Mini-Goals Even if you're not at goal yet, this is the place to share your successes and achievements along the way! Success can be measured in many ways besides the scales. Tell us about your triumphs, including Non Scale Victories

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Old 08-30-2009, 04:25 PM   #1  
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Default 90 pounds lost; 120 yet to go!

Like a lot of us, I don't have a lot of pics of myself when I was at my heaviest, but I'm pretty sure the first pic here was from right around that time of weighing around 360.

The second pic is the most recent I have at the moment, which was about 15 pounds ago. I don't have a nice big mirror or someone else to snap a pic right now so it'll have to do.



Wow, why do I look so serious? *UPDATE* More recent pic here on page 3.

Anyway, I've now lost ninety pounds (I waited a couple of days to make sure the number stuck before posting this). Woah. That just boggles my mind. Only ten more and it'll be a full one hundred. Five pounds after that will be the halfway point to my goal!

So it looks like I'm definitely on my way. When I started this thing I couldn't even fit into any jeans that Fashion Bug Plus carried, and now I'm sporting a 22. With any luck (and a lot more determination and hard work) I'm hoping to be out of plus sizes by the end of the year.

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Old 08-30-2009, 04:30 PM   #2  
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Default You look wonderful, congrats!

Sirenity, you look so good! I love it. I am inspired as I sit here and eat my plate of veggies!

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Old 08-30-2009, 04:31 PM   #3  
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What are your secrets, you can tell me, I won't tell anyone!

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Old 08-30-2009, 04:34 PM   #4  
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WOW...you have done GREAT!!! Congratulations!!!
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That is so fantastic! You look wonderful. What a huge achievement.
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Old 08-30-2009, 04:37 PM   #6  
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You look soooooo great!! Very trim and healthy. Keep up the great work!
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Wow! You can really tell the difference between the first and second picture. Here's wishing you continued success.
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:37 PM   #9  
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You look amazing!!!!!!
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:22 PM   #10  
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Thank you so much everyone!!! The majority of the weight was lost a few years back, so the fifteen or so pounds I've recently lost is just the icing on the cake, so to speak. Gah!!! Why am I talking about cake?!

But to get back on track here, this all feels so surreal. I'm so distanced now from that girl in the first pic that I hardly remember being her.

I feel fortunate that I don't see my old self as "disgusting" or a "blob;" I was simply a very unhappy woman that had a lot of learning ahead of her. Choosing to get healthier and lose weight back in '04-'05 was a way of snapping myself out of a deep depression; I only wish I'd have kept up with the program, but no time like the present to resume!

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What are your secrets, you can tell me, I won't tell anyone!

do share!!!
I think the most important thing for me was totally giving up on soda. I'm totally done with it, even diet! You can take a peek at the beginning of my diet blog to get an idea of my overall plan and goals:

http://misirenity.livejournal.com/594.html

I've since expanded my menu, like today I had mini pizzas made out of whole wheat pita for lunch.
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:33 PM   #11  
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You look fantastic!! Thanls for sharing and congrats
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:59 PM   #12  
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I only wish I'd have kept up with the program
Hey, going off of the program without gaining all the weight back is one heck of an accomplishment in itself! I always gain everything back and then some when I go off. You are doing great. Congratulations!
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Old 08-30-2009, 09:57 PM   #13  
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Congratulations! You look great! I agree that maintaining your weight for several years is a big deal. You are definably successful and are handling this the right way for you.

You are an inspiration!
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Old 08-30-2009, 11:04 PM   #14  
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YaaaaaY!!! Congratulations, you look great and I love that pretty shirt you are wearing in your pic. You are an inspiration!
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Fantastic! You look great- what an amazing journey!
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