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Old 10-16-2006, 06:15 PM   #151
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Goosebumps literally rolled over my body when I read that your son (Guardian ANGEL) came into the room when you were contemplating the worst. It is said that God works through the young and innocent and it sounds like a true miracle to me. You are one AWESOME lady!
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Old 10-16-2006, 08:09 PM   #152
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Old 10-19-2006, 06:28 PM   #153
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Its so nice to see this thread pops up now and again.. I appreciate all the nice compliments... you all are such great motivation!!

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Old 08-17-2007, 05:35 AM   #154
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Oh my I knew you lost over 100 lb., but seeing the before pictures is just incredible to believe that you were that weight. Love your hair in the Avi BTW
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Old 08-19-2007, 12:44 AM   #155
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Originally Posted by ladypitboss View Post
That is me! I am 'tall' and 'big boned' and 'carry my weight well' and all of those kind of lies we tell ourselves in our own denial of how overweight we really are.

Your post touched me. More so than any in a long time. Keep on keeping on cheri! We are all in this together!
I feel EXACTLY that same way. "My fat is porportioned" I also am tall so it "doesn't show as much on me"

Wow Cheri thank you, I really needed to hear your story.
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:55 PM   #156
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Awwww thanks Linda and Tracy. It is kind of hard to put yourself out there like that but I felt that what I went through others are since it is a common thing with people with weight issues.
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Old 08-29-2007, 01:11 PM   #157
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Cheri, Thank you for being so brave and putting yourself out there, sometimes we are so afraid of being noticed that we miss the ideal that our words and experience's can heal and help others on this journey. You make me proud to be apart of this community Again thank you, Sandy
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Old 09-19-2007, 07:59 AM   #158
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Hi Cheri,

I'm just returning myself with about the same amount to lose as you've done -- but your pics aren't showing in this thread. Could you repost your before and after pic? I'm looking for inspirations, myself today, day 2 of my own starting over.

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Old 10-09-2007, 07:17 PM   #159
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123 lbs Gone! Talk about some serious THINsipriation! You are just beautiful. I am just starting my low carb weight loss journey - and I was SO skeptical at first - never thought I'd stick with it even a few days, and now it's been a month! Thank you for sharing your story!
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:22 AM   #160
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Cheri, you have no idea how much your story touches the rest of us. It could be any of us writing it.........all i have to say is Thank God your 9 yr (who i imagine is pretty close to being a teen now...) couldn't sleep. You continue to be an inspiration to me and when I start feeling low because I am stuck in a stall or my weight is just evening out I will stop to consider those words and continue walking forward. God made something special when he made you. THank you for being here and thank you for being a part of my journey as well.
The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it ~ Chinese Proverb
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Old 10-13-2007, 01:57 AM   #161
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wow Cheri you are really an inspiration!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your journey and for having lowcarb friends!!!
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:39 AM   #162
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Wow cheri...Amazing......and OMG Beth You too!!
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Old 10-12-2008, 05:59 PM   #163
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You're an inspiration CheriPie! You have a beautiful light from within that shines so brilliantly even through the written word! I can only imagine how you must be in person!

Congrats Cheri! You're beautiful!
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Old 01-02-2009, 06:38 AM   #164
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I realize your first (and very inspiring) post on this thread was years ago. I AM where you WERE. But am a lot older than you and feel 'rushed' to be healthy before it's too late. I now have 3 beautiful grandbabies to be healthy for. Everybody says that you need to do it for yourself, but I say that it doesn't hurt to have something to live for besides one's self. I want to live and be healthy for them. Not just exist.

thanking you for your continuing inspiration.
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:47 AM   #165
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Cheri, you continue to be my inspiration!
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:06 AM   #166
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What an inspiring story! Thanks so much for sharing it.
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Old 04-30-2009, 02:25 PM   #167
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The trance of that enticing escape was broken by the sleepy footsteps of my 9-year-old son, who wandered into the room looking for his mother. "Mommy, will you lay down with me? I can't sleep!" I realized right then that I could never think of what I had been thinking, ever again!
I love this quote not only because I completely agree that my son is what keeps me going, but also I hope that when my son is 9 he still comes looking for Mommy to help him sleep (he's only 4 now).

