Mini-Goals - 200 pounds lost!

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02-19-2012, 10:44 AM
After sitting on a stubborn and nasty plateau for a while, I have FINALLY cracked it and was down to 144 this morning putting me at an even 200 pounds lost!! How crazy is it to think that I actually used to carry 200 extra pounds around with me every step I took??

02-19-2012, 10:50 AM
:carrot: :carrot: OUTSTANDING! :carrot: :carrot:

02-19-2012, 10:58 AM
This is amazing!!! Congratulations on all you have achieved!

02-19-2012, 11:05 AM
Awesome! :jig:

02-19-2012, 11:06 AM
Congrats! Great job

Micki k
02-19-2012, 11:25 AM
Amazing! And so inspirational! Everytime I think I can't do it, I think about all the people like you that worked their butts off (literally) to get where they are.

02-19-2012, 11:37 AM
Congratulations! You must feel so much better!

02-19-2012, 11:57 AM
Just awesome focus and determination :bravo: Enjoy the new you :)

02-19-2012, 12:02 PM
Wow, congrats!!!!! Amazing job!!!!!!

02-19-2012, 12:03 PM
Well Done!! That is amazing!!!!

02-19-2012, 12:04 PM
Incredible! Congrats on all your hard work :)

02-19-2012, 12:09 PM
That is amazing!! And some much need inspiration, as I am trying to do the same!!

02-19-2012, 12:34 PM
Congrats!!! That's fantastic! :)

02-19-2012, 12:37 PM
Holy $hit, that is amazing!!

(so amazing i had to curse, true story)

Congrats to you!

02-19-2012, 12:39 PM
That is INCREDIBLE!!!!! :D

Congratulations! You must be so proud of yourself!!! Can I ask (out of pure nosiness) what plan you follow? :)

02-19-2012, 12:41 PM
Thats freakin amazing...I don't know anyone who can say that lost that much. Congrats on sticking with it and getting to where you are now...Holy c**p...

How long did it take you to lose that amount? :)

02-19-2012, 12:52 PM
Awesome, excellent, outstanding job! Beautifully done. Enjoy your success!

02-19-2012, 01:00 PM
That is wonderful and very inspirational.

Post some pics :)

02-19-2012, 01:06 PM
Absolutely amazing. Congrats! :) How log has it taken you to get down this far if I may ask?

02-19-2012, 01:14 PM
Thanks everyone! I will get some pics up when I get a sec. As far as how long it took me, a little less then 2 years. I started out making minor changes in April of 2010. I checked back and I hit 100 pounds down Feb 17th of last year. So almost exactly a year to lose another 100.

For the first 150 pounds there was no real plan. I ate less, ate better foods and exercised more. For the last 50 I have been counting calories. I exercise 7 days per week, most days twice per day.

02-19-2012, 01:24 PM
OMG AWESOME! That's so inspiring!!

(and I LOVE Wicked too!!! I joke that I defy gravity every day by just trying to walk LOL!)

02-19-2012, 01:49 PM
amazing job!

02-19-2012, 01:51 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! and to think that my sister does not think this is realistic...she is out of her mind and u are a big inspiration!

02-19-2012, 02:14 PM
That's amazing! Congrats!

02-19-2012, 02:15 PM
That is ABSOLUTELY MARVELOUS!!!!! Congratulations and what an inspiration!!! Can you tell me if you hit a lot of plateaus or weeks of up and down a lb (when you were not cheating and still exercising) and if so how you handled it? I am "there" and am very frustrated but don't want to lose my goal and you are truly truly proof it can be done!!!!!

02-19-2012, 03:03 PM

02-19-2012, 04:02 PM
Oh WOW!!!!! :cheer: That is freaking awesome!

02-19-2012, 04:05 PM
If you have a relative who weighs around 200 pounds, you should try picking them up and seeing how far you can walk with them. My aunt did that when she lost all the weight and she actually broke down and cried with amazement about all the weight she lost.

