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02/02/2008, 09:28 PM
12/02/2008, 10:38 AM
Oh my gosh, you girls have done so well and look so good, I feel silly posting my before and afters!
(sorry for the large picture sizes)
9weeks later at 64kgs
Don't feel silly Lilac, you look fantastic, why not show off your hard work, it helps to keep others inspired to do the same. Good on you.
Kerith, you look amazing, good on you. I too am another one a bit worried about the 'overhang' after I lose my weight. I've lost 13kg so far and I can notice the difference already but sure hope to be smaller in another 18kg till I get to goal.
Go the breast reduction I say, all for it
I had one in August last year and am now running and it is so empowering. I have never been able to run before so it's the best feeling and just to look and feel 'normal' iykwim. Definately worth looking into when you're ready.
Thanks also for sharing with us how to got to be looking so fabulous. It sure does help to keep me motivated and know that I can do it, Congratulations
13/02/2008, 10:39 PM
[b][i]Well after looking at all you guys you look great and I'm more driven then yesterday to shift this weight!!
I weighed myself this evening and it says I'm 107.8Kgs. I wanna get under the triple mark, but I have joined the gym and have been going everyday since Monday, so today makes it 3 days not including Tuesday 'cos I wasnt well, and I went twice on Monday and Wednesday! Just gotta tackle the food and water!
But I'm going to put myself out there and post a pic of me now and update as I loss weight... but I havent figgered how to put a picture on here, but as soon as I do
03/03/2008, 07:51 PM
lilac: Wow you look great! I'm your before picture atm and am dreaming of getting to your after picture..LOL i'm now inspired
How did you do it in 9 weeks? Can i ask how tall you are?
Kerith: Well done!! you are looking fab! Thanks for the tips, i've been considering starting WW again.. but it sure has gone up in price the last two years! How long did your weight loss take you?
Very inpspiring thread this one!!
04/03/2008, 12:34 PM
SEAL - It didn't take me that long as I was so determined to do it. 23.5kg in 7 months all up. When I thought about it carefully, I decided that firstly, my health was worth it AND I was probably saving at least the meeting fee in my grocery bill each week
I also didn't join a gym this time - just walked the neighbourhood. Now that I am not paying for WW, I will consider joining a gym for something different to do.
12/03/2008, 02:16 PM
I lokked through this thread and was totally inspired. You guys are gorgoues!
Well I weigh...way too much to say right now! I used to way 55 even after my babies were born. But now I have thyroid and have put on stacks of weight. I want to lose 20kilos to start with. I sometimes dont feel that heavy but then I see a picture of myself. Today I walked into a shopping mall and I didnt know the big girl coming for me, it was ME!! I couldnt believe it!
My dr put me on duromine because my weight has gotten out of hand. Im starting it on saturday so my husband is home incase I get too jittery to drive, I cant believe my life has come to this!
Oh well, heres to a new start. 2008 is MY YEAR!!
14/03/2008, 01:19 PM
Girls! You are all so inspiring.... I have quite a bit of weight to lose - around 50kgs all up and thethought of it makes me feel like eating more... My biggest fear or stumbling block is how do I just keep going - how do I maintain the momentum, and my second biggest fear is what happens if i am successful and then the weight comes back. I've been a yo-yo dieter my entire life and the kgs have always come back (and brought friends)..... I'm so glad I found this thread - you are incredibly inspiring and it's exactly what I need. The dream is to really kick butt in the weight dept before trying for #2.....
22/03/2008, 08:53 PM
I thought I was lucky enough to be able to grace the pages of before and afters!!! LOL!!
I just hope it inspires someone.
I am Abbey (28) and when I met my DH 10 years ago I was around 66kg. I quit smoking and partying and became happily engaged @19 years old. My weight went up to about 90kg when I fell pg with DD when I was 21.
My journey...was long!... The first 2 photos are of me 5 years ago when I was ballooned out to my heaviest of around 102kg. (not including my heaviest weight EVER at full term with DD @ 118kg) I was a out of control binge eater. I had out of control PCOS and facing secondary infertility issues at the time of these pics. It was Dec 02 and Jan-Feb 03. I began my weight loss journey when I conceived my first DS. I only gained 8kg the entire pregnancy (a far cry from the almost 30kg I gained during my first pregnancy) I then went on to breastfed him and sat happily around the 90kg mark and dropped to around 86kg when I fell pregnant naturally whilst breastfeeding to my surprise while DS1 was only 9 months old. I then went on to sit at 100kg at full term with DS2 and lost it all in the first few months of his birth. I began seriously doing something active to lose weight over a year ago and went to the gym and really adopted my low GI lifestyle. Over the last 12 months I have used the gym at first (lost motivation after about 5 months) and then my last tool and still currently using Reductil. I now weight a healthier 72kg. For me to be at classed as 'healthy weight' according to the BMI calculator I have 4kg to go. I am happy to drop another 2kg to be at my 'goal weight'. The current photos of me are of a few weeks ago at a wedding. I WAS a size 18-20 now a 12-14. I am not one of those ads that can say I dropped my 30kg's in 30 weeks. It has taken me 5 years LOL! well, minus 2 of those years with pregnancies etc... I now eat low GI. I eat everything in MODERATION. I quiver at the thought of going back to those dreaded pics of me...
