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Tammi
02-15-2012, 06:01 PM
I had been overweight basically my whole life. At 34 I finally have conquered what was the biggest challenge I've ever faced. I am convinced that weight-loss must be perceived as a mere side-effect of a healthy lifestyle before change can be significant and permanent. Now I'm dedicated with all my heart to making sure everyone knows that. Stop thinking that weight loss is a temporary issue that you just need to figure out and then everything will be okay!! You have to change every single aspect of your life. And you HAVE to start right between your ears. You have to get your head right first. You CAN do it! You really can!!!

Don't give up you guys. It took me 25+ years and there were many times that I felt hopeless. I always tell everyone, I didn't become healthy because I lost weight, I lost weight because I became healthy.


Italiannie
02-15-2012, 06:07 PM
You're a rock star!
Congratulations!:flow1::flow1::flow1::dancer:

alitorry
02-15-2012, 08:14 PM
That's exactly right! and that's why I'm finally here and serious :)
congrats on your accomplishment!!


BellaM
02-15-2012, 08:27 PM
congrats!!!

deblosingit
02-15-2012, 08:44 PM
Amazing achievement. You should be proud!!

OnaMi
02-15-2012, 09:00 PM
Love your Mindset!!! Congrats :yay:

GemIAm
02-15-2012, 09:14 PM
You are SO right! It is about loving yourself enough to treat your body well...healthy food in moderation and giving it the exercise it needs! How awesome that you got there in your mid-30s!

GettinFit
02-15-2012, 10:54 PM
Congratulations! I love your post.

ParadiseFalls
02-15-2012, 11:23 PM
Congrats, you must feel incredible!!! :dancer:

Mind me asking what your plan was and how long it took?

armywifey83
02-16-2012, 11:57 PM
Way to go! Thanks for the motivation.

Lunula
02-17-2012, 01:16 PM
Congratulations and way to go! :)

donna1979
02-19-2012, 02:54 PM
Gooodjoob!:)

nu09
02-19-2012, 03:00 PM
Congrats! Thanks for sharing your words of wisdom. :)

MsBrightside
02-19-2012, 04:37 PM
Congrats! You inspire me!

bg124
02-20-2012, 11:09 AM
Great words to live by! I am adding this to my favorite quotes. You are such an inspiration!

smad11
02-20-2012, 05:18 PM
Congratulations!! Thanks so much for sharing your story :)

roxybabay
02-20-2012, 10:06 PM
Awesome! Congrats on your wonderful achievment!!

LGMongoose
02-20-2012, 10:18 PM
Congrats! Hoping to get mine conquered this year!

PhillyGirl2012
02-20-2012, 10:47 PM
Wow! Thank you for posting such inspirational words of advice. Also, congrats on reaching your goal.

lcard
02-20-2012, 11:53 PM
Tammi! WTG! What diet did you follow.

1ofakind30
02-21-2012, 12:48 AM
Congrats

SanityNow
02-21-2012, 05:53 PM
Hi Tammi, Congrats!

You said that you had to change every single aspect of your life. What were some of the things (other than food and exercise) that you had to change to be successful in becoming healthy?

love2cruise
02-28-2012, 11:05 AM
Nice !

xJox
02-28-2012, 01:50 PM
Congrats! You are right. You do have to get things straight in your head first. Thanks for the advice.

Scoobysnacks8383
03-04-2013, 01:39 AM
Congratulations on your weight-loss! You're very inspiring to me since me and you share around the same starting weight! :) I've lost 10 lbs so far went from 279 to 269 and I want to weight around 140. Do you have any before and after pics?

karen98745
03-06-2013, 07:07 PM
I had been overweight basically my whole life. At 34 I finally have conquered what was the biggest challenge I've ever faced. I am convinced that weight-loss must be perceived as a mere side-effect of a healthy lifestyle before change can be significant and permanent. Now I'm dedicated with all my heart to making sure everyone knows that. Stop thinking that weight loss is a temporary issue that you just need to figure out and then everything will be okay!! You have to change every single aspect of your life. And you HAVE to start right between your ears. You have to get your head right first. You CAN do it! You really can!!!

Don't give up you guys. It took me 25+ years and there were many times that I felt hopeless. I always tell everyone, I didn't become healthy because I lost weight, I lost weight because I became healthy.

Congratulations!!

disney913
03-10-2013, 08:39 PM
Yours is the first post I read on this site. Could be just what I needed to get my self started. Congratulations and great job!:hug:

Mozzy
03-11-2013, 12:26 PM
Congrats

betsy2013
03-11-2013, 12:29 PM
Yep -- the biggest challenge in PERMANENT weight loss and living a healthy life is getting into the right frame of mind. Finally got my head screwed on straight and now I'm working on the body.

RVAscreenwriter
03-11-2013, 01:24 PM
Congratulations!

mariam892
03-11-2013, 06:15 PM
Congrats! All your hard work has paid off! :)

Annleslie
03-12-2013, 01:32 AM
Well, where'd she go? Tammi posted this success story on 2/15 and hasn't been back since to reply to her replies. Bummer.

ForeverVivid
03-29-2013, 07:56 PM
You're absolutely right...the one thing that is different this time from all the other times I have tried to lose weight is my thinking. A different lifestyle is the key to weight loss, and you can only do it when you are committed to making those changes.

Way to go!!

Didisouth
04-10-2013, 02:44 PM
Absolutely correct! Not just our mind but controlling what we put in our mouth as well.

Joanne M
04-12-2013, 12:08 AM
You should be so proud of yourself. How long did it take you to loose all that weight?

katylil
04-12-2013, 10:52 PM
Congratulations!! :D and you are SO right. A healthy relationship with good food is what I'm discovering is the best strategy!!

Tina239
04-13-2013, 12:12 AM
Very inspiring! I too have been heavy my ENTIRE life. My lowest weight was 170. I'm far from that. I'm a few years older than you, but I hope to achieve the same success. Good luck in the maintenance phase of your journey! You are an inspiration!!!

cocacola144
04-13-2013, 01:06 AM
Congrats! I can't wait for me to get there!

ImYourCapitan7
04-16-2013, 11:23 AM
That's so fantastic! I hope you enjoy the new sexy body and self esteem!! :) :) :)

cjk221
05-04-2013, 10:05 PM
amazing achievement, congrats!!

Hamoco350
09-25-2013, 05:37 AM
Congratulations and thanks for that great advice. I certainly needed to hear that today.

HelpingMyself
09-30-2013, 10:47 AM
Congratulations and thanks for the amazing advice. Am adding it to the list of my motivational quotes!

MrsKevin
09-30-2013, 11:38 AM
:carrot: Tammi Right on, Sis'ta!

And love the last line that you aren't healthy because you lost weight, but you lost weight because you are HEALTHY. Words to live by! :D

:hug:MrsKevin

jm474
10-01-2013, 09:09 PM
Congrats on losing the weight and the mental mind shift - you are an inspiration!

mzshaunna
10-05-2013, 06:33 PM
that's a great achievement congratulations :)

flowerpower
10-07-2013, 04:51 PM
That is GREAT!! Keep up the good work :-)!!