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First post! MFP member for 7 years. 1964-day logging streak. 161 pounds lost.

RoguePisigitRoguePisigit Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
Hi everyone! Obviously I'm pretty MFP dedicated, but I've never checked out the message boards before and wanted to share my progress. I started logging in 2013 at a weight of 303 but got serious in late 2014. After hitting a low of 138 lbs, I had some major life challenges -- a medication that seriously affected my weight, depression and anxiety struggles with accompanying bad reactions to medications, reactive hypoglycemia that drove my hunger through the roof, and a return to comfort eating after the unexpected death of my husband. By April of last year I had regained to 176, and I'm almost prouder to have lost 34 pounds in the past year than to have lost 160 in the past 5. Life isn't linear, and weight loss isn't always either.

October 2013 to November 2019 (I have had two skin removal surgeries):
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February 2019 to November 2019:
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  • tiptoethruthetulipstiptoethruthetulips Posts: 3,056Member, Greeter, Premium Member Posts: 3,056Member, Greeter, Premium Member
    Wow, so very well done!!!
  • motivatedmarthamotivatedmartha Posts: 1,101Member Member Posts: 1,101Member Member
    Such an important lesson for us all - when life goes to sh1t - as it often does - one can regain control. Congratulations on your success so far and wishing you all the best for your future X
  • Floydy89Floydy89 Posts: 17Member Member Posts: 17Member Member
    I barely ever post (though often browse) but had to for this! Absolutely remarkable! You must have some mindset! Congrats!
  • snowflake954snowflake954 Posts: 4,348Member Member Posts: 4,348Member Member
    Congratulations! This is a lovely transformation. I'm sorry about the loss of your husband--I'm sure it hasn't been easy.
  • katshearekatsheare Posts: 1,014Member Member Posts: 1,014Member Member
    Amazing first post and so many hugs to you - hopefully you feel stronger in all parts of your self through this!!
  • thomasrhysnicholasthomasrhysnicholas Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    Hell yes. Well done :-)
  • harleyhearseharleyhearse Posts: 5Member Member Posts: 5Member Member
    What an inspirational story! I am very sorry for the loss of your husband. You have an amazing ability to focus on your goals. That ability is what I am trying to find as I am at the beginning stages of my journey. I wish you continued success, and happiness.
  • ReenieHJReenieHJ Posts: 907Member Member Posts: 907Member Member
    These are the types of posts I want to wrap up in a great big hug and gush job well done. :blush: You've overcome some major obstacles and confronted life square in the eyes. You are a very strong person; if I could think of something else to say besides Congratulations, I'd say it.
    May you find happiness and peace every day for the rest of your life.
  • TravisJHuntTravisJHunt Posts: 480Member Member Posts: 480Member Member
    Amazing job! Amazing strength. I know they say nothing in life worth having comes easy, and you're living proof! You don't even resemble the same person, you can just see it in your eyes. That last photo has the eyes of a person who says I've been to hell and back and I am a stronger person because of it so don't mess with me! Keep kicking butt and taking names!
  • angf0679angf0679 Posts: 1,060Member Member Posts: 1,060Member Member
    Way to go!!!! That's a lot of hard work. (And I have to say I love those tights you are wearing in your after photos)
  • GoRun2GoRun2 Posts: 341Member Member Posts: 341Member Member
    congratulations
  • TheBigFbTheBigFb Posts: 651Member Member Posts: 651Member Member
    YOU ARE AMAZING
  • MsWaxMsWax Posts: 22Member Member Posts: 22Member Member
    Thank you for sharing this! You've made some amazing accomplishments in the face of some terrible obstacles...that's really something to be proud of. Congratulations!
  • tinaslimtinaslim Posts: 41Member Member Posts: 41Member Member
    WOW! What an awesome share! So sorry for the loss of your husband and medication issues. Looks like you're taking control of things from what we're seeing! Well done!!!🤗
  • dhiammarathdhiammarath Posts: 780Member, Premium Member Posts: 780Member, Premium Member
    Wow! Congrats!
  • girlwithcurls2girlwithcurls2 Posts: 1,910Member Member Posts: 1,910Member Member
    You are one strong woman. Lucky the people who have you as a friend IRL :heart:
  • michael1976_camichael1976_ca Posts: 3,458Member Member Posts: 3,458Member Member
    incredible job
  • springlering62springlering62 Posts: 720Member Member Posts: 720Member Member
    Many hugs, and even more wishes for a bright future. You are a strong, beautiful woman, with good things in store.
  • hesn92hesn92 Posts: 5,795Member Member Posts: 5,795Member Member
    Wow, that's awesome! Great streak, and dedication. And I'm very sorry for your loss <3
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