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Sunday, April 28, 2013

The first image is where I started. At 189 lbs, I knew I needed to make a change. The additional weight was causes a lot of unnecessary pain. I know that my body will always have some pain issues due to a car accident I was in, but how much pain is directly proportional to my weight.

The decision was made and the process began. This brings us to the second image... my current weight of 168 lbs. I still have pain, the journey is not yet finished.

On top of relieving some of my pain issues, my wonderful now fiance proposed to me two weeks ago. I don't want to be a beautiful bride- I want to be a stunning bride! So now there is even more fuel to my fire :) As if waking up with my body aching every day wasn't inducement enough?

This brings us to the question I have been asked by a few friends- "what is your goal weight?" For me, it was always when I reached the point where I look and feel good. The last 2 images are at 125 lbs and 115 lbs. I can't really see a big difference between them. I guess I will have to figure it out as I approach them. I am not too worried about it any time soon as there are a significant amount of pounds between my current weight and even the higher of the two.

*FYI- both possible goal weights are within the healthy BMI range for my height and age .

Also, if you would like to create your own images, I made mine at www.modelmydiet.com
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  • KEELIE21
    I don't have an exact goal weight myself, I'm just committing to the journey, also I've really never been "thin" so it's tough to really tell, I think 175 would make me super happy. I think its good not to focus on the numbers, it's nice when they go down and it fuels the fire for sure but I try to keep it more about the clothes and energy levels, those are the REAL perks
    1848 days ago
    A fit 125 can look better than an unfit 115, so making the decision based on how you feel and how easy it is to maintain is a good thing.

    Also, trying to get to a weight that you can't sustain, can throw you into a yo-yo pattern - not a good thing.

    Congrats on your engagement! By the way, being a stunning bride is often more about attitude than size. Do not let size stop you from being stunning!

    1849 days ago
    Congratulations on your engagement and the weight you have lost so far.

    Wishing you much success and wedded bliss!

    1849 days ago
    Thanks for sharing that site and the images you created. You are already lovely and I am sure that you will be beautiful regardless of your size when you get married, but am also convinced that you CAN reach the goals you have set for yourself.
    1849 days ago
    Congratulations on your engagement, and know that you WILL be a stunning bride.

    I'm sorry for all your pain but you sound like you're on the right track. I think you are wise to set your goal weight to where you look and feel good, and not by a number on the scale.

    Thanks for sharing that website, looks like it would be fun.
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    1849 days ago
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