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juliana77
02-24-2012, 10:39 PM
A year ago today

I went for a walk. It was actually supposed to be day 1 of Couch to 5k, but I couldnt even finish one 60-second run segment.
I weighed 274 pounds. (My highest had been around 285, and I lost the first 11 slowly, over a year or so, by not eating breakfast both at home AND at work.)
I wore size 26W pants and 2-3x shirts.
I hated shopping for clothes. I would find items in colors that I liked, try on the biggest size, and buy it if it covered enough lumps.
I was fortunate to have no health problems other than minor acid reflux.
I purposely avoided looking at nutrition information. I didnt want to know.

Today

I went for a walk. A run, actually. 25 minutes without stopping. (Im on week 7 of Couch to 5k.)
I weigh 175 pounds.
I wear size 14 pants/dresses and L shirts.
I sometimes shop for fun now. I try on items that I have no use for just to see how they fit & look. (I spend a lot of time shopping for things I do need, too, since I drop sizes regularly.)
I dont have acid reflux anymore.
I count calories religiously and eat plenty of protein and fiber.

Am I bummed that I didn't officially hit 100 lbs in a year? Yeah, a little. But I know it's just timing (in the middle of my monthly water retention stall) and who cares, 99 is close enough!!

It is such a cliche but I can attest that a year from "now" you will be SO glad you started!!


berryblondeboys
02-24-2012, 10:43 PM
That is awesome! And what is one pound? Girl, you lost a hundred pounds in a year. That is an amazing accomplishment! And it's not just the weight, more importantly, you are getting fit! Way to go!

lulubellebc
02-24-2012, 11:06 PM
WTG! Congrats on all your hard work :) and on getting healthy.


Kitcherella
02-25-2012, 03:05 AM
Fantastic job! The feeling of accomplishment must be awesome!:cp:

armywifey83
02-25-2012, 03:12 AM
Fantastic job! I love that quote & your story makes it all the more meaningful. Keep it up!

Sparx
02-25-2012, 06:59 AM
Congrats, what an inspiring post!!! :D

dogdaysofdiets
02-25-2012, 08:14 AM
I agree with berry - you lost ONE HUNDRED pounds in a year!!!!! You rock!

:bravo:

I can so relate to your list from this time last year, except I wouldn't even step on the scale because I didn't want to know what I weighed. Now, 3 lbs away from my initial goal, it's the highlight of every morning (even on the mini up days). So glad I started when I did.

juliana77
02-25-2012, 11:39 AM
Thank you!! Yes, I look forward to my morning weigh-ins now, I should have added that one :) I tried on my few old clothes that I saved, and I was just completely blown away at how big they are. And they were tight then!! I will try to get some pics later.

Vex
02-25-2012, 12:00 PM
That is simply fantastic! You're right, it's motivating to see that it really CAN be done. :)



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DrivenByAmbition
02-25-2012, 12:33 PM
Amazing, what an inspiration :)

erinrenae80
02-25-2012, 01:15 PM
Congratulations!!! That is awesome! :)

kidjng
02-25-2012, 05:01 PM
Way to go!

You'll be at your goal in time for shorts weather! Although you would look great in them now but it might be too chilly.

ParadiseFalls
02-25-2012, 11:40 PM
Congratulations! That is amazing. :)

RoseRR
02-26-2012, 02:22 PM
Amazing!!! Congrats on all you have done...

jessica2231
02-27-2012, 09:36 AM
thats awesome!!! Such a great inspiration! Im at nine months old now and I hate thinking I've wasted so much time. But Im so thankful i did finally get it! :) :hug:

guacamole
02-27-2012, 11:15 AM
That is so fantastic! You are so right - the difference 1 year makes can be amazing! Think of all the wasted time if we don't get started. I am starting to think of every day as day 1. Even if I feel like going off plan - just do baby steps for 1 day and see where it leads. Very inspirational. Thanks!

juliana77
02-28-2012, 01:18 AM
Thank you all so much! I honestly could not have done this without 3FC. I don't post a ton but I am here almost every day keeping on track! I just posted a bunch of pics here: http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/mini-goals/253775-me-minus-100-lots-pics.html

You are all awesome and I wish you so much success!!

MsBrightside
02-28-2012, 05:45 PM
Thank you so much for posting this. It really hit close to home for me. I am just starting my journey not long ago about 7 weeks in. And I can honestly say it has not been easy. But after reading your story it truly gives me the hope I needed, especially today. So thank you so much for sharing your story and pictures! You look AMAZING. I will now tell myself the "year from now" saying everyday. You are such an inspiration! Way to go :)

Lunalore
02-28-2012, 05:51 PM
Oh wow, what a testimony! And I agree, you TOTALLY lost a hundred pounds in a year. I would love to be able to do that myself. Congrats!!!

Jacks Big Mama
03-02-2012, 12:48 PM
Thank you for the motivational post! Congrats on your AWESOME success!

Fiyah
03-02-2012, 01:17 PM
Wow! What a difference a year makes. You are an inspiration :)

PinkJealousy
03-03-2012, 03:09 AM
AMAZINGNESS!!!! u rock!!! Cant wait to make more progress like you!!! u r an inspiration!