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Old 03-02-2012, 09:46 AM   #1
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Default What's your favorite part of your weight loss?

Not done yet, but I've lost 80 lbs or so, after a lifetime of being obese. Some of my favorite parts:

- Crossing my legs knee over knee instead of leg over knee. I never get over being able to do this.
- The first time I slept on my back instead of my stomach.
- Biking while standing up.

I'm training for an Ironman May of next year (days before my 35th birthday), and I run, swim, and bike a lot, and honestly, one of the biggest benefits I see of running is that it gets you to places faster lol Like I can actually use it in real life to get from the car to the front door somewhere faster if I'm running late.

I feel so blessed when I cross my legs knee over knee. In fact, I'm doint that right this instant. It is one of the coolest things about the weight loss.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:56 AM   #2
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S/C/G: 204/114/120

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Favorite things...
Lower Blood pressure
Better health in general
More energy
Being able to walk upstairs with out resting after each step
Smaller clothing sizes. Out of Extra large sizes.
Goal 12/21/2007
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:45 AM   #3
No longer super size!!!
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Location: Dallas, TX
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S/C/G: 282/ticker/190

Height: 6' 0"


Discovering bones I didn't know I had! LOL. I was super thrilled when my collarbone reappeared.

Not having to wear clothes with a size that involves a W. I'll be REALLY glad when I can get rid of that last X in front of the L.

I don't need to take a nap as soon as I get off of work because of fatigue, or the afternoon "carb slump".

Ahhhh it's the little things in life.

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Old 03-02-2012, 10:48 AM   #4
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I have to say the emotional side of it. Yes, it's the hardest part for sure! But I have learned SO MUCH about myself, how to deal with problems, how to improve my well-being by not turning to food for comfort etc. I really like the person that I've become now that I've disassociated food with comfort. Before this journey there were a lot of habits that I didn't like. I didn't like how I needed chocolate, and I wasn't treating myself as well either. I've turned so much around just by decreasing my sugar intake and I love to see how that affects me as a person!

Starting Measurements (B/W/H): about 51/40/46, 240 lbs Goal Reached Pre-Pregnancy: 39/29.5/38, 156lbs Current: about 43/34/42
Started at 240
Onederland 199 (Jan 6, 2010, exactly 2 years after my previous due date!)
Overweight BMI 185 (Aug 3, 2011, one year after joining 3FC!)
Pre-pregnancy weight 175 (Oct 18, 2011)
Called Goal 156

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Old 03-02-2012, 11:15 AM   #5
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Location: Montgomery County, MD
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S/C/G: 280/128/<135

Height: 5' 4.5"


There are so many positives! I think my favorite though is just the way I feel about myself and the way I look. I didn't start this journey for vanity reasons, but I love feeling so good and comfortable walking around every day. I'm still far from thin, but I LOVE blending into the crowd and not feeling like I stand out as someone extremely overweight anymore. I knew I was very unhappy before, but I don't think I realized just how uncomfortable I was in my own skin... comparing it to how I feel now, it's night and day.
Began weight loss ~ January 18, 2011 at 280 lbs
Met original goal ~ Normal BMI (147 lbs) on March 8, 2012 Goal story and photos
Met revised goal ~ 135 lbs on May 12, 2012
Pregnancy May 2012 - January 2013
Post-preg weight loss ~ January 2013 - July 2014
Now maintaining < 135 lbs

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Old 03-02-2012, 01:02 PM   #6
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Height: 5'8"

Talking Let me count the ways.....

Less knee pain going up stairs - one of my big reasons for starting this journey.

Curling up in my recliner comfortably - it never really worked for more than about 5 minutes at a time before.

Collarbones! I forgot they were under there!

I've lost that blob of pudge on my inner knees - my legs look so much better! I can't wait to buy all new skorts this summer!

My sportscar will get a performance upgrade, because I've improved its horsepower to weight ratio. Is it spring yet?

Trying on clothes I never would have considered before (skinny jeans, sweater dresses) and discovering that not only do they fit, but they flatter!

Lost the first 100 with Medifast, now working on the last 25
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:27 PM   #7
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I love being fit and strong. I can't really describe the feeling I get when I realize that holy crap I can run 4 miles or oh my god I did really lift that heavy.

It seems like for the first time in my life I'm pretty darn close to how I pictured myself in my head all of these years.
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:36 PM   #8
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Putting on clothes that use to fit but now just dangle there. This will never get old for me. "Teehee! I remember when I had to suck my stomach in to button these and now I can pull them off without unbuttoning!"
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:24 AM   #9
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Having more energy, buying smaller clothes that FIT, and being able to look at my reflection in the mirror without cringing.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:26 AM   #10
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Just all around feeling better. Moving quicker. Wearing smaller clothes.
Current Weight: 175 Goal Weight: 163
Challenge 20 something left

Gluten-free January 2014
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:17 PM   #11
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Walking in heels

I can now walk a few miles a day in heels whereas before it used to kill my feet if I tried.
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:43 PM   #12
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Not beating myself up for NOT doing something about the 100 lb. weight gain at age 30. No matter how many other successes I had in my life, this always bothered me. So I've not only lost the actual weight, but the emotional "weight" of it on my mind nearly every day.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:05 PM   #13
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Waking up in the morning without feeling the aftereffects of my night binging ... sleeping well ... feeling good all day long ... moving more easily.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:31 AM   #14
Knocking down walls.
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So far: being more comfortable physically, feeling a sense of accomplishment for having lost almost 40 lbs., and liking the type of cook I'm becoming.

1 banana/5 lbs. lost:
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:59 AM   #15
Staying the Same
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I love not feeling like I have to lie about my clothing size because of being in denial. I can safely say "I wear a 4 or 6 depending on the brand" and not "I wear an 8, but I actually am a solid 10 pushing a 12."
Push on some more!

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