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jayavery 03-01-2014 12:18 PM

I Can't Believe I Did It.
 
I am serious. I love food so much. Everything I would do or plan revolved around food. Holiday's. Outings. Vacations. Socializing. Road Trips. A day in the boat you name it. Towards the end as weight loss slowed considerably I was writing down food that I wanted to eat. I was hating anyone who got to eat normal in front of me. But....I feel better. My health is fantastic for 44. My blood work is amazing. My BP is low. I went from a size 22 to a size 6. I lost my boobs LOL! But a good bra and I am proud. Of the measurements I took...Waist, hips, thighs, arms I lost about 45". I have some extra skin but even at the last 20lbs I notice after 13.5 months it's starting to go back. Enough I won't consider a surgery. I have a clothes shopping problem however :dizzy: I was and can be still a lazy person. I hated structured exercise and was convinced I didn't need to work out to lose weight and you don't. Or I don't. But I did implement a work out and will continue as I want to lose about 3-5lbs more so I can play and eat free on my weekends and keep the weight off. A new challenge. I am addicted to what the scale says and it will set my mood for the day good or bad. I am getting better though and not weighing every day. As this last month I changed up to calorie counting and IF from a long WW's ritual I only weigh on Saturday's. I did have other struggles. My weight loss year included a LOT of stress. Went through a marriage break-up (which started the weight loss as it was easy to not eat) And then a reconciliation with that marriage. My closest family members moved far away. We moved from our own home to an apt. Work got pretty intense and I still let it bother me. Then I buried my Father and 2 weeks later my Father-in-Law. Our cars were broke into in this lousy apt. As a result of all that and what they consider drastic weight loss I experienced Telogen Effluvium. Not sure of that spelling. Temporary hair loss brought on by extreme stress and shock to the body. Yah think? LOL! It's getter better but a work in progress. However.....I would change nothing. This weight loss in combination with 2013 has made me such a better person inside and to my pleasure outside. I have learned to make better choices not just with food but with life because I want to stick around for a long time. And patience. Oh my gosh have I learned patience.

Well that's my story. I was glad to have found 3 fat chicks. It helped so many times when I couldn't find that patience or my stress level was through the roof.

m4mitchell 03-01-2014 02:33 PM

Congratulations on all of your hard work, and for sticking with it even through really challenging times!

You must feel amazing. :)

yoyoma 03-01-2014 02:54 PM

Wow... sorry you went through so much stress but congratulations on your incredible accomplishment! :carrot:

FatAbbi 03-02-2014 04:38 AM

Yay!

jodoto 03-02-2014 05:49 AM

Jaya....how long did the weight loss take you?

Tilly5 03-02-2014 06:14 AM

Thanks so much for sharing your story. Congratulations on your weight loss and how great it was that you were able to lose weight even through some challenging times. Wishing you all the best as you maintain!

stubbornostrich 03-02-2014 10:18 AM

Wow....one crappy moment after another and you still stayed strong! You didn't just manage to take control of your weight, you've taken control of your life. By choosing what you eat, and how you react to the stress surrounding you you have conquered so much more than a number on a scale!

Paulitens 03-02-2014 05:54 PM

That is amazing! Thank you for sharing your experience. Congratulations!!!

LovesToTravel 03-02-2014 07:47 PM

Wow, I'm so sorry to hear about all of the difficulties you faced along the way, but obviously you are a very strong and determined person to come out the other side with such a positive attitude. Congratulations on your weight loss success, jayavery, and I wish you nothing but good things for the rest of 2014- you deserve a break! :congrat:

jayavery 03-04-2014 01:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jodoto (Post 4954643)
Jaya....how long did the weight loss take you?

Took from December 24th 2012 to March 1st 2014. I had a vacation in there. and some times I splurged of course. I probably could have taken less time but.....It wasn't really a race.

jayavery 03-04-2014 01:09 PM

Thanks Everybody! It was tough at times way more than others. But I mean it when I say...If I can do it...Anyone can! On to my new challenge. Keeping it off. And yes "Loves to Travel" I do deserve a break now LOL!

madelinerose94 03-05-2014 04:21 AM

Congratulations, you should be extremely proud of yourself! :)

ames14 03-05-2014 06:13 AM

WOW!!!! GREAT JOB!!!!!
have you posted any pictures?

JamieToo 03-06-2014 02:06 AM

Wow, that's so inspiring. To go through so much stress and come out the other side with your positive attitude intact is something you should be really proud of :)

TwoTots 03-06-2014 03:56 AM

WoW! Inspiring weightloss story. Well done you. fantastic.


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