Mini-Goals - 87.5 Pounds Down, 87.5 Pounds to Go!!

08-20-2013, 07:17 PM
I just thought I'd introduce myself with where I am at right now. My name is Kyra. I am 23 years old and have dealt with obesity my entire life. My inspiration to "get it together" was the birth of my son in August of last year. Though I had become accustomed to my size, throwing away dreams of ever truly loving myself and the way I looked - his birth really served as a wake up call. I had delivered a perfectly healthy boy. But having maxed out at 350 pounds, I not only had put myself in danger but that of the life of my child. No piece of cake was worth that to me.

And then it slowly dawned on me - why did I think I was "stuck" this was forever? I was always healthy despite my weight and counted my blessings that I didn't have any debilitating disease or disorder. And then the guilt set in that only I was to blame for this. Only I had ever held myself back.

On December 3rd of 2012 (8 1/2 months ago) - I began eating differently. I had to find a "diet" that suited my love of good food. Long story short, I follow a blend of Atkins & The Primal Blueprint. In those 8 1/2 months, I have lost 87.5 pounds. An average of about 10 pounds a month! And I haven't even started thinking about exercise yet!! It wasn't easy, and it didnt seem quick in the day-to-day, but looking back, I am quite impressed with myself.

But now is when the going gets tough and I am going to need support - hence why I am reaching out to you all. I don't want to go at the second half of this journey alone. Friends are welcome!!

December 3rd, 2012 - 350 pounds
August 13th, 2013 - 262.5

08-20-2013, 07:46 PM
Good job so far! That's quite a feat!

08-20-2013, 07:52 PM
Wow, Amazing!!! Way to go! You have come to the right place for support. There's all sorts of threads to join in don't be shy and jump on in there!!! Looking forward to seeing more great losses from you!:cheer:

08-20-2013, 07:56 PM
Congratulations on the MAJOR victories so far. You are doing a great job!

08-20-2013, 08:15 PM
You are doing great! Your progress is inspirational.


08-20-2013, 08:26 PM
Congrats on being half way there! You're doing great! Can't wait to get to know you more here on the boards.

08-20-2013, 08:44 PM

That is pretty amazing, good job! Also :welcome2: to the board. Lots of wonderful, supportive ladies and gentlemen on the boards!

Also, congratulations on your baby. Having a child, is truly a blessing.

08-20-2013, 09:21 PM
Wooo, congratulations! You've done such an awesome job so far, thank you for sharing with us!

08-20-2013, 10:52 PM
Congrats all the way around. WOOT WOOT!

08-21-2013, 10:54 AM
wow! Awesome! Thank you for the inspiration!!!

08-21-2013, 11:01 AM
Great job!! Keep it up.

08-21-2013, 11:04 AM
:bravo: You look fantastic!

Mrs Snark
08-21-2013, 12:37 PM
Fantastic! I bet you feel as good as you look, too! Congratulations!

08-21-2013, 01:09 PM
Amazing job so far!!! You look great too!

08-21-2013, 04:56 PM
Congrats on your baby boy and congrats on your weight loss successes!!!!

08-21-2013, 09:47 PM
Great Job!!

08-21-2013, 11:27 PM
Thank you all so much! You all inspire me so I'm just doing my part to return the favor. Hopefully by next June I'll have met my goal weight of 175. Wish me luck!

08-21-2013, 11:39 PM
wow that's amazing, a real inspiration

08-22-2013, 02:32 AM
Wow! Okay, couple look GORGEOUS! Congratulations on all your hard work! You and I started our weight loss journeys pretty much the same exact day! :) Thank you for sharing, your progress is very inspiring!

PS I have a sister names Kyra and you're the only other Kyra I've heard of. :)