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Old 11-05-2010, 02:53 PM   #511
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Thanks Everyone
I am quite pleased with how flat my tummy is getting and it still has a bunch of extra skin on it too. I <3 the gym and my workout!
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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 11-05-2010, 02:54 PM   #512
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:41 PM   #513
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Lola, I want a cape and tights! Thank you though. :blush:

I put a few more before and after(current) pics on my blog if anyone wants to see more.
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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 11-09-2010, 07:57 AM   #514
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Here's an in progress pic. The "before" shot is from May of this year, probably at my heaviest. I started LC exactly 3 months ago at 299. I've been hovering around 265 for the past few weeks but I'm still losing inches. I attribute the lost inches + the weight staying the same to an increase in muscle mass w/ a decrease in fat as I've been weight training for about 6 weeks. I may up my goal weight to a fit 205 as opposed to an average / slim build at 185. I'll take 20 lbs. of muscle if I can manage it and continue on this path.

I'd like to be at 205 by May 2011, just to see the huge difference a year can make.



Look how baggy those pants look on me on the right.

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Old 11-09-2010, 08:00 AM   #515
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:01 AM   #516
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Good Job! and go buy some new pants, they gonna hit the ground!
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:04 AM   #517
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I put a few more before and after(current) pics on my blog if anyone wants to see more.
I took a look and think you are AMAZING. Honestly, you have to be thrilled and proud of yourself! Awesome!!!

And, the chicken and sauasge lasagna looks sooo good. The last picture of it in the oven with the melted cheesy goodness made me hungry!
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:11 AM   #518
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Chris - You look fantastic! Your stomach is sooooooooooooooo much smaller! KUTGW!
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:45 AM   #519
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Chris, Excellent! Lookin' great!!
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:51 AM   #520
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Old 11-09-2010, 03:20 PM   #521
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I love this thread...it always gives me hope.

Great job, everyone.
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Old 11-09-2010, 03:22 PM   #522
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WTG Chris!! You're looking fantastic too!!
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:10 AM   #523
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Here's an in progress pic. The "before" shot is from May of this year, probably at my heaviest. I started LC exactly 3 months ago at 299. I've been hovering around 265 for the past few weeks but I'm still losing inches. I attribute the lost inches + the weight staying the same to an increase in muscle mass w/ a decrease in fat as I've been weight training for about 6 weeks. I may up my goal weight to a fit 205 as opposed to an average / slim build at 185. I'll take 20 lbs. of muscle if I can manage it and continue on this path.

I'd like to be at 205 by May 2011, just to see the huge difference a year can make.



Look how baggy those pants look on me on the right.
Wow Chris you look amazing and you look like you lost a lot more than what the scale says!
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Old 11-10-2010, 05:10 AM   #524
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Chrisfason~!

Thanks for posting! More great inspiration and WOW, you are doing an amazing job!
More PROOF that IT WORKS!
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Old 11-10-2010, 05:24 AM   #525
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Thanks everyone! That 1st pic is from May, and while I wasn't weighing myself at the time, I wouldn't be surprised if I was 310 or so. I started walking but was still eating crap until August when I got serious and threw all the rice and cereal and pasta out. I'm feeling soooo much better now and have tons of energy. I'm becoming less concerned w/ the scale because I've been adding muscle for the last few weeks and everyone knows that muscle weighs more than fat. I know that as long as I stay on this path, the muscle that I'm gaining will overtake the remaining fat for fuel.
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Old 11-10-2010, 05:45 AM   #526
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Thanks everyone! That 1st pic is from May, and while I wasn't weighing myself at the time, I wouldn't be surprised if I was 310 or so. I started walking but was still eating crap until August when I got serious and threw all the rice and cereal and pasta out. I'm feeling soooo much better now and have tons of energy. I'm becoming less concerned w/ the scale because I've been adding muscle for the last few weeks and everyone knows that muscle weighs more than fat. I know that as long as I stay on this path, the muscle that I'm gaining will overtake the remaining fat for fuel.
WOW! You look amazing! Keep up the good work!
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Old 11-10-2010, 05:46 AM   #527
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Lola, I want a cape and tights! Thank you though. :blush:

