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Old 02-02-2011, 10:03 PM   #661
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My Mommy has lost 87 lbs now! I'm soooo proud of her!!! She's been telling everyone she knows that I've lost 249 lbs, but I'm more proud of her then I am me. I've shared my pics, but she's never shared hers. So here she is!

You two are amazing and motivating!
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:03 AM   #662
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Thanks guys, I'm soooooooooooooooo proud of her!!! She doesn't live near me so when I saw her last weekend I just kept hugging her and telling her how SKINNY she is! She said that she's not skinny, pointed at my tiny step-grandma and said "She's Skinny!" So I took a picture of my Mom next to Grandma just to prove to her that she's not that much bigger then Grandma is...... maybe just two sizes difference.

It was her 60th Birthday and 90% of the people at her party knew how much I'd lost and kept asking me about it and saying how good my Mom looked. She kind of had the same reaction when she saw me after I lost the last 120 lbs. She insisted that I looked smaller then I did last time she saw me in the fall, but I haven't really lost more weight just a few inches.

So then after the party I showed her the pics and she was shocked that she doesn't look THAT much bigger than Grandma and she just kinda stared at the picture in disbelief. I know that feeling! LOL it's kind of like woah, when did that happen???

Then I looked at the picture of me next to my Mom and she's still smaller and a lot thinner front to back then I am and she's 2-3 sizes smaller (depending on the brand) then me but I'm not all that much bigger then she is..... I got use to being twice her size. But as she pointed out she was 250 lbs at her biggest and I've lost 249 lbs, so I've lost her total weight. She kept saying you lost one of me! She's so cute!
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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 02-03-2011, 06:38 AM   #663
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CJ, Your Mom looks great! Does she lc too?

And, as always, you look amazing and should be totally proud of yourself!
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:25 PM   #664
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Thanks, Yes she is on Low Carb. She said that I inspired her to change her lifestyle and get healthy too. She started on just moderately Low Carbs and then she got excited and moved into Atkins down to induction level carbs. But sometimes she has slightly more, but no more then 30 a day really. She has some dietary restrictions so she can't have some veggies, no lettuce, no green, no bacon and she's allergic to cheese....... She has diverticulitis so can't have things with skins or shells so she's more limited.
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:38 PM   #665
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Truly inspirational. You both look great.
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CJ - Wow, even with these certain restrictions, she is making it work. Let her know that all of us other lcers are proud!

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Thanks, I shared the comments with her and she said:
"Wow .... thanks for sharing those comments with me. Tell them all thank you."
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Old 02-04-2011, 04:14 PM   #668
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Lucky, probably old links that got deleted. That happens sometimes

My Mommy has lost 87 lbs now! I'm soooo proud of her!!! She's been telling everyone she knows that I've lost 249 lbs, but I'm more proud of her then I am me. I've shared my pics, but she's never shared hers. So here she is!

You ladies look awesome So much happier, too! KUTGW
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Old 02-06-2011, 01:14 PM   #669
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the jeans I have on in the last picture are "skinny" jeans. My 11 year old DD told me MOMS should not wear skinny jeans

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Old 02-06-2011, 01:30 PM   #670
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Well you work them skinny jeans HOT MAMA....you look GREAT!!!!!
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Old 02-06-2011, 01:42 PM   #671
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Well you work them skinny jeans HOT MAMA....you look GREAT!!!!!
Thank you! I don't even know where they came from. I found them in my closet with the tags still on them and I'm sure I didn't buy them. Might have been a christmas present from my mama a couple of years ago
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Old 02-06-2011, 03:54 PM   #672
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OH MY! I am loving this thread! It is seriously just what I needed

Everyone looks so amazing!

Congratulations! I hope I can add some pics in the future...

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Old 02-06-2011, 04:26 PM   #673
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Old 02-06-2011, 04:43 PM   #674
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woooohooooo you look great!
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Old 02-07-2011, 12:46 PM   #675
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If peoples pictures have a red x it could be that it was an old link or had been deleted at one time or another from the site they hosted it on. If you have pictures that are no longer showing and want to replace them you can contact cheri and send her your pictures. She has no problem putting them back in for people. I know shes done it before. Here is her email cherilynn8@hotmail.com
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Old 02-07-2011, 01:16 PM   #676
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awesome pics!!! your def ready for some fist pumping on the beach .. great work!! ( im from staten island NY so i know all about the shore...thats my home away from home in the summer. : )
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:52 PM   #677
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Oooh I am so excited to participate!!! I found this site a little while ago and just read allll through all these posts - GREAT JOB everyone!!!! I'll try to post sometime in the next day or so (I'm at work right now)

I'm 5'5" and about 136.2 lbs - I had my DS 9 1/2 months ago and was up to 198 while I was pregnant!! About 157 at my first OB appt (about 5 weeks preg) so I am approx 20 lbs than my pre preg weight! Goal is 120!
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:35 PM   #678
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Oh! And my goal is to be at my goal of 120 by my son's first birthday (which is in about 10 weeks!) I have steadily been losing 1 lb/week so I've decided it's time to step it up a notch and aim for 15 lbs in 10 weeks!

