Mini-Goals - I lost 157 pounds and have 22 to go to goal!




kbeth34
11-14-2006, 09:27 AM
Hey Everyone,

I am new to this board and thought I would share my goal and my success.. I changed my life in 2004 when I was diagnosed with a heart condition that caused my weight gain after my 3 boys were born.... I am doing great and have changed my lifestyle and lost 159 pounds.

Check out my before and after photo...

http://www.karenbethphotography.com/dif1.jpg

http://www.karenbethphotography.com/dif2.jpg


tqvirgo
11-14-2006, 09:36 AM
WOWOWOWOWOWOW
Kbeth,
you look fantabuloso!!!!!!!!
How did you do it?
Keep up the great work, you have done a fantastic job!
Tracy

srmb60
11-14-2006, 09:41 AM
I'm so glad you came here. That is fabulous!


DNR
11-14-2006, 09:48 AM
Congratulations on a job well done. You look fabulous.

DNR

kbeth34
11-14-2006, 09:51 AM
Well believe it or not, I am not on any diet plan.. I just eat healthy and choose wisely. I drink alot of water as well.. I eat 4-5 small meals a day, healthy meals.. I dont eat any fast food, no fattning snacks, and I drink about 9 bottles of water a day..

For working out, I workout with a personal trainer 3 days a week, and I do Cardio 4 nights a week.. so I pretty much live at the gym. I workout weights and core with my trainer at 7 am 3 days a week, and then at night I do my 45minutes of cardio.. I keep active at all times.

I have been doing this since 2004 and I have 22 pounds to go till goal. I dont have an ultimate goal really, because that's just a number to me.. I just want to be healthy and fit and there is no number on the scale that can justify if your healthy and fit.. My goal was just to be under 200 pounds, after that I dont want to think about numbers on a scale, I just want to continue the healthy eating and the working out and to get more fit and stay fit.. it's alost easier having that mind frame.... :)

carol2208
11-14-2006, 09:55 AM
Uau !!:)
You´ll get there ! The change is amazing, an inspiration !

Congrats !

toofatforu
11-14-2006, 10:33 AM
OMG you are such an inspiration to me!how did you do it?

linlee
11-14-2006, 10:38 AM
The eyes are the windows to your soul and they speak volumes! Wonderful job. You go girl.

nelie
11-14-2006, 10:49 AM
Congratulations. It is always good to see losers (the good kind) here :)

Chiema
11-14-2006, 11:00 AM
OMG...you look amazing! That is wonderful to have such a wonderful mind set like that. You give us all inspiration!!

ameliaamy
11-14-2006, 11:16 AM
You are amazing! Wow!

beautifulone
11-14-2006, 11:29 AM
Thank you so much for sharing your story and photos! I am inspired by you!

Good luck getting to your goal weight. You have come to a fabulous place - I hope you enjoy it and hope to see you around! ;)

Oh, and of course, :welcome:!!!

KnitALisa
11-14-2006, 11:39 AM
WOW. You must feel amazing!!! You've lost ... like another adult. That is so incredible.

What made you decide to change?

carolr3639
11-14-2006, 11:44 AM
Congratulations!

Inconceivable
11-14-2006, 11:56 AM
I'm speechless - and so proud of you!!! You look beautiful! You were lovely before, and STUNNING now - but more importantly SO healthy. That's awesome!

Poddler
11-14-2006, 12:41 PM
Astounding!
Just what I needed when I am SO discouraged.
Bless your heart for sharing.
Poddler

BellaLucia
11-14-2006, 01:01 PM
I know everyone loses weight at different paces but how long (months) did it take you? You look superb by the way.

kbeth34
11-14-2006, 03:54 PM
Okay.. lets see, to answer some questions....

It took me about 2 years to lose this weight.. one day at a time.. I started doing a little cardio, on top of eating healthy, and then worked my way up to a personal trainer doing Cardio 4 days a week and still eating healthy.

What inspired me to do it is, Went I went into AFIB with my heart, I thought I was never going to see my kids again..... that's all I needed to get myself in the right direction..

I am so glad that I can be an inspiration to ANYONE here... If anyone EVER needs any tips or just wants to chat with me, feel free to e-mail me or go to myspace

http://www.myspace.com/karenbeth33

toofatforu
11-14-2006, 04:12 PM
yes a medical scare like that can motivate oneself. i had a bout with cancer which got me started on this journey. i thought hey if i can beat cancer i can beat this weight loss battle too. i hope you hear from you alot you truly do inspire me to keep on working at it1

phantastica
11-14-2006, 04:15 PM
:wel3fc:

And crikey! Great job!! You look fab.

lilybelle
11-14-2006, 04:36 PM
You look fantastic. Thanks for sharing with us.

