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Riesz
11-28-2011, 03:40 PM
I decided to finally kick myself in the rear and take charge of my weight and my life. One year ago I began learning about healthy eating, making swaps of good food for bad, moving more, and actually living.

I started at over 300 lbs. I refused to weigh myself at home (or look at myself in the mirror or take pictures, for that matter) but the last recorded weight by a doctor was 300. I was larger than that a year ago.

I learned about proper portion sizes and began measuring my food. I made small changes gradually, like choosing grilled chicken over fried and salad over fries. I struggled through 80s aerobics tapes until the triumphant day where I actually finished the entire 60 minute workout.

I'm truly amazed how much difference just a few changes makes. I don't follow a strict diet but just try to eat healthy foods in proper amounts. I can't afford a gym membership so I've used old exercise tapes and go walking several miles almost everyday. No pills, powders, packaged meals, or expensive equipment... just a little effort. :)

I can't believe it's been a year and I've changed so much, not only in body but in mind. I used to be somewhat of a hermit, too ashamed to be seen in public. I missed so many fun times with friends and family because of feeling bad about myself and my weight.

I'm not at goal like I was hoping, but I'm pretty darn close and definitely proud of that. :) These last 20 lbs are proving to be very stubborn to lose! Here's hoping I make my goal post soon...

It's amazing how much can change in a year! :carrot:


blueice10
11-28-2011, 04:35 PM
You look GREAT! Awesome job! Well done!

sontaikle
11-28-2011, 04:57 PM
What a transformation! you look amazing! :) Congratulations!


caryesings
11-28-2011, 05:01 PM
Excellent!

Beck
11-28-2011, 05:02 PM
Great job! I can feel your sense of pride for your accomplishments. You look amazing, and I know you feel even better.

aka8941
11-28-2011, 05:16 PM
Absolutely incredible!!!!!

KaylaChristine
11-28-2011, 05:17 PM
Looking great! You'll be at goal in absolutely no time!

BellaLucia
11-28-2011, 07:24 PM
Wow, u rock!

Jessica Committed
11-28-2011, 07:35 PM
You are looking FANTASTIC!!!! Great job!

cherrypie
11-28-2011, 08:02 PM
wow! great job!

yoyoma
11-28-2011, 08:18 PM
You look terrific! Great job! Congratulations!!! :carrot:

ChickieChicks
11-28-2011, 08:19 PM
Kick a$$!!!!! Seriously, one year and you have done SO MUCH!

And the last pounds SUCK...blah! But keep working at it, they will come off! :)

Riesz
11-28-2011, 09:01 PM
thanks so much everyone! :D Now I'm super pumped to make goal!

InsideMe
11-29-2011, 07:25 AM
You look amazing! You have such a cute petite figure! You go girl! What an inspiration you are! :cp: :cheer: You'll be at goal in no time, keep going!

jessica2231
11-29-2011, 09:12 AM
wow your doing great darling!!!! keep it up!!!

NoMoreKnit
11-29-2011, 09:38 AM
Wow, Amazing transformation, Way To GO!!!

BeachKitty
11-29-2011, 10:40 AM
Amazing!!! That shirt looks so darn cute on you in your last pic!!!!

iatejen
11-29-2011, 11:01 AM
Wow! You've made amazing progress in just a year. Way to go!

1049jess
11-29-2011, 11:47 AM
That's awesome!!! Congrats!!!

TheCuriosity
11-29-2011, 02:15 PM
Congrats! Thanks for sharing. It is really motivating.

sandcar150
11-30-2011, 11:09 AM
Wow...you look great! I'll bet that year just flew by when you look back. Keep it up, girl!