Mini-Goals - Me minus 100 - lots of pics!




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juliana77
02-28-2012, 12:12 AM
I have officially lost 100!!! It hasn't hit yet and I can't believe it's me in the pictures... The before OR the current.

This is me at my highest, about 285. Yikes.
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee386/Joolzsd/2212d819.jpg

These are all in the 275ish range:
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee386/Joolzsd/76817e01.jpg
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee386/Joolzsd/df7d3eac.jpg
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee386/Joolzsd/8e64e4b4.jpg

Remember those tan pants? They are a little big now:
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee386/Joolzsd/e17bc992.jpg

Some comparison pics:
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee386/Joolzsd/072f4b1c.jpg
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee386/Joolzsd/2e46bb23.jpg
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee386/Joolzsd/3f396931.jpg
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee386/Joolzsd/d6941115.jpg

Face pics (I loved this old pic, I thought it was a great shot!)
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee386/Joolzsd/e8aa620b.jpghttp://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee386/Joolzsd/00ff6d76.jpg

New dress!!
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee386/Joolzsd/62f87ad9.jpg


dani13
02-28-2012, 12:28 AM
Wow! Great job! You look awesome! Keep up the great work!

tinkerbelll
02-28-2012, 01:14 AM
OMG ssoooo goorggoues!!! U look amazing & your my inspiration. You go girl!! CONGRATS!!:carrot:


Kitcherella
02-28-2012, 02:17 AM
:bravo: You are brilliant!

JustSharing83
02-28-2012, 02:19 AM
Wow wow wow! You look amazing! Congrats! :)

TiffNeedsChange
02-28-2012, 02:49 AM
You are so beautiful!! Great job :) I so inspirational!!

melodymist
02-28-2012, 02:57 AM
I wish I could swear now, hehe. But anyhow. WELL DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anastasia77
02-28-2012, 04:12 AM
Oh God, you look sooooo good.
Are you in sports too?

lovemydoggiesx2
02-28-2012, 04:18 AM
Wow! You were certainly gorgeous before you weight loss, and look fabulous now! Great work! You are an inspiration to us all!

deblosingit
02-28-2012, 04:47 AM
Wow! What a transformation!! You look great and so much happier now. Congratulations!!

erinrenae80
02-28-2012, 08:54 AM
You look awesome! I love looking at pictures for inspiration and you are definitely an inspiration. :)

InsideMe
02-28-2012, 08:56 AM
Simply amazing!!!! :cheer: You have done a great job! :congrat: Totally my inspiration!

mammasita
02-28-2012, 09:16 AM
Its always such an inspiration to come here and see success picture like yours. You look amazing!

jessica2231
02-28-2012, 09:19 AM
wow! amazing job!!!! your definetly and inspiration!!!

DaugT
02-28-2012, 09:49 AM
WOW :bravo: WOW!
I cannot tell you what an inspiration these pics and reading through your goals in your sig are to someone, like me, who is just starting off on this journey.
You should be so proud... :congrat: on this wonderful milestone!

I have been dead set against taking before pics of myself, just because of not wanting to face them ... but seeing these really have changed my mind.. it must feel great having that visual comparison to have that feeling of accomplishment!

Congrats again! Great work!

puneri
02-28-2012, 09:55 AM
Congrats, a liitle story about your diet and plataus will help. Especially i am struggling with slow weight loss, so the request.

NoMoreKnit
02-28-2012, 10:02 AM
Whoa Hoss!! You look fantastic, Congrats on all you have accomplished!!!!

berryblondeboys
02-28-2012, 10:42 AM
Fantastic job! your before and afters look pretty darn similar to mine too! (THough I'm not done and can't wait to get to a TRUE after), but 100 pounds is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. I'm sure your family is so proud of you!

djs06
02-28-2012, 10:44 AM
You look incredible! :cheer: Would you mind sharing your story? I'm sure we'd all love to hear!

lulubellebc
02-28-2012, 10:58 AM
Congrats on all your hard work losing the weight! You look fantastic :)

ParadiseFalls
02-28-2012, 11:02 AM
Wow, you look amazing!! Also, I would never have guessed you were 275 in the top photos.

Lunalore
02-28-2012, 12:21 PM
Oh wow, you look amazing! Congratulations!

