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128 Pounds Lost and No Longer Obese!!! Boo-yah!

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Old 02-02-2012, 03:42 PM   #1
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Default 128 Pounds Lost and No Longer Obese!!! Boo-yah!

I have finally achieved what I never thought was possible, what I have never been in my adult, what I probably have not been since I was 5...I'M OVERWEIGHT! In your face obesity!

At my highest, I was 312 and a sophomore in college (I was 299 as a senior in high school; stupid freshman 15). At the time, I was weighing in to compete in the very first Discovery Health Challenge along with my sister. I managed to lose about 30 pounds in three months by exercising in my room and eliminating drinking soda. I was incredibly proud of this accomplishment. I could now fit into my size 26W jeans, which were very snug and even some of the buttons had broken off, for which I was using safety pins and hope to keep my pants from completely falling apart or down.

It never crossed my mind to continue my weight loss journey, so I remained in the 270-280 range for several years (about 8) until I finally decided that I really wanted to wear a smaller size. At this time, I was wearing a size 22W in pants and XXL/1X in tops. So, in late August 2010 at 268 lbs, I decided I would try the Alli program. The commercials made it look like a great program and I was well aware of the, ahem, stinky side effects. This program worked well for me and I managed to lose about 41 pounds in 6-7 months. I then decided that the majority of my weight loss was most likely due to the reduced-calorie diet (1800 calories) and that I could no longer justify the expense, so I stopped ordering the Alli pills and decided to just participate in calorie counting, sticking to the 1800-diet. I have lost 43 pounds since then. And, as of yesterday, February 1st, I have an Overweight BMI.

I have never been this excited in my life. When I saw 184.5 on the scale, I literally jumped in the air and started cheering. Nearly broke my scale, but it has survived and continues to cooperate on my weight loss journey (weighed in at 184 this morning).

I have attached four pictures of me. The first is me at my college graduation in May 2004 and the second is me at Christmas morning in 2003 (I apologize about the horrific nature of my hair and clothing in this pic). I was in the 280s at this point. The last two pictures are of me as of today at 184 lbs. In the third, I am wearing my college graduation dress, which is a size 26W and engulfs my small frame now. In the fourth picture, I am wearing a sweater dress/shirt from H&M (size L) and skinny jeans from Old Navy (size 14).

I'M OVERWEIGHT, *****ES. AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:49 PM   #2
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Amazing work! You look great. Itīs a huge difference!
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:50 PM   #3
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CONGRATULATIONS! What an accomplishment. You should be very proud of yourself.
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:54 PM   #4
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Princessgina, YOU ROCK !: CONGRATS !!!
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:59 PM   #5
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I am ECSTATIC for you. Congrats!!! I can't imagine how much hard work this has been. Again, AMAZING...you look wonderful.

P.S.- I LOVE the graduation dress
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:59 PM   #6
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Wow!!! Congrats on all your hard work! You look fabulous, What an accomplishment!!
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:07 PM   #7
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You look great girl! Congrats! What an inspiration!!
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I am ECSTATIC for you. Congrats!!! I can't imagine how much hard work this has been. Again, AMAZING...you look wonderful.

P.S.- I LOVE the graduation dress
Interesting tidbit: Paris Hilton wore that same dress in an episode of "The Simple Life" way back in the day. I saw the dress and I loved it and couldn't believe that I actually found it.

And, thanks all for the congrats. I cannot wait until I get to a healthy BMI. I'm going to kick overweight in the face just like I did obesity.
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:32 PM   #9
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Yay!! Love it, WTG kick that butt!

You're ht & swt are almost exactly the same as mine, I love love love seeing your pictures! Makes me think there's hope!
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:03 PM   #10
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Excellent job! Keep kicking!!!
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:56 PM   #12
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OMG. You look lovely! Almost like a different person even though you're wearing the same graduation dress. Congratulations and really great work!
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WOW!!!

You look amazing ... what an accomplishment & an inspiration!!

Thanks so much for posting.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:25 PM   #14
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What an inspiration!
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Wow!!! Amazing. Congratulations
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