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ReillyJ
03-28-2013, 10:10 PM
Well i think i've been there for a few months but had to accept the loose, saggy skin as part of goal!

Lost roughly 100 lbs although did it without a scale until just recently, just basically went by clothing size.

I'm almost 51 and have CFS/Fibro so hopefully it's an encouragement to those in that age group and those with disabilities :) i started in June 2011 at probably around 260 and weighed in at 172 at a neighbors house around i guess August of 2012 and had been at that weight probably for a few months i'm guessing. Cleaned her house around November and weighed in around the same. She moved and i confiscated her scale about 3 weeks ago and was surprised that i weighed about 160 :) And of course i'm at the size i was when i was in my 20's (which is a small size 12 although my dimensions are sure different! Flatter butt and much bigger stomach!!).

I did it by basically finding out the calorie count of foods and trying in the beginning to keep everything around 1,300. i have since long stopped calorie counting but eat roughly the same things every day (healthy and low calorie and relatively lower carb) but Fridays is a free for all. For some reason i am able in maintenance to eat probably 4,000 calories and then i immediately reign it in for the rest of the week and i STILL lost those last 12 lbs that way. I try to exercise daily with cardio and also a bit of free weights but i'm not able to do lots of it because of my CFS but i certainly do what i can!

The most frustrating thing is the loose saggy abdomen and everywhere else is slim and also i'll post a face pic as i have lamented many times on the board how i am kind of shocked at how my face has changed and it's taking a LOT to get used to it, it's kind of scary to me how slim it is and how i'm grappling with it (and aging) but i'm keeping everything real here.

I started taking pics when i had already lost a size, sorry i don't have any good one's of me how i really looked at my heaviest.

(sorry for all the MASSIVE pics, ugh!! )
http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa388/ReillyJ/DSCN1531.jpg

http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa388/ReillyJ/DSCN1707.jpg
http://s1195.photobucket.com/user/ReillyJ/media/DSCN1517.jpg.html?sort=3&o=19
http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa388/ReillyJ/DSCN1530.jpg

this was probably 15 or so lbs before goal of 160
http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa388/ReillyJ/DSCN3689.jpg
http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa388/ReillyJ/DSCN3687.jpg
Goal:
http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa388/ReillyJ/DSCN5920.jpg
http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa388/ReillyJ/DSCN5616.jpg
http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa388/ReillyJ/DSCN5926.jpg
http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa388/ReillyJ/DSCN5924.jpg

and here's what i mean about how lean my face has become, trying HARD to get used to it :\
http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa388/ReillyJ/DSCN5941.jpg


IAmTheGlue
03-28-2013, 10:25 PM
Congratulations! You look amazing!!

elvislover324
03-28-2013, 10:47 PM
Gorgeous!! Congrats!


L J
03-28-2013, 11:22 PM
You look fantastic! Congratulations!!! And that has to be a typo - no way you are 51.

olehcat
03-28-2013, 11:39 PM
wow, you look great! 51??? You seriously look like you're in your 20s!

Jez
03-28-2013, 11:43 PM
Congrats!!!

MablesGirl
03-29-2013, 12:01 AM
there is no way you are 51! Congratulations on your weight loss, you look beautiful!

Ishbel
03-29-2013, 12:21 AM
Way to go!!!! You look GREAT!!!!

epicskyline
03-29-2013, 01:19 AM
You look absolutely incredible! Great job! I can't believe you did it without a scale!

better health3
03-29-2013, 01:31 AM
You are beautiful in the both the before and after! You just look much healthier now. Thanks for being a role model for the 50+. I hope this is the best decade of your life.

Roo2
03-29-2013, 01:59 AM
You look Great :D congratulations on your success ,you deserve to be soo proud of yourself!:D

Great job,Roo2:carrot::carrot::carrot

Mozzy
03-29-2013, 02:27 AM
there is no way you are 51!!!! You look like someone in their 20s
Congratulations on your weight loss!

lindalee9
03-29-2013, 02:33 AM
Do you mean you are 5'1" because there is no way you are 51! You look amazing! I think your face is beautiful!

