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  • Still_too_fat1970Still_too_fat1970 Posts: 250Member Member Posts: 250Member Member
    jennyhoon wrote: »
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    Just over 3 yrs and 50ish lbs.
    A shame that losing weight doesn't cure resting bish face 😅

    You're looking great there. Looks healthier than before. Keep it up!

    Thanks! And yeah....I'm MUCH healthier now :)
  • lx1xlx1x Posts: 6,192Member Member Posts: 6,192Member Member
    c4therineB wrote: »
    Left pic is from November, right pic taken a week ago. About 4 months progress and 19kg down. ✌xcneasgwjm5l.jpg

    Looks great Cath... 👍👍
  • c4therineBc4therineB Posts: 40Member Member Posts: 40Member Member
    lx1x wrote: »
    c4therineB wrote: »
    Left pic is from November, right pic taken a week ago. About 4 months progress and 19kg down. ✌xcneasgwjm5l.jpg

    Looks great Cath... 👍👍


    Oh heyyy 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️ Thanks my friend!

  • creationscrowncreationscrown Posts: 257Member Member Posts: 257Member Member
    Wolfena wrote: »
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    I love this post! It's so nice to see everybody's progress!

    My post picture is from six months ago as well as today.

    I have been on this "weight loss adventure" since 2006 and at one point had lost 70 lb weighing in at 138. I evened out around 145-150 and stayed that weight until approximately 2012 when I switched to a different type of job. Upon taking that desk job where I was working 10 to 12 hours a day the way slowly creeped back. The past four years I was working a job that was just so stressful all I did was eat and sleep and my health suffered. I went back up to 206 lb. My blood pressure was borderline where I would need medication, I was seeing a sleep doctor because of the exhaustion I could just not stay awake or do anything.

    Come August 2018, I decided to quit that job and open my own business... also started a part-time job for supplemental income until things get going better. I have lost almost 30 lb already (29.4 to be exact) my blood pressure is back to normal and while I am still working with the sleep doctor I am doing much better and I'm able to take walks and function again.

    Over the last 13 years I have learned a lot! My goal weight is not as low as it used to be, I think I'd like to lose another 10 or 15 pounds and I will be good. I have learned a lot about myself, my eating habits and what I can feasibly do for exercise on a regular long-term basis. I've also learned that what is more important for me is my health and not necessarily what my body looks like.

    I am feeling good this time and hopefully things will stay this way 🙂

    Oh wow! Hard lessons learned!! Great job figuring it all out now and what works for you. Good health is definitely SO important! Keep up the great work you’re doing for your body and mind!!
  • long_for_melong_for_me Posts: 131Member, Premium Member Posts: 131Member, Premium Member
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    A couple months after my first baby was born in 2015 vs now, 2 months after my third! 35 lbs difference here. I think it’s so important to look back on progress, especially when the scale isn’t moving as quickly as I’d hope and motivation is dwindling.

    You look awesome! Well done!
  • hafsatoheed2019hafsatoheed2019 Posts: 8Member Member Posts: 8Member Member
    IsETHome wrote: »
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    First picture in November 2018 at 236, Second Picture in April 2019 around 205- down 30 lbs. Still another 30 to go easily, but progress.
    Congratulations
    Plz share some details what was your routine diet and exercise wise. I only have to lose around 35 to 40 lbs and seeing your pics tell me that it’s completely worth it.
    edited April 10
  • hafsatoheed2019hafsatoheed2019 Posts: 8Member Member Posts: 8Member Member
    IsETHome wrote: »
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    First picture in November 2018 at 236, Second Picture in April 2019 around 205- down 30 lbs. Still another 30 to go easily, but progress.
    Congratulations
    Plz share some details what was your routine diet and exercise wise. I only have to lose around 35 to 40 lbs and seeing your pics tell me that it’s completely worth it.
  • hafsatoheed2019hafsatoheed2019 Posts: 8Member Member Posts: 8Member Member
    Sorry my question and your post all got into one box
    I don’t know how to separately select someone s post and write my question under it
  • IsETHomeIsETHome Posts: 222Member Member Posts: 222Member Member
    IsETHome wrote: »
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    First picture in November 2018 at 236, Second Picture in April 2019 around 205- down 30 lbs. Still another 30 to go easily, but progress.
    Congratulations
    Plz share some details what was your routine diet and exercise wise. I only have to lose around 35 to 40 lbs and seeing your pics tell me that it’s completely worth it.

    Sure. I marked sedentary in the MFP, I opened my diary to others, added about 10 support people or so that I connected with at various stages of their journey. I started on 12 Nov, and was diligent during the holidays, counting and measuring what I was eating. In the first month I really learned some items that were not worth the calories. I started at 1200 cals per day, and stuck with that, I reset my diary to 1100 so I had to be very careful of not eating empty calories. I did a lot of substitutes. I realized my 100 cal slice of bread wasn't worth it, and found a 50 cal slice of bread instead. I did stock up on pickles, sugar free jello. My breakfast for the most part has been 1/4 cup of whole or 2% cottage cheese, with a small bit of berries on top. I probably had more breads early on but have reduced them since that time. For me because I was watching sugars, it was better to have slightly higher fats, than sugars - so whole milk products. I also purchased hellman's light mayo 15 cals vers 100 cals (example of a substitution). I added more seafood - shrimp with old bay seasoning is my friend - but also tilapia. I eat red meat 2 times, maybe 3 a week. I realized I was eating way to much meats. In month 2 I started doing water jogging twice a week and then three times a week. I stayed consistent on that and have added a water jog, so exercising about 4 times per week. I do not count steps, I do not use a fitbit. I don't count if I take my dog around the block unless it is a walk well over 20 minutes (that's just life burning calories). I did put that I work out 3 times per week on mfp. I have only had about 5 glasses of alcohol since I started, I have not eaten licorice, and my potato chip intake has been drastically reduced. When I eat at subway, I have them yank out some of the bread - a footlong is pretty much the equivalent of a days calories. Every calorie matters, so you can't just snack. Feel free to add me. I also have gone from just over diabetic (I had been prediabetic for a long time), and now I am "normal".
    edited April 10
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