22/03/2008, 10:10 PM
Abbey you look amazing!!! WELL DONE!!!
Kerith - you too!
I love this thread and have for about two years now
I am going to add some recent ones too!
So, in 2006 I weighed 88-89kgs. I then got down to 71, fell pregnant and had my son Liam. 5 months after his birth I am now 69kgs (thanks to a lot of hard work) and would ideally love to loose about 2kgs more and tone a little more also.
Eeeeewwwww, the before makes me shudder!!
22/03/2008, 10:31 PM
You look gorgeous,MelMac.
So do you Abbey...
Very inspiring ladies,thanks for sharing
24/03/2008, 03:47 PM
Wow... Mel_Mac, you're very inspiring.... so how did you do it??
25/03/2008, 06:30 PM
Emla - Thanks
I honestly still have moments where I look in the mirror and think "hey, do I know you". I was just so used to being unhappy with my appearance.
Anyway, to be completely honest it was all through blood, sweat and tears
I started with a 6 week period of Lite N easy just to get the eating on track. At the same time I also purchased a treadmill off Ebay and started walking for about 20 minutes a day. I kept a food and feelings diary and rewarded myself with a shiny gold star sticker on days where both food and excercise where in sync
As I became fitter I gradually increased both the speed and duration of my walks. After some time I added some running into it. I started with interval training, so 1 min jog at a certain speed, then another at a higher speed and one more with speed increased again, then back to a walk. I repeated this 4 times to start with. I was then able to do 6 intervals and now I easily can do 8. I also increased the speed each few weeks to continue pushing myself. I started at speeds of 4-6 and now run at no less than 13-15
I increased my water intake, reduced my sugar, changed my eating habbits, ate smaller meals and started weight training.
I now jog an average of 40kms a week, eat 6 small meals a day, drink lots of water and weight train 2-3 times a week. Oh, I also have a pole dancing lesson once a week
It's great for abs and arms
Once the weight started coming off I was so elated and energised it became addictive and well, just a way of life.
Wishing you all the best! YOU CAN DO IT
28/03/2008, 08:18 AM
I have lost 33 kilos since the 28th of July Last year after having my second child.
Not sure how to add the photo of my kids fitting in my old jeans with me.
01/04/2008, 09:39 AM
nat- Oh you have to share the photo o your kids fitting into your jeans
Do you have photobucket? I am not sure how to explain it hopefully someone else can/will?
01/04/2008, 12:17 PM
Finally worked out photo bucket, after a few attempts. Thanks for that. Here is my before photo on the 28/7/2008 & after on the 6/2/2008 33 kilos later.
I was even on TV the other week on Brisbane extra showing my kids in my jeans.
Here is the utube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnRH9POv6P0
02/04/2008, 09:16 AM
You ladies look so amazing! Its amazing how different faces look when some weight is lost
I am getting married in Feb next year and am hoping to have lost 20kgs by then (and keep it off)
10/04/2008, 05:47 PM
I thought it was about time to stop looking at the amazing pics in here and post some of my own. Everyone has done so well!
ok so a fat me: At around 94kgs (I was giving my DH a dirty look)
And now at 67.5kg (my shirt is a bit loose, my tummy is thinner than it seems in the pic, though I still have a small pudge
No head cause I don't have my scarf on
plus I was pulling a funky facial.
10/04/2008, 09:09 PM
totally amazing. The photo with the boys and jeans is a classic
what an amazing transformation. You look so different. Fantastic effort there. Did you use a specific program?
10/04/2008, 09:22 PM
Stef - That is utterly amazing! We have lost similar amounts of weight (and had a similar starting weight) but you look like a different person now. How good do you feel? How has your life changed to get this weight loss?
11/04/2008, 11:57 AM
Stef - you look sensational!!! Well done! So, what was your tips?
15/04/2008, 07:25 PM
Wow you ladies look amazing
Any chance of the earlier ladies in this thread reposting thier before and after.Some have expired or been deleted.
I am trying to decide what to go with WW or Tony Ferguson.
