Half the Woman I Used to Be

IremiaRe Posts: 801 Member
A Long, Long Time ago…
I can still remember how the pastry used to make me smile
And I knew if I had my chance, that I could find some 5x pants
And maybe, they would fit me, for a while…

But January had me cryin
That milestone Birthday came a flyin
40 on my doorstep
I had to make a sure step

I can’t remember if I cried
When I thought of all the plans I’d tried
But something touched me deep inside
The day Delusion died.

I started singing
Bye Bye German Apple Pie
Bought a bevy of fresh veggies
And gave protein a try
Them Good Ol’ Boys can keep their sourdough and rye
Because this won’t be the year that I die
This won’t be the year that I die....


Hello, MFP Peeps.

Because my posts are long, I have made a blog of my story and posted it. IF you happen to like words, as I do - you can check them out here:


For the rest of you, here are some pictures and stats.



SW: 367
Waist: 56”
Hips: 66”

CW: 181
Waist: 36
Hips: 45

Clearly, at 181, I am not in peak condition or even out of the Obese category – but, for me this is a major milestone and a place to stop for a moment and reflect. Today, I am less than half the woman that I used to be. I never thought I would see this weight again, but here I am. From 5x at 40 and 4x at 50. I am aiming for a size 6 by the time I hit 60. Heck, it might even take me that long…. But I know how to do it, now… and I have changed the way I eat, changed the way I live. Not dramatically – I still eat tacos and pizza – but, changed my mind-set about what to eat, how much to eat and when to eat it. There are no “magic beans.” It’s going to take time and effort to get to a normal size, but I have no doubt that I will do it.



  • debtay123
    debtay123 Posts: 1,327 Member
    love love love the song/poem- You did an amazing job so far- keep it up- you look awesome!
  • Catawampous
    Catawampous Posts: 447 Member
    OMG LMAO I love it!!!! CONGRATS on your hard work!
  • LiveLoveFitFab
    LiveLoveFitFab Posts: 302 Member
    Wow. That's awesome progress. Good work, and congrats.

    Also, I like your cobwebby pants.
  • Lucy1752
    Lucy1752 Posts: 499 Member
    I am loving it!! Your creativity is awesome!
    Congratulations and big standing ovations!
  • lorrpb
    lorrpb Posts: 11,464 Member
    Proud of you!!
  • CourtneyUT
    CourtneyUT Posts: 48 Member
    Amazing progress! You are an inspiration! And pretty talented with your lyrics there! Love the song!
  • Jeullena
    Jeullena Posts: 1 Member
    Awesome work!
    Any advice on how to motivate someone to start this journey? My sister is severly overweight but refuses to discuss her diet, eating habits, or anything of the sort at all.

    You've made an amazing and motivating change!
  • Mrs_Padgett
    Mrs_Padgett Posts: 191 Member
    Congrats! Love the song!
  • IdLikeToLoseItLoseIt
    Now that song is in my head! ;)

    Thank you for sharing your success story, very inspiring! Well done!
  • neerajanarayan1967
    what a dedication and commitment. Excellent.
  • eleanorhawkins
    eleanorhawkins Posts: 1,655 Member
    Pure awesomeness!
  • HeidiCooksSupper
    HeidiCooksSupper Posts: 3,831 Member
    I'm about 1/4 of the way to losing 1/2 my weight. Love your inspiration!
  • NextPage
    NextPage Posts: 609 Member
    Love it - except I have this song stuck in my head now :wink:
  • diggswood
    diggswood Posts: 47 Member
    Incredible. Such dedication and you look terrific. Great, great work!!
  • choochabella1
    choochabella1 Posts: 20 Member
    Congrats :D
  • IremiaRe
    IremiaRe Posts: 801 Member
    Thanks, Guys!
  • sbrown6
    sbrown6 Posts: 334 Member
    I love your revised lyrics! I’m going to Star this post so I can come back and reread them when I’m feeling down. What and inspiration you are!
  • RodaRose
    RodaRose Posts: 9,562 Member
    Thanks for the song and the pictures. Congrats on your weight loss. :mrgreen:
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