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TXLoser 09-20-2011 08:36 AM

2011 SHOW US YOUR PROGRESS
 
Okay fellow CCers, I see quite a few threads with some AMAZING progress pictures and it is about time we update the progress sticky with some current pictures.

So, show us your progress pics so far.

I think as we head into the holiday time with treats tempting some of us, it would be nice to see that while this journey may take some of us a while, IT CAN BE DONE!!!!!!

:sing:

MsWoods 09-20-2011 08:46 AM

For me I have been at this for 2.5 years. I've come a long way, and have quite a ways to go, but so far, I'm very happy with where I'm at.

http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/...ated091511.png

debkeversole 09-20-2011 09:12 AM

October 09
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...SANY1184-1.jpg
July 2011
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...100_0267-1.jpg

Sat Sept 17 2011
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3..._and_Debie.jpg
i can't tell any difference but there is 75 pounds gone somewhere

TXLoser 09-20-2011 09:17 AM

Michelle - AWESOME!!!!!

Deb - I can see that your face is smaller!! Keep it up my friend

MsWoods 09-20-2011 09:29 AM

Great job Deb. Man, I wish I had the confidence to wear that brown dress you have on. That thing is HoT!

lexiann21 09-20-2011 11:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MsWoods (Post 15019651)
For me I have been at this for 2.5 years. I've come a long way, and have quite a ways to go, but so far, I'm very happy with where I'm at.

http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/...ated091511.png

I'm not a century club member (yet) but i just want to say WOW congratulations to you! Not only for the loss but for sticking with it, thats the hardest part. You'll see loss no matter what you just have to stick with it. I hope to be apart of it next year at this time! Hoping to lose 100 by next September! :)

Take Care!

TXLoser 09-20-2011 11:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lexiann21 (Post 15020170)
I'm not a century club member (yet) but i just want to say WOW congratulations to you! Not only for the loss but for sticking with it, thats the hardest part. You'll see loss no matter what you just have to stick with it. I hope to be apart of it next year at this time! Hoping to lose 100 by next September! :)

Take Care!

Hey Lexiann...you don't have to have lost 100 lbs to be here...we just have more to lose than maybe others.

When you take your pictures we hope you will share them with us..doesn't matter how much....all pictures can inspire somebody

debkeversole 09-20-2011 11:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MsWoods (Post 15019794)
Great job Deb. Man, I wish I had the confidence to wear that brown dress you have on. That thing is HoT!

LOL it is a bathing suit! you are the second person who thought i was ogoing out on the town

debkeversole 09-20-2011 11:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lexiann21 (Post 15020170)
I'm not a century club member (yet) but i just want to say WOW congratulations to you! Not only for the loss but for sticking with it, thats the hardest part. You'll see loss no matter what you just have to stick with it. I hope to be apart of it next year at this time! Hoping to lose 100 by next September! :)

Take Care!

you don't have to have LOST a 100 to be a member just need to lose it LOL and we have had people who didn't need to lose that much

MsWoods 09-20-2011 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by debkeversole (Post 15020205)
LOL it is a bathing suit! you are the second person who thought i was ogoing out on the town

:hyst:

Maybe it SHOULD be a dress? Lol.

Thanks Lexi, you can do this as well. I've been sticking through it for over 2 years, even though for months at a time I have no losses. This is just the way I eat now, for health, weight loss is a bonus!

BigBravesGirl 09-20-2011 12:27 PM

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Michelle :notwrthy:

Deb :notwrthy:

Awesome work ladies!!

Here's what I have: Before is Nov 09 at around 375 (probably closer to 390, but I can't be sure). After is at 335'ish in early Sept.

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/at...difference.jpg

Thanks Diane! :hugs:

TXLoser 09-20-2011 12:34 PM

Thanks Lisa for posting the pics!!!

I love looking at the progress in your avitar and glad you shared it here!!

KUTGW!!!!!!

lexiann21 09-20-2011 01:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MsWoods (Post 15020330)
:hyst:

Maybe it SHOULD be a dress? Lol.

Thanks Lexi, you can do this as well. I've been sticking through it for over 2 years, even though for months at a time I have no losses. This is just the way I eat now, for health, weight loss is a bonus!

Yup, that is the hardest part i think is sticking with it ESPECIALLY if you don't see results sometimes. Easy to get discouraged and give up. When I did LC in 2008 i was able to lose about 45 lbs, i got to 190 and got comfortable and didn't try to continue or maintain. Thats whats scary for me, This time around I know I can do it, I don't want that to happen again. I needed to keep losing whether i felt great or not. Either way if you continue on it you know you'll at least not gain and you have the potential to keep losing, makes since to keep trying then right? I'll need to reference back to this in a few months!

