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My story of sweet revenge (pics)

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  • angef70angef70 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    What an amazing and inspiring story!!! You look fantastic!
  • anacapenadosanacapenados Posts: 13Member Member Posts: 13Member Member
    totaly inspired
  • lindamarieritalindamarierita Posts: 11Member Member Posts: 11Member Member
  • JesmineDNCSJesmineDNCS Posts: 41Member Member Posts: 41Member Member
    Fantastic story. What an inspiration you are.....and love how you fit everything into your schedule too!
  • Shull_rachaelShull_rachael Posts: 430Member Member Posts: 430Member Member
    You look amazing! I'm in the same boat right now!
  • springbaby1993springbaby1993 Posts: 3Member Member Posts: 3Member 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

    This is great!
  • IILikeToMoveItMoveItIILikeToMoveItMoveIt Posts: 1,172Member Member Posts: 1,172Member Member
    Super wow! You've done amazing! How awesome that you compete. Very inspirational!
  • stephaniemcmahon2stephaniemcmahon2 Posts: 4Member Member Posts: 4Member Member
  • beverlyjlarsonbeverlyjlarson Posts: 104Member Member Posts: 104Member Member
    All I can say is "WOW"
  • southportmom2fab5southportmom2fab5 Posts: 49Member Member Posts: 49Member Member
    This is one of my favorite stories on this site! Congrats on all your successes but most importantly for learning to love yourself. Inspirational.
  • michellenella7michellenella7 Posts: 19Member Member Posts: 19Member Member
    You look amazing X
  • April_ChickenApril_Chicken Posts: 19Member Member Posts: 19Member Member
    Wow, so inspiring!!! I was just reading about how much time people spend working out and how often thinking "when am I going to find time to do all this?" and then I read your story. Single mom, 2 kids to take care of is a full time job and you found the time.
    I can too...
  • usmcmpusmcmp Posts: 21,337Member, Premium Member Posts: 21,337Member, Premium Member
    Wow, so inspiring!!! I was just reading about how much time people spend working out and how often thinking "when am I going to find time to do all this?" and then I read your story. Single mom, 2 kids to take care of is a full time job and you found the time.
    I can too...

    @April_Chicken I am lucky that I have a job that is okay with me taking the full lunch hour offsite. I might have done okay if I only had evenings and weekends, but having flexibility to workout on my lunch hour helped significantly.
  • MrsKilaMrsKila Posts: 319Member Member Posts: 319Member Member
    You Rock!
  • aliaslockealiaslocke Posts: 19Member Member Posts: 19Member Member
    usmcmp wrote: »
    Wow, so inspiring!!! I was just reading about how much time people spend working out and how often thinking "when am I going to find time to do all this?" and then I read your story. Single mom, 2 kids to take care of is a full time job and you found the time.
    I can too...

    @April_Chicken I am lucky that I have a job that is okay with me taking the full lunch hour offsite. I might have done okay if I only had evenings and weekends, but having flexibility to workout on my lunch hour helped significantly.
    usmcmp wrote: »
    Wow, so inspiring!!! I was just reading about how much time people spend working out and how often thinking "when am I going to find time to do all this?" and then I read your story. Single mom, 2 kids to take care of is a full time job and you found the time.
    I can too...

    @April_Chicken I am lucky that I have a job that is okay with me taking the full lunch hour offsite. I might have done okay if I only had evenings and weekends, but having flexibility to workout on my lunch hour helped significantly.

    Just wanted to say that you look gorgeous in your pin up picture! Hopefully that doesn't sound too creepy.
  • perkymommyperkymommy Posts: 1,627Member Member Posts: 1,627Member Member
    Congrats on the weight loss! You look amazing. Thank you for sharing your story.
  • Jezreel12Jezreel12 Posts: 242Member Member Posts: 242Member Member
    Amazing transformation ! Wow!
    You are an inspiration to me also.
  • TravisJHuntTravisJHunt Posts: 419Member Member Posts: 419Member Member
    Amazing! Great work, a destructive relationship is hard so great job on turning it all around. Especially as a single mom and disabled vet!
  • jswigartjswigart Posts: 165Member Member Posts: 165Member Member
    Wow! Nice job, you look great!
  • muffinsandcakesmuffinsandcakes Posts: 333Member Member Posts: 333Member Member
    wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww how do u get taller?????? wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
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