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karynlee
11-30-2006, 06:07 PM
http://myweb.cableone.net/theelx4/DaveKleeGalaFull0301.jpg
My husband and me in March of '01. Notice how I'm hiding behind my hubby.

http://myweb.cableone.net/theelx4/DaveKleeGala0301.jpg
I was probably right around 200 lbs (stayed far away from the scale). My dress was an XL.

http://myweb.cableone.net/theelx4/festivaloftreesgaladaveklee1106.jpg
My husband and me on November 28, 2006. My first little black dress!

http://myweb.cableone.net/theelx4/festivaloftreesgalakleedress1106.jpg
I lost the weight in 2002 and have worked at maintaining since then. My new black dress is a 6! I felt really good in it that night - one of those great moments that make all of the struggling worth it! :)


Meg
11-30-2006, 06:10 PM
:cp: You look radiant! And like a completely different person! (ever notice how weight loss just takes the years right off? :D )

Congratulations! :balloons:

PS - your arms and shoulders look awesome!

cbmare
11-30-2006, 06:46 PM
Wow! You are so beautiful! He looks happy to be on your arm in all of them, but I think he seems to have a bit of a different smile in the last one.

:carrot: :bravo: :cb: :dance: :woo:


carolr3639
11-30-2006, 07:16 PM
OK What's your story? Is it on here somewhere?

srmb60
11-30-2006, 07:44 PM
Beautiful! You've done amazing work!

Mel
11-30-2006, 07:46 PM
Karynlee, YOU LOOK FANTASTIC! (nice dress, too!)
:bravo:

hoodj0080
11-30-2006, 07:54 PM
Gorgeous!!!!

rockinrobin
11-30-2006, 08:13 PM
You look FANTASTIC!!! It's funny not only did you get smaller, but your dress got skimpier. Very pretty. You look so happy, as you should be. You have much to be proud of!

KnitALisa
11-30-2006, 08:38 PM
WOW!!!! You literally look YEARS younger!!! And that dress is fab! Awesome job!!

MileHighMama
11-30-2006, 09:30 PM
Stunning. Your husband should be very happy to have you on his arm! It is simply amazing how much younger and radiant you look, not that you were chopped liver before! Congrats!
Pam

karynlee
11-30-2006, 11:55 PM
Hi, Meg!! :wave: Thanks so much!!

You all are so nice! Your words are incredibly wonderful - I really appreciate everything you said. I thought it would be fun to compare my two black dresses. I still have the other one - held onto it for some reason. It's sort of a reminder of a lifestyle I never want to go back to.

Carol, I had to dig a little to find my story. I introduced myself in the maintainer's forum a couple of years ago. It's on page 3 of this thread:
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=34539

Maintenance is a constant evolution (at least for me), so some things have changed a little since I introduced myself here at 3FC. I still weigh every day and plan out my meals every morning. I've been exercising mostly at home lately 5-6 times a week - I still love The Firm, but I've added quite a few other workout DVDs to my collection to keep things interesting and fun. I count calories and use my Fitday software all the time, but I also decided to join Weight Watchers for the accountability. I didn't lose the weight with WW, but I'm finding their program (and weekly weigh-ins) are helpful in my efforts to stay on track.

I'm approaching my 5th year after the "big loss," but I still struggle FER SURE. I tend to gain weight during the holidays and the summer and then spend the rest of the year trying to get back to my maintenance range. It's such a roller coaster sometimes that I have a really hard time calling myself a maintainer. But, the wonderful gals in the maintainer's forum make me feel welcome and the support and information there is pretty awesome. I'm in my range right now and feeling confident and I think visiting that forum regularly has been key for me. :D

Thanks again!

WhitWhit
12-01-2006, 12:36 AM
You look great...sharp and chic! Now that you are so slim, your husband looks bigger. Also, your husband is a man that knows how to dress! Very debonair!

tigerbutter
12-04-2006, 09:04 AM
You look great. I can't wait until I buy my little black dress, lol. You and dh make a great couple. Keep up the excellent maintance. :cheer2:

Jasmine31
12-04-2006, 12:05 PM
You look gorgeous hun! You have alot to be proud of and so does your hubby!! WTG!!

Leenie
12-04-2006, 01:41 PM
HOW COOL IS THAT !!!! You look wonderful :hug:

sugarfreeprincess
12-04-2006, 02:47 PM
You are soooo smokin hott!! WOW!! and might i just add that you looked great at 200 lbs too! Wonderful job hun!!!

futuresurferchick
12-04-2006, 03:37 PM
Wow you look amazing, congratulations!! 5 years maintaining is a huge accomplishment too.

artmaker
12-05-2006, 07:07 AM
You look totally fabulous! So fit and shapely. congratulations on maintaining.....

