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CherryPie99
08-18-2012, 06:48 PM
GOALLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!

It's been a long 2.5 years. But in that time, I've lost 226 pounds bringing me to 119. I've been hovering from 118-119 for 2 weeks now and I think I'm going to call it.

Here was me at a wedding reception in August of 2008:
http://i773.photobucket.com/albums/yy20/99cherrypie99/before22.jpg

And this is from our Christmas card in 2009:
http://i773.photobucket.com/albums/yy20/99cherrypie99/before2.jpg

And here are a couple of pics from this morning:

http://i773.photobucket.com/albums/yy20/99cherrypie99/IMG_0817-1.jpg

http://i773.photobucket.com/albums/yy20/99cherrypie99/IMG_0822-1.jpg

Quite a difference, huh?

I can't believe how much my life has changed. In some ways I still feel fat and in others, I don't even remember what it was like to be fat. Exercise, eating right, and enjoying life is so part of my world now.

I have a little fear about entering maintenance, but I'm very hopeful that I have made this journey in a way that will allow it to be a life long change...


bargoo
08-18-2012, 06:55 PM
CherryPie you have done a fantastic job! Congratulations !!! You look like a dfferent person.

theox
08-18-2012, 07:21 PM
Good work! Congratulations! :carrot::carrot::carrot:


watchoutforthatcar
08-18-2012, 08:02 PM
Omg, you look great!!!! Way to go!!

Brandis
08-18-2012, 08:19 PM
That is a tremendous amount of weight to lose and a wonderful thing you have done for yourself. You should be so proud!

livelaughlovesunshin
08-18-2012, 08:20 PM
Wow!! Amazing!!

Tai
08-18-2012, 08:27 PM
Congratulations CherryPie!

Maintenance is a little scary at first so be patient with yourself as you find what works for you.

ChickieChicks
08-18-2012, 08:46 PM
Such an incredible transformation!!! You look stunning!

CONGRATS!!! :)

LiannaKole
08-18-2012, 08:49 PM
Oh my GOD, you look AMAZING!!!!

Thanks so much for posting pictures! You are very inspiring! I've been at a standstill for a while and am trying to work through it without much luck. What you did is incredible!


:yay: CONGRATULATIONS! :yay:

ControlW
08-18-2012, 08:56 PM
Holy moly! Congratulations!

Vex
08-18-2012, 09:04 PM
That's just freaking crazy! Well done indeed!

SerenityDiva
08-18-2012, 09:16 PM
What a transformation and inspiration! Congratulations and keep posting please.

Mountain Mamma
08-18-2012, 09:19 PM
Amazing. Words can't express it!!! And by sharing your journey, think of the hundreds you've inspired, helped, motivated.

berryblondeboys
08-18-2012, 09:52 PM
And I hope you are still shouting goal - such determination. You rocked it and I know you will continue to rock it! Good for you!

kelly315
08-18-2012, 10:19 PM
Unbelievable! You look so good! I'm also encouraged at how tight your skin looks. Congrats!

Kelby
08-18-2012, 10:44 PM
Wow.

mccull83
08-18-2012, 10:51 PM
:bravo:That's amazing! Thanks for giving all of us at the beginning of our journey hope that we may actually be able to follow through on this! :bravo:

TiffNeedsChange
08-19-2012, 01:13 AM
Wow, wow, WOW!!! you look so amazing, vibrant, and glowing. Nice calves :D
Thanks for the inspiration :)

Prim2012
08-19-2012, 01:14 AM
Amazing transformation! I can't imagine getting down to 119! It seems so unobtainable to me from where I've been (heck 130 seems this way to me right now) but you prove it's all about discipline. You motivate me to keep pushing.

sisypheanme
08-19-2012, 01:57 AM
Wow! Simply amazing!!!! You are such a beautiful, radiant woman....a true inspiration!

ebb&flow
08-19-2012, 02:04 AM
Wow. The transformation is amazing. Congratulations on the results of all of your hard work. Way to go!

Lunalore
08-19-2012, 05:14 AM
Oh my goodness! You don't even look like the same person! What an amazing transformation.

1987
08-19-2012, 05:58 AM
Fantastic transformation, you look like a new woman with an entirely new lease of life.

Well done on your continued hard work over the 2.5 years and best of luck with maintenance!

Borgie
08-19-2012, 06:35 AM
Phenomenal!!!!!!!!

SoulSurvivor
08-19-2012, 02:34 PM
Wow!!! Now that's what I call a transformation!

Rana
08-19-2012, 03:15 PM
Congratulations, that IS an amazing transformation!!!!! You'll rock "maintenance" too, since you clearly rocked "weight loss"!!!!

rainydays
08-19-2012, 07:52 PM
You're amazing! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sherryberry79
08-19-2012, 08:53 PM
Wow, you look fabulous and are so inspirational. Congratulations!

