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Old 09-02-2012, 11:30 AM   #1
Gimme a WHOOSH
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: California
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S/C/G: 285/ticker/149

Height: 5'6"

Default I did it. 285 to 149. Size 26w to size 8. Yes!!!

I have been so busy out living life and having fun that I realized I hadn't shared with you all that I reached my goal!

I'm so thankful for all of the support I have received here. I went into lurk mode often, but just being here is motivation by osmosis!!

There are lots of progress pictures in my mini-goal threads that are linked in my signature, but here's a before & after.

I was (and still am when I need to be) a calorie counter. I used My Fitness Pal website and app to log all of my food. My friends on there were critical to my success - I knew that I would get cheers for meeting my goal each day. I exercised, but off and on, and I am a full believer in diet for weight loss, exercise for fitness. I know there is room for improvement on my fitness and that gives me a new project.

I always thought I was happy before. I had a great family, great job, a home, friends, etc. But now I am HAPPY. It's hard to explain. I walk around with a dumb grin on my face half the time. I am more outgoing & friendly, I get out of the house more, my house is cleaner - like it's all coming together. I am learning to live in the moment rather than in the future.
Lost 135 lb in 2011-2012. Regained 40 in 2013-2014. Back in the saddle again...

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Old 09-02-2012, 11:33 AM   #2
There is no try.
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Location: Nebraska
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S/C/G: 281/T/140

Height: 5'6"

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WOW! You look great!

High - 281
Current - 252
Low - 159 (2012)
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:34 AM   #3
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S/C/G: 298/ticker/175

Height: 5'7"


Most excellent! Congratulations!
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:34 AM   #4
Goal is health
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Posts: 1,553

S/C/G: 238.8/176.1/163

Height: 5'8"


You are an amazing inspiration! Great job.
Current Weight: 175 Goal Weight: 163
Challenge 20 something left

Gluten-free January 2014
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:39 AM   #5
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Location: Roseville, MN
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S/C/G: 456/199/199

Height: 5'10"


Phenomenal!!! Feels great doesn't it?

I know what you mean by walking around with a dumb grin on your face!!! People I don't know see me and they see just a guy who is a little overweight ( still have some to lose, hence goal #2). Little do they know where I used to be
Read my story at my Journey website...


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Old 09-02-2012, 12:01 PM   #6
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S/C/G: HW 212/148/130~174/139/130

Height: 5'4


I am so happy for you! Congratulations!
Skinny Pumpkin 10% Halloween Challenge Progress

My Reboot Journey Weight: 174 - February 7, 2016
My Lowest Journey Weight: 148 - July 2012
Original Journey Starting Weight: 212 - June 2010

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Old 09-02-2012, 12:03 PM   #7
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S/C/G: 223/130/126

Height: 5ft 5


Fantastic transformation, you look great well done!
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:20 PM   #8
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Location: IL
Posts: 246

S/C/G: 278/247/178

Height: 5.3


Awesome job ..congrats!!! you look so happy!!!!

"One year from now, you'll be glad you started today."
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:48 PM   #9
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S/C/G: S-218/C-170/G-159 & 24.9 BMI

Height: 5'7"-BMI-26.6=OVERWEIGHT


CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You look marvelous. All of your hard word has paid off.

I began my healthy journey on December 17, 2011.

For every 5 lb loss.

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Old 09-02-2012, 01:00 PM   #10
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S/C/G: 153.5/119.4/116

Height: 5'2


Congrats! You look great!
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:03 PM   #11
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Location: Hiding in an Undisclosed Location
Posts: 823

S/C/G: 165/132/125 or 115? not sure

Height: 5'4" (on a good-hair day!)


You are pretty in both photos but Wow - you're half the woman you were!!!

What an inspiration.
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:04 PM   #12
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S/C/G: 290/ticker/145

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You look amazing! Now that you can see the bone structure in your face you look so beautiful! congrats!

Started July 1, 2012 @ 290lbs
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:13 PM   #13
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Hooray for you!! You look super fabuolous!!! Great job, you are an inspiration!!
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:21 PM   #14
Lifestyle Changes
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S/C/G: 295/sig/150

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Wonderful! Very inspirational.

It's great to see calorie counters lose weight, and I love hearing that weight loss can happen without going crazy at the gym. It's hard enough to start eating healthy, I think fitness should come when you're ready for it.

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Old 09-02-2012, 02:24 PM   #15
Every pound is a victory
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Location: Midwest, US
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S/C/G: 263/147/?

Height: 5' 6"


You've done an amazing job! You look wonderful, and I definitely agree with things coming together--some of the great "side effects" of weight loss--more energy, more confidence, etc. Great work!
New goal: Be a healthy-eating, trim and FIT beast at the gym! 140ish pounds, but the focus is on looking and feeling good--HEALTH!!!

Walk To Mordor by September 2013! http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/chic...lk-mordor.html Miles Traveled: 45/1779
Before/After Picture Thread!
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