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One Year Later: A Then & Now Comparison

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

It's been an entire year since I started this weight loss madness! :) I can't BELIEVE how much I've changed in a year's time. Not just how I look, but my entire lifestyle is completely different. Here are some stats from then and now...


Then: Size 24W
Now: Size 6

Then: Size 2X-3X
Now: Size Small or Medium

Then: Size 44C
Now: Size 36C

Then: Size 10
Now: Size 5

Then: Size 9 1/2 or 10 (Wide, if I could find it)
Now: Size 8 or 8 1/2 regular


Then: 253
Now: 144

Then: 43.5 (Morbidly Obese)
Now: 24.8 (Normal!)

Body Fat Percentage
Then: 48.1%
Now: 23.8%

Blood Pressure
Then: 120/80
Now: 90/60

Total Cholesterol
Then: 274
Now: 168

HDL (healthy cholesterol, should be more than 46)
Then: 44
Now: 81

Triglycerides (should be less than 150)
Then: I don't remember, but I know it was high
Now: 53


Favorite Foods
Then: Haagen Dazs Chocolate PB ice cream, deep dish pizza with bacon and pepperoni, M&Ms, cookies, fettuccine alfredo, risotto, white rice, brownies, cheesecake, Cheetos, pecan pie... the list goes on.
Now: oats, grapes, almond butter, PB2 & peanut butter, quinoa, almond milk, bananas, dark chocolate, beans and lentils, raisins, walnuts, oats, oats, and more oats!

Favorite Drinks
Then: 2% milk, coffee loaded with cream and sugar, Dr. Pepper, Budweiser, margaritas, sweet tea
Now: water, black coffee, red wine, unsweetened hot tea, Beck's Light (when I'm in the mood for a beer)

Typical Fast Food Meal
Then: McD's Filet O Fish with extra tarter sauce, with large fries and large Dr. Pepper... and I'd usually finish my kids' Happy Meals too.
Now: Subway Veggie or Ham sub on wheat bread, no cheese, lots of veggies, mustard, no mayo... and no chips! With a Diet Coke.

Then: none
Now: running 3-9 miles 3 times per week.

Neck: -4.25"
Upper Arm: -6"
Bust: -13.75"
Waist: -13"
Abdomen: -15.5"
Hips: -13.75"
Thigh: -9"
Calf: -2.25"




Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LUCKYCHARMED 12/17/2011 7:40AM're journey is an absolute inspiration. A huge congratulations to you on your achievements and thanks so much for sharing. emoticon

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PREZLEY2003 10/10/2011 5:58PM

    You are awesome..

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    Katie, what was your workout plan when you first started? I'm doing the Rookie 5K program, but am struggling with consistency. What did you do when you started? When did you add a day or intensity or length?


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SHAREEMO 5/19/2011 5:39PM

    Oh my Lord- your transformation is AWESOME, and I'm not just talking phsycial. I mean, it shows in your favorites foods and your exercise regimen as well. I just want to say this is a FABULOUS FABULOUS BLOG.

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CHANGUS 11/19/2010 3:11PM

    You are SUCH an inspiration.

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CJROARK 11/8/2010 5:08AM

    Congratulations! You've worked so hard and it shows. What an inspiration you are ! emoticon

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GIRRRLYCHILD 11/8/2010 12:00AM

    you're amazing!

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FITTNESS_SMILES 10/23/2010 4:15PM


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ISABELLAMOM 10/20/2010 5:19PM

    wow. Your awesome. how did you even have the energy to do it all?

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UTVOLGIRL02 10/19/2010 4:07PM

    You are such an inspiration! I am working on the "Couch Potato to 5K" running plan with my boyfriend and we are on our way! Thank you for posting your journey here for others to be inspired! Your story has particularly touched me. We have already registered for our first 5k this December! Thanks again!

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SECOLEM0305 10/19/2010 3:46PM

    After reading your post about your first 5k, i became curious about your journey and now I've found this post! HOLY COW!! I am....beyond amazed. You should be so proud! And you're inspiring other people to succeed as well! One day I will have stats like yours. My highest weight was 255. I'm currently 220. I was down to 201, but stopped exercising and guess what! in a year I put 30 of it back on. Now I'm back at it, down 10 and moving forward. I've already written someone about doing a 5k with me! Thanks for being successful and sharing your success with everyone else. What an amazing transformation!! Seeing people who have been where I have been and seeing them achieve this transformation gives me hope to know that I can do it too!!! emoticon emoticon

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TDHFIFTY 10/19/2010 1:04PM

    Excellent info! Love the analysis. Thanks for sharing.

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ONCEUPONADREAM 10/12/2010 7:58PM

Like most people, I just want to tell you what an inspiration you are to me! I hope in 9 months I can be where you are.

You are extremely fabulous in all ways. Thank you so much for posting your story!

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SARABLUE69 10/6/2010 6:20PM

    Just love your pretty little smile. You are so awesome and beautiful. I hope you believe that about yourself. I battle that "self loathing banter" all the time, but i'm working on that as well as getting fit. You are a great inspiration. And your family is so cute! Enjoy!

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REDSASSENACH 9/29/2010 2:52PM

    You're adorable! Cute little figure. Good for you girl.

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    You rock!

