Start Weight:(04 Mar 13) 286.0 lb
Current Weight:(19 Sep 14) 179.0 lb
Goal Weight:146.0 lb
following: I Work out!
performance: losing 1.0 lb a week

Hello everyone!! My name is Yolanda, and I'm a 26 year old mother of 2, married almost three years. I've learned how to lose weight the right way, and I'm sticking to it! I lost seventy-five pounds in 2013 (and quit smoking!) , looking to keep that forward momentum going to finally hit my goal in 2014. I have another sixty-five pounds to go and I'm not intimidated in the least :-). I started this journey in March 2013, weighing in at almost three hundred pounds and terribly insecure. I fought through those insecurities and even started going to a local gym. For me losing weight has been a fifty fifty of diet and exercise. The diet probably aids most of the loss, but the exercise has built my confidence drastically. That coupled with the support I've found on this site, I really hit the jackpot! So I am here today to tell you that nothing is impossible. If I can quit smoking, and have the birth control implant that leads to weight gain, work full time, and still reach my goals then believe me, anyone can! I have big goals for this year, here are a few of them...

ONEDERLAND (accomplished... I don't remember when exactly but I did it lol)

Run a full 5k without stopping!

Finally hit my 100lb loss

April 5th (my birthday) - Party like a rock star in a new 'skinny' outfit

weigh in at 170lbs

I hope you will join me in racing towards my goals by setting some goals of your own!

FatSecret member since: 21 Jul 11

Yolanda9179's Weight History

Yolanda9179's Latest Member Challenges

  Binge be gone!!!
status: In Progress
currently: Week 4 of 4
end date: Monday 27 Oct 14
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  Try, Try, Tri a Triathlon!
status: Completed
ended: 15 Sep 14
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-65 Pounds and counting, my 'before' pic for this challenge
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Yolanda9179's Cookbook

cals: 166kcal | fat: 2.91g | carbs: 34.02g | prot: 3.88g
Peanut Butter Raisin Cereal Bars
Great breakfast cereal bars to get you going with protein from nut butters.
cals: 238kcal | fat: 9.30g | carbs: 9.75g | prot: 29.23g
Stuffed Chicken Parmesan
Italian food has never been so good on your waistline.
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Yolanda9179's Latest Posts

How to post pictures in the Forums and in Journals!
I was just bumping the post so new members would see it in the forums.
posted 02 Jul 2014, 21:50
How to post pictures in the Forums and in Journals!
posted 02 Jul 2014, 13:29
Before and After, anyone?
Thank you very much everyone!!
posted 12 May 2014, 06:12
Before and After, anyone?

Before 286lbs During 189lbs
posted 10 May 2014, 13:17
the fat me vs. the thin me
Fat me always searched out menus and planned meals that would give her the largest possible portion sizes. She ate sweets and junk while others weren't looking, and relied on food for emotional comfort. She avoided serious hikes with her husband on her honeymoon because she knew was wasn't physically fit enough to handle them, and could barely make the elliptical get to the 1 mile mark in thirty minutes. Instead of going out and playing with her children she spent her free time firmly planted on the couch, taking many naps. She was always sad and depressed, and she knew she was looked down on for her size.

Fit me, current me, knows her worth. She knows that food is only the answer if hunger is the problem. She is out of bed early, back in bed late, and never stops running from sun up to sun down. She plays with her kids, every day. She has a gym membership that she gets her money's worth and then some out of. She is a runner. She is not happy to sit idly by and let the day pass, she wants to be productive. She plans her meals ahead of time, but is also prepared when restaurants happen. She knows how to get back on the wagon after slip-ups, and doesn't beat herself up over it. She has lost one hundred pounds (give or take) and is prepared to take the next big jump in her life, nursing school. She can accomplish anything, and she is here to stay.
posted 05 May 2014, 06:12
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21 October 2014

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone that commented and messaged me following my previous journal post. I can't express my gratitude enough for ...
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15 October 2014

Well hello there, strangers. It's been a few weeks, but I am climbing up from the depths and I guess the first step in getting back to 'me' is to reco ...
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