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joasia



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:27 pm    Post subject: before and during Reply with quote

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joasia



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried to post pictures but it didn't work. anybody know how to post pictures from an iphone?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok sounds good
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, here goes!

First, the befores:



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now the durings:




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

Please tell us the story behind these pictures!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you reinhard for posting them for me
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Start weight 268.8 pounds
current weight 177.6
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing your encouraging story and pictures!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations, Joasia! What an accomplishment! You look lovely and have a beautiful smile. So happy for you Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:11 pm    Post subject: Before and During Reply with quote

Wow! That's amazing! You look great! Congratulations! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

I am so so so proud of you. You are my favorite Eoyore on the planet. Wink And I say that with all the love that a fellow NoSer can have for a forum buddy.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very inspirational! You look amazing! Thank you for sharing. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joasia.

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

Thanx.
Good luck to us all.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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joasia



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

start weight 268.8
current weight 187.1

working on getting back down to the 170s
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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