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Before & Almost After

Monday, November 26, 2012

I didn’t think that I had any “before” pictures of my weight loss, but yesterday I came across some that must have been taken within ten pounds of my highest weight—300. I put the two pictures side by just for comparison’s sake…and wow! This is what 80-ish pounds of weight loss looks like.

I didn’t realize that the change was so drastic because it has happened slowly over time. Apparently I like to stand with my hands on my hips…but my hips have moved!

The picture in the purple dress was taken at 220 pounds. I was having a bit of a wardrobe malfunction…that line across my belly is underwear and stockings slithering down at the end of a long night. Anyhow, I’ve lost a couple more pounds since then. As of today, I am 75% finished with my weight loss. 27 more pounds to go.

When I first saw the picture in the purple dress, I thought it was awful. I am a bit of a recovering perfectionist, and all I saw initially was fat rolls, bad hair and closed eyes. As I look at the picture more though, I realize that part of what I am perceiving as fat is actually my rib cage sticking out. It’s strange how it takes a while for the way we see ourselves to catch up with reality.

I still have a long way to go, and at the rate I am losing it will be a while before I am done. I have five different metabolic disorders and it’s just about impossible for me to lose weight…but I have not given up. I am feeling kind of proud of myself at the moment.

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LISAN0415 11/28/2012 12:00AM

    Great photos, thanks for sharing, you are doing great, keep it up!!!

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HENNYGIRL_2001 11/26/2012 9:31PM

    Way to go, you look great! Sometimes it is hard to remember where we've come from when we are so focused on a goal. This project you did is a great reminder to slow down and really appreciate yourself and be proud for all of you accomplishments. Great job!

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 11/26/2012 9:18PM

    You look amazing!! Keep up the good work!!

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HOUNDLOVER1 11/26/2012 8:36PM

    You look great with those ribs looking out. emoticon
I know your progress will continue and when you are at goal you'll have plenty of time to work on posing for pictures and you can treat yourself to the right clothing, hairdo, make-up, whatever you enjoy to complement your new figure but those will be the icing on the cake after having regained your health. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AZULVIOLETA6 11/26/2012 6:33PM

    My endocrinologist told me 15 pounds ago that I would not be able to lose any more weight at all. Basically, I am beating it off of myself with a lot of exercise and eating VERY carefully nearly all of the time.

My neuroendocrinologist recently told me that I probably could lose more but that my goal weight (which is above "healthy" BMI) was likely too low and that it could take a very long time for me to see more progress. She also told me that I would probably plateau several more times before reaching my goal. Yay?

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OLIVIANIGHT 11/26/2012 5:55PM

    Wow, it's clearly not impossible for you to lose weight! What amazing progress!

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JACKIE542 11/26/2012 4:25PM

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SAQUOIA1 11/26/2012 3:56PM

    You look amazing and I hope that you reach your goal!

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