1/3 of the way there :) Pics Included

Jmgkamp Posts: 278 Member
edited May 2015 in Success Stories
Starting weight was 219 (probably higher). Current weight 187.7. Started March 4, 2015. Began with strict CICO but no exercise. Then added bike riding, maybe 3x a week for 5 slow miles. After a month I began to go the Y. Took a few Zumba/Les Mills classes (barely made it out alive). What's the worst thing to hear after an intense, almost fatal-intensity exercise class? "Alright everyone... Warm ups over, now let's start!!!" What?!?! Ack! Death is imminent!!! In April I got serious about exercising. I do 1 hour of cardio, at least, every day. Treadmill or Elliptical. Try to get 400-500 calories burned.

I'm 42, 5'2" and (obviously) Female. I'm so happy I started and can't wait to see where the road leads....



  • dixiewhiskey
    dixiewhiskey Posts: 3,392 Member
    Awesome! Way to go! :-)
  • Jmgkamp
    Jmgkamp Posts: 278 Member
    Thank you!!!
  • Funship
    Funship Posts: 86 Member
  • gmack49767
    gmack49767 Posts: 3 Member
    Keep up the good work you look great!
  • Jmgkamp
    Jmgkamp Posts: 278 Member
    Thank you! I swear that this community has also been a tool in my weight loss tool box :)
  • IILikeToMoveItMoveIt
    IILikeToMoveItMoveIt Posts: 1,172 Member
    Great job!
  • ClurWelsh
    ClurWelsh Posts: 21 Member
    Well done!! You look amazing, all the hard work has paid off xxx
  • MynameisJerryB
    MynameisJerryB Posts: 168 Member
  • Jmgkamp
    Jmgkamp Posts: 278 Member
    Thank you :)

  • jules6669mfp
    jules6669mfp Posts: 446 Member
    Wow!! Great job! You look wonderful.
  • AmySleger
    AmySleger Posts: 1 Member
    Hi, what an inspiration. I'm about the same age, build and almost the same start weight. I've been coming on here to read success story's to keep up the motivation and your's has really struck a cord. I too started (again) in April. It was a great feeling to see the scale at 195 today but I'm sure it won't in the morning after my Cheesecake Factory dinner
  • Jmgkamp
    Jmgkamp Posts: 278 Member
    Hi Amy! So happy I could inspire you :). I know, I know... Everyone says "if I can do it anyone can..." But in my case, I had decades of the worst diet, lifestyle, habits, I could go on and on.

    Hope your dinner was delicious. We have to live, right? What kind of life would there be without cheesecake?! Tomorrow the scale might lie to you, since you'll for sure have some water weight - but so what? Tonight was probably worth that slight increase.

    We can do this!
  • SnuggleSmacks
    SnuggleSmacks Posts: 3,733 Member
    Man, I bet it felt great to slip into those jeans!! Congrats on all your hard work!
  • Jmgkamp
    Jmgkamp Posts: 278 Member
    It did :). Without the hopping, yanking, pulling struggle!
  • mmghanna1
    mmghanna1 Posts: 123 Member
    Wow what a huge difference! You look great!
  • Barbs2222
    Barbs2222 Posts: 433 Member
    Warm ups over now lets start, lol funniest thing I've read in quite some time. You look great! Way to go.
  • mora982
    mora982 Posts: 160 Member
    You look amazing!!