3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Success Stories > Goal!

Goal! Have you reached your goal? Share your success story and celebrate your victory!

Thread Tools
Old 12-09-2011, 09:55 AM   #1
Back to Basics!
ChickieChicks's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,036

S/C/G: 187/127/125

Height: 5' 2.5"

Thumbs up 60+ pounds lost! (updated 10-19 new pics)

Sigh..where to begin?

I was always petite and athletic growing up. Captain of the Cheerleading Squad, great at Track and Field. Easy-peasy. I gained some weight in college from eating junk, but that remedied itself over time and when I graduated I was a svelte 128 pounds. That's when I met my husband and although the best time of my life was about to begin, my body started going downhill.

After we were married, we tried to have children and I was diagnosed with PCOS. Infertility meds, bedrest and just plain eating too much led to massive weight gain before I delivered our 1st son. I didn't gain as much with #2, and although I wasn't tiny afterwards, I felt pretty good. When we moved to Virginia in 2009, my whole life was turned upside down. I HATED IT HERE. I felt like everything I loved and the things that defined me were left in South Carolina. I ate, and baked, and ate, and cooked....rinse/repeat...until I got up to 187 pounds at the beginning of this year. That is more than I weighed when I delivered my oldest.

Fast forward to May 2011 and with the help of super-motivater, KG, I got my butt to the YMCA and set out on my 100-Day Challenge of eating right and working out. I was losing weight like crazy and finding that my once-athletic body was starting to remember!!

As it always does with weight loss, it has tapered off, and although it would be "even" to get to 60 pounds, my body is done. Today I have officially reached my goal. I wanted to accomplish 3 things, and today all of them have been checked off my list. 1.) Weighing 133, my wedding weight. I've surpassed this by 5 pounds. 2.) Wearing size 4/6 clothing. Also surpassed. 3.) Reduce body fat%. Today I was measured at 19.5%. :-D

Thank you to ALL who have inspired me, helped me along the way with kind words, great tips and just a pick-me-up when I really needed it. I've been blessed with a husband who has been with me 100% and made my health the #1 priority in our house. My YMCA is like a second home, filled with instructors and friends who I can't wait to see each time I step through the doors.

I have not reached "perfection"...because it does not exist. I will always have stretchmarks and what I like to call "The Mommy Doughnut". LOL I didn't lose weight evenly across my whole body, although that would be wonderful! ;-) But I am happy with me. I can move and groove with the best of them now. I can out run my kids, wrestle with my beast of a German Shepherd and enjoy being the young, spunky chica that I feel like on the inside.

P.S. My plan in a nutshell was Calorie Counting, slowly adjusting back into working out, doing a wide variety of excercises and sticking to plan EVERY DAY. I've been slowly upping my calories over the past few months to maintenance level of 1800/day. And i now workout 3-4 times a week. This seems very reasonable to do for many years to come!

I posted some of these in the Mini-Goals, but here is my journey:

Me at my heaviest, winter 2010-2011:

About half-way there. Summer 2011

Really feelin' it, Fall 2011:

Being silly for a Halloween Zumba class. One of my fave new workouts!

Here are pics taken yesterday. I bought a bikini for the first time in my married life of 7 years. Those pants were all I've kept, and they used to be T-I-G-H-T. (And I just got done working out, so forgive the hair. LOL)

At goal...the quintessential weight-loss photo with big pants! LOL

UPDATED March 2012:After a few more months of toning up and a long-awaited breast augmentation. Ready for summer and THE REST OF MY LIFE.

UPDATE: October 2012
I have been maintaining for almost one year and my weight has stayed within a five pound range. I continue to workout about 2-3 times per week, whenever my migraines allow. It was a very rough summer! I still count calories. My overall shape and definition have remained the same. Here is a picture from this month...excuse the angry, overly-focused expression! Lol

Thank you to all of the 3FC members who have given me guidance, laughs and support. Love you!

GOAL Photos & Story

Last edited by ChickieChicks; 10-19-2012 at 04:52 PM. Reason: new pics
ChickieChicks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2011, 10:20 AM   #2
Calorie Counter
NEMom's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 1,719

S/C/G: 197.5/180.5/160

Height: 5'3"


Wow! You look great! Congrats on your hard work and success!!!
NEMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2011, 10:31 AM   #3
One pound at a time
Beck's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 655

S/C/G: 292.2/138.6/146

Height: 5'9"


Congratulations! Wishing you continued success at maintenance.

