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Old 02-04-2010, 01:50 PM   #1
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Default CNN "ireports"

So I decided to fish for compliments and post on CNN. You can see my "ireports" thing in the weight loss success stories.

Check out the first person's comment...I found it funny .

Height: 6'2
Starting weight/ Current low weight/"redline" weight
Total: 267.6 pounds.

I will do the Komen 60 mile walk for breast cancer again this year!!
Next goal is 175: Pounds from goal = 4.2.

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Old 02-04-2010, 02:05 PM   #2
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kind of a whack job, eh? Ah, well, you can't please everyone. You seem pretty happy and many of us find you inspiring, so plbbbtttt to the downers!

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Old 02-04-2010, 02:11 PM   #3
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Haha, what a weirdo. His comment about your hair and face doesn't even make sense. You look great!
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Old 02-04-2010, 02:12 PM   #4
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Very cool! That first comment was interesting. Not the usual slant one sees on comment sections of weight related topics... And you look great, so don't listen to him.
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Old 02-04-2010, 02:21 PM   #5
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That is a great report, Matt! And you look fabulous.

I think there are people out there who have to say something negative about everything they see. Doesn't matter what you post they are going to argue with it.
I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday.

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Old 02-04-2010, 02:30 PM   #6
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WTG Matt! I agree with the others--you look great. And congrats on the running!
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Old 02-04-2010, 02:36 PM   #7
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Look at you! Bravo on the weight loss and can I say the person who replied to you sounded a bit "off". I like your facial hair in both pics but then I am a girl that likes beards, goatees, soul patch etc!

First Mini-Goal: Lose 10 lbs. Met 2/22/2010
Second Mini-Goal: 20 lbs. down Met 4/23/2010
Third Mini-Goal: Lost 10% body weight (27 lbs down) Met 9/13/2010
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Back on track:9/5/2011 First goal: get back to 246
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Old 02-04-2010, 02:42 PM   #8
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You look great and have added years to your life ! Congratulations !
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Old 02-04-2010, 02:52 PM   #9
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You know what they say about opinions...

I agree - it is so off-base that's comical. I am glad you see that. You look great, hun!

HW: 225, lost 75lbs in 2011 LW: 150
Losing again starting from 210 5/9/2017

No words of widsom. After years of reflection and dieting, I still don't have this thing figured out.
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Old 02-04-2010, 02:56 PM   #10
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Congratulations! You achieved tremendous success, look great and will have a longer, more enjoyable life with your new healthy lifestyle! I'm so proud of, and inspired by, you!

Say it... shout it... believe it... "I AM GOING TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!"...then DO IT!

"You don't drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there." ~ Edwin Louis Cole

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Lap RNY 11/19/2014: 215.5 surgery weight

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1) Consume less than 120 grams of carbs, 30 grams of sugar and 1,100 net calories (factoring in exercise) 2) Exercise 6 days per week at least 45 minutes per day
3) Follow the Bariatric surgery eating plan
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Old 02-04-2010, 02:56 PM   #11
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I love that you posted there at CNN. I wanted to say 'what the heck is that first guy talking about?'

Kudos to you!

Move ticker, move!
Next Mini Goal - 214

"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." - Margaret Thatcher

I can't lose 100 pounds....but, just maybe I can lose five pounds twenty times.
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Old 02-04-2010, 03:11 PM   #12
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okay, there's totally something wrong with that first poster I think we can all agree on that.

I think we can also pretty much agree that you have done an OUTSTANDING job! I pretty much know that your life has taken a complete one - eighty from what it used to be. I'm just so happy for you.
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Old 02-04-2010, 03:38 PM   #13
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What? That's so bizarre? You totally look great now. What a weirdo!!
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:26 PM   #14
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I think your report is awesome. I agree that the first comment was funny and I am glad you see it that way. I do hope you totally disregarded what was said. You were a cutie before, you are gorgeous now and don't you let anyone make you think otherwise. As for the facial hair, my DH is jealous. He has passed by my computer and seen your avatar pic and commented. He's only allowed a mustache right now since he's still active duty military.

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Old 02-04-2010, 04:37 PM   #15
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Some people are totally out there. I am glad you are dismissing that crazy poster!!

You look totally awesome!!! Keep up the good work!!

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