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OT: I did it!!!!

Posted by on Jul. 16, 2012 at 9:15 AM
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I am so freakin' excited right now! I just did my weekly weigh-in and I have lost 4.2 lb this week for a grand total of..... 102 lb!!!!! I can't believe I have finally passed the 100 lb mark!!!!


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amy31308
by Ashlee on Jul. 16, 2012 at 9:15 AM
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woohoo

Latvia
by on Jul. 16, 2012 at 9:18 AM
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wow! that's an accomplishment!!! Serious congrats! :)

Wantstobeamum22
by Gold Member on Jul. 16, 2012 at 9:18 AM
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That's awesome, so happy for u
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Aldinea13
by Jaime on Jul. 16, 2012 at 9:19 AM
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That is SO great!!!! Congratulations sweetie!!!!!!!!woohoo

JenMarie87
by on Jul. 16, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Thank you, ladies : )


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Rachelz123
by on Jul. 16, 2012 at 9:21 AM
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WOW that's freaking AMAZING!!! Congrats to you!! What an accomplishment!
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JenMarie87
by on Jul. 16, 2012 at 9:21 AM

Thank you!!!

Quoting Rachelz123:

WOW that's freaking AMAZING!!! Congrats to you!! What an accomplishment!



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Analeigh2012
by on Jul. 16, 2012 at 9:26 AM
Wow! Congratulations!! I would be jumping up and down... I seem to be stuck at 47 pounds down. How long did it take you to get to this point? What would be your advice to those starting out on their journey, or for someone like me who has plateaued for awhile?
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JenMarie87
by on Jul. 16, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Thank you! It has taken me 15 months. I'm sure I could have done it faster but that is what was comfortable for me. I didn't drastically cut my calories or workout every day for hours a day. That is just not for me. lol.

Honestly, the biggest things that helped me were joining MyFitnessPal.com, learning as much as I could about nutrition and how to eat, and cutting out regular pop, sweets, and white carbs. I haven't COMPLETELY cut out sweets and white carbs but I limit them. And logging my calories and exercise on MFP and sticking to the calorie goal they set for me has been a huge help. I honestly don't think I would have made it this far if not for MFP! I try to eat as much whole wheat/whole grain as possible. You can find a whole grain alternative for just about everything - biscuits, pizza crust, bread, buns, tortillas, pasta, cereal, etc. And we do not eat red meat anymore. We eat a lot of chicken, turkey and fish. Any recipe that calls for ground beef can be substituted with ground turkey and you can barely tell the difference. I drink a lot of water... about 12-14  8 oz servings a day. Sometimes I add sugar-free drink mix to it when plain water gets boring... and I still drink 1 diet pop a day ... but mostly water. Also, something that a lot of people don't think about is sodium. If you limit your sodium intake, that alone will help you lose weight. I still buy some processed foods but, whenever possible, I get the reduced-sodium versions. I lost most of it without exercising much.... just the change in diet is what really did most of it. But in the last 3 - 4 months I have started walking on the treadmill 3-5 times a week. And I also signed my family up for a membership at the YMCA the other day so now I will be going there to work out in their fitness center.

Btw, congrats on losing 47 lb! That is great!

Quoting Analeigh2012:

Wow! Congratulations!! I would be jumping up and down... I seem to be stuck at 47 pounds down. How long did it take you to get to this point? What would be your advice to those starting out on their journey, or for someone like me who has plateaued for awhile?



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sourchick2
by on Jul. 16, 2012 at 10:34 AM
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Wow!! Would it be lame if I said your my hero? Lol!! Congratulations girl, thats awesome!!!!!! :)
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