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Woo, I did it

post #1 of 13
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I'm finally able to squeeze into a pair of my old jeans. Just barely though so I have more weight to lose. 30 pounds gone, ten more to go.
post #2 of 13
congrats on that. It is so hard to get into a mode to lose weight.
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post #4 of 13
Wow that's fantastic!! I'd love to lose 40lbs (sigh)
Good job!!
post #5 of 13
Awesome, Amy!!
post #6 of 13
Outstanding! When do we get to see pictures?
post #7 of 13
That is wonderful
post #8 of 13

I also wish i could lose 30lbs , actually right now 10lb loss would be good!
Jess x
post #9 of 13
Congrats Do you mind if I ask what you did to loose the weight?
post #10 of 13
Woo Hoo!!! Congratulations. I love when you can actually see the difference and can get into a pair of goal pants... even if they are still tight - you're still in 'em!

Way to go!!!
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
Congrats Do you mind if I ask what you did to loose the weight?
Not much except for I quit eating a lot of sugar. I also got off the Depo birth control and I think that helped.
post #12 of 13
Congratulations! You should be very proud of yourself!

Not trying to be a bummer here, but I;ve been there myself: keeping it OFF is the hardest part. I lost 80lbs about 11 years ago, when I cut out sugar and most of the fat in my diet (I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes, hence my diet). I really wasn;t trying to lose weight, per se, but just trying to get the blood sugar under control. I went from an XL (sometimes larger in jeans) down to a X-S/Small. I;ve managed to keep most of it off, until about 4 years ago, when I went up to a Medium; I;d estimate about 10-13 lbs. Medium certainly is not big, I know--but I don;t want to go back where I was before, due to my health. (I may add that I;m 5ft tall, so any weight gains looks huge on me.) Well, a month ago next week, I started a diet, after seeing a pic of myself at a staff party. Within 2 weeks, I had lost about 10 lbs (I don;t own a scale, but am estimating, also with DH;s critical eye, we are pretty sure that it was at least 10lbs.) I;m back to a size S in many things, but want to drop another 10lbs. Looking at myself in the mirror this morning (NOT a pretty sight), I think I have dropped 2-3 more lbs since then. When you lose weight, you discover body part you never saw before....) I feel SO much better, and look so much better, though, being a large-boned gal, and broad, and short, I;ll never be model material, never mind how small a size I am in clothing, but it;s the best I can do.

The saddest thing: my weight gain wasn;t due to over-eating (I never was a binger), but just putting a bit more fat and sugar back into my diet--a cookie a day did it, and a promotion to a more sedentary job. My body just can;t tolerate sugar, I guess. And I get sick of the sugar-free chocolate!

Keep up the good work! Buy yourself something nice (and slinky, perhaps??)!
post #13 of 13
Great for you!!! Whooo hoooo!
About 5 years ago I lost 50 pounds, sadly, about 30 of those have found me again. The key to keeping it off is easy, don't pig out on bad stuff and get the bod moving!
I have my skinny pants, and half t-shirt that I used to wear (yea, Im 42 but could pull of that look, I would have walked around naked if law allowed!)
Now to do the actual work..............
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