Goal Photo Album - 287 to 165!




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k8yk
06-07-2011, 07:13 PM
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c15/rockstarkate/body-123pounds.jpg

120+ pounds lost
size 22/24 to size 8/10
Couldn't walk up the stairs without dying to walking up 100 flights in 19 minutes and THEN running 5 miles.

It took 2.5 years
Calorie counting nearly every day
Hitting the gym 5-6 times per week
And changing every single thing about the way I look at food, exercise, and my body image.

You can see the change on the outside in the picture above, but the changes on the inside are so much more important.
I used to be cynical, depressed, tired, lethargic, moody, cranky, etc.:?::mad:
Now I'm energetic, optimistic, generally happy, and I wake up before my alarm clock daily feeling ready to go! :carrot:

It was SO worth it :D

If I can do it, anybody can.


NiteOwlMommy
06-07-2011, 07:40 PM
You look great!

fatferretfanatic
06-07-2011, 07:45 PM
Great job, you look fantastic!


GettinFit
06-07-2011, 09:08 PM
Congratulations!!! You look amazing.

NoMoreDoughnuts
06-07-2011, 09:19 PM
Very inspiring!

k15g15
06-07-2011, 09:32 PM
Congrats on your inside and outside results!

sunlover
06-07-2011, 09:58 PM
Wow...SO awesome! You are an inspiration to us all! Congrats!!

midwife
06-07-2011, 09:58 PM
Awesome!!!! :carrot:

Ready2BThinna
06-07-2011, 09:59 PM
Congratulations K8yk!!!!
Thanks for sharing this wonderful accomplishment. You inspire!
:carrot:

ballerina454
06-07-2011, 11:38 PM
WOW, you look fantastic!! You can see the happiness radiating from you in the last picture! What an inspiration, thank you for sharing this with us all :)

MoniqueDiet
06-08-2011, 12:04 AM
WOW!! You look amazing! Congratulations on your transformation! :-)

~Monique

Sara
06-08-2011, 01:03 AM
Congratulations on your achievement!

I'm very happy for you and anyone who discover their new self. Good luck to you and to all of us.

gonnadoitthistime
06-08-2011, 01:51 AM
I don't know that I even ever read any of your posts before, and I am about to cry, thanks so much for including your pics. You look fantastic, I bet it's hard to not want to shop for clothes every day!

MEH1969
06-08-2011, 07:38 AM
You look fantastic!

bargoo
06-08-2011, 09:00 AM
Congratulations ! You look great and sound great, too.

zoodoo613
06-08-2011, 09:06 AM
Congratulations! You look fabulous!

ETA: I just clicked over to your blog and really enjoyed what I've read so far.

k8yk
06-08-2011, 10:11 AM
Thanks everyone :). I used a different site for calorie counting and support (fatsecret) but I found this forum looking for a site with a weight maintenance section. Thought I'd share my pictures because I was always so inspired by the pictures of other real people who had done it in the beginning.

I love shopping!!! My favorite new hobby (aside from exercise of course!)

Glad you like my blog!

Thanks again,
Kate

Matilda08
06-08-2011, 10:40 AM
Wtg!!!!!

bells132
06-08-2011, 12:51 PM
WOWZA!!! Congratulations. You look so fit, beautiful, and most of all HAPPY! Way to go. Thank you for sharing.

georgeshair
06-08-2011, 01:09 PM
Wow! Congratulations - you look amazing.

Teresa66
06-08-2011, 01:20 PM
Congratulations on all your hard work and determination. I read some of your blog and you are a really good writer. Thanks for sharing your pics and the knowledge that weight loss really can be achieved. :)

jillnicole03
06-08-2011, 02:13 PM
You look fabulous, great job! Love your hair cut!

Krizstyling
06-08-2011, 02:41 PM
I know that so many times before I heard people say "If I can do it anyone can" and I was like yeah right...now I REALLY see and believe that to be true. All it takes is believing in yourself!!!!! Amazing progress, amazing journey and GREAT pictures! Thanks for sharing!@!!

EmmaD
06-08-2011, 02:44 PM
I am so glad I saw this post! You are such a great example of why fitness is so important, not just the number on the scale... I looked at your blog (which is very insightful by the way; I just read the first few but now I want to read more) and saw your measurements - 37-28-37 :yes:. Your story is truly inspiring!

Engraved
06-08-2011, 03:02 PM
you look amazing! Huge congratulations.
your post is gonna be my new motivation for the summer! we share same height and SW stats, which gives me hope for the future!
Thank you so much for posting this!

JohnP
06-08-2011, 03:13 PM
Great job!

Excellent photos too!

k8yk
06-08-2011, 03:48 PM
I am so glad I saw this post! You are such a great example of why fitness is so important, not just the number on the scale... I looked at your blog (which is very insightful by the way; I just read the first few but now I want to read more) and saw your measurements - 37-28-37 :yes:. Your story is truly inspiring!

