Mini-Goals - 50+ pounds lost since July, 60+ gone since highest weight




VYork88
11-24-2012, 11:41 PM
Long story short : in May 2012 I weighed 258 pounds and I'm 5'7. By July I had only lost 7 pounds. So, I decided to completely change my lifestyle. Today I weighed in at 197. Still want to get down to at least 165 but am happy with progress thus far! Wouldn't be here without reading all of the success stories on 3FC.

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hamlette
11-25-2012, 04:48 AM
Great job!!! well done,,,, u look great!!!!! whats your diet and exercise plan?? was feeling so demotivated after a cheat day and a rise on the scale,, but uve inspired me :)

1987
11-25-2012, 05:45 AM
Well done, that's great. Your cheeks and chin are so nicely defined :D

Best of luck with the rest of your weightloss!


bargoo
11-25-2012, 07:47 AM
Congratulations !

Katz
11-25-2012, 09:44 AM
Lucky you! How did you change your lifestyle?

VYork88
11-25-2012, 10:49 AM
Thank you all! I realized that I ate so much because I was "bored". So, the first thing I did was on a normal day track the calories I ate. It was an outrageous amount. After that day I went to myfitnesspal.com, and entered my stats and weight loss goals. I determined that I should eat 1200 calories a day. Immediately the weight was just falling off. I think I lost 7 pounds my first week. I also (though I know many don't recommend it) bought a digital scale and weigh myself every morning to see if my choices (food) the day before were right or wrong. If one day the scale says 199.3 and the next 199.1 I'm still happy because that's progress! I eat fruit and vegetables but not as much as I should. I'm a fan of a few Lean Cuisine meals and I'll eat those for dinner, but during the day if I'm on the run I will use myfitnesspal to see what I can have if it's fast food, or I will make something at home if I have time. I just always make sure I stay at 1200 calories. No more no less.

As far as exercise, I ran around my block one time. It almost killed me..so for now (and I didn't start exercising until I was around 215 and I still don't do it daily) I watch youtube videos of beginners exercises using only your body weight, no equipment necessary because let's face it, I can't afford much! ha! Y'all can do it if I can and we are all here for each other! :)

elvislover324
11-25-2012, 10:56 AM
You look awesome, congratulations! Your hard work paid off! I am finally down to your starting weight and can't imagine being back under 200. Your pics give me hope! Thanks for sharing.

VYork88
11-25-2012, 10:59 AM
elvislover324, you can do it! It's only going to get better for you! You've lost 68 pounds, nothing can stop you now!

chickadee2
11-25-2012, 11:45 AM
Fantastic job! I love to hear stories like this, then I look back to this past July and know where I was and I think wow - if i had stuck to it - then I could be a success story by now. I gave up after my first 20 came off due to a stress fracture on foot - and yes, I confess, I eat out of boredom. Thank you for the new inspiration! Great great job!!!!

VYork88
11-25-2012, 05:27 PM
Thanks chickadee2!! It get's better once you're under 220, which it looks like you are! Take it ten pounds at a time and it becomes fun and rewarding!! :)

penmage
11-26-2012, 05:05 AM
Congratulations! You look amazing :D

Strawberry Blond
11-26-2012, 12:37 PM
You look great -- and you have such a lovely smile.

Thanks for sharing. I was starting to think about giving up since this is a difficult time of year for me with lots going on and lots of holiday food preparation, but you've inspired me to keep going!

VYork88
11-26-2012, 03:12 PM
Thanks everyone! @Strawberry Blond..I've inspired you? LOOK at how far you have come! You've lost 68 pounds! That's incredible! Do not give up! We are the same height and have close starting weights, current weights, and goal weights! We've got this!

ChickieBoom
11-26-2012, 05:03 PM
You look so tiny! Congrats! I know you're quite tall but it's hard to believe you're at 196. Are you weight training?

VYork88
11-26-2012, 09:17 PM
Thank you ChickieBoom! No weight training just doing stuff at home using my own body. Nothing extreme though. I've just been doing squats and leg raises with the occasional crunch :)

baker23
11-26-2012, 09:31 PM
You look incredible, and even if you don't do weight training, you seem to have a natural athletic built. Congrats on comming so far, and can't wait to see when you declare goal.

VYork88
11-27-2012, 11:45 AM
Thank you Baker23, you've been one of my inspirations as I've seen your story!

TiffNeedsChange
11-27-2012, 08:18 PM
Ahhh, I am so excited for you! You look wonderful, what an amazing transformation! :)

Newme1288
11-29-2012, 10:09 PM
Wow you look great. I have just begun but you have really inspired me. I am shooting for my 1st Mini Goal to be at 250 by Jan 1st. I have lost only 11lbs and feel better! This website is helpful. Thank you for sharing you journey. :D

Melissamixedup
12-03-2012, 11:15 AM
awesome!