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More than 100 lbs loss in 8 months & 4 days...

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  • snowynesnowyne Posts: 269Member Member Posts: 269Member Member
    So inspiring!! Thank you for sharing. You look so happy & healthy!
  • NewStartDayBeginningNewStartDayBeginning Posts: 16Member Member Posts: 16Member Member
    How do u add friends? I'm new & need some uplifting support & inspiring riends.
  • sonarbabesonarbabe Posts: 39Member Member Posts: 39Member Member
    dsboohead wrote: »
    I am truly impressed. I am no youngster and the challenges in regards to approaching seniorhood feel insurmountable.
    I do not want to be rude but how young are you and what were your challenges?
    Seeing you gave me a shot in the arm!

    I turn 44 years old tomorrow. I was between 220 and 260 (averaged 240) for almost 23 years.

    I have bad knees (they grind). I had terrible low back pain. Those were my main two challenges to overcome. Dropping the weight has helped both, but my knees are just bad. There are some days better than others of course. My low back pain has improved significantly. There were nights that I couldn't even turn in the bed because it hurt so bad... spasms. Terrible pain. I still might have some issues once in a while, but NOTHING like I used to. I also had started noticing I was wheezing at night when I laid down. Not sick or anything. My weight was the factor as once I lost weight, the wheezing stopped.

    Hope this helps.

    I am so glad you mentioned this! I just turned 39 and have lost 54 lbs. I have 15 to go to reach my 140 lbs goal, but chronic back pain from multiple injuries and horrible knee pain keeps me from doing a lot of exercises. May I ask how you worked around this problem? Any suggestions would be great!
  • ChelleDee07ChelleDee07 Posts: 374Member Member Posts: 374Member Member
    WOW!!! You rock!!! So inspirational! I started at 262 and now going into my 4th month, I'm at 220. Still have about 90lbs to go, and this is just so encouraging. You look amazing and not just the outside, but in your smile, you can see the inner happiness as well. Congrats lady...so awesome!!

    Thank You!! I am truly happy!! I have changed my entire life. You’ve Got This!! You can do it!!
  • ChelleDee07ChelleDee07 Posts: 374Member Member Posts: 374Member Member
    astr323 wrote: »
    your eyes look so bright and clear and beautiful! congratulations on all of your hard work x
    Calyse90 wrote: »
    You go girl!!!! #inspirational # I love your style!!!!
    Incredible transformation! Congratulations

    Thank y’all so much!! I feel healthier, happier and much better all around.
  • ChelleDee07ChelleDee07 Posts: 374Member Member Posts: 374Member Member
    Are you kidding me?? You look INCREDIBLE!!! Thank you for sharing your story, truly inspiring.

    No ma’am... very serious!
  • ChelleDee07ChelleDee07 Posts: 374Member Member Posts: 374Member Member
    librarywiz wrote: »
    Thanks for sharing! You're inspirational! I like the photo of you and your beau with your dog at your feet. Cute!
    Thank you! That is why I share my story...if I can inspire others, that’s one of my goals!! Oh and that’s Oliver (Ollie). He is one of my biggest supporters even though he tries to hold my lap down often.
  • ChelleDee07ChelleDee07 Posts: 374Member Member Posts: 374Member Member
    How do u add friends? I'm new & need some uplifting support & inspiring riends.

    If you’ll click a user name in blue... it comes up with options to message or request friend. HTH

  • ChelleDee07ChelleDee07 Posts: 374Member Member Posts: 374Member Member
    sonarbabe wrote: »
    dsboohead wrote: »
    I am truly impressed. I am no youngster and the challenges in regards to approaching seniorhood feel insurmountable.
    I do not want to be rude but how young are you and what were your challenges?
    Seeing you gave me a shot in the arm!

    I turn 44 years old tomorrow. I was between 220 and 260 (averaged 240) for almost 23 years.

