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90 lbs lost - Comparison Pictures 250 vs 160

Friday, January 11, 2013

****WARNING - FLUBBY COMPARISON PICTURES POSTED BELOW****

So I finally took some comparison pictures. I don't notice as much of a difference between 170 and 160. My back does seem a little different in the 160 though. I definitely should do more exercising. I don't feel skinny even though I am much skinnier.

I am very close to my healthy weight goal, but I still mentally feel so far from where I would like my body to be. I am trying not to be too selfish about my looks, but when I was at 155 at age 18 my body was much different. I guess all of the fat for so long really stretched me out. Maybe one day I will feel better about the stretch marks! For now, I just have to be happy with how much I have changed in my life! I am 27, and from now on I will continue to be more focused on me! My life is very important, and I am still pushing to stay healthy! I can't go back!

Besides losing the weight, I also lost a lot of negativity in my life! I also lost my high blood pressure! I gained new knowledge, a positive attitude, and a wonderful new lifestyle with Spark. Thank you so much for the continued support. Even though I hate looking at the pictures of myself, it helps me keep moving forward. I can't go back to how I used to be. Hopefully I get more motivation to keep working out. I am trying not to slack off, but my work is tough for me right now. My new position has me a little stressed.

Start Date: August 17, 2011
Current Date: January 11, 2013

Start Weight: 250
Current Weight: 158.8
Healthy Goal Weight: 155
Ultimate Goal Weight - if I can get lower, that would be great. (I won't stop at 155)

Start Pant Size: 22-24
Current Size: 10-12

Start Shirt Size: 2X-3X
Current Size: M-L

September Waist: 41
November Waist: 38
Current Waist: 36

September Hips: 44
November Hips: 43
Current Hips: 41

September Thigh: 24
November Thigh: 24
Current Thigh: 21.5

















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GRANNY2B2 1/28/2013 7:43PM

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HUMLADY1 1/17/2013 7:36PM

    SIRENSONGS and JORDANLHALL hit the nail on the head!! Courage and bravery!! I do not have the courage and am not brave enough to put pictures of my jiggly, bouncy, rubbery, blubbery fat alongside my more current pictures. (At that, I am NOT where I want to be, so I'm sure the current pictures still reveal much more flab than my pride allows me to share, as well!) But . . . YOU, KIMPY225, have overcome the barrier and posted comparison underwear shots! Thank you so much for helping the rest of us realize just what we can accomplish if we persevere just as you have!! Congratulations to you, my SparkFriend, for your hard work and persistence to accomplish so much!!!

~~Jocelyn~~

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VALYNN26 1/17/2013 12:08PM

    emoticon Great Job!! Congratulations!! emoticon

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HEALTHY-SPARK 1/17/2013 12:06PM

    Wow check you out!! Awesome awesome awesome!
Look at all that hard work paid off.
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PURPLE180 1/17/2013 11:58AM

    Amazing job! emoticon

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KIBAISREADY 1/17/2013 10:52AM

    Well done lady! emoticon emoticon

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HOPE541 1/17/2013 8:03AM

    Congratulations, I'm so proud of you! Keep sparking :}

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AMETHYSTSTAR 1/15/2013 9:58AM

    You are wonderful! I'm so proud of you. You inspire me to do better.

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LINDAMARIEZ1 1/14/2013 6:25PM

    What a transformation Kimpy! You can be very proud of yourself for the wonderful improvement! I am proud of you! Good Job! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
hugs always,
linda

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LYNSEY723 1/14/2013 3:55PM

    AMAZING!!! Way to go! You look great!

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IRISHGIRL3 1/14/2013 3:02PM

    Wow! Look at you! You look great!!

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RACEWELLWON 1/13/2013 6:12PM

    Good job - woo hoo - hot mama ! You look great- you are an inspiration to all of us ! Hugs K

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JORDANLHALL 1/13/2013 12:16PM

    90 pounds?! WOW CONGRATULATIONS!

I am both amazed and proud. Your courage and commitment really inspire me!

Haha and I agree with you - as much as we would like, our bodies aren't going to be as they were when we were teenagers, even if the scale says the weight is the same. When I started my journey, I accepted that I was going to have some loose skin and flab that wouldn't go away around my stomach and upper arms as well as severe stretch marks all over my body. Maybe one day I'll invest in some body contouring if it bothers me, but remedying those things aren't the point!

The point is changing yourself inside and out as well as achieving a better life overall, and it definitely seems like you're doing that! I definitely know what you mean by losing a lot of negativity! That for me is the best achievement of all, because I was such a self-abusing pessimist that I didn't go anywhere in life. Now I'm consistently breaking personal records for use of exclamation points, haha!

I believe you can reach your goals and achieve so much more with the dedication and attitude you possess. You can do anything, and it's a privilege to be able to witness it. Keep doing amazing things!


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SIRENSONGS 1/13/2013 11:19AM

    Congratulations on your weight loss success! You have done amazingly well, and are truly inspirational! And thank you for being brave enough to post these pictures. I wish I could do underwear shots, but I don't have the courage!

I can relate to how our bodies change over time, even when we're at the same weight that we were when we were younger. I wish I could have my 18 year old body back, but unfortunately, I've abused it too much for it to ever be back in that condition, even though I actually weigh slightly LESS now. In any case, you should be proud of all that you've accomplished, and overlook the things that you can't change, like stretch marks, and keep working on what you can, like just continuing along your healthy part, because you have done remarkably well and I know that you will reach your goals!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/13/2013 9:05AM

    Congratulations on all your hard work! You have done a wonderful thing for yourself. emoticon

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GLMOM2 1/13/2013 7:35AM

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You are an inspiration to us all! You look great. emoticon

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NESSAGIRL67 1/12/2013 4:10PM

    Way to go! You look awesome! emoticon

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AGOALOF150 1/12/2013 10:32AM

    You look amazing!!!

