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emilynella submitted:
Height: 5’7
Start weight: 180 lbs
Middle weight :166 lbs
Current weight : 157 
Goal weight: some where in the 130’s-How long did it take you?
4 months although I slacked the first two months.-Diet and exercise strategy?
I’ve always been uncomfortable with my weight buy after I had my son I really couldn’t afford to lose the weight the unhealthy way ex.  Starving like I used to. I needed energy so I cut out most high processed foods and red meats. I stick to healthy salads chicken and fish for the most part. Fruits and veggies as snacks. I’ve also started running which definitely propelled me past my first plateau in the 160’s . I plan on reaching my goal within in the next year. If you work for it I believe anyone can do what they put their mind to! Cheers! Xoxox

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 submitted:

Height: 5’7


Start weight: 180 lbs

Middle weight :166 lbs

Current weight : 157
 

Goal weight: some where in the 130’s

-How long did it take you?

4 months although I slacked the first two months.

-Diet and exercise strategy?

I’ve always been uncomfortable with my weight buy after I had my son I really couldn’t afford to lose the weight the unhealthy way ex.  Starving like I used to. I needed energy so I cut out most high processed foods and red meats. I stick to healthy salads chicken and fish for the most part. Fruits and veggies as snacks. I’ve also started running which definitely propelled me past my first plateau in the 160’s . I plan on reaching my goal within in the next year. If you work for it I believe anyone can do what they put their mind to! Cheers! Xoxox

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stateofescapism submitted:
I am 5’8 and went from 148lbs to 132lbs in about six months with a period where I was 127lbs but I have gained muscle weight since then. Throughout high school and into my first year of university I didn’t really consider my health and made poor choices; I was inactive and not eating well. Nearing the end of my first semester of university I found myself extremely stressed and could not make myself eat properly.
I began to lose weight when my exams began and it was at this point I started to value my health and make a change. I began to eat healthy but did not deprive myself. I found ways to make eating clean enjoyable and not feel like a sentence. It truly feels like a lifestyle change not a painful diet and I think this is the most important aspect of my journey. I did not decrease the amount of food I was eating, I simply changed what I ate. Along with this I was doing exercise at home and slowly increased the intensity as my fitness improved. After about four months of this I got a gym membership and started to really push my fitness level and focused on increasing my strength and stamina.
These changes have improved my life mentally and physically and I am much happier in general. What I love the most is I still enjoy certain foods, in moderation, sometimes I skip the gym when I have plans I don’t want to miss out on, and I don’t feel guilty about this at all. I’ve found balance and stability and it’s so relieving to finally have reached this point in my life.

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 submitted:

I am 5’8 and went from 148lbs to 132lbs in about six months with a period where I was 127lbs but I have gained muscle weight since then. Throughout high school and into my first year of university I didn’t really consider my health and made poor choices; I was inactive and not eating well. Nearing the end of my first semester of university I found myself extremely stressed and could not make myself eat properly.

I began to lose weight when my exams began and it was at this point I started to value my health and make a change. I began to eat healthy but did not deprive myself. I found ways to make eating clean enjoyable and not feel like a sentence. It truly feels like a lifestyle change not a painful diet and I think this is the most important aspect of my journey. I did not decrease the amount of food I was eating, I simply changed what I ate. Along with this I was doing exercise at home and slowly increased the intensity as my fitness improved. After about four months of this I got a gym membership and started to really push my fitness level and focused on increasing my strength and stamina.

These changes have improved my life mentally and physically and I am much happier in general. What I love the most is I still enjoy certain foods, in moderation, sometimes I skip the gym when I have plans I don’t want to miss out on, and I don’t feel guilty about this at all. I’ve found balance and stability and it’s so relieving to finally have reached this point in my life.

