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ashbeephoto



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
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Location: SC

PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:53 pm    Post subject: 6 Month Update Reply with quote

I posted my original story here: http://everydaysystems.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=6562

I lost 60 lbs (roughly) over the course of 9 months in time for my wedding day. After receiving so many messages about people who felt encouraged with me sharing my BED (Binge Eating Disorder) story and several requests, I thought I would update.

Technically we've only been married 5 1/2 months, but now is the time to update because I just found out I'm pregnant! Very Happy

Back to the weight loss. I have managed to keep off EVERY SINGLE POUND for the past 5 1/2 months. Actually every time my weight slides up a little, I just stick strictly to no-S and it comes right back down. I don't let myself go over my high weight and things have been huncky, dorie.

I have been more relaxed with no-S since being married (and not being worried about wearing a huge white dress in front of everyone). Relaxed in that I'll eat 5 or 6 warm baked cookies instead of the strict 2 ... etc ... I don't let myself binge or go buck wild (normally) either.

I'm also a full time grad student and that adds a lot of stress. But I've managed.

I have found that everytime I think "Oh I'll try this new thing or that new thing" I end up gaining weight and coming back to No-S.

The #1 thing I can say about no-s is that it has helped me overcome the emotional beating of having an eating disorder. I still binge occasionally (really very occasionally) but it's the guilt and self-hate that I no longer have that is awesome. Oh, and maintaing the weight is not too bad either. Wink

Pregnancy weight I am going to play by ear (and doctor, and logic). Now is a time for me to begin healthyfully gaining weight. Those are two words I would have never put together before. Smile

Without no-s I know I would be so worried about weight and other stupidity when I am so blessed to be having a baby and should be thinking about the babies health and well-being.

If you want to check out my blog (which I talk about food occasionally, but it's more personal) check it out at www.avirtuouswife.com

Finally, I am also feeling comfortable enough to share before/after pics.

So i give you before at 5'7 1/2" & 212 lbs:



And on my honemoon at 5'7 1/2" & 155 lbs (current weight):


Again, if anyone wants to contact me about BED or whatever. Please feel free to! (I don't check here too often so if I don't respond back try my blog or ask for my e-mail, which I check regulalry)

Thanks again for making this simple, awesome plan which I know is going to lead to a lifetime of health for my family. Smile

-Ashleigh


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Pernetty



Joined: 03 Oct 2010
Posts: 55
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! You look fantastic - healthy, slim and beautiful. Great story, too. You must be thrilled to have BED behind you and a great future ahead.

You're extremely lucky to have found a system that works for you while still in your twenties.

Best of luck with your pregnancy!

Pernetty
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Starla



Joined: 14 Sep 2009
Posts: 398

PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations on the maintenance and on your pregnancy!

I remember how inspirational your first testimonial was. I'm so happy to hear that things are going well.

Thanks for posting the pictures - you're absolutely beautiful.
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kccc



Joined: 27 Oct 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Starla wrote:
Congratulations on the maintenance and on your pregnancy!

I remember how inspirational your first testimonial was. I'm so happy to hear that things are going well.

Thanks for posting the pictures - you're absolutely beautiful.


What Starla said. Exactly. Smile

Thanks so much for the update, and very very best wishes!!
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reinhard
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Joined: 12 Apr 2005
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Location: Cambridge, MA

PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ashleigh,

Congratulations -- on so many levels: on your marriage, your pregnancy, your weight loss, your maintenance, your achievement at overcoming BED.

And THANK YOU for posting your photos. I would have said "bravely," but you look so lovely that I'm not sure how much bravery was required. Smile

Seriously, I very much appreciate it. Verbal testimonials are great and much appreciated, but posting photos is putting yourself out there to an even greater degree. It is generous, and brave, and compelling, inspiring evidence.

Best to you and your growing family,

Reinhard

P.S. minor detail: I think you may have gotten the numbers mixed up in the captions on your photos?
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sophiasapientia



Joined: 25 Nov 2008
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ashleigh -- Thanks for sharing your update and the pictures. You look lovely! Congratulations, too, on the news of your growing family! Very Happy

All the Best,
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levictoria



Joined: 04 Oct 2010
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on the baby coming your way. You must be so excited.

I really love seeing your photos. I'm 5'7'' myself, and my starting weight is similar to your's. Of course, I'm a tad jealous that you were able to lose all that weight, but it is SO MOTIVATING for me to see someone like you get down to 155...and what you look like. I'm sure you totally deserve it. Congrats on this too!

Thanks a bunch for sharing!
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ashbeephoto



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:29 am    Post subject: ty Reply with quote

Thanks everyone Smile

I updated the weights ... it should have been "212" ... I would proabably be a stick if I was "112".

It is hard to post the pictures for multiple reasons. But, I'm glad I did. I know some of the other pictures on here helped me when I was getting started Smile

Good luck to everyone!
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~reneew



Joined: 02 Oct 2008
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for sharing... it encourages us all to read this.
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funfuture



Joined: 19 Nov 2007
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations! I'm so pleased for you at all your good news and on your achievement with NoS.
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GeorgeMHarrison



Joined: 11 Jan 2011
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that you? Wow it was a great improvement. I am badly wanted to loss my weight now... And be back on my previous body...
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kgayle1971



Joined: 13 Jan 2011
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "before" photo isn't showing up. Is anyone else unable to see it?

Thanks for sharing your inspirational story! All the best to you.
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finallyfull



Joined: 17 Mar 2010
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe you are healthier and happier with No S, but it must be said that you were 100% lovely both before and after. No difference in loveliness. But congrats on the healthy, sane, freeing lifestyle! It's really much better for so many reasons.
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