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Half the (wo)man I used to be [Nov. 1st, 2007|04:52 pm]
Lanette
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I just realized that today, for the first time ever, I've lost exactly half of my weight from the highest. Check out how I couldn't even put my arms down at my highest weight. I was so uncomfortable there. I also realized that this summer is the most comfortable I've ever been in my whole life in warmer weather.



Yesterday-Note, it was Halloween, I'm not always a Pirate Tramp


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[User Picture]From: the_tatyana
2007-11-02 04:20 am (UTC)
pretty awesome accomplishment!!!!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-11-02 05:15 am (UTC)
Thanks! Seriously, I never could have imagined.
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[User Picture]From: specsafety
2007-11-02 12:52 pm (UTC)

Totally amazing...

I used to wear black all the time in my fat days...thought I could hide the fact that I was 405 lbs. You are amazing!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-11-02 02:21 pm (UTC)

Re: Totally amazing...

I still like my black, being a little bit goth around the edges, but I also wear all sorts of colors these days. At my biggest I had no idea how bad the problem had become. I felt so distant from my body and so helpless, like it just "happened" to me and I wasn't doing it. It is strange how easy it is to justify insane behavior, like how I would take Chicken in a Biscuit crackers and just DROWN them in easy cheese and eat them in huge doses like it was a normal snack, then go back for two bowls of sugared cereal and anything else super carby that I thought tasted good. That kind of thing had just become so normal for me that it didn't even shock me.
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[User Picture]From: specsafety
2007-11-02 06:18 pm (UTC)

Re: Totally amazing...

I thought you might have a little goth in you! There is a great club in Hollywood that I go to occastionally when I want to really get crazy, its called Miss Kitty's---I bet you and your beau would love it!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-11-02 06:34 pm (UTC)

Re: Totally amazing...

Craig is so very non-goth. It's funny. He loves classic rock, classic cars, and dressing up for him means slacks and stuff. For me, dressing up is in a corset and heels. It's amazing the two of us get along so well since on the surface we are so different.
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[User Picture]From: specsafety
2007-11-02 06:45 pm (UTC)

Re: Totally amazing...

I was told there is a lid for every pot....sounds like you have found your soul-mate...which is totally awesome. On another note, I have a question I want to ask you, but not in this forum...could I email you directly? Its regarding weight loss, desirability and self esteem issues. I am at specsafety at yahoo dot com
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-11-02 07:13 pm (UTC)

Re: Totally amazing...

Sure! we are leaving for the weekend right now, but I'll email once I get back into town. lanettecream@hotmail.com
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[User Picture]From: pollyhyper
2007-11-02 03:00 pm (UTC)
Very impressive! I wish I'd "known" you then to follow the progress. You should be really proud of your accomplishments!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-11-02 03:05 pm (UTC)
I was at my very highest weight when I started this journal. I think that was 2001. Then was the first major effort, medically managed weight loss. I've been at least 50lbs under that high weight ever since. Then in 06 I had weight loss surgery, and I've lost a little more than 100lbs since then. This is the first time I've ever had a normal BMI, or even a non "obese" BMI since I was 13 years old. It's never over though, so now comes the hard part of trying to stay at a stable weight year after year, and doing the very boring stuff that makes it possible. :)
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[User Picture]From: pollyhyper
2007-11-02 03:07 pm (UTC)
Well you are an inspiration. And you're right, it's every day for the rest of your life. It's all about adapting a new way of eating and way of living, but I'm sure you feel so amazing that just looking in the mirror or moving around so gracefully is a constant reminder that it's worth the work.
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[User Picture]From: saymorre
2007-11-07 12:15 am (UTC)

WOWZA

That is soooooo amazing! Keep up the great work!
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[User Picture]From: plasticjsus
2007-11-23 04:24 am (UTC)
Wow, that does NOT even look like you (2nd pic). Amazing! Amazing you've lost so much!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-11-23 05:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks. It's really great to have a normal body weight.
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