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My story of sweet revenge (pics)

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  • LoLo330ksuLoLo330ksu Member Posts: 5 Member Posts: 5
    Awesome story. Thanks for the motivation -LoLo
  • finnyfellafinnyfella Member Posts: 4 Member Member Posts: 4 Member
    Awesome
    edited February 2015
  • flakypastry45flakypastry45 Member Posts: 2 Member Posts: 2
    Great job! It's hard to start over and motivate yourself. Rock on! Be proud of yourself
  • louisedcrowhurstlouisedcrowhurst Member Posts: 1 Member Posts: 1
    Fantastic,well done x
  • MrTomIIIMrTomIII Member Posts: 8 Member Posts: 8
    Wow great job
  • ladymuaythailadymuaythai Member Posts: 1,320 Member Member Posts: 1,320 Member
    THATS AMAZING. your story is super inspirational and what I really like is how u point out that we all can find a million different excuses why not to eat healthy or work out but *kitten* when u want it bad enough U will find a dam way.
  • Kegbeth69Kegbeth69 Member Posts: 4 Member Member Posts: 4 Member
    Wow totally amazing results. Good for you girlfriend.
  • tnbraleytnbraley Member Posts: 3 Member Posts: 3
    You go girl!!!
  • tbnewsasktbnewsask Member Posts: 10 Member Member Posts: 10 Member
    Fantastic results, thanks for sharing your knowledge!
  • new2canadanew2canada Member Posts: 121 Member Member Posts: 121 Member
    You are such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your story!
  • alettepalettep Member Posts: 56 Member Member Posts: 56 Member
    You look awesome! Way to go!
  • ashleyeastlundashleyeastlund Member Posts: 5 Member Posts: 5
    Anazing transformation, you look great! I love your story. I'm a stay at home mom I have NO excuses! Thanks for the motivation
  • hannahstjhannahstj Member Posts: 3 Member Posts: 3
    Wow ... Great job
  • IllBeBack1DayIllBeBack1Day Member Posts: 982 Member Member Posts: 982 Member
    Super Super inspirational !!! You earned it
  • nicknewton12015nicknewton12015 Member Posts: 3 Member Posts: 3
    Nice. You are definetly a babe
  • MzHornedOneMzHornedOne Member Posts: 71 Member Member Posts: 71 Member
    Way to go mama! You did it :)
  • carlositlinux2014carlositlinux2014 Member Posts: 9 Member Member Posts: 9 Member
    So did you send this pictures to your ex? I am wondering what he said about this...
  • LikichinaLikichina Member Posts: 50 Member Member Posts: 50 Member
    Hahaha this is seriously fantastic! Congratulations :)
  • trinitayyxxtrinitayyxx Member Posts: 1 Member Posts: 1
    This is so inspiring!
  • aliciamarieUFaliciamarieUF Member Posts: 226 Member Member Posts: 226 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

    Congratulations, I hope to be like you. I am actually in the process of a divorce from my Italian husband of 4 years and had to move back to the country and into my parents house. I'm in the same boat you were and am trying to lose some weight to bring up my self esteem and ease the depression a little bit. Sorry you had to go through it, I know what it feels like. But I'm glad you were able to turn your situation around.
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