Mini-Goals - almost 50 pounds (finally in the 100s!!!!) with photos!

12-09-2011, 01:58 AM
Holy moly. Honestly I never ever thought this all would happen.

I'm not really active on here... I check in every once in a while but it's probably been almost a year since I last showed up.

But, here I am again! And I made it under 200 pounds. I have no idea how that happened.

Okay, I guess I do. I started working out regularly for the first time in my entire life. I focus more on exercise because I'm so busy that it's often difficult for me to focus as much on calorie intake as I need to.

I lost pretty consistently over the summer and since going back to school it's trailed off a little bit, but I haven't gained. I lost about 15 pounds this summer and another 10 or so since I got back to school in august.

Also, so far I've gone from a size 18 in jeans to a size 14... and I actually squeezed into a 12 the other day! And I'm about a 12 now in tops, too. Ahhh!

Here are my lovely photos from a year and a half ago, at my highest weight (246)

And, here I am now! These pictures are all me between 198-202ish. I'm busy, I don't have a lot of time for photos!

Yes, I have a little bit of a lazy eye going, but I would like to point out that I HAVE COLLARBONES. WTF? Where did those come from? I have never ever ever in my life seen my collarbones. Ever.

And finally, this is a picture from a few days ago. I don't think I really realized until now how much weight I've lost in my face. 6_n.jpg

I've never considered myself attractive whatsoever. I avoid mirrors like the plague. I hate hate HATE seeing candid photos of myself because I always have a double chin and just look so fat all the time. But... that's getting better. In fact, I actually really like that picture!

So this semester's finals are almost over and I'm so close to winter break! I have a whole month off from school and I plan on losing 10 pounds over break.

ALSO, I'm about two weeks away from my 21st birthday. So excited! I'm even more excited because I know that by 22 I'll be at my goal weight.

Thanks so much to everyone for all the encouragement and inspiration I get every time I pop back in here! You all are awesome. And seriously, if I can somehow manage to lose almost 50 pounds... then literally absolutely ANYBODY can. I have pretty much the worst self control in the history of mankind.

12-09-2011, 02:18 AM
Incredible! We have similar stats, so this is really exciting! Thank you for posting, I needed this! keep going, and keep inspiring!

Chubby Momma
12-09-2011, 02:22 AM
Congrats!! That's great!! You should be so proud of yourself!! Seeing your before and after photos are an inspiration.

12-09-2011, 02:42 AM
You look like you are glowing with health in the last photo! What an awesome transformation!

12-09-2011, 03:36 AM
WOW Jstanorangecountygrl!

:balloons: :bday2you: :balloons:

So Proud of You!
:hat: :celebrate: :hat:

12-09-2011, 04:44 PM
Thanks, guys!

I'm super excited to finally be able to post progress, just because I love looking at other peoples' so much!

12-09-2011, 09:37 PM
An enthusiastic thumbs up for you!!!!!!! Congrats--you've done awesome and its an inspiration. Continued success to you.

12-10-2011, 08:46 AM
Way to go!!! Keep at it and let us know how you are going along!

12-10-2011, 08:56 AM
You look fantastic! From your weight and height, we're pretty much the same size right now. I never look that awesome in pics LOL.

12-10-2011, 11:21 AM
The last picture is VA-VA-VOOM!!!!!!!!!!!! And YEA for collarbones..I touch mine all the time. LOL

12-10-2011, 01:59 PM
You look amazing! And happy! And healthy!
Congrats on this milestone!

12-10-2011, 02:08 PM
The last picture is VA-VA-VOOM!!!!!!!!!!!! And YEA for collarbones..I touch mine all the time. LOL

Me too!! I also stand with my hands on my hips all the time because I can't get used to having prominent hip bones!!

12-10-2011, 04:56 PM
You look fantastic, a poster child for the benefits of exercise! Nice job!

12-10-2011, 11:00 PM
You look amazing You should put that picture everywhere as inspiration. Congrats!

12-11-2011, 02:16 PM
Amazing job!! Keep up the good work!!!

12-11-2011, 07:55 PM
Amazing job! You look like a whole new person!

January Snow
12-14-2011, 01:55 PM
Welcome to ONEderland! You look like you weigh at least 15-20lbs less than 199 in your "now" pictures. And the last picture is beautiful! It looks like you're already in the "healthy" range in that photo. Great job!

12-15-2011, 12:07 AM
Welcome to ONEderland! You look like you weigh at least 15-20lbs less than 199 in your "now" pictures. And the last picture is beautiful! It looks like you're already in the "healthy" range in that photo. Great job!

Oh my gosh! It's so exciting to hear you say that I look 15 pounds less than I am, haha. My mother has been telling me the same thing but I was having a difficult time believing her.

I think it's because I started working out so much and I've put on quite a bit of muscle... so since it weighs more than fat the numbers don't quite reflect how much fat I've lost.

asdl;fkjas;ldkgj that's so exciting!

12-15-2011, 02:10 AM
i'm so happy for you! you look amazing! can't wait to get to onederland.

12-15-2011, 02:39 AM
Amazing! I just wanna say that I'm so envious that what 50lbs has done to ur took 100 to do to mine! Im much shorter than you and thats probably why, but youre gorgeous and u gotta a nice figure coming in! Anyway, I'm so proud of you! I wish I had the guts to start this journey a couple of years ago when I was 21. Keep going! You're an inspiration to me.

12-15-2011, 10:14 AM
Muslce will make you look leaner! Check out those HOT collarbones girl! WOW! You are looking amazing, keep it up! :cp:

12-16-2011, 05:06 PM
U look Great!!

12-17-2011, 10:05 AM
Congratulations!! You look great, especially the last picture!! I'm in agreement with everybody else about the collarbones!! It feels so great to feel them LOL!

12-17-2011, 10:34 AM
It's amazing, isn't it? I'm at 49 lbs down right now, so almost! And everyone says they see it in my face too.

You look awesome kiddo! I can't wait to see you at goal! :)

01-20-2012, 07:53 PM
you look great:carrot:

01-20-2012, 10:26 PM
Amazing! You look awesome! Congrats!