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Post one of your most recent or most exciting succeses. Whether it's 1.5 lbs lost last week, your longest run, your new size, your new confidence, being able to fit into your favorite jeans, discovering a new recipe, etc. Any achievement you have at all! I think it's fun to read people's most recent successes and it really motivates me to keep going!

 

In a most recent success, I've finally lost my first 5 pounds. Woohoo!

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My most recent "success" was at my nephew's graduation party several weeks ago.  A friend of the family that I hadn't seen in two years walked right past me and when my sister pointed me out did a double take.  Oh, and last month when I was cleaning out my closet I tried on the dress I wore at my college graduation and IT FIT!!!

Went to a cook-out this past week-end and saw many friends that haven't seen me since I've lost 50 pounds, cut my hair and high-lighted it.

My husband was asked where I was and when he pointed me out, his friend couldn't believe it was me.  This ws the ah-ha moment I had dreamed about where someone would not recognize me.   YEAH!!!!!!  

I am training for a marathon and I ran 14 miles on Saturday at a 10.5 minute mile pace... and felt great afterward! It was a great feeling to finish the run and actually feel better than when I started!

I have a couple of small ones, nothing big but successes all the same...

I've lost almost 10 whole pounds which is huge for me because it takes me forever to drop anything.  The fact that I've somehow managed 10 is exciting!

Hubby and kids were dying for a snack yesterday.  I went to McDonald's and got the kids a caramel sundae and hubby an apple pie.  I got nothing at all for myself.  However, when I got home there were 2 apple pies in the bag.  Was it destiny?  Nope, hubby ate both! :)

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I am a 5'5" woman age 56. Six weeks ago at 163 pounds I ran the first 5K race of the season at a disappointing 11:08 pace. That day I found Calorie Count, acknowledged that I was overweight (not big-boned!) and vowed to change that.

Yesterday, having lost 13 pounds in the intervening six weeks using Calorie Count religiously, I ran a Sprint Triathlon (swim 1/4 mile, bike 13 miles, run 3 miles). I had a fantastic race and set a PR on the run clocking a 10:29 pace. This AFTER the strenuous, all-out swimming and biking legs.

I finished 1st in my Age Division. (Admittedly there are not many of us women aged 55-59 doing these things!) But I am still ecstatic.

I also buckle my newest belt - which I had to purchase at 163 pounds - down from the 3rd to the 5th hole and today need to punch a new hole.

Am wearing "retired" clothing that I had despaired I would ever again fit into.

Picked up my freshman daughter from college last week, who had not seen the new me, and the first thing out of her mouth  was "MOM, you look FANTASTIC! I can see all your training and calorie counting has been paying off!"

My husband (and biggest fan) is wonderfully supportive, complimentary and now ready to start calorie counting himself. 

When I lose one more pound I will be officially no longer "Overweight." 

Six weeks from now I am signed up for another Triathlon where I hope, with the help of Calorie Count, to compete weighing another 10 pounds less and, I hope, breaking my personal goal of running a sub-10 minute pace after the swim and bike legs. We shall see.

The best part for me beyond feeling better, looking better, and running faster has been my renewed sense of mastery and control. No longer passively accepting that "it must be menopause or genetics," I feel in charge again not only of my weight but of my life. This website has given me the tools and support I needed to make this paradigm shift. And I am grateful. 

 

 

I just joined CalorieCount a week ago; I have been trying very hard to log all my calories and activities ever since. So far, I've lost between 1.5-2 lbs. That in itself is wonderful news! I've been struggling to get below 240 for so long, ever since I broke my R leg last year & had to spend months just sitting around.

I am 5'6" and fairly big-boned. But when I got married (32 years ago) I was only 138 lbs., gaining with each pregnancy until my last (age 20 now), after having eight children.

But even more encouraging than the slight weight loss *so far* is the fact that I have been on the treadmill nearly every day since first joining & have already increased my speed from 1.6mph to 1.8, hoping to be @ 2.0mph by the end of this week. (I've been going "interactive" with the arms but slowly so far, as my asthma makes me more breathless than most.) However, I've noticed that the past two days I am hardly winded at all by the end of my "walk"!!

We'll see how well I do in the weeks to come, but I am feeling very encouraged so far... :)...

Whitewave,

I am 52 and have also been married for 32 years. I started off at 105 lbs and got up to 218 and am now down to 168.  My goal is to reach 140. 

Please do not get discouraged! Look for exercise in everything you do from lifting a detergent box while in the laundry room to using hand weights while watching tv.

Do squats while waiting for the oven to pre-heat or torso twists during commercials. Keep busy everyday and you will soon be a leaner and healthier you!

Good luck.

 

I'm down 10 lbs. With about 8 or so to go.

I've finally been motivating myself to run in the mornings with my boyfriend and our dog. He is very active and runs her everyday so now I'm getting up 20 minutes earlier and running with them.

So excited by the motivation!

