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Old 08-22-2004, 08:45 AM   #61
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Thanks Lanaii. That's an added benefit of losing the weight, I dropped years along with it. I certainly feel younger. I was in my 20's in that first picture and I was always so tired after just getting in from work. Now I go to night classes twice a week and I'm always on the go when I get home from work, between exercise and a newfound joy of shopping. I used to absolutely hate shopping. LOL And I started going to a tanning bed for the first time in my life. I could never tan before and never saw the need of putting that large body into one of those little pancake machines.
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Old 08-23-2004, 06:52 AM   #62
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Almostheaven, let me just say ROWR! and Wowsa!
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Old 08-23-2004, 09:55 AM   #63
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Heaven,
You really do look great!! Isn't it fun to go shopping for clothes now that you have lost all that weight? Although I have lost close to 30 pounds nowand am at goal weight, I just LOVE to shop now for all the stylish clothes. Having gone from a size 12 to either an 8 or 6 depending on the outfit itself, I enjoy the "new me" sooo much more! The old confidence level sure goes up when the weight comes off, doesn't it?
Congrats again on all the weight loss, Heaven.
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Old 08-24-2004, 12:18 AM   #64
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Definately! I have more confidence and am more outgoing than I've ever been. People have commented on the change. And I certainly have a lot more energy. Just had a 19 yo intern at the office asking me how old my daughter was. When I told her 19, she said "No way! That's my age! You can't have a daughter that old." All I could say was "Bless you". LOL!

BTW, here's yesterday. I modeled my latest new outfit for hubby to take a pic.
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Old 08-24-2004, 08:40 AM   #65
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Heaven!! WOW!! That first pic could pass for your mother!!!!! You look lovely and much much younger!!
My thoughts exactly, you look much younger! You are very inspiring to someone who wants to qualify for this maintainers forum like me!
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Old 09-01-2004, 03:41 PM   #66
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Let's see if I can make this work!

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Old 09-03-2004, 07:49 AM   #67
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Wow Lydia, awesome transformation!!!!!! You look so happy in your after shot!
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Old 09-03-2004, 08:37 AM   #68
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Lydia: Stunning!

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Old 09-03-2004, 08:38 PM   #69
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Lydia, WOW!!!! Absolutely fantastic, congratulations!
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Old 10-02-2004, 08:19 AM   #70
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Wow, all these amazing pictures have really inspired me SO much. Everyone looks so amazing, and really happy in their after pics!

I've been in a bit of a funk lately, my loss suddenly switched from 2/3/4 pounds a week to just one, which I know is ok, but it has been getting me down.

But your photos have shown that it can be done!! I hope you don't mind me sharing my pics, even though I'm not a maintainer yet!!

The first two are me on holiday in Greece last October, and I put on about 15 pounds after that trip, and the second two were me about two months ago - I've lost 12 pounds since they were taken.
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Old 10-02-2004, 09:22 AM   #71
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All of you look TERRIFIC! Congratulations on all of ya'lls weightloss.
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Old 10-02-2004, 01:34 PM   #72
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Katey what a cutey you are!!! Keep up the great work and post here anytime...
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Old 10-03-2004, 08:45 AM   #73
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Wow! I havenít checked here in a while (Iím really sorry ) and you all look MAH-VEL-OUS! I just love all the before and after pictures ó keep Ďem coming, people, even if youíre not at goal yet. Show us how far youíve come ó strut your stuff; youíve earned it!

Heaven ó I agree with Ilene ó you look like your own daughter now. I know what you mean about the energy now. I used to think it was all about how I look ó now I know itís all about how good I feel! And Lydia, thatís such a great picture of you and DH ó you smile alike, you know? Katey, my dear, you are ALWAYS welcome to post here! You are just the cutest little thing. Yeah, the weight loss does slow down, sometimes WAY down. Donít let it bother you ó youíll get to goal, donít worry!

You all have just made my day with these great pictures! Any more out there?
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Old 10-03-2004, 09:54 AM   #74
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Heaven ó I agree with Ilene ó you look like your own daughter now.
::sigh:: I actually wish that were so Meg. My daughter will be 20 in 2 days and was weighing over 260. When I went for a visit the first of September, I got her motivated and bought her a set of the Walk Away the Pounds videos. I'm hoping she sticks with it. She's lost 7 pounds so far.

I was raised in a family that believe in eating out as much as possible and she was then raised the same. I've moved away from family and away from that lifestyle. She's still near family, and I know how much our family can hold a person back. So it's going to be doubly hard for her.
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Old 10-03-2004, 11:50 AM   #75
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Heaven -- my DDs only a little older than yours (22). She always was a chubby kid and put on a fair amount of weight in college (drinking and dining hall food?) but was shocked speechless when she came home after graduation and was 200 pounds. She went right from college into grad school and into her own apartment and immediately took charge of her weight. She's completely changed her life -- now she goes to the gym, cooks healthy, and logs all her food in Fitday. And she's down 35 pounds since June and just bought the first pair of size 10 jeans she's ever owned. I couldn't be more proud of her!

The point of this is that I'm probably a big part of the reason she ended up fat -- I tried my best but wasn't a very good role model and of course, we always had tons of crap in the house since I was eating it too. BUT ... she saw me lose the weight and saw just exactly what that took. She saw me go to the gym every day and stick to the diet through all the family holidays and celebrations. I never once lectured her about her weight or nagged or anything (and I'm sure you don't either ). But even though I never said a word, DD watched me and learned and put all the lessons to use when it was time.

I think about all that you can do right now is to be a silent and loving example of yes, it can be done and here's how to do it. We all know very well that no one can force anyone else to lose weight -- God knows it didn't happen for any of us until WE were ready. Even though you two may be physically far apart (DD and I are across the country), you'll always be there to support her when she's ready. And that's the best gift that you can give her.
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