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SKORSON1 9/28/2010 1:27PM

    Very inspiring! I am just a month into the journey and down 10 pounds! My next weigh in is tomorrow and I am fearful that I won't see what I need! Your story helps me know that I can reach my goals with persistence and time!

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SATYAGRAHA 9/28/2010 1:26PM

    WOW! What an inspiration!

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EVANSC3 9/27/2010 10:53PM

    You've done this is a year???????? O M G! emoticon That is so freaking amazing! Fabulous work! To someone just starting on their journey to a healthier being, you really let me know that I can make my own goals! Thank you for sharing!

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MOBEANZ 9/27/2010 10:27PM

    You have no idea how inspirational your story is. You absolutely are so impressive. I want to be just like you.

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MOTIVATED_WOMAN 9/27/2010 6:43PM

  Great job! You look amazing, you were beautiful before but now you are stunning inside and out! Keep up the great work!

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WLB101092 9/27/2010 4:45PM

    That is so inspiring. I am down 87 lbs and still keep wondering if the last 20 will ever go, but I know they really will... I just have to stay the course! Thanks for sharing!

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BEEFGODDESS 9/27/2010 3:46PM

    Wow!! What an inspiration! You are awesome! :)

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GREENSCRAPCAT 9/27/2010 3:21PM

    Amazing accomplishments, just amazing!

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THATFITCHICK 9/27/2010 12:03PM

    Just Fantastic


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WOLFKITTY 9/27/2010 10:22AM

    You're a doll!! :)

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JNL676 9/26/2010 11:18PM

    This is what I need! I love reading but pictures speak volumes. Your writing is beautiful. You are a gorgeous woman. Thank you so much!!

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REJ7777 9/26/2010 7:51PM

    emoticon Congratulations! You look phenomenal!!! emoticon

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FLUFFYBEME 9/26/2010 7:47PM

    OMG I am the same size you were a year ago. I now have a mentor to look up to. You are amazing!

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PCOH051610 9/26/2010 6:35PM

    Your blog has totally inspired me! Thank you! My goal is 50 pounds in a year but really I'd still be overweight for my height. I don't think I can do it....but I'm getting there by reading blogs such as yours!

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BRIAEL 9/26/2010 4:59PM

    Now you have the beautifully healthy body and mind to match that gorgeous face. Congratulations on your awesome achievement. :)

You're the kind of person who inspires us all with your commitment and dedication to improving your life. Thank you for showing us how it's done! :)

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BTINTERNET 9/26/2010 4:00PM

    How inspiring! I can certainly see that you are in "hot friend" competition :-) Totally inspiring. (Now I know what I'm shooting for!)

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SARABLUE69 9/26/2010 1:34PM

    You are a great inspiration to us all! And a lovely writer.

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JULIAMOONCHILD 9/26/2010 12:21PM

    BEAUTIFUL! Before and After .... but now a healthier you to go with that lovely smile

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111LIFETIME 9/26/2010 9:45AM

    You are amazing, and look beautiful!!

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ANNROBERTS54 9/26/2010 7:55AM

    What a beautiful lady..

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TERRYT55 9/25/2010 12:40PM

    I can't wait to write a similar blog entry in January 2011!

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ANGELOO29 9/25/2010 9:42AM

    you look awesome!

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BRANLAADEE1 9/22/2010 6:16PM

    Great job! I am amazed at how much younger you look now.

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BRENDAT666 9/22/2010 3:39PM

    Totally inspiring. Thank you, thank you, thank you for writing this. I continue to come back when I'm feeling like I'm making no progress.

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MONKEYSNUFFER 9/21/2010 8:34PM

    Ok, I know us "big" girls get sick of the pretty face thing, but your face is absolutely flawless. I am ready to cry because I want to be there so bad.

CONGRATULATIONS!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ELAPOINTE 9/19/2010 10:16AM

    you're quite an inspiration my dear...i'm kind of speechless, and that's rare! i was having issues with running the c25k program for an 8k in november, and kind of feel like a whiner now...i think you've got me looking at the whole thing differently...thanks for that! i can't wait to go out there today and see what i can accomplish! congrats on all your hard work and thank you SO SO SO much for sharing!

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    Simply amazing.. what an accomplishment... one note.. you were beautiful before .. and you're beautiful after...

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PERSIGABBI 9/17/2010 12:56PM

    Amazing! I've lost almost 50 lbs, got about 50 more to go.

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RMMARS 9/16/2010 12:12PM

  arent you an inspiration

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SEORSA 9/15/2010 12:50PM

    I saw this blog in my first week, and came back to it again for inspiration. I can't wait to do this myself next August. You look great and thanks for the motivation- just look at how many people you motivated!

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CINNAMONGURL06 9/15/2010 12:21PM

    WOW! Totally amazing and inspirational- thanks for sharing all of this- you have renewed my hope today for me to reclaim myself in a year. I'm 3 months in- started strong losing 10% of my start weight but then I plateaued for the entire month of August and didn't lose a single pound! However, when I measured I had lost inches- 7 in total for that month. This journey is long and requires dedication- it really boosts my attitude when I read about people like you who have weathered the long haul. Thanks again for sharing! Wishing you all the best, Cinnamon

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ELIREELI 9/15/2010 10:22AM

    Congrats girl! You look great...keep up the good work!

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STEPHANIE0982 9/15/2010 8:09AM

    Amazing!! you look fantastic!

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