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07-20-2006, 10:12 AM
:carrot: I know I am not always an active participant on this site but I do chime in when I can.

The reason I am writing today is to share my good new!!!! I FINALLY DID IT!! I made it to my goal... 52 lbs later. It took me 1 year 1 mth and 19 days.... but I know I am a better person for it!!!

I hope that I inspire someone else on this website to let you know that it does not matter how long it takes you to do it... YOU CAN DO IT!!! it took you awhile to put the weight on and it will take you awhile to take it off.

I am very proud of myself and wanted to share my great news...:carrot:

Now the next challenge keeping it off :-) :-) :-)

Thank you all for your inspiration along the way when I needed it most!


Repo girl
07-20-2006, 10:16 AM
Wow Shari, good for you!!!!

07-20-2006, 10:17 AM
Thank you Katie.... now I need to get a new picture of me on here... but I don't know how. :-)

07-20-2006, 10:18 AM
Congrats on all of your hard work and discipline!

07-20-2006, 10:22 AM
Shari--congratulations!! You are an inspiration! 52 pounds is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

07-20-2006, 10:26 AM
Woohooo!!!!! WTG CHICKIE!!!!!!!

Another One Bites The Dust!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh wait maybe that isnt the appropriate song for this lol

07-20-2006, 10:39 AM
thanks Leann, Britt and midwife... it is a WONDERFUL feeling to finally hit that goal number!!!! What a feeling... isn't that a song??!!! anway... I will not bit the dust Britt!! I will be on here to keep going ... I think i want a cushion of like 10lbs so I can have some fun once in awhile.

I think the biggest thing is I will see my friend in September and she has not seen me since May 05.. she is going to flip out!!!

Thanks again ladies it truly is a glorious day!!!! You all keep up the great work!!!

07-20-2006, 11:17 AM
Wow....Shari! That's awesome! Congratulations on reaching your goal. Good luck on maintainance. I know what you mean about "cushion." 10 lbs is good cushion weight to have fun with. I'm happy for you!!

07-20-2006, 11:24 AM
Sskinney - Congratulation!!!:carrot:
Way to go.

I am on my last 3lbs to go.....but they are taking longer than the 1st 40lbs - so I commend you on your success!


07-20-2006, 11:33 AM
Congratulations, Shari!!!!! You are an inspiration to as all!!!! :carrot: :bravo: :cp:

sznn, you are SOOOOO close!!! I can't wait until we can celebrate with you too!!!!!

07-20-2006, 11:36 AM
Congrats. Its nice to see when the ticker says "you've met your goal" or in your case "0 lb to go".

Goodluck with stablization & maintenance.

07-20-2006, 11:39 AM
Congratulations, that's really good news, and yes, inspiration for us too!!
That's a significant amt of weight you've lost so yeah it would be fun to see your friend's face!! haha

07-20-2006, 12:23 PM
Shari - congrats on reaching goal. And you are right, the weight didn't come on over night; so be it if it takes a while to get off. In reality, I think a pound a week is more the norm for some of us vs the 2 pounds a week LAWL says we can do. Good luck with can do it and I know there are great sites on 3FC for maintenance folks.
As far as your picture - I can't believe the one posted is not current. You look great in that picture so I can't image what you look like less 52 lbs! I'm not sure how others change their picture avatar, but if you go to "User CP", then "Edit Avatar", then "Use Custom Avatar" you should be able to upload a current picture from your computer. I think there are other ways, but this is how I do it.

07-20-2006, 12:43 PM
debbie24, abbeycat36, winkie03, green0923 and SZNN ... thank you for your kind words and support!!!!!!

sznn... I know what you mean about the last 3 lbs.... i was in your boat 2 days ago... this was my last paid week and I was determined to do it this week so I did Take Off with egg whites... and that was the key for me... i lose 5-6 lbs whenever i do the egg whites... and TA DA it worked!!!!!

07-20-2006, 12:45 PM
Joni thank you for the tip on the avatar.. I will have to try that... my current avatar was from about 4 yrs ago when my twins were born... and i actually was at a decent weight... but now i weigh what i weighed when i got married... yeah!!! i think i will try my dress on :-) how fun!

07-20-2006, 01:08 PM
ohhh take a pic of that lol

07-20-2006, 08:41 PM
Shari, what great news! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :-D

You ARE an inspiration! It's good to know that it's possible to stick it out and reach the goal! Way to go, girl!!!

07-20-2006, 10:39 PM
Congratulations! It's such an inspiration to see people meeting their goal! Great work!!!!!!

07-21-2006, 09:37 AM
Hi Cafe Americain and slowlyshrinking...

THANK YOU... for your words of support and enthusiasim!
I will say it has been a long road and along the way I have learned alot. Like I have learned "Life Happens" holidays, parties and how to make better choices and also... how to get back on track when I have FALLEN off!!!!!

so good luck to everyone on the journey... I wish you all many lbs lost!!!! I will be on this amazing site... I guess I will just have to look into the maintenance portion. I think I am considering trying to lose another 10 lbs for when I have a carb craving at the local italian restaurant ... tee hee. :-)