Awww....Devra that is so nice and so true! I feel like I have known all of you and can talk to you like I do my girlfriends here at home and it makes it so nice!
We love you too!!
i feel tha same way... i always tellin my hubby i so proud of yall and i know he dont get it cuz its like... honey its just the internet u dont know these ppl.. but i feel as if we have known each other for a while... yall all share such personal stories and we put our selves out there and are soooooo vuneralbe to one another its hard not to care for each other
on another note lovingmy you are doing great... really proud of you for everything ive been there w/ a stressful abusive relationship before and i know its tryin but for you to keep on keepin on while he tries to control u and hold you back.. you are sooooo strong and should b sooo proud of yourself
www.youtube.com/lailbanana (my weight loss process)
3/1 Starting Weight 253
3/22 Drs visit = 246.8
3/23 Started Adipex-p
12/5 181 ONDERLAND YAY!!!
** down 72 lbs**
Smile it increases your face value
1st pix- march 08
2nd pix- thanksgiving 08
That was the sweetewst post. I feel the same way, everyone here is so sweet, kind supportive, funny! I wish you all lived near so i could buy you all a round of drinks! Im still up for meeting in Vegas!
Devra, you are beautiful, fun, encouraging and kind!
I wish you continued success with your goals...and that includes getting rid of freakin Hiltler!
Your gorgeous! Dont let anyone tell you otherwise!
aw....girl I'm glad you've found acceptance and love here!!!
Working to be the HOT MOMMA I really am!
OW: 185 (on my own)
Stated Phen 5/29
CW: 178 (with Phen) 6/3
6/11 173 (TOM)
6/17 170 (20 lbs gone!!!)
6/24 170 (no exercise or poop)
Yep - we love you too !! Pack up the boys and bring them to the beach ! ( I'm about 10 minutes from GS )
Awwww!!! Big hugs to you!!!! You're such an awesome person. I am glad I've got to know you along with everyone else on here. This is a great place.
GIVING YOU A BIIIIG HUG!! I feel the same way, its so nice to have people who know wat I am going through
Awwwww ...I want IN to the sisterhood!!
This thread brought tears to my eyes
(for Veronica...V is just easier cause I normally get called Vanessa or Victoria or Valerie...everything other than Veronica....Sooo...just V works fine)
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Started phen 06/19/08 @ 289lbs
mini-goal: 238 by 10/08/08
ultimate goal: 170lbs
Yes hon, your G cups really do runneth over...LOL..
But seriously this was a great post..you are evolving ...I am so proud of you! and we love you right back..
I did it!! Reached goal and have been here for quite a while thanks to low carb eating and working out like crazy! Phen didn't work for me, but that isn't to say that there aren't other ways. God bless all of you!
[Obsession is the greatest form of flattery.........
Devra you're so damn sweet! You're a great woman and if hitler can't realize that....get rid of his dumba ss!! I feel the same way you do about the forum. I come here for comfort, help, a confidence boost...and everything else. I can tell you guys anything at all and not be looked down upon! Every person needs something like that!
Love you all!!!
I am right there with you girl. I love this place and all of you. I have made it this far on my journey because everyone has helped keep me on the right track. Just know that all the hard work that got you to where you are today was all done by you. You have done such a great job and you are an inspiration to us all. You are an amazing beautifull person on the inside and out.
Vacation last year
SW- 193 ibs 4/28/08
CW- 184 ibs 5/05/08
CW- 181 ibs 5/12/08
CW- 177 ibs 5/19/08
CW- 173 ibs 6/02/08
CW- 169 ibs 6/10/08
CW- 168 ibs 6/24/08 (VACATION)
CW- 158 ibs 8/11/08
CW- 158 ibs 9/16/09 (STARTING AGAIN)
I think this is one of the sweetest posts. When you post about Hitler, I sometimes wonder if our responses make you feel better. Even if you received a tiny pick me up, that would have been great, but looks like you received so much more, & for that I am so happy to hear.
SW - 178 (2-20-08)
Lost 16.4 lbs in 6 weeks on phen
Lost additonal 9.6 after phen from 4-9-08 to 6-20-08
Below goal & size 8 in most things 6-20-08
DESPERATELY TRYING TO MAINTAIN!
LIFE AFTER PHEN CHALLENGE
OMG---you are soooo amazing! You are beatiful, sweet and one h.ell of a fun conversation. Losing weight and gaining a self esteem can do wonders for a person's life and how they percieve it. You are doing such a wonderful job and from now on life will only get better because you (and so many of us) have grabbed on to life taken cotrol of it. Congratulations on what you have accomplished so far and what you will accomplish. You are single handedly re-molding your life, body, and attitude and each change you make you are and will become happier and happier....WE LOVE YOU
Man....now we really do have to have a meet up lol...cause I just want to give you one big 'ol hug (seriously)---we should plan it for a year from now or something (so we can have time to save up)--write me if you think it's a good idea.
