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    5 stone gone before and after pictures and my story :) you can do it too!

    I posted this on the CC board, but I thought I'd share a bit of inspiration and post it here too

    As there are so many people on Minis just starting out I thought I would share my thoughts in the hope that it may help someone else. This most may sound a little self-indulgent, so I apologise in advance!

    A lot of people on this site tell their stories that they were once slim, then they settled down, got married, had children and a combination of those meant that they slowly, but surly, became overweight. My story is a little different - I've been overweight my whole life. Well that's not strictly true, I was a healthy weight up until I was about 6, then I started getting a little chubby. I'm an only child so I think that where other people would get their meals and snacks split with siblings, I would just get the whole lot, like I would be allowed to eat a whole bottle of orange juice on the way home from school instead of being told to 'share that with your sister' like my best friend had to. My parents are also very fond of restaurants and we'd dine out on rich foods maybe 3-4 times a week for 3 course dinners, sometimes even more. I never ate unhealthily (I've never had a microwave meal in my life) just too much. I've always been a very happy person, lots of great friends and a loving family but I would get quite upset at my weight, but at that time little 14 year old me had no concept of calories, energy or portions so I continued to eat the only way I knew how and I continued gaining weight.

    It all changed however, on 1st December 2010 at 18:18 (yes! I remember the exact time) I stood on the scales and I was just under 13 stone - the last time I checked I'd been 12 stones. Being only 5'2 this made me well in the obese range at only 18 years of age and that, for me, was heartbreaking. For the first time in my life I went into a complete emotional meltdown. I couldn't understand how something that made me so secretly sad was something I couldn't change about myself. Why was I doing this to myself? Why couldn't I get the strength together to change it? I stepped on the scales again and seen the needle pointing just under the 13 mark and a steely determination came over me: I was going to do this. Little did I know then that this would be the start of 7 months that would change my life drastically. I was high on both hope and excitement because I was determined that I was going to do this. As they say "Eyes down on the prize and donít stop until you get thereĒ

    The first few months had their challenging moments but after a while it felt just like a way of life. I counted every calorie I ate and made sure I stuck to my daily limit. 3 course dinners where limited to once a week. I joined the gym. I ate healthily. Of course there was moments of sheer temptation, but the joy of seeing the dial on the scales going down was better than any 7 seconds of gluttony scoffing down a muffin could offer. As I seen my body change with the weight loss, it was like I'd almost been given a new body. I started getting a waist, collar bones and then hip bones! It was sometimes difficult to accept the new me - I'd never ever been slim and suddenly the body I was living in had taken on a whole new form. I needed to get to know her, find out what clothes suit her, what hairstyles suit her shape.This morning, I looked at my reflection in the bathroom and I started crying, not tears of sadness about how large I was, but tears of joy. I still don't really know this person in the mirror yet, but all I can say is that I'm god damn proud of her.

    For anyone starting out or on their journey there is nothing and I mean nothing that betters the feeling of achieving a long held dream, hang in there as I promise you it will be worth it. It may sound shallow and superficial but walking into a normal High Street chain store and picking up a size 8 to discover it fits rather than a size 18 in Evans or the plus sections gives you a rush that no chocolate bar ever could. No it doesnít solve all of lifeís problems but somehow they all seem a little more manageable! I used to spend time reading success stories in the papers and magazines as well as seeing others around me lose weight and I would wish that was me. If you are reading this now and wishing, please please please donít wish, make it happen, live the dream. Don't settle for "I'll just be overweight" - go for your dream weight, strive for that body you always wished you had. I am no-one special, just your average fat girl that had had enough. Losing this weight has been the hardest thing I've ever had to do, the fat in your body is going to put up a fight, but you can be strong enough to fight it back. This can be your reality too, follow your plan, stay strong and in the blink of an eye you will be your own inspiration.

    I am now starting to move into maintenance, am I fearful, hell yes, but you know what, I was fearful when I began calorie counting and look where I am now. I can do this if I allow myself to and I here and now give myself permission to succeed!

    And as a final less informal note, I'd just like to say to those 67 pounds that I lost and on reflection, lowered my confidence and made me so sad at times: KISS MY SKINNY ASS!

    All my friends on Minis are an essential part of the journey and all play a part in my success, thank you, I love you all.

    xx

    Before:



    After:



    Body before:


    Body after:
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    5 stone gone forever!


    So how can you do it too?

    You don't get it by
    Staring
    You don't get it by
    Wishing
    You don't get it by
    Drooling
    You don't get it by
    Hoping
    You don't get it
    Easy

    You get it by
    Getting off your ass
    Working for it
    Every second
    Of every day
    For the rest of your life.


    My Diary
    http://www.minimins.com/calorie-coun...-last-7lb.html

    My Before and After Pictures
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    Fantastic - well done

    Thanks for sharing x

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    Current BMI: 21.5
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    % Lost 37.36%
    Quote Originally Posted by Smudge321 View Post
    Fantastic - well done

    Thanks for sharing x
    Thank you Smudge Hope all goes well for you x
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    5 stone gone forever!


    So how can you do it too?

    You don't get it by
    Staring
    You don't get it by
    Wishing
    You don't get it by
    Drooling
    You don't get it by
    Hoping
    You don't get it
    Easy

    You get it by
    Getting off your ass
    Working for it
    Every second
    Of every day
    For the rest of your life.


