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February 9, 2013 1:52 PM
From 323 to the 170's in 18 months (and now stuck for the last 6 months) doing low carb and exercise.

I went from barely doing 10 min of wii fit a day to doing 3 intense workouts a day, 2 of which I teach. It's a whole new life!
February 9, 2013 1:53 PM
wow this post as given me hope that i will get there

thankyou everyone of you
February 9, 2013 1:54 PM
i am only down 47.2 since the beginning of june 2012 but i am loosing it with out surgery. i did stop logging consistantly in oct-dec but statedright back up jan 7th and im on a consistant gym schedule where i go 3-4 times a week. so it is very possible just takes time, patience, consistancy and honesty and alot of hard work! but u can do it as for we all are and we are doin it all togther! we like a family on here and encourage eachother! good luck and dont give up!!! i had 200lbs to loose when i started and now i have 150ish left to loose but im not giving up. keep with it!!
February 9, 2013 2:25 PM
WOW!!! What an inspiring post. I have 100+ pounds to lose and I intend to do it without surgery, pills, or fad diets. This is what I needed to see and read! Thank You to all of you who have shared your pictures and stories.
February 9, 2013 2:31 PM
You guys are all such an inspiration! Wow!
February 9, 2013 2:34 PM
One year as of yesterday, I've gone from the 250's to the 150's, getting close to the 100 pound mark.
February 9, 2013 2:38 PM
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for sharing your personal stories and photos it really is a testament to how strong we can be as individuals and how vital a string support system can be. Congrats to everyone regardless of the point in their journey.

I firmly believe in this statement "You never know where one has been in their journey so assuming anything is beyond disrepectful".

In my life I admit there were people that walked by and I would think to myself " They have no idea what it's like" - and that was probably the most intolerant disgusting thing I could ever have done or thought. Life experience has taught me that we really never know what one has been through and this thread more over proves my point. I appreciate everyone's thoughts and bravery in their photos and journey.
February 9, 2013 2:39 PM
Thanks for sharing and congrats to all of the losers!! You all look amazing! Keep up the good work!
February 9, 2013 2:40 PM
96lbs so far with 19lbs to go. No surgery just working out and eating clean! You can do it! Stay strong! Pics in my profile :-)
February 9, 2013 2:46 PM
I lost 102 with no surgery, no gimmicks, no shakes, pills, bars or anything. There are no tricks to it... just healthy eating and exercise. I did count calories and prepared a meal plan each week of all clean, organic whole foods (I also happen to be vegetarian, which I think also helped). I worked out five times a week. A trainer got me started and I just stuck with his plan. I do 30 minutes of weightlifting plus 30-40 minutes of cardio three days a week and 60-70 minutes of cardio two days a week. The other two days are rest/active recovery. It was tough at first, but after a month it was second nature and I felt fantastic. It is possible and worth it! You come out the other end knowing you are a warrior, that you fought for and earned every moment of your success and healthfulness.
February 9, 2013 2:48 PM
At my highest weight, I was 252 lbs and wore a size 20. Today I weigh 136.5 lbs and I'm in a size 6 happy I did it all by logging what I ate and working out (hard) regularly. It took me roughly a year to do it. Here is another thread where I posted my "before" and "after" pics smile
February 9, 2013 2:58 PM
Yep! Well, almost... 99 lbs as of today and tomorrow is my 1 year anniversary on MFP (yay!). My "official" weigh-in is on Wednesday and, assuming all is right with the world, I should hit 100+ then. (double yay!)

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eta: oops. pic too big. will edit later. must head to gym now. in the mean time you can right click to open it in a new tab or something. sorry!
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February 9, 2013 3:00 PM
My highest weight ever was over 240. So yes. It can be done.
February 9, 2013 3:04 PM
I had been considering surgical weight loss last year - but made myself a deal. If I could lose 50lbs by the end of the year (2012) I wouldn't subject myself to the terror of the surgery. By April I had lost 55lbs, and by Christmas 125. I would call that a raging success, no? My weight loss is still progressing, albeit slowly. I am just relieved I didn't have to commit to surgery..

I am a wimp, I hate being operated on. Kudos to folks who opted for the surgical means. You are all far braver than I will ever be. flowerforyou
February 9, 2013 3:09 PM

Right here :) About 20 more to go. Started 277, now im 171. All from healthier eating, counting calories and walking. Oh & chasing 2 toddlers around ;)

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You are sooo stunning well done xxxx
February 9, 2013 3:11 PM
I too had my reversed. (lap Band) lots 44 of the 90lbs I wanted to loss only to gain it all back. with some new pains. so in may of 2011, I had it removed. I can do this myself ( I hope) 17lbs down so fare since mid Nov. 12
February 9, 2013 3:21 PM
Back in 2006-2007 I had lost around 90 Lbs with out surgry.. Then I got pregnant and gained 60 lbs and did not loose much of it. I lost my ambition and have keep it on for 4 years. I loved how I felt being that thin ( LOL not that 180 is all that thin) so I am back working at it again :)
February 9, 2013 3:30 PM
Faye what kind of exercise did u do
February 9, 2013 3:32 PM
Yep! 147.6 so far. You can do it too!

There is a group too:
February 9, 2013 3:35 PM
I have some pics on my can friend me.
I used to be 312 pounds, now I'm 185. Once size 26/28 and now 12/14.
I counted calories and exercised. I am not super strict. I make sure to have ice cream at least once over the weekend or a little candy bar or something. I eat alot...I don't feel deprived.
February 9, 2013 3:40 PM
You've all done so freaking amazing!!!
February 9, 2013 3:58 PM

I have lost 300+ without surgery, got maybe another 15-20 lbs. to goal.... Take it one day at a time and you will reach yours..... Best of Luck

Check out my website/blog for my pics:

SHOCK & AWE!!!! Congrats on your great success!
February 9, 2013 3:59 PM
February 9, 2013 4:00 PM
Yes! Low carb diet plus intermittent exercise (activities mostly, like walking, golf, bowling) helped me lose 100 in about 13 months.
February 9, 2013 4:01 PM
I have lost 117 so far. Still have about 40 to go. My pictures are in my profile.

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