Mini-Goals - 128 Pounds Lost and No Longer Obese!!! Boo-yah!

02-02-2012, 04:42 PM
I have finally achieved what I never thought was possible, what I have never been in my adult, what I probably have not been since I was 5...I'M OVERWEIGHT! In your face obesity! :carrot: :carrot: :carrot:

At my highest, I was 312 and a sophomore in college (I was 299 as a senior in high school; stupid freshman 15). At the time, I was weighing in to compete in the very first Discovery Health Challenge along with my sister. I managed to lose about 30 pounds in three months by exercising in my room and eliminating drinking soda. I was incredibly proud of this accomplishment. I could now fit into my size 26W jeans, which were very snug and even some of the buttons had broken off, for which I was using safety pins and hope to keep my pants from completely falling apart or down.

It never crossed my mind to continue my weight loss journey, so I remained in the 270-280 range for several years (about 8) until I finally decided that I really wanted to wear a smaller size. At this time, I was wearing a size 22W in pants and XXL/1X in tops. So, in late August 2010 at 268 lbs, I decided I would try the Alli program. The commercials made it look like a great program and I was well aware of the, ahem, stinky side effects. This program worked well for me and I managed to lose about 41 pounds in 6-7 months. I then decided that the majority of my weight loss was most likely due to the reduced-calorie diet (1800 calories) and that I could no longer justify the expense, so I stopped ordering the Alli pills and decided to just participate in calorie counting, sticking to the 1800-diet. I have lost 43 pounds since then. And, as of yesterday, February 1st, I have an Overweight BMI. :cheer:

I have never been this excited in my life. When I saw 184.5 on the scale, I literally jumped in the air and started cheering. Nearly broke my scale, but it has survived and continues to cooperate on my weight loss journey (weighed in at 184 this morning).

I have attached four pictures of me. The first is me at my college graduation in May 2004 and the second is me at Christmas morning in 2003 (I apologize about the horrific nature of my hair and clothing in this pic). I was in the 280s at this point. The last two pictures are of me as of today at 184 lbs. In the third, I am wearing my college graduation dress, which is a size 26W and engulfs my small frame now. In the fourth picture, I am wearing a sweater dress/shirt from H&M (size L) and skinny jeans from Old Navy (size 14).

I'M OVERWEIGHT, *****ES. AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! :carrot:

02-02-2012, 04:49 PM
Amazing work! You look great. Itīs a huge difference!

02-02-2012, 04:50 PM
CONGRATULATIONS! What an accomplishment. You should be very proud of yourself.

02-02-2012, 04:54 PM
Princessgina, YOU ROCK !::cheer2::cheer3: CONGRATS !!!

02-02-2012, 04:59 PM
I am ECSTATIC for you. Congrats!!! I can't imagine how much hard work this has been. Again, look wonderful.

P.S.- I LOVE the graduation dress :)

02-02-2012, 04:59 PM
Wow!!! Congrats on all your hard work! You look fabulous, What an accomplishment!!

02-02-2012, 05:07 PM
You look great girl! Congrats! What an inspiration!! :):flow1::flow1::flow1:

02-02-2012, 05:17 PM
I am ECSTATIC for you. Congrats!!! I can't imagine how much hard work this has been. Again, look wonderful.

P.S.- I LOVE the graduation dress :)

Interesting tidbit: Paris Hilton wore that same dress in an episode of "The Simple Life" way back in the day. I saw the dress and I loved it and couldn't believe that I actually found it.

And, thanks all for the congrats. I cannot wait until I get to a healthy BMI. I'm going to kick overweight in the face just like I did obesity. :kickbutt:

02-02-2012, 05:32 PM
Yay!! Love it, WTG kick that butt!

You're ht & swt are almost exactly the same as mine, I love love love seeing your pictures! Makes me think there's hope!

02-02-2012, 06:03 PM
:congrat: Excellent job! Keep kicking!!!

02-02-2012, 06:15 PM
:woohoo:Awesome job!:woohoo:

02-02-2012, 08:56 PM
OMG. You look lovely! :D Almost like a different person even though you're wearing the same graduation dress. :D Congratulations and really great work! :D

02-02-2012, 09:27 PM

You look amazing ... what an accomplishment & an inspiration!!

Thanks so much for posting. :)

02-03-2012, 12:25 AM
What an inspiration!

02-03-2012, 12:40 AM
Wow!!! Amazing. Congratulations

02-03-2012, 03:20 AM
Bravo! You look amazing! What an accomplishment!

02-03-2012, 09:45 AM
Wonderful! You look great!

02-03-2012, 09:53 AM
woow congrats!! you look fantastic! all of your hard work is paying off!!

02-03-2012, 10:53 AM
Awesome!!! Marvelous!!! Excellent!!! Fabulous You!!!

02-03-2012, 11:02 AM
That is so great! I can imagine how completely thrilled you are! And by doing this journey NOW you have ensured a better and longer life later! Good for you!!!!

02-03-2012, 11:04 AM
Awesome job!!!

02-03-2012, 11:51 AM
AMAZING!!! What an inspiration!

02-03-2012, 12:52 PM
OMG! You look fantastic, what a difference, and I loved hearing about how your switched up your plan as you went!!! Thanks for sharing.

02-03-2012, 02:11 PM
Well done, you look awesome!

02-03-2012, 02:43 PM
You look wonderful! Congratulations!!!

02-04-2012, 11:42 PM
I am super excited for u!! U have done an awesome job

02-05-2012, 10:32 AM
Oh WOW!!!!!! Gina, you look fantastic and I can imagine that you feel fantastic too! One of these days I am hoping to post a great story like yours! You go girl!!!!! :)

02-05-2012, 11:30 AM
Way to go girl!!!!!! I am anxious to lose!! I just wanna ffwd a few month.. i lost 10 in January... now im hoping for another 10 this month!

02-05-2012, 12:10 PM
Awesome :hug::carrot: Amazing transformation :dizzy:

02-05-2012, 12:36 PM
Ah-mazing!!! You are such a pretty girl!

02-05-2012, 05:49 PM
You look amazing. Beautiful. Congrats on losing that amount. Great accomplishment :*