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My story of sweet revenge (pics)

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  • Mrsaep0101Mrsaep0101 Posts: 6Member Member Posts: 6Member Member
    DAAAAAAAM!!!!! You made me see the little black dress at the bottom of the pile of sweatpants sista!!! I needed that. Bless you o:)
  • marjete03marjete03 Posts: 7Member Member Posts: 7Member Member
    Wow!!!! You look amazing!! A big Well done !!!!
  • johnreilandjohnreiland Posts: 18Member Member Posts: 18Member Member
    Great job. Your an inspiration to so many struggling to get healthy and fit. GOLD MEDALIST
  • CSARdiverCSARdiver Posts: 6,186Member Member Posts: 6,186Member Member
    Bravo Zulu Devil Dog!!!
  • sazzieksazziek Posts: 57Member Member Posts: 57Member Member
    Great story!! I am also divorced and had that same motivation mind set to "get back at him and everyone we were family / friends with" but the divorce was my decision and I believe for all of the right reasons which I could get into if you were really interested =P Anyway - so proud of your journey! Not only did you become healthier and stronger, you are an amazing mom - giving your kids what they deserve and putting yourself first too! Great job with the degree too! Keep it going!!!!
  • travpsu1travpsu1 Posts: 8Member Member Posts: 8Member Member
    You're a hero, congratulations on a changed life!
  • kimihartungkimihartung Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    ctalimenti wrote: »
    Wow, you look awesome! Wonderful story and life transformation!

    I love your story. Thank you for sharing.
  • wesjack777wesjack777 Posts: 29Member Member Posts: 29Member Member
    Great story. I'm kinda similar to you in that I'm just really starting out like you did. Had this burning desire to show people what they think or say is crap.
    Love seeing success stories. I will be one too!!
  • Jezreel12Jezreel12 Posts: 245Member Member Posts: 245Member Member
    I'm so very proud of you for answering our questions and showing how you did it. You truly inspired me by seeing your results. ☺️
  • brightpagebrightpage Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member 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
    dupaboo wrote: »
    Dang girl! Nice work...and dedication!

  • brightpagebrightpage Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    Wow what commitment and dedication! How did you do it all while earning a degree too?! I'm jealous but in a good way like that's fantastic that you could do it! Maybe there's hope for me. I've got a husband, a teen, and a toddler and I'm lucky just to be able to keep up with laundry, dishes, and chores. I want to know how you divided your time, like what your daily schedule looked like in those 1st few weeks.

    I've been carving out and sneaking in some excercise but if I do it everyday, other things don't get done. Falling behind gets me frustrated, restless, and discouraged. I feel like less of a woman that I can't do it all and hold it together and look good in the meantime.
  • nyrlasnyrlas Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
  • 68myra68myra Posts: 977Member Member Posts: 977Member Member
    good for you! great work, and thank you for your service! :)
  • msharrington315msharrington315 Posts: 200Member Member Posts: 200Member Member
    I love it! What an inspiration! ;)
  • Barbara48Barbara48 Posts: 9Member Member Posts: 9Member Member
    Rue Paul said "what other people think
    Of me is not my business". It's great you're not living for your ex's approval. But I think you're swell and a true inspiration.
  • mistikal13mistikal13 Posts: 1,457Member Member Posts: 1,457Member Member
    You look great, good for you!
  • vwagarvwagar Posts: 78Member Member Posts: 78Member Member
    Amazing!!!!!
  • felizchestunfelizchestun Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    Great accomplishment. Inspirational
  • wontquittilImfitwontquittilImfit Posts: 60Member Member Posts: 60Member Member
    How amazing!
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