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*Pictures* 90 Pounds Lost. NINETY! I hardly recognize myself.

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I write a Christmas letter thingy for my family every year. I've been doing it for 5+ years and I always start out by going through all of the digital pictures from January through "now". This helps me to remember big events -- and I put some pictures in the letter too.

I haven't had any reason to look at pictures from early this year before now -- and I was shocked.

How on earth did I let myself walk around looking like that for the past 10+ years of my adult life??

The catalyst for weight loss this time was honestly my health. I wasn't trying to look better. I wasn't trying to wear cuter clothes or attract a guy. I think that is why it is actually working for me as opposed to past efforts. I know that HCG is great -- but without the proper motivation -- even the best diet ever will not work.

That being said -- I hardly recognize myself now. Sure -- I see myself in the mirror everyday -- and as far as I could tell... I wasn't really changing that much. The differences have been gradual. But when I saw a picture from my sister's civil marriage ceremony in March vs a picture from her big religious ceremony this October... Oh. My. Goodness.

I have posted Before & After pictures on here before... in my profile... on a thread, etc... but they have always been Before/Afters of my body. I am now seeing the difference in my face and I hardly recognize myself.

But as they say, "The proof of the pudding is in the eating..." So here is the evidence:

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I hope that shows up. The "after" is a webcam capture -- so not the best of quality pictures -- but I think it's pretty clear that I now have a proper jaw-line -- and my eyes aren't swallowed up by my cheeks anymore, and several other improvements.

I have achieved my goal of being healthier. I am able to run up and down the stairs in my house without losing my breath. I don't get tired out from walking my dog. My knees don't ache anymore. Etc. Etc. Etc. And for all of this, I am thrilled.

But I don't mind the changes to how I look either. Not one little bit.

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  1. HealthierMel's Avatar
    Congratulations. . . . . I see clavicles!! You look great!!. It is the litle things like not huffing after going up the stairs, not making that huff before getting out of your seat that makes it all worth it.
  2. cynm's Avatar
    Wow! u look great!! congrats on a job well done!!!!! i can hardly wait til the day my back and knees are not killing me anymore!
  3. misshottie101's Avatar
    Wow you really look incredible. You look so different, it's amazing how the body transforms when the weight drops off. Congrats on your weight loss.
  4. redefiningme's Avatar
    Impressive!!! Congratulations!!!
  5. Perseverance's Avatar
    Wow, you look great! What a difference. You should be very proud of yourself. It is amazing to see the difference. You are truly an inspiration. thanks for sharing.
  6. JCollins's Avatar
    Like everybody else... WOW! You look amazing!
  7. HealthierHappierMe's Avatar
    You better go girl!!!! looking amazing but more important than that you are feeling amazing...I love this diet
  8. Newjulie's Avatar
    I am so very happy for you. Posting your results is motivating to a lot of us just starting out. And you may be providing the extra push for someone sitting on the fence about making a start.
    Since you have done so well, cld you please provide some detail about how you approached the program? Did you follow protocol? Did you cycle? Do you have cocoa crack in the fridge? Would love to hear more!
    WELL DONE!
  9. MeOnHCG's Avatar
    yay for you! It's been months since I finished Round2 and we were in touch....You look great! You look young, and vital and happy! I agree with you that it's about a healthy goal/motivation. That's what has truly changed for me.