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Old 07-20-2012, 02:05 PM   #1
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Red face 50 pounds down today

~20 to go. This picture actually shows -45 lbs. I'm 25 years old and graduated with my Bachelor's degree a year ago. I gained A LOT of weight in college. I was working 2-3 jobs and going to school for 10-12 hours a day. I decided to take up running in March 2012 and started on the Couch to 5k program. I "graduated" the program in April 2012 and continued running, working my way up to 6 miles and running an average of 3 1/2-4 miles 5x a week. I am pretty strict with what I eat and watch my calories like a hawk. I lost 45 pounds between March and today. The other 5 were lost back in November 2011 when I went to the gym for a month lol.

Hoping this inspires someone out there. If I can do this, anyone can. No crazy diets, no pills, no surgery, just pure hard work and counting calories. Still need to lose about 20 more.

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Added a newer picture that actually shows a 50 pound loss. This is me on Halloween 2011 vs. July 21, 2012. I ran my second 5k after this picture in 32:15

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Old 07-20-2012, 02:07 PM   #2
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I'm inspired Wonderful job!!!
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:18 PM   #3
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You look great!! Way to go! You have very nice legs, seriously.
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:36 PM   #4
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Awesome job! Please post what a typical day of food looks like for you.
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:52 PM   #5
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This is very inspirational! You look great, congrats!
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:00 PM   #6
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You look AMAZING!
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:32 PM   #7
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I'm sure you worked very hard, congrats!
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How adorable are you? Congrats!!!
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:28 PM   #9
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Beautiful! You absolutely deserve it and yes I am inspired!
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Wowee!! What a great change! Well done!! ..
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Way to go!! You are truly an inspiration! I just started running 1 month ago and it has literally changed my life! Thank you for sharing.
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Wow that's great you look so good! This is my first day on here and this just so happens to be the first thing I clicked on, it gives me so much more hope! Thank you so much congrats!
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Old 07-21-2012, 03:34 AM   #13
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You look fantastic! Keep up the awesome work. I'm sure those last 20 will melt off in no time with a work ethic like that!
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Wow, you look amazing and toned! Do you do any exercise besides running?
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Thanks everyone!

Orchestrated: I bike occassionally and try to throw in some circuit training for at least an hour total a week. Sadly all I want to do is run and I don't strength train as much as I probably should.

Saggzz: For breakfast I will usually eat either 2 links of precooked turkey sausage or a Special K bar with string cheese.

Lunch is sometimes lean cuisines, salads, and recently I started making my own turkey "lunchables" that are about 200 calories for the serving.

Dinner: I eat lots of different things. Turkey burgers, shrimp tacos, home made whole wheat pizza, Boca burgers, some kind of pasta dish usually once every 2 weeks, taco salad using ground chicken, salads, hot turkey sausage sandwiches, home made calzones using a pita pocket...

I usually have 1-2 meals a week where I eat what I want within reason and don't count calories. It's to the point now where I don't want the food I used to eat and I can't physically eat as much as I used to.
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