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Stealth free boast: I've reached my goal!

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JesusTapdancingChrist Sat 02-Dec-17 14:32:57

16 weeks ago I weighed 12st 5lbs. At 5'3, this put me into the 'Obese' BMI category. That was my lightbulb moment after months of being in denial. I felt lethargic, heavy and pretty disgusting all round. Was bursting out of size 14 clothing.

This morning I weighed 10st 0lbs.

I feel amazing. I have fundamentally changed the way I view food and exercise and in no way feel like I'm on a temporary 'diet'. The changes I've made will be the norm for the rest of life. I'm never going back to feeling that way ever again.

Feeling very happy and a wee bit smug today smile.

Here are the before and after photos.

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JesusTapdancingChrist Sat 02-Dec-17 14:33:26


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JesusTapdancingChrist Sat 02-Dec-17 14:33:53

After 😄😄

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Annabelle4 Sat 02-Dec-17 14:35:36

Wow - well done OP.

Amazing transformation. You look incredible 😲

NoelNiki Sat 02-Dec-17 14:36:15

Many congratulations flowersstar

You look fantastic. smile

OurMiracle1106 Sat 02-Dec-17 14:38:12

Congratulations. You look amazing

whothefuckhas5children Sat 02-Dec-17 14:39:54

star star well done!!!

misscheery Sat 02-Dec-17 14:42:54

Bloody hell, OP, you're hot!!!

JesusTapdancingChrist Sat 02-Dec-17 14:54:37

Thanks everyone 😄.

I'm actually at the upper end of the 'Healthy' BMI category right now (24.7) but not sure I want to lose anymore weight as I think any curves I have left will go with it 😕.

misscheery - thank you 😂. While I'd love to say that health was my main motivator, it has actually been second to vanity blush.

I've ended up single at 37 and just felt so frumpy and totally invisible and I hated it. I just couldn't face approaching 40 while remaining so unhappy with my appearance.

Have been back on the dating scene for the last few weeks and let's just say I definitely don't feel invisible anymore 😂.

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misscheery Sat 02-Dec-17 16:41:14

@JesusTapdancingChrist holy shit! 37? Congrats, OP! I hope you meet the love of your life! thanksthanksthanks

buggerthebotox Sat 02-Dec-17 16:43:46

Very well done, op. You look bloody amazing. Congratulations.

Nomoresugar Sat 02-Dec-17 16:52:44

Well done you. Keep up the great work, your body and your mind will thank you for it.

I was 11 stones in August. I'm 5ft4 and to this day weigh 10st 4lbs. My goal weight is 9stones 7lbs.

JesusTapdancingChrist Sat 02-Dec-17 18:06:09

Well done @Nomoresugar. That's a fab achievement flowers.

I've set my new goal at 9st 10lb in MFP so will see how I feel if and when I get there.

Period started today and I had 2 Greggs mince pies for dinner so it might not be anytime soon 😂.

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stevie69 Sat 02-Dec-17 18:09:52

Wow. You look AMAZING grin

Can I borrow the dress? blush

Well done, you. Fantastic.

Floralnomad Sat 02-Dec-17 18:11:51

Congrats OP , you really don’t look like you need to lose anymore . I’ve lost 3 stone this year over a slightly longer period and have also got my BMI into the healthy range at 24.7 , like yourself I’ve completely changed my eating habits and I think that is the key to lasting success .

beela Sat 02-Dec-17 18:40:58

Well done op!

My stats are similar to yours - I am 39, just over 5'3, and weighed 12 stone 8 at the start of the year. Like you, I was bursting out of my size 14 clothes. I'm down to 9 stone 13 now, and I feel so much better, and I love my size 10 jeans! I wish I had taken some before pictures but I think I was too busy avoiding the cameras. You look fab.

laurzj82 Sat 02-Dec-17 18:45:33

Wow! You look incredible! Well done! star

poorpaws Sat 02-Dec-17 19:55:26

WOW just WOW!

Stansmith01 Sat 02-Dec-17 19:57:01

Amazing transformation!! Congrats smile

ScreamingValenta Sat 02-Dec-17 19:59:56

Well done - you look fabulous!

Sodaface Sat 02-Dec-17 21:07:29

Wow this is one of the best transformation pics I’ve ever seen!! You look amazing.... well done.

Can I ask how you achieved it in 16 weeks??

JesusTapdancingChrist Sat 02-Dec-17 22:43:54

Aw thanks everyone 😄😄

Soda Re: how I've done it - the answer is strict Calories In/Calories Out and logging everything with MFP. I eat around 1000-1100 calories a day. Any more and I gain weight (I'm really quite small).

I haven't cut out any specific foods completely (apart from takeaways) but do mostly eat lean protein/eggs + vegetables for most meals. Wholemeal bread/skinny wraps/wholemeal pittas for lunch with loads of salad + chicken or turkey.

Lots of healthy fats from avocado/nuts/seeds. Love full fat Greek yoghurt. Really good dark chocolate (Willie's Cacao 😍) for evening sweet cravings.

I avoid processed food/beige carbs/fatty sauces as much as possible.

3 litres of water a day at least.

Lots of exercise but fairly low key stuff like long hikes with the dog, yoga before bed. Tried the gym but hated it. I never eat back exercise calories though, I just see them as a bonus to my weight loss.

Oh and I weigh myself every 2-3 days. I know this isn't for everyone but it makes life much easier for me knowing where I'm at.

I still have a few drinks when I go out but never at home (this was an issue before - was putting away a bottle of wine I'm a sitting shock).

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PostNotInHaste Sun 03-Dec-17 07:34:35

Bloody hell, well done grin I think I saw your picture of the dresss on another thread and thought how good you looked but that's all the more impressive knowing about the weight loss.

NoelNiki Sun 03-Dec-17 10:34:04

PS that dress is amazing too, where is it from if you dont mind me asking.

Have lost alot of weight too and curious as to whether Id suit it.

twobambinos Sun 03-Dec-17 21:33:02

You look amazing congratulations enjoy your new figure and all the attention just in time for the party season.

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