ParadiseFalls
02-28-2012, 01:58 PM
P.S. The first picture momentarily terrified me because I couldn't immediately tell that the face was blurred for a second I saw a faceless person! :fr:

bopbot
02-28-2012, 01:58 PM
CONGRATULATIONS! You have put in some amazing work and you're looking so much more happy and healthy.

free1
02-28-2012, 02:00 PM
WOW and AMAZING....That was such an inspiration. I'm going to exercise.

guacamole
02-28-2012, 02:03 PM
Gorgeous! What a difference - love the tan pants after photo! Thanks for the inspiration, lady!

Mrshonopolist
02-28-2012, 05:43 PM
This is so great, love the pants picture!! Such a huge difference wow!!!

juliana77
02-29-2012, 12:10 AM
Wow. Thank you all so much. I love reading stories and looking at pics for inspiration - and I cannot believe I am posting them now! I am so happy that I can share with you guys!! I am not done yet - 25 to go to my initial goal, and then we'll see. Seriously the time has flown by... Looking back I cannot believe its been a year.

I have been dead set against taking before pics of myself, just because of not wanting to face them ... but seeing these really have changed my mind

That is such a good point. I personally am obsessed with before and afters so I knew I wanted to take before pics. I wasn't ever one to really hide from the camera, not that I would seek it out of course :) I think the pics are soooo important, especially for the first 20-30 lbs when no one notices a change and you are starting to feel discouraged. You can see it in the pics. It really helps!

Congrats, a liitle story about your diet and plataus will help. Especially i am struggling with slow weight loss, so the request.

You look incredible! :cheer: Would you mind sharing your story? I'm sure we'd all love to hear!

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/mini-goals/253560-year-ago-today.html <-- that's my "one year" post I made last week, it has a little bit, but you asked so here goes!

I have been overweight since 5th grade. I was very lucky to have parents who never made me feel bad about myself because of my weight. The downside of that is that I never really saw it as an issue. In college I had a few boyfriends and married the first one who was willing; by that point I figured I had limited options and if someone didn't love my fat then too bad. I was 234 when I got married at 22.

My marriage was rocky and I continued to gain. I was 263 when I got pregnant with my son at 25. We divorced when he was 3 and I was bouncing around the 270s and 280s for years.

I realized my weight was limiting me in so many ways. I would avoid visiting my sister because it meant a long, uncomfortable flight crammed into a coach seat. I avoided dating because the guys that would respond to my online profiles were not for me, and forget about meeting people in person. But I loved eating, and didn't want to change any of those habits (only weirdos don't eat bread, right?). I had excuse after excuse of why I couldn't exercise. And so there I stayed, for years.

Last Feb, my team at work decided to sign up for a local run/walk that May. I knew I had to get my rear in gear and start walking so I didn't embarrass myself in front of all of them (including a triathlete and half-marathoner). So, I did some research online, bought some new shoes, and set out with my 7-year-old to do C25k. After my first attempt at running 1 min, I thought I was going to die. So we settled for walking, and walk we did. He was such s good sport!

While researching how many calories I was going to burn with all this walking, and looking for an app to track my weight loss, I came across this site and my fitness pal. Both have been absolutely crucial in this process. It finally clicked that CALORIES IN, CALORIES OUT is the key. (Yes, I know it's more complicated than that, in some cases.)

It was seriously an epiphany for me. How could I, a college-educated professional, not have made that connection? It blows my mind now. I started counting calories and the rest is history. I started at 1440 calories and now am at between 1225 and 1400 depending on my activity for the day.

I have been pretty lucky as far as plateaus, I think. Every month, I stall out for 10-14 days due to water retention before ovulation. I weigh daily and figured out the pattern after a couple months. I normally lose 3-4 lbs in a few days when it drops, so that part is fun :)

I love calorie counting. I seriously feel in control and totally free at the same time. It has worked so consistently for me that I feel like it's magic sometimes. It was so. hard. at first to resist temptations. So hard. But now it is second nature. I eat lower carbs (<50% of calories) and high fiber (>35g per day).

