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Old Wed, Feb-05-14, 06:58
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Plan: Atkins, sort of
Stats: 184/166/152 Female 5'6
BF:
Progress: 56%
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Well done, you look great!
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Old Wed, Feb-05-14, 08:10
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Posts: 3,271
 
Plan: atkins
Stats: 235/195/175 Female 5ft 6 in
BF:
Progress: 67%
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Very good job. I am impressed with your hard work and that it only took a year for you to get to your goal.
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Old Wed, Feb-05-14, 08:16
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ImOnMyWay ImOnMyWay is offline
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Posts: 3,813
 
Plan: OWL
Stats: 177/148.6/135 Female 5'2"
BF:50.5/39/25
Progress: 68%
Location: Oregon, Los Angeles
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FANTASTIC! You look awesome! Well done!!!

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Old Wed, Feb-05-14, 11:33
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JEY100 JEY100 is online now
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Posts: 11,213
 
Plan: IF Fung/LC Westman/Primal
Stats: 222/171/169 Female 5' 9"
BF:45%/25.3%/24%
Progress: 96%
Location: NC
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Congratulations on the new healthier you!
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Old Wed, Feb-05-14, 11:43
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Randum Randum is offline
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Posts: 8
 
Plan: my own
Stats: 213.4/144/143 Male 5 feet 9 inch
BF:
Progress: 99%
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Thanks for the encouragement. I still am looking to better myself each day. Lots of things to sort out still. The first being some side fat that just refuses to budge. >.>
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Old Fri, Feb-07-14, 10:01
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Posts: 741
 
Plan: Low Carb
Stats: 440.0/421.0/200.0 Female 5'10"
BF:
Progress: 8%
Location: Plain City, Ohio
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Great job! This is amazing!
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Old Wed, Feb-19-14, 15:58
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Posts: 62
 
Plan: Low Carb
Stats: 217.5/207/170 Female 69
BF:
Progress: 22%
Location: MA and FL USA
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Wonderful job. Be well. Color has no meaning here.
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Old Sun, Feb-23-14, 11:13
jennazena jennazena is offline
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Posts: 1
 
Plan: modified atkins
Stats: 230/225/140 Female 5'9"
BF:
Progress: 6%
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I am looking forward to reading more. I am just restarting after years of in and out of LCing. My start weight and height is similar to yours along with my goal weight so it will be inspiring to see.

I have also not posted or been active so feel a bit clumsy here…

Congrats on your success, it is great to see and inspiring.
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Old Thu, Feb-27-14, 04:16
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Posts: 4,978
 
Plan: lc, highish fat,
Stats: 224/148/124 Female 64 inches
BF:44%/29%/20%
Progress: 76%
Location: Gaborone, Botswana
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Wonderful! Are you planning to share how you did it? You look great, and clearly you feel great too!
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Old Thu, Feb-27-14, 11:14
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Nancy LC Nancy LC is offline
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Posts: 45,392
 
Plan: Paleo 99.5%
Stats: 210/170/160 Female 67.5"
BF:
Progress: 80%
Location: San Diego, CA
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Great job! You're an inspiration.
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Old Fri, Feb-28-14, 15:49
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Posts: 4,536
 
Plan: Fung-inspired fasting
Stats: 336/000/160 Female 5' 9"
BF:
Progress: 191%
Location: Seattle metro area
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Fantastic!

Don't fall into the trap of regaining, as many of us have.
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Old Tue, May-13-14, 23:52
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Posts: 12
 
Plan: LCHF
Stats: 376/335/196 Male 72 inch
BF:
Progress: 23%
Location: Scotland , Perthshire
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Congratulations , you look great
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Old Wed, May-14-14, 04:31
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Whofan Whofan is offline
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Posts: 2,550
 
Plan: Low Carb Primal
Stats: 170/135/135 Female 5ft.6in.
BF:
Progress: 100%
Location: New York Metro area
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Congratulations on a great achievement. Can't wait to read your full story.
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Old Wed, May-14-14, 10:58
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Posts: 5,334
 
Plan: Atkins-ish, post-WLS
Stats: 377/214.5/177 Male 72 inches
BF:
Progress: 81%
Location: Colorado Springs, CO, USA
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Great job!

Now the hardest part is ahead of you -- maintaining it. It's one thing to remain gazelle intense for a short period (several months or even a year) to achieve something for which you can see more-or-less continual progress toward the goal. It's quite another to maintain the hare-intensity it takes to keep those results for years and years when your only sign of progress is that things AREN'T changing. Don't let your achievement lull you into a sense that you have won the race and can now let up. For many of us that were obese as children we have a strong disposition to be fat and the weight can come back on with depressing speed. So every day, rejoice in your achievement and recommit yourself to keeping it. For most people, the key is to get physically active -- very active. Also something that is hard to do and maintain for most of us.

As for color and age -- those don't matter here at all (except in the occasional discussion about ways in which race and age can be factors in various things such as disease states and such). We've had young teens here and have many, many non-white folks here. If anything, being a male puts you in the minority on this site (though I don't know by how much and there are still plenty of us guys hanging around here).

Again, congratulations and best wishes for continued success.
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Old Thu, May-15-14, 21:30
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glidergirl glidergirl is offline
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Posts: 260
 
Plan: Dr. Atkins/Dr. Westman
Stats: 198/198/169 Female 5'6" inches
BF:high wght over 200
Progress: 0%
Location: North West Florida
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You've done great! Congratulations! You look awesome!
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Old Thu, Jun-05-14, 13:54
BelleFire BelleFire is offline
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Posts: 7
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 260/242/180 Female 5ft, 10in
BF:
Progress: 23%
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You look fantastic and are an inspiration!

I've just started (today) -- I did this oh...10 years ago but went off the plan after I lost weight and slowly gained it back. Way to go!
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