50 pounds down!! (with pics)

MJ_Watson
MJ_Watson Posts: 180 Member
Hey, guys! So, I've finally hit 50lbs down (well, 49.5, but who's counting), and I'm just bursting to tell somebody! I'm so close to Onederland I can taste it, and even though I'm probably only about halfway to my goal, I'm still really proud of myself for making it this far!

In the past eight months, I've started exercising and was surprised to discover that I love lifting and -gasp- running! You couldn't have PAYED me to run before. I've also improved my general health a lot, and my blood tests have gone from meh to sparkling clean and fantastic. My body feels strong and healthy, and my knees don't hurt anymore, a persistent pain I didn't realize was effecting me as much as it was to until it was gone. And lastly, I've gone from a size 18/20 to a size 12!! I wasn't even this small in high school!

So, forgive me, but just for today, I'm going to toot my own horn, haha. ^^

Progress Pics:

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And a face comparison between now and a photo taken about this time last year.

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Thanks for letting me celebrate! :smile:
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Replies

  • lgardhouse
    lgardhouse Posts: 11 Member
    You look awesome! Congratulations on your success!!
  • hstoblish
    hstoblish Posts: 234 Member
    Wow!! What a huge accomplishment! Way to go!
  • Mine_Time
    Mine_Time Posts: 588 Member
    I am so happy for you. Toot that horn, you have a right.
  • Sherbog
    Sherbog Posts: 1,072 Member
    Great job..I love that you took time to post your success story. Very motivating! The pictures say it all!
  • jigsaw_me
    jigsaw_me Posts: 616 Member
    You look fantastic! Great work!
  • KristinaB83
    KristinaB83 Posts: 440 Member
    Awesome job! Your hard work has certainly paid off. You look wonderful. Congratulations!
  • itzehoe
    itzehoe Posts: 614 Member
    WOW - GREAT JOB!!!
  • abortey
    abortey Posts: 3 Member
    Congratulations! You look great!! Your success is a great inspiration :) Keep up the great work!
  • new_bella
    new_bella Posts: 199 Member
    Toot that horn girl! You've done amazing!
  • WallyH4EverVersion
    WallyH4EverVersion Posts: 172 Member
    You look Fabulous !! Your hard work and dedication shows in your pictures ; keep up the excellent work you have been doing and you will be able reached all your goals! Congratulations again and thank you for sharing your story. :smile:
  • MJ_Watson
    MJ_Watson Posts: 180 Member
    Thanks, everyone!! I appreciate the words of encouragement~! :heart:
  • _TastySnoBalls_
    _TastySnoBalls_ Posts: 1,298 Member
    I'll toot along with you! Congrats on your progress! :drinker:
  • accokeekjudi
    accokeekjudi Posts: 32 Member
    Wonderful! I am tooting your horn as well!
  • tigerjane81
    tigerjane81 Posts: 39 Member
    Total victory!!!! That's hard work right there :)
  • lebbyloses
    lebbyloses Posts: 133 Member
    With success like that you should have a whole horn section tooting for you! Congratulations and keep up the awesomeness!
  • crickle3013
    crickle3013 Posts: 17 Member
    Congratulations!! I am just starting out, and your pics are definitely an inspiration.. awesome job :)
  • dmpizza
    dmpizza Posts: 3,321 Member
    Wonderful
  • austinsneeze
    austinsneeze Posts: 222 Member
    Wow!!! You look AMAZING!!! Congrats! That is a huge success!
  • Congrat's!!! Toot your horn all day long. You deserve it!
  • helenoftroy1
    helenoftroy1 Posts: 638 Member
    TOOT TOOT!!!!Well done great success! Keep at it and stand proud of your accomplishment!
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