Goal Photo Album - I did it - I said goodbye to 60 pounds! :)

07-30-2012, 07:27 PM
oh, how I've waited for the day to post here :carrot:

so, today I'm so happy to say that I've reached my goal of 160. (Edit: Mar 13, now 146, 74 lbs lost)
although, it doesn't stop here and I'm now moving on to the coveted category of a normal BMI. therefore, my new goal will be 145. Partly because I've never been under 152 as an adult and I wanted to see if I can do it. I mean, heck, I NEVER thought I could lose 60 pounds!! why not try for 75??

A quick story of mine.. battled weight most of my life, but not obese til later. I joined the Navy, but still struggled during my 15 years in :( luckily, all the working out helped, but I NEVER had a grip on proper eating. 1st pregnancy at 175lbs. Stay at home mom and a 2nd pregnancy less than a year later at 213lbs. For the next 5 years, I never weighed under 210. By christmas 2011, thanks to my mother in law's cooking (oh, and my inability to control my eating) I was up to 220. I stewed on the disappointment of reaching my highest non-pregnancy weight for the next week and by January 6, 2012, I was DONE! I called my husband at work and made a pledge on that day - it was my last day being fat. He said he'd support me in any way :) I started calorie counting, 1200 calories and working out 3 times a week. a month and half later, I upped my workouts to 6 times a week (averaging 2 hours a day). I hit my weight loss journey FULL STEAM AHEAD. I may not have done it the best way I could have, but it worked for me and I continued to be motivated (I am still learning along the way). I joined a Biggest loser competition at my gym for discipline and 10 weeks later, I won! Then I joined a calorie burn contest at my gym, I won! I guess I needed these things to keep me going strong. I did a couple 5ks, taking 8 minutes off my 2nd! I'm currently signed up for a mud run in September in which I've coerced 30 others to join me :) I consistently lost about 10 lbs a month until my plateau in June. I kept at it, I changed things up a little bit. A different workout, more calories, more protein, etc, but the plateau continued for most of July too. I went back to my normal workouts (zumba 3 days a week, running 3 days a week, strength training 5 days) and thankfully, my plateau busted.

of course 3FC was so important in my journey and I visited this site almost daily, taking in all the wisdom and support offered by all you awesome people out there! I got the motivation and inspiration I needed to stay on track :)

I was in a hurry to post here today, so my pics aren't as cool as they coulda been :D Since my stomach used to look like I was 6 months pregnant (just 6 months ago), I've posted some belly shots :o The first couple pics are from a year ago and the last 3 are from this month.

Thank you so much for reading!!!

Mar 2013 edit: my initial goal was 145. after months of a plateau, I decided to change gears :-) I signed on to medifast and I have the best nutrition coach! I'm learning to eat right and finally realized I didn't have to continue killing myself at the gym for over 2 hours daily, thank god, cuz I was getting burnt out.. I am currently at 146 and my goal has been adjusted once again :) I'm still shooting for a normal bmi, which has moved my goal to 140 now, since I realized I'm an inch shorter. I'm really excited about my new program. Im finally doing it with ease and its working! Yay! I plan to post more near goal pics soon :-)

07-30-2012, 08:04 PM
Wow I'm super proud and I inspired by you. Congratulations! You did the work and are keeping me psyched! :carrot: :carrot: :carrot:

07-30-2012, 09:18 PM
Look at you, hot stuff! Congratulations on losing sixty pounds!

07-30-2012, 09:23 PM

07-31-2012, 11:03 AM
WTG! You look great

07-31-2012, 11:37 AM
Thank you so much guys :)

07-31-2012, 04:10 PM
:congrat: You have done an amazing job and you look great.

07-31-2012, 04:12 PM
Thank you so much for sharing! You are an inspiration to me- especially since we have the same "Before" stats. I will be role modeling you for my weight loss :hug: Thanks again and congrats!!!!