02-19-2012, 04:09 PM
Wow! That is absolutely amazing. Congrats on your hard work! :)

02-19-2012, 04:52 PM
Oh gosh, that is absolutely amazing! Somehow, 'congratulations' doesn't seem like a strong enough word!

02-19-2012, 08:10 PM
You are simply AMAZING!!!!

02-19-2012, 08:12 PM
That's incredible! Very well done, congratulations!! :)

02-19-2012, 08:41 PM
I'm incredibly impressed! What a fantastic job. And while I've only lost 90 pounds, I know what you mean about having carried all that weight around every day, 24/7. I was carrying 2 sets of kettle bells that I bought into the house. Each box had a 5, 10, and 15 in it. So I was struggling to carry 60 pounds and kept thinking that I'd have to carry another whole set to match what i lost. Can't believe it.

You've done a fantastic job. Keep it up and never look back.


02-19-2012, 10:26 PM
AMAZING!!! No words can say how great that is!

02-20-2012, 02:24 AM
that is incredible you such an inspiration especially for some one like me who still has a lot of weight to go!!! SOOOOOO happy for you!!!! you should be super proud of yourself!!! :hug:

02-20-2012, 10:55 AM
Absolutely inspiring! WAY TO GO!

02-20-2012, 11:02 AM
Wow! What an accomplishment! :congrat:

02-20-2012, 11:13 AM
WOW! That is AMAZING, CherryPie!! You go, girl! Very well done! :bravo:

02-20-2012, 11:26 AM
Congratulations! You are an inspiration!

02-20-2012, 12:36 PM
That is fantastic, lady -- GREAT WORK! Thanks for sharing, CherryPie, your progress is totally inspiring!

02-20-2012, 12:44 PM
That is amazing!

02-21-2012, 11:44 AM
That's amazing! Congrats! I have about that much to lose myself. It seems daunting but you've proven it can be done!

02-21-2012, 12:07 PM

02-21-2012, 05:45 PM
As requested, here are some pics:

July 2005 - closest I have to a before pic as I didn't let myself be photographed very often!!

Feb 2011 - 100 pounds down

August 2011 - 150 pounds down

Before work this morning

Hopeful in Canada
02-21-2012, 05:46 PM
After sitting on a stubborn and nasty plateau for a while, I have FINALLY cracked it and was down to 144 this morning putting me at an even 200 pounds lost!! How crazy is it to think that I actually used to carry 200 extra pounds around with me every step I took??

Congratulations!!!!!! You are an inspiration

02-21-2012, 05:51 PM
Those pictures are amazing! Congrats on your success, so so inspiring!

02-21-2012, 05:54 PM
Wow Wow Wow!!! Congratulations!!!!!

Micki k
02-21-2012, 06:13 PM
Your pics are amazing! You look fantastic!

02-21-2012, 07:01 PM
Great Job!!!

02-21-2012, 07:13 PM
That really is an inspiration. Good work!

02-21-2012, 08:35 PM
Thanks for sharing the pictures. You look so beautiful and are such an inspiration!

02-21-2012, 08:48 PM
You look fantastic!!! Your success is a true inspiration, thanks for sharing!

Melissa Dawn
02-21-2012, 11:29 PM
Look at you! You look Amazing! Congratz on such a milestone and being an inspiration to us all!

02-21-2012, 11:43 PM
I'd call this a maxi-goal, not a mini-one. Truly amazing!


02-21-2012, 11:51 PM
Wow, just wow! What an inspiration! You have worked so hard and are probably super proud of yourself! And you should be!!!

02-22-2012, 10:13 AM
wow amazing lovely!!!! great job! I aint got nothin on you!!!! :) :hug:

02-22-2012, 11:24 AM
Congrats!!! That is totally amazing and very inspiring! :D

02-22-2012, 02:06 PM
Wow! That is amazing! Go go go! What an inspiration you are to all of us!