KnitALisa
11-14-2006, 06:03 PM
i thought hey if i can beat cancer i can beat this weight loss battle too
If you beat cancer, you can beat ANYTHING.

And I'm a bit of a medical dummy; what is AFIB? Is it like a heart attack?

Liliann
11-14-2006, 06:10 PM
Wow!! Looking good!! Amazing progress!! Thank you for sharing.

Michelle
11-14-2006, 06:47 PM
:welcome2: Thanks so much for sharing your story, pictures and total success with all of us! WOW, what an amazing change from the beginning to current pictures, you are SO beautiful!!!;) :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :hug:

drake3272004
11-14-2006, 06:50 PM
WOW! You look GREAT! Thank you for sharing!

toofatforu
11-14-2006, 07:11 PM
yes AFIB i think is like a heart attack

boaterswife
11-14-2006, 07:22 PM
unbelievable transformation....you look like a different person....way to go!

kbeth34
11-14-2006, 10:02 PM
Atrial fibrillation/flutter is a heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia). It usually involves a rapid heart rate, in which the upper heart chambers (atria) are stimulated to contract in a very disorganized and abnormal manner

So bascially when I was brought into the hospital in AFIB, my heart rate was 210.. normal is about 90... it took 9 hours for my heart to convert back to normal sinus Rhythm.. while in AFIB I had to be on IV Blood thinners .. if I did not go back into Sinus Rhythm on my own, they would have shocked me with the paddles to put me back into normal... Thank God it went back into normal on it's own... They call my condition LONE AFIB.. I am much healthier now, doing great....

Thanks everyone!

Nicklewise
11-15-2006, 07:15 PM
Way to go kbeth, we all know here that it is not always easy to keep up the determination. Good for you, you look faboulous!

Marianna
11-15-2006, 07:45 PM
Congratulations.. you look awesome and more improtantly you sound really happy :)

CrystalG
11-15-2006, 08:43 PM
Beth, that is awesome!! You are an inspiration, girl! You'll reach your goal for sure! Thanks so much for sharing your story with us.

Crystal

House_of_Mirth
11-15-2006, 09:30 PM
wow you completely changed your face. Your eyes are STUNNING in the second pic!! congratulations!

crazynette826
11-15-2006, 09:53 PM
Wow! You look amazing! Thanks for sharing!!

sugarbaby269
11-15-2006, 10:20 PM
Wowzers! You look absolutely awesome! You must be so proud of yourself! :cheer: What an accomplishment. Well done!

ogibson
11-15-2006, 10:42 PM
Girl you look awesome great job...........

love1384
11-15-2006, 11:26 PM
Beautiful ... Congrats you will be at your goal in due time. You look great

BellaLucia
11-15-2006, 11:26 PM
Thanks for willing to take the time out to talk to us about your achievement. I really appreciate it. See u on myspace tommorrow.

BOUNCY
11-17-2006, 09:03 PM
Well believe it or not, I am not on any diet plan.. I just eat healthy and choose wisely. I drink alot of water as well.. I eat 4-5 small meals a day, healthy meals.. I dont eat any fast food, no fattning snacks, and I drink about 9 bottles of water a day..

For working out, I workout with a personal trainer 3 days a week, and I do Cardio 4 nights a week.. so I pretty much live at the gym. I workout weights and core with my trainer at 7 am 3 days a week, and then at night I do my 45minutes of cardio.. I keep active at all times.

I have been doing this since 2004 and I have 22 pounds to go till goal. I dont have an ultimate goal really, because that's just a number to me.. I just want to be healthy and fit and there is no number on the scale that can justify if your healthy and fit.. My goal was just to be under 200 pounds, after that I dont want to think about numbers on a scale, I just want to continue the healthy eating and the working out and to get more fit and stay fit.. it's alost easier having that mind frame.... :)


You look fantastic!! and you have the right attitude to be sucessful and
keep it off!! You go girl!! you are awsome!!

Misti in Seattle
11-19-2006, 09:52 AM
WOW! ===mouth hanging open in shock=== I can't believe the two photos are the same person! You look absolutely fantastic... gorgeous hair too! Congratulations!!!! :woohoo: :cheer:

mammasita
11-19-2006, 11:55 AM
HOLY GUACAMOLE!!!! you look GREAT! Inspirational, truly.

sli
11-20-2006, 09:41 AM
You look amazing!
Congratulations!!!