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Old 06-29-2010, 05:50 PM   #1081
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I have this posted elsewhere but I will post here as well.

242 lbs lost, 25-30 more to go (and an estimated 40 lbs worth of excess skin that needs to be removed...) No surgery, no diet pills, just low carb, sensible portions and exercise.

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Old 06-29-2010, 06:14 PM   #1082
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Old 06-29-2010, 06:18 PM   #1083
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I still have 21 lbs to go but I'm getting there.



You look incredible!!

CJ and HazieFrog--- there are no words. You 2 have just completely transformed yourselves. I am absolutely in awe!

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Old 06-29-2010, 06:24 PM   #1084
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I have this posted elsewhere but I will post here as well.

242 lbs lost, 25-30 more to go (and an estimated 40 lbs worth of excess skin that needs to be removed...) No surgery, no diet pills, just low carb, sensible portions and exercise.

Great job.... when are you planning on the skin removal surgery???

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Old 06-29-2010, 06:37 PM   #1085
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I have this posted elsewhere but I will post here as well.

242 lbs lost, 25-30 more to go (and an estimated 40 lbs worth of excess skin that needs to be removed...) No surgery, no diet pills, just low carb, sensible portions and exercise.

CJ!!!!! you look amazing!!!!!
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Old 06-29-2010, 06:40 PM   #1086
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WTG CJ! Very inspirational!
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Old 06-29-2010, 06:41 PM   #1087
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I have this posted elsewhere but I will post here as well.

242 lbs lost, 25-30 more to go (and an estimated 40 lbs worth of excess skin that needs to be removed...) No surgery, no diet pills, just low carb, sensible portions and exercise.

Congrats CJ! Wow! Not sure I understand your timeline. Would love to hear more about your journey. I am so impressed and inspired!
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Old 06-29-2010, 06:59 PM   #1088
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Thanks peoples!

I have more info in a post under success stories. I will try to post the short version.... (I'm often long winded) I first started low carb December 2003, lost 108 lbs the first 4 months then got another 100 off and kept it off for over a year, got in a car accident, was on bed rest for 6 months and gained 130 back due to not being able to grocery shop or cook and having to reply on whatever was brought home or delivered..... Had a long recovery from that, even though I was still not eating sugar and keeping carbs lower if I have more then 30-40 carbs a day on a daily basis I will gain weight due to a medical condition, so I am definitely low carb for life! Anyway I was told I would never be able to go to the gym again, don't even walk or stand much etc... Pretty hard to swallow when you are 27. I was able to get 40 lbs back off but not more then that. Then this past year I finally felt better and was able to do more things and started on under 20 carbs per day again in July 2009, and I have lost 112 lbs in the past year. The total lost from my start in 2003 until now is 242 lbs. I am able to go to the gym again and do tons of stuff I couldn't do before. As for the skin removal surgery, I am not sure, but it needs to get done as soon as possible because there is an 8 week recovery time, but I have a 5k at the end of September that I don't want to miss. So if all goes well the beginning of October, if not then next spring as I have to have my Mom come stay with me while I recover and she lives 1500 miles away and doesn't want to be driving that far in the middle of winter.
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I've lost 249 lbs, lowered my body fat by 36% and lowered my resting heart rate from 110 to 65 beats per minute. I was told that I'd never be able to go to the gym again after an auto accident. I've been back at the gym since Sept. 2009 and completed my first official 5k on 9/25/10. I have PCOS and recently stopped eating Soy.

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Old 06-29-2010, 08:14 PM   #1089
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Thanks peoples!

I have more info in a post under success stories. I will try to post the short version.... (I'm often long winded) I first started low carb December 2003, lost 108 lbs the first 4 months then got another 100 off and kept it off for over a year, got in a car accident, was on bed rest for 6 months and gained 130 back due to not being able to grocery shop or cook and having to reply on whatever was brought home or delivered..... Had a long recovery from that, even though I was still not eating sugar and keeping carbs lower if I have more then 30-40 carbs a day on a daily basis I will gain weight due to a medical condition, so I am definitely low carb for life! Anyway I was told I would never be able to go to the gym again, don't even walk or stand much etc... Pretty hard to swallow when you are 27. I was able to get 40 lbs back off but not more then that. Then this past year I finally felt better and was able to do more things and started on under 20 carbs per day again in July 2009, and I have lost 112 lbs in the past year. The total lost from my start in 2003 until now is 242 lbs. I am able to go to the gym again and do tons of stuff I couldn't do before. As for the skin removal surgery, I am not sure, but it needs to get done as soon as possible because there is an 8 week recovery time, but I have a 5k at the end of September that I don't want to miss. So if all goes well the beginning of October, if not then next spring as I have to have my Mom come stay with me while I recover and she lives 1500 miles away and doesn't want to be driving that far in the middle of winter.

