20 Months and I Finally Made It - 107 Pounds Lost

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k8yk

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Posted: 14 Aug 2010, 20:52
287 to 180:


I just wanted to say thank you to the people on this website who have been so encouraging and helpful along the way. I especially want to thank all my buddies who stop by my journal to write. Support means so much! Never underestimate the kindness of strangers Smile

I also want to say, this site has been so helpful to me so thank you to the makers of fatsecret for such a wonderful FREE tool! You make it possible for people like me to regain control over our eating habits by educating ourselves. This site is a real service to society at large. Think of all the health problems prevented and lives saved. It is a wonderful thing!

I posted this in my journal when I reached 180 but I would also like to share it with everyone:

The journey is not over because it is a lifetime journey. But I have to admit this has me a bit emotional because I've been trying to get here for so long and now I'm here and... I feel great, but on the other hand it doesn't really mean all that much. It is only another number. Because in reality, I feel like I won this weight thing ages ago, pounds ago, inches ago, miles ago. I won it when I realized I could trust myself and math and there were no secret magical weight faeries that would sabotage me in my sleep. I won it when I realized that it was all up to me and that I had all the tools to be successful. And I also won it when I disconnected my feelings of self worth from my weight. I can now positively say, and believe, that I am an awesome person, a great friend, a successful professional, and a beautiful woman, no matter what I weigh. That's the real victory.

But now I can also say that I set a goal for myself and I attained it. I stuck it out through plateaus and stress. I never even considered "giving up". You can't give up on your own life. And I can also say that I weigh 180 pounds, I have a 29.5 inch waist (yes, under 30" for the first time in my life), perfect blood pressure, the endurance to run 5 miles or more, and the strength to leg press 300 pounds. It is a good day to be me Smile
My blog, This is not a Diet:
http://notsobigk.wordpress.com
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Canajun

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Posted: 14 Aug 2010, 21:23
Bravo! You look wonderful!


If you sometimes feel a little useless, offended or depressed, always remember that YOU were once the fastest and most victorious little sperm out of millions!
42in33

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Posted: 14 Aug 2010, 21:27
Congratulations!!
Ceebee

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Posted: 14 Aug 2010, 22:17
Congrats katie.. I am really happy for you! I was just thinking of getting up and eating a brownie.. I think I will pass now. Smile You look great.

TheBake

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Posted: 14 Aug 2010, 22:23
Thanks for showing the before and after shots!!! I've actually been waiting for this! I'm so happy for you! You are amazing!!! Very Happy
garbage in = garbage out
food is for fuel... not fun
Nikita 007

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Posted: 14 Aug 2010, 23:50
Congratulations! What an inspiring story.
Things that make you go Hmmm....

. If you ate pasta and antipasta would you still be hungry?
. If one synchronized swimmer drowns. Do the rest have to drown too?
. If space is a vacuum, who changes the bag?
. What is another word for Thesaurus?
. Is there an imaginary cure for hypochondria?

Just wondering....

myhorsesassy

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Posted: 14 Aug 2010, 23:55
I look forward to your journal entries each day and wanted you to know, you are my inspiration. Your wonderful way of reaching out to others is amazing; You are making other lives better by bettering yourself.... and congrats!!! you look AMAZING
suechru

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Posted: 15 Aug 2010, 01:21
Damn, you look amazing. So proud of you!
Susan
Change your thoughts, change your habits, change your mind, change your body, change your life.
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Hybrig

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Posted: 15 Aug 2010, 01:24
Yay K8!!!!! So So So So happy for you and the enlightenment you found along the way!!
Baby steps...
Taking on this thing one bite at a time!
VividThread

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Posted: 15 Aug 2010, 06:05
You are just lovely! Congratulations!
GeoGirl

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Posted: 15 Aug 2010, 06:41
absolutely wonderful and inspiring !! you go girl! and thank you for you well written, knowledgeable posts. they helped me in realizing also that there was no "secret" to weight loss, just "less in, more burn, eat real food". Hey that could be a title for your book, LOL
Debinator

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Posted: 15 Aug 2010, 07:04
Way to go buddy! You are incredible!
The secret to success is to WORK HARD, and NEVER, EVER give up!
amanda88

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Posted: 15 Aug 2010, 07:28
Outstanding! Thanks for being an inspiration!
restlesshope

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Posted: 15 Aug 2010, 07:30
congradulations and doing the happy dance for you! yeah!!!!
life is not about what happens to you it about how you choose to deal with it!
foodisevil

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Posted: 15 Aug 2010, 07:35
Great job! Congrats!!! =)
My start weight was 336. This was taken on 5/14/10. Unfortunately I can't get this to correct itself.

I know "Foodisevil" was not the brightest choice for a name, but I was grasping for straws when most everything else I tried was taken. I know that not all food is evil, just chocolate and McDonald's, lol!
FrostyLady

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Posted: 15 Aug 2010, 08:15
Congratulations Kate!!! I admire your strenth!! Losing weight and quit smoking at the same time demands such courage!!! You look great!!!!
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Posted: 15 Aug 2010, 08:22
You look amazing!!!! Love the dress! Your such an inspiration to so many people!
No one said it would be easy....But it's sure gonna be worth it!
impossibledr...

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Posted: 15 Aug 2010, 08:23
Félicitations!

What wonderful inspiration ~ today is a day of (re)dedication for me!
No matter how hopeless...No matter how far
zacali

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Posted: 15 Aug 2010, 08:33
Congrats, it's so wonderful to see someone actually do it without any "magic" pills,diets or procedures. You are an inspiration to many.
k8yk

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Posted: 15 Aug 2010, 11:06
Thank you so much everybody Smile. I forgot the most important part:

If I can do it, you can do it too.
My blog, This is not a Diet:
http://notsobigk.wordpress.com
Follow me on Facebook for tips, recipes, advice, exercise ideas and more:
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