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Old 05-27-2010, 05:32 AM   #31
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Yeap! Big difference! Congratulations on being 50% "there!" Hey, if you get a chance and you saved the instructions you asked for in how to download these photos, please PM them to me and perhaps I can upload some too. Problem is that I'm still in 35mm days....I do have a recent one from Dec 09 to send "before." I haven't had any photos taken since I've lost 23 lbs, yet!

Again with the PMing! I cant figure out how to do it and i am at over 50 posts. What am I missing?!

Did they take all of y'alls' before photos at your consultations? Because I didnt get mine taken and Im kind of bummed out about it.
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:07 AM   #32
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Ortal, Under your sign on name (by your avatar) it now says senior LCF member, so I think that makes you eligible to receive personal messges. I will send you one! You just click on the person's name by their avatar and highlight personal message, write it up and send it. OK, I just looked and you don't have that yet...perhaps in combo with so many messages you have to have been onboard for 30 days or so....You can probably go to the search area on the home page for LCF and read about it.

I'm still needing to figure out how to load a photo. The one I have on my avatar is from my daughter sending it to me from having it downloaded on her computer. Guess I'll have to get a CD when I developed my 35mm film. I'll figure it out someday! Closer to goal probably....!

Yes, Ortal, my clinic did take my before photo. I don't have it though, it's on my chart there. Hmmm, maybe I did take one of myself that day too....I'll have to look around. I'm not very organized with my photos....it's on my "to do" list when grad school is done!
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Old 06-14-2010, 11:30 AM   #33
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Here I am! 36 pounds gone forever!
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Old 06-14-2010, 12:52 PM   #34
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Here I am! 36 pounds gone forever!
WOWZERS!! Erin you look amazing!!! "36 pounds gone forever"!!
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Old 06-14-2010, 05:01 PM   #35
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Erin - You exuuuude confidence and personality now! How freeing for you! I'm so glad we could motivate you to get there and that you're sticking around to help us (and others) reach their goals! Horray Erin!!
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Old 06-15-2010, 05:30 AM   #36
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Erin - You exuuuude confidence and personality now! How freeing for you! I'm so glad we could motivate you to get there and that you're sticking around to help us (and others) reach their goals! Horray Erin!!
Ha - ya. The first thing I said was, "Whoa that is a miserable looking person right there." It was very sad to see the old me. Granted, I looked like HELL because I had just come from the gym but still. I feel so bad for her. I don't ever want to be in that body again.
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My Before And After

As promised I wanted to see myself in pictures again--I have attached my official before and after and just a few of the ones we did for my husband for fathers day!

Thank you to all of you who helped me stay focused!
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Old 06-15-2010, 01:05 PM   #38
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These before and after pictures are amazing! Especially to see the self-confidence that is pouring out of everyone in the after pictures....a true inspiration!
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Old 06-15-2010, 03:47 PM   #39
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Cori! Wow you look HOT in those jeans! I agree - you TOO look so happy and confident...this was the goal you were working for! Your daughters are precious, precious, precious!! This is the you they will remember....they are young enough to just know MOMMY and not the size you were. And you are teaching them good habits. I'm so glad my girls also had my husband as their daddy...he decided to be healthy when they were 2 and 4 yo and he gave up Pepsi and chips, started eating bran flakes as a snack instead, starting walking and lifting weights....and has stuck with it for the past 21 years! The first month he lost like 16 lbs and he's maintained his 180's or so since then! Me? I yoyo-ed up and down 20 to 30 lbs til the past 8 years when it finally made 40 lbs and last 3 years when it reach 55 lbs overweight! Beware of perimenopause girls....probably if you keep up with your exercise you'll be good!

Cori and Erin - it looks like you go to the same clinic! Same decor, etc.

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Old 06-23-2010, 10:12 AM   #40
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This isnt really an after picture, but an in progress. My job released today that for July and August we can wear Jeans all summer (not just Fridays) so of course my typical girl response is "yay I get to shop"! I hit up Marshalls on my break and found these:


and they are... drumroll... a size 6! Plus 120$ marked down to 20.... I can totally see why they are SO comfortable.

IM A SIZE 6?!?!? YAY!!
honestly Im kinda grossed out at myself in the old pic. I didnt notice Id gotten so big... or was in denial. either way Im happy!!
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:24 AM   #41
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Hello everyone!

I just found this website and boy am I glad I did!! Very informative! I was thinking about joining a medi weight loss clinic by me, but I found it more economic to get a perscription of phentermine from my dr and try on my own. I have tried the phentermine before and lost weight but found that I didnt eat much while on it. I have also done atkins diet without any perscription and lost weight but ended up sky-rocketing my cholestrol. So I guess I'm wondering if medi is kinda a combination of the two? From what I gather week one is only protein and water but you HAVE to eat your 500 calories a day? Can anyone give me a sample day menu of 500 calories of protein?? i WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT!
I am very excited- I can't wait to get in ketosis and start losing but I want to make sure I'm eating enough food throughout the day so it doesn't all pile back on when I re-introduce carbs.

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Old 06-23-2010, 10:45 AM   #42
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Ortal - You look fabulous, my dear! What an amazing change in just a couple of months...I'm sure you feel so much better too!! I'm so glad you posted it!

iLoVeSwEeTs - go to the Newbies thread for the info you're looking for....
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:19 AM   #43
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Yay Ortal! You look fantastic!!! Gotta love shopping in new sizes too. Way to go!
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My daughter posted a photo of our family over vacation, taken just after she finished her triathlon! You can see it by scrolling to the story and viewing the 3 photos (1 of family, then click to see 2 of the race). For comparison, click on my current avatar to see a close up "before" photo of me and youngest DD! I feel SO much better now, 49 lbs lighter!!

