Mini-Goals - Almost gave up..then I saw this!




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VYork88
02-15-2013, 02:18 PM
I had hit a plateau, and was not losing any weight. In fact, I gained 7 pounds last month. I've lost all but one pound of it now. However, I was looking through old pictures last night and I realized how far I have come, and that I would never want to go through the feeling of being as big as I was again. So, today I am sharing this photo with y'all to let you know that no matter where you are, know that any and every goal is attainable if you believe in yourself and are patient! The first picture was taken 2.10.2012 and the second was 01.30.2012. Almost a years difference, but I did not start losing until July. So, keep on doing a good job, even if you hit a bump in the road..you'll get back on track!

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surfergirl2
02-15-2013, 02:23 PM
Nice! Maybe it's hard to tell because you're wearing loose clothing, but i don't think you look like you're 187. I'm also 5'7" and i think you look similar or smaller than me (i'm around 160). Anyway, good luck and keep going!!

wannaskipandlaugh
02-15-2013, 02:35 PM
Pictures tell the story! Congratulations on your journey and your determination


chubbiegurl
02-15-2013, 03:12 PM
I have been taking photos of myself half naked to see the difference along the way. Lol. I freak out every time I think I have lost my phone but get some reminders of my losses. Congrats u look great!

loriherdz
02-16-2013, 10:48 PM
wow what inspiration!

the shiv
02-16-2013, 11:29 PM
Great job on sticking with it!! I'm rarely on that side of the camera, but I'll remember what you said :) Thanks for posting this, and congratulations on persevering with it. You look great! :D

Mozzy
02-16-2013, 11:56 PM
Congrats!!!

Misti in Seattle
02-17-2013, 08:50 AM
Well said!!! And great job.

I have a "history" of being able to get down to around 230 and getting totally stuck. So often that is when I have given up and started gaining it all back again,

So here I am again... at a two month plateau stuck at just the same place as usual. Except this time I am not giving up and planning to hang right on in here!!!

Marylsmom
02-17-2013, 06:18 PM
Oh yeah, you keep going! You look so much fitter and I think happier in the 2nd photo.

devadiva
02-18-2013, 07:31 AM
Oh yeah, you keep going! You look so much fitter and I think happier in the 2nd photo.

And you forgot a WINNER she is holding a trophy:carrot: And its deserved congrats;)

AmyRH
02-18-2013, 10:16 AM
Thanks for sharing. I feel "okay" and have been tempted to stop since I keep cheating on weekends, doing great during the week, and thus staying exactly the same. My husband wants me to stop but I want to reach goal. I do feel so much happier and healthier. And you served as motivation. Thanks! I am extra motivated to stay on track now.

KYgirlinSC
02-18-2013, 05:49 PM
Congrats! You are an inspiration to me to exercise...i needed it!

VYork88
02-19-2013, 11:08 AM
Thank you everyone...your comments mean so much! As for being a winner, I feel like one fore sure but that trophy is mine from 1998. My 3 year old has been carrying it around :) You all have been inspiration for me :)

penmage
02-20-2013, 12:58 PM
What a difference!

Angel Eyz
02-23-2013, 12:47 PM
I joined 1/24/13 and as of today I have lost 7lbs, I would love to have a huge difference. Water weight excetera, I feel like I'm stuck but I've made huge improvements to my diet and my family as well. I read all the posts and I know I am not alone, and believe me it helps.

mygirlvj
02-23-2013, 08:19 PM
Wow, you look amazing. I only hope I can get that close.

HelloNurse
02-24-2013, 12:00 AM
You're a beautiful lady "before", also. But in the second picture you have a whole different aura about you. Congrats on your progress.

Sebastian1
02-27-2013, 08:58 PM
Hitting plateaus, getting frustrated, breaking your diet and stuff like that is NORMAL. We're all HUMAN. It just comes down to the end goal and the bigger picture. Your attitude is a perfect example! Just because you hit a brick wall it doesn't mean you should quit. I have no doubt you have or will reach your goal and likely exceed it with flying colors.

Wish you the best in health and happiness!

JessicaSki
02-28-2013, 06:46 PM
Awww! You look so much happier already. Keep it up girl!

Wheresmychin
03-01-2013, 08:46 AM
Whoop whoop! Well done for not quitting on yourself. It's not about getting to goal in record time. It's about making healthier lifestyle changes that you will be able to maintain for life.
You rock!

2feelbetter
03-01-2013, 10:04 AM
Wow you look great. How did you do it. I wish everyone would do those mini bios that tell how they lost the weight I LOVE READING THOSE.

KantuKat
03-01-2013, 11:16 AM
Congratulations!! I really needed this kind of motivation today. You rock.
http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/bar-leopard/cartoonapple01/lb/230/140/183/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/)

VYork88
03-01-2013, 01:08 PM
Thanks y'all! 2feelbetter, in all honesty I stopped eating too many calories. When I say that I have tried everything I mean it!

It all came down to eating 1200 calories and once I started doing that, the weight just fell off. I REALLY REALLY REALLY need to tone my arms and stomach. (had a c-section in 2009) and miss my flat youthful stomach. I'm kind of at a loss how to tone though. I didn't really work out until recently, and what I've been doing are the youtube videos of Jillian Michael's 30 day shred. It has worked wonders.

A little secret I have that "tricked" my body into losing weight more rapidly was this : 5 days out of the week I eat 1200 calories. The other two days I eat 2000 calories. So, Sunday to Tuesday I have 1200, on Wednesday 2000, then Friday 1200, and Saturday 2000. It has helped the weight literally melt off.

At first I was weighing myself each day, but have now cut it down to once every few days. Hope this helps. . . . I tend to ramble :)

2feelbetter
03-02-2013, 07:26 AM
Thanks y'all! 2feelbetter, in all honesty I stopped eating too many calories. When I say that I have tried everything I mean it!

It all came down to eating 1200 calories and once I started doing that, the weight just fell off. I REALLY REALLY REALLY need to tone my arms and stomach. (had a c-section in 2009) and miss my flat youthful stomach. I'm kind of at a loss how to tone though. I didn't really work out until recently, and what I've been doing are the youtube videos of Jillian Michael's 30 day shred. It has worked wonders.

A little secret I have that "tricked" my body into losing weight more rapidly was this : 5 days out of the week I eat 1200 calories. The other two days I eat 2000 calories. So, Sunday to Tuesday I have 1200, on Wednesday 2000, then Friday 1200, and Saturday 2000. It has helped the weight literally melt off.

At first I was weighing myself each day, but have now cut it down to once every few days. Hope this helps. . . . I tend to ramble :)


It seems that counting calories is the best way. I had started using my fitness pal which is a vreat app. Then I slacked off. Time to get back to it again.

VYork88
03-02-2013, 10:52 AM
It seems that counting calories is the best way. I had started using my fitness pal which is a vreat app. Then I slacked off. Time to get back to it again.

Myfitnesspal is fantastic! It's what I use!! It has been a staple in my weightloss.

firegirl441
03-02-2013, 01:14 PM
You look great VYork88! Keep up the great work and you will reach your goal in no time.