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60 pounds lost and counting

Postby Chris_W » Dec 11, 2009 3:05 pm

After another summer continuing to work on my weight loss I can now say that I've lost that extra 15 pounds I was hoping to shed. Was at the store and for fun thought I would try on some clothes - I can now fit into a 34" waist. I had already bought a new belt and new 36" waist pants in September, thinking I had probably reached my limit.

Another part of my success was switching to a low salt diet. I'm not sure if I mentioned that before. It makes you constantly read food labels and really watch what you use in cooking. The low salt diet was originally an attempt to combat Meniere's as medication hadn't been working for the past few years, and the weight loss was a nice surprise, really.

So I've reached my goal of losing 60 pounds, but now I hope to loss 15 to 20 more - maybe by the end of 2010 :D
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Re: 60 pounds lost and counting

Postby petal*pusher » Dec 11, 2009 5:58 pm

Wow Chris! That is fantastic......encouraging to me too! 60 pounds!! Good for you................ya make me realize it CAN be done! Pam :wink:
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Re: 60 pounds lost and counting

Postby govgirl75 » Dec 11, 2009 6:36 pm

Congratulations, Chris. You are an inspiration for those of us who struggle with the weight thing. And it is nice that you are doing it by being careful with both the quantity and quality of what you eat. Keep up the good work and good luck with the 2010 goal.
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Re: 60 pounds lost and counting

Postby LucyGoose » Dec 12, 2009 9:04 am

Congrats!!!!! :beer: :beer:

Isn't reading lables fun? :lol: Watch out for high fructose corn syrup, too... :evil: ....

I am still getting my body organized.....yea, that's it......organized on being gluten free......maybe in a year, I can get rid of the 25 pounds extra I have...... :wink:

Here's to fruit, veggies and no processed foods!! :beer: :beer:

Your cute as ever now, I bet Chris!! I am so happy for you!!! Hugs to you and that Brian!! :snow: :snow:
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Re: 60 pounds lost and counting

Postby pauhaus » Dec 12, 2009 9:52 am

Congratulations Chris :beer: That is really a very impressive accomplishment. And thanks for the tip on the salt thing, I should do a better job reading labels too now that I'm on BP medication. You've inspired me to do better.
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Re: 60 pounds lost and counting

Postby kHT » Dec 12, 2009 10:12 am

Chris let me also add my Congratulations, to the new you! Isn't it great to shed a few pounds and
kick some serious problems good bye! Feeling better is a great goal. I'm with everyone that reads
those labels and it's a good habit to get into when one has health issue. Again congrats! Keeping those
lbs coming off and staying off is so much fun, especially as one ages! No salt, :beer: , smoking, corn syrup,
soda, eggs and chocolate here!! Limit coffee intake to 3 cups too! :lol: Getting old isn't for sissys!! :wink:
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Re: 60 pounds lost and counting

Postby putnamgardens » Dec 19, 2009 9:19 am

Morning: WOW! Congrats. Funny how a condition makes us change our eating habits. My mom used to get Meniere's and run to the Dr. for a B12 shot. What an icky feeling to get dizzy. I hope you are few and far between symptoms. You're going to have to buy ALL new clothes. It's allot of money. I found for my cheap self that shopping thrift stores was the way to update my wardrobe cheaper. It kills me to pay full price. I hope our paths cross soon. Later, Love, Lisa
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Re: 60 pounds lost and counting

Postby Spider » Dec 19, 2009 8:54 pm

Congratulations Chris! We haven't seen you in a while, please check in. (I know youre busey though) Hopefully the big storm didn't hit you too hard.
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Re: 60 pounds lost and counting

Postby Chris_W » Dec 21, 2009 10:02 am

Thanks everyone :)

The funny thing is, I think I held on to all my old clothes up until about 4 years ago. I know we were living here so I had moved a lot of it with me, but I finally gave up and took most of them to good will. Now I'm going back to good will to buy new (to me) things. I'm also able to wear Brian's things, which he is not happy about, though he has donated some things to the cause :lol:
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Re: 60 pounds lost and counting

Postby barbstrayer » Jan 05, 2010 7:25 pm

Chris,
Congrats on your weight loss!! Wayne and I just got rid of all of our holiday "goodies", so we can return to our pre-holiday eating habits.

Think spring!!

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