NBC24's Laura Rice completes goal triathlon : News : WNWO NBC24 (Also: if you click on 'read the story' you can watch her tell the story!)

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Old 08-23-2010, 08:41 AM   #45
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You look so so great, Debbie! That's awesome!!!
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:11 AM   #46
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Thought I'd update again. I've been settling into my body. Things seem to shift around a bit. I'm only about 5 lbs lower than my goal weight (or so) but I'm in a totally different size. At 130, I was a size 6 but now I can pretty much buy anything in a size 2 at 123-125. The nurse practitioner told me to buy pants that are snug for the next couple of months and she's right.

Anyway, I have been looking at old pictures this weekend and it makes me so sad. The girl I see is not happy. Not at all. To be honest, I am a bit disgusted by her and that alone makes me sad. I can understand why people are telling me they don't recognize me anymore (and that's not always said in a complimentary tone, by the way.) My brother said last night how vain I had become. I'm not. Just for the first time in my life, I actually care about my appearance.

The first "before" picture was taken in December on our cruise. I always wore hats because I was too lazy to fix my hair.

The second is after I had already lost about 20 lbs. I thought I was looking pretty cute until I saw this picture.

The last is of me in a size 2 pair of jeans. A lot of times I'll take a picture of myself because I don't always trust what I see in the mirror. (Anyone else use that as a reality check?) The other is of me last week in my studio open house.
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Debbie - Woo hoo...you look amazing! Amazing!

Erin - Wow, size 2!!! Way to go! I completely understand seeing yourself in old pics and how unhappy you look...I was just going to post the same thing in the August thread. You deserve to be "vain", you look stunning and had to work hard for that!
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Debbie and Erin, you both look so good. Erin, I also take pictures because I don't trust mirrors either. My reasoning is because you can tilt a mirror in a certain way to make yourself appear larger or smaller and I am convinced that most stores have "skinny" mirrors!
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Debbie and Erin, you both look so good. Erin, I also take pictures because I don't trust mirrors either. My reasoning is because you can tilt a mirror in a certain way to make yourself appear larger or smaller and I am convinced that most stores have "skinny" mirrors!
ME TOO. Plus I'm notorious for sucking in in front of a mirror. haha
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Wow Erin! Amazing! I'm like you, I just FEEL happier and know that I put up with a lot of bad self image unnecessarily for way too long. Years! We must remember these feelings and the better health we're experiencing now, and NOT go back up the scale, EVER! I wouldn't put too much pressure on yourself to stay at 123 lbs the rest of your life...your goal of 130 is also reasonable. I know I could have gotten to 125 because I've done it before (22 years ago), and even less; but it was so hard to maintain and my husband thought I was too skinny (even though I was in size 10 back in those days). When I went from 118 to 130 I didn't stop myself, I just let it "go" and put off the inevitable discipline for "tomorrow"....I do NOT want that scenario again. Eventually I added another 5 to 10 lbs per year. These positive self image feelings, this health, this physical fitness capacity is so much of a reward that I never want to lie to myself again that self discipline can wait!

Thanks for the comments Erin, Keri, and Charlene. Did you notice on the family photo that the right appears size AA to A, and the left appears a B? I didn't know it was that obvious, probably no one would notice but me! So, now you know why I don't want to get less than 137lbs! This AM I was 141. Working on "what" to eat due to the allergist changing my diet! See you in the August thread.

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Thanks for the comments Erin, Keri, and Charlene. Did you notice on the family photo that the right appears size AA to A, and the left appears a B? I didn't know it was that obvious, probably no one would notice but me! So, now you know why I don't want to get less than 137lbs! This AM I was 141. Working on "what" to eat due to the allergist changing my diet! See you in the August thread.
I didn't notice AT ALL. You looked "even" to me. Good luck on that diet change!!
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Debbie - I didn't notice, so I had to go back and check! The "girls" looked even to me - don't forget, we are our own worst critics! I 2nd Charlene - good luck on the new "diet"!
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Didn't notice whatsoever! You look great! Just put a rolled up sock in one side. People will never notice. (Been there, done that. LOL)
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Thanks, my friends. You're right, I'm my own worse critic, I guess! Debbie
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Deb and Erin,

You both look so amazing and should be so proud. I too take pictures of myself to validate what I see in the mirror. For me, I always look heavier in pictures than what I see in the mirror. The pictures pushed me to want to lose another 5 pounds (down to 150). Like Debbie... big mistake. The first 63 pounds came off exactly where I needed them, my thighs, stomach, butt and I was well proportioned. The last 5 pounds came completely off my chest. Now I need padding to fit into my bras! Sorry guys, TMI!!
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last year right around this time (its a HORRIBLE photo regardless of my weight... omg... those highlights....) and then a few weeks ago. dont mind the drunk guy with me we went 7-0 in beer pong and he had to drink for both of us.

Whenever I feel like lifes not fair cause I have to diet, and I wish i can just eat what I want and not care, I look at photos from last year
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Let me see if I can get this picture to upload...this is one year AFTER reaching goal..and heading into my second year.


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Ortal and Jo - Your pictures show off all your hard work and fitness! Congrats! I plan to post some soon.
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What a difference in your face and neck! I bet you feel SO much better compared to 2009! I was at Hoover Dam in Oct 2009 - we may have passed each other on the bridge!
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