Sunday115
03-29-2013, 02:34 AM
You are and always were GORGEOUS. I cannot believe your age. I refuse lol

Misti in Seattle
03-29-2013, 08:19 AM
You look super! :woohoo:

Mara
03-29-2013, 10:05 AM
Way to go!!!

nitrus29
03-29-2013, 10:54 AM
WOW !! What I would give to look like you at 51 !!! You are absolutely gorgeous !! Good Work !!!!

KatMarie
03-29-2013, 12:35 PM
You look like you're in your 20's! You look amazing...congrats

ReillyJ
03-29-2013, 03:05 PM
Wow, thank you everyone, i didn't expect the lovely comments and they made my day. i just wanted to participate on the Goal thread on this board as i really love this forum and it has helped me so much.

Weight loss has it's unexpected challenges that i would have never known or have been able to talk about had it not been for this forum.
Thanks for making me feel welcome :)

Zeke
03-30-2013, 08:48 AM
WOW - you look amazing!
So beautiful too - in your last pic you look like a particulary stunning Kylie Minogue!
Congratulations!

1987
03-30-2013, 07:36 PM
50?! Wowzers. I hope I look that good when I'm 50.

Congrats, you look amazing!!

Vex
03-30-2013, 10:26 PM
You look fantastic. Your face also looks great! We're so critical of ourselves sometimes, but it really does look good.

I'm with the group too, there's no way you look 51.

Agalinfl
03-30-2013, 10:30 PM
Congratulations!

Megan33
03-31-2013, 01:03 AM
Holy crap, girl! You're almost 51?!?!?!?? YOU LOOK DAMN FINE!!!!
Congrats and good job!

-Megan

WLGirl1
03-31-2013, 04:14 PM
51? Holy Crap!! That's amazing!!! You've done so well!!! Congrats!!!!

bubblybarrister
03-31-2013, 05:53 PM
You look fabulous!!! You are absolutely beautiful and should feel so proud of yourself!

hhm6
04-01-2013, 01:07 AM
OMG you look amazzing!!!!! Seriously reading this post brightened up my day! You are beautiful!! and you look so young!! I would have guessed 30s max! Congrats on meeting your goal!!

penmage
04-01-2013, 01:39 AM
No way you're almost 51. 31? Mayyybe. I hope I look as good as you when I'm 30, let alone 50.

You look phenomenal! Congratulations on your success!!

blueice10
04-02-2013, 08:15 PM
I'm with everyone else you look a max of 30! Wow! I turned 40 a few months ago and look 20 years older than you! Whatever you are doing to look so young keep doing it again Wow! And awesome job on the weight loss! You are such an inspiration to me!
Congratulations!:carrot:

Lillismom
04-03-2013, 03:20 PM
You look DAMN good for being 51! I would have never guessed that as your age. 30 yes, 50...Nope!

Great work!

aasshhlleeyy
04-09-2013, 03:25 PM
You look amazing!! And I agree with everyone else... I can't believe you are 51. I would say 28

Borgie
04-09-2013, 05:24 PM
51? No way! Nice work!!

AllyG47
04-11-2013, 04:10 AM
You look HOT!! Amazing! We're the same height and if I look that good when I get to 160 then I will be really happy. Thank you so much for the motivation and congrats on reaching your goal!

jessicado22
04-16-2013, 07:45 PM
WOW! You look great! And, um 51? Are you sure? In all your pics you appear to be 20/30's! Amazing!

ReillyJ
04-16-2013, 07:45 PM
WOW! You look great! And, um 51? Are you sure? In all your pics you appear to be 20/30's! Amazing!


LOL, yes and most of the time i feel it but thank you all so much.
In real life i look older, pics really don't tell the entire story, i think most peg me at very late 30's early 40's, i don't know.

But i very much appreciate the kudos, i've worked hard at reaching goal and am grateful for all the compliments :)

VioletDolphin83
04-16-2013, 07:48 PM
Wow! You look amazing! Congrats! Definitely an inspiration :)

the shiv
04-16-2013, 09:46 PM
Uh, wtf, how are you 51?! You look awesome! Congrats on all your hard work! I have a family member with CFS so know how hard it can be, so even more congrats :D Hope maintenance treats you well :)

Thedollylala
04-16-2013, 10:13 PM
You look fantastic! Congratulations!!! And that has to be a typo - no way you are 51.


I was about to say the same thing!!