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neva-gets-fit submitted:
Age: 20
Height: 5’7
Before weight: 152 lbs
"During" weight: 134 lbs
How long it’s taken me: 6 months
After yo-yo dieting and inconsistent exercising for years, I decided to change my life for good around 6 months ago. I started out doing the 30 Day Shred and eating 1200-1400 calories per day, and lost 7 lbs in the first month. I slacked a bit during the holidays, but jumped back into things and completed the Insanity program, which helped bring me down to around 136 lbs. Lately I’ve been doing a mix of strength training and cardio (all at home!), and still sticking to 1200 to 1400 calories, trying as hard as I can to eat healthy and nutritious foods. Losing this weight has been one of the most challenging things I’ve ever done, but it has taught me SO MUCH. I am learning to love exercise, I am learning to love eating healthily, and most importantly I am learning to love myself. Even though the last six months have been tough, it’s been more than worth it!

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 submitted:

Age: 20

Height: 5’7

Before weight: 152 lbs

"During" weight: 134 lbs

How long it’s taken me: 6 months

After yo-yo dieting and inconsistent exercising for years, I decided to change my life for good around 6 months ago. I started out doing the 30 Day Shred and eating 1200-1400 calories per day, and lost 7 lbs in the first month. I slacked a bit during the holidays, but jumped back into things and completed the Insanity program, which helped bring me down to around 136 lbs. Lately I’ve been doing a mix of strength training and cardio (all at home!), and still sticking to 1200 to 1400 calories, trying as hard as I can to eat healthy and nutritious foods. Losing this weight has been one of the most challenging things I’ve ever done, but it has taught me SO MUCH. I am learning to love exercise, I am learning to love eating healthily, and most importantly I am learning to love myself. Even though the last six months have been tough, it’s been more than worth it!

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How did I lose the weight?
It really has to do with starch reduction.   I eliminated starch carbs from my diet.  I replaced white bread with wheat bread, white rice with brown rice,   dumped the soda pop all together and cut back on the sugar as much as possible and took it easy on the potatoes.   I replaced the veggie oil with Olive oil and Canola oil and I took up cooking and started to snack on fruit and veggies.  
Key Items
I taught myself to stick to a portion size and to stop eating when I was full.    My initial portion trainer was a plate and that plate had to stop at a single level of food.
I started eating a solid breakfast.   Ham, Eggs, and wheat toast with natural butter.    Still eat it today and I was able to beat high cholesterol.
I always get 8 hours of sleep.
I started with moderate exercise.  I.e. I would walk around the block and as the pounds came off I increased my exercise.   I never over did it and I limited my workouts to no more than 45 min per day.
I made sure I always ate 3 solid meals per day and those meals consisted of a serving of protein, vegies, and some grain/bread (Whole wheat or brown rice).
I quit binge drinking.   This was a big part of my weight gain and fluctuation.


How much weight did I lose?
170 lbs. 
Went from a size 56 in waist to a 32 in waist and a 3xlt shirt size to a Medium shirt size.


How long did it take?
2 years

Hot Tips?
Get rid of the starchy Carbs.
Cut back on the sugar as much as possible.
Limit your portion sizes.
Stop eating when you feel full.  Take the rest home in a doggy bag.
Eat Breakfast.
Get 8 hours of sleep
Start small with the exercise.   Don’t overdo it and burn yourself out.  Stop listening to skinny doctors that have never been fat that tell you to beat yourself up in a gym.    The end result is a lot of frustration and joint damage.   
Find a good internal medicine doctor and have the doctor monitor your progress.   Have your blood tested every 6 months and tune your vitamin regiment to the deficiencies in your blood lipid panel.   I was able to beat cholesterol, Diabetes, and hypertension with this little trick.

 
How do I feel now?
Like a new man.  I am 35 years old and I feel like I am 25 years old.    I am commonly mistaken for a 20 something and old friends do not even recognize me.    It was a lot of work but well worth it.  

Have I hit my weight loss goal?
Yes.  I have moved to a weight management phase.