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GOODGETNBETR 1/12/2013 10:08AM

    emoticon reclaiming your health! Keep up the good work. emoticon

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PURPLELVR7 1/12/2013 8:57AM

    emoticon you look emoticon keep up the good work, emoticon

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AUTUMNBRZ 1/12/2013 8:40AM

    Wow!!!! WTG! You look great :)

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LYNKIN 1/12/2013 7:02AM

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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/12/2013 4:19AM

    emoticon Fantastic blog! Without a doubt you have determined to put yourself first, stayed committed, and had great success. emoticon Your story is an amazing inspiration to me and many others as well. emoticon Congratulations on all your successes: both scale and non scale victories. You've done an emoticon job so far. emoticon at the right pace for you at this time and place in your journey. emoticon and you will do it.
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CRAMOMMY 1/11/2013 11:08PM

    Inspriational!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 1/11/2013 9:26PM

    Thank you for sharing your journey.

You look amazing!

Jackie

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MICKEYH 1/11/2013 8:47PM

    What a great achievement !! Woo Hoo !! You go girl. It's so emoticon congratulation.
When I was in my twenties I hate my stretch mark. I had develop stretch mark all over entire my stomach due to pregnancy with my kids. it did looks Like water melon but looks worth... But now I'm in my forties and its kinda little lighten up bit. It doesn't looks as bad as it was. But you can definitely see, it is there. I think strength training will help tighten up some loos skin. Lately I have started to use Nivea skin firming body lotion. It has Co-enzyme Q10 in it and I feels and see the improvement on my skin. Especially my flabby arms. Remember, you have become so far.. You did work hard and you should be appreciate your effort to yourself and be very very happy for your achievement. I know you will become much better in the future. But for now. You should pat yourself on your shoulder. Again Congratulations !!
Thanks for sharing your Great Victory !!

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-VIXEN- 1/11/2013 8:22PM

    Bravo to you and thanks soooooooooo much for sharing and inspiring with this blog!! Your progress is to be celebrated and I am thrilled for you on the changes made inside and out. Congrats a thousand times over. :)

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KIKI160 1/11/2013 7:32PM

    LOVE IT! YOU LOOK AMAZING

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KNYAGENYA 1/11/2013 7:25PM

    What a wonderul transformation! Keep up the good work.

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MOM4HOCKEY 1/11/2013 6:20PM

    Wow what a transformation!! Love the comparison pic's,, you have come so far!! Good for you!! Here's to hitting all your goals in 2013 :)

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CAROLIAN 1/11/2013 5:20PM

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MISSB8604 1/11/2013 4:50PM

    Nicely done my friend!!

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ATTACKFATCAT 1/11/2013 4:14PM

    Don't worry too much about the "feeling" skinner part of it...I think that'll probably take some time. Focus more on what you can do now vs. what you could do at 250. Better balance, longer workouts, climbing stairs with little effort...stuff like that. You've lost so much weight that you really haven't had time to get to know the "current" you. You should know you are rockin' at any weight, so be sure to make the effort to try to love how you look now. "Fake it til you make it" as I saw on another blog.

Also keep in mind that some of those stretchy areas will improve with time emoticon

You have accomplished so much and kept your eye on your ultimate goal! I'm proud of you! emoticon

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CAGMUAHFO2 1/11/2013 4:10PM

    You have done an amazing job!!!! You look great!!

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INKEDPETALS45 1/11/2013 4:09PM

    WOOHOO! Looking fabulous darling!!! emoticon

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GINGERHAWK 1/11/2013 3:45PM

    What an amazing transformation - you should be SO proud of yourself! Nice work!

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POMATOJUICE 1/11/2013 3:34PM

    I love comparison photos! Thank you so much for sharing them. I am not brave enough to do underwear shots, so I really admire you for that. You may not have seen much difference between 170-160, but look at your arms! They look much more toned than the previous photo! I can totally see shoulder muscles :) You look so much healthier than in your starting photos!

I think deciding where to end is tricky, but you have been going about this very sensibly, so I think you'll know it when you get there. You'll know when you feel like you're in a place you can sustain and be happy in!

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BRENDABUNNY 1/11/2013 3:32PM

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JERSEYGIRL24 1/11/2013 3:14PM

    emoticon You have accomplished so much.

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YOUNG2012 1/11/2013 3:12PM

    Oh wow, you look so different and have come so far! Congrats to you and everything you have accomplished!
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RUNNING-TURTLE 1/11/2013 3:06PM

    Way to go. Your doing awesome. It will always take longer to get rid of the belly flab. Persistence is all we need. Keep up the good work. Your doing fantastic.

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PRINCESSAMY 1/11/2013 2:28PM

    I loved the pictures! emoticon

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PHILLY_DANIELLE 1/11/2013 2:17PM

    Awesome job!! I so wish that I had taken real comparison pics at the start of this journey because I also am not seeing the same changes that others see in me...Oh, body image issues, LOL, the mental side is SOO important. We will get there!

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BATCHICK 1/11/2013 1:53PM

    Woo Hoo! Looking good! I can see a difference from 170 to 160 in your tummy, it looks flatter.

Good for you! Keep at it.

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