"WE ARE FAMILY!, GOT ALL MY SISTERS AND ME!":heartpump::heartpump::heartpump:
SO GLAD YOU ARE FEELING BETTER ABOUT YOURSELF THESE DAYS!
YOU LOOK WONDERFUL ! BEAUTIFUL IN AND OUT!
aw that is so sweet, watch out world here come s the new lovemyboys..... a woman with high self esteem.... shoot no one will underestimate you again... Im very happy for u.
:heart: :heart: :heart: is all i can say
2/10/08 - 3/08/08** -19 (Month 1 on Phen)
3/15/08 - 4/05/08** -31 (Month 2 on Phen)
4/12/08 - 5/03/08** -35 (Month 3 on Phen)
5/10/08 - 5/31/08** -45 (Month 4 on Phen)
6/07/08 - 6/28/08** -49 (Month 5 NO Phen)
7/12/08- 7/26/08 ** -58 (Month 6 on Phen)
month 5 results
1st mini goal=215 met
2nd mini goal=200 met
3rd mini goal=185 met
4th mini goal= 170
XOXOXOXOXOXOX ---- right back at you, Lovemyboys! You really are a great person, and I'm so happy to know you, along with so many here on this board!
SW -- 206 --10/8/07 (weight loss center)
CW-- 182 --03/29/09 (back to taking Phen @ weight loss center)
183.4-- 09/16/09 (off Phen for now- no prescription until Dec)
Love my boys, that was so nice! I think we all feel this way here. My journey has been made so much easier b/c of you guys... I'm always so excited to post my progress b/c I know that you guys will always be there cheering me on. I hope I have been there for you all the way you have been there for me...
Don't EVER give up! We can and will do this!
We're all in this together... you're stuck with me whether you like it or not...
SW: 290lbs 3/31/08
4/1/08: 290lbs (Started Phen)
4/4/08: 280lbs (-10lbs!)
4/15/08: 275lbs (-15lbs )
4/22/08: 274lbs (-16lbs)
4/29/08: 271lbs (-19lbs)
5/6/08: 268lbs (-22lbs) Hooray! First mini goal passed!!!
5/13/08: 267lbs (-23lbs) Off phen and poor food choices...
5/20/08: 264lbs (-26lbs) Woohoo!
6/3/08: 260lbs (-30lbs) WOOTWOOT!!!
6/10/08: 256lbs (-34lbs) YAY!
6/24/08: 251lbs (-39lbs)
7/8/08: 249 (-41lbs)
8/12/08: 244 (-46lbs)
You are so sweet! I completely understand where you're coming from... this forum is an awesome place and I already feel such a part of everything and everyone here too.
Re-started Phen 7/16/11
(after gaining nearly all back in the last several months of stress - had kept it off for over two years)
SW: 229.4 lbs at 5'11"
221.1 on 7/23/11 @ one week!!
I'M IN ONEDERLAND!!!
Started Phen 5/24/08
SW: 231 lbs at 5'11"
214 lbs on 6/23/08 @ one month follow up Dr. visit
204 lbs on 7/29/08 @ two month follow up Dr. visit
197 lbs on 08/15/2008
190 lbs at end of 3 month Dr. approved diet
TOTAL LOSS: 41 lbs.
You are so sweet,you really are hon. You are gorgeous,you are such a wonderful person,friend,mother and wife! You look great and you should feel it too!!! I am so glad you are feeling better about yourself because you have so much to be proud of yourself for!!!! You are a very special person and I thank you for sharing your life, advice and support with us! Thank you for being here and making a big difference in our lives too hon . We love you girl!!!!
It is crazy how we can feel so close to people we have never met before. It amazes me too. I belong to a couple of Mom groups-we have been together since Feb of 2002-when we got pregnant.So we have been friends for over 6 years,it's awesome! We feel like one big family.We share in each others good times and bad. We are there to cheer each other on and celebrate with each other-we are there to advise,comfort and to encourage each other through rough and bad times,the bonds and friendships are very powerful.
A couple of us girls from my mom's group are getting together August 9.I have met one of the girls a couple years ago.I am meeting 2 other girls that day. It is a couple hours from my house. I am looking forward to it. They are like sisters to me. It will be neat to meet them face to face.