Lauracore
08-20-2012, 01:41 PM
WOW! Congrats! :)

Mer du Japon
08-20-2012, 09:56 PM
Incredible! So inspiring, you look fantastic!!! Congrats to you!

creolebarbie
08-21-2012, 09:23 AM
OMG!! WOW YOU LOOk AMAZiNG!! <3 CONGRADULATiONS. YOU ARE TRUELLY AN iNSiRATiONS TO ME!! <3 <3 ThANK YOU fOR ShARiNG!! <3

Lunula
08-23-2012, 02:00 PM
Wow. Just wow. What an amazing accomplishment - you're an inspiration! Congratulations!

AriesNV
08-23-2012, 06:56 PM
Speechless. You're hot! And I'm impressed at how tight your skin is, as well. Truly an inspiration on all levels. GREAT JOB!

dragonstar85
08-23-2012, 08:17 PM
Wow! Congratulations! You look fantastic! I'm going to have to echo everyone else when I say that you are a inspiration.

CherryPie99
08-23-2012, 08:27 PM
You guys are going to inflate my ego too much!!

In the interest of full disclosure I want to remind everyone that I had skin removal surgery in April. So my skin is tight due to a surgeon. Sorry to say I had a TON of excess skin that looked terrible before the surgery!

Jen

free1
08-23-2012, 09:25 PM
I know I'm late. BUT YOU LOOK AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats and celebrate. You did an AMAZING job. Smile, the hard work paid off!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :)

drake3272004
08-23-2012, 11:30 PM
Congrats!!! You look great!!!

Thedollylala
08-24-2012, 10:59 PM
Wow what an inspiration!!! You look great!!!

Megan33
08-25-2012, 12:09 AM
Holy s***!!!!! You look awesome!!!! What an accomplishment! I am IN AWE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good for you!!!!!

leona
08-25-2012, 09:45 AM
Congratulations on your success!! :bravo:

queenie91
08-26-2012, 02:47 AM
Holy ****!!!!! You Look Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

amyaimeee
08-26-2012, 11:00 AM
Congratulations! Amazing photos.

Vex
08-26-2012, 12:36 PM
BTW, I love the write up on the skin surgery removal you have on your blog. I would highly recommend reading it to anyone who is considering it.

MablesGirl
09-04-2012, 10:44 AM
WOW! what an amazing transformation! Wonderful job.

answerprincess
09-07-2012, 11:35 PM
Great job! Inspires the rest of us to get out there!

LadyPetite
09-08-2012, 01:40 PM
:eek: Oh. My. God.

You look AMAZING. I'm the same height as you and you are SUCH a tremendous inspiration for me.

VioletDolphin83
09-09-2012, 02:50 AM
That is an amazing amount of weight to lose! Congrats!:)

RRB2
09-10-2012, 02:53 AM
What an amazing transformation!!!!

brethan
10-01-2012, 03:56 PM
wow I really admire your courage. What a transformation!

OneofThreeGirls
10-01-2012, 05:14 PM
Your story is so inspiring!!! Congrats!!

epifania
10-03-2012, 02:17 AM
You are incredible!

Pink Hurricane
10-03-2012, 03:38 PM
OH MY GOSH!!!! There are no words but you look absolutely amazing!!! :yay: You have definitely inspired me to keep going, you should be beyond proud of yourself and I think you will do great in maintenence!

:cp::hat::woohoo:

CherryPie99
10-03-2012, 06:03 PM
I wanted to thank everyone for all the awesome things you said about me! Maintenance is going well so far! I'm hovering between 117-120, so I'm pretty happy about that!

If I can do it, so can ANYONE!! Keep up the good work chicks!

angien075
10-04-2012, 09:35 AM
You look AMAZING! Way to go!

LisaTcan
10-04-2012, 01:36 PM
Wow - you look amazing, thats a lot of weight to lose. Congrats

Ps - I love your quote - Wicked is one of my favorite musicals.

FlabToFit
10-17-2012, 08:54 PM
wowwww probably the best transformation I've seen yet :-D

Judy Lynn
11-16-2012, 12:32 PM
Wow! Amazing! Congratulations, you have done an incredible job.

olehcat
11-18-2012, 10:20 AM
wow, what an AMAZING transformation!!!! You look fantastic! And i love seeing people around my height at around my goal weight! Yay!

Jojo381972
11-24-2012, 06:09 AM
Congratulations! You really are an inspiration and you look fabulous!

Mozzy
12-05-2012, 11:37 PM
Congrats!!!

devadiva
01-09-2013, 09:06 AM
Cherry is an inspiration and her blog is filled with great advice and inspiration!

NorthernChick13
01-09-2013, 10:41 AM
Congratulations! You not only look amazing, but you look happy! That is what matters the most!!!

So proud of you and thanks for the inspiration!!!! I just finished my morning workout and whenever they get rough, the goal section is THE place to be!!

duhitskriss
01-20-2013, 01:00 AM
WOAHHH! you look AMAZING!!!!!! way to go!!! that's some serious inspiration right here!!!!

Lecomtes
03-20-2013, 07:50 PM
Wow! Congratulations! You look beautiful in all the photos, but you look beautiful and elated in the after photos! :) How inspiring!