135 was my orig goal a long time ago (before I ever committed to losing weight - we're talking a year and a half ago when I was in the 150's) but once I started approaching that goal I realized 135 isn't what I thought it would be. Now I am there and am def not satisfied. Steadily losing 1 lb/week has been great, I'm happy with that esp bc it has been consistent but the fact that I don't look much better than I did in the 150's is pretty discouraging. I honestly think it is bc I am not toned. ESPECIALLY in the belly. I have abs but you can not see them under the belly fat. TECHNICALLY I am at the 'ideal' weight for my height but when you see the photos I will be putting up, you'll probably see why I am kind of disappointed. Thus why I changed my goal to 120. I guess having a baby really does make your body change I may be 20 lbs under my pre-preggo weight, but I def have belly fat that is being stubborn!! I have before and current pics I will put up, according to the measurements I've lost a couple inches. But I'm still not where I want to be!!!! Pictures to come....

Oh, and thanks for reading all that.
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Ok, this is an older picture from sometime in the summer, I'd say about July or August - I was prob in the 160's here, and it is before I started working out -



This is from 12/24, I was about 143 lbs -

[img'http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u27/ilovecrl/1297306025.jpg[/img]

And here is from 02/01, so about 137 lbs -

And I actually have a BEFORE I was preggo pic somewhere - in a bathing suit - I will find it and upload that too, for comparison purposes. (I can't now though bc the photo is on my phone which is about to die)
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OMG those are huge!!! Sorry!!!!!!! Totally my bad - let me know if you all want me to fix them!!!!!!
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I guess I'll jump into this thread.

The first photo is me at about 187 lbs back in May of 2009.



These next two photos were taken yesterday at about 167 lbs.





Sorry about the cheesy muscle poses. The last one is deceiving because I'm still sucking in the gut.

I still have a lot I want to accomplish, but I'm happy with my results so far. I have a lot more functional strength, I went from having medicated high blood pressure to normal blood pressure, and I have perfect cholesterol and triglyceride levels (if what doctors tell us is really true).

Thanks to everybody posting in this thread. There are a lot of very inspirational people on this forum.

ETA: I accomplished about 85% of the fat loss and muscle gain with mostly Atkins induction style eating with occasional carb-ups. I eventually went to a specific carb cycling program to add more strength. Most of my workouts have always consisted of compound lifts such as deadlift, bench press, squat, and military press.
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I guess I'll jump into this thread.

The first photo is me at about 187 lbs back in May of 2009.



These next two photos were taken yesterday at about 167 lbs.





Sorry about the cheesy muscle poses. The last one is deceiving because I'm still sucking in the gut.

I still have a lot I want to accomplish, but I'm happy with my results so far. I have a lot more functional strength, I went from having medicated high blood pressure to normal blood pressure, and I have perfect cholesterol and triglyceride levels (if what doctors tell us is really true).

Thanks to everybody posting in this thread. There are a lot of very inspirational people on this forum.

ETA: I accomplished about 85% of the fat loss and muscle gain with mostly Atkins induction style eating with occasional carb-ups. I eventually went to a specific carb cycling program to add more strength. Most of my workouts have always consisted of compound lifts such as deadlift, bench press, squat, and military press.
YoRick you really look great! KUTGW!!!!
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Wow... this is an incredible thread... so many success stories, unreal. Well, I'm going to take the plunge and post my before pic (not easy on the eyes, so beware... :-)

My story is pretty boring and typical... been heavy all my life. Childhood was pretty stressing being fat. Then went into adulthood the same, except that it was getting continually worse with each year. I now have three children (ages 5, 10, 15) and with all the stuff that's part of raising 3 kids, all the activities, PLUS a really stressful and demanding corporate job (60+ hour weeks), the pounds just kept adding up year after year. Life was misery.

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Body Fat: 34%
Waist: 43 inches

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Height: 5' 5" (<---- not sure why list this one twice heheheh)
Body Fat: 10%
Waist: 29 inches

Before/After Pics



I've added muscle along the way, but the focus was really fat loss for me. Now I'm starting to focus on adding muscle now that I can actually see them. :-)


Holy crap! What exercise plan are you or were you following during this incredible transformation? I've got 1 kid, but I waited until I was 38 before finally having one so I'm 42 (as of a couple of weeks ago) and I want to live to see my daughter grow up. Your advice is welcome and appreciated.
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Old 02-27-2011, 11:34 AM   #685
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This thread is just so worth keeping bumped! NO, I did not see that last pic. Averted my eyes. Yeah right! : ) What a great job all of you have done. This is so inspiring.
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berighteous and lowcarbpanda - thanks for the compliments.
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Holy crap! What exercise plan are you or were you following during this incredible transformation? I've got 1 kid, but I waited until I was 38 before finally having one so I'm 42 (as of a couple of weeks ago) and I want to live to see my daughter grow up. Your advice is welcome and appreciated.
Can't find original post but OMG Pabloriviera!! Your transformatn is truely awe-inspiring!!
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Nothing wrong with sucking in the gut! It actually helps to strengthen your muscles. Looking good regardless!
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Nothing wrong with sucking in the gut! It actually helps to strengthen your muscles. Looking good regardless!
Thanks CJ. My success definitely pales in comparison to yours. You've done a remarkable job.
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