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So, I guess I HAVE lost some weight...

vegasloungevegaslounge Posts: 112Member Member Posts: 112Member Member
Every summer my two high school girlfriends and I do a weekend vacation somewhere, and we've been doing it for years. Our first one, the one that unofficially kicked off this tradition, was in Washington DC in 2012. I was roughly 215lbs.

Here's me, standing in the Plexiglass vestibule of Julia Child's kitchen.

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Here's me tonight, 50 pounds lighter, same shirt. Holy crap. Seriously, holy crap. I'm still 20lb from goal but I cannot believe how different my face looks. My eyes particularly...I can wear eyeshadow and liner now because my eyelids are no longer "hooded" and I don't get creases when I blink.

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I never took the classic standing-in-your-underwear "before" shots, but the fact that we've been taking these vacations every year for the past 5 years has given me a good chart of my progress. I'm hoping I'll be near goal by our next one (first week of June) but if I'm not, I'll still look and feel so much better than our first year, or every year since.

Yeah, so basically this post is "OMG how amazing am I" but...dude, I've legit lost 50lbs since 2012. Hell yeah I'm going to self-congratulate.

~VL
edited February 23
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  • bnovak226bnovak226 Posts: 129Member Member Posts: 129Member Member
    Improving everyday, One day at a time! I look fantastic!
  • fitjcffitjcf Posts: 17Member, Premium Member Posts: 17Member, Premium Member
    It looks like 2 different girls! Great job. How did you loose it you think? Love that kitchen in the back - no wonder why Julia liked cooking.
  • Frankie_FanFrankie_Fan Posts: 558Member, Premium Member Posts: 558Member, Premium Member
  • birdenerdbirdenerd Posts: 40Member Member Posts: 40Member Member
    Congrats! You totally deserve to self congratulate :smiley: And thanks for this post! I've been overweight since childhood and could never really do makeup like my friends because of my eyelids. I never realized it was because of excess weight. Looking forward to seeing how my face changes after I lose more weight.
  • jcordray1978jcordray1978 Posts: 29Member, Premium Member Posts: 29Member, Premium Member
    Really brilliant job!
  • kjurassickjurassic Posts: 531Member Member Posts: 531Member Member
    Good job! You look amazing!
  • UGET1LIFEUGET1LIFE Posts: 8Member Member Posts: 8Member Member
    Every summer my two high school girlfriends and I do a weekend vacation somewhere, and we've been doing it for years. Our first one, the one that unofficially kicked off this tradition, was in Washington DC in 2012. I was roughly 215lbs.

    Here's me, standing in the Plexiglass vestibule of Julia Child's kitchen.

    eas6gqyxthp8.jpg

    Here's me tonight, 50 pounds lighter, same shirt. Holy crap. Seriously, holy crap. I'm still 20lb from goal but I cannot believe how different my face looks. My eyes particularly...I can wear eyeshadow and liner now because my eyelids are no longer "hooded" and I don't get creases when I blink.

    67reslna8tyw.jpg

    I never took the classic standing-in-your-underwear "before" shots, but the fact that we've been taking these vacations every year for the past 5 years has given me a good chart of my progress. I'm hoping I'll be near goal by our next one (first week of June) but if I'm not, I'll still look and feel so much better than our first year, or every year since.

    Yeah, so basically this post is "OMG how amazing am I" but...dude, I've legit lost 50lbs since 2012. Hell yeah I'm going to self-congratulate.

    ~VL



    Congratulations! You look beautiful
  • Faygetshealthy_2018Faygetshealthy_2018 Posts: 39Member Member Posts: 39Member Member
    Congratulations. You look amazing. Well done!
  • StyggianStyggian Posts: 225Member Member Posts: 225Member Member
    Great story and great results, your 'self congratulate' is well deserved, Good job :)
  • StevefromMichiganStevefromMichigan Posts: 398Member Member Posts: 398Member Member
    Awesome Job. Can't wait to see next year's photo!
  • beany90abeany90a Posts: 31Member Member Posts: 31Member Member
    Well done. I am really proud of you
  • sportychic87sportychic87 Posts: 209Member Member Posts: 209Member Member
    Awesome! You do look like a different person as others have said. It never occurred to me that those eye shadow creases might go away... :) Another reason for me to hit the gym!
  • dsbooheaddsboohead Posts: 1,346Member Member Posts: 1,346Member Member
    Are you sure this is not 2 different people....WOW!?
  • ITUSGirl51ITUSGirl51 Posts: 149Member Member Posts: 149Member Member
    Wow, great job! You look great!!!!
  • betty_veronica4betty_veronica4 Posts: 196Member Member Posts: 196Member Member
  • lorrpblorrpb Posts: 8,526Member Member Posts: 8,526Member Member
    Congrats! It’s great to have pics in similar circumstances each year, especially with the same people for comparison. Well done.
  • klr1981klr1981 Posts: 46Member Member Posts: 46Member Member
    Congratulations to you on a fantastic job!
  • tirowow12385tirowow12385 Posts: 368Member Member Posts: 368Member Member
    Great job, you've done it, the twenty is doable.
  • vegasloungevegaslounge Posts: 112Member Member Posts: 112Member Member
    I'd like to thank everyone for their well-wishes! It obviously has been a bumpy road (which is why it took 5 years to lose 50lbs) but it's been worth it and the remaining 20 will be even more worth it. I'm so close! I'm kicking it into a higher gear... started strength training at my gym and will be joining the local aquatics center for adult swim lessons (I never progressed past "tadpole" at my childhood YMCA classes). I am really, truly, once and for all, going to get this pile o'kittens done. I don't want to spend another summer swaddled in black ("it's slimming!").

    What's kinda sad is that I knew I seriously needed to start losing weight in 2012 (I wore a cheapo pedometer throughout our whole DC trip) but I honestly felt cute and kinda sexy at the time. So, rah-rah my amazing self-esteem, boo-hiss my total lack of self-awareness at how big the problem (and myself) had gotten by that point.
    edited February 27
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