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So I wanted to share with people other than my fiance, mother, and sister… I got up this morning and looked at myself in the mirror… ok so I was only wearing panties, and I have to say I actually saw abs… two years of hard work and rigious workout of yoga and crossfit have got me from 201 lbs to 127lbs, I am 5’8. I know that is only a little weight to lose compaired to what others have done, and some people might think… why two years? I played softball in college and had horrible eating habbits, while in season we were buff and kept strict food log I ate to keep on muscle mass, and we ate a lot of calories… I was built… then after college, I kept eating the same way and went from 160lbs to 200…. and have spent the last year and a half – two years really working on my relationship with food and working out. I am so thrilled! My wedidng is about a month away, and for one of the first times in my life I feel like a lady when I put my dress on… Not a buffed up athlet stuffed in a dress… not that I didn’t love being an athlete but while it gave me confidence I was also so self concious and I finally feel really good about myself. I am in the best shape I have ever been in, physically and mentally… and I wanted to share that with you all because I am so proud… Maybe it’s lame, or selfish… but I really feel I have taken control of my life. It’s a good thing.
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@livalittle13: Awesome!! It sounds like your hardwork has really paid off, now you can go rock your dress on the runway (aka aisle) 😉
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@livalittle13: congratulations! Well done for keeping at it, you should be very proud!
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@livalittle13: congrats!! That’s a lot of weight and you have learned a healthy lifestyle which is what is most important! I’m sure you will look beautiful on your wedding day 🙂
Post # 7
Congrats! That’s awesome. That is a really big deal, and you should be proud. It sounds like you took your time, and did it the right way for long-term results.
Post # 8
very impressive. congratulations. well done. you should be very proud of yourself.
Post # 9
That’s amazing, congrats!!!
As a large framed woman with a lot of muscle and about that height, I can say that IS a lot of weight and you must look SOOOO skinny!!!
I still have 15-20 lbs that I want to lose (also been working on it for 2.5 years). I’ve lost 54 so far.. I’m finding this last bunch the most stubborn little shits around…. Any tips on how to melt the last bit off?
Post # 10
Congratulations! That’s so great! And thumbs up for losing it the slow and hard way, it is more likely to stay that way!
Post # 12
Thanks ladies… y’all are awesome…
@Andthepupmakes3 I really did a lot of crossfit, or crossfit training while eating completely clean. Then I’d do yoga at night to heal and recover… Circit training, at least I feel, is the best way to go. I am not saying you have to join crossfit at all. I love it because it’s like one giant team, everyone cheers for each other and so on. Really though, it’s like jumping rope or boxing… high intensity for short periods of time. We did only circit trianing in college. You can even do it without weights and just use your body weight… work out example
Do this circiut 5X’s
50 jumping jacks
40 Mt. Climbers
30 Reverse Crunches
Or you could do five different circuts with different exercises each time… or do more exercises with less reps or repetitions…
I also think that as we train we forget it has to hurt every work out… if it isn’t hurting you aren’t doing enough… but we also have to take time and rest…
That is my advice… eat clean, and high intenstiy work outs… which make you max out on cardio and muscle endurance… I also prefer hiking and walking to running.. I have a reptured spine so I am in pain often, I do not run (especially outside) so my fiance and I go for long walks and hikes on the weekends when the weather is good. I mean I make him walk for at least an hour.
PS… one of my very good friends who was one of my coaches in college would give me special workout, I asked for them, since I was a pitcher I worked out more and often longer than the other girls…. and she did a two mile sprint/job work out… it was a small track meaning 11 laps equaled a mile… so I would do 22 laps with 11 exercises between every two laps… one lap I would jog, the next sprint, then I would do an abb, or weight, or pushup or floor exercise… I still do it, if I can get to the university, I work part time there… and it is one of the hardest things I can do… still… it kicks my ass everytime.
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
Sounds like you lost weight the right way!!! COngrats!
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@livalittle13: Congrats!!! Good for you!!! Keep up the great work!
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@livalittle13: that’s so awesome!!!
i’ve put on a lot of weight… i blamed college but now i’m 27! i want to feel comfortable and confident on my wedding day. the ice cream cake i ate yesterday for my birthday isn’t helping… haha.
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There’s nothing wrong with it taking two years. I belong to a weight loss community, and…well…so far, it’s been just over 2 years and I’ve lost 60 pounds. I’d like to lose about 50 more. I’ve regained and lost a little weight here and there (my highest ‘regain’ was 10 pounds).
There were so many other members who lost twice that amount in half the time – i.e., the ‘standard’ 100 pounds in one year.
I am the only one who has kept it off in the group I belonged. They’re now starting over again.
Slow and steady is the best way to do it, in my books. It’s not a drastic lifestyle change and many times, it’s sustainable.