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Old 11-21-2011, 09:54 AM   #1  
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Default 9 months and 56lbs gone forever!!!

I have been dreaming of the day that I could say I finally made it!
9 months ago I was 216lbs, I was unhappy with myself, my life and I knew I had to change it.
This has been a journey of self discovery. Not only did I shed the pounds but as they came off, I started finding me. For 20 years I had devoted myself to being a mother and a wife but I forgot about taking care of myself and at 41 years old (then) it was time to find me.
9 months later, I am still working on me but I am so much happier with how I look and feel about myself.
When I started I could not look at how far I needed to go, I could only look at losing 5lbs at a time. I made a commitment to myself that this time was for me and I was going to do it.
I choose calorie counting because it was free, easy and allowed me to eat pretty much what I wanted as long as it fit in my calories. After many broken promises to myself to begin exercising, at the end of July, I decided I was worth the effort and began getting up 5 days a week at 5:30 to get my exercise in. It was not easy but so worth it.
I started weighing myself once a week but now I weigh once a day to hold myself accountable and remind myself daily what my goal for the day is.
According to the BMI charts I am still overweight, however, I have new goals and they are to get fit and buff at 42. This summer when I wear shorts, I want the jiggle in my legs and arms to be replaced with muscle.
It has not been easy but I am so proud of myself for hanging in there. I cannot express my gratitude to 3fatchicks. Without all the love and support on this site I would not be doing the happy dance today.
I plan to continue on with my current food plan through the holidays to keep my eating in check.
I do not have many pictures of myself before so this one is from my daughters graduation in May 2010.
To all the newbies just starting, I want you to know, if I can do it, you can too!!!
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:02 AM   #2  
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WTG awesome job!!
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:04 AM   #3  
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Congratulations! That's quite an accomplishment!
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:40 PM   #4  
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Great job! Congrats on all your hard work, it has really paid off
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:11 PM   #5  
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Big difference NEMom! You're looking really good!!! And I totally agree, 3FC makes a world of difference for me too
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:10 PM   #6  
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congrats!
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:15 AM   #7  
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you look so incredibly happy in the latest picture!! that must be an amazing feeling!! way to go :-)
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:32 AM   #8  
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Well done
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:56 PM   #9  
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AMAZING job!!!! <3 you look good!!!
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:24 PM   #10  
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NEmomni have to share with you that every time I see someone respond to this thread, I think "wow, she just had a baby and she lost baby weight, placenta weight, extra water weight.... And so on...". And then I think, "man.... That's a lot of baby weight! Even I didn't lose that much when I had a baby." (I lost 38 pounds with mine both times within a week or two of giving birth.)

Then I realize, "oh, she was able to lose the 56 pounds in 9 months! I get it now!".

Weird me...


Anyway, congrats to you! You've done great! And you look great!

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Old 01-16-2012, 07:20 AM   #11  
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You've done amazing and looking great!
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:36 AM   #12  
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great job!! you should be very proud of yourself!
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:07 AM   #13  
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Congratulations!! You look great!
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:30 AM   #14  
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Yay! Awesome job!
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:06 PM   #15  
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You are doing an amazing job. You look great!
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