congrats on the first 50! I was just telling someone at work that the first 25-50 were the hardest because when you don't see an immediate huge difference, it's so tempting to give up and/or let yourself slip so major kudos to you for getting so far!

Amazing!! And you did it so quickly too.

Thank you. It felt like such a long time to me but I suppose you're right, it was a relatively large amount of weight in a short amount of time. But I've noticed the smaller I get, the slower it comes off - but I'm OK with it as long as it keeps going vs up.

06-10-2011, 12:07 AM
You look amazing; a real inspiration.

06-11-2011, 10:25 AM
CONGRATULATIONS! You look amazing and its so inspiring. I can hardly wait to join you.

06-11-2011, 11:42 AM
keep it up ! youre really almost there. just dont get discouraged, as the last of the weight is the usually the hardest.

just remember that you have a brain. fat doesnt not. you can run circles around it. physically, and metaphorically. :]

06-14-2011, 09:02 PM
seriously awesome and inspiring! congrats and keep it up! you look terrific!

06-14-2011, 11:10 PM
That is so amazing and inspiring. Congrats :)

06-15-2011, 10:17 AM
You are such an inspiration! Congratulations on your success, and keep up the good work! The before and after are just amazing to see!

06-15-2011, 11:19 AM
Awesome !

06-15-2011, 10:39 PM
Fantastic progress! Keep it up!


06-16-2011, 01:03 AM
Wow! That is really amazing!!! :D Great work! You will be at your goal before you even know it! :carrot: You look WONDERFUL! :hug:

06-16-2011, 01:30 AM
What an accomplishment!! :D You look so lovely!!! Way to go!!! :hug:

06-16-2011, 09:36 PM
Wow. Just wow. I am going to have to slowly read these comments.. How did you do it in the beginning?

06-16-2011, 10:14 PM
Thank you everyone for the kind words!

Wow. Just wow. I am going to have to slowly read these comments.. How did you do it in the beginning?

Walking (2-3 miles per walk, 4-5 days a week) and just watching what I ate at first. I didn't count calories, I didn't count carbs, I just focused on eating less of what I normally ate. Then in August I switched to counting carbs - no more than 25g per day. I bought a stationary bike in November then stopped watching carbs and switched to calorie counting in March. I think mixing it up and never letting it get boring is key - I got sick of walking so I started biking. I sometimes get bored of biking so now that it's warmer, I go for a swim. Counting carbs started to get restrictive so I switched to calories. I feel like it keeps me and my body guessing!

06-18-2011, 04:19 PM
You look great!!

06-18-2011, 04:25 PM
I cannot believe the difference! CONGRATS GIRL! this is AMAZING!

06-22-2011, 01:35 PM
Wow this is inspiring! You should feel so proud of yourself!

06-23-2011, 10:22 AM
You are such an inspiration! Congrats and you look fantastic!

06-23-2011, 11:34 AM
Congratulations!! You are such an inspiration!!! Those pictures are just absolutely amazing.

06-23-2011, 12:08 PM
WOW! You look amazing!!!! WTG!! You are incredibly inspiring, especially as I am just starting out really. Pictures like these make me realise I can do it too.

again, wow!! xxx

06-23-2011, 07:20 PM

06-25-2011, 02:35 PM
Congrats on the major weight loss you look fantastic

06-25-2011, 02:37 PM
congrats! You are doing amazing

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05-20-2013, 03:44 PM
This is amazing! Congrats! I am new here and would like to know how you lost all the weight? you are a true inspiration

05-20-2013, 04:02 PM
I wish you all the best with the remaining 50!:carrot: