Hi there, I started my weight loss journey for this, my final time (keeping fingers crossed that I can stick with that statement... lol), on Feb 5, 2012. I weighed 325 and could just feel that my body was about to surge larger. As I gained my weight, I would go up by 10-25 pounds at a jump, then stay at that weight for a while. May 18, 2012 I reached my 2nd goal of 275 pounds. I was so excited! Every time I think about it, even now, I wonder if I should be pinching myself. I told my family and friends about it on facebook (only about being 50 pounds down, not what my starting weight was) and they wanted to see pictures. Well I don't tend to take many, as many of you can understand, but I found one from last year. I was about 210-215 pounds at the time...
DSA Camp Family Pic June 2011 - Vikki Only.jpg
And here is one that I took after I reached this goal...
50 Pounds Down May 2012.jpg
I am in roughly the same location, wearing the same shirt in both, but significantly smaller jeans in the 2nd (size 26 vs 32) (o: When I compared the two photos I was honestly shocked at just how much I was now swimming in my old clothes. I simply had not recognized that. I am now in the process of altering what I can and getting rid of what I can't. I did some shopping at the thrift store and some of my new tops were a 1X (my old shirts were often a 6x). I was so overwhelmed that I burst into tears right there in the dressing room.
I have received such tremendous support from some of the folks here. Thank you all for creating such a positive environment!
Highest weight: 325 2/5/2012
Mini-goals #1: under 300 - 298.3 on 2/29/2012 (reward: new set of kitchen knives)... #2: 275 - 274.8 on 5/18/2012 (reward: hiking supplies for my dogs)... #3: 250 - 250.7 on 8/15/2012 (reward: a new puppy)...
#4: 215 (wedding weight in 1993) - ... #5: Onederland - ... #6: 175 - ... #7: 150 -
Final goal: 125 (my highschool weight and the weight I was when I entered the military) -