07-31-2012, 04:19 PM
That's awesome and you look fab! Congrats and good luck reaching your new goal too! :D

07-31-2012, 04:25 PM
wow, you look amazing....and look at those abs....tell us, how'd you get those abs??
Congratulations and good luck with the next 15lbs....you will do it i'm sure.

07-31-2012, 06:13 PM
Congratulations Alisha! You look great! :)

07-31-2012, 09:22 PM
truley amazing!!!! congrats :)

07-31-2012, 09:26 PM
Congratulations you are looking great !

07-31-2012, 09:52 PM
You look amazing! I'm so proud of you! You give me so much inspiration. Thanks for sharing your story. I can see how much hard work and dedication you've committed to changing your life over the last several months. You make me want to push harder so I can reach my goal just like you!

07-31-2012, 10:23 PM
Congratulations!!! You look great!

07-31-2012, 11:46 PM
You're seriously tiny! Way to go!

07-31-2012, 11:58 PM
Congratulations you look amazing! You really hit it hard and look at the results!

08-01-2012, 01:19 AM
Awesome Alisha! You look wonderful :) Congrats on your success.

08-01-2012, 03:42 AM
:congrat: You did it! Bravo!

08-01-2012, 12:44 PM
Thanks for all the kind words and compliments everyone :) I really appreciate it!!

NicoleJoy: You could do it too! Just stick to the plan and 10 lbs will be gone before you know it, then 20, then 50 ;)
Janeybabs: thank you! my stomach was so messed up while I was heavier. throughout losing weight, I actually took all the body sculpt classes at my gym. They have a way of getting you to do all those extra ab exercises you wouldn’t normally do, or know how to do on your own. All it took was 10 minutes of abs at the end of every class. Thank you for asking!!!
NewMommy1980: I really didn’t think I had it in me to do this, but I did! And you do too! I'm really happy I was able to inspire anyone at all :)

Thank you again for all the wonderful comments!!

08-03-2012, 10:36 AM
Great job! Your hard work paid off and you look fantastic!

08-03-2012, 10:45 AM
Wow look at your progress! Well done! :broc:

08-03-2012, 12:05 PM
Congratulations! You look great!! :)

08-03-2012, 12:12 PM
Congrats! :-)

08-03-2012, 03:48 PM
You look awesome! It looks like all your discipline really paid off.

08-03-2012, 04:27 PM
Congrats !!!

08-19-2012, 10:25 PM
You look incredible!!

08-23-2012, 12:05 AM
You look great!!

08-23-2012, 03:14 AM
Congrats...you look amazing!!!!!!!!!!!

09-10-2012, 03:11 AM
You look slim and happy! Congratulations!!!

09-10-2012, 05:23 PM

11-04-2012, 06:17 PM
I look forward to looking younger as the pounds melt away. You are gorgeous!

01-04-2013, 02:06 AM

03-10-2013, 04:16 AM
Thank you very much everyone! You have such kind words :-)

03-10-2013, 06:07 PM
Congratulations! You worked very hard and now are reaping the rewards of your efforts. Thanks for sharing your story, you're an inspiration. :)

03-10-2013, 06:14 PM
you look fantastic! keep up the great work :)

Misti in Seattle
03-10-2013, 08:33 PM
You look wonderful! :congrat:

03-12-2013, 03:49 AM
Congratulations!!! Such an encouragement. I am doing calories also.

03-31-2013, 07:40 PM
Congrats!!! You look fantastic and all your hard work has definitely paid off!

As a fellow exerciser and runner, I now workout intensely about 2 hours a day 4-5 days a week. I was wondering how you were finally about to decrease your workout time and when you made that transition? Were you already at goal when you eased off and, when you did, was it hard for you mentally? What is your typical workout schedule like now? I'm worried that if I ease off my workouts at all I will stop losing or regain.

Jessica Committed
03-31-2013, 08:13 PM
Incredible! Congrats!