I did Tony Ferguson last year and lost 18kgs but then stupidly got back into old habits.I am to scared to weight myself
Wow, these before and after pics are amazing. You guys have done a fantastic job with your weight loss. Very impressive and inspiring.
16/04/2008, 04:02 PM
The key to maintaining weight loss is NOT solely cleansing and ridding toxins. In fact I have done neither of those things and I've kept my weight off for over a year including a pregnancy in between. I have achieved this through healthy eating (NOT dieting) and excercise!
You will find MANY women (including Kerith, Bean, Jen just to name a few) who have done the same.
16/04/2008, 04:12 PM
Whilst I have no issue with 'cleansing' diets, soup, cabbage, shakes - whatever it may be, I take issue with the insinuation it's the ONLY way (as I feel the PP has time and time again) when as we know, our weight loss efforts were so much more than that
18/04/2008, 09:45 AM
This probably isn't the forum to get into it but anyway...
I think it is the arrogance by which you do go about it and it seems that you are only a member on EB to talk about this product. From memory, there is not ONE post from you about anything other than this product you advocate. Most people in this Diet & Fitness forum contribute in other ways.
Most of the research shows that 'cleansing/detox' is of no long term benefit - water and a healthy diet of unprocessed foods work just as well. In fact, water is designed to do just that! I reckon that $6 a day could be better spent on something else.
18/04/2008, 02:01 PM
Kerith I agree with you whole heartedly.
Nat - the way you seem to keep promoting Isagenix is irritating quite frankly. It's great that it's worked for you, and well done on your weight loss, honestly. But, you keep bantering on about it as if it is the ONLY answer to long term or manageable weight loss. That quite frankly is just untrue, and unfounded.
Regardless of the quantity of weight some indivudals need to lose it's a big step to make a concious decision to change a LIFESTYLE for the better. I think you would be very hard pressed to find too many, if any, health proffesionals, personal trainers, GP's who would recommend the long term use of anything which is artificial in some way (i.e detox/cleansing diets).
Your very first post in this forum stated that weight loss was NOT about healthy eating and excercise but rather toxins and cleansing. I disagreed with you then, and I still do now. Losing weight is not the only attribute to gain in this regard. A healthy lifestyle, emotional health, higher self esteem, positive influence and role model, improved relationships, better sleeping patterns, over all sence of well being - these are all things which are found when a healthy lifestyle is adapted. A healthy lifestyle consiting of good food AND excercise. Not just a little pill or potion taken 3 x's a day.
Yet again, I am glad you have found something that works for you. I find it very hard to believe you do not sell, promote, endorse the product without benefit to you but either way it's sematics. Many of us have found an incredibly happy, healthy lifestyle without the cost of $6 per day. Personally, I'd rather have my coffee!
18/04/2008, 02:21 PM
I actually dare you to not
take the products for a period of time. Eat healthily, do your 20 mins of exercise a day, drink water and see what happens......you may be surprised. I think you may find that you keep the weight off or even lose some more weight!! And then you can go out and enjoy that $6 cup of coffee!
On second thoughts, you may actually put it all on again and more
because your body is not used to eating real food
20/04/2008, 01:24 AM
Nat people don't need to spend hundreds of $$ on a great marketing gimmick nor read your posts forever flogging the product. There are many members on these forums who have lost weight and are keeping it off without the need for these products, a healthy diet and regular exercise works, or would you have us all believe that our weight loss is in our heads since we didn't have your isagenix.
Personally I think you need to give it a rest, people are sick to death of every post from you being about it. I'm with Kerith try eating normally you might get a shock.
Anyways for those who asked me questions on the previous page:
I didn't use any programs, I just go to gym 5 times a week and eat 5-6 meals a day. As the weight has come off I've become more and more active, I also find that educating myself has helped a lot, I think without having any real understanding behind how we fuel our bodies etc I wouldn't have lost as much.
How good do you feel? How has your life changed to get this weight loss?
It's a good feeling, have way more energy, and keep shocking myself with the things I can do (like jogging! I couldn't even jog 5 metres without having to stop and being puffed). For me the biggest change was activity, I could easily sit all day doing nothing, and just eating junk and drinking soft drink (I rarely if ever drink it anymore, by choice). Also once I had started loosing weight it gave me the motivation to go back to studying. On the down side it's given me a love of clothes shopping (I already loved shopping this just made it worse
well for DH not me).
20/04/2008, 07:54 AM
22/04/2008, 12:34 PM
I have edited a couple of posts here for reasons that I am sure are obvious as I would prefer not to start a new thread as I know you guys like having these photos alltogether.
