Mini-Goals - Finally Hit the 10% Milestone (37Lbs)! With Pics!

01-15-2012, 03:19 PM
I am so ridiculously proud of myself today, because I finally hit that mythical 10% of my total body weight lost that doctors always say helps reduce your risk of myriad health problems. I would love to get my blood sugar and cholesterol checked again now.

As you can see by my join date (2007) I've been hanging around here for a LONG time. However, you'll also notice that I don't have many posts to my name; I've always tried to do this thing by myself. Now I'm trying to reach out more, build a support network. :)

What I've been doing to lose weight is simple. For the first month (November) I slowly eliminated sweets and junk food from my diet in phases. Going into December, I began counting calories through MyFitnessPal and walking several times a week. Finally I drastically cut down my diet soda consumption and began drinking tons of water. Then, viola, weight loss.

I don't have any pics of me at my highest weight (366 lbs or possibly higher; I didn't weigh myself for MONTHS) but here's me at about 355 in April:

And here's me today at 329:

With my size 30 jeans that are now too big:

OBVIOUSLY, I have a long, long way to go still. Like, another 164 pounds to go - almost half my body weight. But I feel like I'm making real progress here, you know?

01-15-2012, 03:25 PM
Congratulations !

01-15-2012, 03:31 PM
YEA YOU!!!! Congrats sweety!!! I know how difficult it is to see slow results...but bottom line is that YOU ARE DOING IT!!!!! I can see a difference in the pics...your face is thinner and you seem so much more happier. I am new to this site and am looking for friends. I put you on my buddy list if you dont mind. I would love to watch your progress and glean from your success! Blessings, Vickie

Jessica Committed
01-15-2012, 03:52 PM
Great job!!! You can see it in your face, too! Lookin awesome!

01-15-2012, 04:05 PM

I have been struggling to lose 10% and I really appreciate you posting this thread. I'm inspired by your success and by the photo of you with your old jeans. It must feel great to see the transformation through clothing. I can't wait!

Keep up the good work and keep us posted!

01-15-2012, 04:08 PM
That's fantastic! :broc:

01-15-2012, 04:48 PM
Hey, go you! That is fantastic and you look so much happier too :carrot:

01-15-2012, 04:55 PM
Thanks for the encouragement everyone! You guys are totally making my day!

fat 2 fabulous
01-15-2012, 05:34 PM

01-15-2012, 05:34 PM
Congratulations! You are such an inspiration for all of us! You should be so proud!

01-15-2012, 09:11 PM
Congrats! Way to go! :)

01-15-2012, 09:57 PM
Nice job! I can see a HUGE difference in your face especially!

01-16-2012, 07:28 AM
Congratulations! This is a huge inspiration, you're looking fabulous!

01-17-2012, 11:10 AM
Congratulations, Beautiful! You're doing great!

01-17-2012, 02:33 PM
Congratulations!!! :D Keep on going! ^^

01-17-2012, 03:21 PM
yay Lunalore!! I'm so glad you hit a goal!!! Congratulations.

01-17-2012, 09:52 PM
Woah, look how big your pants are on you now!! That is awesome! Way to go, :)

01-18-2012, 08:48 AM
WOW! Look at how those pants are falling off! Keep it up girl! :cp:

01-18-2012, 09:03 AM
Congratulations!!! I've lost weight in a similar manner (many baby steps, actually almost the same steps as you ;) ). I can see a big difference in your face, you look great!

Oh, and definitely stick around 3FC. It's such a great support network. I really don't think I could've stuck with this so long without it.

01-18-2012, 10:15 AM
great job lovely!!!! :hug: keeo it up! :carrot::carrot:

01-18-2012, 01:51 PM
well done! You are proving to many others that it can be done. Looking forward to the next step achieved!
Flora x

01-18-2012, 04:40 PM
Congratulations! It's a big loss and it shows! Keep up the good eating and walking!!

01-18-2012, 06:14 PM
Congratulations! This is awesome! Well done! You look great!

01-19-2012, 08:01 PM
Congrats! I just reached my 10% goal and there is something so satisfying about hitting a milestone. Its a real achievement, you should be proud!

01-19-2012, 10:56 PM
Way to go! Making small changes is the way to go and it's working for you!! At the rate you're going just think where you'll be in another few weeks.

01-20-2012, 03:13 AM
woo hoo! i can see a huge difference :)

01-20-2012, 05:04 PM
Congrats! You're a real inspiration!

01-20-2012, 07:49 PM
Congrats! What a great accomplishment!

01-20-2012, 10:09 PM
You go girl! Keep up the AWESOME work! :)

01-22-2012, 09:51 AM
COngrats!!! U've done an awesome job so far. Pretty soon ur smaller jeans will be too big on u

01-22-2012, 03:14 PM
Congrats!!! Wow you doing great..

01-22-2012, 03:45 PM
You are doing amazing! Keep up the good work!

01-22-2012, 04:54 PM
WTG! I can really see the difference. Good Luck on your journey!

01-22-2012, 06:01 PM
CONGRATS and a big WOOHOO....:)

01-22-2012, 06:12 PM

01-22-2012, 08:57 PM
That's sooooo awesome! Congrats!

01-22-2012, 09:34 PM
Good job!

01-23-2012, 11:08 PM
Whoa! 37 lbs is a significant amount of weight! You're doing great, keep it up! :) I've been trying and wanting to lose weight for years now (around 6-7) so I know how it feels. Anyway just keep pushing yourself because the weight will be off before you know it at the rate you're going :D

01-25-2012, 11:39 PM
Oh my goodness! Congrats on hitting 10%!! That is such an important milestone. Keep up the great work, chica!!

01-26-2012, 01:56 PM
Keep it up! Your doing so well zxxx

01-26-2012, 01:57 PM
Keep it up! Your doing so well xxxxx

01-26-2012, 11:08 PM
That awesome! I can definitely see a difference!

01-29-2012, 02:36 PM
That's great, what a big difference :) you should be very proud of yourself!!