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I no longer need to lose over a hundred pounds

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  • starfruit132starfruit132 Member Posts: 291 Member Member Posts: 291 Member
    Congratulations on your big success - that is such an accomplishment. Stay strong one day at a time.
  • charmmethcharmmeth Member Posts: 641 Member Member Posts: 641 Member
    I have less than 5 pounds to go before I can say the same.

    Go @HeidiCooksSupper!

  • Gracegen14Gracegen14 Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member
    Well done you! Best thing I ever did was lose 105 lbs so keep believing in you! It is great to see that you acknowledge a slowing but keep moving past it - that is the way forward! Amazing!
  • persimmoniouspersimmonious Member Posts: 2 Member Member Posts: 2 Member
    Wow! Well done!
  • HildieMeHildieMe Member Posts: 39 Member Member Posts: 39 Member
    Congratulations! What an incredible accomplishment. I'm so happy you started at such a young age... Keep going, Sweetie, never give up, you have come so far already! <3
  • SteelkidSteelkid Member Posts: 74 Member Member Posts: 74 Member
    Fields good to say that. I have only 90 to go myself. No longer 400 lbs.
  • 5FitFierce5FitFierce Member, Premium Posts: 14 Member Member, Premium Posts: 14 Member
    AMAZING JOB! I love it, please keep updating us with your progress!
  • stephnstarsstephnstars Member Posts: 27 Member Member Posts: 27 Member
    Cadencec1 wrote: »
    Maybe a weird way to think about it, but it's the first time in a while for me that I have needed to lose less than a hundred pounds to get to my "ultimate goal weight". This year has been incredible for my weight loss. I didn't believe that I could do it or that I could keep doing it. I've lost almost 50 pounds before, but I've never kept going like this. I've hit a bit of a slow point (partly some bad choices, partly natural weight cycle) but I am still tracking, still going to the gym, and still ready to keep doing what it takes to lose weight.

    Highest Weight: 333 pounds
    Starting Weight (1/1/2020): 310 pounds
    Current Weight (10/5/2020): 240 pounds
    Goal Weight: Less than 180
    Ultimate goal weight: 155 pounds
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    Yaaaaas girl you look amazing!!!!
  • theresapeasatheresapeasa Member Posts: 5 Member Member Posts: 5 Member
    Congratulations!! You look amazing and so inspiring to others, like me, in the same boat!
  • Ghenry1892Ghenry1892 Member Posts: 5 Member Member Posts: 5 Member
    Wow, well done on all the hard work so far, and congratulations you look fantastic.
  • PennycillinEQPennycillinEQ Member Posts: 18 Member Member Posts: 18 Member
  • biskybisky Member Posts: 763 Member Member Posts: 763 Member
    Thank you for posting this. You are very inspiring, amazing and beautiful.
  • AnninTXAnninTX Member, Premium Posts: 6 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6 Member
    I hope this is the way to respond to your post about having less to go than you have already accomplished. You spoke to my heart. I've been on MFP a long time and you are the 1st person I've ever sent a friend request. Please keep sharing and caring for your well-being. You are touching lives and changing yours more than you can imagine. 💜
  • wizzybethwizzybeth Member, Premium Posts: 3,522 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,522 Member
    Awesome! Be very very proud! <3
  • debbiex65debbiex65 Member Posts: 3 Member Member Posts: 3 Member
    You look amazing!! What an accomplishment.
  • ladyzherraladyzherra Member, Premium Posts: 435 Member Member, Premium Posts: 435 Member
    So inspired by you and your journey! Keep up this fantastic work!
  • LAT1963LAT1963 Member, Premium Posts: 1,381 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,381 Member
    HOLY COOKIES!!! THIS IS SO AWESOME!!!! SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!

    I'm the same height but my lifetime high was 264 lbs, now down to 212 lbs, and I'm in my 50's. Trying to not obsess too much to keep my program sustainable, so its about 42 lbs in a year. Also I don't want to lose weight too quickly at my age because I worry about skin elasticity and winding up looking like "Fat B*stard" at the end of the Austin Powers comedy series after he lost 200+ lbs.

    But I was hovering around 240 for a couple of (non-dieting) years before the spike to 260, so I totally 'get' where you are now in terms of body weight and proportion. That's where I was...I think around the start of the pandemic lockdowns. Getting to where I am now is totally do-able from where you are now.

    I find one of my biggest problems sustaining effort this long doing a slow-loss-rate is logging-fatigue. Sometimes I have to take a couple of weeks to a month off and just "wing it" instead of weighing and logging everything. It's not a month of cheat days in the sense of profligate eating, it's just a break from the constant measurement and recording. So if you start to develop logging fatigue this is a way to deal with it that you can try to see if it works for you too.

    Luckily I have a scale that uploads to the web automatically so it's easy to keep weighing and become more disciplined again if my weight creeps up during the 'break'.
    edited October 17
  • LAT1963LAT1963 Member, Premium Posts: 1,381 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,381 Member
    Steelkid wrote: »
    Fields good to say that. I have only 90 to go myself. No longer 400 lbs.

    WHOA! :gobsmacked:
  • theyoyoertheyoyoer Member Posts: 14 Member Member Posts: 14 Member
    Well done you!!!
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