07/05/2008, 08:36 PM
Thought I would update my photos here.
113.1kgs May 2007.
73.8kgs May 2008Link to PhotoEdited by A2 to put link to second pic in as the photo was a bit big and was throwing out the thread layout.
07/05/2008, 09:20 PM
WOW! Those jeans are HOT on you, Lou! And that aqua blue really suits you too.
So glad that I have been part of your journey - you are such an inspiration! Can't wait until we finally meet
07/05/2008, 10:22 PM
Lou, you are a STICK, absolute stick my friend.
A very sexy, skinny, stick
10/05/2008, 08:36 AM
Bean, you look fantastic!! so fit and healthy! You must be carrying that smile where ever you go! well done.. I am inspired by you and your great transformation.!
13/05/2008, 05:46 PM
Way to go Bean
. You look amazing.
Will be awhile before I get to stick my pic up here.
I was thinking which one to go with,TF or WW and you know what I picked neither
I am going it alone and in 2 weeks I have lost 3.5kgs.
If I feel like something when I am home I drink a glass of water,then get on the treadmill.If that feeling is still there I get a peice of fruit.
I walk up to meet my DH from work everyday,well have been but not today because the rain is here.
Used to take me 50 mins to walk there pushing a 18kg child in the pram but have cut it back to 40 mins and throw in some bursts of jogging
Got FIL coming to visit in Nov so I want to look half as good as DH does now. He was 95kgs and now weighs in at 75kgs.
Keep up the great work everyone.
14/05/2008, 09:42 PM
Wow you girls are so inspirational!! well done...
I am currently trying to lose weight from baby number 2, it is extremely hard. I am regretting not giving myself time to lose weight between one and two!
I was on a roll a while back and lost ten kilos but now I am in a slump.
When you girls say you eat six meals a day, what type of meals are they?
16/05/2008, 06:02 PM
I might join in, atm i am doing lite and easy just becasue its easy at this stage with two kids, 3 and half year old and a 7 month old. So for now it is doing what it should, I have lost 6 kilo in 10 weeks, i do have thrioyd issue, so it makes the process so much harder. Ideally I woudl like to lose 10 more kilos ( 112 woudl be fantastic..but i think i am gettign alittle old to be that skinny lol). I have joined the gym as well so hoping this will help with my metablolism.
i gess i am coming in here for amy tips, advice to keep going ans esp when i get to my goal how to maintian it, that bit scare sme, as i dont wnat to live off lite and easy forever lol.
You are all inspiring and heres hoping i can show a before and after pic soon too!
20/05/2008, 02:48 PM
Wow Bean you look great
21/05/2008, 06:42 AM
Bean, you look awesome!!!
Yay I can finally get to post mine her!! I started Jenny Craig in mid-November and reached goal yesterday
Before:Link to Before Pic
After (excuse the quality of the pic. We couldn't get our scanner to work so we took a photo of the photo that was taken yesterday at Jenny):Link to After Photo
21/05/2008, 06:44 AM
What a huge difference, Andy72! Well done. You must be so pleased with yourself!
21/05/2008, 03:27 PM
Such an inspiring thread everyone! Keep those photos coming! Have all the current maintainers posted their before and afters????
You are all an inspiration for those of us still on the journey! I know I for one am anxious to be able to add my photos to this thread one day.
22/05/2008, 12:31 PM
I've decided to be brave and post my before and after photos in here.
I am not keen to have my face on the www so I have cropped it from both pics. I am just a bit paranoid about that part.
Here you go.
Before at 96 kilos:
Now at 60 kilos (for over 6 years now):
Changed the pics to one more recent.
Edited to change to "over 6 years" now
22/05/2008, 12:55 PM
Flick, you look fantastic!
22/05/2008, 12:55 PM
Holy, schmoly! That is amazing. I am sure it would be even more so if we could see your face
but I understand.
22/05/2008, 07:34 PM
Flick - far out! Look at you, you skinny, fit looking thing!! Fantastic work!
22/05/2008, 07:59 PM
Wow! You look amazing.
22/05/2008, 08:03 PM
Thanks guys, but the first pic I put up was when I was "skinny"
The ones there now are a more recent when I had put on a bit more muscle.
I still weigh the same now but I have changed my muscle to fat ratio from 26% fat to 18% fat
23/05/2008, 06:42 AM
Flick, would love to see your muscly pics!
That's what I'm working on now. Changing the ratio of fat to muscle.
Woo hoo Flick
- I nearly fainted
seeing your body not only because you look so friggen awesome woman
but also because I finally
get to see you in the flesh lol!
I'm just imagining Sandra Bullock's head on that body - I don't think Sandra has such a nice figure even lol!
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