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Old Sat, Mar-01-03, 02:49
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LittleAnne LittleAnne is offline
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Plan: Atkins & Schwarzbein
Stats: 234/157/90 Female 4' 6"
Progress: 53%
Location: Orpington, UK
Thumbs up Slow and Steady means 50 Pounds Gone

Today I'm celebrating in more than just my journal! After almost 19 months I have lost 50 pounds. I'm just so pleased to have got there. I would never have been able to do it on a low fat diet as after the first 6 weeks I never lost any more weight. The reason being, I now know, is because I was putting my body into starvation mode. Hence having done that repeatedly I am pretty insulin resistent.

Well, now it is on to the next 50 pounds which I hope I will be able to lose in the same time span. My target for 2003 is to lose a total of 30 pounds. So far, 2 months in, I have lost 7. If I can maintain that then I could lose 42 pounds, but I think that unlikely, I'll take anything over 30.

Here are some pictures of me, the first in February 2002 and the second a couple of weeks ago. The difference in weight is just 25 pounds, but was really pleased with my progress.
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Old Sat, Mar-01-03, 08:38
Zuleikaa Zuleikaa is offline
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Plan: Mishmash
Stats: 365/350.4/160 Female 67
Progress: 7%
Location: Maryland, US


I know you feel great and you certainly deserve to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old Sat, Mar-01-03, 11:12
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Magicslr Magicslr is offline
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Posts: 158
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 149/120/122 Female 5 feet 2 inch
Progress: 107%
Location: Longwood (Orlando) FL

You are to be congratulated. After reading your story, I can see I am too impatient.

I can't wait to see your next "after" picture at the end of 2003.

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Old Mon, Mar-31-03, 21:30
jsandrock jsandrock is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 195/154/125 Female 5'0"
BF:never measured it
Progress: 59%
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Default Wow, 50 pounds!

You are really a great inspiration - I am losing VERY VERY slowly and hoping that I can get to a much smaller size. But I am definitely a turtle so it's going to take quite awhile! I keep reminding myself that slow and steady does indeed make the race. I started 7 months ago wearing size 22's and now I'm getting into size 16 and a few 14's. (I refuse to get on the scale because if you only lose 1/4 lb a week it's too depressing!) My goal is size 10 pants, I'm one of those "pears" so if I can do that I'll be something teeny like a size 4 on top.

Anyway congratulations. How many pounds equals a stone? I used to know this English-American conversion but I've forgotten it.


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Old Mon, Mar-31-03, 23:10
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Kayceecan Kayceecan is offline
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Posts: 354
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 235/225/130
Progress: 10%
Location: Scottsdale, AZ USA

Congrats Anne....

I'm a slow loser too....You've done great! I wish you more lost pounds!......KC
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Old Thu, Apr-03-03, 13:37
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Miss Melis Miss Melis is offline
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Posts: 359
Plan: here and there since 11/02
Stats: 233/?/140 Female 63
Progress: 24%
Location: northern ca



that is my motto too!!

Slow and steady......

Daily -I remind myself it took me 10 years to get here... it will take me time to get it off!!!

Take Care and thanks for sharing!

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Old Thu, Apr-03-03, 14:10
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Auntie J Auntie J is offline
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Posts: 144
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 235/195/150
Progress: 47%
Location: Northern Minnesota
Default Yeeehaw!

Anne---It must be party time at your house I am so happy for you, sometimes I think I'm the only one that thinks "slow & steady" is just fine! Keep up the good work! Marla
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Old Sun, Apr-06-03, 19:32
jers52 jers52 is offline
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Posts: 427
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 239/203/160 Female 5'9"
Progress: 46%
Location: PA
Smile thanks for sharing!

I hope to follow in your footsteps - since just over 3 mo and 14# gone...

it will happen if I stick with this WOE!!

and I WILL!

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Old Mon, Apr-14-03, 06:20
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BarbCA BarbCA is offline
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Posts: 442
Plan: MOP
Stats: 169/159/135
BF:45%/42%/ 35%
Progress: 29%
Location: Central CA

What a differnce. You're doing great and looking wonderful. Go girl!
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Old Tue, May-13-03, 12:53
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Pugzilla Pugzilla is offline
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Posts: 361
Plan: My Own
Stats: 285/268/130 Female 5'5"
Progress: 11%

Fantastic job! Well done! Your pictures show a big difference and you must feel wonderful!

All the best getting to your next goal!
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Old Tue, May-20-03, 16:11
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Anne, You look wonderful!! WOW, you can really tell the difference. You are quite an inspiration! Keep up the GREAT work!!!
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Old Sat, Jun-14-03, 19:01
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gerriz gerriz is offline
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Posts: 149
Plan: Atkin's
Stats: 294/260/185 Female 66 inches
Progress: 31%
Location: mn

Congratulation, you look great, bet you feel great too. You are an inspiration not to give up.
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