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juliekaboolie 04-06-2013 09:14 AM

I'm OVERWEIGHT!!!! YAY!! :)
 
It's official: I am no longer 'obese' but 'overweight'!! So excited. Whodathunk?!?:jumpjoy:

dariasen 04-06-2013 09:18 AM

Congrats!!!!!

ohiocat 04-06-2013 09:35 AM

Congratulations! That has to feel great!!! :jumpjoy::jumpjoy::clap:

jeaniem 04-06-2013 09:40 AM

Woo hoo:high5:

clackley 04-06-2013 09:43 AM

:D:birthday::clap::high5::) A great big congratulations Julie!! You are a trooper!:D:birthday::clap::high5::)

raindroproses 04-06-2013 09:43 AM

Yaaaaaaay! Congrats!! :jumpjoy:

Knittering 04-06-2013 09:44 AM

Boy, you sure don't look "overweight" to me!!

:jumpjoy::jumpjoy:

juliekaboolie 04-06-2013 10:17 AM

Thank you all SO MUCH!!!!! I survived an 18 month stall, and finally figured out what worked for ME! I'm so glad I stuck it out. I remember weighing 197 for-EVER!!!

shopgirl 04-06-2013 10:21 AM

:jumpjoy: Congrats! That is awesome!

baileygirl3 04-06-2013 11:23 AM

Awesome!!!

raindroproses 04-06-2013 12:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Knittering (Post 16358135)
Boy, you sure don't look "overweight" to me!!

:jumpjoy::jumpjoy:

That's what I was thinking! She looks GREAT!! :jumpjoy:

Julie1972 04-06-2013 12:15 PM

Congrats! I recently hit that milestone too so I understand your excitement!! Congrats and KUTGW!! :)

debstin 04-06-2013 12:30 PM

You do look great!! Congrats!!

Bobbin 04-06-2013 05:14 PM

Awesome, you look amazing!! What in inspiration, as a fellow long term staller...

bacon bit 04-06-2013 05:42 PM

Yay! I remember hitting that and it seemed unreal!

sillyme 04-06-2013 08:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Knittering (Post 16358135)
Boy, you sure don't look "overweight" to me!!

:jumpjoy::jumpjoy:

My thoughts as well, i am waiting to get to only "overweight" myself!

kiwistars 04-06-2013 08:04 PM

Wow! 18 mths?I would have lost patience.What was it that broke the stall?

DiamondDeb 04-06-2013 08:09 PM

Congrats! KUTGW! :kicking:

rubidoux 04-06-2013 08:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Knittering (Post 16358135)
Boy, you sure don't look "overweight" to me!!

:jumpjoy::jumpjoy:

I know, huh?! Those charts are a mess. You look awesome, Julie! Congrats!

babycakez 04-06-2013 11:50 PM

same here as of 4lbs ago! Never thought I'd be happy to say that I am overweight! lol

Eyma 04-06-2013 11:58 PM

CONGRATULATIONS!

3fatcats 04-07-2013 04:35 AM

Hahaha. It's the little things, itsn't? *smile* COGRATS! I'm still considered overweight too, even though I'm only 5 lb from the top range of th chart. Sigh.

nolcjunk 04-07-2013 05:12 AM

congratulations! great perseverance.

giJ 04-07-2013 05:47 AM

Congrats! You should be SO proud!

tinamanni 04-07-2013 06:43 AM

Congratulations!!!! I am so jealous. I am short so getting to the overweight category means I have to lose almost 60 pounds still

Patience 04-07-2013 08:05 AM

Share your secrets/lessons learned?

juliekaboolie 04-07-2013 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Bella (Post 16359365)
Share your secrets/lessons learned?

Thank you so MUCH, everyone!!!

My 'secrets' or lessons that I learned for my body are this:

1) stress reduction
2) enough sleep
3) NO processed foods/bars/powders of any kind
4) NO sugar of any kind except whole fruit (1-3 pieces per day)
5) Coconut oil/coconut milk
6) NO dairy (that was a major one for me...lost 7 lbs just from cutting it out)
7) Half a plate of veggies plus protein and a fat per meal
8) No snacking. If I'm hungry, I eat bigger meals. If I MUST eat a snack, I eat protein and fat.
9) Vitamins/minerals (magnesium chelate, vitamin D3, potassium, fish oil (3 g per day), in particular)
10) No caffeine after 12 noon and no more than one cup of coffee per day (I make a mean coconut milk latte)
11) Weight lifting, gentle cardio, yoga...nothing too hard/stressful...just movement with a light sweat and moderate heart rate (~120-140ish and up to 160 max)
12) I don't cheat or take tastes of anything off-plan. If I want a treat, I allow it without guilt and don't consider it a cheat. I make sure I really, really want it.
13) Lastly, I don't eat wheat, grains, or beans, too. It's basically a strict Paleo- type diet. I hate labelling it "Paleo". I prefer 'whole foods'. I cook a lot!

That's it! :)

juliekaboolie 04-07-2013 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by tinamanni (Post 16359224)
Congratulations!!!! I am so jealous. I am short so getting to the overweight category means I have to lose almost 60 pounds still

I totally understand!! It took me 2 years to do this and an 18 month stall. Just keep pushing through until you find what works best for you!! :)

juliekaboolie 04-07-2013 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Bobbin (Post 16358632)
Awesome, you look amazing!! What in inspiration, as a fellow long term staller...

The stalls are a killer, huh?? I kept waiting and waiting and reading and reading and tinkering and tinkering. Better than giving up, I guess?! I guess the lesson learned is that persistence pays off eventually! Hang in there! :)

juliekaboolie 04-07-2013 12:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3fatcats (Post 16359085)
Hahaha. It's the little things, itsn't? *smile* COGRATS! I'm still considered overweight too, even though I'm only 5 lb from the top range of th chart. Sigh.

Hang in there!!!! Something will happen to give you that 'plunk' you need! :)


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