Goal! - 150+lbs Gone FOREVER!!!
08-10-2011, 12:23 AM
I hit goal a couple of months ago...I suppose I waited to see if I was going to lose some more before posting here. I am in the Normal BMI range now!
309 to 158 and still losing and now focusing on getting so much leaner through weight training and continued fitness...my passion for Running!
Calorie Counting, Portion Control, Healthy foods......Cardio! what it is that can excite you, inspire you, motivate you!
That's what this is all about... the time to create the NEW YOU!
Took me one plan and 2 years to implement it. So practical and easy that I lost on average 1.7lbs a week and that was with suffering from pcos that can lead to slower loss than normal because of hormones/insulin-resistance!
It's cliche' as all us ex-fat chicks say it...but if we can do it...so CAN YOU!
Not Only can YOU do it but you are married and have kids...they can do this with you! My Husband Lost 100lbs and my 3 little kids are incredibly healthy! Eating lots of fresh foods...YES...even the vegatables! Do it as a Team...it will make you stronger ♥
I'm always helping people...always doing in the shadows...but now I'm helping people and sharing more and being more about running and eating well that I started blogging!
So if you want you can read my blog....can find me on facebook and chat with me anytime you want...ask question...look for support!
My Hips were 59" and now they are 38" with a 30" waist! My curves be poppin! My HDL is high, my LDL is low, I no longer have high blood pressure. I have reduced my risk of heart disease and cancer and I'm looking forward to growing old with my kids and husband!
We all need a little inspiration...that's why you are here and looking at pics! I remember doing that too!
08-10-2011, 12:28 AM
That is amazing to read! Thank you for posting!
08-10-2011, 12:38 AM
Congrats to you! That is an incredible accomplishment and so very inspirational! Woohoooo!!!! :bravo: :cp: :cb:
08-10-2011, 01:38 AM
Fantastic! Look at that collar bone! I have five year old twins and a 3 month old baby, so I relate on the kids--although mine have always eaten healthier than me because I wanted to make sure my bad choices didn't affect them. However, I now LOVE eating like them :) Anyway, you are one hot momma, congrats!!!
08-10-2011, 02:15 AM
You look utterly fantastic twinmomma. :)
08-10-2011, 06:10 AM
Conngrats! Great job you look awesome! Thanks for the timely inspiration, I needed that!
08-10-2011, 06:15 AM
Congrats on the AMAZING achievement!
08-10-2011, 10:01 AM
Congratulations! Wow, and that's very quick weight loss with PCOS!
Wow, you look awesome!! :cheer: It sure feels good to be so much healthier, doesn't it? :)
08-10-2011, 12:35 PM
Good for you. If you don't mind my asking, at what point weight-wise were you when you started running?
08-10-2011, 03:41 PM
Good for you. If you don't mind my asking, at what point weight-wise were you when you started running?
To answer your question, I started attempts on occasion to run when I was about 290lbs....but when I decided I would try to learn how to earn how to run at least 3 miles...I was 265lbs!
It was ok...I never ran into knee problems or any real injury. It was hard of course and in the beginning I could not even run a minute.
I did not follow a c25k program...I basically decided that 3-4 days a week I would go 3 miles and each time I pushed myself with a run/walk routine!
Took 3-4 months and I had my base of 3...then I pushed to 3.5 then 4 then decided I would throw it all to the Wind and Train for my first ever race....HALF MARATHON! LOL. Pretty adventageous, huh! Well at 200lbs and just 9 months after starting the running I ran that half in 2:29 for a 10:45 mile!
08-10-2011, 10:28 PM
Congratulations!!! That's absolutely amazing and what an inspiration to those of us at the other end of this journey!!!
08-10-2011, 11:12 PM
Congrats...you look great!!
08-15-2011, 12:47 PM
You look wonderful and I loved reading about your running progress! Thanks for the inspiration.
08-15-2011, 04:50 PM
wow this really gave me inspiration and motivation!! Youre great with your words and it really got me thinking if you could run at 265 then i should give it a shot! You look amazing and thank you so much for sharing!
08-16-2011, 12:45 AM
Amazing! You have released 1/2 of yourself!
What a precious gift for your children, for you.
And check out those collar bones!!!!!!:carrot:
I am awed by your accomplishments.
08-16-2011, 07:39 AM
WOW! You look like a new person!!! Thanks for the motivation!!!
08-17-2011, 08:38 AM
Amazing! Congratulations! :)
08-17-2011, 09:24 PM
******update!!! I just hit 154.....so 155lbs gone! I can't believe it, I am officially LESS than half the size I was before! I'm still going strong...my goal is not about thin, it's about ridding my body of toxic fat and getting strong and lean, to be a better me! to be a stronger runner! to stick around to watch my kids grow up and celebrate my life with my husband!
thanks everyone for all the kind replies! I just want to ispire people, it feels so good on this side of it all. I know it's hard to make changes in our mind, but once we do, our bodys will follow! This I promise you! xoxox
08-17-2011, 10:30 PM
Magnificent! Truly an inspiration. Thanks so much for taking precious time to share your journey with us. God bless you!
08-17-2011, 10:38 PM
Congrats! Thanks for the inspiration!
