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  1. Wow, tempus fugit! A year ago today, I went into surgery weighing 284 lbs. Today, I weigh 195 lbs for total of 89 Lbs lost...SO FAR. My original goal was 140 pounds. While I am still headed in that direction, well see what the future brings. Wile I am very happy with my weightloss to date, I thought I would be further along. Oh, I'm not ungrateful, just anxious. I know that I have made some food choices that I shouldn't have, but I try to shake it off, and stay on task. Some days are better than others. I'm still forcing myself to drink lots of Water. I can say I have gotten much better! Along with the weightloss, I have gone from wearing a size 24 to a size 14. One day I just stared at a dress in my closet, amazed that it was really mine...in that size! I actually tried on a dress in a size 12, and it fit. Wow. A few other victories.... I CAN NOW: -shop off the rack, on the main level, not downstairs...behind housewares -cross my legs without cutting off my circulation -share a seat on my commuter train without fear of spilling over the center -run up stairs without gasping for air -Go shopping with a friend -tuck my shirt in -wrap a bath towel around my body -WEAR LILLY PULITZER....HOORAY! -sit on furniture without fear of crashing to the floor ***drumroll, please*** I WEIGH LESS THAN MY HUSBAND!!!!!!!!!! here are a few photos to show my progress thus far. I can't wait to come back in a few months to share my goal photos. Thank you Darlene
  2. Our stats are pretty close, so I will tell you it CAN be done. I know why I have slowed down, and have made steps to change the lazy, cocky habits I have picked up. ZUMBA has been my friend through most of this. I swear I sweat off a few inches every class. Good luck to you
  3. dar1983

    Hey July Sleevers

    We have nearly identical stats...I am also half-way to goal. My energy level has increased, and my bum knee no longer constantly aches climbing stairs. I am taking Zumba 4-5 days a week, and doing some strength training. There are (many) days when I am unhappy with the lengthy stalls I have encountered. Then I realize that I have lost75 pounds and lots of inches!
  4. I drink Crystal Light Lemon/Iced Tea...LOTS of it. I also drink iced water, but like many of you have already said, its tough to drink in the cold weather. I have been slacking big-time on the liquid intake. That is my resolution:drink LOTS more!
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    Sigh...I am going to need some MAJOR work at the end of this journey. My breasts are history. At my heaviest, I was a 46DDD. 70 pounds lighter, I am approximately a 40DD. They are ok in a bra...barely ok. I am amazed at the transformation.
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    almost four months!

    STOP THINKING, AND JUST DO IT! Sorry, not my place to say that, but if you are overweight/obese, be goos to yourself, and get the surgery. It is life-changing. You owe it to yourself to get healthy. (stepping down off my soapbox...)
  7. My daughter teaches pole fitness classes,a nd she specializes in 'plus-size' students. Do it today!
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    Down 125 lbs December 22, 2012

    He's jealous, and scared. But the hell with that, you look great!
  9. my vitamins are like horse pills, and it took weeks before I could swallow them. The smell alone made me sick
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    I wouldn't mind some grits now and then. But the carb count is kinda high...
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    Why pictures MATTER!

    You're right, pictures DO matter. You look great!
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    B4 And Now.

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    FABULOUS! I am 20lbs away from "Onederland". It has been about 23 years since I have been in the 100s. Can't wait!
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    Nsv Ah-Ha Moment

  15. *Omlettes *Burgers (I tried to eat little sliders, minus the bun...not good!) *scrambled eggs (sometimes) *more than a few bites of pasta *a few other foods, as well.
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    My Birthday 11/4/12 100 pounds down!!!!!!!

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    Help! This Is Not Working.

    Stalls. Plateaus. Gains. Frustration is my middle name, but I have come too far to give up. I just keep doing my thing, and hoping for the best.
  18. I had 1.5 slices of turkey and a 1/2 cup of mac and cheese. No desserts. Well, I did have some popcorn later at the movies...

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