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ERIN9284 Posts: 533
11/14/14 10:00 P


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11/14/14 12:53 P

Posts like this are what keep pushing me. I'm only at 40 pounds down but I hope to get close to 100 lost. Thanks for sharing your success!

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DAVIS_6311 Posts: 265
11/14/14 8:40 A

emoticon You are doing/have done so amazing! You are truly an inspiration for me! Thank you for sharing your victories! emoticon

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11/12/14 9:00 P

Wow, that's so awesome. Congratulations to you and your continued success. Thanks for sharing. emoticon emoticon

Keep it moving!!!
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11/2/14 11:55 A



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SCRIMP1 Posts: 576
11/2/14 11:42 A

Thanks. Updated to note I have lost now 118 pounds and am 5 pounds from goal; which I hope to reach before Christmas. This will be the first time I ever got to reach a stated weight loss goal. Quite excited.

Starting weight 283 lbs, July 9, 2013
Original Goal of 160 lbs Reached Nov. 26, 2014!
New 2015 goal is 150 lbs and to stay Consistent with eating plan and exercise 3X week.
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9/25/14 5:12 P

emoticon That's extraordinary! Good job!

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SCRIMP1 Posts: 576
9/25/14 9:28 A


Updating to report I have now lost 111 pounds and am 12 pounds from my goal of 160. Weight loss is much slower now, and I can see a difference with every pound gone.

Consistency and not perfection will get u all to goal!

Starting weight 283 lbs, July 9, 2013
Original Goal of 160 lbs Reached Nov. 26, 2014!
New 2015 goal is 150 lbs and to stay Consistent with eating plan and exercise 3X week.
8/15/14 6:32 A


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8/8/14 7:54 P

i think your accomplishment is terrific. I certainly hope my venture is as successful. I have 95 pounds to lose. I started healthy eating in jan 1,2014. I have lost 25 pounds. I plateaued for several months. last week I finally dropped 3 pounds, woohoo. hopefully it will continue. wish me luck. again congratulations on your success to healthy eating and losing unwanted weight.

keep on trucking
ALICEPHIPPS1955 Posts: 135
8/8/14 6:14 P

I was almost exact size and weight as you when I started in Nov. last year and have not been as successful as you so far,but am pleased to be going down!!!
So encouraging to see people who accomplish their goals!!!!
Keep going girl!!
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8/7/14 4:51 P

Fantastic work!

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8/6/14 11:31 A

Fantastic job!!!!! Keep up the good work!!!!!

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8/6/14 11:19 A

Congrats! That is a major accomplishment! I know you look and feel better, and you have done AMAZING things for your health! Keep that Spark burning! emoticon


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SCRIMP1 Posts: 576
8/6/14 10:34 A

Thanks everyone!
I have lost another 3 pounds since I wrote this last week.
When I stopped the low fat low cal approach and switched to low sugar low starchy carbs it seemed like the weight came off faster. I eat lean proteins, veggies, and low sugar fruit, and healthy oils.

Another thing I did was figure out how many calories perday I needed to eat if I was at 160, my goal weight.
10 calories per pound=1600 cals. Then I chopped off 400 cals for weightloss at 160 pounds. That is how I arrived at my calorie range of 1200. Considering I was eating 2500-3000 plus cals a day when overweight, it was a drastic reduction.

My advice---Eat like the weight you want to be at goal now.

Starting weight 283 lbs, July 9, 2013
Original Goal of 160 lbs Reached Nov. 26, 2014!
New 2015 goal is 150 lbs and to stay Consistent with eating plan and exercise 3X week.
VICKYLYLES Posts: 2,588
8/4/14 2:27 P

That is fantastic! I'm so happy for you and jealous at the same time. What a great accomplishment!

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LUVSLIFE2 Posts: 97
8/4/14 12:45 P

Thanks for sharing! I too have 100+ to lose and am 52. :-)
Kudos to you for your focus. You're stuck with it and you have shown us that we can too if we stay focused on our goal.

THEIS58 SparkPoints: (154,720)
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8/2/14 3:25 P

hugely motivating!!

SCRIMP1 Posts: 576
8/2/14 9:48 A

Thanks everyone!
You can imagine how daunting it is to be faced with 100+ pounds to lose. From July 9 to January 1, 2014 I lost a total of 59 pounds. I reached 199 (onederland) April 4, with a total of 41 pounds from Jan, 14 to July 30, 14.
Everything fits in my closet now, I am in way better health and have so much more energy.

Please do not give up--you can do this! I thought my metabolism was ruined at my age (56) after years if yo yo dieting, but it was not.

Now I have to learn how to dress...I tend to like the more youthful sexier style of clothes. I have an hourglass figure and look best with a belted look; otherwise my hips look big.

Interesting in that it is my waist that everyone notices; as I had huge legs before.

Starting weight 283 lbs, July 9, 2013
Original Goal of 160 lbs Reached Nov. 26, 2014!
New 2015 goal is 150 lbs and to stay Consistent with eating plan and exercise 3X week.
COURTNEYANNE414 SparkPoints: (2,044)
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8/1/14 8:38 A

What an incredible accomplishment! So glad I stopped by the message boards this morning this is the inspiration I was looking for!

Fantastic work!!!

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8/1/14 8:33 A

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The Lesson: If you can't accept yourself, then certainly no one else will.”

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8/1/14 12:57 A

Congratulations on being down 100 pounds. That is fantastic and I am very proud of you.
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7/30/14 1:19 P

Rockstar!!!!. Congrat's on your achievement and milestone. Very inspirational.

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7/30/14 6:53 A

That's awesome!!

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7/30/14 6:52 A

Wow - that is so great

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7/29/14 10:07 P

That is fabulous. Congratulations. What an accomplishment.

SCRIMP1 Posts: 576
7/29/14 9:05 P

Following a visit from a childhood friend with a 20 inch waist and needing to use a cane during her visit to manage weight related arthritic pain----I am thrilled to announce that I have lost 100 pounds in a year; with the help of all my friends and motivational tools on Spark People! I started July 9, 2013 at 283; and now am 183. I started out at size 24 and now am a size 14 pant and Medium Top.
I used the treadmill at my work fitness center to walk 3-4 times a week for an hour. I have been following a lower carb approach since January, which really helped control my blood sugar and insulin spikes. I eat mostly protein, vegetables, low sugar fruit, and healthy fats like avocado.
There were a few bumps along the way (vacation eating) but I got back on my regime the moment I got home. I still struggle with evening food snack attacks.
It takes consistency in diet and regular exercise--thats the secret.
I have another 23 pounds to go.

Starting weight 283 lbs, July 9, 2013
Original Goal of 160 lbs Reached Nov. 26, 2014!
New 2015 goal is 150 lbs and to stay Consistent with eating plan and exercise 3X week.
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