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Old 02-16-2013, 04:14 PM   #1
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Milestone - 75 pounds lost!

I started at the end of July 2012. In just over 6 months, I am down 75 pounds. I had been stuck for about 6 weeks at 230 then over the last 2 weeks dropped 12 pounds. This is a great way of eating. I am so happy to have embraced it. My hypoglycemia has been cured. I am feeling and looking so much better it is amazing. I am also sleeping so much better.

I really got motivated to do it after visiting the doctors and having him tell me I was hypertensive and borderline diabetic. I have been trying to get health insurance and none of the 8 companies I applied to would give me a policy because of my weight and related health issues.

I have also lost this weight with little exercise. I was told I was fat because I was lazy. Well I wanted to prove people wrong, so I purposely didn't increase my physical activity. (I have just recently started exercising more because I always have enjoyed exercise and sport.)

I still have about 20 pounds or so to go until goal, but thought I would pause for a minute at a significant milestone. I thought I would share in hopes of motivating others. If I can do this, anyone can. Best of luck on your journeys.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:26 PM   #2
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I started at the end of July 2012. In just over 6 months, I am down 75 pounds. I had been stuck for about 6 weeks at 230 then over the last 2 weeks dropped 12 pounds. This is a great way of eating. I am so happy to have embraced it. My hypoglycemia has been cured. I am feeling and looking so much better it is amazing. I am also sleeping so much better.

I really got motivated to do it after visiting the doctors and having him tell me I was hypertensive and borderline diabetic. I have been trying to get health insurance and none of the 8 companies I applied to would give me a policy because of my weight and related health issues.

I have also lost this weight with little exercise. I was told I was fat because I was lazy. Well I wanted to prove people wrong, so I purposely didn't increase my physical activity. (I have just recently started exercising more because I always have enjoyed exercise and sport.)

I still have about 20 pounds or so to go until goal, but thought I would pause for a minute at a significant milestone. I thought I would share in hopes of motivating others. If I can do this, anyone can. Best of luck on your journeys.
Congratulations! That is an awesome achievement. Inspirational.

Keep us posted on your last leg and how that goes. From what I hear (and am experiencing) it's a new challenge. But you are certainly up for it!
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:45 PM   #3
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Way to go!!! You are an inspiration Big Stevie to those of us just starting our journeys.
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:06 PM   #4
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Good for you Stevie!! KUTGW!!
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:20 PM   #5
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Congratulations! Very inspirational.
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:26 PM   #6
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WTG!!!What an accomplishment
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:19 PM   #7
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WTG! What a wonderful accomplishment!
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:23 PM   #8
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Fantastic!! Congratulations. Very inspiring.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:28 PM   #9
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:11 PM   #10
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Congratulation! It's tough to get through the stalls but you kept the faith and came out even more successful. Low carb works and you're proof. KUTGW.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:16 PM   #11
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:08 PM   #12
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You are the absolute best, Big Stevie! I feel so fortunate to have met you and to have been able to follow your lead on this journey. You are a superb person and I'm really glad that your improved health and fitness reflect the brilliance and goodness that you bring to the forum.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:12 PM   #13
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Awesome! You are a great motivator, I'm so happy for you!
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:14 PM   #14
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What a relief not to have to deal with those health worries! Congratulations!
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:04 AM   #15
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Thanks guys. I really wasn't looking for accolades. I really don't think I am special Just working the program. I just hope I inspire others to try.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:21 AM   #16
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Congrats to you!!! That is great news.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:46 AM   #17
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Thats amazing, well done!! you are a true inspiration! x
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:59 AM   #18
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That's fantastic! Soon you'll be Skinny Stevie!!!
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:09 AM   #19
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Gotta change that name!! Way to go Not-so-Big stevie!!!
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:24 AM   #20
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Thanks guys. I can't really believe it. It has been relatively easy. The weight just keeps coming off. I am eating more now than before the program. The key is eating the right stuff.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:01 AM   #21
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Congrats on your success Big Stevie! I didn't exercise for the first five months of LCing. Now that I am my weight loss has slowed, BUT my body is changing for the better.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:33 AM   #22
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Obviously I would never advocate no exercise, but I would love to see some hard studies that show the correlation between weight loss and exercise. I suspect it isn't as simple as we have all been lead to believe. I wrestled and played football through high school and played ice hockey from 20 to 35. I have always been very active but I still managed to get fat. I know how to train and am very comfortable around a gym. We have been lead to believe if we just worked out harder or longer the weight would fall off. Well for me, it never did.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:57 AM   #23
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Congratulations, well done! This WOE is incredible, and you are an inspiration.
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:16 PM   #24
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Congratulations, AMAZING!!
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:26 PM   #25
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Great Job! That is fantastic!
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:42 AM   #26
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Thanks. You guys can do it to.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:52 AM   #27
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