I'm in school full time and work full time and have been using that as an excuse but one day I woke up and decided, life will always be busy. No excuses!

YIPEE

I can wear heels again!  Granted I can't wear them all day but it feels amazing to not be limited to flats and wedges.  My lower back pain will soon be a memory!

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I ran an entire 5k race this weekend. It's the first time I've run more than a mile without stopping in a race setting (and that goes all the way back to high school).

I've lost 9.5 pounds and my BMI is down 1.5%... in less than 2 weeks!

i'm new to posting on here, mostly i just read other's stories for inspiration but i figured why not share the moments i'v had the past few days and maybe inspire some one on my own. i was lucky enough to have a three-fer of moments the past few days. i hit a plateau about 3 months ago that i could just NOT break through, no matter what i did. i've been running intervals at the gym, but was always afraid to try distance running. well, after reading that intervals can make your calves big (mine are big enough thank you) i decided to set the speed to 4.5 and just see how long i could go. i went for a full half hour without getting tired, or winded. i even held a conversation with the girl on the elliptical in front of me. not only that but then friday, i went into a store to try on some shorts (the ones i have do not need to be unbuttoned to pull down, and frankly they sometimes come down on their own). those shorts are a 13 which i have almost always been since high school. I grabbed some 11's just to see and they were too big. i knew i needed a 9 but didn't have the time to go grab more pairs to try on. i haven't been a 9 in almost 10 years. my last moment came saturday. i stepped on the scale and screamed (nearly giving my bf a heart attack!) the scale not only dipped below that plateau mark, it was down almost 5 pounds.

Well I haven't got anything great to say ... I have been walking every other day for 5kms and have lost 3.5 pounds in about a month ... and I finally feel fit enough to start training with weights :) ... I was just doing a casual measurement check today and I realised that I lost an inch in my waist !!! YAY !!! 

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Since I started CC three weeks ago (today) I started walking. I'm now up to 6 miles a day! And for this chunky butt........that's saying a lot! Wink

6 miles a day .... Woahh!!! thats a lot... way to go Laughing

When I started walking for exercise I huffed and puffed up one particular hill. When I switched to jogging I would still walk up that hill. One day not long ago, I decided to NOT walk, but keep jogging and I did it. It was a killer but this is such an accomplishment for me. 

One of my small victories has been twice in the past week or so I've tucked my shirt in.  We've been going casual at work and I've been wearing my casual attire, but I'm usually too embarrassed of my belly to tuck in, preferring instead to go with the tunic style.

I felt so good about myself last week when I tucked and could see my belt and didn't feel self-conscious all day!

Cool

Original Post by fayeonherway:

I can wear heels again!  Granted I can't wear them all day but it feels amazing to not be limited to flats and wedges.  My lower back pain will soon be a memory!

Faye, that is wicked cool!  That is totally one of my personal goals as well.  I haven't been able to wear heels in years without horrible foot pain (often for days afterward if I have to wear them for too long).  I just know that I'm on my way to heels again though!

In the past week I have hit the 30 lb mark and ran my first 2 miles straight!

 

It's funny how things like this can really give you a boost, making you push yourself harder.

Original Post by nroehr:

I am a 5'5" woman age 56. Six weeks ago at 163 pounds I ran the first 5K race of the season at a disappointing 11:08 pace. That day I found Calorie Count, acknowledged that I was overweight (not big-boned!) and vowed to change that.

Yesterday, having lost 13 pounds in the intervening six weeks using Calorie Count religiously, I ran a Sprint Triathlon (swim 1/4 mile, bike 13 miles, run 3 miles). I had a fantastic race and set a PR on the run clocking a 10:29 pace. This AFTER the strenuous, all-out swimming and biking legs.

I finished 1st in my Age Division. (Admittedly there are not many of us women aged 55-59 doing these things!) But I am still ecstatic.

I also buckle my newest belt - which I had to purchase at 163 pounds - down from the 3rd to the 5th hole and today need to punch a new hole.

Am wearing "retired" clothing that I had despaired I would ever again fit into.

Picked up my freshman daughter from college last week, who had not seen the new me, and the first thing out of her mouth  was "MOM, you look FANTASTIC! I can see all your training and calorie counting has been paying off!"

My husband (and biggest fan) is wonderfully supportive, complimentary and now ready to start calorie counting himself. 

When I lose one more pound I will be officially no longer "Overweight." 

Six weeks from now I am signed up for another Triathlon where I hope, with the help of Calorie Count, to compete weighing another 10 pounds less and, I hope, breaking my personal goal of running a sub-10 minute pace after the swim and bike legs. We shall see.

The best part for me beyond feeling better, looking better, and running faster has been my renewed sense of mastery and control. No longer passively accepting that "it must be menopause or genetics," I feel in charge again not only of my weight but of my life. This website has given me the tools and support I needed to make this paradigm shift. And I am grateful. 

 

 

 Wow-awesome post. Congrats!! You would whoop my butt in a race!!

wow these are inspirational stories! congrats to you all!

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