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pixiedust7976 07-28-2011 09:05 PM

Out of obese,overweight, and now in healthy... Now with pics....
Hello everyone!

I started this weight loss journey in January with a body weight of 205. This was a bad weight for me considering I am only 5'3". This was my all time highest weight and I felt like crap. I was constantly tired, had no motivation, etc.etc. As a youth I never had a weight problem, so after getting older and having kids, this all changed. I then was picking up weight and didn't know why. With kids you tend to forget about yourself and that's exactly what I did. Instead of eating 4-5 times a day like I do now, I ate once per day and dramatically reduced my metabolism. With all that said, I now know why I picked up the weight, and it will never happen again. With 2 kids and not having anymore children, it was time to lose it. So I started this journey and new lifestyle in January, and here it is almost August and I am now at 141. I still have a little bit more to go, but I am so proud of myself to be going from a BMI of 36.92% to a 24.98%.Gone are the days of being embaressed to have my picture taken, gone are the days of being tired. I wish everyone luck in their journey's and have faith and like Dory from Nemo says Ljust keep swimming, just keep swimming." I have during my journey have helped others to want to change how they feel and take the journey themselves. That feels better than my weight loss, knowing that you have helped other people get healthy themselves.
I will continue to be on fitday for life, and I still have 21 pounds to go, but I just feel fantastic just knowing I am now in the healthy weight range.

VitoVino 07-28-2011 11:09 PM

Congrats pixiedust7976!

I can really relate to something you mentioned. Eating once a day. A friend of mine used to me me "the snake" LOL.

It's great you've gotten yourself heathy and have helped others. I'm new here and I appreciate testimonies like yours.

mecompco 07-29-2011 01:02 AM

I remember when you joined. You've done well! It's always nice to hear about another FitDay success story.

Now on to maintanence mode!


Kumochi 07-29-2011 01:22 AM

Well done I joined about the same time and I'm impressed with your progress. I'll blame my slowness on old age LOL Stick with fitday as I want to have your example on how to maintain once I get there. Mary

pixiedust7976 07-29-2011 03:12 AM

These are WIP Pics ( Still have 21 pounds more to go and that's why it's still WIP)



Post Maintance pics when I get rid of these last 21 pounds off........

pixiedust7976 07-29-2011 03:15 AM

Another After:

Newlee11 07-29-2011 12:31 PM

Not only do you look smaller but you look 10 years younger. Wow! Good job.

DancinBear2 07-29-2011 02:22 PM

Congratulations, what an amazing change. I agree with what NewLee11 said, you do look alot younger.

wildbeanerz 07-29-2011 02:27 PM

What an inspiration! Good job on all your hard work. You look as awesome as I am sure that you feel!! And yes, you do look younger as well!! :)

pixiedust7976 07-30-2011 07:23 AM

Thank you everyone!! I do feel fabulous!!I wish everyone well on their journies.....

RunbikeSki 07-30-2011 08:58 PM

You look mah-vah-lous!

Keskie 08-01-2011 11:59 AM

Girl! You look amazing! I am new here, so your story was the first one I read, and I want to say that I am impressed. You look fantastic. Keep it up! I hope one day my story will be here as well.

Spookycheeseofdoom 08-03-2011 02:10 AM

You look beautiful! If I met you on the street, it wouldn't even occur to me that you had anything to lose. Absolutely lovely you are, I'm proud of you even though I don't know you.

njc0las 08-04-2011 06:18 PM

You look amazing. Congrats.

almeeker 08-04-2011 08:16 PM

Great job Pixie. When I look at the before pictures, it's a whole lot looking at before pictures of myself. I dare say even current side by side shots of the two of us would look mighty similar. And I agree you look much younger now. So if you want to start calling the hubby "Sugar D", I say go for it LOL.

rebekah_marie 08-08-2011 03:24 PM

I'm new here and I just read your post and looked at your before & after pics... O.M.G. YOU LOOK GOOD GIRL!!!!
Thanks for the awesome motivation!!!!!!!!!!

anuradha4 08-08-2011 05:28 PM

OMG how did u do that ???
please share some tips sure u should have a lottttttt of determination to achieve that !!!

pixiedust7976 08-09-2011 04:15 AM

Thank you everyone!! I didn't realize I look younger now lol, but I will take it!! As far as tips, it takes a lot of discipline and determination. Don't get me wrong, I have had days where I just wanna give up but I worked through it. I made sure I ate at least 4-5 times a day, always kept my calories between 1200-1400, watched fat,sodium,sugar, and calories. Drank my watec, about a liter with each meal, and did strength training and cardio everyday. In the begining, all I could do was 1 set of 10 od each of my exercises and do maybe 20 minutes of cardio. I knew what areas of my body needed work so I looked up 3 different exercises to work the same mucle group in diferent ways. For example, my arms, so I did push ups, tricep dips, diamond push ups and close grip push ups. My lower I would do squats, lunges, burpees etc. I started with 1 set of 10 and wen it started getting easy, I raised it to 2 sets of 10. Every 2 -4 weeks I would either increase the sets of increase the reps. When I upped the sets or reps, I upped my cardio. Instead of 20 minutes, it became 30, then 40 and so on. Whe the weather broke and was nie again, I took it outside I started running 3 miles, then 4. Now I run anywhere from 5-7 miles depending on the route I take. If its very hilly, I run 5, if its mainly flat, I run 7. It took me 4 months to get to running like that and I enjoy every minute of it. I never used any weights, I always used my own body weight. I started platueing about 2 weeks ago and saw even with me doing 5 sets of 24 of my usual body weight strength training plus the running, it wasn't coming off as quickly again, so I found a new avenue of stength training, yoga. I do the high intensity yoga and combo it with running and the weight is peeling off again. Good luck to you guys in your journey to healthyness, and I look frward to reading your success stories on here. Again, thank you for the encouragment t keep going and the compliments!!

1shirleyg 08-26-2011 12:07 PM

You've done a fabulous job. How did you stay motivated?
Was it strictly calorie counting or a particular diet and exercise?:)

1shirleyg 08-26-2011 12:10 PM

Sorry - I just saw your last post outlining what you've done. :)

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