What you say about fitness is so true. One of the biggest obstacles for me weight-wise is that my ideal weight is a lot higher than you'd suspect. People always guess that I weigh a lot less than I do. I'm very muscular for a woman. And so for most of my life, even when I was close to a good weight, I thought I was enormous. If I did keep trying to weigh less, I'd never be satisfied and I would probably do a lot of damage to my health. I think the lowest weight I could possibly be and be healthy is somewhere around 150. But I don't need to have that little body fat. I prefer to keep a bit of curve ;)

I do want to point out that at 165, I am still "overweight" according to the BMI chart, but look at my After picture! I'm glad my eyes are working because I'm definitely not overweight. BMI sucks.

blueice10
06-08-2011, 09:33 PM
You look fantastic.Very inspiring. Thanks for posting your pics. You don't look like you weigh 165, not even close. Way to go!

darius
06-08-2011, 10:20 PM
What a terrific accomplishment! You look great! Congratulations.

darius
06-08-2011, 10:23 PM
I do want to point out that at 165, I am still "overweight" according to the BMI chart, but look at my After picture! I'm glad my eyes are working because I'm definitely not overweight. BMI sucks.

Yer right; BMI is inaccurate for muscular people (although it does a good job of categorizing my fat ***). It's OK though; I'll get there too.

sheramama
06-08-2011, 10:25 PM
CONGRATS! U look so tiny :) Completely inspiring.

SkiniJeni
06-09-2011, 12:12 AM
Congratulations!! You look beautiful!

joyfulloser
06-09-2011, 09:04 AM
WOW...your rockin those skinny jeans!:D :congrat:

thinin08
06-09-2011, 11:33 AM
Amazing and inspiring! Thank you for sharing.

Emme
06-09-2011, 12:38 PM
You look great! Congrats! :cheer:

Xan
06-09-2011, 12:51 PM
Wow! You look absolutely terrific! I also liked your post telling you you feel, and what you did to get there.

WLGirl1
06-13-2011, 04:35 PM
Congrats, you look brilliant. Well done :)

k8yk
06-13-2011, 07:16 PM
Thanks everybody! Here's another picture. I call this "Searching for the goal weight"
180 - 174 - 169 - 165 (I weighed 163 on Saturday! Woohoo!)

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c15/rockstarkate/bceff946.png

mom2fivesweeties
06-13-2011, 07:37 PM
AWESOME!

CONGRATS!!:bravo:

bellastarr
06-13-2011, 07:53 PM
you look awesome!!!!!!!!!

dogdaysofdiets
06-13-2011, 09:06 PM
Wow! You look amazing. Great job - truly an inspiration!

jenne1017
07-03-2011, 04:54 PM
Fantastic job!!!

Jen516
07-03-2011, 08:32 PM
but the changes on the inside are so much more important.

So freaking true!! Congrats!!!! You look great and even more important you FEEl great! A great inspiration! :D

Watkat
07-03-2011, 09:02 PM
You look MAHVELOUS!!!
Congrats!!!!!

Shanelle
07-03-2011, 11:31 PM
Good job! You look amazing and you can see how confident you feel about yourself:) Way to go!

droppingit
07-04-2011, 02:17 AM
You look fantastic! I am really excited to see what I will look like after I have seen your pics!

adoreclaire
07-04-2011, 11:45 AM
wow you look great!

droppingit
07-04-2011, 01:19 PM
You look so healthy and fit. Great job!

k8yk
07-04-2011, 03:23 PM
Thanks everybody!

celrae
07-04-2011, 06:16 PM
What you say about fitness is so true. One of the biggest obstacles for me weight-wise is that my ideal weight is a lot higher than you'd suspect. People always guess that I weigh a lot less than I do. I'm very muscular for a woman. And so for most of my life, even when I was close to a good weight, I thought I was enormous. If I did keep trying to weigh less, I'd never be satisfied and I would probably do a lot of damage to my health. I think the lowest weight I could possibly be and be healthy is somewhere around 150. But I don't need to have that little body fat. I prefer to keep a bit of curve ;)

I do want to point out that at 165, I am still "overweight" according to the BMI chart, but look at my After picture! I'm glad my eyes are working because I'm definitely not overweight. BMI sucks.

It is so nice to get real feedback about BMI, thanks.

Sabletora
07-06-2011, 01:15 AM
What a great accomplishment! You look amazing!

ChickieChicks
07-09-2011, 11:43 AM
WHOA! Hotness! What a journey...it thrills me to read how you've changed emotionally. I'm still struggling, and it amazes me everytime I realize how much my mind was dictating my weight. You look great1 CONGRATS!

chel3fsea
07-18-2011, 12:31 AM
You look AMAZING! Congrats on your loss!

loosing40
07-18-2011, 02:30 PM
You look amazing, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!