Mini-Goals - I stuck with it for one year! Progress pictures!

08-06-2013, 01:40 PM
August 1 marked one year since I actively started to work at losing weight. I have never before stuck with any plan for a week, never mind a year. I've lost a lot of weight. But I still have nearly 200 pounds to go.

The biggest marker of my progress was my vacation this year (or, rather, one of them - I've been blessed to see more of the world this year than I've ever had the chance to). Last year I was so swollen from driving I couldn't walk when I got out of the truck. I couldn't keep up with my friends or do the obstacle courses with them. I was fat, hot and tired all the time. This year, I had no aches, pains or swelling. I walked everywhere, and I kept up.

I'm nowhere near done. But I'm officially kicking off year two, and seeing how far I can get!!

The link below contains some progress photos. It's amazing how different you can look in the same shirt!

08-06-2013, 01:50 PM
Wow!! You are really coming along! And yeah, you have a ways to go still but you can just see how much effort you've put in already, and that is awesome! I am very impressed, and good luck as you continue onwards! :D

08-06-2013, 01:52 PM
That is amazing!!! YOU ARE AMAZING!!! Way to stick with it and a picture says a thousand words. Keep up the good work, it is definitely paying off... and I bet you this next year will bring even more good health and happiness your way!:cp::bravo::cp:

08-06-2013, 01:53 PM
That's brilliant progress - what a difference! Thanks for sharing - those photos are very motivating :)
Good luck.

08-06-2013, 02:04 PM
Fantastic job!!!!

08-06-2013, 02:26 PM
That is a huge difference! Really inspiring :)

08-06-2013, 02:31 PM
Wow, phenomenal progress! :carrot:

08-06-2013, 02:44 PM
Sticking with it for a year is a huge accomplishment! You should be very proud of yourself. Good job!

08-06-2013, 05:20 PM
You are doing an amazing job! Keep up the great work :)

08-06-2013, 05:27 PM

08-06-2013, 05:52 PM
Your progress and mindset over the last year have been really inspirational to me. Congratulations for sticking with it for a year, and for how far you have come. You are doing great!!

08-08-2013, 07:25 PM
Sticking with anything for a year is a great accomplishment. It will only get easier now that you have changed so much!

08-08-2013, 07:42 PM
Great "stick-to-it-ive-ness!" :cheer:

And you have the results to show for it. WTG!


08-08-2013, 08:43 PM
Woohoo!! Congrats!!! Great job! awesome pics!!!!

08-08-2013, 09:13 PM
So proud of you, and look at how much tinier you are!

Secret Swan
08-08-2013, 10:12 PM
That's amazing! Good for you. So, if I can ask, what has helped you stick to your plan? What's the biggest challenge?

08-08-2013, 10:17 PM
Wow! Great job :)

08-08-2013, 10:49 PM
Amazing progress! Good job! :)

08-09-2013, 11:34 AM
Well done for sticking with it and getting to where you are! Looking forward to seeing more progress pictures in the future! :) :bravo:

08-09-2013, 01:39 PM
Woah, you've lost so much! You look more youthful and im glad you felt good on your vacation. All your hard work and good habots are paying off. I know you'll keep it up because it takes so much willpower and disciplin to get where you are now.

08-09-2013, 02:44 PM
WOW! Over 100lbs in a year. Fantastic job. You are a lot smaller compared to last year. Do it again. Well done you. I hopeIi have the same success. You are inspirational.

08-09-2013, 03:07 PM
Woot, woot and WOOT! Congrats! You are amazing!

08-09-2013, 06:52 PM
That's amazing! Good for you. So, if I can ask, what has helped you stick to your plan? What's the biggest challenge?

The biggest challenge is that in the beginning especially, I was soooo restrictive with what I ate that any and all social excursions threw me off plan, so it was really hard to find balance between not cheating every weekend, but also not turning down my social life so that I could keep losing.

I'm not going to lie, I had very rapid results at the beginning that kept me going through the early shaky days. Now I weigh every day and I mentally "shop ahead" for clothes, dresses for events etc to keep me motivated to get a size or two down.

Thanks for your kind words everyone! Each and everyone of you helped me get here!

08-09-2013, 07:25 PM
Well done in sticking to it for a year!! You are looking fab!

08-11-2013, 12:39 PM
Jane, what a great year this has been for you in so many ways. And it's been through changes that you made! So glad you are feeling great about how this year has gone as you're one of the people that help me stay (get back on!) this trip.

08-11-2013, 03:33 PM
Super congrats, I'm very proud of you!!!

08-11-2013, 03:38 PM
Great Job!!! Today is my starting day, your post is inspiring just one day at a time, don't give up.

08-11-2013, 06:39 PM
You look fantastic :) Incredible progress!! Thank you for sharing; it's motivating me to dig in for the long haul. I have only been at it for 5 months and I'm already sick of dieting.