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Secret Swan
01-19-2014, 04:49 PM
Well, I weighed in this morning at 134.5, which is just below my goal on here. My secret goal was actually 130, but I also got my body fat percentage measured with calipers today, and it came out at 18.1. I had decided to aim for 22-24%, so I'm going to listen to the people around me and decide I have lost enough weight for now. I can always lose five more pounds in a few months if I decide to do that. So......GOAL!!!! From size 14 jeans to size 4 or 6 jeans! I can run three miles in under 30 minutes! I can do all kinds of things! It's time to celebrate!

01-19-2014, 05:14 PM
That.Is. AWESOME!!! :cp::dancer: Watch out for Secret Swan!


01-19-2014, 10:06 PM
Awesome work!!!

01-19-2014, 10:43 PM
Congrats! :)

01-19-2014, 11:52 PM
That is wonderful! Congrats!

01-20-2014, 12:11 AM
Good job! Congrats

01-20-2014, 01:10 PM
Congratulations! Isn't it wonderful to not only be lighter, but be able to do more and feel better?

01-20-2014, 01:27 PM
Congratulations! good job!

01-20-2014, 08:24 PM
What a fabulous result. I'm impressed.

I like the idea of stabilising your weight for a while. Going down really low too fast will cause a rebound. What happens is that your body starts to rebel and sets off the hungry hormones. You can develop a ravenous appetite which you can't ignore and pretty soon you are back where you started from. So stabilise your weight here for a while. And when you start reducing again, do it slowly. And if possible small stages at a time, stabilising each new low weight for a period of time before going down further. I think you have to retrain how your body thinks of itself for the want of better words.

I have noticed this sort of scenario in myself but i have also read about it in an extended article which collected scientific research on weightloss and why people failed and why those who did succeeded. I wish i could find the article for you.

But for now treasure your achievement.

01-20-2014, 08:46 PM
Congratulations! That's wonderful!

01-20-2014, 10:16 PM
Congrats, nice work!

01-21-2014, 12:36 AM
Wow! I'm impressed. I started at around the same weight, and I'd be happy to hit 134.5. Thanks for showing me that it can be done!

Mrs Snark
01-21-2014, 04:48 PM

01-22-2014, 10:33 AM
OMG, amazing!! What a wonderful story to start off the year. My goal is also around 130-135, so you are keeping me motivated.

How long was the journey? When did you lose the most weight? Very interested :)

01-22-2014, 11:05 AM
Yay, congrats! Well done! This is very motivating to me because your start and goal weights are so similar.

01-22-2014, 11:07 AM
Great Job!

Secret Swan
01-22-2014, 11:31 AM
OMG, amazing!! What a wonderful story to start off the year. My goal is also around 130-135, so you are keeping me motivated.

How long was the journey? When did you lose the most weight? Very interested :)

Thanks! It has been just under six months, so I lost about 10 pounds per month. It was a little faster for the first couple of months and a little slower for the last couple of months, because of course my calorie deficit was not as big. I did it by counting calories and aiming for roughly 1200 per day, but I have tried to consider anything up to 1400 okay. I followed my plan throughout the holiday party season, but ate whatever I wanted on Thanksgiving and while home for Christmas. I ate more in response to exercise. Although I probably should have been better about eating back exercise calories, and in the last few months I became much stricter about not going much over 1200 calories.

Now I'm slowly adding more calories and hoping I can figure out how to maintain the loss! I think I am going to try and train for the half marathon I did last year (fat girls can run too!) and see if I can improve my performance. Having something new to aim for seems less unsettling than just trying to keep things the same.

01-22-2014, 08:55 PM
Congrats! What an inspiration!

01-23-2014, 08:30 AM
Wow congratulations!! What an exciting wonderful achievement!! Just remember to love your body today - and continue making new goals and plans so you stay challenged!! :)

01-23-2014, 09:20 AM
NICE! =D That's so inspirational. :yes: Get your celebration on!

01-25-2014, 02:22 AM
That's a great loss for 6 months! Stories like these honestly keep me so motivated, to when I can make a post like this and inspire others. Also what a wonderful outlook to keep creating and going for goals, sounds like you already know what you should do to maintain and continue your happy journey!

02-01-2014, 05:30 AM
congrats!! that is amazing progress!

02-06-2014, 03:15 PM

02-25-2014, 10:27 AM
Amazing work! Congratulations!!!!

02-25-2014, 12:33 PM
GREAT! You've earned it!!!!!! Best of luck in maintenance!!!

02-25-2014, 07:07 PM
Congratulations! :)

Do you mind posting some pics? I get it if you don't, I just find before and after pics super inspirational!

03-01-2014, 03:35 PM
Congratulations! :)

03-01-2014, 03:51 PM
Congrats!!!! You are basically where I want to be, and it's so uplifting to see someone get there. It's motivation for me~ ^^ Great job, and awesome about your mile time. I am hoping to improve mine too!!!

03-01-2014, 04:04 PM
Congratulations! Fantastic job on the running too! :carrot:

03-01-2014, 06:46 PM

03-01-2014, 06:59 PM
That's fantastic, you should be so proud of yourself! :)

03-02-2014, 03:08 PM
Congrats!! Good job!