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80 pounds lighter, 5 years wiser ;)

missblondi2umissblondi2u Member Posts: 851 Member Member Posts: 851 Member
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I thought it was about time to post these. I've been a MFP member since 2013, but I'd say my weight loss story began in earnest in 2015. My starting weight was 206, and I'm down to 127. As a 5'2" female, that's taken me from a size 18 to a size 4. The journey was slow going at times, including one major 20 pound relapse, but looking back I really couldn't be any prouder of myself <3

I started by calorie counting with MFP and tracking my activity with my Fitbit. In the beginning all I could really manage for exercise was walking until I worked up to running, which I've discovered I have a true passion for. I've gotten to a point where I don't really need to log my food on a daily basis, mostly because I stick pretty closely to a set eating pattern that's worked well for me. I run three times a week, do lots of walking, and go on the occasional bike ride. I ran my second half-marathon this past weekend :)

Now that I'm mostly done with the weight loss, my next goal is to get into strength training so I can tone up. I'm always happy to add fitness-minded friends to my feed, whether your just starting or just still working, I've found that positive engagement with other MFP users has been super motivating.

Wishing everyone a happy journey!
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  • rachempoorachempoo Member Posts: 134 Member Member Posts: 134 Member
    Congratulations on the success! And your second half marathon is a huge accomplishment as well!
  • MithriditesMithridites Member Posts: 594 Member Member Posts: 594 Member
    You look fantastic! Not least because there is a newfound confidence in your smile. I started at a similar weight as you. I'm more than halfway there. I may reevaluate my final goal weight. Did you do any strength training?
  • bbbgamerbbbgamer Member Posts: 582 Member Member Posts: 582 Member
  • edfloodedflood Member, Premium Posts: 4 Member Member, Premium Posts: 4 Member
    Amazing accomplishment! What impact has the weight reduction made to your energy level, sleep, vitals like BP and heart rate?
  • SadiepunkinSadiepunkin Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member
    Wow, you look amazing and congrats on your marathons as well.
  • urban287urban287 Member Posts: 35 Member Member Posts: 35 Member
    Excellent job!
  • missblondi2umissblondi2u Member Posts: 851 Member Member Posts: 851 Member
    You look fantastic! Not least because there is a newfound confidence in your smile. I started at a similar weight as you. I'm more than halfway there. I may reevaluate my final goal weight. Did you do any strength training?

    I did bodyweight exercises sporadically. I'm working on trying to be more consistent!
  • missblondi2umissblondi2u Member Posts: 851 Member Member Posts: 851 Member
    edflood wrote: »
    Amazing accomplishment! What impact has the weight reduction made to your energy level, sleep, vitals like BP and heart rate?

    Thanks! I feel so much better, and my cardiovascular health has greatly improved. Even when I'm not intentionally exercising, I just find I'm so much more active now.
  • Mellybean1183Mellybean1183 Member Posts: 28 Member Member Posts: 28 Member
    Congratulations, you look incredible!
  • Bluetail6Bluetail6 Member, Premium Posts: 2,247 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,247 Member
    What a beautiful, wonderful, and amazing transformation!! Go you. :):)

    P.S. Inspirational
  • springlering62springlering62 Member, Premium Posts: 3,803 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,803 Member
    This is a wonderful story. Thanks for taking the time to share. It’s very motivational.
  • 1892218922 Member Posts: 85 Member Member Posts: 85 Member
    Congratulations 🎉! You look amazing and you must feel so much better than at your highest. Be proud of your journey. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
  • missblondi2umissblondi2u Member Posts: 851 Member Member Posts: 851 Member
    Thanks everyone for your kind words 😊
  • dlmecumdlmecum Member, Premium Posts: 5 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5 Member
    Congratulations on your success! Your pictures are inspiring!
  • shhhiloshhhilo Member, Premium Posts: 42 Member Member, Premium Posts: 42 Member
    Wow congrats on your success way to stay on top of your goals and life you look amazing
    edited December 2020
  • chasitystiff9397chasitystiff9397 Member Posts: 25 Member Member Posts: 25 Member
    Congrats you look great girl
  • RoseyandReadyRoseyandReady Member Posts: 255 Member Member Posts: 255 Member
    Wow!!! Congratulations!!! You must feel sooooo good!!! You look amazing!!
  • EileenL2015EileenL2015 Member Posts: 26 Member Member Posts: 26 Member
    CONGRATULATIONS to you. You look amazing.....Great job sticking to the plan. Hoping I can get back in the swing of things after New years eve......Have had some health issues with my knees and has put me behind with my Zumba
    class. Any suggestions are sure welcome....What do you do about snacks....? Keep up your maintenance now and stay strong. God bless.
  • denisemc1407denisemc1407 Member Posts: 50 Member Member Posts: 50 Member
    You look wonderful!!! GREAT job!
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