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  • Thanks so much!! You're so sweet and absolutely beautiful as well :smiley:
  • Always thought I had small, squinty eyes....turns out I was just fat :lol: Almost 50lb down!
  • I'm 5'3", started at 197lb and I'm currently at around 155lb. Still have a long way to go, but I'm happy I've made progress :smile: I've found that limited time elimination diets have worked best for me to help with controlling cravings. I did keto for a couple months last year and now I'm on paleo. It just helps…
  • So I posted on here a while ago that one of my petty reasons was to be light enough for my guy friends to pick me up off the ground. Well, just recently, I was playing beer pong and I sunk a ton of shots in a row and my partner (6'2" guy, lol) got so excited he picked me up and swung me around. I'm just gonna say that the…
  • I think I need new EMT pants! :heart:
  • I no longer hate looking at pictures of myself :heart: Also I went shopping this weekend with a couple of really close, really tiny friends who have been really supportive of me through all of this. They encouraged me to try on some of the same sizes of sweaters they were trying on, and they fit! Granted on them they were…
  • It's fall, so it's time to go redhead! Still have a long way to go, but proud of the redhead I am this year ❤️
  • Girl I feel you! It's hard being overweight young and having to deal with so many other issues on top of it. I'm 23 as well and I've dropped about 45lb so far, but still have a long way to go. One of the best things I read was, "If something is worth doing, it's worth doing even a little." I've for sure fallen off the…
  • 100% agree with this! Also vanity sizing is so rampant and varies so much depending on the individual brand. I'm only 5'3" and I've dropped around 45lb but I'm "only down one size." I also realized that's due to the fact that my prior size 10s were super vanity sized, so I was probably truly a 12-14 at least. Now I'm…
  • I've gotten mostly positive comments from friends and co-workers ("You look so good!" "What are you doing?" "Good for you - you're working hard and it shows.") and I'm super grateful for it. It's really helped motivate me a lot But, I had one recently that threw me a bit... I was having a few drinks with some friends and…
  • I agree...the thing I'm focusing on though is that it made me who I am today, and I like that girl a lot. I feel like I developed my personality and strengths a lot, which I may not have done if life had been easier.
  • I'm so glad I'm not the only one dealing with this!! Not that I like that this is happening, but I'm glad we can commiserate. I'm in the exact same demographic as you, and it's so polarizing running into guys I knew previously. You said it so well! I'm still the same person - if anything I was even more willing to go out…
  • I've been finding this too! It's tough because I've been chubby my whole life, so this new side of things is tricky to navigate. On one hand it's flattering, but on the other hand it really makes me bitter toward society, and wonder what life would have been like if I had made the life changes sooner.
  • So I went to a Latin dance club with my friends this weekend and this guy started dancing with me who was really good (I'm basic at best) and at one point he picked me up off the ground! Like had me up over his shoulder! My friend looked over and her jaw dropped. All I could think was, "put me down, I'm going to break your…
  • I learned just how capable I am of success. If I want something, all I have to do is go after it. It probably won't be easy, but I now know that I can get there. I learned my self worth and how to speak up and say yes when I want something, but also how say no to people. I learned which people in my life are superficial…
  • I love more friends! I'm 23 and a little over half way to my goal. I tend to eat low-carb and I'm pretty active due to the nature of my friend group. We're usually out playing volleyball, hiking, or playing frisbee. SW: 197 CW: 156 GW: 127 Bonus fact: My current goal is to do one pull-up because I currently can't, haha…
  • I've been there too!! It sucks to feel this way, but don't give up. I just recently hit 20% of my body weight lost, and it really wasn't until recently that I looked in the mirror and really saw it. I learned a couple of things that have really helped me though, 1. I realized my body shape wasn't changing much, and that's…
  • My (athletic) guy friends just invited me to go backpacking and canoeing with them over labor day weekend. It will be a strenuous trip and I want to make sure that I'm not the one holding them back. Goal is to do cardio 4-5 times a week and incorporate 2-3 sessions of upper body training (which I have yet to enjoy, haha)…
  • Always down for more friends! I'm about half way to my goal but still have 30lb+ to go :smile:
  • I've got a couple of silly ones :smile: - My friend convinced me to join a kickball league at the start of summer because he needed more girls. This last game I got on base every time I kicked and even scored once! Turns out you can sprint faster when you're carrying less weight and working out more, haha. - Some of my…
  • Man, I've been trying to phrase this exact feeling and you really hit the nail on the head there. I have to constantly remind myself that it's an irrational fear. Like it took a while for me to gain and lose the weight - one bad day isn't going to put all the pounds back on! And yet I find myself worried that one bad day…
  • Man, you've lost more than I currently weigh, which is super crazy to think about!! Huge congrats to you! I'm in my early 20s and about half ways to my weight-loss goal, but definitely focused at this point on getting in shape and toning rather than just losing the weight. Always glad for more friends :smile:
  • I love this thread! It's great to see how everyone started out and what motivated us. My first moment was when I went to see the doctor in December. I was getting a rabies shot (woke up to a bat in the apartment, haha!) and I had to be weighed for the first time in years...197lb. I was shocked. At 5'3", I did not want to…
  • Went back to my hometown for the 4th and saw people I haven't seen in the months. Several people were shocked and could not stop talking about how great I looked! One even joked they should let their son know I was back in town. I also brought a suitcase filled with old clothes to give to my sister since they don't fit…
  • I love this idea! Celebrating what we've gained through what we've lost :smile: - I spent a lot more time outside and I have a fantastic tan going right now - I'm a lot more active with my friends now and suggest things like volleyball or frisbee golf - I wore a two-piece swimsuit for the first time last week and felt…
  • Honestly I hadn't even noticed I was being more vocal about food until my close friend (who is in shape and super proud of me for getting there) pointed out that I back her up more often when we suggest the group get food. She asked something like, "Have you gotten hungrier more with working out?" and I was like, "No, I…
  • I feel like I agree with like 90% of the ones posted here, but I've got a couple more :smile: - It takes a long time for your body shape to change. Even though I've lost 35lb and 6 inches off my waist, since I feel like I've just "shrunk" and not restructured much yet, it's a lot less noticeable unless you compare…
  • Feel free to add me! I'm 23 and still have 35lb (at least) to lose to get where I want to be :smile:
  • I've realized that I'm attracted to guys who are more attractive than me, lol. Instead of setting for my dating pool, I'd like to "move up a league" :lol:
  • I bought this professional, super adorable LBD a few months ago as a goal dress. Today I wore it to work with rockin red heels and I got so many compliments! I feel like a million bucks :)
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