    I have bad knees (they grind). I had terrible low back pain. Those were my main two challenges to overcome. Dropping the weight has helped both, but my knees are just bad. There are some days better than others of course. My low back pain has improved significantly. There were nights that I couldn't even turn in the bed because it hurt so bad... spasms. Terrible pain. I still might have some issues once in a while, but NOTHING like I used to. I also had started noticing I was wheezing at night when I laid down. Not sick or anything. My weight was the factor as once I lost weight, the wheezing stopped.

    Hope this helps.

    I am so glad you mentioned this! I just turned 39 and have lost 54 lbs. I have 15 to go to reach my 140 lbs goal, but chronic back pain from multiple injuries and horrible knee pain keeps me from doing a lot of exercises. May I ask how you worked around this problem? Any suggestions would be great!

    Of course you may. Honestly, I just listened/listen to my body. If something is troublesome, I work around it. You can modify most exercises and my PT is great for helping me with this. Remember you don’t have to be doing high impact to improve your lifestyle. Just move and move often. Walking can do a world of wonder for you. Not just weight, but health in general. Don’t get discouraged. Add stretches into your daily routines! They do help!!
  • AidaF430AidaF430 Posts: 165Member Member Posts: 165Member Member
    You look amazing! I just turned 48 (gasp) LOL :p You are proof that we can be healthy and fit at any age. You have truly inspired me! Thank you for sharing your story! You and your hubby look great on that bike too! B)
  • Julee84Julee84 Posts: 15Member Member Posts: 15Member Member
    You can do it too!! I share this to help inspire and motivate others! I feel better! I am healthier! I am living life and enjoying every day! You can read more about my lifestyle change below as My Fitness Pal shared on their blog. Don't give up! You've Got This!! You CAN do it too!!! I am now in maintenance and doing well. I currently weigh 159 and am working more with strength training.

    http://blog.myfitnesspal.com/southern-mom-went-couch-motorcycle-eight-months/?utm_source=FACEBOOK&utm_medium=FB MyFitnessPal&utm_term=Article&utm_content=Motivation&utm_campaign=20171001

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    So amazing!!! A true inspiration!
  • ChelleDee07ChelleDee07 Posts: 374Member Member Posts: 374Member Member
    AidaF430 wrote: »
    You look amazing! I just turned 48 (gasp) LOL :p You are proof that we can be healthy and fit at any age. You have truly inspired me! Thank you for sharing your story! You and your hubby look great on that bike too! B)
    Thank you! I just turned 44 Saturday. Yes, we can do it. You can do it!! This is why I share my story... because others need to see it can be done! No pills, no magic! Just eating right and moving more. You’ve Got This!!
  • ChelleDee07ChelleDee07 Posts: 374Member Member Posts: 374Member Member
    Julee84 wrote: »
    You can do it too!! I share this to help inspire and motivate others! I feel better! I am healthier! I am living life and enjoying every day! You can read more about my lifestyle change below as My Fitness Pal shared on their blog. Don't give up! You've Got This!! You CAN do it too!!! I am now in maintenance and doing well. I currently weigh 159 and am working more with strength training.

    So amazing!!! A true inspiration!


    Thank you! I really appreciate that!
    edited October 2017
  • lynder64lynder64 Posts: 97Member Member Posts: 97Member Member
    Thanks for my morning cup of inspiration :-) Fantastic accomplishment!!!
  • ChelleDee07ChelleDee07 Posts: 374Member Member Posts: 374Member Member
    justlyn wrote: »
    Thanks for my morning cup of inspiration :-) Fantastic accomplishment!!!
    Thank you ma’am! You can do it!!
  • ChelleDee07ChelleDee07 Posts: 374Member Member Posts: 374Member Member
    Just bumping the post to share with others that may be needing the inspiration today.
  • DananaNanasDananaNanas Posts: 674Member Member Posts: 674Member Member

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    Congrats! And I love this picture with your dog :)

  • ChelleDee07ChelleDee07 Posts: 374Member Member Posts: 374Member Member

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    Congrats! And I love this picture with your dog :)

    Thank you... he is one of our spoiled babies. He has a sister, but she had just moved out of the picture when it was taken.

  • Italiana_xx79Italiana_xx79 Posts: 532Member Member Posts: 532Member Member
    Way to go!! :)
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