Goal Photo Album - People Magazine 1/2 their size issue...




Charles78
11-17-2006, 10:44 AM
Hi everyone.

Well - I feel like Alice when she fell down the rabbit hole into wonderland. I was contacted by People Magazine to be in their 1/2 their size issue coming out this January. I am in Miami, FL and have just finished the photo shoot. So many people helped me on my journey - I wanted to share the pictures I took while here on the photo shoot.

http://picasaweb.google.com/cfscott

I even got to keep the clothes. :) How cool is that. I saw a guy in the Houston Chronicle about 3 years ago that had lost 175 pounds and that made me think that maybe I could do it too without surgery. It has been an incredible journey of self discovery that I would not trade for all the world. I think we have to go through things in life to appreciate and have gratitude for what blessings that we do receive. I hope that I can help others escape morbid obesity.

I wish everyone the very best!

Charles


Mom4kids
11-17-2006, 11:06 AM
Congratulations, that is fantastic!! I will be looking forward to that issue!

carolr3639
11-17-2006, 11:11 AM
That's a lot of pictures. Too bad there weren't captions! Congratulations.


smoochie3
11-17-2006, 11:16 AM
omg, that is so cool. Congrats!

junebug41
11-17-2006, 11:36 AM
How great is that? Can't wait fo rthe issue! Way to go!

Vilandra485
11-17-2006, 11:47 AM
Wow, that's awesome! I love that issue, I get it every year. I would love to be a part of something like that when I'm at goal. :) Congrats!

Melissa

carolr3639
11-17-2006, 12:14 PM
After reading your story I have a couple questions. Did you ever write a book? Did you get the skin surgery? Are you helping others lose weight full time? Your story is so inspiring.

healthytoad
11-17-2006, 12:38 PM
What a wonderful experience for you! you must be so excited :)

KnitALisa
11-17-2006, 01:36 PM
That's so awesome!! Can't wait for the issue to come out; I'll be posting the article in my workout area along with my "skinny" jean skirt for a little extra inspriration and visual motivation! Thanks for letting us know!

rockinrobin
11-17-2006, 02:25 PM
Wow! That is so exciting. You must have had a blast. What a wonderful reward for all of your hard work. I can't wait to see the issue.

Nicklewise
11-17-2006, 02:50 PM
Wow Charles, thanks for always giving that extra "we can do it" attitude, when I see your post an so many like you here on 3FC still here giving us all encourgment it makes me so happy I found this place!

Luisa7
11-17-2006, 03:01 PM
Congratulations!!!! you are such an inspiration to me!

crazynette826
11-17-2006, 03:08 PM
That is so cool!!!! I can't wait to get that issue!! You are such an inspiration! I'm glad you're getting the recognition that you deserve! You are awesome!!

lilybelle
11-17-2006, 03:35 PM
Charles, that is awesome. You sooooo deserve it. Congratulations. I look forward to seeing this magazine issue. WTG.

Glory87
11-17-2006, 05:42 PM
That's great, when is that issue out? You look great, so glad you got to keep the hot clothes!

Michelle
11-17-2006, 08:09 PM
CHARLES...You look so good, just absolutely amazing! I'm definitely going to be getting this issue of People. You're such an inspiration to me over and over again!!!;) :hug:

sportmom
11-17-2006, 08:30 PM
Congratulations!! It must have seemed surreal! But how cool to meet other people with the same accomplishment as you and get all that star treatment!! You looked like you had a great time!

Libby1972
11-17-2006, 09:16 PM
A real celebrity in our midst! Congrats. You've worked so hard and SOOOO deserve this.

I will be looking forward to January.

BellaLucia
11-17-2006, 10:44 PM
Congratulations, 3fatchicks has a budding celeb, lol.

Jasmine31
11-17-2006, 11:26 PM
Charles congrats! You deserve it! I also think it is great for mags to focus on the people that do lose it without resorting to w/l surgery. I am not saying surgery isn't the right choice for some but that people can look beyond the high numbers and be inspired to give it their best shot!

Trophy Wife
11-18-2006, 10:05 AM
Charles! That's so wonderful. Congratulations! I hope you enjoyed every minute of it. You certainly deserve it.

I'm definitely buying the issue. I'll tell my husband "Look! I know him!"

Way to go!
Melanie M.

Chanty1483
11-18-2006, 03:14 PM
Charles, congratulations on such a great accomplishment! I've followed your posts for quite some time and I am so happy for you.

Can't wait to get my hands on that issue of People.

sli
11-20-2006, 09:31 AM
Congratulations! Thats wonderful!!!!

1fatchica02
09-03-2007, 01:41 PM
Hi Charlies I just stumbled upon this post and I have seen that issue of people and I didnt know that was you. You are inspiring and I remember I read every single page of that article and was very struck by all of the great accomplishments. Thank you for being one of them.
Nicolette

Charles78
09-03-2007, 03:23 PM
Hi Charlies I just stumbled upon this post and I have seen that issue of people and I didnt know that was you. You are inspiring and I remember I read every single page of that article and was very struck by all of the great accomplishments. Thank you for being one of them.
Nicolette


Hi there,

Thank you for the super kind words. I am about 12 pounds less than my weight during the photo shoot and have been maintaining for a good while.

I sure do wish you the very best. If I can ever help - let me know.

Katalicious
03-10-2008, 06:02 PM
how wonderful:)

JenJen76
05-07-2008, 06:53 AM
thats amazing