(restart 3/10/11, 262.8lbs)
250lbs by 4/18/11 (met 4/6/11)
220lbs by7/17/11 (met 6/5/11)
199lbs by 9/15/11 (met 7/18/11) (no longer obese at 202lbs; met 7/12/11)
175lbs by 12/5/11 (met 9/13/11)
169lbs- normal BMI (met 10/7/11)
162lbs by 1/23/12 (100lb loss since restart) met 11/4/11
150lbs by 3/01/12
met 12/15/11

Walk to Mordor Challenge: 250 out of 1779 miles done
Beck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2011, 10:38 AM   #4
Senior Member
djs06's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,383

S/C/G: 274/?/175

Height: 5'8


You look wonderful! Congrats!
djs06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2011, 11:05 AM   #5
thefrenchgirl's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Springfield, IL
Posts: 79

S/C/G: 308/298/200

Height: 5'9"


Hot! Hot! Hot! Congratulations!
thefrenchgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2011, 11:07 AM   #6
Changing my life
rachaelm's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: WhoDat Nation
Posts: 774

S/C/G: '09HW337 '11SW 314.0/266.6/155

Height: 5' 6"


I can't see pics at work, but YAY!!! Great job! You rock!
rachaelm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2011, 11:13 AM   #7
I choose me...
InsideMe's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Toronto Canada
Posts: 882

S/C/G: HW 265/SW 240/CW ticker/GW 150

Height: 5 Ft 3


WOW WOW WOW! Thank you for posting you look amazing!!!!

every 5lbs lost

Half-Way Progress Pics
InsideMe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2011, 11:35 AM   #8
Junior Member
ashkunc's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 20

S/C/G: 178/175/138

Height: 5'6"


Thank you for sharing your story!! So Inspirational!! Congratulations...you look great and I like to hear that you didn't take any shortcuts, just hard work, working out, and watching your calories. Just curious--when you were losing weight, about how many calories were you eating a day and how often were you working out? Did you limit carbs/sugar or just rely mostly on calroie counting? I have about 40 lbs to lose and trying to find the best plan for me! Right now I am doing Wonderslim and eating a lean meal for dinner (meat & veggies). Any tips or things that worked best for you would be helpful to all of us!!
ashkunc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2011, 11:45 AM   #9
Senior Member
NoMoreKnit's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 328

S/C/G: 211/ticker/150

Height: 5'6


I can't see pics at work either but wanted to say Congrats! You must feel fabulous!!

Think about how quickly 2011 went by. 2012 will go by even faster. Don't you want to spend that time losing weight?
NoMoreKnit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2011, 12:20 PM   #10
Senior Member
lulubellebc's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 117

S/C/G: 203/ticker/130

Height: 5'2"


Wow, you must feel fantastic! What an accomplishment. Now you get to enjoy your new body you worked so hard for! Congrats
lulubellebc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2011, 12:27 PM   #11
Senior Member
ruth135's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 429

Height: 5'6"


Congratulations! You look awesome!
Long Term Goal

December Goal

One for every 5lbs lost:
ruth135 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2011, 01:19 PM   #12
Senior Member
Trinique125's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Alberta Canada
Posts: 184

S/C/G: 147/147/130

Height: 5'0


I wanna be you lol

you look amazing, sexy and FIT, congratulations, that's quite an achievement
Trinique125 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2011, 01:20 PM   #13
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 105

S/C/G: 140/123/?

Height: 5'2.5


You look incredible! Congrats!

One day at a time
molldoll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2011, 04:19 PM   #14
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 10


wow!! what a great story and amazing progress!! I HOPE to do the same!! Thanks for the inspiration and CONGRATS on a job well done!
1girlsjourney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2011, 04:22 PM   #15
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 10


I forgot to mention that my weight gain started with infertility stuff too--several failed treatments including 2 failed IVFs, then bed rest during my one and only pregnancy.
1girlsjourney is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Joyful's Journey Complete! GOAL PICS! joyfulloser Goal Photo Album 73 09-02-2011 05:12 PM
Getting to know you... NYCT1981 20-Somethings 1143 12-15-2008 09:05 AM
300+ And Ready to Try Again...#988 AmmiUK 300+ Club 44 08-26-2006 02:09 AM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:24 PM.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2