Mini-Goals - 50 Pounds Lost :)

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09-30-2011, 12:47 PM
I've added progress photos at the bottom of this post :)

Yesterday I hit an amazing milestone. 50 POUNDS! GONE!

It seems so surreal to me; I never in a million years thought I would get down to this weight. I've been overweight/obese since I was a little girl and I just thought I would always be that way for the rest of my life.

It's funny, stepping on the scale and seeing 150 and remembering that not that long ago it said 200. In high school it probably would have said more if I had the guts to weigh myself. It's also surreal slipping into size 6s and 8s when I remember scoffing at those sizes as "teeny tiny." It blows my mind trying on my favorite size 16 jeans from just a few months ago and they're FALLING OFF.

I learned to love myself and that's what really helped me lose the weight. I wish I could go back to my middle school self and let her know that she should LOVE HERSELF for who she is :)

I also want to thank all of you here at 3FC. I joined here when I had already lost 30 and because of the support and advice, I've lost another 20. Those challenges also keep me on track and I love participating them. I'm definitely looking forward to losing my last 20 and know it's possible with all of the support that you all give here :)

I think the only downside to all of this is that I literally have about 5 things in my closet that I can wear. Luckily I can get away with some of my old clothes, but I still have about 15 days until my paycheck comes....then it's time for a shopping spree!

Annnnddd finally the progress photos :) Please ignore the blog link for now. I'm still working on setting up my weight loss blog.

The picture on the left is one of my favorite pictures of me. It's from when I was in Venice during my study abroad :) The picture on the right is from today (10/10/11), during my trip to Foxwoods with some friends.

Missy Krissy
09-30-2011, 12:51 PM
Congratulations!!! Can't wait to see the pics! :D

09-30-2011, 01:50 PM
That's fantastic!!! Way to go!!!!!:carrot:

09-30-2011, 01:52 PM
WooHooo!!! :carrot: 50 pounds down is a GREAT feeling!!! I'm so happy for you and your success!

April Snow
09-30-2011, 01:52 PM
congrats, it's awesome!!! And definitely post the pictures when you can - including some in those new clothes you are going to buy!

09-30-2011, 02:05 PM
Great job! That is awesome!

09-30-2011, 02:41 PM

09-30-2011, 03:11 PM

Your loss ROCKS!
Congrats! I can't wait to get where you are.

09-30-2011, 03:38 PM
Thank you everyone! :) I'll be sure to get those pics soon!

09-30-2011, 03:40 PM
I wish I could go back to my middle school self and let her know that she should LOVE HERSELF for who she is :)

Wonderful. I love this. Congrats.

09-30-2011, 03:51 PM
Congratulations!! I can't even imagine what 150 must feel like!

09-30-2011, 03:56 PM
Congrats to you! Amazing accomplishment!

09-30-2011, 04:02 PM
CONGRATS.....your hard work paid off. Here's to your dedication and freedom.

09-30-2011, 07:26 PM
[QUOTE=sontaikle;4053647 I wish I could go back to my middle school self and let her know that she should LOVE HERSELF for who she is :)

I love this too!!! I'm only halfway to my goal and think of this very thing almost everyday.

Way to go, girl!!! Big congrats to you!!! :hug:


09-30-2011, 09:44 PM
That is awesome! I can not wait to get there too!

Soft Speaker
10-01-2011, 06:51 AM
Congrats!! :)

10-02-2011, 05:02 PM
Wow - phenomenal story! So inspiring to read your story so thank you for sharing it! Enjoy the much deserved shopping trip - you'll be trying on things that you probably never imagined yourself wearing and that is going to be so fantastic! Congrats and keep it up!:carrot::cb::cp::dancer::cloud9::cheer2::cheer3 ::broc::goodscale

10-10-2011, 05:46 PM
Hey everyone! :) Thank you so much for commenting. I just added some progress photos (FINALLY) on the front page!

Soft Speaker
10-10-2011, 05:53 PM
You look amazing! :) So beautiful! Seriously congrats.


10-11-2011, 12:35 AM
Wow I can definitely tell the difference!

Beautiful! :)

10-11-2011, 12:36 PM
Congrats you look gorgeous and Venice looks exciting too!!

10-11-2011, 06:48 PM
Venice was VERY exciting! It's one of my favorite places to go with Rome being the first. I was a History major in undergrad so traversing around Italy was exciting in itself.

Thank you SO much for the compliments everyone :hug: This forum has helped me astronomically!

10-11-2011, 09:16 PM
I bet it feels GREAT to have very few clothes that fit! LOL Seriously, how awesome are you?? VERY! Great job, you look fantastic... keep up the great work! :cheer:

10-11-2011, 09:48 PM
This is Wonderful!! so so so happy for you!! you should be so proud of your accomplishment!! you look amaizing!!

10-11-2011, 10:14 PM
That is so wonderful! You look great!

10-12-2011, 01:11 AM
wow, that is just your smaller version of cute! Great job!