Message Boards Success Stories
You are currently viewing the message boards in:

My Turn to Overshare My Adventure



  • charmmethcharmmeth Member Posts: 806 Member Member Posts: 806 Member
    Thank you for sharing! I think you look pretty amazing in the photos before as well as after; you have (I find) a great dress/style sense. I am 56 and working my way down to 75kg with the intention of staying there this time, so am trying to find a sustainable balance of exercise that I can keep up, bascially forever, wherever I am. It looks like you have this, which is really inspiring.
    BTW i am in Germany at present and quite agree that the delicious breads and other bakery treats are a real challenge to keeping the calories under control. Today I have not managed at all, so will need to do some rowing after supper.. Fortunately, tomorrow is a new week!
  • 1poundatax1poundatax Member Posts: 201 Member Member Posts: 201 Member
    Thank you for sharing your inspirational story! I needed to hear it today. You look amazing.
  • AshHeartsJesusAshHeartsJesus Member Posts: 408 Member Member Posts: 408 Member
    Thanks for sharing! And I totally want your outfit 😎
  • Daisy_Girl2019Daisy_Girl2019 Member Posts: 208 Member Member Posts: 208 Member
    What a beautiful transformation - mind, body and soul. Thank you for sharing and inspiring us.
  • ddavenport6962ddavenport6962 Member Posts: 17 Member Member Posts: 17 Member
    You look amazing - i am 57 too and i would love to look like ur looking right now - fabulous !!!
    Thanx for sharing your journey it has been realy inspiring 😄😄😄
  • LINIALINIA Member, Premium Posts: 1,022 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,022 Member
    Love the sparkly and shiny workout attire and you really do get the job done ✅ Hope today is a sunny & pretty start to your weekend!
  • JeanneTopsJeanneTops Member Posts: 2,166 Member Member Posts: 2,166 Member
    JeanneTops wrote: »
    Weight regain is what I fear the most - more than wrinkled or loose skin. And I've done it plenty of times. I would love to hear how you handled it.


    I haven’t handled it yet. I see all the “back again” posts and pray that I can stay determined. I over ate some cookies (yesterday) and worry “Is this it? Was this all there was to it?” and fully expect to step on the scales and be twenty, fifty, all of it back up again. The right side knows it doesn’t happen overnight, the left side is like “You dummy! Look what you started.”

    I can’t even bear to look at the Maintaining threads. I’d rather stay here where people are still fighting for it.

    But what it comes down to is, I’m really lazy. I would sincerely hate to have to do this all over again, so I’m trying to stay determined to stay on track.

    I've had those same thoughts in the past and, I'm sorry to say, did indeed gain it all back. So I no longer think I have any advice to give anyone. Someone else here though said something I do agree with: Think of maintenance as having to lose those last pesky 10 pounds. I will not change how I'm eating now. My weight loss has slowed down considerably and I plan to just keep eating this way forever. No letting myself think: Oh, it's ok to eat this because I'm at my goal. For myself, I know that is the beginning of weight regain.
  • Diatonic12Diatonic12 Member Posts: 27,315 Member Member Posts: 27,315 Member
    @JeanneTops I could be mistaken but I think it was @springlering62 who said it on this forum relating it to us, the 10 lb thing. B)
  • IronIsMyTherapyIronIsMyTherapy Member Posts: 475 Member Member Posts: 475 Member
    Wow, that's awesome. You deserved every minute of the "overshare" mic and stage.

    That's truly inspiring. 👏🏼
  • lizh9lizh9 Member Posts: 12 Member Member Posts: 12 Member
    You look fantastic! Thank you for writing this post!
  • TiredMom2021TiredMom2021 Member Posts: 25 Member Member Posts: 25 Member
    @springlering62 I see your posts in a number of forums and I'm always impressed and inspired! (I showed my husband one not long ago...I think it's in the "Halp...Heavy Lifting" thread and he said, "look at those guns!")

    Anyway, I was needing some inspiration and had already read through the current couple of pages of Success Stories so I just skipped to random pages and read - how fun to read your story after seeing bits and pieces in other threads.

    So, let me say: WELL DONE!

    And thank you for sharing. I am 53 and, while not retired (I still have 3 youngsters at home), I have a lot more time to focus on my own fitness lately and I am SO seeing how beneficial it would have been (for my whole family) if I had prioritized this years ago. I'm so glad you've shared your inspiring story!
    edited March 25
  • JanatkiJanatki Member Posts: 168 Member Member Posts: 168 Member
  • NVintageNVintage Member Posts: 242 Member Member Posts: 242 Member
    Me too! I think exercise is the one thing that I am seeing in common with most people that maintain weight loss. Also, I am trying to find if there's any difference in focusing on healthier eating habits rather than eating the same foods, but restricting calories...
    JeanneTops wrote: »
    Thank you (and @annptt77) for sharing this. As great as all your achievements are, I have to say that what I find most inspiring, are the times when you gained some weight back and then stopped regaining and re-lost the weight. That is a story very few people can ever tell and certainly not one I have ever been able to. In my opinion, stopping weight regain is the hardest thing of all to do. Weight loss, once you're on a roll, seems easy in comparison. Stopping weight regain is an enormous fight with your own negative thinking, your own guilt and self-disappointment and your own pessimism. Weight regain is what I fear the most - more than wrinkled or loose skin. And I've done it plenty of times. I would love to hear how you handled it.

  • SpotteddingoSpotteddingo Member, Premium Posts: 59 Member Member, Premium Posts: 59 Member
    Thank you for sharing. It is good to read the good and the not so of your journey and the pics are great! Very inspiring.
Sign In or Register to comment.