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My story of sweet revenge (pics)

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  • SLIMn2016SLIMn2016 Posts: 1,505Member Member Posts: 1,505Member Member
    Wow, how inspiring!!! An amazing metamorphosis. You look beautiful and happy. I hope I can do it too! I have 26 gone and 50lbs more to go. Thanks for your story!!!
  • spunkypug100spunkypug100 Posts: 20Member Member Posts: 20Member Member
    This is amazing, thank you for sharing!
  • ddconney7ddconney7 Posts: 18Member Member Posts: 18Member Member
    Great motivation. Thank you for sharing.
  • tigertodd493tigertodd493 Posts: 7Member Member Posts: 7Member Member
    usmcmp wrote: »
    I lied, my story really isn't about revenge. But, it started out that way.

    In 2010 my life hit a very low point. I weighed 217 pounds and my husband wanted a divorce. The entire four year marriage had been rough, so divorce was a bit of a relief. The downside of that was having to move across the country and back into my parent's house with two children under the age of two. Being unemployed, a disabled vet, a newly single mom and being fat sucked.

    I decided to get revenge on my ex by losing weight and looking super hot. I failed.

    It wasn't until I just got tired of being fat that I started making the changes that made a difference. Eating well, working out and learning to just love myself. It was no longer about revenge, it was about taking care of me.

    Tomorrow marks a significant point in my life. It marks three years of being single and my first bodybuilding competition. In total I've lost 70 pounds. As a single parent with a full time job and my own little house to take care of I have found a way to get a degree and get in shape all at the same time. I have tons of legitimate excuses to why I can't or don't have the time to eat right and workout. If you want it bad enough you WILL find a way!

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    **ETA: Workouts, I just lift heavy and do little cardio. Eating is TDEE-20% and IIFYM (with macros set correctly for my goals).


    Update as of October 2014- Since my original story I have competed in two bodybuilding competitions, placing second and first respectively, as well as two powerlifting competitions, one of which set a world record for deadlift for my weight class. I continue to workout and balance the fun things in life with maintaining fat loss.

    *For those of you who have been asking, I wrote a guide on how I lost the weight. You can find it here:
    http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/1161603/so-you-want-a-nice-stomach/p1

  • relaxed91859relaxed91859 Posts: 24Member Member Posts: 24Member Member
    Great job I hope to be able to take off just 25 to 30 bls. Just started 4/3/15. keep up the good work you are an inspiration.
  • karen_fitzgibbonkaren_fitzgibbon Posts: 736Member Member Posts: 736Member Member
    Awesomeness!!! You girl are my hero
  • BeanyFrog13BeanyFrog13 Posts: 157Member Member Posts: 157Member Member
    Absolutely inspiring!
  • Sgtcupcake35Sgtcupcake35 Posts: 5Member Member Posts: 5Member Member
    Very cool! You look AWESOME! I'm looking into counting my macros myself, but I find it super confusing. I actually had my Resting Metabolic rate tested and mine is lower (about 200-300 calories) lower than the averages given, Thus it makes me confused about where my macros should be.
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  • kkorthalskkorthals Posts: 2Member Posts: 2Member
    *kitten* yeah. Way to go. Keep on keepin on

  • shinkle1197shinkle1197 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    This is very inspiring for me, just getting started! Thank you for sharing! You look awesome:)
  • armanka3armanka3 Posts: 7Member Member Posts: 7Member Member
    You just gave me hope! Way to go!!
  • BatgirlLiftsBatgirlLifts Posts: 12Member Member Posts: 12Member Member
    Go girl! Fantastic loss and physique.
  • lydiayoung90281lydiayoung90281 Posts: 20Member Member Posts: 20Member Member
  • imdanshortimdanshort Posts: 58Member Member Posts: 58Member Member
    Nice sleeve!
  • HedgiemumHedgiemum Posts: 38Member Member Posts: 38Member Member
    Well done you for turning your life around. Very inspiring and you look fabulous :) Thank you for sharing.
  • petraburnpetraburn Posts: 5Member Member Posts: 5Member Member
    If thats you then how come the tattoos on the left dont match the right?:/ but othetiwse great story and be proud of yourself!
  • usmcmpusmcmp Posts: 21,339Member, Premium Member Posts: 21,339Member, Premium Member
    petraburn wrote: »
    If thats you then how come the tattoos on the left dont match the right?:/ but othetiwse great story and be proud of yourself!

    @petraburn One was taken straight on and one was taken in a mirror. I also had more added to the one on my arm. Check out the tattoo on my leg when I was fat and sitting on the sidewalk versus the tattoo on my leg when I was thin and wearing a black dress.
  • petraburnpetraburn Posts: 5Member Member Posts: 5Member Member
    Ah yeah can see it now :D well I am trying to find the will power youve had to loose weight but its kind of hard if you dont actuarly SEE a difference:(
  • usmcmpusmcmp Posts: 21,339Member, Premium Member Posts: 21,339Member, Premium Member
    petraburn wrote: »
    Ah yeah can see it now :D well I am trying to find the will power youve had to loose weight but its kind of hard if you dont actuarly SEE a difference:(

    Take pictures and stick with it. It took me 3 years to lose the weight because I lost slowly and struggled with eating. It took me a long time to learn to up my calories and find an activity I enjoy, instead of starving myself and doing what I thought I had to do to lose weight.
  • mdeleeannmdeleeann Posts: 25Member Member Posts: 25Member Member
    Fantastic work!!
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