Exercise - at first I walked outside and then used a mini-elliptical ($85 on amazon) 3x per week. After a few months I bought a treadmill and used that for walking, and restarted the running attempts. Went on vacation in August and totally got off track with the exercise until this January. I restarted c25k for the 3rd time and now am on week 8. I ran 29 minutes straight today - 2 miles!! (yeah I'm slow. But it was running!) I don't seem to lose weight any faster when I exercise but I definitely feel better.

Health - I did have a period in the fall where I was feeling dizzy a lot. My bloodwork came back "normal" and the dr told me to increase calories. I bumped them up about 50 and started taking vitamins to ward off any anemia and eating more salt (I have very low blood pressure anyway and I think I was just on the edge). I only get dizzy occasionally now.

Hope that answers any questions, if not ask away!

P.S. The first picture momentarily terrified me because I couldn't immediately tell that the face was blurred for a second I saw a faceless person! :fr:
Hehe sorry about that! :)

Laura78
02-29-2012, 05:55 AM
You look sooooo amazing!

susiederkins
02-29-2012, 06:20 AM
:carrot:Congrats!:carrot:

Thanks for sharing your stories and struggles. You're so lucky, experiencing mild plateaus.

You're an inspiration.:smug:

Charin
02-29-2012, 07:55 AM
Wow!!!!! You were gorgeous and you still are, but it seems now there is a special twinkle in your eyes! :)

guacamole
02-29-2012, 10:46 AM
Just wanted to add that your gorgeous pictures (befores and afters) got me thinking about something. One of the things that we overweight gals always mention we won't miss when we lose weight is the comment, "You have such a pretty face!" The rest of the sentence, either said or unsaid, being "If only you would lose weight....."

For the first time seeing your pictures, it really clicked that maybe people are just paying a compliment when they make that remark, because large or small, your face really was/is beautiful. Of course, being thinner has tons of perks that you already know about, but for anybody still not happy with their weight, and thinking that people only say they have a pretty face because there is nothing else to say, it isn't true! You can be beautiful and overweight too. Hope this came out right. :hug:

djs06
02-29-2012, 10:57 AM
That's a great story, thanks for sharing it! I always love reading those, it makes the successes so much more vivid and real! :)

rachaelm
02-29-2012, 11:07 AM
Wow!!! Great job. You look wonderful. So happy, as you should be!!

kprincess45
02-29-2012, 02:52 PM
wow thats awesome!!!

xJox
02-29-2012, 05:49 PM
Wow, girl! You look amazing. Great job!

kidjng
02-29-2012, 08:41 PM
Wow!! Cheekbones! Wow! You look fantastic!

Congratulations!!

sheramama
02-29-2012, 09:18 PM
:congrat:

You look amazing! Thank you so sharing your pics...it gives the rest of us that extra push we need. I hope you bought a ton of cute clothes (like that fab dress) and did the biggest happy dance ever :)

lcard
03-01-2012, 12:00 AM
Congrats! You look so fantastic! Love all your photos! I cant believe you can fit your whole body in one leg of your old pants! WOW!

How did you do it?

What do your kids say?

juliana77
03-01-2012, 02:27 PM
How did you do it?

What do your kids say?

Thanks! Calorie counting is my plan, and weighing food and being consistent are the "secrets."

Kids are kids... oblivious! My son sat there with his mouth hanging open when I showed him the pants picture.

juliana77
03-01-2012, 02:33 PM
Just wanted to add that your gorgeous pictures (befores and afters) got me thinking about something. One of the things that we overweight gals always mention we won't miss when we lose weight is the comment, "You have such a pretty face!" The rest of the sentence, either said or unsaid, being "If only you would lose weight....."

For the first time seeing your pictures, it really clicked that maybe people are just paying a compliment when they make that remark, because large or small, your face really was/is beautiful. Of course, being thinner has tons of perks that you already know about, but for anybody still not happy with their weight, and thinking that people only say they have a pretty face because there is nothing else to say, it isn't true! You can be beautiful and overweight too. Hope this came out right. :hug:

Whenever I heard something like that, I did believe it was sincere (and thank you for the compliment btw!), but it's still "qualified" - does that make sense? Like if someone is super fit, but a "butterface," you wouldn't say, "you have a nice body" - would you?

I was never offended by it, but it is a little bittersweet.

I did have someone tell me a few months ago that she always thought I was pretty and if only I would lose the weight, and she was glad that I was doing it. That was a little weird to hear.