BigBravesGirl 09-20-2011 02:25 PM

Lexiann, I've lost weight a thousand times. Hundreds of (if not a thousand) pounds. My problem was keeping it off once it was gone. I finally found the key for me. Lose weight for a few weeks, then move into maintenance. I find if I can maintain for a couple months, I can go back to losing.

That's my strategy this time. Lose and maintain. Lose and maintain.

It will work this time. This is the last time I will ever be on a diet. I may not be a size 4, but I won't weigh almost 400 lbs either!


ETA: Not to say my plan is the best plan for everyone. But it's the best plan for me.

:)

Bejewelme 09-20-2011 04:21 PM

Hi girls, TX asked me to post here, so here it is!
In 2005 I was going to get my tubes tied, I went to the pre-op and they said you are too heavy for our scale you need to go down to the loading dock to be weighed, I said um NO, and ran out and never did have surgery, so I was over 350 pounds, not sure how much over. So friends of ours had started Atkins, and told us about it, me and my ex husband started and lost 70 pounds each in about 5 months, went on a trip to Mexico, gained 17 in one week and then for 5 years I would start and restart never really sticking to it, got up to 325, and as low as 289. So last year on my son's B-day 9/27/10 I said I am going to do this no matter what, my current fiancee and I were talking about getting married, and I knew I couldnt ruin another marriage being so fat and miserable with myself, and he is skinny, people probably thought I was eating his food! I have never been thin, around age 9 I got my period and started gaining a lot of weight, I have not weighed less than 200 pounds since I was 13, and right now I am 1 pound away, and I just turned 43! I started and lost weight but refused to exercise,finally in Jan I said OK I will join the gym, well I ended up loving it and have become a gym rat!!! I also ran my first race, I could never run! I have a tough mudder 5K with obstacle in November that I am looking forward to! I get married 10/9, so it is coming up, never did I think I would lose 104 so far in less than a year! My advice is it works, if you follow it and listen to your body and what works and what doesnt! And exercise if you are not, 1 pound of fat is like 3 fists, 1 pound of muscle is 1 fist, so you will look better! I have not lost a lot of pounds in the last 3 months but I am wearing clothes that are so much smaller! I had a lot of arm skin, I will show you, I had my arms done in April, I lost 35 pounds since then and really started working out hard after I healed to get them in shape. I plan to have about 25 pounds of stomach skin removed next Spring if I can scrape up the money!!!!!
If I can do this anyone can! I never ever thought I would do it, get a journal, talk to people, find a support and you can do it!!!!

Here I am in 2005 at my worst
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p.../AmberVern.jpg

This was 2002 a year or two after my son was born, my stomach is laying on the counter, ughghg
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p...mberbobby2.jpg

THis was close to last year when I started at 305
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p...IMG_0493-1.jpg

Dec 2010
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p...IMG_1161-1.jpg

Jan 2011
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p...e/IMG_1232.jpg
So that was 40 pounds and no gym, the rest are once I joined the gym and I go about 6 times a week plus running
Late Jan 2011
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p...e/IMG_1371.jpg

2/11
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p...e/IMG_1454.jpg

3/11
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p...lMe/008-33.jpg

April pre surgery
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p...lMe/005-46.jpg

after bandages removed, I lost 3 inches of hanging skin
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p...e/IMG_1595.jpg

May 2011
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p...IMG_1810-1.jpg

June 2011
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p...867513x800.jpg

July 2011
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p...IMG_1951-1.jpg

August
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p...e/IMG_2025.jpg

Push ups, LOL
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p...e/IMG_2027.jpg

http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p...e/IMG_2020.jpg

http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p...e/IMG_2022.jpg

My wedding gown I will be wearing
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p...e/IMG_2039.jpg

My 43rd last weekend
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/p...IMG_2085-1.jpg
And that is that, I am 3 pounds form my doc's goal I am 5'10 but I want to try to get 180-175 if I can before surgery!

Amber

TXLoser 09-20-2011 04:55 PM

Amber...WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!

