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Picture update: 355.3 pounds lost forever..

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Old 02-15-2007, 05:42 PM   #1
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This was me this week at 207 pounds. 47 years old and I have lost 355.3 pounds. 8 more pounds till goal.

I hope everyone is having a great week!

Charles







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Old 02-15-2007, 05:55 PM   #2
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Wow, Charles! I never would know that you were the same guy when I compare THIS picture with your first pictures!

You must feel as though you are free from a very strong chain that once held you from doing and being who you really were.

Congratulations on a PHENOMENAL journey to a new life!

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Old 02-15-2007, 06:43 PM   #3
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Charles, I'm having a hard time finding words. WOW.. What an amazing and healthy transformation. Congratulations!!!
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Old 02-15-2007, 07:04 PM   #4
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You've done an absolutely amazing job reinventing yourself and in the process become inspiration for so many others, so I have to say "thank you"!! You have shown everyone here it can be done -- whether you have 20 or 200 to lose. I know with the weight loss there must have also come such a change in "you" inside -- so do you have a list of top ten things you've learned along the way?
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Old 02-15-2007, 07:52 PM   #5
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What can I possibly say to you to let you know just what an incredible feat I think you have accomplished? It is just totally amazing and awesome. You are an incredible inspiration around here. I like Shelby would LOVE to hear some advice and tips from you. I'm sure you can fill books worth.

I only have one small bone to pick with you. I'm just not seeing where you need to lose ANY more weight. You look simply phenomenal!!!! Congratulations on an incredible, incredible life transformation.
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:02 PM   #6
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Charles you man you!!

Congrats on the fabulous weight loss!!
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:02 PM   #7
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:20 PM   #8
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Charles, what a fantastic story I saw your pictures, what an inspiration you are. And you did it the old Fashined way, no surgery or fad diets. Congratulations.
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:42 PM   #9
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FANFREAKINGTASTIC!! What a phenomenal job you've done. Even more so, IMO without pills or surgery. What a strong man you are!
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:45 PM   #10
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Wow Charles!!!!! Congratulations on a fantastic journey well traveled!!! I loved reading your page and seeing your pics. That is just so great. I can't wait to get to my goal and you are just the right inspiration I need! And on top of that you are a fellow Houstonian too!

Thanks for sharing your story with us. I love reading everyone's success stories!!!!
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:53 PM   #11
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Charles- congrats! You a truly an inspiration!
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Old 02-15-2007, 10:21 PM   #12
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Wow! You're looking fantastic! Great job.
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You are amazing! A true hero and inspiration! Thank you!

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That's a keeper photograph, too -whoever took it did a great job, getting in the house and landscaping in nice balance. Gotta love the Scottish rampant lion. I know it must mean a lot to you to have your photographic record. Thought you were given great coverage in the magazine layout last month, btw - while standing in the grocery line I showed it to people, because you never know who might be helped. Good job on offering encouragement to others - you won't know the good that comes out of it all in this life, but it's worthwhile.
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This was me this week at 207 pounds. 47 years old and I have lost 355.3 pounds. 8 more pounds till goal.

I hope everyone is having a great week!

Charles
Charles,
This is my first day signing in... You are amazing!!! What an inspiration to see your note right away. Keep up the good work ~
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