Mini-Goals - 1 Year Ago I Joined 3FC




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envelope
07-16-2011, 01:03 PM
Progress pics added!

I love this site and all of the weight loss support given and received by all of the members. I enjoy visiting with the CCers, the support groups, the Challenges and especially Sarge's (crazy) Boot Camp. :D

Thanks to 3fc I learned about and decided to attempt C25K. I jogged my first 5k in Oct of last year. Now I am training for a 1/2 marathon in Sept. I have my first 7 mile jog scheduled tomorow! I have learned not to be to hard on myself if I let life get in the way sometimes. If I go Off Plan for a day, a week, whatever, I need to get over it, let go of the guilt and get back to doing what I need to do to be healthy. I also learned that I love the way I feel when I am active and eating healthy.

Background:
My low weight I can remember is 137.8
I got married in 1997 and weighed about 157 or 158
After my son was born in 1999 I ended up being around 180 - 185
After my twins were born in 2005 I was severly sleep deprived and ate and ate.
In mid July 2009 and I weighed 237.8 and I knew I needed a change so I started CCing.
July 11, 2010 I was 206 but wanted to keep going so I refocused on ccing again.
July 16, 2010 I knew I needed something to help keep me motivated so I joined 3fc.
There have been a few different times when life got too busy and I stopped coming to check in...guess what? I gained weight each time! I now know that I need to make time to come in and visit with others who have gone through or are going through a similar life change, it is part of taking care of myself and is important to me.
July 16, 2011 ~ 178.8 and still going!

http://i51.tinypic.com/295fudu.jpg


The following pic was taken this afternoon, August 26 ~ 164 lb. and no longer over weight according to BMI
http://i53.tinypic.com/2m2gx2p.jpg


Jen516
07-16-2011, 02:46 PM
Congrats and happy anniversary! :congrat: I love your philosophy, keep it up!

envelope
07-17-2011, 02:00 PM
The first pic is from July 2009, the second July 2010, and the third July 16, 2011.

The last pic is from Aug 26, 2011.


pointless2011
07-17-2011, 03:26 PM
You look great! Congrats! Keep going

chickyboo
07-17-2011, 04:08 PM
whoo hoo congrats u look fantastic!!

bigprettymomma
07-17-2011, 04:21 PM
Congratulations, you look great!!!

envelope
07-25-2011, 04:15 PM
Thanks ladies! I am loving the difference and can not wait to see how different I will look at goal.

envelope
08-26-2011, 11:18 PM
I can not really see a difference in the last pic, but I am so much more confident. I can not remember the last time I wore a sleeve less dress. I am down a pant size since July.

josey
08-27-2011, 04:02 PM
As I said that is truly amazing! Congratulations.
Thanks for sharing!

runningfromfat
08-27-2011, 05:39 PM
Congrats! Good job!

Kayhlen
08-27-2011, 07:13 PM
THANK YOU! I was just sitting here thinking how much I want something fattening from drive-thru and would just work out harder at the gym tomorrow. Then I stumbled on your post and saw your pictures and now I am headed to the gym like I was supposed to and then gonna cook salmon when I get back. You are a hmm was gonna say huge in capital letters but you are not huge at all :) You are an inspiration! Off to the gym!

April Snow
08-27-2011, 09:48 PM
you look great - and HAPPY!! Congrats!!!

love2b150
08-27-2011, 10:00 PM
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you ... So good to see you and :congrat:

I am hoping to have a success story some time next year. BTW I love that brown top and the sleeveless dress. You look great :) Keep doing what you're doing :)

elaine19
08-27-2011, 10:11 PM
after seeing these great pics I think I am going to join the CCers!! Congratulations on your hard work, it has paid off!

Kayhlen
08-28-2011, 08:38 AM
THANK YOU! I was just sitting here thinking how much I want something fattening from drive-thru and would just work out harder at the gym tomorrow. Then I stumbled on your post and saw your pictures and now I am headed to the gym like I was supposed to and then gonna cook salmon when I get back. You are a hmm was gonna say huge in capital letters but you are not huge at all :) You are an inspiration! Off to the gym!

Well your inspiration paid off. I went to the gym as I said above and I did 5 miles on the treadmill and 10 miles on the bike and then worked my arms. I came home, had an egg white omelet with Ezekiel toast for dinner and was so tired I went to bed. I have not felt this inspired in so long and all it took was seeing your pictures and progress to empower me to say no to myself. Thank you again! :carrot:

love2b150
08-28-2011, 10:54 AM
elaine I absolutely love the support on the CCer's thread, a great group there :)

Kayhlen great job on the your day yesterday, way to go :)

rainydays
08-28-2011, 11:32 AM
envelope, you look fantastic!!

tuende
08-28-2011, 02:07 PM
You are looking awesome! What a difference a year and a lot of hard work makes! Keep up the great work!

envelope
08-28-2011, 05:04 PM
Thank you all. I am healthier than I have ever been in my life, and I am really enjoying how it feels.

Rennie - the brown outfit is actually my swimsuit and cover up, I had my daughters take that pic so I could compare it to a swimsuit pic from last year :) The suit is so flattering, I was sad to put it on the other day and realize that is a bit big now. I am loving my black and white dress I bought it to wear for a baby shower...I need another excuse to wear it.

Elaine - ccing has always worked for me, as long as I do it. It is important to find what will work for you, what will fit into your lifestyle. I know that I need to CC to keep myself accountable. It has become second nature to me. One of the great things about ccing is that it is free, and anyone can do it if they want to.

Kayhlen - I have often come to the goal and mini goal section for inspiration. I am honored to have helped inspire you. You totally ROCKED it at the gym last night!!!

puneri
08-28-2011, 05:21 PM
congrats,
Did you experience platau anytime? how did you deal with it?

Kayhlen
08-28-2011, 05:32 PM
Chalk it to being new but what is CCing? And thanks envelope :) You inspired me again today. I think I am going to keep this blog open at work so when I feel an urge for something unhealthy, I am going to start reading the different posts. And regarding the swimsuit, you look amazing in it.

Mickeypnd
08-28-2011, 05:38 PM
wow you look amazing! You're such an inspiration!

Adorkibul
08-29-2011, 12:27 PM
You look great!

chubbyhipster
08-30-2011, 03:48 PM
Kayhlen - CCing is calorie counting :)

kelly585
08-30-2011, 06:18 PM
You look amazing!!! Can I ask what is CCing?

love2b150
08-31-2011, 10:09 AM
envelope it's bittersweet when you really like a clothing item that looked so good on you and then you go to wear it again and it's too big :) Funny how things work. I'm now actually working on getting back into the clothes (mainly tops) that I wore last year, they're too tight :(. SO way to go Lady :high: Make sure you get you wear out of the dress just beautiful. :)

kelly585 CCing is Calorie Counting

puneri
08-31-2011, 11:40 AM
Thank you so much. I am just dieting for 2and 1/2months and have so many doubts. Your journey has motivated me.

envelope
09-03-2011, 10:20 AM
puneri - These threads have kept me motivated, which is why I decided to share my story and pics.
I have had a few times when I was exercising and watching what I ate and the scale took a pause...or stopped moving for a while. I am not sure that any of mine were truely long enough to be considered a platau. The longest was over over 2 wks but less than 3. During that time frame I just kept going and then all of a sudden I quickly dropped more than an inch from my waist. I went from having pants that were a bit too tight to being too big in a matter of a few days.

CCing is calorie counting.

Bal Krishna Shrestha
09-03-2011, 10:37 AM
Congrats for ur great success!!u look quite good now!!