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(New!) Read (or post) about people who have stuck with No-S for 10 or more months, lost 10 or more pounds, or 10 or more percent for their starting weight. Periodic updates strongly encouraged -- you can think of it as "Yearly Check In."

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Post by joasia » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:27 pm

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Post by joasia » Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:10 pm

I tried to post pictures but it didn't work. anybody know how to post pictures from an iphone?
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Post by reinhard » Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:38 pm

joasia,

Do you want to just email me the pictures? I'm happy to post them.

reinhard.engels@gmail.com

Another option is to use a photo sharing site like flickr or something and post the links here (the img button in the message editor will display them inline if you provide an image url).

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Post by joasia » Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:12 pm

ok sounds good
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Post by reinhard » Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:40 pm

OK, here goes!

First, the befores:
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Post by reinhard » Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:51 pm

Now the durings:

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Very impressive Joasia! Happy we were able to figure this out together.

Please tell us the story behind these pictures!

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Post by joasia » Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:16 pm

thank you reinhard for posting them for me
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Post by joasia » Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:25 pm

Start weight 268.8 pounds
current weight 177.6
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Post by reinhard » Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:48 pm

Wow, those are some impressive numbers to go with those pictures! (-91.2 pounds!)

And I see you've been on the board for 9 years now -- so also a champion by my very favorite metric!

Many congratulations and thank you for sharing your accomplishment with us here!

I hope others spend some time checking out your check-in thread for a finer grained view on just how you've been able to pull this off.

https://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=1607

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Post by joasia » Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:36 pm

thank you Reinhard. And for all of those of you who think you can't do it. You can. It took me 9 years and 500,000 failures. or even more. and I'm still not at goal weight. but one of the most important keys is to never give up. to get back up after a failed week month months etc. there were times when no one believed in me, not even my own family and friends. when I was the only one cheering myself on. you have to be your own cheerleader. no one else will do it for you.
The destiny of nations depends on the manner in which they feed themselves. Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

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Post by vmsurbat » Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:52 pm

Thanks for sharing your encouraging story and pictures!
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Post by osoniye » Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:32 am

Wow, you look great, joasia. I'm so glad for you!
Thanks so much for taking the trouble to get the pictures up.
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Post by Queenie » Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:47 pm

Thank you for the photos! You look terrific -- happy with yourself.

I clicked Reinhard's link and skimmed through your daily-ish thread. I was not prepared for how tough your journey has been (still is?).

Hat's off to you for consistently getting back on track, again and again and again -- and bravo for the results of continuing to get back on track.

I mentioned in your daily thread, what an aha-moment it was to read your post after your were a while into this (a couple of years?) that you realized you had lost 40 or 45 lbs, even though day-by-day it didn't feel like you were making progress.

Week in and week out of taking "two steps forward and one step back" IS solid progress.

Respect to you, Joasia.

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Post by Merry » Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:45 am

Congratulations, Joasia! What an accomplishment! You look lovely and have a beautiful smile. So happy for you :-)
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Post by losingforgood » Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:11 pm

Wow! That's amazing! You look great! Congratulations! :)
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Post by automatedeating » Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:31 am

joasia!!!!!!!! you finally posted your testimonial!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so so so proud of you. You are my favorite Eoyore on the planet. ;) And I say that with all the love that a fellow NoSer can have for a forum buddy.
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Post by MaggieMae » Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:52 am

Very inspirational! You look amazing! Thank you for sharing. :)

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Post by jackn » Thu May 05, 2016 6:46 pm

Joasia.

A beautiful woman, and the picture of health.
What a sight and how encouraging.

Thanx.
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Post by HotIce » Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:05 am

Joasia,

You are one of my heroes! Thank you so much for posting your success story. It is an inspiration to me and I'm sure to many others. Going back and reading your testimonial and your daily experiences has helped me to keep going. No matter what.

So far I have lost 30 lbs. since February of this year.

Thank you again.

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Post by reinhard » Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:27 pm

HotIce,

I hope you realize that your 30 pounds loss is "testimonial worthy" as well!

We'd love to see a tread here about your experience so far.

(No pressure of course!)

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Post by HotIce » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:21 am

Reinhard,

Thank you for your comments. I will think about posting a thread about my experiences up to this point and beyond. Perhaps it was inappropriate for me to post my own information like I did on Joasia's thread and for that I apologize.

I loved what Joasia said:
"And for all of those of you who think you can't do it. You can. It took me 9 years and 500,000 failures. or even more. and I'm still not at goal weight. but one of the most important keys is to never give up. to get back up after a failed week month months etc. there were times when no one believed in me, not even my own family and friends. when I was the only one cheering myself on. you have to be your own cheerleader. no one else will do it for you."

To me that is inspiring.

Thank you again Joasia.

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Post by reinhard » Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:55 pm

Not at all inappropriate!

I just think you should shout it from the rooftops! (not just here -- though here is certainly fine too).

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Post by joasia » Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:39 pm

Thank you HotIce

I have been struggling lately and have gained back some weight. But today is a new day and a chance for yet another fresh start to get back on track. thank you for your comments, everyone on this board keeps me going
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Post by reinhard » Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:34 pm

Thanks for stopping by, Joasia!

Sorry to hear you ran into difficulties, but we appreciate the honest update, and wish you best of luck getting back on track.

Please stop by again and let us know how it's going.

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Post by joasia » Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:24 pm

start weight 268.8
current weight 187.1

working on getting back down to the 170s
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Post by reinhard » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:50 am

Still pretty darn impressive! Thanks for the update and best of luck during this dietarily challenging time of year!

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Post by Tombo » Thu May 03, 2018 6:53 am

Amazing progress, well done hunny!

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