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Proud of the first 37 lbs gone !!

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Old 08-20-2012, 03:02 PM   #1
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Default Proud of the first 37 lbs gone !!

It's taken 4 and 1/2 months, and I've lost 37 lbs (as of this morning lol).
It's definitely been hard and a struggle, but i managed to do it without going to the gym(though right now i wish i could afford to go, but i'm hoping in the next couple of months i'll be able to re-buget and start going to the local YMCA lol) and healthy eating and just getting more active.

The very first photo was taken a month after i started. When i first started my journey, I was 270 lbs, the very highest i have ever been and i got so disgusted with myself that i decided to do something about it. The second photo was taken this morning and i weighed in at 233 lbs.

I'm proud of my accomplishments and even though i have long ways to go, I've gotten over that "hump" where i just wanted to stop and kept going. I have the body i've always wanted, it's there but it's just underneath all the fat i gained and will keep going until i finish chipping it away and i'm where i want to be.

This forum has been the BEST tool i could ever use in terms of support and all of the motivating stories i've read. One day, my own journey WILL be of one of strength, determination and a motivation to others.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:05 PM   #2
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Well done on your hard work so far! Looking good

I completely know what you mean about this forum being such a huge help, it's awesome

Best of luck with the rest of your journey.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:15 PM   #3
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Looking good! I didn't think that 37 pounds could show so much, but your body has changed a lot! It's weird, though, because it seems like every week or so someone announces losing the exact number that I've lost (37 pounds today!).

Congrats!
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:49 PM   #4
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thanks !! and congrats Kelly, 37 is a big number !!

I definitely carry the weight well, when i gained, it spread out kinda evenly, so when i tell people how much my highest weight was at, it's been all "no way !" kind of reactions lol.
I notice the difference more around my face, especially when i'm looking dead on into the mirror or the camera, the double chin is pretty well gone now for the most part, my back flab has shrunk quite a bit, so that there's now only one roll of flab instead of two now lol and there's a bit of difference in my legs ,at least i notice it more when i try on old jeans that are in smaller sizes and the leg parts are much looser. I'm sooo close to my second downsize in jeans, I went from an 18, in a 16 and i have roughly 3-4 inches or so to go before i fit into my 15's comfortably(where as right now i can squeeze them on and the legs fit perfectly, it's just the waist of them push all the belly fat up and it spills over the top of my jeans... not really all that pretty to look at LOL but i was really happy that i was able to button and zipper them, even if they were just a little too tight for now.

Another thing i noticed was that i got a new shirt the other day, just an old one from my sister, from old navy that was an XL and i thought there was no way in **** that it would fit, or at least fit comfortably without being tight... it's actually loose on me and fits perfectly ! I was ecstatic !!

the only downside is that my boobs have stayed the same size, I was able to go down a band size, but that was it lol I'm quite convinced they will never shrink on their own (luckily my plastic surgeon is just waiting for me to get to a good weight in order to be as safe as possible, aside from regular risks, so that i can have the reduction i've needed since i was 16 lol)
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:00 PM   #5
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Doing great keep it up!!!!
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:28 PM   #6
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Thanks Dolly !!

I'm seriously thankful for this forum, just incredibly amazing support from people who are going through what i'm going through and have been there themselves.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:35 PM   #7
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So, a NSV, but a huge milestone. And i mean HUGE!! I've posted the milestone i reached today in one of my other thread's but i really wanted to share it here too along with the photo i took.
Just on a wild whim i decided to take a pair of jeans out of my closet that i've been getting close to being able to wear and haven't worn(except to try them on once in a while to see how far i've come) in 3 years. Tonight, I put them on, and while bringing them up, they felt good, and bringing them over my hips, i thought, so far so good. Normally when i get them up and go to button them, i never could, two weeks ago i was able to button them, but i had to lay down and they were pretty darn tight. So tonight while i was doing the normal "just to see", I was able to button AND zipper them without having to lay down on my bed to do so. As soon as i was able to do that, I called my mom and she got so excited for me, and i cried a little lol.
I was jumping around and squealing like a little girl lol There are no words to describe how HAPPY i am !

I really hope that my story and my journey, the struggles i've faced and the milestones i've reached so far are inspiring others and I hope they realize, even though it's hard and you have crap days along with really great days, that they can do this too.
I never really believed i'd get to wear these jeans again, and if i can do it, anyone, no matter their size, can do it too !
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Way to go! Keep up the awesome work!
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Thanks !!, I even took out my only other pair of 15's and they fit too !! I wasn't sure they would because their both different styles from different stores, but i'm so happy they do !
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:41 PM   #10
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Amazing! You look great.
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Not only do you look great but I can tell in the last picture how proud you are by your smile! Adorable. Way to go...you are definitely inspiring!
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Well done! That's great

I have a new pair of jeans that I'm just waiting to fit into too. I can do them up but my muffin top is a little bit too big to wear comfortably!
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You look AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
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Your victories are so worth celebrating. You can tell a huge difference in your pictures. I am always so curious about what 10lbs or 20lbs or 30lbs difference looks like. Your difference, especially around your midsection, are outstanding! Keep up the good work!
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Congratulations on a great job !
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