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  • How did I lose the weight?
    • It really has to do with starch reduction.   I eliminated starch carbs from my diet.  I replaced white bread with wheat bread, white rice with brown rice,   dumped the soda pop all together and cut back on the sugar as much as possible and took it easy on the potatoes.   I replaced the veggie oil with Olive oil and Canola oil and I took up cooking and started to snack on fruit and veggies.  
    • Key Items
      • I taught myself to stick to a portion size and to stop eating when I was full.    My initial portion trainer was a plate and that plate had to stop at a single level of food.
      • I started eating a solid breakfast.   Ham, Eggs, and wheat toast with natural butter.    Still eat it today and I was able to beat high cholesterol.
      • I always get 8 hours of sleep.
      • I started with moderate exercise.  I.e. I would walk around the block and as the pounds came off I increased my exercise.   I never over did it and I limited my workouts to no more than 45 min per day.
      • I made sure I always ate 3 solid meals per day and those meals consisted of a serving of protein, vegies, and some grain/bread (Whole wheat or brown rice).
      • I quit binge drinking.   This was a big part of my weight gain and fluctuation.
  • How much weight did I lose?
    • 170 lbs. 
    • Went from a size 56 in waist to a 32 in waist and a 3xlt shirt size to a Medium shirt size.
  • How long did it take?
    • 2 years
  • Hot Tips?
    • Get rid of the starchy Carbs.
    • Cut back on the sugar as much as possible.
    • Limit your portion sizes.
    • Stop eating when you feel full.  Take the rest home in a doggy bag.
    • Eat Breakfast.
    • Get 8 hours of sleep
    • Start small with the exercise.   Don’t overdo it and burn yourself out.  Stop listening to skinny doctors that have never been fat that tell you to beat yourself up in a gym.    The end result is a lot of frustration and joint damage.   
    • Find a good internal medicine doctor and have the doctor monitor your progress.   Have your blood tested every 6 months and tune your vitamin regiment to the deficiencies in your blood lipid panel.   I was able to beat cholesterol, Diabetes, and hypertension with this little trick.

 

  • How do I feel now?
    • Like a new man.  I am 35 years old and I feel like I am 25 years old.    I am commonly mistaken for a 20 something and old friends do not even recognize me.    It was a lot of work but well worth it.  
  • Have I hit my weight loss goal?
    • Yes.  I have moved to a weight management phase.

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britt6429 submitted:
October- 155lbs
June- 130lbs
I’m 5’7” and my goal is to be 124lbs. 

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 submitted:

October- 155lbs

June- 130lbs

I’m 5’7” and my goal is to be 124lbs. 

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petrunie submitted:
Hiiii.
I just wanna show you my butt progress.
It takes 7 months.
It’s only about squats, running and I just love piloxing and I am sure that it really help my butt as well.
207lbs vs. 145lbs vs. 138lbs.
Finally starting love my butt haha 
I am 5’6 btw 

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 submitted:

Hiiii.

I just wanna show you my butt progress.

It takes 7 months.

It’s only about squats, running and I just love piloxing and I am sure that it really help my butt as well.

207lbs vs. 145lbs vs. 138lbs.

Finally starting love my butt haha 

I am 5’6 btw 

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frivoloussunflake submitted:
5’ 4”
Weight: not sure probably 155 before and during somewhere in the 140’s 
GW: 128
It took me 3 weeks with a lot of willpower, i did a lot of cardio, ab workouts, leg workouts and squats and eating a vegetarian diet. i just needed to look at this because i needed to see how far i have come. I also didn’t weigh myself because I always felt discouraged by the scale and I don’t look like this now. Exam stress and all, but i am determined to look like that again. As long as you are motivated anybody can transform their body, it is difficult to continue if you don’t see results right away, but my take on that is that you will feel so much better. Running used to never be my thing but now i can run 2 miles without stopping, which may not seem like much but i couldn’t even run 1 mile and i am hoping that by the end of the summer I will be able to run 3. The best project to work on is yourself, so why not?
 