ReillyJ
03-20-2013, 10:22 PM
good for you! enjoy!

bbrides
03-20-2013, 10:27 PM
Your story and results are so amazing. I know you have to be so proud of your success. Reading this was just what I needed today to encourage me to hang in there and keep going. Congratulations!

cjk221
05-04-2013, 10:15 PM
WOW WOW, ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE JOURNEY!! you look phenomenal!

gonnabfitmom
05-08-2013, 05:37 PM
Wow, you look great!

ladykahlo
05-09-2013, 07:11 PM
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PUTTING THESE PICTURES UP! I HAD LOST ALL HOPE. AND NOW I FEEL RE-ENERGIZED.

You are such a beautiful inspiration to us all. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I'm crying right now. I'm so moved. CONGRATULATIONS!:carrot::carrot::dizzy: :cool: :cool: :smug: :smug:

CherryPie99
05-12-2013, 01:09 PM
ladykahlo (((HUGS)))

Never ever ever lose hope. My life is so fantastic now - you can have that too!!!!

Jen

Spirit904
06-14-2013, 10:27 AM
You look amazing :carrot:

Mama Whitty
06-18-2013, 10:49 PM
Amazing! Way to stick with it. I am inspired just by the pictures alone.

Miggy
07-11-2013, 01:34 AM
"WOW", is all I can say! :D You look GREAT! Such an inspiration!

GettinFit
07-12-2013, 10:16 PM
Congratulations on your success!!! You look awesome.

thistime4sure
07-13-2013, 09:56 PM
Very Well Done...I am beyond impressed!

CherryPie99
07-29-2013, 03:57 PM
Today marks my one year of being in maintenance! I am 2.5 pounds less then the day I hit my goal, so I'd say that's purty darn good.

Full report on my blog!

http://jenhudsonmosher.blogspot.com/2013/07/an-auspicious-occasion.html

Thanks to everyone here who supported me not only through my journey down but through what has been an emotional and challenging year!

Jen

time2lose
07-30-2013, 10:15 AM
Jen,
You have been an inspiration to me!

bigpinkbowz
07-31-2013, 11:48 PM
That is wonderful! Great job!!!

katy929
08-03-2013, 03:28 PM
You look amazing!! What an accomplishment!!

CherryPie99
08-21-2013, 05:46 PM
I started in March of 2010, but only made small changes - I wasn't fully "on board" with the lifestyle change for a while. I hit goal in July 2012. So about 2 years and change.

Jen

DisLocatedNYer
08-27-2013, 10:19 PM
Wow, what an inspiration you are! Thank you for sharing your story and photos! You look incredible!!

20lbtogo
08-28-2013, 06:02 PM
OK, I just found this and I am truly amazed, you look HOT!!! I see your blog too and maybe this is covered there but it looks like there is a LOT on your blog, so I didn't look through it all, but I have two questions:

1. Did you hit a big, fat plateau towards the end? If so, how did you bust it? I feel like all the things I've done in the past (changing my exercise routine, rearrange my eating, temporarily up my calories, fast intermittently, etc.) don't seem to work for me now. I've been hovering around my current weight for quite some time. I was able to drop about 8 lbs doing South Beach but the weight loss wasn't "real", as soon as I reintroduced carbs the weight came right back, even with only "good carbs". Any advice to break the plateau near goal?

2. How is your skin so tight, especially in the tummy area? Are you doing anything particular for that? As I lose I still have the tummy pooch and it makes me crazy!!!!!

CherryPie99
08-28-2013, 09:37 PM
Hi and thanks for the compliments!

If you see the beginning of my blog. I had skin removal surgery in April 2012. Before that, my skin hung down halfway down my thighs.

I actually did get stuck towards the end. What did I do? I stopped counting calories and I started giving myself some treats. It was summer so I kept exercising, but also did more "real world" things like yard work and gardening. Bang- I dropped to goal.

Jen

mzshaunna
09-05-2013, 09:19 PM
That's so amazing, congratulations :)

GeorgiaBornNBred
09-06-2013, 01:16 PM
Just incredible....and so inspiring! Congratulations!

elliemackay07
09-26-2013, 11:01 PM
Wow wow wow wow WOW! Well done! Thansk for sharing you look lovely :)

diyana
06-27-2014, 03:29 PM
Congratulations! You look amazing!! If you don't mind me asking, how did you lose the weight and how long did it take?

I hope my body looks as great as yours when I reach goal.

summertime03
06-28-2014, 09:11 PM
Wow! You look great!

isabelle007
07-18-2014, 11:22 PM
Congratulations! You are such an inspiration!

Mamabud
07-18-2014, 11:57 PM
Thank you for posting such inspiring photos! I am on day 2 of a 60 day juice fast and your story is very motivational!

usmcvet
07-24-2014, 12:53 PM
Awesome Jen!

hardworkwillpayoff
07-24-2014, 05:22 PM
That is an amazing transformation! What helped motivate you in losing the weight? Did you hire a personal trainer or a dietition to help with your weight loss?

Terra1984
08-30-2014, 05:53 PM
WOW!!!!!!!!!!! You Look AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!