Your journey is absolutely incredible and I am so proud of your progress! You look great!!! A fantastic tranformation you have made.
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:36 PM   #1090
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Wow!!! you guys are amazing. keep up the great work.

and, dreams, in your before pix you look older and then when you lost the weight, you look younger. I thought you were 19. then I see the bottom of you page and you're 30. I thought I looked young. You take the cake.

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Old 06-29-2010, 08:40 PM   #1091
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Hi Hazel…
Showed your pics to my wife and we shared a kleenex...

Great story...


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Old 06-29-2010, 08:59 PM   #1092
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Haziefrog, WOW!

You look absolutely amazing! Not even like the same person. So much younger. If this is not inspiration...I don't know what is.


P.S: I want your legs.
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Old 06-29-2010, 11:32 PM   #1093
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Old 06-30-2010, 05:43 AM   #1094
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I have viewed this thread many times and always love revisiting it. Such amazing transformations everyone has made, it really blows me away! Here are a couple before/after pics of me.

The first one was in Dec 2007 and I think I was probably close to 130 lbs.
The second one was taken in April this year (I'm in the middle) and I was around 107 lbs.


dec 07 - about 130 lbs


april 2010 - about 107 lbs

Not a HUGE difference but I think you can see it. I guess you can also see the difference between my avatar pic and the before pic.
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Old 06-30-2010, 05:49 AM   #1095
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Paula~ Definitely can see it. You look fabulous and younger and just glow-y!
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Old 06-30-2010, 06:09 AM   #1096
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Amazing!!!

Nevergoinback, Lisa, Haziefrog, CJ, Squeakie EXCELLENT job and AWESOME results!

I love this thread!
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Old 06-30-2010, 06:31 AM   #1097
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Wow, all of you look amazing! CONGRATS!! I've really been struggling lately with my carb addiction but seeing all of your pictures here inspires me to try again.
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Old 06-30-2010, 06:46 AM   #1098
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Its hard to believe some of the transformations. You all are really looking good. KUTGW!
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:12 AM   #1099
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Wow!!! you guys are amazing. keep up the great work.

and, dreams, in your before pix you look older and then when you lost the weight, you look younger. I thought you were 19. then I see the bottom of you page and you're 30. I thought I looked young. You take the cake.
Thanks.

I love coming back in here and looking at everyone's pics. The transformations are incredible and so motivating. Great job everyone!
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:30 AM   #1100
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Wow! You all are amazing and so inspirational. Weight loss really does make a person look so much younger. Way to go!!!!
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:37 AM   #1101
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:28 AM   #1102
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Wow you all look so amazing. Just wow.
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:47 AM   #1103
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CJ, incredible! Wow! Your story is very inspirational!

Paula, you look great! WTG!
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:45 PM   #1104
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310+





Here's another one from today, 149ish

From a size 24/26 to a 2, sometimes a 4.
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:57 PM   #1105
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Here's another one from today, 149ish

From a size 24/26 to a 2, sometimes a 4.
You look amazing!!!! How tall are you?
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Old 07-02-2010, 05:56 AM   #1106
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Haziefrog, WOW!

You look absolutely amazing! Not even like the same person. So much younger. If this is not inspiration...I don't know what is.


P.S: I want your legs.
Thank you all for such kind words, I am always so amazed by everyones pictures. As for my legs once you find out that I am only 5'2", you may decide to give them back!!! My primary care doctor in Atlanta used to say "who knew these legs where under all that fat". I sure didn't know it. It has been a ton of hard work, but so worth every bit of it!
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Old 07-02-2010, 07:50 AM   #1107
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Ok, I'll bite the bullet

Here I am too. I guess the 75 lbs is noticable heh

You guys who have posted pics already have inspired me so much already. Thanks all you brave boys and girls
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:35 AM   #1108
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Here I am too. I guess the 75 lbs is noticable heh

You guys who have posted pics already have inspired me so much already. Thanks all you brave boys and girls
Yes it is! Good Job!!!
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:38 AM   #1109
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Thank you I am 5'8''.
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:56 AM   #1110
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I am 5'8" too but I sure didn't wear a size 4 when I was around 149, you must be solid muscle, you go girl!
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