Monday, August 20, 2007

Time to Share

~~Updated~~

So many of you kind folks have commented and asked 'How'd you do it' that I thought I'd tell the plan that has worked for me. Of course we all know that my plan won't work for everyone; you have to find your own that works for you. But if any little tip can help someone else, then that's what sharing is all about; right?

Here's a link to a note in April when things were getting started, and another in June. Since then, I've really just been keeping on. The typical day is breakfast - still cereal and skim milk, some coffee and Diet Mt. Dew along, then dinner. No, I don't eat lunch. I sit on my behind all day in front of this computer, as I told DS the other day, it's a waste of calories to eat lunch when I'm not working in the fields or doing ANY physical activities. I know many people can't do that with blood sugar issues and such, but it works for me. Back to dinner - usually chicken or fish with some veggies. A piece of fruit or pretzels after dinner is a sometimes snack, but do try not to eat after dinner.












It has almost been a year since I seriously decided I HAD to lose some weight. I think it was October of 2006 when I realized it was possible, and that it was most certainly time to do something! As I've stated before, you name a diet, fad or otherwise, and I've probably tried it. So, as I near my goal of losing 50 pounds (about four to go - and they may be the slowest), I decided it's time to show you the changes. This first picture was taken in April 2006, I think.

This was this morning, August 20, 2007. I'm not skinny, by any means, but don't intend to be.

Many of you have commented on the ticker across the title of my blog, and I thank you for the support. I also thank the Stash for Pounds yahoo group members, and especially Susan for their continued support - and for contributing to the Stash box I won for losing the most in the first six months!

It's been a long road, and I'm not quitting, just thought it was time to let you know how it's going!

18 comments:

Susan said...

Wow, that's dramatic! You look so good! I'm glad to have had any small part in encouraging you to keep going.

NormaH said...

Congratulations Charlene. The photos are an excellent visual for encouragement. There is hope for me yet.

Jane said...

Way to go Charlene!! Bet you're going around singing that song " I feel good, like I knew that I could"....stfnrmi

Jane said...

Sorry, the word verification code came in my post.. It is not an abbreviation for anything LOL

Sequana said...

You look great now! And I know how proud you must feel. Since I found your blog, I've been watching the top ticker. I've been at it since April and have lost 35 pounds; you've been an inspiration along the way. So, thx.

Angie said...

Congratulations, you look WONDERFUL!!! I am soooo happy for you...I'm in a battle with my weight right now due to thyroid issues, but I'm working on it. Thanks for sharing the dramatic change! :>

Gerry said...

Oh Charlene, you make my eyes puddle up. I'm so happy for you. I admire your WON'T power. And I envy your stash goodies. LOL!

Now, the question WE ALL HAVE...how did you do it?

LouAnne said...

You look GREAT! I constantly struggle with my weight and every ounce seems to show on my very short frame. I would love it if you would share what worked for you or some tips or SOMEthing. I seem to be fighting a losing battle and turning into my Mum whilst I fail at losing pounds. I lose a pound and then gain it back with another one as it's buddy.

Pat Winter said...

You are such a beauty,and what an accomplishment.Way to go! I like your current hair color best,you look maaavelous Daaaalink!!

Debbie R. said...

Wow! You look great! Keep up the good work! That is some real progress! You must feel like a new woman!

Maddie Can Fly said...

Congrats Charlene! You wanted to do it and you did. You should feel very proud of yourself.

Louisiana Momma said...

you look beautiful! you inspired me to add a weightloss ticker to my blog.. unfortunately after 15 lbs and a vacation I fell off the wagon.. guess I gotta jump back on! You are in inspiration to us all.

Ati. Norway. said...

Charlene congratulations again, you look wonderful!!
You should be very proud on yourself !!
I know how difficult it can be to loose weight, I have been there also many times ;)

crazyQstitcher said...

You look great Charlene. Well done to have stayed the course and lost so much. It was well worth it.
I could use some of your will power.

pineapple_ing said...

WOW Charlene!,
Congratulations! Not only do you look *Great!*, but health-wise you must *feel* great too. Oh, and also congratulations on winning the 'Big Stash'. Wasn't that an added bonus!!!?

Gerry said...

Thanks for letting us in on your 'secrets' and stick-to-it-ness. You look WONDERFUL!!!!!!

sammy said...

that is so awesome! I am hoping to be accepted into this group of cQers and losing weight! You have inspired me so...

Allison Ann Aller said...

You really do look dazzling, from the inside out.
Way to go!!!!!