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Finally at GOAL a size 6/8 yipee!!!!

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Old 09-04-2011, 02:21 PM   #1
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Default Finally at GOAL a size 6/8 yipee!!!!

So my journey has been a long one, starting in January 2007 when I saw a photo of myself and broke down over it after all it is easier to be in denial when you avoid the camera's so it is never so blatantly in print. But there I was over 265 pounds and I decided I would change my life. Bought Dr. Oz's You on a Diet, and started going to the gym.

My first class was a mixed martial arts class called Combat. Hid at the back of the room and could barely get through any of it. Holy crap Everything hurt, and I was in terrible shape and it was hot as **** at the back of the room, but I loved the class and the energy. Made another decision, no more back of the class I was moving on up to the front of the row with the super fit chicks but more importantly the FAN. . So from there I was addicted started working out 5-6 days a week and trying to eat right. Dropped as low as 215 but then my weight would go up and down 25 pounds. By Sept 2009 I was done with the yo-yo and working so hard and opted for Lapband surgery. I was 240 at my consult and today I am 145. Best decision I have ever made. I always describe it as I eat the same breakfast I have for 4 years, the difference the band made for me was I am not hungry 45 minutes later, I last 3 hours on my breakfast.

So since all the changes, I have joined Taekwondo and I am loving that and I love my new body as does my husband. My marriage is stronger and happier because I am happier. What a wild ride....Living and Loving Life!
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Old 09-04-2011, 06:39 PM   #2
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You look great! Congrats on meeting your goal.
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Old 09-04-2011, 06:40 PM   #3
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Wow congrats, you look great!
!!What you eat in private, shows in public!!

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Old 09-04-2011, 08:53 PM   #4
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What a great dress - so sexy! Congrats! Thanks for sharing your story.

I will get back to my goal weight!

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Old 09-05-2011, 04:47 PM   #5
My goal = health
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Congrats! You look happy!
Back to the forum after baby #5!
1st mini-goal - 5%
2nd mini-goal - under 200 lbs
3rd mini goal -15%
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:51 PM   #6
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your legs are amazing! you look great, inspirartional!
"Today is the first day of the rest of your life"
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:15 AM   #7
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You look fantastic! Glad you found an exercise and weight management strategy that worked for you. Congratulations!!!
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:28 AM   #8
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Congrats on making it to your goal weight. You look great!

If you want something you've never had...you have to be willing to do something you've never done!

Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't...I'm going to start giving myself reasons why I can!
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:40 PM   #9
I Will Because I Can
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You were beautiful then, but now you look so healthy and strong too! Congrats!
I Choose:
To live by choice, not by chance;
to make changes, not excuses;
to be motivated, not manipulated;
to be useful, not used;
to excel, not compete.
I choose self-esteem, not self pity.
I choose to listen to my inner voice, not the random opinions of others.
Highest Weight: 180, Goal Range: 125-130, Trying to break the yo-yo pattern once and for all!
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:56 PM   #10
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Amazing results. Congrats!!
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:00 PM   #11
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Pretty awesome! Congrats to you!

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Old 09-07-2011, 09:08 PM   #12
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Congratulations. You look fabulous in that dress.

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Old 09-08-2011, 12:40 AM   #13
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You look amazing!! Great Job...you're an inspiration!!
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:29 AM   #14
This time, it's forever..
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What an amazing transformation!!! Well done!

"My body is God's temple. I will be a good steward of what He gave me. "

Gained 30 pounds in 2013. Time to lose it again for 2014!
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:47 AM   #15
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Congratulations! Such hard work paid off. Way to go!!!!
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