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 submitted:

5’ 4”

Weight: not sure probably 155 before and during somewhere in the 140’s 

GW: 128

It took me 3 weeks with a lot of willpower, i did a lot of cardio, ab workouts, leg workouts and squats and eating a vegetarian diet. i just needed to look at this because i needed to see how far i have come. I also didn’t weigh myself because I always felt discouraged by the scale and I don’t look like this now. Exam stress and all, but i am determined to look like that again. As long as you are motivated anybody can transform their body, it is difficult to continue if you don’t see results right away, but my take on that is that you will feel so much better. Running used to never be my thing but now i can run 2 miles without stopping, which may not seem like much but i couldn’t even run 1 mile and i am hoping that by the end of the summer I will be able to run 3. The best project to work on is yourself, so why not?

 

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eating-girls submitted:
Here are my weight loss pictures! Start Weight: 248LBS Current Weight: 163LBS Start Height: 5’6” Current Height: 5’8” Age: 24 Ask question if you’d like!  eating-girls.tumblr.com

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 submitted:

Here are my weight loss pictures!

Start Weight: 248LBS
Current Weight: 163LBS

Start Height: 5’6”
Current Height: 5’8”

Age: 24

Ask question if you’d like!
eating-girls.tumblr.com

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Age: 21
Height: 5’10
Starting Weight: 180
Current Weight: 150
I lost 30 pounds in 3 months by eating un-processed clean foods, such as fruits, vegetables and lean meats and grains. I didn’t diet, I changed my eating habits to a maintainable lifestyle. I don’t count calories, however I eat roughly 300 calorie meals every few hours. For exercise, I run 5 days/week.

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Age: 21

Height: 5’10

Starting Weight: 180

Current Weight: 150

I lost 30 pounds in 3 months by eating un-processed clean foods, such as fruits, vegetables and lean meats and grains. I didn’t diet, I changed my eating habits to a maintainable lifestyle. I don’t count calories, however I eat roughly 300 calorie meals every few hours. For exercise, I run 5 days/week.

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50 pound weight loss

50 pound weight loss

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bikinibody-beautifulsoul:

A transformation picture cause I’m having a bad few weeks with exam stress & everything so I have gained weight so it’s nice to see how far I’ve come anyway, I’m rubbish at this honestly but I just don’t give up cause I’ll get there one day, allow yourself to make mistakes in this your only human💜

Wow, take a look at how this skirt fit before! (or didn’t fit) Great job!

bikinibody-beautifulsoul:

A transformation picture cause I’m having a bad few weeks with exam stress & everything so I have gained weight so it’s nice to see how far I’ve come anyway, I’m rubbish at this honestly but I just don’t give up cause I’ll get there one day, allow yourself to make mistakes in this your only human💜

Wow, take a look at how this skirt fit before! (or didn’t fit) Great job!

how the skirt fit before

kate-margareth:

Summer 2011 vs Summer 2014

kate-margareth:

Summer 2011 vs Summer 2014

itsmyboytheopenmind:
OH MY GOD
That’s not a mini skirt she’s wearing in the After.

itsmyboytheopenmind:

OH MY GOD

That’s not a mini skirt she’s wearing in the After.

melted-summer:

This is my before, and during weightloss. Obviously things have changed other than weight in these 2 years like new glasses, im about an inch taller, my hair is different etc. but I just wanted to show people that this is the transformation OVER 2 YEARS. It won’t come off over night at all, if someone told me on the day that first picture was taken that two years from then I would only be roughly 35 lbs lighter then I probably wouldn’t have continued to work to lose it. It takes TIME so just keep going!

melted-summer:

This is my before, and during weightloss. Obviously things have changed other than weight in these 2 years like new glasses, im about an inch taller, my hair is different etc. but I just wanted to show people that this is the transformation OVER 2 YEARS. It won’t come off over night at all, if someone told me on the day that first picture was taken that two years from then I would only be roughly 35 lbs lighter then I probably wouldn’t have continued to work to lose it. It takes TIME so just keep going!

petrunie submitted:
From 207lbs to 138lbs. (I am 5’6)
Finally feeling comfortable and hot in my own body.
If I was able to do it that you can too.

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 submitted:

From 207lbs to 138lbs. (I am 5’6)

Finally feeling comfortable and hot in my own body.

If I was able to do it that you can too.

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