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Old 09-13-2008, 06:46 PM   #1
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Hello all my fellow 3 Fat Chickies,

I've been a member of this forum for over a year and a half now. Holy! Can you believe it? I know I can't. I owe some much to so many members on this site, I don't think I thank you all enough. I'm not at my goal yet, and it's been a ridiculously slow journey... but it's been worth it and it's only going up from here (except the numbers, they are going down...)

A little about me:

I'm an almost-21-year-old university student and I decided to get seriously healthy in January of 2007. What started as just another "new years resolution" turned my world around. I finally admitted to myself that I'd been fighting with an eating disorder (mostly binging with some purging) that led me to gain 27 lbs in a few years. This wasn't just about weight any more; it was about my state of mind, I was not a happy person...

Admitting my problem eating to myself and my closest family members started me down the right track. I began slowly changing my eating habits and exercising in a well balanced way (I'd always exercised, my weight gain came mostly from my eating). And I began to heal my insecurities. And for the whole journey 3FC was there, even when i didn't come on the boards, I knew I could come back at any time.

I couldn't diet, because that always threw me back into the binging/starving cycle that destroyed me mentally.

Last January I decided to really challenge myself and apply for a job as a tree planter, I got the job and even though I was scared $hitless I went and did a job that was physical from dawn until dusk. It was great. I can't believe how much I've changed in the past year and a bit. I still want to tone up a bit and lose about 5 lbs, but I'm pretty happy where I am right now...

Some stats:
before:
weight: 159lbs
Measurements: bust: 39.5, underbust: 34.5, waist: 33.5, hips: 40

Now:
weight: 139.4
Measurements: bust: 36, underbust: 30.5, waist 28.5, hips: 36
Gone: 20lbs, 16inches

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Check out my story so far (and some before & current pics):
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/mini-goal-photo-album/151455-cant-believe-im-about-do.html
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Old 09-13-2008, 07:35 PM   #2
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wow your change is awesome! Congrats on your hard work, it has really paid off
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Old 09-13-2008, 07:38 PM   #3
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Congrats! It IS hard to post pics (I struggled with it too), but I'm glad you did. They definitely show how much you have accomplished! And - you are very close to your goal!
You look awesome!
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Old 09-13-2008, 11:24 PM   #4
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wow! great job!!!!
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Old 09-14-2008, 01:22 AM   #5
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Wow! Congrats!
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Old 09-14-2008, 01:35 AM   #6
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Wow your arms and waist look so much better, and back fat is gone too. I bet it feels great. Thanks for the pictures, very inspiring!
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Old 09-14-2008, 03:14 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone.

Thanks CountingDown, I really wasn't sure if I wanted to share the pics, but I know how much other people's inspire me...

Vixjean - thank you! I was pretty amazed at the difference in my arms, and especially the waist view from the back.
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Old 09-14-2008, 07:01 PM   #8
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Looking great, there is a huge difference! Congrats on your success!
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Old 09-14-2008, 07:11 PM   #9
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You look GREAT.

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Old 07-23-2009, 09:56 PM   #10
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nice job toning up. you look great.
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Old 07-25-2009, 05:16 PM   #11
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Good for you, and thanks for sharing your story. You're doing great!
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:16 PM   #12
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Congrats on changing not just your body, but your mental wellbeing
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