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My story of sweet revenge (pics)

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  • angef70angef70 Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    What an amazing and inspiring story!!! You look fantastic!
  • anacapenadosanacapenados Member Posts: 13 Member Member Posts: 13 Member
    totaly inspired
  • lindamarieritalindamarierita Member Posts: 11 Member Member Posts: 11 Member
  • JesmineDNCSJesmineDNCS Member Posts: 41 Member Member Posts: 41 Member
    Fantastic story. What an inspiration you are.....and love how you fit everything into your schedule too!
  • Shull_rachaelShull_rachael Member Posts: 430 Member Member Posts: 430 Member
    You look amazing! I'm in the same boat right now!
  • springbaby1993springbaby1993 Member Posts: 3 Member Member Posts: 3 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 Member Posts: 1,173 Member Member Posts: 1,173 Member
    Super wow! You've done amazing! How awesome that you compete. Very inspirational!
  • stephaniemcmahon2stephaniemcmahon2 Member Posts: 4 Member Member Posts: 4 Member
  • beverlyjlarsonbeverlyjlarson Member Posts: 104 Member Member Posts: 104 Member
    All I can say is "WOW"
  • southportmom2fab5southportmom2fab5 Member Posts: 49 Member Member Posts: 49 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 Member Posts: 19 Member Member Posts: 19 Member
    You look amazing X
  • April_ChickenApril_Chicken Member Posts: 19 Member Member Posts: 19 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 Member, Premium Posts: 21,347 Member Member, Premium Posts: 21,347 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 Member Posts: 320 Member Member Posts: 320 Member
    You Rock!
  • aliaslockealiaslocke Member Posts: 19 Member Member Posts: 19 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 Member Posts: 1,639 Member Member Posts: 1,639 Member
    Congrats on the weight loss! You look amazing. Thank you for sharing your story.
  • Jezreel12Jezreel12 Member Posts: 245 Member Member Posts: 245 Member
    Amazing transformation ! Wow!
    You are an inspiration to me also.
  • TravisJHuntTravisJHunt Member Posts: 500 Member Member Posts: 500 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 Member Posts: 167 Member Member Posts: 167 Member
    Wow! Nice job, you look great!
  • muffinsandcakesmuffinsandcakes Member Posts: 333 Member Member Posts: 333 Member
    wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww how do u get taller?????? wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
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