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Old 02-05-2011, 07:35 AM   #1
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Century Club!

I can't believe I am finally posting this but I did it, I hit 100 pounds lost, 103.5 to be exact!


2002



2005

Here is a picture of me at my worst, It was 2005 and I was going to get my tubes tied, they weighed me and I was over 350 they wanted to put me on another scale out by the truck dock, I walked out and never had the surgery! I was married to my ex a the time and friends of ours had started a diet and they were happy with it and they were losing a lot of weight, it was Atkins, NDR, so me and the ex bought the book and started on our journey! Back then there were some LC items available and I stuck to bars and shakes, and I lost 70 pounds in about 5 months, we went to Mexico to an all inclusive, I ate and drank like there was no tomorrow and, gained 18 pounds in one week! At my lowest I got to 280 and never lower! So for 6 years I have went on and off on and off and bounced between 315 and 280 gaining and losing over and over!

Finally this year my new BF and I started talking about getting married, we have our wedding date set now for 10/9 I was so non committal because I wanted to be a skinny bride this time around, so on 9/27 I committed to starting this again, I weighed 300.5 as of today I weigh 246.5 so all together I have lost over 100 pounds!!!!

I have to say I would start and stop so many times, it is the support and friendships and inspirations I have found on this site that keeps me going, what a wonderful group of women who I just adore that keep me going and support me, through gains, losses, happy times, bad times, this site has been a lifesaver!

The next post will be at 150 pounds lost when I get to onderland, and then we will see how I am looking, for me it is not about a number as much as feeling good and looking good in clothing, I will be thrilled to be a size 14 or 12 again!

I had lost all this weight without exercising, so I knew I was getting flabby would have some excess skin issues, etc, so I started working out at the gym at least 5 days a week doing an hour of cardio and strength training, it is amazing what the gym can do for your body, who knew exercise was good? LOL

So my advice is find a plan that works for you and stick with it through thick and thin, remember that nothing tastes as good as a weekly weigh in when you see the numbers going down!

Drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water everyday!

I stick to induction levels 20-25 grams of carbs

Take your vitamins

Exercise and move your body

Use this site to find friends that will support you and give you what you need!

Again, I thank everyone who has supported me and look forward to the century and a half post!


This was New Years Eve at 87 pounds lost

Me and my honey:








Will have to get another pic soon, I still hate having my picture taken, LOL I have been trying to branch out and try to new things to boost my self confidence, after 25 years of being overweight and morbidly obese it is like getting to know a new person, and everyone keeps saying you lost so much weight, but yet I still see the fat girl that I always have been! It is a mental battle for sure! I went from a 30/32 to size 18 currently! I am 42 years old! So even over 40 you can do it!

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Old 02-05-2011, 07:40 AM   #2
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Wonderful post, Amber. You've done so fabulously, and I know you'll just keep going! You are going to make a most beautiful bride!!!!!
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:42 AM   #3
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Wow, you look fantastic! Congratulations, you have so much to be proud of. You look so young and happy now. Way to go!
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:45 AM   #4
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Amazing, congratulations, you looks so healthy and BEAUTIFUL!
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:50 AM   #5
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well done, lovely lady! congratulations on such excellent progress with eating and exercise!! wtg
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:53 AM   #6
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:54 AM   #7
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Congrats, truly inspirational story, thanks for telling us!
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:56 AM   #8
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Thank you all, your encouragement means a lot to me! This site is a lifesaver! Especially coming from all you skinny ladies, it shows I will make it!
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Old 02-05-2011, 08:25 AM   #9
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Amber - you are beautiful! Look at what you have done. It is simply amazing. What an inspiration. Not only are you gorgeous, but your happiness radiates.
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Old 02-05-2011, 08:44 AM   #10
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You look so beautiful! What a great story. You will be such a pretty Bride.
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Old 02-05-2011, 08:46 AM   #11
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You look so beautiful!!!! What a beautiful bride you will be!!! (at any weight!!). Thank you for sharing your amazing pictures!!!!

Congratulations Amber!!!!!!



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Old 02-05-2011, 08:50 AM   #12
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:08 AM   #13
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I've said it before and I'll say it again- YOU LOOK FANTASTIC AMBER!!! You have worked so hard and continue to do so. I hope you are as proud of yourself as all of us are of you! Better get that slinky Valentine Outfit out and ready
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:10 AM   #14
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You look fabulous!! Congratulations for a job well done!!!
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:20 AM   #15
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My goodness you look incredible, you will be a GORGEOUS bride. Congrats girl!!!!
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:10 AM   #16
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Wow! You look great! Congratulations and Thank you for posting, you are such an inspiration!
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:12 AM   #17
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You are gorgeous. Congrats and thanks for being an inspiration!
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:15 AM   #18
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Oh. My. GOODNESS Amber!!!!!!!!

What an awesome accomplishment!!! Whooo hoooo!

And you look gorgeous! You'll make an amazing bride!!
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:14 PM   #19
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:22 PM   #20
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:40 PM   #21
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Old 02-05-2011, 01:17 PM   #22
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Old 02-05-2011, 03:20 PM   #23
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Amber, OMG you are gorgeous! Way to go!
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Old 02-05-2011, 04:35 PM   #24
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Good going Amber and con grats! Very nice pictures! I'm proud of you my girl!
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Old 02-05-2011, 04:39 PM   #25
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Congratualtions! You look wonderful and are a great inspiration to us who are looking for role models!!!
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Old 02-05-2011, 04:41 PM   #26
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Old 02-05-2011, 04:44 PM   #27
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Thank you girls, I still need to lose a lot of weight but I am 2/3rds there!
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Old 02-05-2011, 04:46 PM   #28
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Old 02-05-2011, 05:33 PM   #29
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