Thanks for sharing the pictures and your story!!!

debkeversole 09-20-2011 05:04 PM

OH MAN AMBER THAT IS OUtSTANDING!!! congratulations on everything!!!!!:notwrthy::notwrthy::notwrthy::notw rthy::notwrthy::notwrthy:
did your arm surgery leave a bad scar?? i would LOVE to do that but my insurance wont pay anything on it

lc2xfish 09-20-2011 06:29 PM

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Was a little hesitant about posting pictures but I guess there's no harm in it! The pictures are cropped (to take out some friends) so they're a bit out of proportion, but...

Here is me at the end of December around 330 pounds-
http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/at...1&d=1316564880


And here is me at 220(ish) at the end of August.
http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/at...5&d=1316564878


I submitted these pictures (uncropped) to the Atkins superstar competition... I hope they're charming enough!

debkeversole 09-20-2011 06:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lc2xfish (Post 15021413)
Was a little hesitant about posting pictures but I guess there's no harm in it! The pictures are cropped (to take out some friends) so they're a bit out of proportion, but...

Here is me at the end of December around 330 pounds-
http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/at...1&d=1316564880


And here is me at 220(ish) at the end of August.
http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/at...5&d=1316564878


I submitted these pictures (uncropped) to the Atkins superstar competition... I hope they're charming enough!

wowowowowo!! CONGRATULATIONS:notwrthy::notwrthy::notwrthy:

TXLoser 09-20-2011 07:03 PM

lc2xfish - you look FANTASTIC!!!!!!

Thanks for sharing and keep us posted on the Atkins competiton..we are cheerng for you!!!

LunaAshling 09-20-2011 11:56 PM

AWESOME JOBS EVERYONE!!!!!! :clap::up::notwrthy::yahoo::kicking::goodpost:

Bejewelme 09-21-2011 04:00 AM

Fish- you look incredible!! WOW so much younger!!!!

Deb- there is a scar that pic here was 3 days later I am 5 months out now, it is still there but it is fading really nicely, insurance doesn't pay but for me that $6,000 was worth it, there is no getting rid of the skin, same with my stomach and deflated air bag boobs, so either I live with it or cough up the money and somehow I am going to, my stomach bugs me the most. I smoked and tanned, and that is all bad for skin issues and I was always fat, so I carried a person on me for many years! If you go to my journal back to April you can see all the pics,

Bejwelme's journal to skinny bride, they are all there, I am happy with them, I am wearing sleeveless shirts all winter, I am not giving them up, LOL

Matrigna 09-21-2011 07:01 AM

Wow-- You all look fantastic!

lexiann21 09-21-2011 07:40 AM

LOVE THIS THREAD!

debkeversole 09-21-2011 07:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bejewelme (Post 15022151)
Fish- you look incredible!! WOW so much younger!!!!

Deb- there is a scar that pic here was 3 days later I am 5 months out now, it is still there but it is fading really nicely, insurance doesn't pay but for me that $6,000 was worth it, there is no getting rid of the skin, same with my stomach and deflated air bag boobs, so either I live with it or cough up the money and somehow I am going to, my stomach bugs me the most. I smoked and tanned, and that is all bad for skin issues and I was always fat, so I carried a person on me for many years! If you go to my journal back to April you can see all the pics,

Bejwelme's journal to skinny bride, they are all there, I am happy with them, I am wearing sleeveless shirts all winter, I am not giving them up, LOL

:jumpjoy:WOW! IDK if i would ever have the money but i would say that is the ONE surgery i would consider is getting my arms done oh and ya know side boobage?/ well i don't have any anymopre BUT there is some loose skin there too SIGH but i will never have the money and yeah the deflated ballons but i guess i would just live with them
LOL i have carried a couple of people since about age 16 i am 43 but i think there is just one more i gotta get rid of

MsWoods 09-21-2011 08:19 AM

OMG you guys look fantastic!

I hope to have a side by side body shot image later today, I've only got 1 of me fat and it wasn't even at my fattest. And I have my first one I took last night. I'll get it later and post.

BigBravesGirl 09-21-2011 09:33 AM

Great job, everyone!! WE CAN DO THIS!! :high5:

nikkiluvslowcarb 09-21-2011 04:14 PM

Wow look at all our LCF stars!!! Congrats everyone!!! :clap:

piratewoman 09-21-2011 04:39 PM

I'll just show a few so you all won't get to bored.

Here I am last spring
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...t/DSCN0520.jpg
In Feb of this yr
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...t/DSCN0856.jpg
In May
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...t/DSCN1396.jpg
In July
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a.../DSCN14972.jpg
In Aug
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...t/DSCN1522.jpg

Bejewelme 09-21-2011 06:48 PM

Laura- you had an amazing transformation, and man do you look younger!!!


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