Thank you for continuing to stick around and be an inspiration to us all! HUGS!!
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Old 05-03-2009, 03:58 PM   #168
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hey {{{{{cherri}}}}}}

as always, you ROCK woman!
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Old 05-03-2009, 06:22 PM   #169
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I am glad I stopped by to read this thread - what a great story!

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Old 05-19-2009, 01:20 AM   #170
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Congratulations, Cheri!

I received my weekly Atkins Newsletter a few minutes ago and you are the featured Success Story!

You are a true inspiration to many of us.
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Old 05-25-2009, 06:40 PM   #171
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thank you for your journey posting- i just took the time to read it and all i can say is wow!! what a great job you have done for yourself. sue
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Old 06-15-2009, 10:54 PM   #172
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:18 PM   #173
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I finally went and posted in your update thread in the main lobby!

Awesome job!!!!!
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Old 06-27-2009, 12:25 AM   #174
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You're an amazing woman. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and your story!
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Old 06-29-2009, 08:58 PM   #175
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Your story and pics is making me cry. I know where you were....I feel like I am there now....frustrated and ashamed of how much I have let myself gain.

Thank you for sharing your story.
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:54 AM   #176
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Thanks for sharing your beautiful story with us. I notice in the before/after photos of you, I want to make one comment and I mean it constructively with a lot of respect and it can apply to anybody that loses a lot of weight. I notice in the after photo, you appear to be in some type of sweatshirt..when the photo was taken. While these type clothes are so comfortable, they still don't let people know you are thin..I know a lady at church that has lost 75 lbs. with WW and she still buys the same size she did when we was obese. She can't make herself buy her real size. I am sure there are some emotional feelings behind her reasoning but be sure to dress your new size, so people and yourself can see "the new you!" People notice in well fitting clothes and you will start to earn all those great compliments. You are quite an inspiration and I hope that I can get my husband talked into joining me on this journey. I'm sure both of us would be happier people. I need to shed 80 and he needs to shed about 30. We need to get on with it!
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:42 PM   #177
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Your story is wonderful! I am teary eyed and I hope to some day have my own success story. I am just starting and I am a bit concerned about if my medications for my arthritis are going to make it more difficult for me to lose. All I can do is my best, I suppose and of course, I'll be hoping to be like you.
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Old 09-06-2009, 02:44 PM   #178
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Hi Cheri you are an inspiration to me and others. I am so happy that I got to know you you are an amazing person. I have struggled the same battle for the last 15 to 20 years and am sick of it. I have to get healthy I am 44 and feel 74 or 84 sometimes. I have no energy, low self esteem and I have to stop this for good. I thank God for people like you that have not forgotten your struggle and have love and comassion for others that are going through the same problems. I hope to get to know you better and better I already consider you a really good friend and feel like Ive known you a lot longer then I have. I think its due to your big heart. Thanks for telling me about this site. It helps to talk to others in the same boat as your are that can truly understand. Well Im going swimming to get my mind off of food. so Ill talk to you later. Take care Love Deann
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:53 AM   #179
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You're my new inspiration, Cheri!!! I've been "sorta" doing LC for the last year, but I'd repeatedly fall off the wagon, and then use the justification "well one more bad meal won't hurt me - TOMORROW I'll go back on induction" and do the same thing day after day. I've bookmarked this thread, and every time I start feeling like I want to cheat I'm going to re-read it - because its proof that if I stick to it, I CAN get this weight off and be healthy! Bless you!
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:57 AM   #180
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Wonderful story indeed. Definitely you can do it as long as you wish hard and work hard to achieve your goals!
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