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Old Tue, Jan-17-06, 20:23
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Plan: Atkins, keto
Stats: 230/230/150 Female 67.5"
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Location: Texas
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Sara,
I went to your gallery and you rock!!! I can't believe the difference in your self esteem - I can see it in your hair, your clothes, your expression. Thanks so much for the inspiration and the humor - you are great!
Susan
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Old Tue, Jan-17-06, 20:33
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Scarlet007 Scarlet007 is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 273/251/145 Female 62 inches
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Progress: 17%
Location: Ashburn, Virginia
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What a great post!! You are awesome!!
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Old Tue, Jan-17-06, 21:02
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 205/190/140 Female 66 inches
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Progress: 23%
Location: NE Oregon
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*Could you find a "before" picture? Please! I had an internal camera detector. There is little documentation that I've been on the planet for the last two decades.
...maybe not two decades for me...but a solid 8 years for sure! Kinda too bad cause now I'd like proof of where I was and where I am....and I just cant find it!!!

I loved your post Sara...Thanks for the laughs.
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Old Wed, Jan-18-06, 05:48
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Plan: Dukan
Stats: 210/165.6/150 Female 5 ft 4 inches
BF:---
Progress: 74%
Location: L.A. (Lower Alabama)
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Zajack, I honestly didn't think I had any of my at-my-fattest pictures. Over Christmas I was cleaning out the last of our piles after Ivan (A giant tree went through the roof causing a lenghty reconstruction effort--I just hadn't gotten all of the final details cleaned up. That is one of the reasons my heart just breaks for Katrina victims. Opal and Ivan have caused hurricane terrors in our community), and found a 2002 church directory. Holy moly! Don't I look like Barbara Bush to my husband? It also helped me understand why people teased me about "dressing young" after I lost a lot of the weight. I'll admit that I wondered at the time if I was dressing "too young." But I dismissed that and went with my slimming gut feel. After seeing the photo, I realize that I was aging in my spirit and it reflected.

I've thought about that when I've been "recieved" so positively as I've lost weight. Is it because of society's predjudice against obese people? Is it because I send out signals that I am approachable? I think it is both. What do you think?

Peace,
Sara<><
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Old Wed, Jan-18-06, 16:42
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Plan: Dukan
Stats: 210/165.6/150 Female 5 ft 4 inches
BF:---
Progress: 74%
Location: L.A. (Lower Alabama)
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Have you noticed that it is easier to get your nerve up to try the next smaller size if there is a really good sale? I tend toward the 70-75% off racks. I did it today....I bought....size 8! Lord have mercy! Then--thanks to an idea from AZDweller, I bought a pair of size 6 pants. I can zip them and all, but I'd have to talk about me if I wore them in public, but I thought about AZ's comment of buying the next smaller size for the fun of getting into them (and they were on sale!)..and I did it. Yipppeeee.
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Old Thu, Jan-19-06, 15:51
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Plan: whole foods (mostly)
Stats: 210/194/160 Female 5'8
BF:a little lower
Progress: 32%
Location: Texas
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At least my belly isn't bigger than my Butt. lol
Shirl

Mine is!
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Old Fri, Jan-20-06, 11:36
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Plan: My own+BFL
Stats: 295/192/170 Female 5'4
BF:46.3/33/25
Progress: 82%
Location: Michigan
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Iím only halfway to goal and I have some of those thoughts

I actually LIKE the shape of my face now- itís slimmed down so much that I like my cute little pointy chin and I even (gasp!) bought a new pair of funky glasses that I wear that are SO much smaller and cuter than my old pairÖ

I giggled like a schoolgirl when I was actually able to walk into Target and buy a bra and pay $13 instead of the specialty stores and pay $50Ö Iíve gone down a whole cup size and a half!!! Weee!!!

My feet have gone down a half-size to a full size as well- I went from an 8 to a 7 or 7.5

Iím looking forward to the rest of the changes that will come, too!
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Old Fri, Jan-20-06, 16:28
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Plan: Dukan
Stats: 210/165.6/150 Female 5 ft 4 inches
BF:---
Progress: 74%
Location: L.A. (Lower Alabama)
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Oh yea!!! Isn't that shoe thing just the strangest? I did the glasses thing, too. Fashion is just more fun...wait, it is just fun. I hated any type of shopping before.