    My Diary
    http://www.minimins.com/calorie-coun...-last-7lb.html

    My Before and After Pictures
    http://www.minimins.com/calorie-coun...oach-goal.html

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    Current Weight: 12st7lb
    Goal Weight: 12st7lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 31.1
    Current BMI: 25.1
    Goal BMI: 25.1


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    Total Weight Loss: 3st0lb
    % Lost 19.35%
    Wow, what a fantastic acheivement. Stories like yours help me to focus, and spur me on to shed the pounds that I need to. It's so good to hear the impact that getting to target and having a body that you are happy with has had on you. I hope I can get to that point! Congratulations, and good luck for maintaining
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    Current BMI: 28.2
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    Congratulations on your weight loss! You look amazing!

    I have a similar amount of weight to lose and seeing your photo's has made me think yes, i can do it! I can have the body i've always wanted and i can finally be happy with myself!

    Thank you for posting, your story is a massive inspiration
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    congratulations on losing all that horrible fat,you look fantastic well done.
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    Diet: Good ol' Calorie Counting and a little bit of happiness :)
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    Start Weight: 13st0lb
    Current Weight: 8st2lb
    Goal Weight: 7st9lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 34.4
    Current BMI: 21.5
    Goal BMI: 20.2


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 4st12lb
    Weight to Lose: 0st7lb
    % Lost 37.36%
    Thank you guys It's so lovely to hear such positive feedback! I posted this to inspire others that they too can achieve their weight loss goals and it seems to of had that effect so I'm happy
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    5 stone gone forever!


    So how can you do it too?

    You don't get it by
    Staring
    You don't get it by
    Wishing
    You don't get it by
    Drooling
    You don't get it by
    Hoping
    You don't get it
    Easy

    You get it by
    Getting off your ass
    Working for it
    Every second
    Of every day
    For the rest of your life.


    My Diary
    http://www.minimins.com/calorie-coun...-last-7lb.html

    My Before and After Pictures
    http://www.minimins.com/calorie-coun...oach-goal.html

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    Current BMI: 30.2
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    You look amazing. I'm the same height as you and have a similar goal weight, so your story is very inspiring to me

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    Start BMI: 37.4
    Current BMI: 35.5
    Goal BMI: 27


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    Total Weight Loss: 0st12lb
    Weight to Lose: 3st11lb
    % Lost 5.17%
    you look AMAZING, i bet its great going in shops picking whatever clothes you want to wear.

    WELL DONE x
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    Start BMI: 34.2
    Current BMI: 31.3
    Goal BMI: 19.2


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    Total Weight Loss: 1st2lb
    Weight to Lose: 4st10lb
    % Lost 8.56%
    What an amazing story!! And you are truly an inspration to everyone struggling to lose weight. I have just started my journey, feeling scared but also excited. I really want to do this, don't want to be 'the fat one' anymore!!!
    Thank you for your story, it will definitely help me to remember that there is a huge prize waiting at the end of it!!!!

    xxx
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    Start BMI: 34.4
    Current BMI: 21.5
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    Total Weight Loss: 4st12lb
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    % Lost 37.36%
    Aw ladies, every one of your comments means the world to me -hugs- thank you so so so much! I've said this before but if any of you want advice on your weight loss or just someone to chat to then you're more than welcome to ask me a question in my diary (link in my signature). I'm no expert but I've been there and got the weight loss t-shirt so I can try and help you out the best I can
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    5 stone gone forever!


    So how can you do it too?

    You don't get it by
    Staring
    You don't get it by
    Wishing
    You don't get it by
    Drooling
    You don't get it by
    Hoping
    You don't get it
    Easy

    You get it by
    Getting off your ass
    Working for it
    Every second
    Of every day
    For the rest of your life.


    My Diary
    http://www.minimins.com/calorie-coun...-last-7lb.html

    My Before and After Pictures
    http://www.minimins.com/calorie-coun...oach-goal.html

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    Start BMI: 35.1
    Current BMI: 29.8
    Goal BMI: 23.3


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    Total Weight Loss: 2st6lb
    Weight to Lose: 2st13lb
    % Lost 15.18%
    You are such an inspiration!!! You had sadness behind your eyes when u were bigger...and now u smile from the inside out and thats whats important. Good on you for going out and doing what u needed to do for u to be happy. I hope i can do half as good as u have and start being proud of myself again.
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    Start Weight: 12st7lb
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    Goal Date: hopefully 3 weeks time before my holiday


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    Start BMI: 32
    Current BMI: 21.2
    Goal BMI: 20.5


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    Total Weight Loss: 4st3lb
    Weight to Lose: 0st4lb
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    Wow well done - such a great story.

    I only have 4lb to lose to get to my goal weight and I would have lost 4 1/2 stone. I feel so much better and more confident about myself now. So glad I got my head around it and stuck to losing the weight x

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    Goal BMI: 27.1


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    % Lost 9.39%
    Well done hun,you look fantastic and you are such an inspiration



    Monday is WI day!
    weeks 1- 4 11.5lbs
    weeks 5- 8 5.5lbs
    week 9- 2lbs
    week 10- 1.5lbs
    week 11- 2lbs

    Mini goals :-
    loose 7lbs Done 16/9/13
    loose 1 stone Done 7/10/13
    Loose 1.5 stone Done 18/11/13
    get to club 10
    loose 2 stone
    Loose 2.5 stone
    loose 3 stone
    loose 3.5 stone
    loose 4 stone
    loose 4.5 stone
    loose 5 stone


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    Current BMI: 33.8
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    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 0st4lb
    Weight to Lose: 3st3lb
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    Great SS, you look amazing! x



    Week 1 - 13.13
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