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  • Buttered noodles, most definitely. Oh, and lumpy Cream of Wheat. Yes, LUMPY Cream of Wheat. It is a big joke now that I am an adult. My mother would be the first to tell you that she wasn't much of a cook. Her Cream of Wheat had humongous globs of cereal stuck together in balls. I got used to it, and came to like it that…
  • You are a true inspiration. So happy for you that you claimed what was yours! You look fantastic and I just know that you FEEL even better. Thank you for sharing your story - it couldnt' have been easy. My heart goes out to you, but you persevered and won big time in the game of life. Best wishes as you continue your…
  • I am amazed.... honestly I could have written this almost WORD for WORD. Cathy, you are telling my story! I would only need to change a few numbers and I could make it mine. Here goes: "I've been putting off this post for awhile. I am up 12 lbs from where I want to be and 20 from my thinnest.I maintained for about 24…
  • That's incredible. Looking AWESOME! You look great and I'll be you feel even better! Pat yourself on the back for a job well don!
  • You lost your double chin! Way to go. The change is DEFINITELY visible. They say slow progress is the best progress. I know for me when I started working with a trainer a few days a week lifting weights my clothes really started getting looser. This in spite of the fact that the scale wasn't showing a bunch of weight loss…
  • SO very awesome! You look terrific and I'll bet you feel even better! Kudos on your accomplishment to date. Best wishes as you continue on your journey.
  • I've been eating Special K Protein with fresh blueberries or blackberries and almond/cocounut blend milk. Pretty tasty. 10 g protein can't hurt. Keeps me full for hours. I am one who eats something about every 3 hours, so this keeps me going until I ahve a hard boiled egg or a 100 calorie pack of almonds. I was eating…
  • Absolutely wonderful story! Love where your head is at! Your statement on "if you aren't happy, you aren't healthy", is so wise. Good for you for getting past your fear of food. You look WONDERFUL and to know you feel great is even better!
  • What an awesome success story! Thank you for sharing. You are an inspiration to all!
  • Great job. You look fabulous! Can't believe you can get all of you (arms included) inside of that wedding dress. Terrific! I love the idea of the angel gowns ... what a sweet and compassionate thing that is!
  • Awesome job. A size 2!!! Congratulations to you. Who thought a little thing like a zipper could bring someone so much joy? LOL
  • You've certainly been through some tribulations. But you have come out the other side a phenomenal success story. You look terrific. Congratulations on your 5K color run. I hear those are a blast!
  • You are amazing! You look wonderful and I'll bet you feel even better! Congrats on all the effort you have put forth these last fewyears. I know what hard work it is! Best wishes as you journey forward!
  • I recently tore my meniscus which I had surgically repaired. There is a hole in other cartilage that can't be fixed. So I'll no longer be able to do the sprints I was doing on the treadmill, jump rope or do jumping jacks, UGH! My scale has been going the wrong direction as of late. Need to turn it around. I'll be anxious…
  • Blueberries are up $2.00 more per half pint than they were two weeks ago. A half pint of conventional blueberries is $5.99 per half pint, $6.99 or more for organic. That is absurd. You'd think it was the middle of winter at those prices. I also eat a lot of Nova Salmon which is expensive. But you get what you pay for with…
  • WOW. You look terrific. I started with a trainer a few months ago and am seeing a lot of definition in the arms, shoulders and back. Lower body not so much, darn. But I'm going to hang in there and continue to do what I'm doing. Keep up all your great effort!
  • My middle name is "MORE". I can so relate to your bingeing behavior. I wish I had the answer. Let me just say it is nice to know I am not alone. I think it is a sickness, the compulsive overeating. It doesn't seem normal - it is much more than just eating too much. I feel so ashamed and out of control, yet the behavior…
  • You look TERRIFIC! You are an inspiration. If you can overcome your setbacks, well, so can I. I lost 42 pounds, gained 26 back 2 1/2 years later, lost 13 and gained 6. So you can see how things have gone for me the last 6 months. But I refuse to give in and give UP! I continue to work to get back to goal weight. Best…
  • Looking Good! Wow what definition. Keep up the great effort!
  • Needed to hear/see this. I am 8 pounds over goal and can't get back down there for the life of me. I eat clean and work out 6 days a week ... and I'm slowly gaining weight. I have been working with a trainer for the last 10 weeks and he has me lifting heavier than I ever have. I am getting definition in my arms, back and…
  • I live in Northern Ohio also, in Westlake a suburb of Cleveland, We had an extremely rough time on Wednesday due to the snow and ice.. It has been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad winter here!, LOL
  • Goodness Gracious. I want a success story like yours. I go to the gym 6 days a week and I don't have a stomach and waist that look like THAT <envious?>. I know it took a lot of hard work and dedication to get where you are at. Your pictures tell a wonderful story. You look SUPER! I'll be you feel even better. I, too, am…
  • Hi All! I am new to this forum. Looks like you have some great camaraderie here! I am 52, soon to be 53, and have been on MFP sine Feb of 2011. I lost 42 pounds and kept it off for 2 1/2 years, then began packing on the pounds again. My ticker now stands at 28 lost. I have upped my goal weight a bit as those around me…
  • Deprivation can be a real enemy for me. I have a hard enough time when I'm still allotting a few of this here and a few of that there! I try hard to ration as you speak of above, but there are days when I just go hog wild. I eat until I'm literally sick. I SO need to get this under control.
    in BINGE CITY Comment by keyer23 March 2014
  • Very good point, well taken! I try not to deprive myself of any particular food if I really get a hankering for it. That way I satisfy the craving. I bank calories from the previous days or deduct from the following day. I do find that I have these "spells" of uncontrollable eating which really bother me. That's when its a…
    in BINGE CITY Comment by keyer23 March 2014
  • WOW What an inspiration. I LOVE success stories and you sure are one of them! You look out-of-this-world. Pictorials are the best. I really like the way you told your story! Thanks so much for sharing your experience, strength and hope!.
  • I take offense at that. I hired on a personal trainer about 7 weeks ago. He (AND I) are working our butts off on my behalf. My PT has put together a kick-*kitten* program for me. I'm giving it my all because I want to be SUCCESSFUL. So far I'm down 13 pounds and 4% body fat. I don't think that's too bad for 7 weeks of…
  • I'm 19 years into alcohol recovery. I find that I crave sweets. After all, your body turns alcohol into sugar. When you take it away, there is a void. So I eat skinny ice cream almost every night, ugh. There's no better way of life, however. No more bloating, sugar spikes, etc. either. It's a beautiful thing!
  • WOW! WOW! WOW! You are beautiful. And you face is so slender. WHAT a difference. Keep up the great effort and the results will follow!
  • Looking G-R-E-A-T. Keep up the phenomenal work!