08-20-2011, 09:10 PM
You were pretty before, but are so beautiful now:) Holy girl! CONGRATS! I had my 7 yr old daughter look at your pics and she said the same thing :) You have to be so incredibly proud. I love that your entire family got involved. Congrats to your hubby too :)
D O L L
08-22-2011, 01:32 AM
wow, u look like a totally different person! beautiful!
08-23-2011, 07:50 AM
♥ Thank You All. I am excited for you All....Meet me here! It's Great!
08-24-2011, 12:54 AM
08-24-2011, 08:29 PM
Wow, what an accomplishment. Your story is very inspirational. I hope someday to become as runner as well. Congratulations!!!!
08-25-2011, 01:44 AM
you look wonderful!!
08-25-2011, 02:19 AM
You look amazing! I to have your husband stand by you and eat healthy right along with you is such a blessing. Now you can both grow old healthy and happy.
08-31-2011, 05:06 PM
Way to make the change! Congrats on your weight loss!
10-25-2011, 06:43 AM
Thanks So Much Everyone ♥ We all show that you Can do it! EveryDay I stick to my LifeStyle Change. Healthy Foods in moderation and fitness! That's Right as a family !
10-25-2011, 09:59 AM
Congrats, so inspiring!
10-31-2011, 01:59 AM
Wow! you and I are VERY similar. I too have lost 150 pounds and started running :) Your story rings so true in my head, congrats! There was a comment you made about helping others from the shadows? I totally do the same x
11-02-2011, 05:20 PM
you look amazing, thanks for sharing
11-14-2011, 07:10 PM
You look amazing. Congratulations! I'm reading all the success stories for motivation. I can't wait until I can post my own photos.
11-21-2011, 05:54 PM
You did amazing. Congratulations.
12-30-2011, 08:56 AM
01-03-2012, 04:12 AM
You are an inspiration...thank you!!
01-07-2012, 10:20 PM
Thanks Everyone :)
I am still maintaining- I thought I was holding 154- till a week later I bounced back to 158- which is what my base was for months- I think my glycogen stores were down while I was running really high mileage when I hit 1524- I went back to 158 the following week and since then I've gained 2-3lbs and gained SO MUCH MUSCLE and lost some more fat- my body is reshaping itself- it's been neat to watch it all change- pictures and the measuring tape are helping me see the progression- I am getting a thigh gap- I've lost 2 inches of my belly and gained a massive set of guns (biceps!!)
Always here for inpsiration and help! :carrot:
01-08-2012, 08:37 AM
This is amazing, you look fantastic!! Congratulations, you worked hard and earned it!!!
01-08-2012, 09:22 AM
01-08-2012, 11:14 AM
Isn't it wonderful to be able to reshape your body? You look great.
When I lose all my weight I am going into maintenance also. And I will start to do some serious running too.
Congratulations! All the hard work really payed off.
02-27-2012, 01:47 AM
Congrats! What an awesome story! I love how you got your entire family involved!
02-27-2012, 10:11 AM
Great story and great accomplishment! You look beautiful!
03-19-2012, 03:44 PM
You're beautiful! Huge congratulations to you!
03-26-2012, 01:48 PM
Just Popping on to Say Thanks Again and if you are thinking about running - don't wait- I was obese when I started, so don't let that stop you!
03-26-2012, 02:40 PM
Wow - what a phenomenal achievement!! Very well done and you should must be very proud of yourself! Love the pics - very inspirational. :)
03-26-2012, 05:38 PM
Thank you for the inspiration. I use to run and have been feeling that I am too heavy to do it now, but I miss it! And I think I will give it another try.
04-09-2012, 05:28 PM
OMG, I can't even imagine having to lose 150 pounds and then actually doing it! Congrats and you must have kept on it because under two years is seriously impressive. CONGRATS AGAIN!!!!
04-09-2012, 08:39 PM
Congrats, you look great!! You should be so proud of yourself!! :)
04-10-2012, 12:32 AM
Congratulations!!!!!:carrot: What an accomplishment. I'm so happy you've reached your goal. I haven't picked a program yet but was thinking about calorie counting. I'm not one to have to write down calories every time I eat something but I guess I can try and see how I do. Good luck to you!
04-16-2012, 10:27 AM
Woah, that is one SERIOUS accomplishment!!! Congratulations !! Especially on wanting to get lean and continue staying in shape. Loved hearing it!!
04-25-2012, 09:23 AM
05-02-2012, 02:37 AM
WOAH!!! That is one helluva change!!! Definitely must say, if I'd seen your before and after pictures on a commercial, I'd think they were lying!!!
COngrats! You look great~
07-23-2012, 01:03 AM
I love you all, many of you are still finding me and joining my blog and facebook page. I've not had the time this past year to be here - occasionally I pop on to some boards when I have curiositys about skin or to hear from others maintaining!
Rock On! I spend alot of time onine coaching clients with weight loss. I teach and encourage people to learn to run and not to become marathoners but so they build a cardio base so they can be fit & healthy!
01-03-2014, 02:32 PM
Fantastic job! Thanks for the inspiration!
02-06-2014, 02:21 PM