02-22-2012, 10:26 PM
DAYUM! AMAZING JOB! I can't believe you did it on your own! I would have never had the self-control! Congratulations!

02-22-2012, 10:28 PM
Wow! It is amazing!!!

02-22-2012, 10:29 PM
Wow! Congratulations! That truly is amazing and so inspirational!

Atkins loser STL
02-22-2012, 10:34 PM
All I can say is ...


I'm so happy for you! Hopefully some day soon I can have my own 200 lb weight loss victory!

02-23-2012, 10:27 AM
WOW that is amazing! you are most definetly an inspiration to me! : ) thank you for working hard and giving me strength. :) :hug::carrot::carrot:

02-23-2012, 12:32 PM
Holy.crapadoly. That is such an accomplishment. I can't see your pictures at work, boo. Congratulations! You are an inspiration to me.

02-23-2012, 12:48 PM
Wow is all I can say. I've looked at your before and after pics so many times trying to envision what my own 120 loss will feel like. I realized that I don't know me thin. I only know what I am now. I wonder what I'll look like. What excited me was your hands and wrists! I LOVE jewelry and I've never been able to wear bracelets due to my wrists being too big. I can NOT wait until my wrists shrink down so I can wear a 7 in. bracelet. That baby's gonna be 14kt gold! Hmms maybe I'll get a gold chain now and reward myself for ever 10 lbs lost with a tiny gold charm. Now that would be a fun thing to do. Thank you for getting my excitement level back up there where it was before. You look beautiful!

02-27-2012, 11:04 AM
Thanks for the inspiration! I am getting really impatient and frustrated right now and thinking about "magical" cures to get to my goal weight that involve spending money (I don't have). Thanks for showing me it CAN be done the way you did it and the way I have been doing it!

03-03-2012, 06:32 PM
Woweeee!!! Amazing!!! Contgratulations!!!

03-03-2012, 07:18 PM
incredible - had a bad day yesterday and was feeling hopeless, but you've been such an inspiration! Congratulations - you look AMAZING xx

traveling michele
03-04-2012, 01:36 AM
You are incredibly inspirational! Thanks for posting photos too!!

03-04-2012, 03:24 AM
And I thought 100 pounds was impressive....200 -- you are AMAZING!!!!

03-04-2012, 04:00 AM

03-04-2012, 05:35 AM
You should be so proud of your hard work. Not many people could have done what you did.

03-04-2012, 08:04 AM
Truly Astonishing! Thanks so much for sharing with us and your pics!!
Sure must have seen a lot of clothes come and go over the last 2 years :D LOL

:bravo: for sticking with it and accomplishing your goals! Ah-mazing! :)

03-05-2012, 11:53 AM
OMG that's incredible - what an outstanding achievement!! You should be incredibly proud of yourself! :Bravo: indeed!

03-05-2012, 09:22 PM
Cherrypie I read your posts on my running site you are an amazement to me and you look great Congrads on your hard work!!!!

03-05-2012, 10:39 PM
Absolutely wonderful!

03-06-2012, 01:27 AM
:cp: WOW!!!! I am floored by how amazing you look from all the evident hard work. You look absolutely beautiful and prob feel like 10 million bucks :)

03-06-2012, 05:38 PM
Thanks again everyone - it is much appreciated! I do feel great - the one thing that I'm disappointed in is that I always told myself that I would actually be pretty if I lost weight and that hasn't happened. BUT I'm healthier, fitter, more confident, and lots of other pluses, so I don't need to be pretty!! :))

03-06-2012, 11:19 PM
What are you talking about? You look very pretty in your pictures -- well-proportioned face, nice curves, and great hair! What more do you want?

:-) Freelance

03-06-2012, 11:37 PM
People like you are why people like me come back to this site, every day. Nicely done, you are a star... Thanks for pumping me up!

03-06-2012, 11:51 PM
Wow. Epic! Great job! Thanks for sharing your success story!

03-09-2012, 02:57 PM
good job this is amazing be proud and enjoy you rnew found life!