I put a few more before and after(current) pics on my blog if anyone wants to see more.
what exercises you have done? I'll go check out your blog & see what info I can find out.
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:13 AM   #528
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what exercises you have done? I'll go check out your blog & see what info I can find out.
I do strength training with the cabled bowflex type machines and free weights and then my cardio is spent on the treadmill. I have to be careful of my knees because of a car accident 5 years ago. They don't bother me anymore unless I push myself too hard, but until spring-ish of 2009 I could barely even go grocery shopping without my knees killing me and now I can do 9k and be fine as long as I watch my speed and the size of my stride. If my stride gets too long then it's like I over-extend and have problems. I really want to run, but I'm stuck with walking for now. But when I first started I had to stay at 1.3 on the treadmill settings to keep my heart rate down and now I can do 2.7 for an hour and a half and feel good, unless my legs go numb..... which is another issue that I'm having from excess skin pinching and folding over and cutting off circulation. I'm happy with the improvements to my health, but I won't be totally satisfied with my fitness level until I can do a 10 minute mile.
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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 11-11-2010, 08:55 AM   #529
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I do strength training with the cabled bowflex type machines and free weights and then my cardio is spent on the treadmill. I have to be careful of my knees because of a car accident 5 years ago. They don't bother me anymore unless I push myself too hard, but until spring-ish of 2009 I could barely even go grocery shopping without my knees killing me and now I can do 9k and be fine as long as I watch my speed and the size of my stride. If my stride gets too long then it's like I over-extend and have problems. I really want to run, but I'm stuck with walking for now. But when I first started I had to stay at 1.3 on the treadmill settings to keep my heart rate down and now I can do 2.7 for an hour and a half and feel good, unless my legs go numb..... which is another issue that I'm having from excess skin pinching and folding over and cutting off circulation. I'm happy with the improvements to my health, but I won't be totally satisfied with my fitness level until I can do a 10 minute mile.

Great job CJ!
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:45 AM   #530
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WOW!
These pics are great!

They really help inspire me. I can't wait to post mine one day.
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:06 PM   #531
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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 11-14-2010, 04:14 PM   #532
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Okay I will post mine too. this is before and during because I'm still in the process of losing.

The before was me 2 years ago and the after is me now.

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Old 11-14-2010, 04:34 PM   #533
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Okay I will post mine too. this is before and during because I'm still in the process of losing.

The before was me 2 years ago and the after is me now.

Awesome, keep up the great work! I bet even those who are years into maintenance still consider themselves as in-progress.

c'est la vie...
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:48 PM   #534
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:52 PM   #535
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LK, you can see major difference in the face. If those two pics were sized correctly with you looking the same height in both pics you would see even more of a difference too. Take a current pic in a more form fitting shirt and send it to me where you can see from feet to head. I'll put it next to your old pic for you. Cause if I remember reading your posts right you have gone from a size 24 to a 14, so that's quite a difference girl!
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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 11-14-2010, 08:02 PM   #536
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Oh okay CJ yes I sure will do that! Thanks!
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Old 11-15-2010, 06:04 AM   #537
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I do strength training with the cabled bowflex type machines and free weights and then my cardio is spent on the treadmill. I have to be careful of my knees because of a car accident 5 years ago. They don't bother me anymore unless I push myself too hard, but until spring-ish of 2009 I could barely even go grocery shopping without my knees killing me and now I can do 9k and be fine as long as I watch my speed and the size of my stride. If my stride gets too long then it's like I over-extend and have problems. I really want to run, but I'm stuck with walking for now. But when I first started I had to stay at 1.3 on the treadmill settings to keep my heart rate down and now I can do 2.7 for an hour and a half and feel good, unless my legs go numb..... which is another issue that I'm having from excess skin pinching and folding over and cutting off circulation. I'm happy with the improvements to my health, but I won't be totally satisfied with my fitness level until I can do a 10 minute mile.

Your doing a fantastic job. I love reading your blog..

I have various health problems & I like walking on the treadmill, although some days it's hard.

WOW a mile in 10 minutes. that will be good.. I'm a long way, away from that.
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:25 AM   #538
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:28 PM   #539
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:25 PM   #540
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I've said it before and I'll say it again: KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You all look "AbFab" and serve as an inspiration!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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