Susan

Misti in Seattle
12-05-2006, 07:41 AM
WOW! You sure don't need to hide behind anybody NOW!! :woohoo:

karynlee
12-05-2006, 12:52 PM
Your comments and support are so appreciated. Thanks! It's like getting big hugs from really nice people! :)

SKermie17
12-06-2006, 07:51 AM
You look marvelous. :)

love2bthin
12-28-2006, 03:09 PM
WOW! You look absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

Lovestorun
12-28-2006, 03:47 PM
Wow- I just read through your intire story and gosh that sounds just like me.
I am still running it is really a passion now for me. I can actually feel bad the entire day if I do not run.! Maintance is totally a struggle but also totally well worth it. Congrats on everything you look GREAT. :carrot:

Ilene
12-28-2006, 05:50 PM
KarynLee --- I'm so glad to have come across this thread and see your pic... You look amazing!!

LiLLy19
12-28-2006, 09:21 PM
you look absolutely fantastic

bingsbijou
01-11-2007, 05:03 PM
You look beautiful! Thank you for encouraging the rest of us! :carrot:

SD Gal
01-12-2007, 12:20 AM
YOU LOOK AMAZING!!! :hug:

LookingForHope16
01-15-2007, 06:04 AM
Is that even the same person!!!!!!! WOW!!!

You are awesome looking girl!! You look soo much younger!

trappedinfat
01-31-2007, 05:24 PM
WOW! You look like a completely different person!

BridgetJFan
02-01-2007, 12:00 PM
Well done!! BJ

vouge09
02-01-2007, 05:06 PM
your starting weight is where I am now , same height same goal , now I know its possible. What and how did you do it?

Mamato4under5
03-14-2007, 10:58 PM
Beautiful :D

makemeoverrr
03-28-2007, 12:55 AM
You are so pretty!!!!!!! What an inspiration you are. best wishes

jtammy
03-28-2007, 05:51 AM
You look like you just "belong" in that little black dress. So elegant and like you've never had even a hint of a weight problem. Congratulations!!

Scuzin
03-28-2007, 12:50 PM
Wonderful, I can't wait to buy one of my own!

kalbouza
04-02-2007, 06:39 PM
that is great job!

ministerswife
04-16-2007, 09:09 PM
Wow you look great!!!!!!!!!! Congrats on the little black dress.
Dawn

Katalicious
03-10-2008, 05:07 PM
wow

fabulousonadiet
03-18-2008, 11:16 AM
Beautiful!! You look so much younger!!

big twin
03-27-2008, 09:37 PM
I am a newbie to this sight, checking out the pics and you look incredible y ou've achieved one of my goals ...oh to go sleeveless, deliberately. Cool, your amazing. A beautiful couple. Pageant Pretty!!!!!

FlabbyHarry
03-28-2008, 06:50 AM
thta is great you should feel so proud ! =] xxx

esther84813
03-28-2008, 07:06 AM
Congratulations, you look so lovely. :)

TakingBkTheTrumpCard
03-28-2008, 03:24 PM
WOW! Very inspiring!

choices
03-31-2008, 01:10 PM
YOU LOOK FABULOUS! AND YOUR HAIR CUT/STYLE IS REALLY CUTE TOO~TAKE CARE,CHOICES~

SkinnyGina
04-02-2008, 03:00 PM
Congratulations!

jendiet
07-23-2009, 07:43 PM
omg, I want to look that good when I am your age. You are hot! What an inspiration. And your story about the struggles of maintaining is very helpful!

twinmommy
08-14-2009, 04:59 PM
you look great!

marishkaswiss
08-22-2009, 11:14 AM
I am new in here. Have problems with my weight for around 3 years. By looking at all successful pictures the faith in myself slowly is coming back!!!!
You did fantastic work!!! :carrot:I am just amazed!!!!

:bravo:

vixjean
09-12-2009, 11:36 PM
You look great! Love the dress.

Daisyray
09-14-2009, 07:23 AM
Beautiful!!!!

jahjah1223
09-14-2009, 09:08 PM
You look stunning!!

KellyBean88
04-08-2010, 03:37 AM
You looks absolutely wonderful. Your confidence shines through. Congrats!

lapetitemortxo
01-11-2011, 11:11 PM
You look amazing! And to maintain it is the biggest challenge, so congratulations on that!

Slimbound
02-02-2011, 02:43 PM
You look fantastic.... great job

tessendicott
08-07-2011, 11:49 PM
you look so much younger! fabulous!

happygirl5
08-19-2011, 11:35 AM
You look younger and in very good shape! well done girl1