Glad to hear from you!
Sara<><
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Old Fri, Jan-20-06, 16:42
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 239/223/154 Female 66 inches
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Progress: 19%
Location: California
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When i got out of the shower this moning I just happened to catch my self in the mirror. My back fat roll is completely gone! It's crazy how you don't notice it getting smaller then all of the sudden it disapears.
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Old Sun, Jan-22-06, 09:21
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Plan: Dukan
Stats: 210/165.6/150 Female 5 ft 4 inches
BF:---
Progress: 74%
Location: L.A. (Lower Alabama)
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I still have those back rolls. Wouldn't it be great if back cleavage was as desirable as front? I've always carried a lot of weight in my back, but it is getting better. Several months ago I was reading in bed...on my side facing away from my husband. I thought he was asleep. Out of the quiet came is voice, "Who is this woman in bed with me?" "What,?" I replied. He said, "I've been looking at your back for a million years, and now you look like a different person."
Sara<><
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Old Sun, Jan-22-06, 19:29
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 271/269/154 Female 5 feet, 6 inches
BF:43.7/..../24.9
Progress: 2%
Location: Arizona
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Out of the quiet came is voice, "Who is this woman in bed with me?" "What,?" I replied. He said, "I've been looking at your back for a million years, and now you look like a different person."
Sara<><


I hope he got appropriately paid for a comment like that -- I bet you're still on Cloud 9. Spouses are so much more likely to repeat what makes us feel good if they hear that it was appreciated!

Gail
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Old Mon, Jan-23-06, 10:46
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Rebecca79 Rebecca79 is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 259/244/199 Female 5 feet 4 inches
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Progress: 25%
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
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That's an awesome Read! =D
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Old Mon, Jan-23-06, 14:00
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Plan: Very Low Carb
Stats: 214/193.0/135 Female 5 foot 1 inches
BF:??/39.3/??
Progress: 27%
Location: Missouri
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Originally Posted by sarar
I still have those back rolls. Wouldn't it be great if back cleavage was as desirable as front? I've always carried a lot of weight in my back, but it is getting better. Several months ago I was reading in bed...on my side facing away from my husband. I thought he was asleep. Out of the quiet came is voice, "Who is this woman in bed with me?" "What,?" I replied. He said, "I've been looking at your back for a million years, and now you look like a different person."
Sara<><


Me, in my humor, would have probably responded with, "Would I happen to know her?"

I so can't wait for hubby to say something simlar to me. He has been so supportive and is starting to reap the benefits of my feeling better about myself. I'm actually nice to live with now on most days.

That was such a nice beginning post. If you don't mind, I'd like to print that off and put it up on my refrigerator to remind me of why I'm doing this. Not to keep me out of it, but to remind me to choose wisely while I'm in there.

Tari
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Old Mon, Jan-23-06, 16:46
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Plan: Dukan
Stats: 210/165.6/150 Female 5 ft 4 inches
BF:---
Progress: 74%
Location: L.A. (Lower Alabama)
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Print away, Tari! Glad you liked it.

About rewarding my husband....oh yeah, I know this is a must. I have been with this man since I was 15 years old. I am spoiled rotten!! The man is fabulous. He has NEVER made me feel bad about my weight. (If you scope my before picture, you will understand how much I appreciate this.)

Now, we have a hot tub....part of his reward. I would have never considered this before. (Just between all of us, my stomach skin floats like "my girls," but I don't care.)
Sara<><
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Old Mon, Jan-23-06, 17:01
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Plan: Meat Only
Stats: 200/169.6/175 Male 5'11''
BF:
Progress: 122%
Location: Eastern WA
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Originally Posted by AZDweller
I hope he got appropriately paid for a comment like that -- I bet you're still on Cloud 9. Spouses are so much more likely to repeat what makes us feel good if they hear that it was appreciated!

Gail


Yeah, we'll say anything for sex.
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