Samanthia
03-01-2012, 02:42 PM
Girl you look hot!!! Awesome work!!

Fiyah
03-01-2012, 04:13 PM
Great Job!

ryverthorn
03-01-2012, 06:30 PM
You look amazing!!

On the mini elliptical you mentioned.... was it this one?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000VICRO8/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

If so how did you like it? I was looking for something to use inside while the weather has been bad and something like that would fit well in our tiny house!

juliana77
03-01-2012, 06:55 PM
You look amazing!!

On the mini elliptical you mentioned.... was it this one?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000VICRO8/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

If so how did you like it? I was looking for something to use inside while the weather has been bad and something like that would fit well in our tiny house!

Yep, that's the one! It gets the job done. It is plenty sturdy (I think the limit is 250 but it was fine). It can be a little jerky since the stride is short, but it is just a matter of getting into a good rhythm. Use it next to a wall or something at first because you will lose your balance!

femme fatale
03-01-2012, 07:02 PM
Bravo!!

RRB2
03-01-2012, 08:44 PM
You look amazing! WTG!

roxybabay
03-01-2012, 10:20 PM
Wow, what a difference! I agree, you were beautiful before n still beautiful but also healthy now :) What program helped you on your journey..please share? Again, congrats on your hard work!!!

Rose426
03-01-2012, 11:07 PM
Wow, this is inspirational! :) Go girl!!

KittyKatFan
03-02-2012, 10:57 PM
Good grief...you don't even look like the same person!

Congratulations on your amazing accomplishment.

PinkJealousy
03-03-2012, 02:10 AM
Omg!!!! U Look Amazing!!!!!!

Liliann
03-03-2012, 08:45 AM
:bravo: Great progress!!

devadiva
03-05-2012, 08:19 PM
Great Job!!!!!!on Your Hard Work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

juliana77
03-05-2012, 09:56 PM
Thanks everyone!!

Wow, what a difference! I agree, you were beautiful before n still beautiful but also healthy now :) What program helped you on your journey..please share? Again, congrats on your hard work!!!

Calorie counting plus moderate (and often inconsistent) exercise. For me it's much more about what I eat (actually, don't eat) than working out. I used "no time/equipment to exercise" as an excuse for YEARS.

pinkcandiez
03-07-2012, 05:03 PM
I am truly inspired not to give up and keep going!
You look amazing!
You had a very pretty face but now it simply looks even more stunning :)

geminezmarie
03-08-2012, 12:18 PM
You are a rockstar! Congrats! And thanks for sharing, makes being OP easy. :bravo:

naffy
03-09-2012, 04:55 AM
Wow, you're so inspiring! You've always had a very beautiful smile though :)

dawn77
03-09-2012, 01:51 PM
you should be so proud this is an amazing defeat your pictures are great and Im so motivated after seeing your pictures ans excited to get close to my goal!

luciddepths
03-14-2012, 10:59 PM
I love your black and white dress!! it looks fantastic!

justaloozer
03-15-2012, 06:45 PM
You look fantastic!

AprilA
03-15-2012, 07:13 PM
This is my first post...because I can't work out where to join in...LOL. But I could not keep quiet here.

You look AMAZING!!! (Your family must be so proud of your progress too!)

Thanks for sharing your inspirational pics, and for giving me such a great reason to shout out!

AprilA

MablesGirl
03-16-2012, 09:43 AM
you look amazing! Thank you so much for posting your pictures, it is very inspiring.

peasantgirly
03-16-2012, 12:06 PM
P.S. The first picture momentarily terrified me because I couldn't immediately tell that the face was blurred for a second I saw a faceless person! :fr:

Haha, me too! It was creepy, wasn't it?! :dizzy:

rainydays
03-16-2012, 06:31 PM
YOU LOOK FANTASTIC!! :cp:

jacquelynw73
03-16-2012, 07:23 PM
wow well done!! you're an inspiration to newbees on this site (like me) :-)

threenorns
03-16-2012, 08:19 PM
niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!!!!

GoingForGold82
03-16-2012, 08:54 PM
You're my inspiration of the week! Fantastic job :-) What an accomplishment, and even though beautiful before you lost weight, you look even more fabulous all buff!

