(Closed) I love my body, but I am ready for change!

posted 9 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 17
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I see WW as a way of life, to be more health not just a weight loss program.  Good for you!

Post # 18
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You are not a big girl at all. I think women should have curves and when they in the right places that is even better. But if you want to loose weight for you then do it hunnie.

 

About me— I have a wonderful butt.. my curves are amazing

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@MissTattoo, you’re gorgeous. And you’re doing the right thing by making changes in a positive way.

I’ve lost 30lbs in the last two years, it’s been slow-going, mostly because I often lose motivation and steam, but I did it because I got sick of hearing the excuses I’d make NOT to do it.

It wasn’t for the wedding (though the little comments from people – ‘you can’t eat that, you have a dress to fit into’ – ugh!), but looking at pics from our photographer, lookin’ smoking hot in my wedding dress was certainly a positive byproduct!

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You can do it!  I’ve been on WW for about a year now, and attitude is your biggest help or your biggest hinderance.  If you can stay positive, things will go so much smoother for you!

Post # 22
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Hi Miss Tattoo!  Look at you, rockin’ those curves!  Good for you for wanting to institute change in your life.  I’m with ya–ya gotta love yourself first, then do it for the right reason.  I’m hoping to shed some lbs. for very important reasons: my HEALTH and my wallet.  Most of my clothes no longer fit properly, and it’s not in the budget to buy all new stuff in my new size! 

ETA: oh yeah, we’re supposed to say something we like about ourselves.  Well…I think I have a set of amaze-balls eyebrows and I’m digging my new smile (thanks, Acadian Orthodontics!).  Oh and now that the braces are off, I realize that my teeth are pretty naturally white on their own. 

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Thanks for the positive post! I’ve been struggling with my weight for years. I lose weight, and then gain it back. I can’t seem to keep it off. I want to lose 20 pounds by my wedding, because the extra money for larger sizes isn’t exactly what I need.

I’ve been mostly ok with my body for a while now, but I’m starting to gain weight again because of stress and family medical issues. I was more comfortable 5 pounds ago…

Haha, but I’m trying. I’m thinking of starting Weight Watchers too.

Congrats on your progress and you have a lovely figure anyway : )

Positive note about me? I love my eyes, my hips and my butt.

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You go girl!

I also just signed up for WW, and have lost about 5 pounds in the past couple of weeks!  Like you, I also love my body and I am very happy with who I am.  I look at myself in the mirror and think that every part of it is beautiful.  However, I know that I have a healthier person inside of me ready to get out.  Now, it’s her turn to shine.  I’m getting married next year, and more than look beautiful in my wedding pictures (which, obviously I want), I also want to feel my healthiest!  I can imagine feeling light, energetic, and glowing.  And I think that losing 20ish pounds is a great way to get there!

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You go girl!

I also just signed up for WW, and have lost about 5 pounds in the past couple of weeks!  Like you, I also love my body and I am very happy with who I am.  I look at myself in the mirror and think that every part of it is beautiful.  However, I know that I have a healthier person inside of me ready to get out.  Now, it’s her turn to shine.  I’m getting married next year, and more than look beautiful in my wedding pictures (which, obviously I want), I also want to feel my healthiest!  I can imagine feeling light, energetic, and glowing.  And I think that losing 20ish pounds is a great way to get there!

Post # 26
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Good for you!!! You are so right managing goals so you aren’t disappointed if you don’t lose 50 lbs in 1 month. I went from a size 8 to a size 2/4 and it took 3 YEARS!! But it’s almost better that it took so long because it was so gradual that by nature I never felt like I was dieting. And now that’s my lifestyle, not a diet.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee

Way to go for you loving yourself just the way you are, but also for having the courage and motivation to change what you want to change for YOU! I, too am a size 16, but being 5’3 & 1/2 (every bit counts, lol) it’s not distributed as well on me Frown

Like a PP said (I’m too lazy to scroll up and see/tag exactly who, lol) I’ve also lost weight by eating right and exercising, but have also suffered from lapses in motivation, so it’s been slow going. I’ve lost about 15 lbs in just under a year. It’s hard with 2 little boys, and a grown man in the house to eat ‘girl food’ all the time. I’ve done really good with cutting portion sizes when I’m eating less than healthy stuff, though.

Here’s a tip that may be helpful, and I swear I lost a couple of more lbs just a month or two after doing it: Cut your sugar in your morning coffee by just a small portion. I.e., I would scoop about 6 tsp of the white gold into my morning joe, but then I started reducing it to just 5. And then, just this week, I’ve gotten it down to 4. I can barely tell the difference. (I’d prefer to use splenda, or the like, but Boyfriend or Best Friend is a purist, and insists on sugar in his coffee, and we’re on a budget, sooo)

Nice thing about myself? I love my legs, they’re the shiznit, and they’re actually what caught BF’s eye about me first. His opening line was, (I swear) “you have really nice legs”

Post # 28
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Sugar bee

250lbs? Get out of here!!! You look gorgeous and I always love wrap dresses. They make many women look so amazing and fits most figures.

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Miss Tattoo: You have an AWESOME body!!

It’s definitely nice to hear that you want to make changes for your own piece of mind rather than because you feel pressured to.

Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Good for you! I joined WW a little over a year ago and lost 30 lbs (Truthfully, I need to make myself be more diligent about it now so I can lose the last 10 I need to get to goal!) 

I started at 170 lbs, 5’1″ tall, bra size Dear Daughter and I wore around a size 12. For a very short person, wearing a 12 really is on the larger side- I was technically obese for my height, even though I didn’t think I looked it. 

Now I’m wearing size 6-8! It makes it REALLY hard not to go crazy and buy everything now, because when I try something on and it’s a size 6, I just get this feeling of “Oh my gosh, I can wear a 6! I need this!” 

It really is an amazing feeling, and good for you for doing it for yourself! 

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