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Old Fri, May-31-13, 00:53
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Plan: CAD/Gluten-free
Stats: 263/211/125 Female 62 inches (5'2")
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Progress: 38%
Location: Idaho
Default Down 50 lbs and I need to pat myself on the back!

So I've been on a plateau for a few weeks and it's been a little discouraging so I decided it was time to be POSITIVE!! I wanted to share some exciting things that have happened for me.

First off, I've lost 50 lbs! I have less than 100 lbs to lose now!! (I am not sure if I want to be 125 or 115 when I am done- 115 would be the lowest I think). My clothes are falling off, I have people give me a double take (some not even recognize me) and finally other people are seeing the difference- so discouraging when you've lost a lot and no one sees it.

Second, and most exciting for me, is that I've started running. I have been running 2 miles a couple of days a week, and am increasing that. I would NEVER have even DREAMED of doing that before. EVER. I've never been a runner! But I think it's safe to say I AM now!! Dream big, you guys!

I am nearing Onderland- I only have 12 lbs to lose to be under 200 lbs. I started at 263 lbs and wondered when I would hit 300 but luckily the lightbulb went off and here I am now! I have not been this small in a LOONNGG time!

I can feel my body shrinking. I often put my hands on my waist and am amazed at the lack of tummy. I have a lap now for pete's sake! The remaining tummy even looks like it is going to tighten up nicely. I am sure I will have a little loose skin but it's not going to be like I expected- YAY!

I can BREATHE at night SO much better. I used to have to prop my head up in a special way to even be able to breathe. Not anymore! I can sleep in nearly any position and breathe fine. My boobies don't choke me anymore.

Though I am happily married, it's still nice to see more looks my way. People treat me differently even just after 50 lbs of weight loss. It's nice to be treated like a human being.

Yes I still have close to 100 lbs to lose, but I have come a long way and I needed to recognize that today. This plateau is mentally a challenge for me as I've been losing very consistently for 5 months, but I can do it.

Thanks for reading
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Old Fri, May-31-13, 03:23
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 210/126/127 Female 5ft 7in
BF:
Progress: 101%
Location: South of England
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I'm really pleased for you!! The rest will go - no worries. Keep it up and enjoy!!!!

Jo xxx
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Old Fri, May-31-13, 05:26
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Lulumae Lulumae is offline
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Plan: Atkins, sort of
Stats: 184/157.1/140 Female 5'6
BF:
Progress: 61%
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You really deserve a pat on the back! It's so nice to hear from someone who's getting good results. So you're plateauing a little, but if you hang in there, the weight loss will continue, I'm sure.
It's worth it - you're worth it!!
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Old Fri, May-31-13, 08:18
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Looking 4 Onederland
Posts: 1,802
 
Plan: Atkins '72, IF
Stats: 284.5/200/170 Female 5' 5"
BF:Why yes it is! ;)
Progress: 74%
Location: Panama
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Old Fri, May-31-13, 08:19
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Posts: 109
 
Plan: 20% Carb
Stats: 180/135/135 Female 5'10"
BF:
Progress: 100%
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Congratulations! That's such an accomplishment.
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Old Fri, May-31-13, 11:11
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Posts: 11,313
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 272.5/174.4/165 Female 5'4
BF:44?/32.6/20
Progress: 91%
Location: SF Bay Area
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Congratulations! You're doing great

--Melissa
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Old Fri, May-31-13, 11:57
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anglgrl anglgrl is offline
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Posts: 403
 
Plan: HF/LC Primal
Stats: 235/134/130 Female 62 inches
BF:
Progress: 96%
Location: Ohio
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Wow! You're doing so well Super happy for you
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Old Fri, May-31-13, 12:09
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MizKitty MizKitty is offline
95% Sugar Free!
Posts: 7,010
 
Plan: Very high fat LC/HCG
Stats: 310/155.4/159 Female 67 inches
BF:
Progress: 102%
Location: Missouri
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Great post! Thanks for sharing, it's a good reminder of how wide the scope of benefits are from this WOE, so much more than just the number on the scale.
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Old Fri, May-31-13, 12:28
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 235/195/175 Female 5ft 6 in
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Progress: 67%
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The excitement just bubbles out in your post melodyrose!

You have accomplished a tremendous amount. I just hit "onderland" and it meant the world to me!

You are right there yourself!

Keep up the good work and hey, maybe consider starting a journal so we could follow your progress.
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Old Fri, May-31-13, 16:11
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Posts: 69
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 320.2/302.8/130 Female 63 inches
BF:
Progress: 9%
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Congrats! 52lbs down is fantastic!!
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Old Fri, May-31-13, 19:31
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2thinchix 2thinchix is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 315/209/165 Female 66 inches
BF:
Progress: 71%
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what a wonderful post! congratulations on your terrific success - you are inspiring!
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Old Fri, May-31-13, 21:34
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Posts: 87
 
Plan: Atkins, previous MM, own
Stats: 252/201.5/148 Female 63 inches
BF:
Progress: 49%
Location: MN
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Woohoo! Congrats on all your accomplishments thus far!
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Old Mon, Jun-03-13, 01:41
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melodyrose melodyrose is offline
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Posts: 307
 
Plan: CAD/Gluten-free
Stats: 263/211/125 Female 62 inches (5'2")
BF:
Progress: 38%
Location: Idaho
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Thank you guys so much for all of your kind words!!
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Old Mon, Jun-03-13, 05:23
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Posts: 942
 
Plan: Atkins & JUDDD
Stats: 180/138.6/136 Female 5'2"
BF:& 5'2" Age 66
Progress: 94%
Location: USA
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Congratulations! 50 pounds is a lot of weight!
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Old Mon, Jun-03-13, 13:49
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Ivegotthis Ivegotthis is offline
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Plan: VLC
Stats: 300.8/285.8/145.0 Female 5' 5.5"
BF:
Progress: 10%
Location: Good ol' USA
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Lyndsey, CONGRATULATIONS!!!


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