Momoo20
03-16-2012, 09:47 PM
WOW! how did you stay so motivated?! You look amazing!

gib369
03-17-2012, 05:03 AM
That is so fantastic. Well done on your weight loss. I bet you feel liberated!

mom2gbsb
03-17-2012, 06:03 PM
Juliana77 you look AMAZING!!!!
I love seeing success photos ... CONGRATS!! Keep up the good work. You make us all see it is a reality..AMAZING!!! You should be proud and your family too!! AWESOME!!!

lm3898
03-20-2012, 11:08 AM
You look AMMMMMAZING!!! Oh my God, I love the new face pic, you look gorgeous and so happy! Congrats!

Elliemar
03-20-2012, 11:50 AM
Wow what a great achievement - well done and you should be very proud of yourself. You look fantastic! :)

Cinderella00
03-20-2012, 04:16 PM
Amazing!! Thank you for the photos - you look BEAUTIFUL! - and it's inspiring to me!

Thighs Be Gone
03-20-2012, 05:09 PM
DAWG GONE! You look absolutely radiant and beautiful. Yes, you were beautiful before but NOW! BAAZZAAAAMMMMM!

Thighs Be Gone
03-20-2012, 05:10 PM
And for old time sake--something I used to shout here often..

"WOOT! WOOT!"

nusoleil79
03-23-2012, 03:58 AM
Wow you look amazing! I am sooo inspired right now.. Thanks for the pics.. you look great!!!!!

AaronandChristopher
07-10-2012, 10:59 PM
You look Amazing!!!! :)

LaurieDawn
07-10-2012, 11:26 PM
First, what an amazing thing you did in losing all that weight! A huge congratulations!

But can I also say - what is equally inspiring to me is how happy and gorgeous you look in the before pics? I get so tired of hearing that obesity = depression. You certainly don't look depressed!

aka8941
07-11-2012, 12:02 AM
You made me cry! Thank you so much for posting! Congratulations!!!

SheenaB
07-11-2012, 12:08 AM
WOW!! You look amazing! All of your hard work has paid off. Great job!
I recently took 'Before' pictures and I can't wait to post some 'After" pictures of my own.
You are very inspiring. And tomorrow being the first day of my own journey I will remeber your head shot photo where you look so happy and glowing because that is where i want to be!

Thistimeitsreal
07-11-2012, 03:09 AM
Amazing! Thank you for the pictures!!

VibrantThang
07-11-2012, 09:47 PM
You look amazing...such an inspiration!

Vibrant :sunny:

katy929
07-14-2012, 03:14 AM
wow you look great!!

Wheresmychin
07-15-2012, 12:19 PM
Wow you are a super star!

Puffyamiyumifan
07-15-2012, 12:27 PM
I am sooo inspired by your success! Thank you for sharing :)

kas1019
07-15-2012, 12:41 PM
You are a true inspiration!! Congratulations, did you ever think you had that much will power. So happy for you.

2feelbetter
09-05-2012, 10:23 AM
You look great. What an inspiration

NoSuchUser
09-10-2012, 11:10 PM
You look fantastic!!!

I still think your old fav pic is great, you are gorgeous!!!

LUCYWA
09-11-2012, 12:17 AM
wow keep up the good work

LUCYWA
09-11-2012, 12:19 AM
she really is

LUCYWA
09-11-2012, 12:19 AM
great

2feelbetter
09-11-2012, 08:14 AM
You definitely should write one of those posts on how you did it. I know lots of people would love to read it.

1spunkygal
09-12-2012, 12:06 PM
OMG you look fabulous ! :)

ladylucklaura
09-16-2012, 12:36 AM
awesome job you look amazing and its very inspirational, thx for posting!!

A carbie
09-16-2012, 12:01 PM
Many congratulations! As others have said, you were beautiful before, but I think you are stunning now. Absolutely an inspiration to all of us. Thank you so much for sharing your story. I LOVE reading your kind of success stories and taking some of it away with me. I'll be reading, ....... Carbie

Arctic Mama
10-08-2012, 10:26 PM
I can't recall if I posted or not but WOOOOOHOOOO! Congratulations!

juliana77
10-08-2012, 10:28 PM
Thank you everyone! This was from back in Feb and I reached goal in August. My final goal post is linked in my signature!